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GENEALOGY 



THE WILLIAMS FAMILY 



DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE WILLIAMS 



COMPILED BY 



RICHARD J. WILLIAMS, JR. 



GERMANTOWN. PENNA. 
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In the preparation of this book valuable assist- 
tance was given by Major Charles H. Williams, 
Baraboo, Wis., Henry Martyn Williams, Fort 
Wayne, Ind., Edward Peet Williams, Green- 
wich, Conn., Benjamin Webb, Minneapolis, 
Minn., J. Edgar Williams. Seattle. Wash., 
Jesse Williams, 3rd, Germantown, Penna., 
Henry Stokes Williams, Rosemont, Penna. and 
Jesse Lynch Williams, Princeton, N. J. 



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CONTENTS. 



Origin of Name 9 

George Williams, founder ......... 9 

Richard Williams, ist . . ■■ i 11 

Descendants of Silas, ist child of Richard Williams, I St .... 17 
Descendants of Charity, 2nd child of Richard Williams, ist . . .19 

Descendants of Jesse, 3rd child of Richard Williams, ist . . . . 20 
Descendants of Richard, 4th child of Richard Williams, ist . . .■ . 34 

Descendants of Prudence, 5th child of Richard Williams, ist ... 57 

Descendants of Sarah, 7th child of Richard Williams, ist . . . . 5S 

Descendants of Dorcas, Sth cliild of Richard Williams, ist . . . 59 

Descendants of Ruth, 9th child of Richard Williams, ist . . . .60 
Descendants of Mary, loth child of Richard Williams, ist . . . 61 

Descendants of John, i ith child of Richard Williams, ist . . . .62 

Descendants of Ann, 1 2th child of Richard Williams, ist ... 63 

Addenda 64 

Bibliography ............ 75 

Index 82 



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ORIGIN OF NAME 



"The name of Williams is very ancient, and it probably extends throughout the civilized 
world. Most of the original members of the family were doubtless of Welsh extraction. They 
form a large part of the principality of Wales, in England, somewhat like the O's of Ireland 
and ihe Mac's of Scotland, Burke's book— Peerage and Baronetage— says of Sir Robert 
Williams, the ninth Baronet of the house of Williams of Penrhyn, that 'his family is lineally 
descended from Marchudel of Cynn, Lord of Abergelen in Denbighshire, of one of the fifteen 
tribes of North Wales, who lived in the time of Roderic Maur (Roderic the Great), King of the 
Britons, about the year S49. Of him was descemied the royal house of Tndor. The pedigree 
of Marchudel is deduced from Brutus, the first King of the Briiains'. * * * 

* * And still farther in the sr.me work : 'This most ancient family of the 

principality of Wales son of Sylvius Posthumius, son of Ascaneus, son of Aneas, which Brutus 
was the first king of this Island, and began to reign about 1100 years before the birth of Christ.' 
Other authorities trace them back to several years before the Norman Conquest, 1060. from a 
Welsh chief." (STEPHEN W. WILLIAMS, M. D., A. M.) 



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■^ (A) GEORGE WILLIAMS. Founder. The tradition handed down 
to his descendants records that he came from Wales to America with a train of 
Friends, in 1690, settling in Penns3'lvania for a while and then proceeding to 
Monocacy in the present Frederick County (then Prince George County), Mary- 
land ; but most persistent and painstaking research has failed to discover the 
exact date of his arrival, the name of the ship in which he came, or from what 
port he sailed. 



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10 THE WILLIAMS FAMILY 

Ellwood Roberts, in his historj' of Plymouth (Penna.) Meeting, states: The 
township of Plymouth was originally purchased and settled about the year 16S5 
by Friends that came from Plymouth, in C5ld England, and mentions the 
Williams family as being of Welsh ancestry, their progenitors having bought 
land in the White Marsh Valley (Penna.) more than two centuries ago (1900). 
This reference appears in that part of his book relating to certain descendants of 
George Williams. Hazard, in his "Annals of Pennsylvania," says: "Mr. 
Williams has removed to Maryland" — that and nothing more. This was prior 
to 1700. So it would appear that the tradition of the origin of George Williams 
might be correct. 

On the other hand, a manuscript in existence states that the George 
Williams family came to America from Wales but had resided in England for 
over 300 years, and that the first member in this country was Richcrd Williams 
who arrived in 1632 at the age of 16 years, and that he was the father of George 
Williams, and grandfather of Richard Williams who married Prudence Beales in 
Maryland. 

The first authentic record of George Williams is in the Minute of Fairfax 
(Virginia) Monthly Meeting, recording the marriage of Richard Williams and 
Prudence Beales, October 11, 1746, at Mouocacy, in Maryland, just across the 
Virginia line, which states that Richard was the son of George Williams. Cold- 
spring, or Monocacy Meeting at that time came within the jurisdiction of the 
Monthly Meeting of Fairfax, Loudon County, Virginia. About five miles from 
Monocacy is the town of Bealesville, probably founded by the family of Prudence 
Beales, wife of Richard V/illiams, ist. 

There are four settlers from any one of which he may have been descended : 

The family of General Otho H. Williams, of Washington's staff, by virtue of 
the fact that the General's ancestors, who founded Williamsport, Maryland, came 
from Wales and settled in Prince George County, Maryland, about the same 
time; 

That of Colonel John Williams of North Carolina, the founder of which, 
John Willirinis, SL-ttlcd first in Virginia, his descendants moving to North 
Carolina, the first accurate record of George Williams appearing on the book of 
a Virginia (Fairfax) Mrctiiig of I'liends, this theory being .strengthened by the 
name of t'ne North Carolina Sharpes o:curing by intermarriage in both families ; 



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That of Joliu Williams who settled iu Monmouth County, New Jersey, at 
the time of the Monmouth Patent, who had a son George, about 1700, a prom- 
inent minister of the Society of Friends (from the Minute of Richard Williams' 
marriage on the Fairfax Meeting record, however, the as.-uinption is that his 
father George was not a Friend) ; and 

That of John Williams, a Friend who settled at Goshen, Chester County, 
Penna. , sometime known as "King John", but the name of George does not 
appear among those of his known children or grandchildren ; other names, how- 
ever-notably Jesse and Nathan-- appear iu each family for several generations. 

The tradition which has come down in both the eastern and western 
branches of the family, of the origin of George Williams, therefore, must be en- 
titled to first consideration and is probably correct. That it has been impossible 
to substantiate it, is probably due to the fact that some of the records of the early 
Pennsylvania niet;tings were burned. It has been established that the passenger 
records of some shiploads of arrivals prior to 1700 were not preserved, either in 
this country or LCngland. The absence of information is particularly true of 
Rhode Island, where many of the vital records were thrown overboard by the 
British during the war of the Revolution. 

Stephen B. Weeks has this to say in regard to the migration of Friends 
southward in his "Southern Quakers and Slavery" : 

"The beginnintj of tliis movement southward, the counterpart of the movement of t)ic 
next century westward, is to be found in tlie Hopewell settlement in Frederick County, 
Virginia. About 1725, Friends from Salem, N. J., and Nottingham, then in Pennsylvania, but 
thrown by Mason & Dixon into Maryland, settled in the upper part of Prince George County, 
JIaryland, on a tributary of the Potomac. They were erected into a meeting by New Garden 
Monthly Meeting, Pennsylvania. Iu 1732 Alexander Ross and a company crossed the Potomac 
and thus iuiliated the migration of which we are now to write. In th.at year they obtained a 
charter for 100,000 acres of land situated on Opequan Creek, a tributary of the Potomac in what 
is r.ow Frederick County, Virginia. A settlement was begun here by Alexander Ross, Josiah 
Ballinger, J.\mes Wright, Evan Thomas and other Friends from Pennsylvania and Elk River, 
Maryland. A meeting called Hopewell, or Opeckon, was established the same year, and one 
called Providence in 1733. They were organized in 1735 into Hopewell Monthly Meeting, 
under the auspice.i and care of Chester Quarterly Meeting, in Pennsylvania." 

(B) RICHARD WILLIAMS. 1st. The minute spread upon the record 
book of Fairfax (Virginia) Monthly Meeting, shows that he was the son of 
George Williams, the founder, and married Prudence Beales, loth Mo. nth, 
1746, at Coldspring, or Monocacy Meeting in Maryland. On 7th Mo. 27th, 
1746, appears the following entry : 



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"Richard Williams having for a considerable time been under care and notice of Friends 
now requests to be received as a member in unity. The Meeting, therefore, after deliberate 
consideration, granted his request." 

On 7th Mo. 29th, 1746 : 

"Richard Williams and Prudence Beales appeared here and signified their intention of 
taking each other in marriage, it being the second time, and nothing appearing to obstruct 
their proceeding, tb.ey are left to their liberty to accomplish their marriage according to the 
good order used amongst Friends, and the Meeting appoints Henny Ballinger and Jonathan 
Williams to see it so accompHslied and make report to next Monthly Meeting." 

On i2th Mo. 2Sth, 1746 : 

"The Friends appointed to attend the marriage of Richard Williams and Prudence 
Beales report that it was orderly accomplished." 

The next record states : 

"Joseph Wells requests a certificate for himself and wife to the Monthly Meeting of 
Carver's Creek, in North Carolina. Also request is made for certiAc-ite for Thomas Beales and 
wife and Richard Wiliiams a!id wife to the above said Monthly Meeting." 

These certificate!; were approved and signed on 6th Mo. 26th, 1749, and 
Richard Williams and his brother-in-law Thomas Beales, a minister of the 
Society of Friends, and their wives, then moved to Guilford County, North 
Carolina. 

A grandson of Prudence (Beales) Williams in his published "Reminiscences" 
wrote of her in 1S76. "My grandmother remained a widow for the rest of her life, 
and died respected by all who knew her. She was an Elder in the Religious Society 
of Friends for many years, and was highly esteemed. She was opposed to slavery 
and a friend of the oppressed." She was born 3rd Mo. ist, 1730 ; died 6th Mo. 26th, 1S15. 



Prudence Eeales was the daughter of John Beales, of Bealesville, Maryland. 
John Eeales, Sr., was a member of the Society of Friends who settled near Aston, 
Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He married in 16S2, Mary, the daughter of 
William Clayton, Sr., and later moved to Nottingham, Pcnna., where he died in 
1726. His children so far as definitely known, were John, Jr., William, Jacob, Mary 
and Patience. Prudence, daughter of John I!cales of Nottingham and later of Bealos- 
ville, who married Richard Williams, isl, had 11 brother named Thoui.-is «iul probably 
one named I'.owatcr. It is certain that Prudence aiul Thomas Beales were children of 
John lieaics, but whether of the father or his son John, is not known, probably of the 
latter. Thomas Benles was a. Minister of the Society of Friends and was the first 
white Bcttler in the Slate of Ohio, having gone there in 17M2 from North Carolina 
under the auspices of his Meeting to preach to the Indians. 

William Clayton, father of Mary Clayton who married John Beales, Sr., arrived 
in the ship "Kent" from London in company with certain commissioners sent by the 
Proprietors of New Jersey, to purchase lands from the Indians, etc., in 167S. He 
purchased the share of Hans Oelson, one of the original graiitecs of W.arcus Hook, 
at:d settled at that place. He was an active and consistent Friend and also partici- 



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paled ill jioUticil nlT.iirs. He w.\s a tucinbcr of Governor MarkUani's Council, an-1 
and Iftter of Ihit of Die Proprietary, at tlie s.une time serving' -^s a Justice of Clicster 
County, Penna., presiding at the first court Iield in Pennsylvania under the Pro- 
prietary government. His son, William Clayton, Jr., became the purchaser and 
occupant ot" 100 acres, embracing the site of JIaylandsville, now included within the 
city of Philadelphia. 

IILstoriaii Weeks tells us. 

"About 17:5 the vanguard of the Quaker movement appeared at Monocacy, Maryland. 
Here, like a true wave of Teutonic migration, it rested for a time. It reached Hopewell, Va., 
in 1732, and the next twelve or fifteen years were spent in subduing northern Virginia." 

Richard Williams, ist, settled at New Garden, iu Guilford County, on 
what later became the site of the battle of Guilford Courthouse, the last of the 
Revolution. Guilford County was erected in 1771. Prior to that time the land 
grants were direct from the Lord Proprietor, Earl Granville. Guilford was 
formed from Orange and Rowan Counties. In the State Land Ofl'ice at Raleigh, 
" N. C, is a record of the conveyance to Richard Williams, ist, in 1756, from the 
Lord Proprietor, of 874 acres of land iu Rowan County, on a fork of Ilorsepen 
Creek, on which he resided until his death. In 1757 Henry Ballingcr ar.d 
<- Thomas Hunt, as trustees, received as a gift from Richard Williams, ist, 53 
acres of laud, together with the necessary timber for the erection of a meeting- 
house. This tract the deed declares to be "for the use, benefit, privilege and 
'convenience of a meetinghouse which is already erected and has the name of New 
Garden, for the Christian people called Qtiakers to meet in for publik worship of 
Almight God, and also the ground to bury their dead in." The following Act 
of the North Carolina Legislature, dated loth Mo. igtb, 1757, makes the 
Monthly Meeting a body politic capable of holding the land donated by Richard 
Williams, ist, as a site for the meetinghouse : 

"Wherefis, it appears to this General Assembly that a certain Richard Williams, on tlie 
19th of October one thousand seven hundred and fifty-seven, did convey a certain tract of la:;d 
situated in New Garden, in Guilford County, to Henry Ilallenger and Thomas Hunt, and their 
successors iu trust for the use and benefit of the Jlonthly Meelin-; of the People called Quakers, 
in New Garden, in said County; and the sai<l Henry Ballengor and Thomas Hunt, being dea.l, 
and there lieing no successors or means of appointing such provided in the said deed, or other- 
wise. For Remedy Whereof : 

r>c it enacted by the General Assembly of the Slate of North Carolina, and it is hereby 
enacted by the authority of the same. That the said tract and parcel of land conveyed by deeii, 
!;earing date as aforesaid, by the said Richard Williams to the said Henry Balle.iger and 
Thom.as Hunt, containing fifty-three acres, and situated in New Garden, in the County 01 
Guilford, and bounded as follows, to-wit : Beginning at a hickory saplin, running thence west 



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e:ghty po'e to a white oak post, thence east sixty poles to a blackjack saplin, thence north one 
hiintlred and twenty pole to th.e first station, be and the same is hereby vested in fee in the said 
Monthly Meetin,^ of the People called Quakers, of New Garden, in the County of Guilford, for 
the use and purposes expVessed in the said deed from the said Richard Williams to the said 
Henrv Ballenger and Thomas Hunt : And the said Monthly Meeting of the People called 
Quakers are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate and may and shall act as such 
in all matters respcctitig the said land and premises ; and for that purpose may sue and he 
sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court of law or equity in this State." 

The present Guilford College, an Institution of the Society of Friends, 
formerly New Garden Boarding School, now occupies the land donated by 
Richard Williams, ist, and the site of the first meetinghotise is marked in the 
present burying ground with granite blocks. Referring again to Mr. Week's 
"Southern Quakers & Slavery" we find, on page 105 : "New Garden was 
destined to becotne the most important meeting in the State, and was the mother 
of many others." 

The following account of the battle of Guilford Courthouse, 3rd Mo. 15th, 
1781, which was fought on the plantation of Richard Williams, ist, appears in a 
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"Had he known that they had fought their way successfully with great damage to the 
enemy and were already at hand near the Courthouse, Greene might have continued the battle. 
As it was, with nearly the whole weight of Cornwallis' force bearing upon a portion of his own, 
he ordered a retreat. But it was a retreat, not a flight. The army fell back in good order for 
about twelve miles to Troublesome Creek, upon ground selected to be used in case of a reverse. 
How well fought a Ticld it w.as, is plain from the report of casualties. About 1300 Americans 
were returned as dead, wounded or missing. The loss of Cornwallis was about a fourth of his 
army, or about 550 killed and wounded." 

Lieutenant-Colonel Tarleton, in his " History of the Campaigns of 17S0 and 
17S1, in the Southern Provinces of North America" says : 

" The wounded of both armies were assembled expeditiously after the action, and surgeons 
were directed to separate the British and Hessians, who were severely wounded, from those who 
could bear the exercise of traveling; the former, to the amount of seventy, with several 
Americans who were in the same situation, were lodged, under the protection of a flag of truce, 
in New Garden Meetinghouse and other adjacent buildings (one of which was the residence of 
Riciiard Williams, ist-N jte), whilst the latter were placed in the best wagons, or on horseback 
to attend the motions of the King's troops." 

Levi Coflin, the Abolitionist, whose mother was Prudence, daughter of 
Richard Williams, ist, say.<? in his " Reminiscences" : 

"The battle of Guilford Courthouse, fought about the close of the Revolutionary War, 
commenced near New Gan'.en Meetinghouse and continued along the old Salisbury Road, a 
distance of about thri-e mile.i, to Mnrtinsville, the old Guilford Courthouse, near where the 
main battle was fought. A number of soldiers were killed near the Meetinghouse and along 



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the ro:id, and ■svere buried by tlic roadside and in the Friends' burying ground near th.e 
Meetinghouse. I have often seen their graves. After the battle the Meetiughou.se was used 
as a hospital for the wounded British olllcers. My grandfather Coffin's house was used by the 
American officers .is a hospital for their sick, and wounded. The two farms adjourned (the 
other being that of Richard Williams, isl) and the beadfiuarters of the different forces were 
thus in close proximity. Tlie smallpox broke out among tlie officers and ray grandfather 
Williams caught the disease from them and died " 

The Guilford battleground is now a public park containing monuments, 
memorial arches, and a museum filled with the relics of the battle. A descendant 
of Richard Williams, ist, has in his possession a curious iron bullet, showing the 
marks of the mold, about three quarters of an inch in diameter, ploughed up on 
the Guilford battleground 127 years after the event. 

The North Carolinians had the usual hardships to encounter that attend the 
first settlers of a country, relying almost wholly for meat on what game could be 
shot, and they were experts with the rifle, Addison Coffin, in his entertaining 
"Pioneer Days in Guilford County, North Carolina", relates that great shooting 
matches were held by the Friends at New Garden, and the cadets of the hou.ses 
in those early days were not considered to qualify unless they could shoot out 
both eyes of a turkey at a distance of 100 feet with one shot. During one of 
these meets by the side of New Garden Meetinghouse, a beautiful damsel clad 
in buckskin and leggins emerged from the woods carrying nothing but a rifle. 
She asked to be allowed to compete and when queried as to who she was replied 
simply: " Ann the huntress." It is recorded that she was an expert shot and 
distanced all competitors, much to the chagrin of the younger men. She remain- 
ed with them several weeks and then disappeared into the forest as silently as she 
came, and the mystery of her identify was never unraveled. 

Richard Williams, ist, died 5th Mo. 6th, 17S1, and was buried the next day 
at New Garden ; he contracted smallpox from a wounded British ofEcer wliom he 
was humanely nursing in his house. His wife died 6th Mo. 25th, 1S15. 



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Born Died 

S-6-1747 (in Maryland) 



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Married 

Mary Hunt, daughter of 
Kleazcr Hunt, of North 
Carolina and later of 
Logan Co., Ohio. 

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George Hialt, of New 
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MARY 


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Born Died Married 

(E) JESSE "'1-15-1753 (in Nor. Car.) (i) Eleanor Johnson 

(2) Sarah TerriU 
(He -was the first white child bom in Guilford Co.) 

(F) RICHARD, and 9-29-1755 (i) Sarah Baldwin 

(2) Susanna Painter 

(3) Sarah Russell 

(G) PRUDENCE 5-18-175S Levi Comn . 

Levi Coffin was the son of William Coffin and Priscilla Paddock of Nantucket, 
R. I., and a desccndent of the famous Tristnitn Coffin who settled in Nantucket in 
iGfo. The Nantucket Coffin family trace their de.<;cent from Sir Richard Coffin, 
Knight, who accompanied William the Conqueror from Xormandv to England in lo56. 
(H) MATTHIAS 12-10-1760 Moved from North Car- 

olina to Logan Co., 
Ohio, and never 
married. 
Samuel Stanley 
David Hackett 
Charles Gordon 
Jonathan Hackett, twin 
brother of David Hack- 
ett who married Dorcns 
Williams. The broth- 
ers moved from North 
Carolina to Highland 
Co., Ohio. 
(M) JOHN 3-18-1773 Sarah Wheeler 

(N) ANN 7-7-1775 Thomas Jessup 

Silas, Jesse and Richard, 2nd, sons of Richard Williams, ist, were promin- 
ent in the business meetings, being appointed often on important matters claim- 
ing the consideration of the Society in Monthly, Quarterly and Yearly Meetings. 
Memorials to Congress on the slave evil spread upon the early minutes of New 
Garden Meeting show that a North Carolina Friend of the period was very much 
alive to the vital affairs of the day and bravely faced all oppositiou in defence of 
his principles. 

The compiler had occasion to examine the old records of New Garden 
Meeting in tracing the movements of some of the early Southern Friends, and in 
the library of the present Guilford College were found ancient, but well pre- 
served volumes of standard works bearing the autograph, neatly inscribed, of 
Richard Williams, which would show that he considered intellectual cultivation 
as important as the cultivation of his estate. The volumes, apparently, had been 
bequcatlied to the library of the Meeting he had done so much to found. 



THE WILLIAMS FAMILY 



DESCENDANTS OF SILAS (C), FIRST CHILD 
OF RICHARD WILLIAMS, ist. 



(C) SILAS WILLIAMS married Mary, daughter of Eleazer and 
Catherine Hunt, of North Carolina, on 5th Mo. i6th, 1770, at New Garden, and 
lived to be 90 years of age. 

"Kltazer Hunt was a brother of William Hunt, a famous minister of the Society 
of Friends of whom Richard Jordau oiicc said : "He was tlie greatest man North Car- 
olina ever hehl" (P.iograpUical sketches and anecdotes of Fricnds--i87i). Nathan, a 
son of William Hunt and brother of Mary, was another preacher of the Society of 
Friends who lived to be 85 years old. Life of J. J. Gurney, 1854, says : "He is now 
in his eightieth year, a thorough gentleman in his manners, and his face shining with 
the 'Heavenly Oil'. It is delightful to be with the dear old man, to receive his un- 
qualified tokens of hearty unity, and to hear his outpourings in the ministry." 







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RACHEL 


6-4-1771 




Jonathan Hiatt, son of 
John and Sarah Hiatt. 


2 C 


LAVINA 


4-3-1773 




John Robinson 


3 C 


WILLIAM 


5-23-1775 




Hannah Jones 


4 C 


RICHARD ^ 


7-24-1777 ■ 




Sarah Newman 


5 C 


REBECCA 


9-19-1779 




Garland Wade 


6 C 


SILAS 


3-1S-17S2 




Susanna Cox . 


7 C 


ASA 


S-7-17S4 




Elizabeth Branson 


S C 


MARY 


9-7-17S7 




Jehu Robinson 


9 C 


CATHERINE 


9-22-17S9 




Joseph Curl 


10 C 


PRUDENCE 


4-16-1793 




James Thomas 


II C 


ESTHER 


4-20.1797 




Joseph Downs 



I C RACHEL WILLIAMS was married to Jonathan Hiatt, 
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6 C SILAS WILLIAMS married Susanna Cox, daughter of Andrew and 
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14 C SARAH 

15 C MARY 

16 C ASA 

17 C JOHN 

iS C PENELOPE 

19 C ANDREW 

20 C RACHEL Mahlon Pickrell 

21 C HANNAH 

22 C GEORGE 

23 C ENOCH 

10 C PRUDENCE WILLIAMS was married to James Thomas. 
Issue 



i.\ C RACHEL (THOMAS) 

25 C CYRUS 

26 C MARY A. 

27 C EIJZAnETH 
2S C HULDA 

29 C REBECCA 

30 C PKISCILLA 

31 C MARGARET 

32 C JAMES 

33 C SARAH 



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Mindel 

Rhea 

Hartson 

E. G. Means 

Ocheltree 

Brown 

John-son 

Lena Gross 
Thomas Case 



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DESCENDANTS OF CHARITY (D), SECOND CHILD 
OF RICHARD WILLIAMS, 1ST. 

(D) CHARITY WILLIAMS was married to William Hiatt, son of 
George Hiatt, of New Gardeu, Guilford Co., N. C, 5th Mo. 17th, 1769. 

Born Died Married 

Issue 



1 D BENAJAH (HIATT) 

2 D PRUDENCE " 

3 D ESTHIiR 

4 D RACHEL 

5 D AMOR 

6 D ISOM 

7 D SILAS 
S D JOEL 

9 D REBECCA 

10 D RUTH 



Anna W'uite 

Stanley 

Jesse Evajis 
William Kersey 



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DESCENDANTS OF JESSE (E), THIRD CHILD 
OF RICHARD WILLIAMS, 1ST. 

(E) JESSE V/ILLIAMS married (ist) Eleanor Johnson, daughter of 
James Johnson, of New Garden, Guilford Co., N. C, gth Mo. nth, 1774; she 
died in 1781 ; (?'Ad) Sarah TerriU, of Lynchburp;, Virginia. He obtained a re- 
moval certificate from the Wcstfield (Surrey Co.) Monthly Meeting to Ohio, for 
himself and family, in 4.th Mo., 1S14, and left for Cincinnati, Ohio, in the same 
month, arriving at that city in 5th Mo., 1S14, having traveled by carriage 
and wagon over the wilderness road, through Cumberland Gap, and by way of 
Lexington, Kentucky. His son Micajah T. had preceded them three years and 
was then at Cincinnati. He presented his certificate to the Cincinnati Monthly 
Meeting. Jesse Williams, tst, died 12th Mo. srst, 1S33, aged 80 years. 

(By his first wife, Eleanor Johnson, who died 6th Mo. 3rd, 1782.) 
Born Died Married 

1 E JOHN 12-3-1775 Mary Robinson 

2 E ESTHER 2-13-1777 V/illiiim Dicks 

3 K HANNAH R. J-^S-^Ti Daniel B;ikUv!n 

.1 E CALF.lt 6-30-1780 (l) Sar.ih .Sii'J'.crl.-uul 

(3) V.iuiiavs 

5 E MARY 

(By his second wife, Sarah Terrill, whom he married 7-9-1788. 
Sarah (Terrill) Williams died S-20.1833.) 
Sarah Terrill (or Tyrrell) was the (laii<;hter of JIicaj;ili and Sarah (Lvnoh) 
Terrill, and was born in Caroline Comity, Virginia, September, 1763. 

The Lynch family was founded in America in the early part of 1700 by an Irish 
boy of that name who .succeeded in stowiiij; himself away iu the cargo of a vessel 
loading on the Irish coast for America. He was allowed to contiiuie the voyage, and 
after arrival iu America marrieil Sar.nh, the daughter of Christopher Clark, a member 
of the Society of Friends, A number of children were the result of this union, among 
them Colonel Cliarles Lynch, of Revolutionary fame. Anotlier .sou laid out the city 
of Lynchljurg, Virginia. A daughter Sarah, who was a Minister (Public Friend 1 and 
labored much in her calling against the institution of slavery, married Micajah Terrill. 
Several children were born to Micajah and Sarah Terrill, among them Mary, wh.o 
married her cousin Edward Lynch, and Sarah, who became the second wife of Jesse 
Williams, ist. Charles Lynch, son of Colonel Charles Lynch, was Governor of 
Mississippi from 1S35 to 1837. 



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ELIZABETH DOUGLASS 7-3-iS 



ROBERT TERRELL 
JESSE LYNCH 



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5-6-1S07 



Dr. James Mendciiliall, 
who (lied in 1X70. 

(1) Joseph Hopkins, who 
died in 1H05. 

(2) John L. Burgess, 
who died in 1S71. 

1S22 (Unmarried) 

18S6 Susan Creigliton, of 

Chillicothe, Ohio. 

Susan Creitjhlon was the daughter of Honorable William Creighton, first Sec- 
retary of State of the State of Ohio, and Eliza Meade. 

The Meade and Crcighton families were among the earliest settlers in Virginia. 
Eliza Meade, who married Honorable William Crcighton, was a descendant of David 
Meade, who with his brother Richard Kidder Meade of Washington's staff, were the 
originals of Thackeray's novel "The Virginians". Bishop William Meade of Vir- 
ginia, author of "Old Churches and Families of Virginia", and Richard Kidder 
Meade, 2nd, Congressman, and Minister to Brazil 1S57-61, were sons of Richard Kidder 
Meade. 



1 E JOHN WILLIAMS married Mary Robinson. 

Issue 
NICHOLAS 
SARAH B. 



15 E ELEANOR 



RUTH 
JESSE 

18 E CALEB R. 

19 E ISAAC 

20 E CLARK 



2 E ESTHER WILLIAMS was married to William Dicks, 2nd Mo. 
2Stb, 1793. 



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22 E NATHAN 

23 E DEBORAH 

24 E SARAH 



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4E CALEB WILLIAMS married (i) Sarah Sutherland, (2) 
Vannays. 

Born Died Married 

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25 E SARAH 

26 E JESSE 

27 E ISAAC 

2S E MICAJAH T. 

29 E MARV ( 



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31 E WILLIAM 



6E HON. MICAJAH T, V/ILLIAMS bepan his career as Clerk of the 
Board of Supervisors, Cincinnati. Soon after he l^canie connected with the 
"Western Spy". Durinfr the War of 1812 the editor of that paper, who was a 
Captain in the Army, lost his life, and Mr. Williams succeeded to the cditorshi]). 
On 3rd Mo. 1 2th, 1S18, he married Hannah Jones. lie served as a Member of the 
Ohio Legislature, and in the session of 1S19 when Governor Ethan Allen Brown 
in his message called the attention of the Legislature to the necessity of providintr 
some means by which the farmers of the interior could send their produce to 
Lake Erie, the matter v/as submitted to a Committee of which Mr. Williams, 
tlien a Member from Hamilton County, was Chairman. A Bill was passed 
autliori/.ing two canals, one from Cleveland to the Ohio River and one from Cin- 
cinnati north to Maumee Bay, Micajah T. Williams was Speaker of the 
Assembly when this Bill was passed. At the end of his term as Speaker he was 
appointed by the Governor of the State a member of the Board of Canal Com- 
missioners. In 1S32 he was appointed by Presideiit Jackson Sur\-eyor-Ceneral 
of the Northwest Territory, to fdl the vacancy caused by the death of General 
Lyt'.e. He served as a Director of the Ohio Life Insurance & Trust Company, 
and later became its President. In 1832 he went to England to negotiate the 
sale of the Ohio State bonds. As a Democrat he was a candidate of that Party 
before the Legislature for United States Senator, in opposition to Thomas Ewing, 
who was chosen to that position by the Whig Party. In 1S40 Mr. Williams, when 
General William Henry Harrison was the Whig candidate for President, united 
with that Party, giving as his reason his convincemcnt "that the Tariff which the 
Democratic Party opposed, was a necessity for the People, and that the Democratic 



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THE WILLIAMS FAMILY 23 

Party was much more of a Southern than a National one". During his services 
as Surveyor-General, Byron Kilbourn was made Surveyor of the Government lands 
iu Wisconsin, and soon after his appointment Mr. Williams said to hira in course 
of conversation : "Somewhere on the western shore of Lake Michigan between 
Fort Dearborn (now Chicago) and Green Bay there must some day be a great city. 
As you work along that shore examine it thoroughly, determine where that city 
will be, and I will join you in the purchase of the land and lay out the city." The 
mouth of the Milwaukee was chosen, and at the first sale of Government land, 
the land on the west side of the Milwaukee River was purchased, and soon after 
the city of Milwaukee was laid out, and at a later period the lots were divided in 
equal numbers between Mr. Kilbourn and' Mr. Williams. Micajah T. Williams 
died in 1844 at the age of 52 years. 



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32 E CHARLES HHNRY 12-21-181S 

33 K GRANVILLE SHARP 10-10-1820 

34 E ELIZABETH W. 3-5-1S23 

35 E ALFRED KELLY 9-25-1S26 

36 E SARAH ANX 3-31-1S29 

37 E ELLA 12-17-1831 

38 E GEORGE FREDERICK 7-24-1S33 

39 E JOHN EDWARD 6-19-1835 

40 E FRANK CARROLL l-n-i'^i^ 



Aaron F. Perry. 



Terrill Thomas. 



32E MAJOR CHARLES HENRY WILLIAMS was born in Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio, i2th Mo. 2ist, 1818, and began his career as a rodman iu the party 
engaged in locating the White River Canal of Indiana. He was an assistant 
engineer when he and many others were compelled to abandon their profession 
owing to a financial disturbance that suspended all such improvements in the 
State. In 1842 he went to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to take charge of the estate 
of his father, and in 1843 returned to Ohio and settled in Toledo, which city 
had been laid out by his father, Hon. Micajah T. Williams, and Major William 
Oliver, where he engaged iu the forwarding and commission business. In 1S49 
he married Sarah Clark Thomas, of St. Clairville, Ohio. In 1S4S Mr. Williams 
returned to Milwaukee in the settlement of his father's estate, and while there 
was appointed Receiver of the Government Land OfHce. Iu 1853 he retired to 



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24 THE WILLIAMS FAMILY 

Sauk County, Wis., where he engaged in the cultivation of his estate for the 
next thirty years. In August, 1S63, when President Lincoln called for 300,000 
men Mr. Williams raised a company of soldiers which became part of the 23rd 
Wisconsin Regiment, commanded by Colonel J. J. Guppy. Later he was 
appointed a Major by the Governor, in which capacity he served one year, when 
he resigned from the Army. Much of Mr. Williams' time in the later years of 
his life, since retiring from active business, has been spent in writing and pub- 
lishing short articles to the people on the rights of the oppressed races, more 
especially the negro race in the United States. He also served for six years on 
the Board of Regents of the State University of Wisconsin. He now resides, at 
the age of 90, at Baraboo, Wis. 

Born Died Married 

Issue. 

41 E MICAJAH TERRILL 2-12-1S47 

42 E BENJAMIN THOMAS 12-16-1848 

43 E CHARLES HENRY 10-4-1S52 

44 E SAMUEL MARSHAL 1-31-1S55 

45 E ALICE 185S 



44 E SAMUEL MARSHAL WILLIAMS is an attorncy-at-law, and 
resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, whei c he is practicing his profession. 

7E HON. ACHILLES WILLIAMS was born in Grayson County, 
Virginia, and removed with his father's family to Guilford County, North Car- 
olina, where his grandfather resided, and in 18 14 moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. 
He returned to North Carolina in iSi.s and married Beulah I'nthank, and in 
1S17 moved to Warren County, Ohio, and in 1S18, to Richmond, Indiana, where 
he entered into a partnership in establishing and operating a foundry, the firbt in 
the place. This business was not a success, owing to his partner, a man named 
Grover, absconding with the funds, leaving Achilles Williams the debts. These 
debts he voluntarily took upon himself and paiil them ofT, at the same time sup- 
porting comfortably his family of ten children and another child, Cliarles 
Barchenal, whose grandmother "would die happy if Beulah Williams would 
adopt her orphan grandson". Achilles Williams was the Grst president of the 
State ]3ank of Indiana (1830), and served as Postmaster of Richmond, Indiana, 
and as County Treasurer for eleven years begiiuiing 1844, no bond being re- 






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quired upon his assumption of the latter office. He was elected as a Represent- 
ative in the Lej^islaturc for the sessions of 1S37 and iS.v'^, and as a Senator for 
the three .sueeeeding- session .. lie married Beulah Unthank, and died 9th Mo. 
Sth, 187S. 

lloulali tlnlh.iuK wns the, laUKhlcr of Joseph an. 1 Kobcrkali fiilhaiik, of Norlli 
Caroli.M. Tlu- I'nllmnk family possi-sscil larK'i: ustati-s in tlic Ohl .\orlh .Slalc- and 
WLMV .)f Knxhsli origin, from Newcasllc-on-Tyiie. iiculali (Unlhauk; Williams died 
4IU Mo. 2.SU1, 1871. 

Bom Died Mat ricd 

hi lie 

David Osborn 
(DiL-d Uiimarriud) 
(Died in Infancy) 
Thad.leus Wright 
Dr. Wilson Hobbs 
(Died Unmarried) 
Milton J. Yeo 
(Died unmarried) 
Benjamin Webb 

Benj. Webb is tlie sou of William nnd Rachel (Pusey) Webb of WihninKton, 
Delaw.ire. The first of the family in America was Richard Webb who came from the 
City of Gloucester to I'hdadclphia in 1700, in the ship "Canterbury", with William 
Ponn on liis second visit to this country. His wife Kli/..-ibeth, a noted Minister, bad 
visited this country iu 1697. With Richard Webb and family came his brother-in-law 
John Lea and family. They settled at Concord. Richard Webb settled in Birmington 
Township, Chester Co., Penna., in 1704. He resided on the Brandywine just above 
Chadd's l-"ord, and died in 1719. In 1721 his wife deeded one acre of j,'round to Trust- 
ees for the erection of Birmington Meetinghouse. 



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REHICCCA 




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51 E 


ROBERT 




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55 E CAROLINE ELIZABETH 7-21-1837 



Charles Cougdon Dennis 



46 E SUSAN WILLIAMS was married to David Osborn. 
Issue 
55 E EDWARD (OSBORN) 9-21-1846 (Unmarried) 



57 E MARY 

5S E ANNIE 

59 E SARAH 

60 E MARTHA 

61 E ESTHER 



3-25-1848 
10-21-1S50 

6-29-1853 

3-6-1S57 

11-16-1S5S 



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(Unmarried) 
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Born Died Married 
49 E REBECCA WILLIAMS was married to Thaddeus Wright. 
hsiie 

62 E MARY (WRIGHT) (Died in infancy) 

" (Died in infancy) 

" (Died in infancy) 

" (Unmarried) 

" (Died in infancy) 

" (Unmarried) 



63 E EMMA 

64 E CHARLES 

65 E ANNA BELLE 

66 E WILLIAM 

67 E ELIZABETH T, 



50 E ZALINDA LYNCH WILLIAMS was married to Dr. Wilsor 



Hobbs. 



63 E ORVILLE (HOBBS) 

69 K CHARLES 

70 E MARY 



71 E WALTON 



72 H FRANCES 

73 E ROBERT 

74 E IIHNRY 



Isiue 

75 E MARY (DAVIS) 

76 E MAYNARD 

77 E INA 

Issue 

78 E ROBERT 

79 E JUUA 



Ina Blaine 
Rufus Davis 



Annie Beiise 



(Deceased) 



52 E MARTHA V/ILLIAMS was married to Milton J. Yeo. 
fssue 
E CEIARLES (YEO) (Died in infancy) 



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54 E SARAK TERRILL WILLIAMS was married to Benjamin 



Webb. 



^I H KOnUKT W. iWiCIll!) S-11.1S69 



Marjjarel MacDoiiald 



$2 H MARY H. 
Hi n ALICE C. 



H4 E HARRIET 

85 K ROBERT W. 

Kb E JOHN MacOONALD 
7-J-KS72 3-^4-1.^7'} 
10-17-1W74 



(Unmarried) 



55 E CAROLINE ELIZABETH V/ILLIAM3 was married to 
Charles Congdou Dennis. 

/ssue 
S7 E WILBUR (DENNIS) 

90 E ROllICRT 

91 E KATHLEEN 
SS E LAURA CARROLL 



Edith M. Dc-uiarest 



92 E RICHARD EVEkARD 



E ANXE 



Captnin Edward Pl-cI 
Williams, bon of Hon- 
Jesse Lyacli Williams. 



Erederick C. Eursch 



8 E ANNE LYNCH WILLIAMS was married loth Mo., 31st, 1821, 
to Dr. Tiiomas Carroll, son of Edward and Elizabeth (Murray) Carroll. Dr. 
Thomas Carroll was born in County Antrim, Ireland, 4th Mo., 15th, 1794, and 
died near Oakley, in Hamilton County, " Ohio, 3rd Mo., 12th, 1871. His 
residence was in Cincinnati. 

/ssue 

93 E FOSTER (CARROLL) 8-1S-1823 7-14-1S51 Anna M. Lynch, of Un- 

iontovvn Fayette Co., 
Pennsylvania. 

94 E ROEERT WILLIAMS " 7-2S-iS;i6 (1) Lydia B. Conaway, of 



95 E LAURA C. 



6-1-1832 



Wilmington, Del. 
(2) Mary A. Piatt 
(i) David H. Taylor, who 

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94 E FOSTER CARROLL married Anna M. Lynch. 

Issue 
96 E ANNA FOSTER 

94 E ROBERT WILLIAMS CARROLL married, 9th Mo., aotli, 1854, 
Lydia B. Conaway, who died in 1857. 
Issue 
I04E NORA (died 1S60) 

94 E ROBERT WILLIAMS CARROLL married (2nd) Mary Arabella 
Piatt, of Boone County, Kentncky. 

Issue 

Born 

4-7-1S61 He was appointed a Naval 

Cadet in the Navy 
6-27-1S77, completed the 
course of instruction at 
the Naval Academy on 
June loth, iSSi, and 
was honorably discharg- 
ed from the Naval ser- 
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97 E EUGENE 



98 E LAURA 8-21-1S62 

99 K RORKRT DkVALCOURT 8-14-1864 
100 K LEWIS S-5-1866 
loi J-; MARV ARAllKLLA 6-2G-1868 



DAVID II. TAYLOR and Laura Carroll (95 E). 
Issue 

102 K I'RANK II. 

103 E Dr. III'NRY L. 

104 K KLL.\ 

105 E ANNE 



Rebecca Nicholson 



9 E SARAH TERRILL WILLIAMS was married to Dr. James 
Meudunhall. 

Issue 
it/^ E ARTHUR (MIvN'DI'.NIIALL) 

107 E Hi'NRY 

108 K WILLIAM 

109 E SARAH 
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HON. J!-:SSK LVXCH WILLIAMS 
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THE WILLIAMS FAMILY 29 

10 E ELIZABETH D. WILLIAMS was married to (ist) Joseph 
Hopkins ; (2nd) John L. Burgess. 

Isiuc 
(By first husband) 

111 E SARAH (HOPKINS) 

(By second husband) 

112 E MARSHALL (BURGESS) 

113 E CHARLES 

114 E THOMAS 

115 E MARTHA " ' 

116 E MICAJAH 

117 E QUIN'CEV 



12 E HON. JESSE LYNXH WILLIAFvlS was a Civil Engineer of Fort 
Wayne, Indiana. He was a personal friend of President Abraham Lincoln, who 
in 1S64 appointed him a Government Director of the Union Pacific Railroad 
Company ; and he was re-appointed by succeeding Presidents. 

"He was first a rodman .-iiul then an eii;;iiieer on the priliiniuary survey for tlie Miami. 
and Erie Canal, and continued in the service of the State of Ohio from 1S24 till 1S32, when he 
was .appointed by Indiana Chief Engineer of the Wabash & Erie Canal. In 1837 he became 
Chief Engineer of all tlie internal improvements of the State, including about 1300 miles of 
canals, railroads and other works. In 1S53 he became Chiif Engineer of the Fort Wayne & 
Chicago Railroad, and in 1S56, after its consolidation with other Roads, he became a Director. 
From 1S64 till his resignation in 1S69 he was appointed annually a Government Director of the 
Union Pacific Railroad and devoted himself to securing the best location through the Rocky 
Mountains. He w.as Chief Engineer and Receiver of the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad in 
,1869-71, and was connected with other Roads. 

Mr. Williams was active in the councils of the Presbyterian Church, and served as a 
Director of the Theological Seminary of the Northwest from its organization till his death. A 
discour.'se on his life by the Rev. David W. MoiTat, D. D., was printed privately in 1SS6; and 
also in "Civil and Jlilitary Engineers of America." (Appleton's Encyclopedia of American 
Biography. ) 

Jesse Lynch Williams married Susan Creighton and died in 1886. 

Born Died Man-ied 

Issue 
iiS E WILLIAM CREIGHTON (Died in infancy) 

119 E CAPT. EDWARD PEET 3-29-1S3S (i) Abbey Townley, of Eliz- 

abeth, N. J., 6-2-1S64. 
(2) Laura Carroll Dennis 

120 E REV. MEADE C, D. D. 12-1S-1840 Elizabeth Riddle 

121 E HENRY MARTYN 1843 Mary Hamilton 



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119 E CAPTAIN EDWARD PEET WILLIAMS was born in 

Indianapolis, lud., in 1838, and was graduated from Miami University, Ohio, in 
185S. Studied law at Cincinnati. Served in the Union Army from August, 1862, 
to May, 1S64, first as Lieutenant and Adjutant, looth Indiana Infantry, afterwards 
as Captain and Commissary of Subsistence. He has published a book for private 
distribution of his letters written during his service in the Civil War. Soon after 
his first marriage he abandoned the practice of law and became a member of the 
firm of Meyer, Brothers & Co., wholesale druggists. Fort Wayne and St. Louis. 
He was successful, and retiring from active business in 1897, moved to New 
York, devoting himself largely to travel. His first wife died May 4th, 1S97, and 
two children by his first marriage died in infancy. On June 12th, 1900, he 
married Laura Carroll Dennis, a granddaughter of Achilles Williams. They 
reside at "Everardeu", Greenwich, Conn. 

Born Issue 

92 li RICHARD EVERARD 1-29-1902. 



120 E REV. MEADE CREIGHTON WILLIAMS. D. D.. was born 
in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1840, and died at Mackinac Island, Mich., Sth Mo., 
22nd, igo6. He was graduated at Miami University, Ohio, 1861. He took gradu- 
ate courses at Princeton University, and studied for the Ministry at the Presbyterian 
Theological Seminary at Princeton, graduating in iS6j. He received the degree 
D. D. in 18S2. In 1867 he married Elizabeth Brown Riddle. Mr. Williams began 
his work as Minister of the Gospel at Sterling, 111. His other charges were at 
Saiuln.sky, Ohio, Williamsport, Maryland, and Princeton, Illinois. In the early 
nineties, a weak throat, which had always hampered his work in the pulpit, com- 
pelled him to abandon his work as a preacher, but being possessed of private fortune 
he was able to continue hischosen work through the medium of his pen and his pock- 
et. He purchased a controlling interest in a church paper, the "Mid- Continent", 
of St. Louis, Mo., of which he became Kditor-in-Chicf. This weekly periodical 
was afterwards consolidated with the "Herald and Presbyter", of Cincinnati, Ohio, 
for which, though retaining his residence in vSt. Louis, he continued to write edi- 
torially until almost the day of his death. He was :• Director of the Theological 
Seminary of the Northwest, at Chicago, which hi- ' 'her, the Hon. Jesse Lynch 
Williams, had helped to found, and was strong and active in the councils of his 
Church. He gave liberally of his time and means to the conduct and maintenance 
of more tlian one struggling church and educational institutions throngl:out the 
Middle West, on several of whose Boards he served for years as Trustee or Director. 



THE WILLIAMS FAMILY 31 

In acklitiou to his religious writings in Church papers and reviews Dr. 
Williams published from tii^ie to time, chiefly for private distribution, several 
brochures containing his observations as a traveller on foreign countries, and 
was also the author of a book entitled "Early Mackinaw", which dealt with the 
historical and picturesque iutcrests of the island in the Straits of Mackinaw 
(Mich.), where he had a summer home for many years and where he died 8th 
Mo., iSth, igo6. 

Eli?.abetli Rrown Riddle was tlic daughter of the Rev. David Hunter Riddle, at 
one time President of W.-L^hiugtou and JefTerson College and wcll-reuiembercd as a 
Presbyterian Clergyman in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. 



Bont Died Married 

I2J E DAVID RIDDLE 11-24-1S6S Olive J. Erookes 

123 E JESSE LYNCH 8-17-1S71 Alice Laidiaw, daugliter of 

the late Henry li. 
Laidlaw, of New York. 

124 E MEADE TYRRELL 7-17-1875 Eleanor Niedringhaus 

125 E SUSAN CREIGHTON 11-29-1S77 Valentine Mott Porter, a 



126 E BURTON 4-23-18S2 



lawyer of St. Louis, JIo. 



122 E DAVID RIDDLE WILLIAMS was born at Sterling. Illinois. 
His preparatory education was received at Hill School, Pottstown, Penna., and 
in 1891 he was graduated from Beloit College, Wisconsin, with the degree of 
B. A. Mr. Williams is Secretary of the Nitrox Chemical Company, of St. Louis, 
Mo. On 5th Mo. 5tli, 1896, he married Olive J. Brookes, daughter of the Rev. 
Dr. James H. Brookes, of St. Louis, Mo. 
lisue 

127 E JAMES BROOKES 12-19-1S57 

128 E ELIZAliETII SUSAN 12-10-1899 



123 E JESSE LYNCH WILLIAMS was born at Sterling, Illinois. 
(graduated from Princeton College, A. B., 1892, and took two years graduate 
work at the same institution, receiving the degree of M. A. in 1895. After 
college he went into newsp.iper and magazine work in New York until 1900, 
when he moved to Princeton, N. J., to establish the Princeton "Alumni 
Weekly", of which he remained editor until 1904. Since then he has devoted 



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his time exclusively to writing. In addition to numerous articles and stories 
which have appeared in the leading periodicals since 1S93, he is the author of the 
following books, published by Charles Scribner & Sons: "Princeton Stories", 
"The Stolen Story and Other Newspaper Stories", "The Adventures of a Fresh- 
man", "New York Sketches" and "The Day Dreamer". He has written, also, 
in collaboration with Dr. John DeWitt of the Princeton Theological Seminary, 
a "History of Princeton University", published by the R. Herndon Co. Another 
book "My Lost Duchess" is in press (The Century Co.). He is also the author 
of a four-act drama "The Stolen Story", which appeared in the East and in the 
Middle-West in 1906 and 1907, and is now playing in stock companies. Jesse 
Lynch Williams married Alice Laidlaw, 6th Mo. ist, 1908, and resides at 
Princeton, N. J. 

Issue 
Born Died Uratried 

i-i<^ E HEXRV MEADE 5-i-i399 

130 E JESSE LYNCH 8-30-1900 

131 E LAIDLAW ONDERDONK 6-9-1904 



124 E MEADE TYRRELL V/ILLIAMS was born at Sandusky, 

Ohio. He was educated at public schools of Princeton, Illinois, until 1S92, at 
Rugby Academy, St. Louis, Mo., at Princeton University, N. J., receiving the 
degree of A. B. in 189S ; and at the St. Louis Law School, receiving the degree 
of LL. B. in 1900. Mr. Williams was admitted to the Bar of Missouri in 1900 and 
has since been engaged in the general practice of law at St. Louis. Co-author 
with G. A. Finkelnburg of a lawyer's treatise entitled "Missouri Appdlate 
Practice" (1905). On Sth Mo., 17th, 1907, he married Eleanor, daughter of 
I'. G. Xiedritighaus, of St. Louis. 



125 E SUSAN CREIGHTON WILLIAMS was born in Martins- 
burg, West Virginia, and was clucated at the Mary Institute, in St. Louis, and 
at Ogont/. Scho"L near Philadelphia, Peiina. On olh .Mo., rist, 1907, she was 
married to Valentine Motl Porter, a lawver, of St. Louis. 



126 E BURTON WILLIAMS was horn at Princeton, 111. His pre- 
paratory education was received at the public schools of Princeton, III., at Rugby 
Acadeiny, St. Louis, Mo., and at Lawreiiceville School, New Jersey. He entered 



THE WILLIAMS FAMILY 33 

Princeton University, but on account of liis healtli was ohlij.^ed to lea%-e in his 
Sophomore year, in 1902, and is now euRaged in tlie cattle business near Dawson, 
New Mexico. 



121 E HENRY MARTYN V/ILLIAMS was born in Fort Wayne, 
Indiana, in 1842, and still lives in Fort Wayne, where he is in business. He 
was in his senior year at Princeton University, N. J., when the Civil War began. 
He left college imtuediately to join the Army and was made First Lieutenant of 
Artillery in the Eleventh Indiana Battery. In the battle of Chicamauga he was 
so severely wounded while defending his guns that he was obliged to retire from 
the Army. He has been engaged in various business enterprises in different 
parts of the country. He married Mary Hamilton. 

Issue 
Born Died Married 

132 E ALLEN HAMILTON 10-11-1S68 Marian B,\rlliolow Walker, 

daugliter of J. Bryant 
Walker and Fauny Tyng, 
of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

133 E CREIGHTON HAMILTON 11-26-1874 



132 E ALLEN HAMILTON WILLIAMS. M. D., was graduated 
from Harvard University in 1892, and is practicing medicine in Hartford, Conn. 
He married Marian Bartholow Walker 9th Mo., 2nd, 1901. 
Issue 

134 E ALLEN HAJIILTON 8-11-1906 

135 E KUSSELL DUDLEY 6 3-1 90S 



133 E CREIGHTON HAMILTON WILLIAMS was graduated from 
Harvard Ur.iversity in 1S98, and is practicing law at Fort Wayne, Indiana. 



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DESCENDENTS OF RICHARD, 2XD (F), FOURTH ' 
CHILD OF RICHARD WILLIAMS, 1ST. 

(F) RICHARD WILLIAMS, 2nd. was born at New Garden. N. C. 
He lived to be 99 years of age. He owned a plantation of between 300 and 400 
acres in Guilford Count}', upon which he made his residence while in North 
Carolina. The deed books in the Recorder's ofSce at Greensboro, N. C, show 
many con\-eyances of land to him from 1787 to 1805. Sometime between the 
latter date and 1S35 he moved with his family to Wayne County, Indiana, where 
ha lived for many years a respected member of the Society of Friends and where 
he died in 1S54. On ist month 13, 1S35, is recorded at Greensboro, N. C, a 
conveyance of 99 acres of land near New Garden, by Richard Williams and 
Sarah his wife, then of Wayne County, Indiana, to Henry W. Macy in North 
Carolina, being "part of a larger tract inherited by Sarah the wife from her 
father" ; and this apparently severed the last connection with North Carolina, 
as Richard Williams, 2nd, had sold all his North Carolina lands, having pre- 
viously liberated his slaves, before moving to Indiana. 

A large number of Friends migrated with their families from North Caro- 
lina to Ohio and Indiana about this time, due to their conscientious scruples 
against slavery. Fernando G. Cartland, in his "Southern Heroes — Friends in 
War Time," says of this migration : 

"Tlie prophetic voice of their preachers was heard, telling them of the judgments of the 
Almiglity tiiat were coming upon the Southland because of the cry of her bondmen, and warn- 
ing them to flee lest they be partakers of the chastisement. One minister in particular visited 
every meeting in Georgia, South Caroliiia and lower North Carolina, preaching a day of venge- 
ance and wannng the Friends to escape. The result was that the entire body of Friends in that 
region, and many froin the other parts of North Carolina and from Virginia and Maryland 
emigriited to Ohio and Indiana, and other Western States. Upon arrival at the neighborhood 
chosen for their settlement, they would sometimes form almost the same community of people, 
and name their town and meeting the s.ime as that which they had left in the Southland, and 
with courageous hearts begin the work of restoring their lost fortunes, with a spirit of freedom 
and happiness. Many of the leading members of Church and State of the Western country to- 
day are descendants of this worthy ancestry." 

Upon the outbreak of the Civil War an Act was proposed to the North 
Carolina Legislature requiring every male within the State to agree to defend 

the independent government of the Coufcd.erate States, the alteriiative being 



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Tine WILLIAMS FAMILY 



35 



banishment within thirty days. The Act fell to the ground. Governor William 
Graham said iu opposing it : "It would amount to a decree of wholesale expa- 
triation of the Quakers, and on the expulsion of such a people from our midst 
the whole civilized world would cry shame." 

One of our present statesmen, of national stature, whose parents were 
members of the famous New Garden Meeting that moved from North Carolina 
to Indiana with the migration referred to, gives the following interesting descrip- 
tion in a recent account of his life : 

"lly parents were both Quakers, had been reared in a Quaker settlemtct in North Car- 
olina, where their forebears had found an asylum from persecution in England and New Eng- 
land ; for they repre.sented the two branches of the emigration which had gone to North Car- 
olina for freedom of worship. They left North Carolina for a like cause-opposition to slavery 
-r.nd while they loved the salubrious climate of the Old North State, and loved their Quaker 
sculcment at N\w Garden, in Guilford County, they constantly bore testimony againstslavcry ; 
and every spring would see a half dozen families dispose of their plantations and depart for the 
West to make new homes in a land where their children could grow up without coming into 
contact with this system. There were a number of Quaker settlements in Indiana. We did 
not have the public library, or the academy, or college, or the theatre, and concert, and opera ; 
but we had a few good books and these formed the nucleus of a circulating library, and the 
weekly newspaper from New York or Ciucinnati-these were read and cared for until they were 
literally worn out with the reading. We seized on a book no matter if it was rather dull, with 
spirit, because it was a change from the routine of the workday. We had the bible and stand- 
ard histories, with a few books of standard poets and novels, and we read them just as eagerly 
as the boys on the streets today, read the wildest stories of cowboys and Indians. I sometimes 
think that we were better off with a few good books that had lived through the ages for our 
constant companions, than we should have been with such a mass of literature that it requires 
a board of library experts to make selection between the good and the bad, that which is help- 
ful reading and that which is the veriest trash. It was not necessary to introduce reform spell- 
ing in those days, because we learned to spell according to the best authority, and we did not 
forget. It was a disgrace not to spell well." 

Richard Williams, 2nd, married Sarah Baldwin, daughter of William 
Baldwin, at New Garden, North Carolina, on 6th month 17, 7778, he 
married Susan Painter as his second wife and Sarah Russell as his third wife, and 
died in 1854, in Indiana. His first wife was born 5th month 23, 1762, and died 
9th month 16, 179S. 

Sarah Baldwin was a member of the Colonial family of tliat name and a 
daughter of William and Elizabeth Baldwin, who moved from Pennsylvania or New 
Jersey to North Carolina in the eariy part of the iSth century and purchased a 600- 
acre plantation along the waters of the Horscpen in Guilford County, that State. 

Issue 
Born Died Married 

I F JESSE, 1st 2-29-1780 9-6-1814 Hannah Albertson, who 

died 5th mo. lath, 184S. 






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Hannah Albertson was the daughter of Jacob and Mary Albertson, of Plymouth 
Meeting, Penna., and a descendant of William Albertson -who came from Holland and 
settled in Bucks County about 1690, William Albertson's property was on Poquessin 
Creek and adjoined the land of Edwin Forest, the founder of the Forest Fund. He 
owned slaves and also had a large tract of ground in New Jersey. Hannah (Albert- 
son) Williams conducted a boarding school at Plymouth for a long time, in the house 
afterwards occupied by Joseph R. Ellis. At the time of the separation in the Society 
of Friends in 1S27, the old Meetinghouse remained in the possession of the Hicksite 
Branch, and Hannah Williaii-s gave land for the erection of a Meetinghouse for the 
Orthodox Branch, as long as the doctrines held by this Meeting should be in con- 
formity with those held by the Meeting at Fourth and Arch streets, Philadelphia. 

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1 F ELIZABETH lo-jg-iySa 11-30-1782 (Died in infancy) 

3F ASA 9-29-17S3 10-12-1783 (Died in infancy) 

4 F NATHAN 2-7-17S5 9-2o-:795 

5 F RICHARD, 3rd 6-15-17S7 6-2-1S61 Ruth Reeve, b. 2d 

mo. 23rd, 1797- 
Ruth Reeve was the daughter of Samuel Reeve and Ruth Scull, and a des- 
cendent of JIark Reeve, one of the Signers of the first Constitution of Ne%v Jersey 
and afterward a member of the Provincial Assembly, who came to New Jersey, in 
1676, with the Feii'.vick Colony that settled Salem, N. J., and purchased, before 
leaving England. 400 acres, part of the present town of Greenwich. Her great grand- 
father, Joseph Reeve, was a Member of the New Jersey Assembly and a Judge of the 
Pleas, and married Elinor Bagnall, a sister of Elizabeth Bagnall who married John 
MiGin, father of General Thomas Mifflin, Governor of Pennsylvania. 

Martha, a sister of Ruth Reeve, miirried Caleb Pleasants of Philadelrhia, and 
their descendents have intermarried with the Pitfield, Corse, Smith, Starin, Mills, 
Troth and Tracy families. 

Rachel Reeve, another sister, married Henry Cope, of "Awbury," a beauti'ul 
6o-acre tract in the suburbs of Pliiladelphia, son of Thomas Pyni Cope, founder of tlie 
Mercantile Library of Pliiladelijhia. Tlie descendants of this union have inter- 
married with the Hartshorne, Stork, Kane, Stokes, Eralen, Lewis, Evans and Scatter- 
good families of Philadelphia and with the Foote family. 

Samuel, a brother of Ruth Reeve, married Susan deB. Keim, and their daughter 
Julia married George Bacon Wood, an artist of Philadelphia. 

Samuel, Rachel, Ruth and Martim Reeve also trace their descent from the 
Lord-Chancellor Soniers fanuly of New Jersey, an English member of which, Sir 
George Somers, was an Admiral in the British Navy. The wreck of his ship, the 
"Sea Venture," on Bermuda Island in 1609, was the b^sis of Shake~-peare's play 
"The Tempest" written in 1612. A moiuunent in the Naval Academy grounds at 
Annapolis commemorates the exploits of John Somers, Naval Officer, an American 
member. 





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DANIKL 


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THE WILLIAMS FAMILY 



Died Married 

Elcazer Hiutt 
12-12-1873 (i) Elizjibeth Jeanes 

(2) Margaret Slioemaker 

(3) Lydia KinK Rider 

S F SARAH 9-5-1797 ^^85 Sanuiel Knight, \'.ho 

died in 1S69. 

9F MARY 11-21-1794 12-12-1852 (Died unmarried) 

Richard Williams, 2nd, by his second wife Susanna Painter, 
who died 6th mo., 26th, 1816. 





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Richard Williams, 2nd, by his third wife Sarah Russell, 




whom he married 5th mo., 30th, 1S21. 




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14 F 


ACHILLES 


15 F 


WARNER 



IF JESSE WILLIAMS, 1st, was born in North Carolina and removed 
nth mo. 3rd, 1805, to Westtown Boarding School and afterwards to Evesham, 
N. J., where he conducted a school, and later to Plymouth Meeting in the White 
Marsh Valley (Penua). He was a recommended Minister of the Society of 
Friends and traveled widely in this service. 

" He was early concerned to walk circumspectly, as in the sight of an all- 
seeing eye, and to encourage others to do likewise. He was a remarkable example of 
uprightness and sobriety, yet there was an innocent cheerfulness of disposition and 
sweetness of manners, which rendered him an agreeable companion for the older as 
well as the younger class. Having been a scholar in the school of Christ, he was 
made ' quick of understanding in the fear of the Lord ' ; and being brought under 
exercise for the good of souls, he became qualified for service as a messenger of the 
Gospel." (Memoirs of Jesse and Hannah Williams.) 

He married Hannah Albertson at a public meeting of Friends at Plymouth, 

nth mo. I2th, 1807, and the following is the form of certificate : 

"WHEREAS, Jesse Williams of Plymouth, Montgomery County, State of 
Pennsylvania, son of Richard Williams of New Garden, Guilford County, State of 
North Carolina, and Sarah his wife deceased, and Hannah Albertson, Daughter of 



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Jacob Albertson of Plymouth aforesaid and Mary his wife, having declared their in- 
tentions of marria.^e with each other before a Monthly Meeting of the Religious 
Society of Friends, held at Gwynedd, Montgomery.' County, State of Pennsylvania, 
according to the good order used amongst them, and having consent of Parents and 
Parties concerned, their said proposal of marriage was allowed of by the said Meeting. 
NOW, these are to certify whom it may concern, that for the full accomplishment of 
their said intentions this twelfth day of the eleventh month, in the year of our Lord 
one thousand eight hundred and seven, they the said Jesse Williams and Hannah 
Albertson appeared in a public Meeting of the said People, held at Plymouth afore- 
said : — and the said Jesse Williams taking the said Hannah Albertson by the hand, 
did in a solemn manner openly declare, that he took her the said Hannah Albertson 
to be his wife, promising with Divine assistance, to be unto her a loving and faithful 
husbaud until death should separate them : — and then, in the same Assembly, the 
said Hannah Albertson did in the like manner declare, that she took him, the said 
Jesse Williams to be her husband, promising with Divine assistance to be unto him a 
loving and faithful wife until death should separate them :— and moreover, they, the 
said Jesse Williams and Hannah Albertson, she according to the custom of marriage 
assuming the name of her husband, did as a further confirmation thereof, then and 
there to these Presents set their hands. 

JESSE Wn.LIAMS 
HANNAH WILLIAMS 
And we whose names are also hereunto subscribed being present at the solem- 
nization of the said Marriage and subscription have as witnesses thereunto set our 
hands the dav and vear above written : 



Thos. Scattergood 
Joseph Scattergood 
Elizabeth Bolton 
George Roberts 
Ann Ambler 
Jacob Albertson 
Jacob Albertson, Jr, 
Rebecca Albertson 
Samuel Livezey 
Joshua Paxson 
Margaret Shreve 
Samuel Thomas 
Agnes Roberts 



Ezra Comfort 
David Shoemaker 
Ann Paul 

Elizabeth Williams 
Septimus Wood 
Mary Albertson 
Jona. Albertson 
Ann Livezey 
Mary Livezey 
MercT Paxson 



William Ashby 
Jacob Paul 
Mary Paul, Jr. 
Phebe Wood 
]!enj. Albertson 
Josiah Albertson 
Alice Comfort 
Edward Wilson 
Ann Scattergood 
Rebecca Scattergood 



E. Y. llrong (in German) Dorothy Loller 
Hannah Thomas Cadwr. I'oulke, Jr. 

Sarah Foulke Edward Roberts 

Mary Thomas Caleb Shreve 

Recorded in Gwyuedd Monthly Meeting book, vol. 2nd, page 
63, by Edward Ambler. 



Mary Paul 
Phebe Roberts 
Joseph Ambler, Jr. 
George Peirce 
Ann Albertson 
lienj. Albertson 
Isaac Williams 
Eliz. Wilson 
Hugh Poulke 
Cadwalader Roberts 
Mary Roberts, Jr. 
Rebekah Roberts 



Issue 





Born 


Died 


Marned 


SARAH 


8-3i-]SoS 


7-1-18S.1 


(Unmarried) 


PHHI!E W. 


S-27-I8IO 


S-17-1S93 


Jacob Roberts 



Jacob Roberts, born in iSio, was the son of Isaac and Alice (Comfort) Roberts, 
and married Phebe Williams in 1837. The progenitor in America of the Roberts 
family was Cadwalader Roberts, eldest sou of Robert Cadwalader born in Wales in 



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THE ^VILLIA^rS family 39 

1673, who arrived in 169S and KuUk-d ii 
acres near North Wales. Jacob Roberts 
highly esteemed for his benevolence. 

Isaac Roberts, a brother of Jacol), was born in 1S14, and married, in 1S50, Mary 
n. liacon (born iSiS)', daughter of John Bacon of Greenwich, N.J. No issue. 

According to the Welsh custom the son of Robert Cadwalader transposed the 

/ssHi 
Born Died Married 

ABIGAIL 2-25-1S12 12-29-1SS3 Isaac Hall 

Isaac Hall was a member of a Friend's family that came from Ohio. 
JESSE, 2nd 5-7-1S14 6-30-1S74 Frances C. Stokes 

Frances C. Stokes was the daughter of Samuel Stokes, M. D., and Susan 
Myers of Stroudsburg, Pa. Samuel Stokes was one of the earliest settlers and a 
leading physician of Stroudsburg. In the garden of his residence were found the 
ruins of an old fort, in which the early settlers took refuge from the Indians. 

Thomas Stokes, first settler and oldest ancestor in America, was born loth mo. 
30th, 1640. He married Mary Barnard of London, and his marriage is on record at 
Devonshire House, London, loth mo. 30th, 166S. He was a contemporary of George 
Fox and Willi.im Pcnn. With his wife and one or two young children, his elde;,t son 
John being one, he sailed from England in the good ship " Kent," Mariow JIaster, 
and arrived at Newcastle, Delaware, on 6th mo. l6th, 1677, and subsequently settled 
near the town of Burlington, N. J., where his name appears among the signers of the 
Proprietors and Freeholders in the Grants and Concessions of West New Jersey. 

John Stokes, brother of Thomas Stokes, married Anna Barber in 1676, and his 
marriage is also recorded at Devonshire Meetinghouse. He was a Friend and on 
account of his principles was confined in White Lion Prison in Surrey, in 1664. He 
left five children, John, Thomas, Joseph, Sarah and Mary. 

John Stokes, the eldest son of Thomas Stokes, born 1675, is mentioned in the 
will of Thomas Stokes, which is recorded in the office of the Secretary of State at 
Trenton, N. J. He married Elizabeth Green in 1712, daughter of Thomas Green, 
known as "Lady Green." 

The Green family were descended from the English Nobility. Sir Henry Green 
W.-1S Lord Chief Justice of England and died in 1370. Sir Thom.is Green, of Norton, 
who died in 1506, left a daughter Matilda, who married Sir Thomas Parr. Their 
daughter was Katherine Parr, the third wife of King Henry VIII. 

Henrv S. Williams has in his possession a curious old chest, which was a wed- 
ding present to Susan Myers Stokes, from her mother, bearing the d.ite of M.iy 4th, 
1789, and the name of .\nn JIaria Braun. Tlie old bible, bound in pigskin, with brabs 
clasps and curious woodcuts, w,-\s printed in Basle in 1734 and contains the records of 
the Myers family as far back as 1740, and is in the possession of Jesse Williams, 3rd. 



17F PHEEE WILLIAMS was married to Jacob Roberts, and resided 
with her husband at Paoli, Penna. She was a Minister of the Society of Friends, 
and for many years was on the Committee of Westtown Boarding School. 






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Bom 


Died 




Married 


12-16- 1S37 






(Unmarried) 


1-.S-1S40 






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3-21.1894 






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8.14-1876 






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'.e was a Minister of the 
Society of Friends. 



20 F JOSIAH (Roberts) 

21 F JOSEPH 

22 F HANNAH W. " 

23 F ALICE 

24 F SAKAH W. " 



ISF ABIGAIL WILLIAMS was a Minister of the Society of Friends 
and a teacher of Westtown Boarding School, and after Iier marriage to Isaac 
Hall removed to Malvern, Penna. 



19F JES5E WILLIAMS, 2nd, was, for many years, in the wholesale 
and retail drygoods business ou Second street and on Arch street, Philadelphia. 
During the latter years of his life, he was in the coal business on Walnut street. 
He was a member of the Northern District Meeting at 6th and Noble streets. 
He always took an active interest in public affairs and was one of the first mem- 
bers of the Volunteer Firemen's Association, also an active member of the U. S. 
Hose Compar.y, in the days when many of the gentlemen of Philadelphia par- 
ticipated in such organizations. He was a keen sportsman and very fond of 
trout fishing, visiting the Pocono region in the early spring months, until near 
the end of his life. Ke was an expert maker of artificial flies and could readily 
tie a fly to imitate those that were to be found on the water at the time of day 
when he was fishing. He died 6th mo. 30th, 1S74, and was buried iu the old 
burial ground at Plymouth Meetinghouse, Montgomery Co., Penna. The burial 
ground is now used iu common by both branches of the Society. The magnifi- 
cent oak and buttonwood trees give an added charm to this historical ground. 
The Williams, Albertson and Foulke families, who were connected by marriage, 
have been buried here for many generations. 

He married Frances C. Stokes lotli mo. 7tli, 1S47. Certificate : 

" WHEREAS, Jesse Williams of the City of Philadelphia in the State of Penn- 
sylvania, son of Jesse Williams of Montgomery Co., and State aforesaid, deceased, and 
Hannah his wife, and Frances C. Stokes, danphter of Samuel Stokes of the Borough 
of Stroudsburg, Monroe County and same Sute, and Susan his wife, having declared 
their intentions of marriage with each other before a Monthly Meeting of the Reli- 
gious Society of Friends held at Horsh.ani. Montgomery Co., and Slate aforesaid, 
according to the good order used amoiig them ; and having consent of their surviving 
parents, their said proposal of marriage was allowed by the said Meeting. 



THE WILLIAAIS FAMILY 



41 



Now These Are to Certify whom it may concern, That for the full .-iccoinplish- 
meiit of their intentions, this seventh day of the tenth month in the year of o-.ir Lord 
one thousand ei>,'ht luuulred and forty-seven, they the said Jesse Williams and I'Vances 
C, StoVes api)eared in « pnhlic nicetinj? of the said I'cople held in the Ilorouj;!: of 
Stroudslnir;,', County and State aforesaid, and the said Jesse Williams, taking; t!-.e said 
Frances C. Stokes by the hand, did on this Solemn occasion openly declare, Tjiat he 
took her, the said Frances C. Stokes, to be his Wife, promising; with Divine assistance, 
to be uuto her a loving and faithful Husband until IJcatli should separate them, and 
then in the same nssembly the said h'rances C. Stokes did in like manner declare. 
That she look him the said Jesse Williams to be her husband, promising with iJivine 
assistance, to be unto him a loving and faithful Wife until Death should separate 
them. And moreover Uiey, the said Jesse Williams and Frances C. Stokes, (she 
accordiuL; to the custom of marriage assuming the name of her Husband,) did as a 
further confirmation thereof, then and there to these Presents set their Hands. 
JKSSK WILLIAMS 
FRANCES S. WILLIAMS 
And We, whose names are also hereunto subscribed, being present at the solem- 
nization of the said marriage, and subscription, have as Witnesses thereunto set our 
Hinds the day and year above written. 

Robt. Robeson 

James Bell, Jr. 

Jasper Cotant 

James Hell 

Mary Stroud 

Jane Malven 

S. Stokes 

Martha Stroud 

JI. G. Strattary 

Joseph Bell 

Phebe Cotant 

I. Rowland Howell 

Elizabeth S. Robeson 

Matilda R. Depuy 

Susan Stokes 

Anna Maria Stokes 

Stogdell Stokes 



Mary B. Croasdale 
James Postes 
James Kerr 
Susanna Bell 
Isaac N'. Cotant 
Hannah Hell 
Hannah Gubbings 
Sarah Williams 
Rachel S. Stokes 
Eliza E. Stokes 
Caroline W. Knight 
J. Morton Aibertson 
Sarah B. Watson 
Septimus Roberts 
Eliza I. Stroud 
Anna Peale 
.Susan Stroud 



John Gubbing 
Jos. P. Robeson 

Sar.ih Alsop 
Richd. T. Wilson 
Ann D. Kerr 
Mary Gubbings 
Abigail Williams 
Ellen L. Stokes 
John N. Stokts 
Mary .\!bertsou 
Charles B. Williams 
Jesse Foulke 
William Eastburu 
Susan S. Wilson 
M. A. Contant 
Sarah B. Eastburn 



Martha E. Stokes 
Hannah .-Mbertson 
Mark Bulderston 
Mary Watson 
Samuel W. Bacon 
Elizabeth McElrath 
Hetty Downing 



Issue 
Corn Died Ularricd 

HANNAH 3-14-1S49 3-20-1S49 

SAMUEL STOKES 10-12-1S50 Mary Focht 

Mary Focht's father was a Lutheran Clergyman. The family is of German 
descent. 
HENRY STOKES 1-2S-1853 ilary Rhoads Garrett 

Mary R. Garrett is the daugliter of John T.iddle Garrett, of Roseinont, Pa., ex- 
President of the Girard Trust Co., and formerly Vice-President of the Lehigh Valley 
R. R. Co. The founder of the family in America was William Garrett, who came 
irom England in i534 and settled in Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pcuua. 



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Bom Died Married 

28 F EDWARD B. 1-1S-1S56 Idr\ Myers 

Ida Myer's father was in the UnUed States Custom House and a member of the 
Peunsylvauin Legislature. The family is of German dc-scent. 

J9 F JESSE, 3rd 4-5-1S60 Gertrude Klapp 

Gertrude Klapp was the daughter of Dr. Joseph Klapp, n prominent Philadel- 
phia physician, who niariied Anna Paulina Van Lew, of Ric'.imond, Virginia. She is 
a descendant of Hilary Baker, wlio was Mayor of Philadelphia in 1796, and is con- 
nected with many prominent Southern families. Dr. Joseph Klapp, was the founder 
and first President of the Howard Hospital, Philadelphia. Dr. William Klapp, Pres- 
ident of the Episcopal Academy, Philadelphia, is of the same family. 

The Van Lews came to New York, prior to 1700, at the time of the Dutch settle- 
ment. Many historic associations surround the old Van Lew mansion in Rich- 
mond, at one time occupied by the Richmond Club. Elizabeth, sister of Anna 
Paulina Van Lew, one of the occupants at the time of the Civil War, was a Northern 
sympathizer and concealed and assisted many Union soldiers to escape. She was in 
touch with the Union headquarters and transmitted much important information to 
General Grant. 



26F SAMUEL S. WILLIAMS attended Friends Select School and 
Westtown, and i.s connected with the Fourth Street National Bank of Philadel- 
phia, and married Mary Focht. 

30 F JO.SEPH STOKJCS Catherine Starhuck 



27F KENRY STOKES WILLIAMS attended Friends Select School 
and Westtown and is a member of the firm of Williams, Brown 6c Earle, dealers 
in scientific instruments, 918 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. He is a member of 
the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Union Lea<;ue of Philadelphia, the 
Franklin Institute, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the 
Geographical Society, and the Merion Cricket Club. 

When in England he visited the old church at Greens Norton and in 
company with the Rector of the Church, Samuel Beal, visited the Manor and 
Parish House of Greens Norton. Greens Norton is located not far from Rugby, 
in a very beautiful part of England. The church dates back to th.e Norman 
period and contains .several alabaster efllgics (life size) and brasses of the Green 
family from v.-hich he is descended. He has in his possession a pencil rubbing 
made from the tomb of Sir Thomas Green. It represijnts the Knight in armor, 
and his Lady in the costume of the period, 1391. He married Mary Rhoads 
Garrett, at Ilavcrford Meeting, lolh mo. iSth, 1900. 



THE WILLIAMS FAMILY 




Born Died 


Married 


hsiu 




HUZAr.ETlI CARRETT 8-22-1901 




MARGARET RIIOADS 7-21-1903 




KRANCES GARRETT 2-3-1905 





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28F EDWARD E. WILLIAMS attended Friends Select School, and is 
an artist and illustrator. He resides in Philadelphia. He married Ida Myers. 
lisue 



34 K I-RANCES M. 


i-23-i.S,S7 




35 F ANNA 0. 


1-27-1SS9 


10-2-1894 


36 F BLANCHE 


6-15-1S91 




37 F DOROTHY 


10-11-1S93 


11-22-1893 


38 F JI. RUTH 


11-9-1894 




39 F HEXRV E. 


9-25-1S97 




40 F IDA ^L 


9-5-1900 




41 F EDWARD S. 


6-4-1907 





29F JESSE WILLIAMS, 3rd, is a conveyancer and was educated at 
Friends Select School and at Westtown, and resides in Philadelphia. Member of 
the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. He married Gertrude H. Klapp. 
Issue 

42 F JESSE 1-25-1894 4-21-1S94 

43 F GERTRUDE GLADYS KLAPP 12-51-1897 

44 F HILARY BAKER KLAPP 12-15-1904 



5F RICiiARD WILLIAMS, 3rd, was born in Guilford County, 
North Carolina, and moved when a young man to Philadelphia, instead of accom- 
panying his brothers to Indiana and Ohio. He was a member of the firm of 
Scull & Williams, wholesale cloth merchants, and resided with his family at 
Green and Coulter streets, Germantown, Philadelphia. He was a School Director 
and a member of the Prison Society of Philadelphia, being on the Prison Visiting 
Committee of that organization. Upon his death a special meeting of the 
"Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons" was 
called, which passed resolutions of sympathy expressing the loss to the Society- 
in his death and recording his services in connection therewith. 



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"Richard Williams, in the 74th year of his ai^e ; for many years an esteemed member of 
the Northern District Monthly Meeting of Philadelphia. Though suddenly removed from 
works to rewards, his friends have the consoling belief that through watchfulness; and prayer, 
having constantly in view the uncertainty of life, he was prepared for the final change, a'ld 
that through the mercies of a Holy Redeemer, who had been his support through a long life, 
he was permitted to join the spirits of the just made perfect." ("The Friend"~iS6i.) 

He married Rtitb Reeve on 72th mo. 13th, 1S21, at the Green Street 
Meeting, Philadelphia, the names of 87 witnesses appearing on the wedding cer- 
tificate, and died 6th mo. 2nd, 1S61. His wife died loth mo. 23rd, iSSi. 

^5-0/7; Died Married 

Issue 

45 F SAMUEL REEVE 4-1S-1S23 Sarah Harding 

Sarah Harding was the daughter of Philip and Amelia (Giles) Harding. The 
Harding family was established in this country by tliree brothers, Walter, Roger and 
Elias. Sarah Harding was descended from Walter, who settled first in Kentucky and 
later in Maryland. The family was an English one distinguished a century before the 
Xorman Conquest. Arms - a crest on a chapeau, turned arm. The family seat was at 
Barasat, Stratford on Avon. 

Amelia Giles was the daughter of Thomas Giles, an ofHcer of the Revolution. 

46 F CHARLES BALDWIN 10-24-1824 11-29-1SSS (Unmarried) 

47 F ANNA REEVE 9-21-1826 4-1-1902 Charles L. Sharpless 

"Charles L. Sharpless was a wholesale drygoods merchant of Philadelphia and 
resided with his family at 'The Oaks' about 8 miles froin the city, a 60 acre tract 
beautifully situated between the North Penn R^ R. and the Old York Road. He was 
the first to import Jersey cattle from the island of Jersey, and was an appreciative 
lover of the fine arts and left a choice collection of paintings," (Genealogy of the 
Sharpless Family.) 

48 F HENRY COPE 7-23-1S2S 12-1-1842 (Unmarried) 

49 F RICHARD JORDAN 7-22-1S30 Josephine F. Smith 

Josephine F. Smith was the daughter of Solomon Smith, 3rd, of Smithtown, 
L. I., and of Amy Reinington of Philadelphia, and is a descendant of Major Richard 
Smith who received a Royal Patent for 30,000 acres on Long Island in 1656. His 
descendants are the dominant infiuence in tho neighborhood today, much of the orig- 
inal lands sti'il Ijeing owned by the eighth generntion of Smiths. The family were 
prominently connected with Provincial and Revolutionary event.s. Solomon Smith, 
jnrl, grandfatlicr of Josephine Smith, was nn ollicur of a troop of horse, her great 
uncle Colonel Josiah Smith was a Revolutionary olficer, and Iier groat aunt Mary 
Smith married Colonel Abraham Gardiner, aiiotlKT Ucvohitinnnry olliccr and fourth 
Lord of the .Manor of Gardiner's Island. ICli/abeth Smith, ilaughter of the Patentee, 
married (ist) William Lawrence, (2ud) Philip Carteret, and (3rd) Colonel Richard 
Townley. While the wife of Governor Carteret of New Jersey and during his a!>sence 
in England, this member assumed the reins and the acts of that period were recorded 
as "passed under the aduiinistratioii of Lady Ivli/.abeth Carteret." 



THE WILLIAMS FAMILY 45 

Other uieriibcrs were Rev. William Sniith, J iidi,'e Joshua B. Smith, Hon. Kdw. 
Henry Smith, Judge J. Lawrence Smith, Major Kleiieztr Smith, atKi Tabitha, .Sarah 
and Pliebe Smith, who were the mothers, respectively, of General William I'loyd, 
Siijner of the Declaralioa of Indeiiendence, General Nathaniel WoodhuU of the Revo- 
lution, nnd Rear-Adniiral Theodorus Bailey, U. S. N., who was next in command to 
I'arraj^ut at the battle of New Orleans. The Smith arms are described : Sable, six 
fleur-de-lis, arijent, three, two nnd one ; crest, ovit of a ducal coronet or a demi-buil 
salient, ar<;ent, armed of the first. Motto : "Neither Kcar nor Spern." 

Amy Keniint;ton was the (lauj;htcr of John I'eleK Rcniinnlon and ICli/abcth 
Strickland, who are buried in St. Peters jjravcy.'ird, .}lh and I'ine streets, Philadc-lpliia, 
and a KranddauKhtcr of Pcleg RemiuKton and Amey Jones of Rhode Islan.l, who were 
married in Newport County loth Mo., uSth, 1772. The family trace descent from Sir 
William Reminjiton, Lord Mayor of London, ij'io, arms : C.yronny of eij,'ht, ermine, 
a .lolphin emboweil, or. Lieut. John Remington, who settled in New J-hi^land .about 
16,^7, was the first of the family in America. 

Amey Jones who marrieil Pelc^ RcmiuKton, was a daughter of Willi..ni Jones, 
First Lieutenant of the "Uukc of Marlboro\tgh". Her brother William Jones was a 
Ca]>tain of Marines on the "Constitution" and Governor of Rhode Island, iSii. Her 
sister, Sarah Jones, married General William Allen, a Revolutionary ofilcer, and their 
son, Lieut. William H. Allen, U. S. N., commanded the "Argus" against the 
"Pelican" in the English Cliannel, in the war of 1812. 







Born 


Died 


Married 


50 F 


EMMA 


2-7-1833 




(Unmarried) 


51 F 


EDWARD 


10-15-1S34 


10-18-1S34 




52 F 


CAROLINE 


10-15-1835 




(Unmarried) 


53 F 


FRANCIS COPE 


10-20-1839 


10-1S-1906 


Mary Frame 



45F SAMUEL REEVE WILLIAMS married Sarah Harding, who 
died in 1S54. 

Issue 

54 F AMELIA 



46F CflARLES BALDWIN WILLIAMS was senior of the firm of 
Charles B. Williams &. Co., wholesale cloth merchants, on Market Street, Phila- 
delphia. He was a director of the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company and an 
active member of the Eromathean Literary Society of Philadelphia. He was 
literary in his tastes and possessed a selected library of the standard essayists, 
and historical and literary publications of the Society of Friends, of which he 
was a consistent member. 

"Resolved - That in the death of Charles B. Williams, who has been actively connected 
with us for so many years, -we have lost one whose position in the business community assisted 
materially in securing for the Company that confidence so indispensable to the success of a 
trust corporation ; and whose active eilorts in its behalf aided in maintaining its reputation and 
securing its prosperity. 



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Resolved - That in his decease the Company has lost an earnest, intelligent, experienced 
and faithful trustee, who brought to the discharge of his dvities a wise sagacity, good judgment 
and strict integrity, and the officers and trustees have lost a personal friend, endeared to them 
by a long and intimate association, whose warmth of heart, genial manner, amiable disposition 
and gentlemanly character made business intercourse with him a constant pleasure." (Reso- 
lutions of the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company-published iSSS.) 



47F ANNA REEVE WILLIAMS was married to Charles L. Sharp- 
less loth Mo., ist, 1S44. 



55 F M.A.RY W (SHARPLESS) 



8-2S-1S45 



Issue 
62 F IS.\AC T.\TNALL (STARR) S-7.1S67 
Issue 

66 P EDWARD 

67 F ELIZABETH 

68 F FLOYD 



Edward Starr, a stock 
broker of Philadelphia, 
son of Isaac Starr and 
Lydia DeCoiiig. m. 
10th Mo., 2nd, 1S66. 

May White, daughter of 
Flovd White. 



63 F ANNA B. (STARR) 



6-25-1870 



Rodman E. Griscom, a 
stock broker of Phila- 
delphia. He is a son 
of Clement A. Griscom, 
Esq., late President of 
the International Nav- 
igation Co., and Di- 
rector of the Penna. 
R. R. Co. Another 
.son, Capt. Loyd C. 
Griscom, is present 
American Ambassador 
to Ilalv. 



69 F CLEMKNT (GRISCOM) 

70 F MARV STARR 



64 F SOPHIA (STARR) 



Frederick Morns, a mem- 
ber of the firm of Morris, 
Wheeler & Co., Phila- 
delphia. 



THE WILLIAMS FAMILY 

Boin Died 

Issue 

71 V EUZAIiKTH (MORRIS) 

72 F FREDERICK 



65 F CHARLES (STARR) 



3.4-1878 



(Unmarried) 



56 F ANNA BROWN (SHARPLESS) 6-17-1S47 

57 F HENRY WILLIAMS 

58 F CHARLES WILLIAMS 

59 F ANNA BROWN 

60 F LYDIA HUNN 



7-10-1848 



2-9-IS49 


(Unmarried) 


" I-I9-I.S5I 


(Unmarried) 


II-9-IS53 7-28-1858 




4-S-IS58 


Dr. Edward Winslow 
Taylor, of Philadelphia, 
son of Franklin Tay- 
lor and Emily Annette 
Winslow. 


Issue 




73 F ANNA SHARPLESS (TAYLOR) 


74 F EDWARD WINSLOW 





61 F TOWNSEND (SHARPLESS) 



10-24-1863 



Mary Field, daughter of 
Henry Field of Phila- 
delphia. 



Issue 

75 F MARION 

76 F TOWNSEND 

77 F CHARLES 

78 F LINCOLN 



49F RICHARD J. WILLIAMS. 4th, is a lawyer and has resided 
with his family since 18S4 on Penn street near Green street, Germantown, Phila- 
delphia. He was an active member of the American Literary Union during its 
long existence. He married Josephine F. Smith 3rd Mo., 25th, 1869, by Friends' 
ceremony, the first witness to the wedding certificate being "Daniel M. Fox, 
Mayor of Philadelphia." 



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"Mr. Williams attended select schools of the Society of Friends in Philadelphia and then 
entered the Westtown Boarding School conducted bv said Society in Chester County, where 
he remained from 1S42 to 1S45. When about 17 years of age he went into the silk house of 
Morris L. Hallowell & Co., Philadelphia, continued there until he bec.irae of age, when he de- 
cided upon a professional career. He began the study of law with Eli K. Price, Esq., and 
matriculating in the law department of the University of Pennsylvania, took the full course of 
law lectures by Judge Sharswood, Peter McCall and E. Spencer Miller, and was graduated in. 
1S54. In May of that year he was admitted to practice at the Philadelphia Bar. He has been 
engaged in the active practice of his profession in that city ever since, a period of j.} years. 
Mr. Willia-iis is the author of a book on the "Laws Relating to Physicians & Dentists", one on 
the "Law of Wills", and a third on the "Laws Relating to Landlords and Teiu>.:its", which has 
lately reached a second edition," (University of Pennsylvania and Her Sons.) 



Born Died 


lifarried 


Issue 




6-2S-1870 


(Unmarried 


3-29-1S72 


Mantle Fiel. 



79 F CHARLES HENRY 

80 F AMY REEVE 3-29-1S72 Mantle Fielding 

Mantle Fielding is an architect by profession and an active member of the 
Pennsylvania Historical Society, of which his uncle Frederick D. Stone, was Sec- 
retary for many years. His father, a member of the f.imily of Henry Fielding, the 
English Noveli.st, was the first of the family in America. Mr. Fielding's residence, 
"The Barn", is located on Walnut Lane, Germantown, Penna. 
Si F RICHARD JORDAN (5th) 4-7-1874 (Unmarried) 

82 F JOSEPH REMINGTON 7-7-1S76 Anna Wolfe (deceased) 

S3 F ANNA SHARPLESS 11.18-187S (Unmarried) 

84 F EDGAR 3-25- iSSo 6-25-1880 



79F CH[ARLES HENRY WILLIAMS was educated at a private 
•school of the Society of Friends, in Philadelphia, aud is editor of the "York 
Daily," of York, Penna. For many years he was on the staffs of the New York, 
Philadelphia and Buffalo Dailies. 1901, Secretary of The General Bauxite Com- 
pany, Arkansas. During the earlier period of the construction of the Canal he 
went to Panama as a special correspondent for one of the Philadelphia Dailies. 
Mr. Williams has been successively editor of the "Weekly Inquirer" of Piedmont, 
Alabama, tlie "Daily News" of Richlands, Virginia, and of the "Daily Express" 
of Easton, Penna. 



SOr AMY REEVE WILLIAMS was ■■ '.ucatcd at a private school of 
the Society of Friends in Philadelphia, and was married to Mantle Fielding, 
I ith Mo., 23rd, 1S9S. 



THE WILLIAMS FAMILY 

Born 
Issue 

55 F RICriARD MANTLE (FIHI.niXG) 12-9-1O03 

56 F FRANCES " 12-10-1906 



81F RICHARD JORDAN WILLIAMS, 5th, was educated at a priv- 
ate school of the Society of Friends in "Pliiladelphia. Early engagements with 
large transportation and construction companies. Volunteer, Spanish War. 1902, 
real estate officer and auditor, The General Bauxite Company and The Fullers 
Earth Company-General, Arkansas. Secretary, County Central Committee, and 
Delegate, Arkansas Republican State Convention, 1904. 1905. engaged with 
the Government as Chief of Division, Panama Canal. 1908, bond seller for 
Redmond & Co., of New York and Philadelphia, Bankers. 



82F JOSEPH REMINGTON WILLIAMS was educated at a private 
school of the Society of Friends, Philadelphia, and for many years has been 
identified with the printing and lithographing business in that city. 



53F FRANCIS COPE WILLIAMS wns educated at Westtown School 
of the Society of Friends, and was a member of the firm of Charles B. Williams 
&, Co., wholesale cloth merchants, of Philadelphia. He married Mary Frame. 

Issue 
S7 F EDITH PEMBERTON James WTieeler, a lawyer 

of New Ha^•eu, Coiiu. 



87F EDITH PEMBERTON WILLIAMS was married to James 
Wheeler. 

Issue 

as F MARY PEMBERTON (WHEELER) 11-29-1900 

89 F LUCY r^IINER " 3-20-1904 

90 F ROBERT " 4-28-1907 



7F DANIEL WILLIAMS v,-as a Minister of the Society of Friends, 
and resided at Richmond, Indiana. He traveled much in the ministry both in 
America and England. He moved from Pennsylvania to Wayne Co., Indiana, 
in 1S32. 









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91 F 


LYDIA 


92 F 


REBECCA 


93 F 


SUSAX 


94 F 


NATHAN H. 


95 F 


MARY 


96F 


DANIEL 



(By his first wife Margaret Jeanes.) 
(No issue) 



Joel W. Hiatt 
Silas \V. Bond 
John Murphy 
Mary Ann Brown 
ElUvood AlbertsoD 



(By his second wife Margaret (Weber) Shoemaker, whom 

he married 5th Mo., 15th, 1823, at Gwyuedd, Pa.) 

97 F SOLOMON Margaret Murphy 

9S F JESSE Mary Ann Mendenhall 

99 F JACOB 3-3-1827 Catherine Pearson 

100 F M.'i.RGARET Jonathan Worn 

loi F SARAH William Hunt 



(By his third wife Lydia King Rider.) 



102 F KING RIDER 



Elizabeth Flaston 



92r REBECCA WILLIAMS was married to Silas Bond. 
Issue 
103 F DANIEL W. (BOND) 
10.1 F JOSIAH 

105 F MARY I!. 

106 F MARTHA 

107 F ADELINE 
10:5 F SUSAN 



John Murphy 



Issue 

109 F LYDIA JANE (MURPHY) 

no F ALBERT 

111 F CAROLINE 

112 F WILLIAM 

113 F COLUMBUS 

114 F EMALINE 

115 F MARGARET 

116 F MERKITT 



THE WILLIAMS I'AMILY 51 

94F NATHAN H. WILLIAMS married (isl) Mary B. Brown; 



(2IKl) . 

117 1" K1.IZABKTH 

iiS I' LUTIIKR 

119 F MAHLON 

i;o !• JACOB 

121 F WESLEY 

123 F JOEL 

123 F ALICE 

124 F DANIEL 



Born Died Married 

Issue 



(By his second wife- 



95F MARY WILLIAMS was married to EUwood Albertson. 
Issue . 
I25F OLIVER (ALBERTSON) 
126F HAXNA JAY 
127F ALBERT 
12SF llAILY 



118F LUTHER WILLIAMS— married- 
Issue 

129F SCHUYLER 
130F ORLIE 



I22F JOEL WILLIAMS-married- 

Issue 
131F CHARLES 



96F DANIEL WILLIAMS— married 

IsSUd 

132F DILLON 

133F ALONZO (Deceased) 



97F SOLOMON WILLIAMS married Margaret Murphy. 
Issue 

134F ELLA 
135F ElIALINE 



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Issue 




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CHARLES 








IJ7 


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ALPHEUS 








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OLIVER 








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MARGARET JANE 








140 


F 


MARY ELIZABETH 








141 


F 


EVA ALICE 








142 


F 


GEORGE B. 








143 


F 


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Mary Mendenhall. 










Issue 




144 


F 


CAROLINE 








145 


F 


DANIEL 








146 


F 


JOSEPH 








147 


F 


RUFUS 








14S F 


EXALINA 









99F JACOB WILLIAMS married (ist) Mary by whom he had 

one child who died in iufaucy ; (2nd) Catherine Pearson, who died 3rd Mo., i6th, 
1904, at the age of 69 years. She was a Minister of the Society of Friends 
25 yrs. 



149 F 


JOSEPH 


150 F 


ALVA 


15. F 


ELI/.ABF.TH M. 


152 F 


ALBERT 


153 E 


ADALINE 


154 F 


CAROLINE 


ISS F 


ROBERT 


156 F 


DANIEL 


157 F 


ALICE 


rsS F 


J. i-;dgar 



(Died in 


infancy 


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(Died in 


infancy 


) 


Dr. J. B. 
in.<,'ton, 


Meek, 
, Ind. 


of Ab- 


Addison 
boy. In 


HisMt, 
d. 


of Am- 



George Frnzer, of Will- 
iamsburg, Ind. 

of Fountain City, Ind. 
of Plainfield, Ind. 
of Fountain City, Ind. 
Anna H. White 
Anna II. White is the oldest daughter of David F. and Anjjelina Hough White. 
The Wliite? are a family prominent in Jvistern North Carolina. 



THE WILLIAMS FAMILY 

152F ALSERT WILLIAMS married . 

lioru Died 

Issue 
159 P EARL A. 
i6o F GRACE PITTS 
161 F EDXA KXANCHS 



153F ADALINE WILLIAMS was married to Addison Hiatt. 
Issue 

162 F FRF.UERICK (HIATT) 

163 F WILBUR II. " 

164 F RUTH 



154F CAROLINE WILLIAMS was married to George Frazer. 
Issue 

165 F EDXA (FRAZER) 

166 F ETHHL 

167 F JANE 

16S F HOWARD " . ' : 

169 F ESTHER 



155F ROBERT WILLIAMS married- 
Issue 

170 F CARL 

171 F MAUDE 



156F DANIEL WILLIAMS married- 

Issue 

172 F ELMER 

173 F MILDRED 



158F J. EDGAR WILLIAMS born Fountain City, Indiana, February 
2nd, 1S74. Educated at New Garden, and Amboy (Indiana) Academies. Grad- 
uated from High School at Fountain City, 1894. Studied for the Ministry at the 
Biole Institute, Cleveland, Ohio. Recorded a minister of the Society of Friends 
at the age of 21. Married, 2mo., 6th, 1896, Anna H. White. Served on Foreign 
Mission Boards, and President, Christian Endeavor Work. Author of a book on 
Bible Study for Children and Young People. Served as Pastor— i year Tecumseh, 



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Mich., 2 years West Milton, Ohio., 3 years Marshalltown, Iowa; 2 years Greens- 
boro, X. C; and i year Seattle, Wash., to which latter post he was assigned by 

the Evangelistic Committee to establish meetinghouses and forward Friends' 
doctrines in that State. 

Born Died Married 

Issue 
\-ji. F ESTHER MIRI.\M 
175 F MARJORIE 
179 F RUSSELL CONWELL 



lOOF MARGARET WILLIAMS was married to Jonathan Worn. 
Issue 

177 F DANIEL (WORxN) Cynthia Ann Hayworth 

178 F OLIVER 

179 F HENRV 
iSo F FRANCIS 
iSi F JOHN 

1S2 F CORDELIA 
183 F MARY 



ICir SARAH WILLIAMS was married to William Hunt. 
Issue 

184 F EMMA (HUNT) 

185 F ALICE 

1S6 F LAURA 
187 F EDWIN 
18S F JACOIl 

102F KING RIDER WILLIAMS mnnicd Klizaheth Flaxton. 

189 F ELLA 

190 F EMMA 

191 F ALICE 

192 F LL'LU 



8F SARAH WILLIAMS was married, in 1S21, to Samuel Knight, 
son of William and Elizabeth Knit;ht. Saiinicl Knight died in iS6q. 



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193 F ELIZABETH H. (KNIGHT) 1S75 



194 F 


CAROLINE W. 




195 F 


SARAH A. 




196 F 


SAMUEL W. 


1S98 


197 F 


WILLIAM 11. 


1S32 


198 F 


ANNA W. 


iS54 


199 F 


WILLIAM H. 


1S62 


200 F 


ELLEN 


1S66 



James I'owell, who died 
in 1861. 



(Unmarried) 
Charles R. Abbott 



William Burgess 



William J. Taylor, who 
died in 1903. 



James Powell and Elizabeth H. Knight (193F). 
Issue 
201 F ANNA (POWELL) 1S95 



F CAROLINE K. 



203 F CHARLES A. 

204 F SARAH W. 



(i) John W. Frederick, who 
died in 1873. 

(2) Charles Frederick, who 
died in 1904. 

James R. Bancroft, who 
died in 1885. 



Charles R. Abbott and Sarah A. Knight (iQSF)- 
Issue 
205 F SARAH (ABBOTT) Wm. T. McKeever 

2o5 F ANNA S. "1894 

207 F ELIZABETH P. " 
20S F HENRY H. " 1893 Catherine Bede 



William J. Taylor and Ellen Knight (200F). 
Issue 



209 F VIRGINIA (TAYLOR) 



Dr. Ralph W. Sei.ss, son 
of the late Rev. Dr. 
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John W. Frederick and Anna Powell (201 F). 

Died Married 

Issue 
210 F WARFORD (FREDERICK) Florence I. Latchfoni 



Charles Frederick and Anna Powell (20 iF). 
Issue 
211 F JOHN (FREDERICK) 
ai2 I" NORMAN 



James R. Bancroft and Caroline K. Powell (202F). 
Issue 

213 F HARVEY (RANCROFT) 

214 F POWELL " 1865 

215 F HELEN 

216 F ELIZABETH K. " 1876 

217 F ANNA P. " 1902 (l) Charles F. Heazle, who 

died in 1900. 

(2) James D Bauks 



Warford Frederick (210F) and Florence L L,atchford. 
Issue 
21S F FLORENCE (FREI)RRICK) 



6F ANNE WILLIAIVIS was married 5th Mo., nth, 1783, to Eleazer 

Hiatt. 

Issue 

219 F ELIZA (HIATT) ^l) Jesse Reynolds 

(j) Samuel Hadley 

220 F HADLEY 

221 F JESSE 

222 F DANIEL 



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DESCENDANTS OF PRUDENCE (G), FIFTH CHILD 
OF RICHARD WILLIAINIS, 1ST. 



G PRUDSNCE WILLIAMS was married to Levi Coffin at New- 
Garden, N. C, 1st Mo., 4th, 17S6. 

Ijoni Died Alanied 

Inue 
(COKI-IN 

1798 



1 G DKBORAH 

2 G LKVI 
5 G BEULAH 

4 G MARY 

5 G ANNA 

6 G PRISCILLA 



Jol.nsou 

Catherine White 
Daniel Puckett 
Benjamin White 



Levi Coffin and Catherine White. 

Levi Coffin was the Abolitionist known as the President of the Underground 
Railro.id, having been instrumental in finding homes in Canada and elsewliere lor 
over 3000 escaped slaves. He made it a rule not to arrange for their escape, but to 
assist them after they had once taken the step. Some of the incidents in Harriet 
needier Slowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" were l).ascd on occurrences in wliich Levi 
Coffin figured. He it was who harbored the slave girl "ICli/.a Harris" after her flight 
across Ihc Ohio River on lloatiug cakes of ice. Rev. Dr. Rust, Secretary of the 
Kreedmen's Aid Society, wrote of Levi Coffin: "It would take less bra%'ery to go up 
to the cannon's mouth than to do the work he did. He walked through the streets 
hooted at and threatened by mobs, and the battlefield has scarcely such illustrations 
of heroism as he exhibited every day." An e.\tensive account of the work and adven- 
tures of Levi Coffiu will be found in his "Reminiscences," published in 1S76. 



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DESCEXDENTS OF RUTH (K), NINTH CHILD 
OF RICHARD WILLIAMS, 1ST. 

K RUTH y/ILLIAMS was married 5th Mo., 29th, 1794, to Charles 
Gordon, son of James and Mary Gordon, at New Garden, Guilford County, N. C. 



1 K RICHARD (GORDON) 

2 K JAMU.S 

3 K SETH 

4 K MARY 

5 K CHARLES 

6 K RI'TH 

7 K HSTHER 



Sarnli Stanley 
Ruth Mnxwell 

Sarnh Untlmnk 

Lydin Jessup 



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DESCENDANTS OF MARY (L), TENTPI CHILD 
OF RICHARD WILLIAMS, 1ST. 

L MARY WILLIAMS was married loth Mo., i4tb, 1793, to Jonathan 
Hackett, son of Anthony Hackett. 



1 L ANNA (HACKETT) 

2 L SETH 

3 L JESSE 

4 L MAHLON 

5 L JONATHAN 



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DESCENDANTS OF JOHN (M). ELEVENTH CHILD 

OF RICHARD WILLIAMS, 1ST. 

M JOHN WILLIAMS married Sarah Wheeler. 

Born Died Married 

Isiue 



I M 


BEN-AJAH 


5-15-1795 


2 M 


JONATHAN 


3-20-1797 


3 ^I 


WILLIAM 




4 M 


JESSE 





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DESCENDANTS OF ANN (N), TWELFTH CHILD 
OF RICHARD WILLIAMS, 1ST. 

N ANN WILLIAMS was married to Thomas Jessup. 



Issue 



1 X 

2 N 

3 N 

4 N 

5 N 

6 X 

7 N 

8 X 



JOXATIIAX (JESSUP) 

PRUDKNCE 

RICHARD 

MARY 

HULDA 

REBECCA 

ELIZABETH 

THOMAS 

AXNA 

JANE 



Rebecca Preston 



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BIBLIOGRAPHY 
MASSACHUSETTS 

Name of Book Author 

Ancient Lanilniarks of riynioulh Davis 

Do.ston Births — 1 700-1 Soo. 

Boston Afarriages. 

Boston Town Records — 1742- 1757. 

History of Cape Cod Freeman 

First Settlers of New England Savage 

Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown Wcyman 

History of New England Palfrey 

Jones — Col. John — of Dedham Perry 

^ileniorial History of Boston Jewett 

]\Iemorial History of Boston — 1630-16S0 Winsor 

Massachusetts Historical and Genealogical Society Records. 

New England Jndgcd Bishope 

Records of Boston Selectmen — 1716-1736. 
Records of Boston Selectmen — 1736- 1742. 

RHODE ISLAND 

Cranston Records — Town Council, Probate, Deeds. 

Descendants of Samuel Dunn of Providence, R. I Chapin 

Early Settlers of Nantucket Hinchman 

Essex Antiquarian. 

East Greenwich Records — Town Councils, Probate, Deeds 

Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island Austin 

Greenes of Rhode Island Clarke 

History of Rhode Island , Arnold 

History of Warwick, R. I Fuller 

Jamestown Records — Town Council, Probate, Deeds. 
Newport Records — Town Council, Probate, Deetls. 






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RHODE ISLAND (Continued) 

Name of Book AiitJwr 

Xarragansctt Friends Meeting- Hazard 

Newport Mistorica! Society Records. 

Xarragansctt Bay Bacon 

Newport Court Records — Supreme and Common Pleas. 
Narragansett Historical Regi^ter — \'ol. 8. 

Nonanti'.m & Natick Jacobs 

Old Richland Families Roberts 

Providence Records — Town Council, Probate, Deeds. 
Portsmouth Records — Town Council, Probate, Deeds. 

Rhode Island — Its Making & }ileaning Richman 

Rhode Island Manual — 1906 Dennett 

Rhode Island Historical Society Records. 
Warwick Records — Town Council, Probate, Deeds. 

NEW YORK 

Annals of New York Watson 

Brooklyn Eagle — 1879. 

Colonial New York Schuyler 

Cami)aign of 1776 Around New York and Pjrooklyn Johnston 

History of the City of New York Lamb 

History of West Chester Co., X. Y Bolton 

Hist, of New York during Revolutionary War Jones 

New York Herald Files. 

Xew York Historical Society Records. 

Xew York Genealogical Society Records. 1 

LONG ISLAND 

Edward Jessup and His Descendants Jessup 

Early Long Island ^''l''-it 

Genealogy of the b'ield I'amily Pierce 

Genealogy of the Plait Family ^'latt 

Genealogy of the Conklin Family E. I. Hist. Soc. 

Hist, of Southampton, E. I Howell 

rli-t. of StilTolk Co.— 18S2. 



THE WILLIAMS FAMILY . "7 

LONG ISLAND (Continued) 

Name 0/ Book >''"''^'"' 

Hist, of Long Inland Thompson 

Junes Family of Long Island J'"i'-'^ 

Long Ishnd Genealogies Hunker 

Records of Sniithtown. L. I I'elletreau 

Smith Wills of New York & Long Island I'elietrcau 

Story of an Old Farm ^^^"';'^'^ 

NEW JERSEY 

Annals of Atlantic City TIcston 

Biographical Encyclopedia of New Jersey Galaxy Pub. Co. 

Dorothea Scott S*^"" 

History of Cape ^lay County, X. J Stevens 

History of Atlantic City. X. J "'"^^^ 

First Settlers in Xewton Township, X. J Clement 

Friends in Burlington Gummere 

Early Settlers on Sea Coast of X. J Brown 

Genealogy of the Wade Family .^. Wade 

History and Genealogy of Fenwick's Colony Shourds 

History of the Colony of Xew Jersey Smith 

New Jersey Historical Records. 

Proceedings of Surveyors' Association of West Xew Jersey— 1880. 



PENNSYLVANIA 



Annals of Pliiladeli)hia and Penn.sylvania. 



.Watson 



Chester and Delaware Counties Cope 

Genealogy of Sharplcss Family Sharpless 

Genealogy of Shoemaker Family Shoemaker 

Genealogy of Smedley Family ^'^P*^ 

Genealogy of Cope Family. 

Genealogy of Wistar Family. Davids 

Genealogy of Jackson Family. 

Genealogy of Thomas Family Thomas 

Historical Collections of Pennsylvania Day 

History of Philadelphia Scharf & Westcott 



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78 THE WILLIAMS FAMILY 

PENNSYLVANIA (Continued) 

NavieofBook Author 

History ami Catalogue of Westtown Boarding School Dcwees 

Life of William Penn , Dixon 

Alemoirs of Jesse and Hannah Williams. 

Xational Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans. 

Plymouth Meeting Roberts 

Penna. Magazine, \'oI. VI Ward 

Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania Keith 

Pennsylvania — A Primer Perree 

Pennsylvania Historical Society Records. 

Quaker Arrivals at Philadelphia 16S2-1753 Myers 

(Juaker Ogdens in America L'gden 

Records of St. I'eter's Church, Philadelphia. 
Record Book of Nottingham 2ilecting (i'enna.) 
Records of Philadelphia ^Meeting. 
Records of Chester Meeting, Penna. 
Records of Providence Meeting (Penna.) 
University of Pennsylvania, 1740-1900. 

History of Delaware County, Penna Smith 

Plistorical Recollections Relating to Gwynedid Jenkins 

History of Chester County, Penna. 

History of Susc|uehanna County, I'enna. 

idistory of Northampton County, Penna. 

History of Buc!<s County. I'enna Davis 

MARYLAND 

Records of Jvecorder of Deeds, Dorchester County. .Md. 
Records of Recorder of Deeds, Prince George County, Md. 

History of Maryland Scharf 

J(;hns Hopkins University Studies i-: History .S: Political Science. 

Life of General Othu H<.lland W'-":':ns. 

Record Book — Monocacy Meeti:';; ' .Md.) 

The Anniversary of the Friends' Meeting House at Third Haven. Md.— 1884. 

Records of Band Comnii^si(;ner-' Office at .Vnnapolis, includini,' Wills. 



THE WILLIAMS FAMILY 79 

VIRGINIA 

Xiiinc of Hoo'; Author 

Record r.ook, Fairfax Mcctiii- (\'a.) 
Record Book, H.ipewell Meeting,' (\'a.) 
Virginia Genealogies. 
Old Churches and Families of \'irginia I'.ishop :\Icade 

NORTH CAROLINA 

I'.ook of Record— New Garden Meeting. 
Church and I'rivate Seh<M,ls of Xorlh Carolina. 
Colonial Records o{ Xorlh Carolina, Vol. 5. 
Deed Books, Guilford Co., X. C. 

History of North Carolina Wheeler 

History of Guilford Co., X. C Stockhard 

Hstory of North Carolina Ha\vk> 

History of North Carolina Lawsoii 

Journal of William Williams. 

Memoirs of \\'illiam and Nathan Hunt, 

North Carolina Booklet— Great Events in N. C. Hist. . .N. C. Soc, Daus. of Rev. 

Old North State in 1776. 

North Carolina Rced.er Wilev 

Reminiscences and ^Memoirs of N. C. and Kminent North Carolinians. . . .\Vheelcr 

Southern Quakers & Slavery Weeks 

Southern Heroes — The Friends in War Time Cortland 

State Records of North Carolina, Vol. XXV. 

Some neglected History of North Carolina Hunter 

Sketches of Xorth Carolina Foote 

State Land Office Records— Raleigh, N. C. 

INDIANA 

Hist, of Wayne Co., Indiana Youn'^ 

Hist, of the Preshyterian Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana Williams 

Presbyterian Church, Goshen, Indiana Williams 

Eminent Alen of Indiana. 



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OHIO d MICIilGAN 

NamfofBook Author 

Plistory of Ashialnila Co.. Ohio Williams Kros, 

Michigan Pioneer Collection State of Mich. 

Reminiscences of Levi Coffin. 

GENERAL 
,\mcrican Historical Association — Pajjcrs of — Vol. IV. 

.American Colonics in the 17th Century Osgood 

.Americans of Royal Descent Drowning 

American Armory and r.lr.e Cook Matthews 

.Aboriginal Races of .\merica Drake 

American History — It? Geographic Condition Semple 

American .Ancestry, \'oI. 3 Munscll 

Biographical Sketclies and Anecdotes of Friends Tract .Assn. of Friends 

I'.urke's General Armory. 

Chapters of York.shire History (England). 

Harper's Xew Monthly Mag.— Nov., 1S82. 

Colonial Records — Vol. 7. 

Harpers Xew .Monthly Mag.— Vol. 47, 1873. 

J-Jistory of American Privateers Alaclay 

F.nglish Colonies in .America Doyle 

Emigrants to .America — 1600-1700. 
F.migrants from London — i''ioo-i700. 

F.cnnomic and Social History of New England Weeden 

The I'riend — 4- 1 0-1875. 
The Friend — 7-13-18^11. 

Encyclopedia of .American Piography .App'.cton 

Genealogy and History of the Williams Family Williams 

Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army. 

History of the Cam.;>aign of 1780-81 in the Sontliern Colonics of .V. .A. . .Tarleton 

Hist';ry of Frien'Is in .America .•••-. Cowdcn 

History of Re;..e!lion Clarendon 

1 Ingncnot Fmigrnfion to .America Paird 

Immir.ration nf Irish (Jii.-.kevs t.- I Vnnsylvaiiia M.8.>-i75o. 

Jonrnals ^ F ssny^ -mi i^cliL;i.)i,s Suhjeels Hellangee 



THE WILLIAMS FAMILY 8i 

GENERAL (Continued) 

iWuncp/lwk Author 

Life of j . J. Gunicy Rraithwaite 

Loyalist of the Revolution. 

Life of William Still Loyd 

Life and Character of Rev. \\\\\A Cahhvell Cariuhers 

Alcinorials Concerning Deceased I'Vicnds, 1786-1819. 

Memorials of Friends, 178S-1849. 

Memorials Concerning Deceased Friends — 1821. 

AFemorials of tlic Huguenots in America Stajjleton 

Memoir of George Fox. 

Memoir of Hon. D. S. Jones. , • 

Xorman People. ' . ; 

National Cj'clopedia of American Eiography. 

Narrative and Critical History of America. ' 

Northern Heights of London. 

Officers of U. S. Army 1776-1900. 

Sufferings of the Quakers Besse 

Scotch and Irish Hanna 

Thirteen Colonies Smith 

Women of the Revolution }ilrs. Ellet 

Who's Who in America Leonard 

Williams Family Bible. 

Williams Family and Their Heraldry Freud 



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liNDEX. 



A'ante P^ige 

Albcnson, Oliver 51 

H:iiinah J 51 

AllKTt 5, 

Hriily 51 

ll;uni;ih .^5 

I'.lluvHHl 50 

J.icob .;6 

William 36 

Abbott, S.-irnh 55 

Anna S 55 

Elizabeth P 55 

Henry H 55 

Charles R 55 

Allen, William H 45 

William. H„ Jr 45 

Kurt;e_ss, Marshall 29 

Charles 29 

Thomas 29 

Martha 29 

Mieajali 29 

Q"i'Kcy 29 

John L 21-29 

William 55 

Bond, Daniel W 50 

Josiah 50 

Mary B 50 

Martha 50 

Adeline 50 

Susan 50 

Silas W 50 

Bancroft, Harvey 56 

Powell 56 

Helen 56 

Elizabeth K 56 

Anna P 56 

James R 55-5*^ 



Name Page 

Bc.alcs, Prudence 12 

J'.I'u 12 

Joli", Jr 12 

Daniel 20 

William 3.S 

Kr.-Mison, lilizabelh 17 

Brown, i !S 

Brown, Mary A 50 

Blaine, Ina 2G 

Bense, Annie 26 

Bursch, Frederick C 27 

Brookes, Olive J 31 

Bede, Catherine 55 

Banks, James D 56 

Bagnall, Eleanor 36 

Elizabetli 3O 

Bacon. I\Iary H 39 

Barnard, Mary 39 

Barber, Anna .v; 

Br,ilcy, Theodorus 45 

Carroll, Foster 27 

Robert W 27 

Uura C 27 

Anna F 28 

Nora 2S 

Eugene 28 

Laura 28 

Robert DcV 28 

Lewis 28 

Mary A 28 

Thomas 21 

Coffin, Deborah 57 

Levi 16-57 

Beulah 57 

Mary 57 



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Co.'tiii, Anna 57 

Pri?ci!!a 57 

Cox, Susanna 17 

Curl. Joseph 17 

Case. Thomas iS 

Cruse. 19 

Crci;,'liton. Susan 21 

William 21 

Conaway. Lydia B 27 

C!a\ ton. Mary 12 

Wi'lliam 12 

Cope. Thonia-i V 36 

Henry 36 

Dieks. Eleannr l^ 

Xathan 2\ 

Deborah 21 

Sarah 2r 

William 20 

Davis. Mary 26 

.\raynard 26 

Ina 26 

Rufus 26 

Dennis. Wilbur 27 

Laura C 27-29 

Anne 27 

Robert 27 

Kathleen 27 

Downs, Joseph 17 

Depew, 22 

Demarest, Edith M 27 

rX- Coin?. Lv.lia ^f^ 

Evans. Jesse 19 

Ed.Iy. Allen 25 

Fiel'lin;,'. Kicliard M 4'1 

Frances 40 

.\lanlle ^''^ 

Frazer. Ivlna '>y 

Ethel S.^ 

J^>ne SS 

ll.-war.l .S,^ 

Esther 5,? 

'•'-•"I'K'-' 52-3.^ 

Frederiek. Warford .S*"' 

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Xnrman 3^' 

Florence 3'' 

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Fie'd, M;irv 47 

Henry 47 

Focht, Mary 41 

Frame. Mary 45 

Flaxton. Eliz.aheth 50 

Floyd. William 45 

Griscom. Clement 46 

^!ary S 46 

Rodman E 46 

Clement A ^fi 

l.loyd C 4^' 

Gordon, Richard 60 

James 60 

Setli To 

.Mary fo 

Charles l6-(^o 

Ruth 60 

Esth.er 60 

Gross. Lena iS 

Garrett. Mary R 41 

John B 4r 

William 41 

Green. David 6.-^ 

Elizabeth 39 

G.ardner. Abraham 44 

Tlialt. John B 17 

Silas 17 

Rcnajah ig 

Prudence '9 

Esther 19 

Rachel iP 

Amor 19 

Isom 19 

Sil.-is 10 

Joel '9 

Rebecca '9 

Ruth 19-?^ 

Frederick 5.' 

Wilbur II. 3.- 

Iladlev 3<'' 

Jesse 5(^ 

Daniel 36 

Jonathan T 

E.leazer o/" 

Joel W 5" 

A.Idison 3'^ 



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Mnillcy, S.iimiel 56 

Hackot, Xntliaii 59 

Rutli 50 

Agnes 5.) 

n.ivid 59 

Anii;i 61 

Sclli (n 

Jes.c 61 

Maliloti 61 

Joiiatlian 6r 

David 16 

Jonathan 16 

liartson, iS 

Kamilton, Mary :o 

Mall, Isaac 39 

}Iarding, Sarah 44 

Walter 44 

Roger 44 

Elias 44 

Hayworth. Cynthia A 54 

Hcazle, Charles F 56 

Hobbs, OrviUc j6 

Charles 26 

Mary 26 

Walton j5 

Frances 26 

Robert 26 

Henry 26 

Tulia" 26 

Wilson 25 

lloi.kins, Sarah 29 

Joseph 21 

Ihint. 58 

Emma 54 

Alice 54 

Laura 54 

Edwin 54 

Jacob 54 

Abncr 37 

Williani 17-50 

Elcazcr 17 

Mary .' 15 

Jcs-up. Jonathan 63 

Prudence 63 

Richard 63 

Mary (jI 

Hulda 63 

Rebecca 63 



Jes.Mip. Elizabeth 63 

Thomas r,, 

Anna C3 

Jane fii 

Thomas 16 

Lydia 60 

Jones, H.-mnah 17-21 

William 43 

A nicy 45 

Jeancs, Elizabeth yj 

Johnson, Eleanor 16 

63 

Knight, Elizabeth H 55 

Caroline W 55 

Sarah A 55 

Samuel W 55 

William H 55 

Anna W 55 

Ellen 55 

Samuel 37 

Kersey, William 19 

Klapp, Gertrude +2 

Joseph 42 

William 4^ 

Keim, Susan de B 36 

Lamb, Green 21 

Lynch, Anna M 27 

Charles 20 

Edward 20 

Laidlaw, Alice 31 

Latch ford, Florence 1 56 

Lea, John 23 

McJidcnhall, Arthur 2S 

Henry 2S 

William jS 

Sarah 28 

James 21-2S 

Mary A 50 

Morris, Elizabeth 47 

Frederick 46-47 

Murphy, Lydia J 50 

Albert 50 

Caroline 50 

William 50 

Columbus 50 

Emaline 50 



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^-■•■y -4^' naiiiel 37-49-5 '-5-'-5.' 

Ai'.ria H. 5.' Dorothy 43 

Catlicrfiie 57 Dillon 51 

Konjamin 5; Hsthcr i7-20-l'i 

F!'»<i 46 E'^thcr M 54 

Ani;elina H ':.z Enoch iS 

Wavid F 52 Elizabeth D ;... 21-20 

Walker. Marian E :,^ Elizabeth W 23 

J- Hryant 3.^ Elizabeth S .^i 

Wolfe, A.ma 4? Elizabeth G 4.^ 

W..o'l, George E 36 Elizabeth M 5-' 

W<.orJhnII. Xathanic! 45 Elizabeth 36-5 i 

\\ iiiiams. Ann 16-37-36-63 Eleanor B :;r 

Anne L 21-J7 Ella jVtI-Q 

Anna G 4,^ E.luard 25-45 

Anna R 44-4'^ E.hvan! P. 27-29-30 

Atnia S 4>i Edward E 42-4,^ 

Asa i7-'S-,>6 Eduard S 4! 

Alia- 24-5'-S>5l I'nnna t?-5 I 

An-lrew iS ir,V;,r |S 

Arhille. 2r-24-37 Edilb P lu 

Allen H 3,^ Kmaline 5' 

Alfred K 1}. j.^va A. 52 

Abigail 39-4" Exnlina 52 

A.nelia 45 Earle A 5^ 

Amy R 4^ E.lna F 5^ 

Alonzo 5' Elmer 5.' 

Alpbeus 52 Frank C :^y 

Alva 52 Franees G. U 

Albert 5-"-?.^ , Frances M 4.' 

Adaline 52-5? Francis C 45-49 

Eenjamin T 24 Geori,'e O-i''^ 

Enrton 31-32 Geor^'e F -.^ 

Hb.ncbe 4.? George E 5- 

J'-enaJah 62 Granville ? -M 

C'anty 15- '9 (-.ertrude G. K. 4.^ 

^"">"i"^ '7 Grace I' 5^ 

Caleb 20-22 . ,S-4t 

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Caroline :■ ly 

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Ci.arl.s 1; 4 1-45 "'^'"■>- <-' - 

Charles 51-52 Isaac 21-22 

Carl l^ I<!a M 4^ 



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Micajah T 21-22-24 

Mi'ade C 29-30 

Meade T 31-32 

Margaret R 43 

Margaret J. 52 

Margaret 50-5; 

Mahloii 51 

Maude 5^ 

Mildred 5"? 

Marjorie 54 

Xioholas 21 

^••Uiiaii 36-37 

Xathan 11 50-51 



.'>-»■• ■ 2I-2.;-3l-32 Olive X.. 

J"lin 16-18-20-21 I'riideiu-e i6-i7-i.s-5,- 

.'■''li'i '^ A? Penelope iS 

■'"^'•I'l' -'5-5-- Pliebe W 38-30 

.'"^^■I'li !^ 1-' Kicliarrl n -16- 17-^ 1 16- • 1; 

J"-n'l> 1< 4«-t'< Riel.ard !•: .'..'...27 

■'■"'^' ^' kK-hard J 44-47-4«-40 

.'■"I'^'s ■'• M Kiith 16-21-43-60 

'■'^■'^L. 50-51-5-: Rachel 17-1.S-22 

J"ol 5, 

J- H.i^;ar 52-53 

J-iKill.an 62 

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