DAVID K. WILLIAMS was born November 8, 1845, in Lyon County, Ky., and is a son of Samuel and Harriet (Doom) Williams. The father was born in South Wales, and at five years of age was brought by his parents to America. They first settled near Columbus, Ohio, but later in Licking County, where he was reared and there his parents died. He learned the iron-worker's trade or "puddling," and in 1835 came to Lyon County. After following his trade for some time he went to farming, his present vocation. With his wife and six of his children he is a member of the Methodist Church. David K. Williams was reared on a farm and assisted his father until nearly of age. He acquired the rudiments of an education through the kindness of Clay Rice, and his uncle David E. Davies, who gave him his board and sent him to school. After teaching a term, with his earnings together with the proceeds of a sale of a horse, which his father had given him when of age, he went to Denison University, at Granville, Ohio, for one year; returning to Rock Castle, Trigg County, he clerked for D. Hillman & Son. and taught school for seven years. He then came to Lyon County and now owns 136 acres of bottom land, all but twenty acres under cultivation. He also owns the livery stable at Kuttawa, and in partnership with T. C. Walker, built a substantial two-story brick store-house in Kuttawa, which they occupy with a stock of groceries, queensware, clothing, etc. Mr. Walker died in April, 1885, and subject bought out the heirs, and now conducts the business alone. September 29, 1875, he married Eliza J. Boughter, of Lyon County. They have four children—Mary E., Charles A., Warren A. and Sam Joe. Mr. Williams is a member of the A. F. & A. M., and secretary of Suwanee Lodge, No. 190. He is also a member of the Baptist Church. His property is entirely the result of the industry and economy, of himself and wife.


Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 868.