WILLIAMS FAMILY


This family (Descendants of Roger Williams, the founder of the Colony of Rhode Island) is of interest because of the early connection with the Blackmar family which later united with the Ormsbee Family by the marriage of Isaac Ormsbee, Jr. and Anna W. Blackmar. Also; Amy Williams, the first wife of Russell M. Ormsbee was a direct descendant of Roger Williams.
For the early Blackmar connections reference is made to; Austin's "Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island".

(1) ROGER WILLIAMS

(2) JOSEPH WILLIAMS

(3) THOMAS WILLIAMS

Father: Joseph Williams
Date of Birth: Feb. 16, 1672
Date of Death: Aug. 27, 1724
First Marriage: Mary Blackmar daughter of James and Mary (Hawkins) Blackmar. She d. July 1, 1717

Children:

  1. Joseph Williams
  2. Thomas Williams
  3. Stephen Williams
  4. John Williams
  5. Abigail Williams
  6. Jonathan Williams
  7. Mary Williams

(3) JAMES WILLIAMS

Father: Joseph Williams
Date of Birth: Sept. 20, 1680
Date of Death: June 25, 1757 at Providence, R.I.
First Marriage: Elizabeth Blackmar, daughter of James Blackmar She b. 1682, d. Mar 1761 at Providence, R.I.

Children:

  1. James Williams, born Feb. 20, 1704
  2. Anne Williams, born Mar. 17, 1706
  3. Sarah Williams, born Dec. 4, 1707
  4. Joseph Williams, born Oct. 24, 1709
  5. Mary Williams, born Oct. 1, 1711
  6. Nathaniel Williams, born Oct. 11, 1714
  7. Elizabeth Williams, born Oct. 21, 1717
  8. Hannah Williams, born June 22, 1719
  9. Lydia Williams, born Oct. 30, 1724
  10. Nathan Williams, born June 15, 1728

(4) NATHANIEL WILLIAMS

Father: James Williams
Mother: Elizabeth Blackmar
Date of Birth: Oct. 11, 1714
Date of Death: Jan. 14, 1782
First Marriage: Apr. 14, 1743 Anne Hawkins (1719-1812) at Providence, R.I.

Children:

  1. Frederick Williams, born July 22, 1743
  2. Benejah Williams
  3. James Williams, married Mary Waterman
  4. Nathaniel Williams, married Sarah Burgess

(5) FREDERICK WILLIAMS

Father: Nathaniel Williams
Date of Birth: July 22, 1743

Children:

  1. Esek Williams, born Nov. 21, 1766
  2. Charlotte Williams, born Nov. 3, 1768
  3. Anna Williams, born Sept. 12, 1770
  4. Zilpha Williams , born Mar. 19, 1776
  5. Benejah Williams, born Apr. 25, 1778
  6. John Williams, born Jan. 14, 1780
  7. Frederick Williams, born June 29, 1781
  8. Theophilus Williams, born Sept. 28, 1782
  9. Welthyan Williams, born Sept. 2, 1785
  10. Joseph Williams, born Sept. 9, 1788
  11. Alpheus Williams, born June 7, 1791

"Memorandum of birthe in the family of Frederick Williams and Amy, his wife." Amy Williams was b. Mar. 28, 1745

Note: Several of these children moved to Saratoga Co., N.Y. and settled in the Town of Greenfield. I believe they were all born in Cranston, R.I.

(6) ESEK WILLIAMS

Father: Frederick Williams
Mother: Amy
Date of Birth: Nov. 21, 1766
Place of Birth: Probably at Cranston, R.I.
Date of Death: May 23, 1829 aged 62-6-2
Place of Death: Greenfield, N.Y
First Marriage: Jan. 21, 1796, Rhobe Davis

She b. Jan. 6, 1776, d. Nov. 19, 1811 aged 35-10-13. Both buried in the old abandoned cemetery, called the Mitchell Cemetery, located south of Porter Corners on the North Creek Road and back from it about 1/2 mile in the woods. Porter Corners is in Town of Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N.Y.

Second Marriage: Sept. 7, 1815 Mary (Wasson) Blackmar

Widow of Martin Blackmar. She b. Mar. 9, 1778 at Thompson, Conn., d. Nov. 26, 1847 aged 69. Buried in old Cole Road Cemetery, near West Falls, N.Y.

Children: By 1st wife. Believe all born in Town of Greenfield, N.Y.

  1. Smith D. Williams b. Sept. 16, 1796, d. Nov. 18, 1797 aged 1-2-2
  2. Celinda H. Williams b. Sept. 18, 1798, m. May 13, 1819 Otis Payne
  3. Arthur S. Williams b. Mar. 18, 1800, d. Dec. 29, 1809 aged 9-9-11
  4. Stephen D. Williams b. Mar. 5, 1802
  5. Maria Ann Williams b. Feb. 15, 1805. m. Mar. 5, 1835 William Cole
  6. Dutee J. Williams b. Jan. 21, 1807
  7. Amos P. Williams b. Oct. 30, 1810, d. Nov. 18, 1848 aged 38-0-19 . He is buried in old Cole Road Cemetery, near West Falls, N.Y.

Children: by 2d wife.

  1. Anson W. Williams b. Apr. 8, 1817 in Greenfield, N.Y.

(6) ANNA WILLIAMS

Father: Frederick Williams
Mother: Amy
Date of Birth: Sept. 12, 1770
d. May 20, 1846 aged 75-8-8
She is buried in the Ballou Cemetery, Town of Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N.Y. near Porter Corners, N.Y. Her grave stone reads: "Anna, wife of Calvin Rounds, and daughter of Frederick and Amy Williams of Cranston, R.I. d. May 20, 1846 aged 75-8-8"
"Calvin Rounds d. May 21, 1851 aged 74-7-24" (GR)

(6) BENEJAH WILLIAMS

Father: Frederick Williams
Mother: Amy
Date of Birth: Apr. 25, 1778 (Bible)
Date of Death: Mar. 2, 1861 (R.I. Hist. Lib., Providence, R.I.)
First Marriage: Ruth Webster

She is buried in Griffin Mills Cemetery between West Falls and E. Aurora, N.Y. on the lot with Dr. Dutee J. Williams and his wife Malvina A. Williams. "Ruth, widow of Benejah Williams, d. Dec. 7, 1872 aged 94-7--." Bible record: "Dutee J. Williams and Malvina A. Williams m. Jan. 1st, 1842" I suspect Malvina A. Williams was a daughter of Benejah and Ruth Williams, and a cousin of Dutee J. Williams.

(6) ALPHEUS WILLIAMS

Father: Frederick Williams
Mother: Amy
Date of Birth: June 7, 1791

In the early record books of the Town of Greenfield at Greenfield Center, N.Y., Alpheus Williams is mentioned as an early surveyor who assisted in laying out roads in the Town of Greenfield, N.Y.

(6) THEOPHILUS WILLIAMS

Father: Frederick Williams
Mother: Amy
Date of Birth: Sept. 28, 1782
Date of Death: Dec. 9, 1856 aged 74 years
First Marriage: Betsey - - - about 1805

Both are buried in old Medberry Cemetery near Porter Corners, Town of Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N.Y.
"Our father, Theophilus Williams, d. Dec. 9, 1865 aged 74-2-11."
"In Memory of Mrs. Betsey Williams, consort of Theophilus, d. Apr. 12, 1807 aged 19-7-13"
m. 2d. abt. 1808 Chloe Payne. Buried Medberry Cemetery. "Chloe, wife of Theo. Williams, and dau. of Ladim and Elizabeth Payne of Smithfield, R.I. d. Aug. 10, 1851 aged 59-2-15."

Children: By 1st wife

  1. Harris M. Williams, Medberry Cemetery (GR) "In memory of, Harris M. Williams, son of Theo. and Betsey, d. June 5, 1825 aged 19-3-2."

Children: By 2d wife

  1. Amy Williams She was the 1st wife of Russell M. Ormsbee. She is buried in the Ormsbee Cemetery on the farm near Porter Corners, N.Y. An old grave stone reads; "b. June 10, 1815, daughter of Theo. and Chloe Williams." On the newer family monument; "d. Jan 16, 1852 aged 36-7-6."
  2. Cynthia M. Williams Buried in Medberry Cemetery. "Cinthia M., daughter of Theo. and Chloe Williams, d. Jan. 10, 1846 aged 18-1-13."
  3. Celinda E. Williams Buried in Medberry Cemetery. "Celinda, wife of E.E. Laphan, and daughter of T. and C. Williams, d. May 10, 1845 aged 25 years."
  4. Theophilus Buried in Medberry Cemetery "Theophilus, son of Theo. and Chloe, d. June 13, 1813" d/y
    Uriah Buried in Medberry Cemetery "Uriah, son of Theo. and Chloe Williams, d. Feb. 17, 1831 age 4 mos. 8 days."
  5. Nelson, Capt. Buried in Medberry Cemetery "Capt. Nelson Williams, son of Theo. and Chloe, d. Apr. 1, 1892 aged 82 years." Nelson Williams is often mentioned in the Scrapbook of R.M. Ormsbee.

(7) STEPHEN D. WILLIAMS

Father: Esek Williams
Mother: Rhobe Davis
Date of Birth: Mar. 5, 1802
Date of Death: May 7, 1874 age 72-2-2.
First Marriage: Jan. 12, 1833 Cynthia M. Rhodes

Buried in old Mitchell Cemetery, see above. He was evidently buried in this cemetery at the time he died. Later when his wife died in 1884, a large monument was erected in the Scott Cemetery, S.W. of Greenfield Center. It carries the inscription: "Stephen D. Williams, Son of Esek Williams of Providence, R.I. and 6th in line of descent from Roger Williams, d. May 7, 1874 age 72-2-2."" Cynthia M. Rhodes, his wife, b. Aug. 21, 1811, d. Dec. 2, 1884."

Children: From (GR) in old Mitchell Cemetery. All marked "child of Stephen and Cynthia"

  1. Seneca Augusta, son b. May 25, 1834, d. Feb. 28, 1836 age 1-9-3
  2. John, son d. Jan 3, 1837 aged 4 days
  3. Henrietta R., daughter d. Oct. 23, 1851 aged 10 years
  4. Henry E., son "d. at Harrison Landing, Va. July 4, 1862 aged 21 yrs. A Union Volunteer of Co. E 77th Regt. (N.Y.)" There is a round medallion-like symbol at the top of this stone. It shows a hand holding a flag. Around the circumference are the words, "7th generation from Roger Williams of Rhode Island"

(7) DUTEE J. WILLIAMS

Father: Esek Williams
Mother: Rhobe Davis
Date of Birth: Jan. 21, 1807
Date of Death: Oct. 31, 1851 aged 44-9-4.
First Marriage: Jan. 10, 1842 Malvina A. Williams

Buried in Griffin Mills Cemetery, near W. Falls, N.Y. "Doctor Dutee J. Williams, d. as above"

There is nothing to indicate which Williams family she came from, but she may be a cousin, daughter of Benejah and Ruth (Webster) Williams. She is buried in Griffin Mills, "Malvina A. Williams, widow of the late Dr. D.J. Williams, d. Sept. 21, 1873 aged 68." On the same Lot is; "Ruth, widow of Benejah Williams". On the same Lot is the grave of a son; "Silas W. Williams, d. Mar. 18, 1848 aged 2-0-21"

(7) ANSON WASSON WILLIAMS

Father: Esek Williams
Mother: Mary Wasson Blackmar
Date of Birth: Apr. 8, 1817
Place of Birth: Saratoga Co., N.Y.
Date of Death: Aug. 13, 1896 aged 79-4-5
First Marriage: Jan. 18, 1844 Melissa Hatch at Boston, N.Y. near Hamburg.

She b. Apr. 1, 1824, d. Apr. 14, 1899 aged 75-3-14
Both buried in Griffin Mills Cemetery, near West Falls, N.Y.
A memo pasted in the Williams family Bible shows the parents of Mellissa Hatch.
"Ephraham Hatch b. Mar. 20, 1783, d. Sept. 12, 1870
Olive Robinson b. Mar. 19, 1788, d. May 12, 1865"
They are both buried in Griffin Mills Cemetery, near West Falls, N.Y.

Children:

  1. Martin E. Williams b. Jan. 3, 1845, d. Apr. 25, 1924 aged 79-3-22
  2. Olivia S. Williams b. July 12, 1846, d. May 14, 1874 aged 28-10-2
  3. Louise C. Williams b. Oct. 5, 1848, d. July 10, 1927 aged 78-9-5, m. 1st. June 5, 1873 Henry K. Kenyon.

(8) GEORGE E. WILLIAMS

Father: Anson W. Williams
Mother: Melissa Hatch
Date of Birth: Dec. 19, 1854
Place of Birth: Erie Co., N.Y.
Date of Death: May 31, 1912 aged 57-5-14
First Marriage: July 7, 1877 Mary A. Thompson

Children:

  1. Anson T. Williams b. Feb. 5, 1899

(9) ANSON T. WILLIAMS

Father: George E. Williams
Mother: Mary A. Thompson
Date of Birth: Feb. 5, 1899
First Marriage: Margaret Catherine Beecher. Daughter of John W. and Julia (Hurley) Beecher.

Children:

  1. George Beecher Williams b. Feb. 15, 1929

(10) GEORGE BEECHER WILLIAMS

Father: George B. Williams
Mother: Margaret Catherine Beecher
Date of Birth: Feb. 15, 1929
Date of Death: Mar. 13, 1949 in an accident at a packing house in Pasadena, Calif.


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