Biography of Hosea Williams
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Williams, Hosea, son of Prince and Luna Williams, was born in Hartford, Conn., July 20, 1792, whence they moved to Exeter, N. Y., when he was a lad and where he married Sally Lea Wescott. She was born August 9, 1793, the date of her marriage being February 11, 1819. They had one child, Emily, who married James Hartshorn. Mrs. Williams died January 13, 1823, and he married second, on February 26, 1824, Hiley Hartshorn, born November 26, 1799, moving to Yates County in 1834, and to the farm whereon he died on the 9th of November, 1851, and where also Mrs. Williams died November 26, 1879. The children by this marriage were as follows: Sarah, born January 5, 1826, died March 8, 1845; Adaline, born December 6, 1828, died October 8, 1830; James, born March 3, 1831; Editha, born August 2, 1833, died November 9, 1860; Lucy, born December 10, 1835, died August 13, 1854; Sherman, born June 16, 1838, married Salena Abbott on June 16, 1879, and they have one son, Abbott Clark; Abbie, born July To, 1845. James and his sister Abbie live on the old homestead, neither being married, and they have a model farm of 122 acres, overlooking Keuka Lake. Mr. and Miss Williams are not menibers of any. church, but are ever ready to help the needy and deserving. In politics Mr. Williams has voted with the Prohibitionists for the last ten years, as he is a firm believer in temperance in all things William H. Hartshorn had one son, William Lloyd Garrison Hartshorn, born December 18, 1851, died August 26, 1883, his life having been passed at his home in the city of Flint, Mich.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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