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Naval officer

Yancey Sullivan Williams, American naval officer. Awarded Navy Cross, also West Indian, Spanish, Chinese, Haytian and Dominican campaign medals, and Victory medal, World War I.


Williams, Yancey Sullivan was born on April 7, 1876 in Monetta, South Carolina, United States. Son of Thomas Smith and America (Holston) Williams.


Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1898. Graduated from the United States Naval War College, 1924.


1 daughter, Evelyn Stuart (Mistress Harry A. Guthrie). Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1898. Promoted through grades to rear admiral, June 1, 1931.

Participated in Spanish-American War, 1898. At Samoa, 1899-1900; Hayti and San Domingo, 1914-1915. On United States Ship Delaware, World War, 1917-1918.

With Asiatic Fleet, 1925-1927. Navy Department, Washington, 1927-1931. Appointed commander Yangtze Patrol, Asiatic Fleet, 1931.


Married Maude George Jackson, January 5, 1906.

Thomas Smith Williams

America (Holston) Williams

Maude George Jackson