Thursday, March 13, 2008

Absalom Williams - 1811 - 1868

Absalom Williams (son of William Williams b. 1760)

Born: 22 Dec 1811 Preble Co, OH
Died: 1 Jan 1868 Madison Co, OH
Married: Hester Ann Lane on 15 Aug 1833 Fayette Co, IN
Born: 29 Jun 1813 OH
Died: 16 May 1875 Madison Co, OH

Both are buried Crosley Cemetery, Madison Co, IN

David L.
Born: 27 Jun 1834 Preble Co, OH
Died: 28 Apr 1910 Saline Co, MO
Buried: Antioch Cemetery, Saline Co, MO
Married: Leah C. Valentine on 3 Jun 1855 Henry Co, IN

Elizabeth D.:
Born: 1 Aug 1836 Madison Co, IN
Died: 28 Jul 1869 Madison Co, IN
Buried: Crosley Cemetery, Madison Co, IN
Married: George Washington Pettigrew on 10 Apr 1854 Madison Co, IN

Born: 23 June 1838 Madison Co, IN
Died: 28 March 1875 Madison Co, IN
Buried: Cottrell Cemetery, Madison Co, IN
Married: William Cottrell on 22 Mar 1855 Madison Co, IN

Jesse M.:
Born: 25 November 1840 Madison Co, IN
Died: July 1913 Indianapolis, IN
Buried: 8 July 1913 Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN
Married: Margaret E. Cottrell on 20 Nov 1863 Madison Co, IN

Louisa C.:
Born: 3 May 1845 Madison Co, IN
Died: Unknown
Married: Richard C. Alfont on 23 Sept 1866 Madison Co. IN

Mary M.:
Born: 9 May 1850 Madison Co, IN
Died: 1929 Saline County, MO
Married: William M. Cox on 15 August 1870

Note: Children Lovina (Lovia) Williams, Sarah J. Williams, William F. Williams, Hester A. Williams and Absalom Williams, Jr. did not survive childhood. They are buried in Crosley Cemetery, Madison Co, Indiana.

Absalom Williams, son of William and Margaret Plunkett Williams, was born near Eaton, Preble Co, Ohio on the 22nd of Dec 1811. He married Hester Ann Lane on 15 Aug 1833. They were married in Fayette Co, Indiana. Hester was born 29 Jan 1813 in Eaton, Ohio. After marriage, they moved to the small town of Alfont, Indiana in Madison Co. Absalom began a mercantile business there. In the 1860 Madison Co. Indiana-Green Twp Census, page 221 # 1484-1484; Absalom's occupation was "Grain Dealer".

Many of Absalom and Hester's children remained in Indiana near their parents. However, the oldest son, David L. Williams and his sister, Mary, moved West to Saline County, Missouri.

Absalom Williams was listed in the "Indiana Soldiers" Civil War. He was a corporal in the 38th Regiment, Company "D", Indiana Infantry. He was mustered in on 18 September 1861 from Washington Co, Indiana. He was transferred to the Veteran Reserve. This information was verified from the Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 1865.

Absalom, his wife Hester and their small children are buried in Crosley Cemetery, located just off State Road 9 near Pendleton, Indiana.
Two members of DNA Group 8 are directly descended from Absalom Williams. They are James Williams and Ken.

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