James R. Williams

James R. Williams

Male 1827 - 1906  (79 years)

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  • Name James R. Williams 
    Born 22 Jan 1827  Plainfield, Coshocton Co., OH. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Dec 1906  Colfax, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried WILEY CEM.  Colfax, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I39  Williams Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2014 

    Father Richard Williams, Jr.
              b.
    4 Mar 1800, Wheatfield Twp. Westmoreland Co. PA. Find all individuals with events at this location
              d.
    12 Jan 1855, Lexington, IL. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Margaret Ballentine
              b.
    9 Sep 1808, Coshocton CO., OH Find all individuals with events at this location
              d.
    4 May 1901, Lexington, IL. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1824  Muskingum Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet

    Family Mariah Bradford
              b.
    18 Dec 1830, Adams Twp, Guernsey Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
              d.
    4 Apr 1925, Colfax, McLean Co.,IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 9 Mar 1848  Coshocton CO., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Richard Williams
              b.
    25 Feb 1848, Coshocton CO., OH Find all individuals with events at this location
              d.
    22 Apr 1927, Gainesville,FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +2. James Mitchell Williams
              b.
    14 Feb 1851, Linton Twp. Coshocton Co. OH Find all individuals with events at this location
              d.
    18 May 1912, Colfax, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +3. Margaret Seville Williams
              b.
    25 May 1853, Selma, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
              d.
    12 Nov 1902  (Age 49 years)
    +4. Mary Jane Williams
              b.
    3 Aug 1856, Colfax, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
              d.
    25 Oct 1912, Colfax, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +5. Ellen A. Williams
              b.
    29 Apr 1858, McLean Co.,IL Find all individuals with events at this location
              d.
    25 Oct 1906, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     6. William (Willie) Williams
              b.
    23 Nov 1860, Lexington, IL. Find all individuals with events at this location
              d.
    20 Jan 1861, Lexington, IL. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +7. John R. Williams
              b.
    14 Jun 1862, Colfax, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
              d.
    17 May 1954, Bloomington, Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jan 1827 - Plainfield, Coshocton Co., OH. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Mar 1848 - Coshocton CO., OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Dec 1906 - Colfax, IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - WILEY CEM. - Colfax, IL Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Five Generation picture of the Williams Family
    Five Generation picture of the Williams Family
    Five Generations of the Williams family spanning from 1808 to 1899.
    Margaret Ballentine is a pioneer of McLean County with husband Richard Jr. Williams of Coshocton County, OH.
    James R. Williams of Colfax, Il
    James R. Williams of Colfax, Il
    James R. Williams Of Colfax, IL
    James R. Williams Of Colfax, IL

  • Notes 
    • James R. son of Richard Jr. appears to be the only one of his siblings to be born in Ohio. The 1850 U.S. Census shows everyone else born in PA. In 1852 James and Mariah move in covered wagon to Bloomington, Il and 1854 moved to Lawndale Twp McLean County. 1860 Census showed Ellen and (Aunt)Jane Bradford living with the family. By 1870 Census the family was in Martin Twp.

      When James and Maria Bradford Williams came to Martin Township, government land could be bought for $1.25 per acre. The railroad was built from Cairo to Freeport the year they settled here. He hauled grain to Lexington and Fairbury. After Colfax was founded, he quit farming the 205 acres he owned southeast of the new village, moved into town, and went into the hardware business. Many of this family grew up at Colfax, while many moved to neighboring communities.