Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. II, Atlanta, Ga., pages 933-934
Published by The Southern Historical Association in 1895
A.C. Williams, farmer, West Point, Troup Co., Ga., son of David and Tabitha (White) Williams, was born in Meriwether county, Ga., in 1834. His grandfather on his father’s side, Gabriel Williams, was a native of Wales, came to this country after the revolutionary war and was a soldier during the war of 1812. Mr. William’s father was born in Virginia, where he married and migrated to Edgefield district, S.C., where he lived until 1820, when he came in ox-carts to Georgia and settled in the woods in what is now Monroe county. He remained in Monroe county until about 1829, when he moved to Meriwether county, settled in the woods and cleared a farm. He was a blacksmith by trade and a skilled workman. Although he has been dead thirty-five years, there are axes of his make now in the surrounding country. Mr. William’s mother was a daughter of Jonathan White, of a family of early settlers in this state. Mr. Williams was reared on the farm and educated in the common schools of the county, and on arriving at manhood engaged in farming. In 1862 he enlisted in Company E., Capt. Andrew, Forty-sixth Georgia regiment, Col. Colquitt. In 1863 he came home and not long afterward was elected captain of one of Gov. Brown’s special companies. Subsequently he enlisted in the Third Georgia cavalry, which was under the command of Gen. Joe Wheeler, of Alabama. He was in many obstinately contested engagements, including the battles around Atlanta, but was so fortunate as to escape being wounded or captured. After the surrender he resumed farming in Harris county, not far from West Point, in which he has been prosperous. He is enterprising and progressive, fully alive to the public interests, and a promoter of every movement which promises development and improvement. Mr. Williams was married in 1856 to Miss Sarah Lovelace, born and reared in Troup county, daughter of Lucius C. and Obedience (Robinson) Lovelace, by whom he has five children: Lucius, Mary, Dora, Lizzie and Leila, who died soon after her first marriage. Himself and wife are active and influential members of the Methodist church.