Friday, 26 July 2019

868) Old Bill Williams

William Sherley "Old Bill" Williams (1787 - 1849). American mountain man and frontiersman. He served as an interpreter for the government, and led several expeditions in the West. Fluent in several languages, he lived with the Osage, where he married the daughter of a chief, and with the Ute.

- "He kept his red hair for many years as he traveled the west trapping beaver pelts and hunting for a living."

- "By this time, he was described as standing 6 foot 1 inches tall, lean, with blue eyes, red hair, and usually wore a full beard."

- "He had blue eyes and red hair, and usually wore a full beard."

- "Williams was 6 feet, 1 inch in height, sinewy, of considerable power, his eyes blue and his hair red."

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