Joseph was born January 17, 1852 in Parrott, Terrell County,
Georgi and died in Parrott, Terrell County, Georgia on September 10, 1917;
he was 65.
When Joseph was 36 he married Eudora Catherine (Dodie) Gunnels. They had the following children:
i. Paula Vida (1877-1927)
iii. Charles (-1904)
Memoirs of Georgia Terrell County, 1895, The Southern Historical Association
"... Physician and druggist, Parrott, Terrell Co., Georgia, ... was born in what is now Webster county in 1852. ... Dr. Williford was raised and received his primary education in Webster county and at Hogansville, Georgia; then took his first medical course at Miami Medical college, Cincinnati, Ohio, and his second course at the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, from which he was graduated before attaining his majority.
He located near where Parrott now stands and practiced in Terrell county about five years, when he removed to Webster county, near his old home. He remained there until Parrott began to build up, when he moved to the new town and in connection with his practice engaged in merchandising under the firm name or Williford & Whaley. He continued this until the fire in 1892, when he was burned out and lost heavily.
He continued his practice with satisfactory success and is the leading physician of his locality. In February, 1894, he established a drug store in Parrott and has secured a growing and profitable trade. He commenced merchant-life with his father and continued it after his father's death. He was also at one time engaged in saw-milling, but the mill was destroyed by fire, involving a loss of $3,000.
He was postmaster some years at Chenubee, Webster Co., and is now postmaster at Parrott. Dr. Williford has been married twice. He was first married to Miss Eudora C. Gunnells, sister of Charley Gunnells, Bronwood, now deceased, leaving two children: Paula V. and Charley H., both at home attending school. His second marriage was to Miss Eula L. Whaley, who has borne him two children: Eudora Dodie and Mignon. The doctor and his wife are prominent members of the Methodist church."