Biography of Mrs. Arebella Williams (w/o Chester)
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Williams, Mrs. Arabella, is the widow of Chester Williams, who was born in Argile, Washington county, August 25, 1803, and died September 30, 1889. He settled on the farm where his widow resides in 1826, and took an article of Holland land company farm of 112 acres. His first wife was Margaret Teachout, born in Manchester, February 15. 1808, and died May 13, 1875, and they had nine children as follows: Sarah M., born May 1, 1827, died in 1890; Lydia R., born September 24, 1859; Betsey J., born January 14, 1832, died April 11, 1854; Marriette, born September 9, 1834; Delilah, born January 14, 1838, and died ----: Clark O., born October 5, 1839, died August 16, 1840; Harriet, born August 3, 1840, died August 18, 1840; Benjamin F., born July 22, 1842, died September, 1866; Cassius M. C., born September 9, 1845, and died February 15, 1894. Mr. Williams married for his second wife Arabella Brown Gilmore, born in Sweden, Monroe county, September 11, 1825. Mrs. Arabella Williams' first husband was Aaron Gilmore, born May 13, 1813, and died July, 1876, and they had two children: George, born September 10,1849, died an infant; and Ajida, born May 16, 1862. Mrs. Williams' father was Luther Brown, born in New Hampshire, December 18, 1777, and died in Gaines, April 15, 1862. He settled in Carlton in 1830. His wife was Anna Burke, born in Vermont, September 28, 1785, and difd February 1, 1836. They had five children: Luther Browo, jr., born January 21, 1814, and died July 27, 1892; George, born March 19, 1816, died July 25, 1889; Harrison B., horn July 28, 1818, died January 29, 1856; Mary Ann, born September 21, 1822; Arabella, born September 11, 1825. Aaron Gilmore settled in Albion about 1846, where he was well and favorably known. He was in the drug business nine years, and sold out his business to H. W. Lewis, M.D., after which he went west, where he was a railroad coütractor on several railroads. He died suddenly of apoplexy at Chicago, Ill., July 4, 1870.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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