Biographical Sketch of Dr. N. K. Williams Submitted by: David Tucker KyGenWeb; Kentucky Biographies; WILLIAMS, N.K. Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed. 8-B Johnson County
DR. N.K. WILLIAMS was born in Carter County, Ky., February 14, 1849, a son of Lucas and Elizabeth (Picklesimer) WILLIAMS, natives respectively of North Carolina and Floyd County, Ky. Lucas WILLIAMS came to Kentucky when a boy with his father, Robert WILLIAMS, and settled in Floyd County. He took part in the civil war, in the Fifth Kentucky Cavalry, under Gen. Marshall, and died in the army. Dr. N.K. WILLIAMS was educated at the Kentucky University, Lexington, and studied medicine under Dr. F.M. Picklesimer, of Johnson County. He began practice in 1871 in Johnson County, and remained three years, when he went to Prestonburg, Floyd County, and practiced four years. He has served as police judge four years. The Doctor married, in 1871, Levina Castle, of Johnson County, daughter of William Castle, of Carter County. She died in 1877, and the following year Dr. WILLIAMS married Josie Howes, a daughter of John and Jane (Young) Howes, of Johnson County. They have three children: Madge, Blanche and Kit. Dr. WILLIAMS is a member of the M.E. Church, and of the Flat Gap Masonic Lodge, No. 5. In politics he is a Democrat. WILLIAMS Picklesimer Marshall Castle Howes