My great-grandparents Reese Jackson Williams and Flora McAdams Williams with their three sons Earl (b. 1892), Argil (b. 1890) and baby Guy (b. 1897) in Johnson City, Tennesee about 1898. I have always considered their names wildly romantic, though they were the most conventional of people. R.J. grew up in the mountains of southwest Virginia, moving to Johnson City as a young man. He was a woodworker and cabinet maker. Flora was raised nearby in Locust Mount. She was a fervent Baptist and family historian.