Influential colored man dies.

Samuel H. Vick‘s protege, Rev. Turner Grant Williamson, died 91 years ago today.


The Robesonian, 25 February 1926.

In the 1920 census of Elizabethtown, Bladen County, North Carolina: Turner G. Williamson, 51, teacher; wife Annah B., 44; and children Tabitha G.E., 17, Irvin, 13, Margret C., 10, Sallie T., 8, and Samuel R., 5.

Anna B. Williamson died 1 February 1921 in Elizabethtown, Bladen County. Per her death certificate, she was born in 15 February 1875 in Maxton, North Carolina, to Edd McKoy and Sarah McKoy of Roberson County; worked as a teacher; and was married to Rev. T.G. Williamson.

Turner G. Williamson died 3 February 1926 in Elizabethtown, Bladen County. Per his death certificate, he was born about 1871 in Wilson County to Anna B. Williamson [error, Anna was his wife, not mother]; was engaged in preaching and teaching; and was a widower.


  1. Turner Grant Williamson and his wife Anna Belle McKoy (McKay) were my mother’s parents. My mother’s name was Margaret which is listed above.
    I am not sure why Anna Belle’s family chose the name McKoy. In my research, the family’s name was McKay at first, then for some inexplicable reason, they started using the name McKoy.

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