John Josiah "Bull" Williams was born in July of 1845 at Parches Cove, near Union Grove, Marshall County, Alabama. He was the son of Oran D. Williams and wife Malinda Burnett. Bull Williams was actually born Josiah John Williams, but at some point he reversed the order of his given names.

Bull Williams was a large man--that being the source of his nickname. He married Nancy A. Verser in Marshall County, Alabama on March 7, 1866. They had five children: (1) Mary E. Williams (b. in Marshall Co., AL on November 14, 1867; md Wesley P. McGehee; d. in Smith Co., TX on February 6, 1942); (2) William Bertram "Bert" Williams; (3) Walter D. "Dee" Williams; (4) Martha Malinda "Kate" Williams; and, (5) Doll J. Williams.

Bull Williams died on September 14, 1919 in the Pin Oak community of Milam County, Texas and is buried at Pin Oak Cemetery. His farm adjoined the cemetery to the north, being the land that is crossed to get to the cemetery from FM 2095.

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