Lemuel Williams
of Hardin county, Ohio, d. 1906.

Date of birth or baptism: 3 May, 18231824.
Place of birth or baptism: Logan county, Ohio.
The History of Hardin County, Ohio states that he was born in Logan co., OH on 3 May 1824 [Hist. Hardin co., OH 1883, 946], and the 1900 census gives May 1824 [1900 cen., Hardin co., OH, ED85, p. 9]. On the other hand, the date calculated from his age at death is 3 May 1823, and his gravestone also gives 1823 as the year of birth (see below). Other censuses make him 27 in 1850 [1850 cen., Logan co., OH, 7], 36 in 1860 [1860 cen., Hardin co., OH, 349], 46 in 1870 [1870 cen., Hardin co., OH, 385v], and 57 in 1880 [1880 cen., Hardin co., OH, 96A]. Based on this evidence, it would be hard to chose between 1823 and 1824.

Date of death: 23 August 1906.
Place of death: Hardin county, Ohio.
Place of burial: Hale Cemetery, Hardin county, Ohio.
[Hardin co., OH deaths, 4: 217 (gives age at death as 83y, 3m, 20d); gravestone at Hale cem. ("1823-1906"), personally examined by compiler]

Father: Henry Williams, b. VA, 31 December 1871, d. 7 9mo. [September] 1871, bur. Logan co., OH.
Mother: Nancy Paxson, b. ca. 1788, d. 13 11mo. [November] 1836, bur. Logan co., OH.

m. Logan co., OH, 17 March 1847, Sarah Grimes, b. PA, 11 June 1825, d. 89 January 1909.
[Logan co., OH marriages, B: 28, FHL film #534,836]

The biographical sketch of Lemuel Williams in the History of Hardin County, Ohio states that he had six children, of whom the living ones were named Leroy, Elizabeth A., Mary J., and Almeda E. The two deceased children were named as Lewis and James A. [Hist. Hardin co., OH 1883, 946]

Lewis Williams, b. OH, ca. 1848, d. 185060.
[1850 cen., Logan co., OH, 7 (Louis, aged 2); 1860 cen., Logan co., OH, 349 (absent)]

Leroy Williams, b. Logan co., OH, 1 Nov. 1849, d. Hardin co., OH, 25 February 1924;
m. Martha Jeeming, b. 1855, d. 1927, bur Hale cem., Hardin co., OH.
[1850 cen., Logan co., OH, 7 (aged 9/12)] His wife's maiden name is given as Mattie Jeeming in the birth record of their son Pearl C. Williams, b. 27 June 1878 [Hardin co., OH births, 1: 320]. The gravestones of Leroy Williams and Martha J. Williams give the dates 1849-1924 and 1855-1927 respectively [gravestones at Hale cem., personally examined by compiler]. His death record also gives his birthdate and place of birth [death cert., Ohio Bureau of Vital Stat.; for date of death see also obit. in Kenton Daily Democrat, 27 Feb. 1924; obit. in Kenton News Republican, 26 Feb. 1924].

Elizabeth Ann Williams, b. OH, 3 April 1853, d. 15 May 1935, bur. Hale cem., Hardin co., OH;
m. Hardin co., OH, 5 September 1872, Joseph Elwood Reams, b. 22 March 1849, d. 1935, bur Hale cem.
[marriage: Hardin co., OH marriages, 5: 2] The gravestones of Joseph E. Reames and Elizabeth A. Reames give the dates 1849-1935 and 1853-1935 respectively [gravestones at Hale cem., personally examined by compiler]. The birthdate of Joseph and the birth and death dates of Elizabeth are from a Reams genealogy published in 1955 [H. C. Smith, The Reams, Reames Family and Allied Families, 111].

Mary Jane Williams, b. OH, 17 September 1857, d. Waldo, Marion co., OH, 29 May 1929;
m. Hardin co., OH, 10 January 1878,
Enos David Baldwin, b. 17 October 1852, d. Hardin co., OH, 27 April 1927.

Almeda Emeline Williams, b. OH, 24 July 1865, d. 1947, bur. Wolf Creek cem., Hardin co., OH;
m. Hardin co., OH, 4 February 1909, Benjamin Franklin Marten, b. 17 June 1862, d. 1927, bur. Wolf Creek cem.
The record of her marriage gives her middle name, parentage of the bride and groom, and states that Benjamin F. Martin turned 46 on 17 June 1908, and that Almeda Emeline Williams turned 43 on 24 July 1908 [Hardin co., OH marriages, 15: 195].

James A. Williams, d. young (order with above unknown).

Reference abbreviations

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

Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 24 August 2009.