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The Reminiscences of T. J. Williams, The Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin; "Reminiscences of Capt. Jesse Burnam" The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, vol. 5, no. 1, July 1901, pp. 14-15. Williams' reminiscences report that Thomas Williams died on July 4, 1824. This is certainly an error, possibly, since the only known copy of these reminiscences is typewritten, a transcription error. Thomas Johnson Williams, who seemingly wrote the reminiscences, was the son of Thomas Williams, and ought to have known when his father died. The elder Williams was still alive when the 1825 census of the settlers on the Colorado was taken (see The Austin Papers, vol. 1, p. 1244).