Ten years ago on 28th February 2009 descendants of Charles Thomas Williams held a family reunion at Dayboro Memorial Showgrounds.
Charles Thomas Williams and his neighbour William John McCracken were the first settlers at Mt Pleasant. On 27th July 1874 Charles Thomas Williams selected the first of his properties in the area, being Portion 115 Parish of Pine, 205 acres on the banks of the North Pine River, Selection No. 2225. William John McCracken selected his property to the north of Portion 115 on the same day, Selection No. 2226.
William John McCracken did not marry. He died on 9th October 1888.
Charles Thomas Williams acquired a large land holding. He had one son and two daughters. His brother Francis Williams also came to the district. Another brother John had a successful drapery business in Brisbane and a sister Laura also came to Queensland.
Dayboro District Historical Society is holding a Williams Family research day on Friday 5th April 2019 at “Dayboro Cottage” from 9.30am. Cost is $10.00 pp. RSVP 29th March Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0407 595 645. Bookings essential.