One of those men who lend weight to the medical staff of Edgecombe County, was born in Tarboro, 20th July, 1837, and finished his scholastic education at Bingham’s school. He then turned his attention to medicine and was licensed by the University of New York City, in 1857, settling in his native town and practised [sic] till the war. In that struggle he served as Assistant Surgeon and Surgeon of the Fifteenth North Carolina Regiment, Cooke’s Brigade, four years, being in the field all the time and seeing the hottest work of the Virginia Campaigns. With peace he returned to his practice and to-day there is not a hamlet in the county that is not ready to call for his services in time of need.
Dr. Williams is an active member of the Edgecombe Medical Society, where he holds the esteem of his brother doctors and also of the Masonic order. He married a Martin County lady, by whom he has a family of three. The Doctor has nothing but friends in this community, in whose welfare he is regarded as an important factor and adjunct.
Transcription from the book, Historical and Descriptive Review of North Carolina, written by John Lethem, published in 1885, page 190, found on the website, Internet Archive (http://archive.org), accessed 20 February 2021.