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8630 SW Scholls Ferry Rd #133, Beaverton OR is my personal genealogy hobby site. The data contained here has been gathered through 20 years of genealogy. It contains everyone I know who are connected to European Royalty or Nobility. Some small part of it is my original research, but most of it has been generously shared with me!

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Family Sheet
Name: Esmond Williams Born: 27 Apr 1900 Married: 12 Jun 1927 Died: 25 Jan 1961 at Benton County, Arkansas
Name: Lula Agnes Nichols Note Born: 11 May 1904 at Benton County, Arkansas Died: Father: Thomas Andrew Nichols Mother: Nellie Luella Mason

2). Aunt Agnes as she is known by is still living as t h i s i s written and is 97 years old. She told me shes s lo wi ng d own some because old age is starting to get to h er . S he ha s had a lifelong affiliation with The Univers it y of A rkansa s where she graduated many years ago. Sh e wa s a teac her al l of her life. She spent the last par t o f her lif e researc hing her ancestry and she is the pe rso n who provi ded much o f the information on the Nichol s fam ily in the g enealogy an d history. She authored a b ook ti tled Hills a re for Climb ing . It is fact and fi ction a nd is based i n fact on he r native North West Arka nsas. Agnes never had any children however she has always be e n c l ose to her siblings and their children. She told K ar e n a s tory that the hogs in Bentonville were so diffic ul t t o pen up that the farmers decided to hold all hog s i n comm on. Wh en a person needed a hog for meat, he si mpl y went o ut and c aught one and killed it. Hog killin g tim e in Arka nsas is u sually in November and December s ince t hose month s tend t o be cooler and meat spoilage i s minima l. The far mer woul d kill the hog, dip it in ho t water t o loosen th e hair an d then scrape the hog clean . The ho g would the n be split o pen and the intestines w ould be cl eaned and us ed for chitte rlings or as casing f or sausages . The hams w ould be cure d with salt and the n cold smoke d for weeks i n a smoke house . If the meat g rew moldy, th e mold was sim ply wiped off an d the meat wa s as good as n ew. The head o f the hog would b e washed a nd then place d in a large blac k metal pot wit h a fire go ing beneath it . The head woul d be simmered fo r hours un til the meat fe ll off of the bon es. The meat an d juice s would be separa ted from the bone s and would jell i nt o a sort of sausag e called Souse . S ome people cal l i t head cheese. Agnes told Karen that not many women were able to keep f a r m s after their husbands death. Hattie Acres Mason wa s g iv e n advice to improve the land which she did by fenc in g i t an d planting an apple orchard. She remembers Hatt i e maki ng b eautiful clothes for her family and the tow n fo lk. Sh e wa s an excellent seamstress and that is ho w sh e supporte d he r family over the years. Agnes has been a lifelong Democrat and was honored by Pr e s i dent Clinton who called her at an award ceremony. S h e i s a lso a member of the American Association of Unive rs it y Wome n. She was on the Board of Trustees for The U niv ers ity o f Arkansas.

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