Fourtee Acres: Our Story

Thursday 21 February 2019

By Tyrone and Edna Williams, Fourtee Acres Owners

Fourtee Acres is a 62 acre minority owned family owned forestry, farming and rental property operation established in 1994 (with the birth of our youngest child) that is engaged in sustainability for the future. Fourtee Acres is part of the 195 acre century old Williams Family Farm. For Tussie and Roxanna Williams, married in 1910 (our grandparents) farming was a way of life. Roxanna’s maternal family (The Wilkins) actually owned property prior to her marriage to Tussie and brought property into the marriage. Together, over the years, they were able to purchase land of which 195 acres remains under family ownership to present day.

Fourtee Acres is owned by Tyrone and Edna Williams along with their three sons, Trevelyn, Tremaine and Tyron. The name Fourtee Acres is a play on the proverbial “forty acres and a mule” that was promised to African-Americans after slavery, with a twist to acknowledge the “Four T’s” (Tyrone, Trevelyn, Tremaine and Tyron).  The “double” EE’s at the end represent the “Energizing Effort” that Edna has brought to our family and to the continuing legacy of the Williams name. She has embraced this endeavor as her own legacy (as it is) and has made all of the work worthwhile. She is our backbone!

We have established the following goals for our beloved Fourtee Acres. Our goals are:

1). Measured Succession Planning
2). Generate Sustainable Wealth and Income 3). Conservation of the environment, natural ecosystems, vegetation and wildlife through sound management practices.

We believe in leaving things better than we found them, and to that end, we hope to share our story, our journey to enlighten, entertain and educate others.

In the words of my late father, Luther M. Williams “It is not how long one lives, but how well one lives”.


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