William Riley Bonds

Submitted by Robin Sterling.

William Riley Bonds was born 3 Nov 1829 in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia. He married Sarah. Bonds enlisted as a Private in Company F of the 35th Georgia Infantry, CSA at Lawrenceville, Georgia on 5 May 1862; honorably discharged 9 Apr 1865. Bonds died 8 Feb 1918, but his monument recorded 1916. Sarah S. Bonds was born 8 Mar 1835 and died 14 Jun 1919. They are both buried in the Fairview Church Cemetery.

The Haleyville Journal, 13 Feb 1918:

Mr. W.R. Bonds is Dead. W.R. Bonds, Sr., one of Winston County’s oldest and most highly respected citizens, died Friday at the old home place, two miles east of Double Springs. Mr. Bonds had reached the ripe old age of 90 years and up until a short time before his death he was a picture of health. His widow, three sons, A.W. of Adamsville; T.M., of Double Springs, and W.R. Bonds, and two daughters survive him. The daughters are Mrs. Overton and Mrs. Dora Snoddy, of Double Springs. The interment took place at Fairview Cemetery Saturday afternoon.