Welcome to the Williams Family Historical Cemetery Website! We are so pleased that you have chosen to learn more about our family and the importance this cemetery holds in Phoenix history. As Rudyard Kipling once said “if history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten”. We are proud to share our story with you and encourage you to explore the history of your relatives that have been laid to rest here.
Phoenix needs to remember those who came before us and created the foundation for this place we call home! By sharing the stories of our families we pass on an education about the struggles and hard times they endured.
Connie Thompson-Morrell is the direct descendant and great grandchild of Mandy Williams. She is very passionate about history, and the pioneers who founded Phoenix.
PHOENIX – If you drive by the Williams-Crosscut Cemetery, at 48th Street and Van Buren Street, it looks like an open field with random headstones sprawled throughout. It’s a look that suggests maybe this place has been forgotten. But this cemetery holds some of the earliest settlers in Phoenix and dates all the way back …