Biography of Daniel F. Williams
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Williams, Daniel F., was born in Bainbridge (flow Afton), May 18, 1843, attended the district schools, and in early life was a farmer. July 4, 1861, he enlisted in Company D, Twenty seventh Infantry New Yoik Volunteers, and was honorably discharged May 31, 1863. He married twice, first, in 1863, Lovina Hopkins, of Ninevah, who died in 1864. By his first marriage there were no children. For his second wife he married. Margaret, daughter of Robert and Fanny Sly, of Ashland. They have five children: Estella, born June 3, 1872; Charles N., born May 30, 1874; George F., born August 12, 1878; Cora P., born January 29, 1882; and Minnie, born August 15, 1883. The Williams family on the paternal side are Welch and on the maternal side English. His father, Jeremiah L., was born in Bainbridge (now Afton), Chenango County, N. Y., about 1818, and married Eleanor Alger, of Cooperstown, N. Y., by whom he had seven children: Eliza Jane, Lavinia, Daniel F., Emory, Lucy, Charles, and Josephine.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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