John Wildhaber

M, #7209
Last Edited=8 Sep 2014
     John Wildhaber married Kathryn Ruth Marlatt, daughter of Donald Lloyd Marlatt and Ruth Ann Everest.

Bessie Wilhelm

F, #9101
Last Edited=16 Jun 2022
     Bessie Wilhelm married Edward Eckenrode.

Child of Bessie Wilhelm and Edward Eckenrode

Alvilda Wilkerson

F, #3498, b. circa 1846
Last Edited=11 Apr 1999
Relationships
3rd cousin 2 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Great-grandniece of Jacob Rupel
     Alvilda Wilkerson was born circa 1846 at Indiana.1 She was the daughter of William Wilkerson and Elizabeth McClintock.

Citations

  1. [S29] Jim Coleman, "Jim Coleman FHL film 1673524, item 14", 1990 (Mishawaka, Indiana). Hereinafter cited as "John Coleman records."

Benjamin Wilkerson

M, #3495, b. circa 1844
Last Edited=11 Apr 1999
Relationships
3rd cousin 2 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Great-grandnephew of Jacob Rupel
     Benjamin Wilkerson was born circa 1844 at Indiana.1 He was the son of William Wilkerson and Elizabeth McClintock.

Citations

  1. [S29] Jim Coleman, "Jim Coleman FHL film 1673524, item 14", 1990 (Mishawaka, Indiana). Hereinafter cited as "John Coleman records."

Iva Wilkerson

F, #3496, b. circa 1841
Last Edited=11 Apr 1999
Relationships
3rd cousin 2 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Great-grandniece of Jacob Rupel
     Iva Wilkerson was born circa 1841 at Indiana.1 She was the daughter of William Wilkerson and Elizabeth McClintock.

Citations

  1. [S29] Jim Coleman, "Jim Coleman FHL film 1673524, item 14", 1990 (Mishawaka, Indiana). Hereinafter cited as "John Coleman records."

Julia Wilkerson

F, #3497, b. circa 1844
Last Edited=11 Apr 1999
Relationships
3rd cousin 2 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Great-grandniece of Jacob Rupel
     Julia Wilkerson was born circa 1844 at Indiana.1 She was the daughter of William Wilkerson and Elizabeth McClintock.

Citations

  1. [S29] Jim Coleman, "Jim Coleman FHL film 1673524, item 14", 1990 (Mishawaka, Indiana). Hereinafter cited as "John Coleman records."

William Wilkerson

M, #3494, b. circa 1818
Last Edited=11 Apr 1999
     William Wilkerson was born circa 1818 at Ohio.1 He married Elizabeth McClintock, daughter of Mitchell McClintock and Margaret Ruple.

Children of William Wilkerson and Elizabeth McClintock

Citations

  1. [S29] Jim Coleman, "Jim Coleman FHL film 1673524, item 14", 1990 (Mishawaka, Indiana). Hereinafter cited as "John Coleman records."

Alfred Edward Wilkes1

M, #7168
Last Edited=21 Oct 2018
     Alfred Edward Wilkes married Mayme Barbara Czako.1

Citations

  1. [S2301] Interview with Wayne A. Azevedo (South Carolina), by Steven Harn Redman, 28 Apr 2014. Steven Harn Redman (Steven Harn Redman, 931 Garfield Lane, Rock Springs, WY).

Alice Charlotte Wilkins1

F, #5511, b. 14 June 1915, d. 27 April 1971
Last Edited=5 Jun 2021
     Alice Charlotte Wilkins was born on 14 June 1915 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California.2 She was the daughter of William Wilkins and Alice Andrews. Alice Charlotte Wilkins married Joseph Alexander Nestaval, son of Frank Nestaval and Euphemia McLeod, on 2 November 1933 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California.3,1 Alice Charlotte Wilkins married John William McKelligott on 3 June 1950 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California. Alice Charlotte Wilkins died on 27 April 1971 at San Diego, San Diego Co., California, at age 55.2 She was buried at Glen Haven Memorial Park, Sylmar, Los Angeles Co., California.4,5

Citations

  1. [S1750] Descendants of Lyman Payne, by David Clinard, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/%7Ecorder/RCGS/Research/Payne_Lyman.txt. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Lyman Payne, by David Clinard.
  2. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), John William McKelligott, Memorial ID 85464972,
    Birth: 14 October 1903
    Death: 5 October 1966
    Burial: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 16 November 2020), memorial page for John William McKelligott (14 Oct 1903–5 Oct 1966), Find a Grave Memorial no. 85464972, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave (contributor 8).

    Spouse Alice D McKelligott 1915–1971,.
  3. [S2602] California, County Marriages, 1850-1952: "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8JD-DJ1 : 9 March 2021), Joseph A Nestaval and Alice Wilkins, 02 Nov 1933; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,075,112.

    "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L93H-4WWN?cc=1804002&wc=96PT-C6D%3A149314601 : 12 May 2014), 005698547 > image 986 of 2525; multiple county courthouses, California., FamilySearch.org website, Family History Library (FamilySearch), 35 North West Temple St., Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah. Hereinafter cited as California, County Marriages, 1850-1952.
  4. [S2546] BillonGraves website, database and images (BillionGraves, New York City, New York ), Alice D McKelligott
    Birth Date: 14 June 1915
    Death Date: 27 April 1971
    Glen Haven Memorial Park, Sylmar, Los Angeles, California
    Page.Access Date: 28 September 2020
    Record ID: 1819105
    Page.URL: https://billiongraves.com/grave/Alice-D-McKelligott/1819105,.
  5. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, Alice D McKelligott, Memorial ID 90320050,.

Sarah Jane Wilkins

F, #3511, b. 31 May 1811, d. 13 June 1896
Last Edited=23 Sep 2020
     Sarah Jane Wilkins married Andrew Ruple, son of John Rupel and Elizabeth Bird (Byrd). Sarah Jane Wilkins was born on 31 May 1811 at Pennsylvania.1 She died on 13 June 1896 at age 85.1 She was buried at Osceola Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., Indiana.1,2

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census1870Baugo Twsp., Elkhart Co., Indiana, page 165.

Children of Sarah Jane Wilkins and Andrew Ruple

Citations

  1. [S29] Jim Coleman, "Jim Coleman FHL film 1673524, item 14", 1990 (Mishawaka, Indiana). Hereinafter cited as "John Coleman records."
  2. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Sarah Jane (Wilkins) Ruple, Memorial ID 61816086,
    Birth: 29 May 1811, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
    Death: 13 July 1895, Baugo Township, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA
    Burial: Osceola Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 23 September 2020), memorial page for Sarah Jane Wilkins Ruple (29 May 1811–13 Jul 1895), Find a Grave Memorial no. 61816086, citing Osceola Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA; Maintained by Jackie & Ralph (contributor 47011434).

    Spouse Andrew Ruple 1805–1889
    Children Ammi Ruple 1831–1905 Elizabeth Ruple Chrisman 1833–1924 James Ruple 1835–1927 Andrew Jackson Ruple 1838–1905 Mary Jane Ruple Cook 1840–1920 Matilda Ruple Baringer 1849–1912 Selina Ruple Price 1854–1941,.

William Wilkins

M, #7954, b. 14 November 1882, d. 13 August 1945
Last Edited=25 Jan 2021
     William Wilkins was born on 14 November 1882 at England. He married Alice Andrews in 1902 at England. William Wilkins died on 13 August 1945 at Los Angeles Co., California, at age 62.

Child of William Wilkins and Alice Andrews

Elizabeth Wilkinson1

F, #5827, d. after 1812
Last Edited=25 Jan 2021
     Elizabeth Wilkinson was born at England.1 She married male Richardson.1 Elizabeth Wilkinson married Gabriel Purdy, son of Samuel Purdy and Winnifred Wright Griffin, on 7 September 1804 at Sackville, Westmoreland Co., New Brunswick, Canada.1 Elizabeth Wilkinson died after 1812.1 She was buried at Rose Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada.1

Children of Elizabeth Wilkinson and Gabriel Purdy

Citations

  1. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1754 died Westchester, Nova Scotia, Cumberland County, 1841. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972pc, 1 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1983), pg 43. Hereinafter cited as Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.
  2. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, pg 44.

Ida Wilkinson

F, #3603
Last Edited=28 Apr 1995
     SOURCE: Jim Coleman FHL film 1673524, item 14. Ida Wilkinson married Esten M. McClintic, son of William McClintic and Polly Ann Huff, on 23 February 1887.1

Citations

  1. [S29] Jim Coleman, "Jim Coleman FHL film 1673524, item 14", 1990 (Mishawaka, Indiana). Hereinafter cited as "John Coleman records."

Taylor Hamilton Willard

M, #2939, b. 22 August 1880, d. 4 July 1947
Last Edited=21 Feb 2022
     Taylor Hamilton Willard was born on 22 August 1880 at Fayette Co., Pennsylvania. He married Martha Ellen Huey, daughter of Jonas Huey and Martha Jane Howel, circa 1930 at Pennsylvania.1 Taylor Hamilton Willard died on 4 July 1947 at Pennsylvania at age 66.

Citations

  1. [S647] Letter from Mildred (Toland) Harn (P.O. Box 36, Mather, PA 15346) to Steven Harn REDMAN (1), Mar 1995; Steven Harn Redman (Steven Harn Redman, 931 Garfield Lane, Rock Springs, WY).

Mary June Willenburg

F, #8204, b. 7 July 1938, d. 9 August 1998
Last Edited=12 May 2020
     Mary June Willenburg was born on 7 July 1938. She married Jerry Oliver Houser, son of Albert Charles Houser and Nettie Irene Ballou, on 1 April 1979 at Idaho. Mary June Willenburg and Jerry Oliver Houser were divorced in 1985 at Aloha, Washington Co., Oregon. Mary June Willenburg died on 9 August 1998 at Hillsboro, Washington Co., Oregon, at age 60.

Elizabeth Ann Willets

F, #579, b. 9 March 1845, d. 11 February 1919
Last Edited=18 May 2015
Relationships
1st cousin 4 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
5th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
     Elizabeth Ann Willets was born on 9 March 1845.1 She was the daughter of Samuel H. Willets and Mary Catherine Purdy. Elizabeth Ann Willets married Thomas Wilson on 19 May 1863. Elizabeth Ann Willets died on 11 February 1919 at age 73.1

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census1 August 1860Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York, Year: 1860; Census Place: Ithaca, Tompkins, New York; Roll: M653_868; Page: 547; Image: 551; Family History Library Film: 803868
Census1 June 1875Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York, Original data: Census of the state of New York, for 1875. Microfilm. New York State Archives, Albany, New York

Children of Elizabeth Ann Willets and Thomas Wilson

Citations

  1. [S488] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 19 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Jane H. Willets1

F, #45, b. 12 April 1812, d. 12 April 1898
Last Edited=19 Sep 2022
Relationship
3rd great-grandmother of Steven Harn Redman
Charts
Linked Pedigree for Steven Harn Redman
     Jane H. Willets was born on 12 April 1812 at New York.2 Jane H. Willets was a Housewife. She was the daughter of John Willets and Betsy (?) Jane H. Willets married Samuel Haskell Purdy, son of David Purdy and Elizabeth Ann Hopkins, circa 1831. Jane H. Willets died on 12 April 1898 at Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota, at age 86.2 She was buried on 14 April 1898 at Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.3,4 Death Record for Jane, has parents as John and Betsy Willet. Obituary notice says born in April 1819.

Following from The Red Wing Daily Republican 13Apr1898 (Wednesday), 1:3.
Mrs. S.H. Purdy died last night, at 11 o'clock, at her home on East avenue. Mrs. Purdy was born in the state of New York in April, 1819, and was therefore 79 years old. She has been a resident of this county for thirty-four years. Her husband and one son, David Purdy, of Burnside, remain to mourn her death. She was a woman held in high esteem by a host of friends for her many admirable traits of heart and mind. Her death will be sincerely mourned. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock at Christ church, Rev. C.H. Plummer, of Lake City, will officiate.3

Census

CensusDatePlace
CensusSeptember 1850Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York, lists Jane as 31 years old, born in New York, enumerated with her husband and son David.
Census1 August 1860Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York
Census1875Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota
Census2 June 1880Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota, lists as 61 years old, born in New York, parents born in New York
Census1895Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota, listed as 75 years old.

Children of Jane H. Willets and Samuel Haskell Purdy

Citations

  1. [S67] Samuel Haskell Purdy entry, Goodhue Co , MN Death Records, Book 3, page 257, line 20, Goodhue Co., MN Court House, Goodhue County Courthouse, 509 W. 5th St., Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota. Hereinafter cited as Goodhue Co , MN Death Records.
  2. [S64] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 6,9 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  3. [S68] Jane Willets Purdy, Red Wing Daily Republican, Red Wing, Minnesota, 13 Apr 1898, 1:3. Hereinafter cited as RWDR.
  4. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Jane (Willets) Purdy, Memorial ID 59683919,
    Birth: 12 April 1812, Westchester County, New York, USA
    Death: 12 April 1898, Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA
    Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 25 September 2020), memorial page for Jane Willets Purdy (12 Apr 1812–12 Apr 1898), Find a Grave Memorial no. 59683919, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA; Maintained by LookingForFamily (contributor 47127361).

    Spouse Samuel Haskell Purdy 1812–1902
    Children David Willets Purdy 1840–1900,.

John Willets1

M, #90, b. 1786
Last Edited=25 Jan 2020
Relationship
4th great-grandfather of Steven Harn Redman
Charts
Linked Pedigree for Steven Harn Redman
     John Willets was born in 1786 at Westchester Co., New York. He married Betsy (?) in 1811.

Child of John Willets and Betsy (?)

Citations

  1. [S99] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 6 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Samuel H. Willets1

M, #565, b. circa 1817
Last Edited=18 May 2015
     Samuel H. Willets was born circa 1817 at New York. He married Mary Catherine Purdy, daughter of David Purdy and Elizabeth Ann Hopkins, on 3 March 1841.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census1 August 1860Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York, Year: 1860; Census Place: Ithaca, Tompkins, New York; Roll: M653_868; Page: 547; Image: 551; Family History Library Film: 803868

Child of Samuel H. Willets and Mary Catherine Purdy

Citations

  1. [S488] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 19 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Abigail Williams

F, #749, b. circa 1708, d. circa 1770
Last Edited=24 Jul 2007
     Abigail Williams married Francis Purdy, son of Joseph Purdy and Elizabeth H. Ogden.1 Abigail Williams was born circa 1708.2 She was the daughter of John Williams.1 Abigail Williams died circa 1770.2 Ancestral File Number RKMQ-VF, submitted by Gordon Hillman. Her Ancestral File Number is RKMQ-VF.

Citations

  1. [S1836] Clayton C. Purdy, Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1744 died Nova Scotia, 1826. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972pc v. 2, 2 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1985), pg 22. Hereinafter cited as Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.
  2. [S103] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 2 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Adelbert Dexter Williams1

M, #6199, b. 2 May 1857, d. 22 March 1915
Last Edited=13 Feb 2022
     Adelbert Dexter Williams was born on 2 May 1857 at Leroy, Lake Co., Ohio.1 He married Julia Ann Warren on 16 December 1874 at Lake Co., Ohio.2,1 Adelbert Dexter Williams died on 22 March 1915 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, at age 57.1,2 He was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Painesville, Lake Co., Ohio.2

Child of Adelbert Dexter Williams and Julia Ann Warren

Citations

  1. [S1924] Ted Williams, "Email from Ted Williams 31Mar2009," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 31 Mar 2009. Hereinafter cited as "Email from Ted Williams 31Mar2009."
  2. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Adelbert Dexter “Dell” Williams, Memorial ID 117029841,
    Birth: 2 May 1851, LeRoy Township, Lake County, Ohio, USA
    Death: 22 March 1915, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
    Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117029841/adelbert-dexter-williams: accessed 13 February 2022), memorial page for Adelbert Dexter “Dell” Williams (2 May 1851–22 Mar 1915), Find a Grave Memorial ID 117029841, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, USA; Maintained by Gregory Square (contributor 47457179).
    Parents Solomon Dexter Williams 1818–1862
    Cleopatra Loomis Bates 1831–1910
    Spouse Julia Ann Warren Williams 1856–1928 (m. 1874)
    Siblings Alta L. Williams 1850–1856
    Alton Davis Williams 1856–1940 Lida Clarinda Williams Greene 1860–1938
    Children Grace Edith William Marshall 1875–1941 Blanche A Williams Sudlow 1878–1954 Merry Williams Harn 1880–1961 Warren Dunmore Williams 1885–1946 Julia Dorothy Williams Martin 1891–1975,.

Rev. Alvin Dighton Williams

M, #124, b. 13 October 1825, d. 31 December 1894
Last Edited=16 Sep 2021
Alvin Dighton Williams
     Rev. Alvin Dighton Williams was born on 13 October 1825 at Smithfield Center, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania.1,2 Rev. Alvin Dighton Williams was a Free Will Baptist Preacher. He was the son of Phineas Cromwell Williams and Mary Marilla Loomis. Rev. Alvin Dighton Williams graduated in 1849 at Hamilton College, Clinton, Oneida Co., New York. He married Sarah Anne Harn, daughter of John (II) Harn and Charlotte Hay, on 24 April 1850 at West Falls, Frederick Co., Maryland.2 Rev. Alvin Dighton Williams died on 31 December 1894 at Kenesaw, Adams Co., Nebraska, at age 69.3 He was buried circa 1895 at Kenesaw Cemetery, Kenesaw, Adams Co., Nebraska.4 Ellen Dorcas Harn Manuscript.

Following from book, PAST AND PRESENT OF ADAMS COUNTY NEBRASKA, Volume II, pub in 1916 by S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., page 307-311.
Alvin Dighton Williams was born October 3, 1825, at Smithfield Center, Bradford county, Pennsylvania, the son of Phineas Cromwell Williams, who in turn was an only son. The latter left Connecticut about 1820. He was orphaned at the age of ten years and had but little educational opportunity. He came of Welsh and English ancestry and tradition says that his ancestors were of the same branch as Oliver Cromwell's. The Williams family in Canticle were generally well educated and tradition says that Thomas Williams was offered the presidency of Yale College but declined because of his connection with Oliver Cromwell and his fear of prominence. Phineas Cromwell Williams became a carriage maker and farmer and devoted his life to those pursuits. In politics he was a Whig and an ardent admirer of Henry Clay.
He wedded Marilla Loomis of Troy, Pennsylvania, having spent his boyhood and youth upon a farm near that place. The Loomis family were English people from Connecticut and her mother's mother, a Godard, was Scotch-Irish. Both Mr. and Mrs. Phineas Cromwell Williams were members of the Freewill Baptist church. Their son, Alvin Dighton Williams, attended Whitestown Seminary and Hamilton College of New York and upon graduation in 1849 received his degree. Many years later the degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon him by Quincy College, now Chaddock College of Quincy, Illinois, this honor being received in 1871. He worked his own way through the seminary and college, teaching and preaching and doing any work he could secure. At the time of his graduation he was ill with typhoid fever. He became of member of the Freewill Baptist church, having been baptized and received into the church of that denomination at Troy, Pennsylvania, June 2, 1839. Two years later he was licensed by the church to preach and given a quarterly meeting license by the Bradford and Tioga meeting in 1842. He was ordained at Carolina Mills, Rhode Island, in 1848 and became pastor of the church there for a time later resuming the work after his graduation. During his college days he read a great deal of English literature and developed a taste for the best which he continued to cultivate and which he transmitted to his children. He bought books as he could afford them and acquired many by writing for publishers. When he came to Nebraska he brought with him a library of between fifteen and twenty hundred volumes.
It was in 1851 that Rev. Williams accepted a call from the church in Pawtucket, Massachusetts, now Rhode Island, remaining there for four and a half years, during which time he increased the church membership to more than twice its original number. In 1855 he assumed the pastorate of the church at Lawrence, Massachusetts, and undertook the work of raising money for a new house of worship which was finished in 1857. An all winter revival trebled the membership. In 1857 he suffered a nervous breakdown and a throat trouble developed into bronchitis which never afterward entirely left him. Physicians said he must leave the New England climate and recommended Minnesota. In the fall the family removed to Minneapolis where he took the pastorate of a Freewill Baptist church, but the throat trouble eventually obliged him to give up preaching and he devoted his time to teaching, writing and publishing papers. He established the Freewill Baptist Quarterly, managing it for three years and finally becoming editor. He was principal of the Minnesota Seminary at Wasioja, Minnesota, until the war called forth the young men in attendance. He then went to Cheshire, Ohio, where for a year he was principal of an academy. He started the West Virginia College at Flemington, West Virginia, and served for several years as president. In 1871 he came to Nebraska and served for one year as president of the State Normal School at Peru. In August, 1872, he arrived in Adams county, Nebraska, and settled on a quarter section, cornering on the townsite of Kenesaw on the northeast, being the first permanent settler within six miles. He built the first permanent house and put down the first well. He bought railroad land and at one time had nearly eight hundred acres. He won a prize of forty acres near Firth for the best article on sheep raising in Nebraska, the prize being offered by the Nebraska State Journal. He also started the Kenesaw Times, later published by his son, and for one year he published the Register at Lowell. Subsequently he established and published the Hastings Nebraskan, of which he had charge for several years. He served for a number of years as a trustee of Nebraska Hospital for the Insane at Lincoln and as a member of the state board of agriculture. At the same time he was conducting his private business interest, both wisely and well. He developed a number of farms near Kenesaw and proved up on a timber claim northwest of the town.
During the '70s he acquired eight hundred acres of land in Nebraska, mostly in Adams county, and at his death he left an estate valued at about fifteen thousand dollars, his land bringing ten thousand dollars. His library of from twelve to fifteen hundred volumes was given to the Oakland City College of Indiana, of which he was president at the time of his demise. While in Kenesaw Mr. Williams assisted in building a Freewill Baptist church and organized the church membership. He also aided in organizing the Hastings, Aurora and Nemaha River quarterly meeting, as chairman of the executive committee of the Nebraska yearly meeting. He organized churches at Marshall, Pleasant Plain, Long Branch, and Lincoln, Nebraska. About 1890 he went south and worked among the General Baptists. He became president of the Oakland City College of Indiana and was thus identified with educational interests at the time of his death. He had been state superintendent of schools in West Virginia in 1869 and 1870, and was principal of the State Normal School at Peru, Nebraska, in 1871-2. He held other positions of public trust, being chaplain of the Minnesota house of representatives between 1857 and 1860. Always a stalwart champion of the cause of temperance, he was worthy chief of the Good Templars in Minneapolis and in 1860 was a delegate to the national convention which met in Nashville, Tennessee. He was made a member of the Association of General Baptists in 1891, so continuing until 1894 and was its moderator in 1891-2. In politics he was a republican from the organization of the party until his death. He supported the party as editor of weekly newspapers- the Kenesaw Times, Lowell Register, and Hastings Nebraskan- and by correspondence to different papers including the Nebraska State Journal. While in Minneapolis about 1858 he joined the Masons and the Good Templars and was a delegate from the latter to the convention in Chicago at which was organized the prohibition party, though he opposed the organization, believing that the temperance movement had better remain non-political. During the senior year of his college days he was elected retiring president of the Phoenix society and also of the Delta Upsilon fraternity and was editor of college papers.
On the 25th of April, 1850, at West Falls, Maryland, Mr. Williams wedded Sarah Anne Harn, daughter of John and Charlotte (Hay) Harn, the former of English and the latter of English and German descent. They settled in Frederick county, Maryland on a farm near Mount Airy. Mrs. Williams was the eldest in a family of nine. She educated herself and assisted her two sisters in securing a course at Cedar Hills Seminary for Young Ladies at Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, of which Rev. N. Dodge was principal and in which Mrs. Williams was an assistant teacher at the time of her marriage. She and her sister, Ellen D. Harn, were the first teachers of Frederick county, Maryland. Her oldest brother, Rev. George U. Harn, was a minister of the Church of God. He became identified with the abolition movement, joined the republican party on its organization and was killed during the Civil war. Her brother Jesse died in the hospital during his service and another brother, Thomas, died from the effects of wounds. The children of Rev. and Mrs. Williams were Cromwell Harn, deceased; Emma Loomis, the wife of I.D. Evans; Mary; Minnie, who has passed away; Katie, the wife of Joseph R. Thrall; and George Thomas, who married Miss Grace Barton of Kenesaw and is now residing in Denver, Colorado. It would be almost tautological in this connection to enter into a series of statements as showing Rev. Williams to be a man of broad scholarly attainment, for this has been shadowed forth between the lines of this review. Further evidence, however, of his position as a man of marked mentality is the fact that he was the author and publisher of various volumes including the Rhode Island Freewill Baptist Pulpit; Memories of Free Communion Baptists; Four Years of Cooperation in Nebraska; Life of Benini Stinson; The Christian Church and its Institutions; and the Beginning of an Autobiography. After making a trip to Florida for his health he died at his home in Kenesaw, December 31, 1894.

Following from book, PAST AND PRESENT OF ADAMS COUNTY NEBRASKA, Volume I, Judge Wm. R. Burton, editor, pub in 1916 by S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., pg 376.
Doctor Williams was a graduate of Hamilton College, New York, and at different times held pastorates with the Free Baptist Church at Carolina Mills, R.I; Pawtucket, R.I; Lawrence, Mass; Minneapolis and Fairport, Minn. He served as the head of several schools among others, principal of the Nebraska State Normal at Peru and Oakland City College, Oakland, Ind. Among his literary productions are "History of the Free Baptists in Rhode Island," "History of the Free Communion Baptists," "Four Years of Co-operation in Nebraska," "The Church and Its Institutions" and a biography of Rev. Benoni Stinson, the originator of the General Baptist denomination in the United States.

Following from the book, ADAMS COUNTY: A STORY OF THE GREAT PLAINS, by Dorothy Weyer Creigh, 1972, published by Adams County-Hastings Centennial Commission, Hastings, Nebraska, page 513.
Kenesaw School District 3 was formed January 5, 1872, A.D. Williams was elected treasurer.

Following from book, PAST AND PRESENT OF ADAMS COUNTY NEBRASKA, Volume I, Judge Wm. R. Burton, editor, pub in 1916 by S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., pg 341.
On February 8, 1878, A.D. Williams, who had established a weekly paper in Kenesaw, the Kenesaw Times, removed the plant to Hastings and changed the name of the paper to the Central Nebraskan. In 1879, Mr. I.D. Evans, now of Kenesaw, was associated with Mr. Williams in the publication of the paper. After the Central Nebraskan had been published about two years the name was changed to the Hastings Central Nebraskan.

Following from book, PAST AND PRESENT OF ADAMS COUNTY NEBRASKA, Volume I, Judge Wm. R. Burton, editor, pub in 1916 by S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., page 367-368.
It is fortunate for the annals of Kenesaw that the first actual settle in that vicinity, Dr. A.D. Williams, was a man who wielded a facile pen and also had a penchant for making accurate records. "The railroad was laid out across this section and finished," wrote Doctor Williams, "in June, 1872, through to Kearney. The Kenesaw townsite was laid out a little before but the depot was not built until along in the fall-I believe the latter part of October or the first of November." Mr. Williams' house on the southeast quarter of section 26, 8, 12, was designated by the government as the location of the post office, and A.D. Williams appointed postmaster.
The first permanent settler anywhere near Kenesaw was A.D. Williams on the southwest quarter of section 28, 8, 12, August 16 1872. He came thither in a 'prairie schooner,' and he with Mrs. Williams, Katie and George lived three weeks in the covered wagon box, setting up the cook stove outside of it, in a kitchen bounded only by the horizon. A.D. Williams died in Kenesaw July 9, 1894.

Following from book, PAST AND PRESENT OF ADAMS COUNTY NEBRASKA, Volume I,
Judge Wm. R. Burton, editor, pub in 1916 by S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., pg 373.

A.D. Williams account of Kenesaw School District: "Early in 1873, it was found that there were twenty-seven children of school age in the district, in which there was a large amount of taxable railroad land and property, while the settlers were nearly all homesteaders, and paid very little taxes. So A.D. Williams proposed that $4,000 of bonds be issued, running for only five years, so that the burden would rest largely on the two railroads-most of the land being Union Pacific land-before the settlers would pay much taxes. "Strange to relate there was opposition to the proposition, most of it from people who had a good supply of children and next to no taxes. But the bonds were issued, the house built in 1874, and both the railroads and some of the homesteaders kicked in."

Following from the book History of Nebraska, volume III, by Albert Watkins, Ph. B., pg 711-712, Western Publishing & Engraving Company, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1913
WILLIAMS, REVEREND ALVIN DIGHTON, deceased, late of Kenesaw, Neb., was the first pioneer settler within a radius of six miles of Kenesaw, he having located there in August, 1872. He came from Peru, Neb., where for one year he was president of the state normal, resigning to move to his farm. He came to Peru from Flemington, W. Va., where he had been president of the Free Baptist College, known as the West Virginia College, of which he was the first president, and was also state superintendent of public instruction of West Virginia. He was educated at Whitestown Seminary and Hamilton College, New York, graduating in the class of 1849, and was pastor of the church of Lawrence, Mass., this being the largest congregation of Free Baptists in the state. Throat trouble caused him to resign his pastorship to seek health in the west. For a time he was pastor in Minneapolis, Minn., resigning to become president of the Wasioja Seminary in Dodge county, Minn., but the Civil War broke up his school. He then became president of the Cheshire Academy in Ohio. In 1869 he was a delegate from Minnesota to the first prohibition convention at Chicago. He did not approve of taking the temperance cause into politics and hence did not affiliate with the prohibition party. He was always a republican in politics, and edited the Kenesaw Times, the Lowell Register, and the Hastings Nebraskan, first called the Central Nebraskan. In Minnesota he edited and published the Minnesota Beacon, a Good Templar paper. In Massachusetts he was one of the editors of the Free Baptist Quarterly, also of the Freewill Baptist Review in Minnesota, and was chairman of the Free Baptist church state committee for organizing churches in Nebraska. He was for many years a member of the board of trustees of the insane asylum at Lincoln, Nebraska, and also a member of the Nebraska state board of agriculture and interested and active in the Nebraska state fair. He wrote much for the Nebraska State Journal, and was an active and influential factor in the upbuilding of the state of Nebraska, morally, religiously, and materially. He at one time owned about 800 acres of land near Kenesaw, and received a prize of forty acres of land near Firth for an essay on sheep raising in Nebraska. In the nineties he went from Nebraska to Oakland City, Ind., and raised the money, founded, and became president of the Oakland College of the general Baptist denomination. He gave $10,000 and his library to this school, having worked his own way through college and knowing the value of an education. He was born October 15, 1825, at Springf1eld, Bradford county, Pa., and was the son of Phineas Cromwell and Mary Marilla (Loomis) Williams. The former was born in Connecticut and the latter in Pennsylvania. He was married to Miss Sarah Harn of Frederick county, Md., daughter of John and Charlotte (Hay) Harn. She was a native of Baltimore. Mrs. Williams was a graduate of Cedar Hill Seminary, and taught in this school for some time prior to her marriage. To them were born six children: Cromwell Harn, who died in infancy; Emma Loomis, wife of I. D. Evans, Kenesaw, Neb. (see sketch in this work) ; Mary Harn, of Kenesaw; Minnie, who died at the age of twenty-two, a graduate of the Nebraska State University, class of 1881; Kate, now Mrs. Joseph R. Thrall. Hemet, Cal, and George Thomas, of Denver, Colo. As a boy at home he published the Desert Home Times and later the Kenesaw Times, and has been for over twenty years a worker on the Denver papers. Mrs. Sarah Harn Williams was an active co-worker with her husband in the home and also in religious and social work. She was a member of the Woman Suffrage Association and was in the early days president of the Free Baptist Woman's Mission Society for Nebraska and Kansas. The burden of the pioneer life, the management of their large farm, and the care and education of their children fell largely on her. Her death took place at Kenesaw, February 4, 1901. Her daughter, Mary Harn Williams, of Kenesaw. was educated in the Peru Normal and the Nebraska State University. She was for some years in the office of the Kenesaw Times, and was associated with Mrs. Colby in the organization of the suffrage association and in work on the Tribune at Beatrice, and was for ten years in the government printing office at Washington, D. C. She is corresponding secretary of the local suffrage club, and in 1906 was elected corresponding secretary of the Nebraska Woman Suffrage Association and later a member of the national executive committee. She is a member of the W. C. T. U., and is local correspondent for the Adams County Democrat, of Hastings.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census27 June 1860Wasioga Twsp., Dodge Co., Minnesota

Children of Rev. Alvin Dighton Williams and Sarah Anne Harn

Citations

  1. [S120] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 186,190,191,193,194", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 913243). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."
  2. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy (Temecula, California: Omega Print and Copy Center, Sep 2000), pg. 164. Hereinafter cited as From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy.
  3. [S121] Judge Wm. R. Burton Past & Present of Adams Co , Nebraska, Vol II, 1916, page 307-311, II (Chicago, Illinois: S.J. Clarke, 1916). Hereinafter cited as Past & Present of Adams Co., Nebraska.
  4. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Rev Alvin Dighton “A.D.” Williams, Memorial ID 63852013,
    Birth: 13 October 1825, Smithfield, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
    Death: 31 December 1894, Kenesaw, Adams County, Nebraska, USA
    Burial: Kenesaw Cemetery, Kenesaw, Adams County, Nebraska
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 25 September 2020), memorial page for Rev Alvin Dighton “A.D.” Williams (13 Oct 1825–31 Dec 1894), Find a Grave Memorial no. 63852013, citing Kenesaw Cemetery, Kenesaw, Adams County, Nebraska, USA; Maintained by wvy (contributor 46555353).

    Spouse Sarah Anne Harn Williams 1825–1901 (m. 1850)
    Children Emma Loomis Williams Evans 1853–1919 Mary Harn Williams 1855–1941 Minnie Touka Williams 1859–1881 George Thomas Williams 1862–1919,.

Amos O. Williams1

M, #6674, b. 7 January 1808, d. 31 December 1886
Last Edited=2 Jan 2012
     Amos O. Williams was born on 7 January 1808 at Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York.1 He married Almira Reed, daughter of Calvin Reed and Olivia Elizabeth Warner, on 23 August 1831 at Cuyahoga Co., Ohio.1 Amos O. Williams died on 31 December 1886 at age 78.1

Child of Amos O. Williams and Almira Reed

Citations

  1. [S2012] John Reed, "EMAIL: John Reed 10Oct2011," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 10 oct 2011. Hereinafter cited as "EMAIL: John Reed 10Oct2011."
  2. [S2021] Nancy (Morgan) Lee, "EMAIL: Nancy (Morgan) Lee 23Dec011," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 23 Dec 2011. Hereinafter cited as "EMAIL: Nancy (Morgan) Lee 23Dec011."

Anna Adelma Williams1

F, #2479
Last Edited=23 Aug 1997
     Anna Adelma Williams was the daughter of Phineas Cromwell Williams and Mary Marilla Loomis. She married a Mr Kempton.

Citations

  1. [S1144] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 190", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 91324). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."

Barton Cromwell Williams

M, #2248, b. 7 February 1892, d. 10 September 1980
Last Edited=27 Sep 2022
Relationships
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-grandson of John Hearn
     Barton Cromwell Williams was born on 7 February 1892 at Denver Co., Colorado.1,2 He was the son of George Thomas Williams and Grace A. Barton. Barton Cromwell Williams lived at Denver, Colorado.3 His Social Security Number was 522-01-7129, issued before 1951 in Colorado. Last residence was in Denver, Colorado.3 He died on 10 September 1980 at Denver Co., Colorado, at age 88.3,2 He was buried at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver Co., Colorado.2

Citations

  1. [S1085] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 193", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 91324). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."
  2. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Barton Cromwell Williams, Memorial ID 94585215,
    Birth: 7 February 1892, Denver County, Colorado, USA
    Death: 10 September 1980, Denver County, Colorado, USA
    Burial: Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94585215/barton-cromwell-williams: accessed 27 September 2022), memorial page for Barton Cromwell Williams (7 Feb 1892–10 Sep 1980), Find a Grave Memorial ID 94585215, citing Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA; Maintained by PickledDuncan (contributor 47320284).

    Parents
    George Thomas Williams 1862–1919
    Grace A. Barton Williams 1863–1951
    Siblings
    Ethel May Williams 1888–1952
    Georgia Beatrice Williams Linch 1890–1984
    Image URL: https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2012/212/94585215_134374990953.jpg,.
  3. [S1560] Barton Cromwell Williams, unknown file number, Soc Security Death Index for Barton Williams, unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.). Hereinafter cited as Soc Security Death Index for Barton Williams.

Bessie May Williams1

F, #6062, b. circa 1893, d. 9 March 1986
Last Edited=23 Nov 2020
     Bessie May Williams was born circa 1893 at Sykesville, Carroll Co., Maryland.1 She lived in August 1933 at Sykesville, Carroll Co., Maryland.1 She married Ora Grant Harn, son of Dalton Ernen Harn and Clara Jane Scheller, on 18 August 1933 at Shenandoah Junction, Jefferson Co., West Virginia.1 Bessie May Williams died on 9 March 1986 at Carroll County General Hospital, Westminster, Carroll Co., Maryland. She was buried at Lake View Memorial Park, Sykesville, Carroll Co., Maryland.

Citations

  1. [S1879] West Virginia Vital Research Records - Marriage, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcdetail.aspx?Id=10727668, http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcdetail.aspx?Id=10727668

    Marriage Record for Ora Grant Harn and Bessie May Williams
    Marriage Record #82
    Date: 18Aug1933
    Place: Shenandoah Junction, W. Va.
    Full Names of Parties:     Ora Grant Harn
                   Bessie May Williams
    Age of Husband:     38 years     Age of Wife:     40 years
    Condition of Husband:     Widowed     Condition of Wife:     Divorced
    Place of Husband's Birth:     Taylorsville, MD
    Place of Wife's Birth:          Sykesville, MD
    Place of Husband's Residence:     Baltimore, MD
    Place of Wife's Residence:     Sykesville, MD
    Remarks:     Issued: Aug 18th, 1933
    Name of Minister Performing Ceremony:     Ashery(?) A. McNeer. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Vital Research Records - Marriage.

Charles Williams

M, #3993
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997
     Ancestral File Number CGJL-VX. His Ancestral File Number is CGJL-VX. Charles Williams married Eliza Hearne, daughter of Minos Hearne and Malinda Chinn.

Cromwell Williams

M, #1080, b. 14 July 1851, d. 4 September 1852
Last Edited=17 Sep 2011
Relationships
3rd cousin 2 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
2nd great-grandson of John Hearn
     Cromwell Williams was born on 14 July 1851 at Pawtucket, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.1,2 He was the son of Rev. Alvin Dighton Williams and Sarah Anne Harn. The cause of death was died in infancy. Cromwell Williams died on 4 September 1852 at Pawtucket, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, at age 1.1,2

Citations

  1. [S797] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 191", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 91324). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."
  2. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy (Temecula, California: Omega Print and Copy Center, Sep 2000), pg. 164. Hereinafter cited as From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy.

Daisy Williams1

F, #6691
Last Edited=28 Oct 2018
     Daisy Williams is the daughter of Pulaski Williams and Mary Gibbs.1 Daisy Williams married Everett Morgan.1

Child of Daisy Williams and Everett Morgan

Citations

  1. [S2021] Nancy (Morgan) Lee, "EMAIL: Nancy (Morgan) Lee 23Dec011," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 23 Dec 2011. Hereinafter cited as "EMAIL: Nancy (Morgan) Lee 23Dec011."

David Williams1

M, #6145, d. before 1885
Last Edited=16 Mar 2009
     David Williams married Mary A. Lytle, daughter of Robert Lytle and Hannah Knox.1 David Williams died before 1885.1

Citations

  1. [S1918] M. A. Leeson, History of Allen County, Ohio Containing a History of the County, Its Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, Churches, Industries, Etc., Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, Biographies, History of the Northwest Territory, History of Ohio, Statistical and Miscellaneous Matter, Etc., Etc ... (Chicago, Illinois: Warner, Beers & Co.,, 1885), page 648. Hereinafter cited as History of Allen County, Ohio.