Biography of Henry Williams
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Williams, Henry, a native of Manchester, Ontario county, N. Y., born December 25, 1830, was the youngest of two sons of John William and Nancy Williams, he a native of New Jersey, and she of New Jersey. Henry learned the blacksmith trade when a young man, but farming has been his chief occupation. He married Jane, daughter of James and Honor Barker, he a native of England. and she of England. Mr. Barker came to America in 1829. He bought the farm now owned by the Williams family, when it was a wilderness, and cleared it and made many improvements. Mr. and Mrs. Williams have had four sons and four daughters, of whom one son and two daughters are deceased: Honor, wife of Rufus Schemmerliorn, of Ontario; Cora, wife of James V. Allen, Rochester; Roy, at home; B. H., and Wallace, are now carrying on the farm, engaged in general farming and fruit raising, also evaporating fruit. Wallace married, January 18, 1888, Eliza Bean, daughter of Albert and Emma Jane (Hurley) Bean, of Ontario, and they have 9ne daughter, Susie, born March 30, 1893. Mr. Williams commenced farming in Ontario about 1858 on the Barker farm, then bought a small place, where he lived seventeen years. On the death of Mr. Barker he bought the farm where he resided until his death, December 20, 1890. Mrs. Williams still resides on the homestead, aged fifty nine years. Her father, James Barker, died 1864, and her mother 1876. The family are of very strong temperance sentiments, and in religion are Methodists.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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