Biography of Benjamin Williams
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BENJAMIN WILLIAMS was born in Ashford, Windom Co., Conn., September 17, 1819, and is the son of Raymond and Eunice (Eastman) Williams, natives of Connecticut, and of English and French parentage respectively, his father a lineal descendant of Roger Williams, of Puritan fame. His father was also a commissioned officer in the war of 1812; was married December 16, 1818; migrated to Ohio in 1838; purchased 160 acres at the land sales in this county in 1845, and in 1852 removed to Lake County, Ind., where he died December 30, 1876, aged eighty years. There were ten children of the family, six living, Benjamin, John, Esther, Oliver, Scott and George. The deceased are Lucinda, Fielder, Frank and Hiram. The mother died in 1845, aged forty eight years. Benjamin Williams, our subject, remained with his parents till twenty three years of age; operated the Indian Saw Mill in this county in 1840-41.; went East, and was married, June 1, 1843, to Miss Elizabeth Hitchcock, daughter of John. and Mary (Hosner) Hitchcock; rented land in Marion County from 1844 to 1847, purchasing his present homestead in the latter year. He now owns 245 acres, highly cultivated. He is the father of seven children, five living, Mary. Ann, Volney, John and Frank. The deceased are Frank and William. Mr. Williams has been a hard worker, having cleared 100 acres of forest land. He served as Trustee two years; as Coroner of county four terms; as Director of Agricultural Society ten years, and Vice President four years; and as School Director twenty nine out of thirty two years.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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