Henry Williams
of Logan co., OH, d. 1871.

Date of birth or baptism: 31 December 1787.
Place of birth: Virginia.
The birthdate is based on calculation from the age at death. The birthplace is from the 1850 census [1850 cen., Logan co., OH, 7].

Date of death: 7 9mo. [September] 1871.
Place of burial: Westland cem., Monroe tp., Logan co., OH.
[Liberty & Monroe Townships (Logan co. Gen. Soc., 1995), 2 (gives age at death as 83y, 8m, 7d)].

Father: William Williams, b. 175060, d. Grayson co., VA, 8 August 1834 August 1838.
Mother: Nancy Safewright, b. 175060, living 8 August 1834.


(1) m. Champaign co., OH, 8 September 1812, Nancy Paxson, b. ca. 1788, d. 13 11mo. [November] 1836, bur. Logan co., OH.
[Champaign co., OH marriages, A: 28]

(2) m. Logan co., OH, 1 May 1845, Rachel Jacobs, b. NC, ca. 1798, d. 1877.
[Logan co., OH marriages; birthdate & birthplace: 1850 cen., Logan co., OH, 7 (age 52, b. NC); death date: Hist. Hardin co., OH 1883, 946]

Children by Nancy Paxson:
A list of the children of Henry and Nancy (Paxson) Williams is given in a biographical sketch of their son John from 1890, when some of the children were still alive ["He [i.e., Henry Williams] removed to Ohio, in 1811, married Nancy Paxson, and for many years was a resident of Logan County. ... They were the parents of a family of nine children: John, of this sketch; Sitnah and Almeda, deceased; William and Obadiah, who are residents of Hardin County, Ohio; Lemuel, who makes his home in the same county; Henry, a resident of Logan County; Lydia, deceased wife of Alexander Ireland, and Newton, of Ohio." Hist. Jeff. & V. B. cos., IA, 270]. Lemuel, Henry, and Newton are also the subjects of biographical sketches in nineteenth century county histories. Data in italics comes from family group sheets shared by others, data which I have no reason to doubt, but which has not been checked by me.

John Williams, b. Champaign co., OH, 24 October 1812, d. Waterbury, NB, 22 May 1898;
m. (1) 8 December 1836, Harriet Smith, b. KY, 1815, d. 1845;
m. (2) 1847, Martha A. Mills, b. 1826, d. Jefferson co., IA, February 1865.
Information on the family of John Williams comes from sketches in two early county histories [Hist. Jeff. & V. B. cos., IA, 270; Hist. Jefferson co., IA, 559].

Sitnah Williams, b. 17 October 1814, d. 10 November 1882;
m. Jefferson co., IA, 23 June 1844,
Phineas Heston, b. OH, 23 April 1820, d. Jefferson co., IA, 13 February 1875.

Almeda Williams, b. 1816;
m. Logan co., OH, 11 October 1840, Charles O. Stanton.

William Williams, b. OH, April 1819, living 1883, Hardin co., OH;
m. Logan co., OH, 20 August 1840, Cynthia Ann Smith, b. KY, 1822, living 1883.
[Logan co., OH marriages] A biographical sketch of his son Henry (b. in Jefferson co., IA in 1843) states that William was b. in OH in April 1819 and Cynthia was b. in KY in 1822, and that they were living in Hale tp., Hardin co., OH at the time of publication [Hist. Hardin co., OH 1883, 947].

Obadiah H. Williams, b. 19 September 1821, d. 24 August 1905;
m. Sarah P. Williams, b. 12 May 1820, d. 30 March 1902.
[Hist. Hardin co., OH 1983, 471]

Lemuel Williams, b. Logan co., OH, 3 May, 18231824, d. Hardin co., OH, 23 August 1906;
m. Logan co., OH, 17 March 1847,
Sarah Grimes, b. PA, 11 June 1825, d. 1909.

Lydia Williams, b. Logan co., OH, 31 May 1826, d. Jefferson co., IA, 3 September 1861;
m. Logan co., OH, 20 December 1848, Alexander Ireland, b. OH, 12 January 1822, d. Jefferson co., IA, 13 April 1867.

Henry Williams, b. Monroe tp., Logan co., OH, 28 March 1828, d. 1907;
m. 11 April 1850, Margaret Pickerell, b. 30 December 1829, d. 1895.
[birth, marriage, birth of wife: Hist. Logan co., OH, 680] A cemetery south of Pickerelltown, Logan co., OH has their gravestones with dates 1828-1907 and 1828-1895.

Newton Williams, b. Monroe tp., Logan co., OH, 16 February 1834;
m. 24 August 1854, Mary Marsh, b. Madison co., OH, April 1834.
[birth, marriage, birth of wife: Hist. Logan co., OH, 680]

Reference abbreviations

Hist. Jefferson co., IA = The History of Jefferson County, Iowa (Chicago, 1879).

Hist. Jeff. & V. B. cos., IA = Portrait and Biographical Album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties, Iowa (Chicago, 1890).

Hist. Hardin co., OH 1883 = History of Hardin County, Ohio (Warner, Beers, & co., Chicago, 1883).

Hist. Hardin co., OH 1980 = Hardin County, Ohio : a historical update with family histories, 1983 (Kenton, OH, 1983).

Hist. Logan co., OH = History of Logan County and Ohio (O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1880).

Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 24 August 2009.