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Pioneer Recollections, 1941

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Fletcher, P.C. Powers, John Dobs, David T. Jones, trus- tees.
   The oldest house in Williamsburg seems to be the house owned by Harry Jones, according to the memories of W. R. Long and Will Ellis. They believe that the main part of the house was built by Richard Williams, on the site of the L. J. Tanner home. It was later purchased by James A. Wilson and  moved to  the  present site, where it was remodeled.
   The first white girl born in Troy township was Mary M. Evans who married Wm. R. Jones. Hugh D. Hanson has always been recognized  as the first white boy born in the township but Will Ellis swears that Richard Pugh deserves that honor. Some of the older businessmen in addition to those already mentioned, who helped develop the town were: W. G. Fletcher, M. J. Kelly, James Lytle, Jake Mattews, M. Plevka, John "Butcher" Jones, G. Humphrey, W. P. McFann, L. J. McFann, Henry Dunn, T. J. Perry, Dixon Jones, Ed W Jones, H. C Beck, Mart Ewing, W H. McLeod, T. S. Kitchen, Murd Mclennan, A.L. Morse, L. Keil, George Klein, J.H. Leasure, Howell Williams, W.D. Jenkins, Mike Starry, W.E. Evans, David Hughes.
   Howard Huges, D. E. Evans, C. J. Simmons, J. C. Nicola, W. L. Homes, Claus Gode, E. P. Hogan, O. W. Perry, Peter White, Ed Evans, Joe Menary, Lew Perkins, M. McCann, M. W. Lyon, W. E. Fuller, J. M. Dower, R. W. Pugh, H. S. Ransom, H. D. Hinkley, H. H. Gardner, M. A. Sheetz, F. W. Williams, Dr. E. C. Long, Dr. W. E. Owen, Dr. A. C. Moon, J. A. Ogle, Julius Sinn, R. L. Hughes, John J. Hughes, George Von Hoene, Lew Von Hoene, W. R. Long, L. Shames, A. b. Ogden. Prominent business women were Mrs. E. Humphrey, Mrs. John Leasure, the Hall Sisters and Julia Kinney.
   Mrs. Elizabeth Humphrey was the most outstanding business woman of the county, operating a high class dry goods and millinery store in Williamsburg for many years. She was a very keen business woman and accum- ulated quite a fortune from her diligence, thrift and sagacity. She was an aristocrat and lived the part. I well remember her smartly attired in her riding habit, riding her black saddle house Billy, on her side saddle. Mr. Humphrey was here as soon as the railroad and invested his capital courageously, in  a  block of  brick buildings on the southeast corner of the Square. He helped to de- velop the town in many ways but the Humphrey build- ings lent the young and struggling village an air of sta-