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Saturday, June 27, 2015

1901 :: Death of Long John Williams

Long John Williams, an old Confederate veteran died at his home near Rockdale on the 13th. inst. Williams was a noted character in that section. When the civil war broke out he swore he would never cut his hair till the Confederacy was established. Since 1861 he has never allowed his hair trimmed. He was a native Texan, 6 ft. 6 inches high, spare built, and as tough and wiry as a broncho. He was a good citizen, a brave soldier and a fearless fighter. Southern Mercury. (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 27, 1901

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