Tuesday, March 4, 2008

William Williams 1760 - 1841

William Williams -
Born: 20 Dec 1760 Ft. Pitt, Pennsylvania
Died: 18 Feb 1841 Preble Co, OH
Buried: 20 Feb 1841 Frame Cemetery, Preble Co, OH
Married First: Elizabeth Daily
Born: Unknown
Died: About 1795 Bourbon Co, KY
Married: 1786 Brunswick Co, VA

Children --
John R
Born: 6 May 1789 Brunswick Co, VA
Died: 21 Apr 1863 Preble Co, OH
Married: Mahala York on 22 Feb 1810 Preble Co, OH

William D
Born: 4 Jan 1794 Brunswick Co, VA
Died: 30 Apr 1880 Huntington Co, IN
Married: Nancy Ammerman 14 Oct 1824

William -- Married 2nd: Margaret Plunkett
Born: 6 Oct 1775
Died: 7 Feb 1850 Preble Co, OH
Married: 13 Oct 1796 Bourbon Co, KY

Children of William and Margaret --
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Jesse
Born 14 Dec 1797 Bourbon Co, KY
Died: Wabash Co, IN

Sally
Born: 25 Nov 1800 Bourbon County, KY
Died: Unknown

Joseph
Born: 20 Mar 1803 Bourbon Co, KY
Died: 20 Apr 1865 Delaware Co, IN
Married: Lucretia "Lucy" Lanier in 1823 Preble Co, OH

Mary (Polly)
Born: 30 Dec 1805 Preble Co, OH
Died: 17 Jan 1895 Eaton, Preble Co, OH
Married: Henry Miley on 21 Feb 1825 Preble Co, OH

David
Born: 19 Feb 1810 Preble Co, OH
Died: 24 Jul 1849 Preble Co, OH
Married: Martha Ann Kinsey on 1 Jan 1839 Preble Co, OH

Absalom
Born: 22 Dec 1811 Preble Co, OH
Died: 1 Jan 1868 Madison Co, IN
Married: Hester Ann Lane on 15 Aug 1833 Fayette Co. IN

Robert
Born: 2 Apr 1814 Preble Co, OH
Died: 7 Sept 1893 Huntington Co, IN
Married: Sally Hileman in Mar 1834 Preble Co, OH

William Williams, Revolutionary War soldier, farmer and preacher was born 20th December 1760 in or near Ft. Pitt, Pennsylvania. As stated in his application for a Revolutionary War pension (dated 1833), William and his father moved to Virginia in 1762. No mention is made of any other family members making the move with them. William states that he moved to Brunswick County at the start of the Revolutionary War. In 1795 William, his wife Elizabeth Daily Williams and their two sons, John R. and William D. moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky. Shortly after their arrival in Kentucky, it is said that Elizabeth Daily Williams passed away. The death date of Elizabeth, the date of son Jesse's birth and William's marriage date (to Margaret Plunkett) are contradictory and need to be more thoroughly researched. It is most likely that the mother of Jesse, born in 1797, is actually Margaret Plunkett Williams.

On 13th of Oct 1796, William married Margaret Plunkett in Bourbon Co, Kentucky. They had three children while living there -- Jesse, Sally and Joseph. In 1805, the Williams family again relocated. Their next move was to Preble Co, Ohio which is near the Indiana line, just west of Dayton. William and Margaret continued to add to their family -- Mary, David, Absalom and Robert were born in Preble Co.

On 26 Dec 1809 William obtained a license to perform marriages in Ohio. The family owned and maintained a farm of 159 acres, located in the NE ¼ Section 26, Twp. 8, Range 1, Jackson Township. Preble Co, Ohio.

* Last Will and Testament *

In the name of God amen, I WILLIAM WILLIAMS of the County of Preble and state of Ohio, being weak in body but sound of mind, memory, and understanding considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me. Hence, I do therefore make this my last Will and Testament, in the manner and form following that is to say.

First and principally I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth, decently buried at the discretion of my executors herein after named and after my funeral charges and all my debts paid first, I want all my children that have not received an equal share in my life time to be made equal according to the list I have left with my executors.

Second, I give and bequeath unto my dear wife all the house hold furniture, lands, tenements and her entitlements to have and to hold as long as she lives or remains my widow and then to be equally divided among all my children.

Third, I give and bequeath unto my son JESSE'S two children, SUSANA WILLIAMS and WILLIAM H. WILLIAMS all his share of my estate.

Fourth, I appoint HENRY PADDACK and BENJAMIN FISHER my sole executors of this my last Will and Testament given under my hand and seal this fifth day of September 18?? (39).

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of
Elijah Paddack
Ebenezer Paddack

William is buried in the Frame Cemetery, Jackson Twp, Preble Co, Ohio. The location of the Frame cemetery is south of Washington-Jackson Rd. and East of Oxford-Gettysburg Rd. Section SE 1/425

Link to photos of Williams' stones in Frame Cemetery: Frame Cemetery

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