(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)
1st Lt Co H 25th LA Infantry C.S.A.
Proud Confederate Soldier
Williams, C. D. G., 1st Lt. Co. H, 25th La. Inf. En. _. Roll to June 30, 1862, Absent, sick, at Hospl. Regtl. Return for Aug., 1862, Absent, sick, and resignation pending. On Roster dated March, 1865, Enlisted into Confed. service March 12, 1862. Elected 1st Lt. March 17, 1862. Discharged July 12, 1862. Successor, A. Ganter.
The following entered by Raymona: Was English. Known as Green. He joined the Confederate Army March 12, 1862 in the 25th Louisiana Regiment, Gibson's Brigade, H. S. Clayton's Division, S. D. Lee's Corps, Army of Tennessee. He was a 1st Lieutenant. In a letter dated July 17, 1862, near Tupelo, Miss., he requested discharge due to illness. The Company Surgeon stated that he had "Bilious Cholic". He was discharged August 13, 1862. This is from records from the National Archives. Came to Caddo Parish, LA 1850.
Ida 2000 book said he was born in 1829. Also, said his name was Chesley Green WILLIAMS, who came to the Ida area in 1850, being one of the first settlers. Married Mary BECKHAM (BICKHAM) aound 1852 (17 Oct 1850). Said married Hulda McMahon in 1865. It also states that an extensive genalogy may be found in the archives at Mean Library in Ida, LA.
He was married 5 times: #1 - Mary BECKHAM (BICKHAM); # 2 - Mary BARNETT; # 3 - Mandy LONG; # 4 - Hulda C. McMAHON; # 5 - Jemima Carolina LEMMONS.
Transcribed from the IDA 2000 booklet: WILLIAMS, CHESLEY GREEN b 1829 married five times and has many descendants in the area. He was one of the first settlers in the area, coming here in 1850. He married first Mary Bickham around 1852 (17 Oct 1850); their children were Johnny Cummings, (who married Clara Hardin) an early teacher at Bethsaida school; Mary Emma (m. W.W. Wallace); and Owen. He married his fourth wife, Hulda McMahon, in 1865. Their children were Mollie, Rufus, Mattie, Lucius, Julius, and Sally. His fifth wife was Jemimiah Carolina Lemmons, and their children were Omega, Mae, Thaddius, and Pinkney. An extensive genealogy may be found in the archives of Means Library.