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Notes from Taylor "Jack" Smith (Avon Historical Society)

John Williams, third child of Larken and Anna (Warren) Williams was born at Marlborough, Massachusetts Jan 23, 1761 [10 years earlier than gravestone indicates] and died at Avon, Ohio Jun 29, 1840.

John had a brother named Tyler Williams, listed in 1830 census for Avon, Ohio. John married Clarissa Hamlin at Washington, Massachusetts on Mar 31, 1796. Clarissa was born at Spencertown, New York on Mar 1, 1775 and died at Avon, Ohio Oct 28, 1839.

They moved to the Western Reserve from Lenox, Massachusetts and settled in Avon in 1817. Some 22 years later, while building a new home, Clarissa was taken ill with malaria fever. She lived long enough to assist with the building of the house, but died before the family took possession of it. [seems unusual for the Williams to be building a new home at their age, mid- to late-60s].

Another account notes that John was the son of Isaac and Delight Williams, born on Sep 17, 1771 at Norwich, Connecticut and that he married Clarissa Hamlin at Mount Washington, Massachusetts in 1795. He owned 700 acres of land in Avon in 1814 [this account is more in line with the Henry Harrison Williams biography (Williams Brothers 1879, p. 734), except the 1814 date is too early].

John Williams (born 1861 or 1871) and Larkin Williams (born 1765) are not related, at least as brothers, if John is the son of Isaac and Delight Williams. Another account mentions that Larken Williams, fourth child of Larken and Anna (Warren) Williams was born at Marlborough, Massachusetts Oct 8, 1765 and died in Avon, Ohio Jun 23, 1840.

Larkin and Lydia Williams and their family of eight children immigrated to Avon, Ohio from Berkshire County, Massachusetts in fall of 1817 and settled on North Ridge east of Avon Center.

Larkin Williams, fourth child of Larken [sp?] and Anna (Warren) Williams, was born at Marlborough, Massachusetts Oct 8, 1765 and died at Avon, Ohio Jun 23, 1840. Lydia Williams, wife of Larkin, died in Jun 1857, age of 81 years, at Avon, Ohio. Children:

1. Hiram S (b. 1793; m. Julia ____; d. Mar 2, 1840)

 1. Lucy M Williams (d. Apr 9, 1852; 17 years, 11 months,
 20 days)

2. Larkin Alanson (b. 1797 [Berkshire County, MA];
m. Pulima "Polly"––––; d. Jul 8, 1848) [Pulima Williams
(d. Jan 22, 1877; 78 years, 2 months, 19 days)

1. A. H. [son]

2. Henry L (b. 1836; m. Clara A [b. 1839; d. 1908];
d. 1908). Childern:

 1. Flora (b. 1867; d. 1951) [gravestone 1870-1955].

  2. Clara (b. ____; d. 1874).

  3. Bessie Mary (b. 1871; d. 1878; age 7).

  3. Mary E. (b. ____; d. ____).

  4. Charely [Charity?] M (b. ____; m. Ezekiel Alcott [?];
  Feb 27, 1833; d. ____).

  5. Julia A (b. ____; d. ____).

  6. Jane P (b. ____; d. ____).

3. Lydia M (b. 1803; d. Jan 11, 1818) [prevelent fever;
first burial in Avon Mound Cemetery].

4. Julia Ann (b. 1806; m. George O; d. Jul 9, 1829; age
23 years).

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Notes from Jean Fischer's Files (Avon Historical Society)

John and Clarissa (Hamlin) Williams and their family of eight (8) children immigrated to Avon, Ohio (then Troy Twp) from Norwich, Connecticut in 1817. John, son of Isaac and Delight Williams, was born on Sep 17, 1771 at Norwich, Connecticut and died Jun 29, 1840 at Avon, Ohio. Clarissa was born Mar 1, 1775 at Spencertown, New York and died Oct 28, 1839 at Avon, Ohio.

John married Clarissa Hamlin at Mount Washington, Massachusetts on Mar 31, 1795. John "opened a farm of ~654 acres in the woods, whereon he made a permanent home, laying the first board floor in an Avon township house. In politics he was a Whig and served as township treasurer." Children:

1. Laura (b. 1796; m. Daniel Caldwell (?); d.

2. Justin (b. 1798; m. Harriet Renew Austin [daughter
Lewis Austin]; d. 1846).  [Harriet Renew Austin (b. 1799;
d. 1883]

 1. Milo H (b. 1829; m. Elizabeth _____; d. 1912).

[Elizabeth (____?) Williams (b. 1836; d. 1883).

 2. Cyrus M (b. 1828; m. Celia M Fitzgerald; d. 1889)
 [Cyrus and Celia buried Garfield Cemetery].

 [Celia M Fitzgerald (b. Nov 11, 1844; d. Mar 24, 1928;
 daughter of Mary (Root) Fitzgerald].

1. Harriet Renew (b. Apr 20, 1872; m. Alfred Crowl, Nov 18,
1893). Children:

1. Cora C (b. Oct 23, 1894; d. Jan 11, 1908).

2. Mary Isabel (b. Nov 5, 1898; m. Samuel Jenkins, Oct
27, 1928).

3. Howard A (b. Sep 23, 1900).

4. Fitzgerald (b. Dec 18, 1903; m, Iona Martin, Sep 1930).

  2. Justin A (b. Feb 9, 1974; m. Jennie M Buss, Sep 24,
  1895). Child:

1. Reid (b. Feb 9, 1897; m. Blanche E Erick, Jul 16,
1920). Children:

1. Mary Jane (b. Jul 2, 1922).

2. Nereid (b. May 4, 1926).

  3. Edward (b. Dec 11, 1878; m. Blanche Bartlett, Jul 23,
  1904; d. Nov 1930).

 3. Viola (b. Dec 24, 1832; d. Dec 18, 1912). Never
 married.

 4. Henry (b. 1836; d. 1912).

 5. Ellen (b. 1839; d. Jul 29, 1880).

3. Tempe (b. 1800; m. Milton Garfield of Sheffield, May 4,
1820; d. Jan 6, 1894). Children:

 1. Henry Williams (b. 1821; d. 1892). Never married.

 2. Halsey (b. 1823; m. Harriet Root of Sheffield;
 d. 1906). Children:

  1. Jessie (b. 1856; d. 1940). Never married.

  2. Shirley (b. 1861; m. Alice Maddock of Ridgeville;
  d. 1937). No children.

  3. William M (b. 1867; m. Pearl Fleming;
  d. 1941). Children:

   1. Dr. Harold F (b. 1896; m. Emily Rogers;
   d. 1964). Children:

    1. William D (b. 1946; m. Linda Lane [1] and Jean Geades
    [2]) Children:

     1. Michael W [1] (b. 1973)

     2. James D.  [1] (b. 1978)

     3. William D Jr  [2] (b. 1983)

   2. Edward M "Ned" (b. 1897; m. Portia Allen;
   d. 1974). Children:

    1. Elva Jean (b. 1935; m. Richard Behr). Children:

     1. Jeffery Allen (b. 1964)

     2. Judith Anne (b. 1965)

     3. JoAnne (b. 1968)

     Richard M (b. 1969)

    2. Harold "Bud" (b. 1935; m. Edda Jacobozzi,
    d. ~2005). Children:

     1. Edward (b. 1935, m. ~12005)

    3. Judith Anne (b. 1950; d. 1958)

  4. Tempe (b. 1870; m. Harry C Burrell; d. 1949)

   1. Edward G (b. 1897; m. Geraldine Sheehan; d. 1970). No
   children.

   2. Dwight (b. 1898; d. 1964). Never married.

   3. Kenneth P (b. 1901; d. 1976). Never married.

   4. Doris S (b. 1903; d. ___). Never married.

   5. Virginia H (b. 1904; d. 1976). Never married.

   6. Eleanor B (b. 1905; d. 2001). Never married.

 3. Paulina (b. 1826; m. George Smith of Avon; d. 1893)

 4. Fannie (b. 1827; m. Graham Harris; d. 1871)

 5. Daniel (b. 1833, m. Mary Taft; d, 1911)

 6. Julia Clarissa (b. Jul 28, 1841; m. Edward Root,
 Jul 11, 1866; d. Mar 7, 1923). Children:

  1. Tempe E. (b. 1870; d. 1897). Never married.

  2. George (b. 1874, m. Maribelle Collins of Ridgeville;
  d.1942). No children.

  3. Henry Garfield (b 1885; m. Ada Rider of South Lorain,
  1912; d. 1937). Children:

   1. Ruth Tempe (b. 1913, m. Howard Hammer of Lorain,
   1936; d. 2007). Children:

     1. Dale Howard (b. 1936, d. 1988) Never married.

    2. Donald Harold (b. 1945; m. Anita Moorman of
    Sheffield Lake). Children:

    3. David Hammer (b. 1947; m. Patricia Pavarnik of
    Avon). Children:

   2. Frank A (b. Apr 1, 1914; m. Jessie Mittelstead of
   Avon; d. 2006). Children:

    1. Frank A Jr, (b. 1939; m. Wendy Albers, 1959 and
    Eleanor Caley, 1963). Children:

    2. Jack Dallas (b. 1942; m. Helen North; d. 2009)
    No children

   3. Ester Kathryne (b. Sep 11, 1917; m. Charles E
   Herdendorf Jr; d. 1998) Children:

    1. Charles E. Herdendorf III (b. Oct 2, 1939; m. Ricki
    Crowl of Maryland, 1993)

4. Eliza Minerva (b. 1803; m. ____ Clary; d. after 1894).

5. John Wendell (b. 1806; d. ~1890).

6. Mary Harriet (b. 1809; m. Collins Miller, Mar 18, 1835;
d. ____).

7. Henry Harrison (b. Oct 21, 1812; m/ Eunice Amelia
Porter, Feb 6, 1840; d. 1900). Children:

 1. Howard (b. Jan 21, 1841; m. Ada F McCarty, Mar 13,
 1871, d. ___). Children:

See the Autobiography of Howard Williams


www.avonhistory.org/gen/howwms14.htm

  1. Allison Jay (b. ____; m. ____; d. 1952). Children:

   1. William Williams (b. ____; m. _____; D. _____). Children:

    1. Suzanne (b. ____; m. Gord Ecclestone; d. ____).

  2. Annette Morey Williams "Nettie" (b. ____; m. T Corbert
  Thompson, Jun 15, 1893; d. ____).

  3. Dwight McCarty (b. ____; d. before 1894).

  4. Ralph Clark (b. ____; d. ____).

  5. Frank Howard (b. ____; d. ____).

 2. Annette (b. Jan 23, 1843; m. Norris Morey, Jun 3,
 1868; d. ____)

  1. Isabel Ransom (b. ____; d. ____).

2. Joseph Harrison (b. ____; d. ____).

  3. Howard Williams (b. ____; d. ____).

  4. Arthur Norris (b. ____; d. ____).

 3. Everett Edward (b. Mar 2, 1846, m. Laurett A Williams,
 Oct 23, 1870; d. 1913) [Oberlin C].

 [Laurett A Williams (b. 1848; d. Feb 2, 1919 in Pasadena,
 CA); daughter of Charles Newton Williams and Pamela Palmer,
 m. Feb 14, 1833]

  1. Zella Messenger (b. ____; d. ____).

  2. Harrison Charles (b. 1873; d. 1953).

     [one-time "richest man in Amrtica"]

For biography of Harrison Williams, see


www.avonhistory.org/gen/harwms14.htm

for a photo of the Williams House in Avon, see


www.avonhistory.org/house/wil.htm

1. Harrison A (b. ____; d. ____).

1. Harrison A, Jr (b. ____; d. ____).

  3. Porter Hastings (b. 1879; d. 1914).

 4. Montville (b. Nov 15, 1847; d. Dec 16, 1847).

 5. Nellie L (b. Oct 5, 1853; m. Burton C Jameson, May 21,
 1881; d. ____).

1. Everett Williams (b. ____; d. ____).

2. Norris Morey (b. ____; d. ____).

8. James Dwight (b. Jul 26, 1815; m. Hellen M Hopkins,
Apr 15, 1846; d. May 4, 1890).

[Hellen M Hopkins (b. Nov 4, 1821, d. Apr 19, 1890]

For information about this genealogy, please contact herdendorf@aol.com

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RECORDS OF THE WILLIAMS FAMILY OF AVON and SHEFFIELD, OHIO

Lorain County Will Book #2 (February 1839, August 30, 1858) Larkin A. Williams [Will 2-162]

Avon Mound Cemetery (SE Corner Ohio Rts. 83 and 254, Avon, Ohio)

Hiram S. Williams [d. March 2, 1840; 47 years]

Julia Williams [consort of Hiram; d. October 25, 1836; 40 years]

Lydia M. William [daughter of Larkin and Lydia; d. Jan 11, 1815; 15 yrs, 11 mos, 11 dys]

Julia Ann Williams [consort of George O.; d. July 9, 1829; 23 years]

Lydia Williams [wife of Larkin; d. June 1857; 81 years]

Larkin Williams [d. June 23, 1846; 74 years]

Lucy M. Williams [daughter of Hiram S. and Julia; d. Apr 9, 1852; 17 yrs, 11 mos, 20 dys]

Larkin A. Williams [d. July 8, 1848; 51 years, 4 months, 14 days]

Pulima Williams [wife of Larkin A.; d. January 22, 1877; 78 years, 2 months, 19 days]

Mana Williams [daughter of Larkin A. and Pulima; d. July 20, 1826; 22 months]

David A. Williams [b. December 6, 1814; d. December 15, 1860; 46 years]

Malvina F. Williams [daughter of David and E,; d. March 1845; 1 year]

Junius L. Williams [d. June 24, 1862; 21 years, 8 months]

Williams [d. May 2, 1848; 30 years]

Garfield Cemetery (Detroit Road, Sheffield Village, Ohio

Tempe(Williams) Garfield [daughter of John and Clarissa (Hamlin); sister of Henry Harrison Williams; wife of Milton Garfield; b 1800; m. May 4, 1820 in Avon; d. January 6, 1894; 93 years]

Photographs of the Williams Family (Sheffield Village Historical Society Archives)

Tempe (Williams) Garfield (b. 1800) 1884, seated on front stoop of Milton Garfield House, North Ridge, Sheffield Village with daughter Julia and nieces Jessie and Tempe Garfield

1884, portrait with white bonnet (age 84)

1884, portrait without bonnet (age 84)

~1860, portrait of Tempe and Milton Garfield (mounted in golden frame)

~1860, portrait with black bonnet (age ~60)

Henry Harrison Williams (b. October 21, 1812) date unknown, portrait (son of John and Clarissa Williams; brother of Tempe Garfield; m. Eunice Amelia Porter, February 6, 1840 at Ridgeville, Ohio)

Milo Williams ~1880s, seated in front of his home at 37371 Detroit Road, Avon, Ohio (Milo Williams was the nephew of Henry Harrison Williams who operated a mercantile business locate across the street at 37300 Detroit Road, Avon)

Howard Williams (b. January 21, 1841) date unknown, 2 portraits, adult (son of Henry Harrison Williams; m. Ada F. McCarty, March 13, 1871; rose to rank of 2nd Lt, 5th US Army Volunteers, Civil War 1862-1865; operated slate and felt roofing business in Toronto, Ontario in 1894; daughter Annette Williams married T. Corbert Thompson, a dry-goods merchant in Toronto, Ontario on June 15, 1893)

Floyd Williams date unknown, portrait, middle-age man

James Dwight Williams date unknown, portrait, middle-age man (youngest brother of Tempe Garfield)

Everett Williams (b. March 2, 1846) date unknown, 2 portraits, young boy and young man (son of Henry Harrison Williams)

Cordelia Williams date unknown, portrait, middle-age woman

Celia Williams date unknown, portrait, middle-age woman

Viola Williams date unknown, 2 portraits, young woman and adult woman

Roxie Williams date unknown, portrait, adult woman

Helen Williams date unknown, portrait, adult woman

Annette "Nettie" Morey Williams date unknown, portrait, young woman taken by G .F. Maitland, 246 Main Street, Buffalo, New York (daughter of Howard and Ada Williams; married T. Corbert Thompson, a dry-goods merchant in Toronto, Ontario on June 15, 1893)

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Williams Family Buried in the Avon (Center) Mound Cemetery

James D [Dwight] Williams (Jul 26, 1815-May 4, 1890)

Hellen M Williams (wife; Nov 4, 1821-Apr 19, 1890)

Henry H Williams (1812-1890)

Eunice A Williams (1817-1904)

Bessie May Williams (1871-1878)

Clara Williams (d. 1874)

Henry L. Williams (1836-1908; GAR CO A 2 Reg OVC)

Clara A Williams (1839-1915)

Flora Williams (1870-1955)

Ann Williams (illegible; no dates)

Milo Williams (1829-1912)

Elizabeth Williams (1836-1883)

John Williams (d. Jun 29, 1840; 68 years)

Clarissa Williams (wife; Oct 8, 1839; 64 years)

Charles N Williams (d. Jan 6, 1875; 64 years, 3 months)

Permelia J [Pamela Palmer ?] Williams (wife; 1812-Feb 3, 1894; 79 years)

Louisa Geraldine [daughter; d. Feb 23, 1854; 12 years)

Hiram S Williams (d. Mar 2, 1840; 47 years)

Julia Williams (consort Hiram; d. Oct 25, 1836; 40 years)

Lydia M. Williams (only daughter Larkin and Lydia; d. Jan 11, 1818; 15 years, 11 months, 11 days)

[first burial in cemetery]

Julia Ann Williams (consort George O; d. Jul 9, 1829; 23 years)

Lydia Williams (wife Larkin; d. Jun 1857; 81 years)

Larkin Williams (d. Jun 23, 1840; 74 years)

Henry Williams (1836-1912)

Ellen Williams (1839-1880)

Viola Williams (1832-1912)

Justin Williams (1798-1846)

Renew Williams (wife Justin; 1799-1883)

Lucy M Williams (daughter Hiram S and Julia; d. Apr 9, 1852; 17 years, 11 months, 20 days)

Larkin Alanson Williams (d. Jul 8, 1848; 51 years, 4 months, 14 days)

Pulima Williams (wife; d. Jan 22, 1877; 78 years, 2 months, 19 days) ["Polly"]

Mana Williams (daughter Larkin A and Pulima; d. Jul 20, 1826; 22 months)

David A Williams (Dec 6, 1814-Dec 15, 1860) [2nd wife Mary Buck; m. Dec 21, 1848]

Malvina F Williams (daughter David and E [Elizabeth ?]; d. Mar 6, 1845; 1 year)

Junius L Williams (d. Jun 24, 1862; 21 years, 8 months)

[E?] Williams (d. May 2, 1848; 30 years) [Elizabeth Buck, wife of David; m. Jan 1, 1840]

Garfield Cemetery (Detroit Road, Sheffield Village, Ohio

Tempe (Williams) Garfield [daughter of John and Clarissa (Hamlin); sister of Henry Harrison Williams; wife of Milton Garfield; b 1800; m. May 4, 1820 in Avon; d. January 6, 1894; 93 years]

Cryus M and Celia M (Fitzgerald) Williams [Cyrus, son of Justin Williams; nephew of Tempe Williams Garfield]

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Photographs of the Williams Family (Sheffield Village Historical Society Archives)

Tempe (Williams) Garfield (b. 1800) 1884, seated on front stoop of Milton Garfield House, North Ridge, Sheffield Village with daughter Julia and nieces Jessie and Tempe Garfield

1884, portrait with white bonnet (age 84)

1884, portrait without bonnet (age 84)

~1860, portrait of Tempe and Milton Garfield (mounted in golden frame)

~1860, portrait with black bonnet (age ~60)

Henry Harrison Williams (b. October 21, 1812) date unknown, portrait (son of John and Clarissa Williams; brother of Tempe Garfield; m. Eunice Amelia Porter, February 6, 1840 at Ridgeville, Ohio)

Milo Williams ~1880s, seated in front of his home at 37371 Detroit Road, Avon, Ohio (Milo Williams was the nephew of Henry Harrison Williams who operated a mercantile business locate across the street at 37300 Detroit Road, Avon)

Howard Williams (b. January 21, 1841) date unknown, 2 portraits, adult (son of Henry Harrison Williams; m. Ada F. McCarty, March 13, 1871; rose to rank of 2nd Lt, 5th US Army Volunteers, Civil War 1862-1865; operated slate and felt roofing business in Toronto, Ontario in 1894; daughter Annette Williams married T. Corbert Thompson, a dry-goods merchant in Toronto, Ontario on June 15, 1893)

Floyd Williams date unknown, portrait, middle-age man

James Dwight Williams date unknown, portrait, middle-age man (youngest brother of Tempe Garfield)

Everett Williams (b. March 2, 1846) date unknown, 2 portraits, young boy and young man (son of Henry Harrison Williams)

Cordelia Williams date unknown, portrait, middle-age woman

Celia Williams date unknown, portrait, middle-age woman

Viola Williams date unknown, 2 portraits, young woman and adult woman

Roxie Williams date unknown, portrait, adult woman

Helen Williams date unknown, portrait, adult woman

Annette "Nettie" Morey Williams date unknown, portrait, young woman taken by G .F. Maitland, 246 Main Street, Buffalo, New York (daughter of Howard and Ada Williams; married T. Corbert Thompson, a dry-goods merchant in Toronto, Ontario on June 15, 1893)

Lorain County Auditor Records

Avon Township, Real Estate Tax List for 1824

John C. Williams, Section 15, south end, 204 acres—Total Tax $1.65

John C. Williams, Section 29, north end, 273 acres—Total Tax $2.21

Larkin Williams, Section 12, mid, 127 acres—Total Tax $1.03

Larkin Williams, Section 15, NE corner, 75 acres—Total Tax $0.61

John Williams (of Troy), Section 15, NW corner, 125 acres—Total Tax $1.65

John Williams (of Troy), Section 14, mid, 52 acres—Total Tax $0.42

Lorain County Will Book #2 (February 1839–August 30, 1858)

Larkin A. Williams [Will 2-162]

History of Lorain County (Williams Bros., Philadelphia, 1879)

Special election November 7, 1819 for Avon Township Officers:

Elah Park, Trustee; John Williams Trustee; Lodovich Moon Trustee

Abraham Moon, Treasurer

Larkin Williams, Clerk (Larkin and his wife and 8 children came from Berkshire County, Massachusetts in fall of 1817 and settled on North Ridge east of Avon Center)

Miscellaneous Notes:

Henry Harrison Williams, farmer; mercantile business at French Creek for 15 years; erected steam sawmill (1850) and gristmill (1856) in Avon (west of St Mary Church); spoke factory and planing mill. Treasurer and Postmaster of Avon

Viola Williams, dressmaker; teacher in Avon school

James Dwight Williams, Avon Postmaster (1849-1852)

Larkin A Williams, first Avon school teacher

Herman Williams, first medical doctor in Avon; Avon Postmaster (1825-1836)

Larkin Williams and family lived with John Williams family until their log house was completed

Milo Williams, wagonmaker

Viola Williams, seamstress

Charles H Williams (1841-1907; Sgt CH Co E, 4 NH Infantry GAR; m. Lydia 1850-1929)

Marriages:

Charity M Williams to Ezekiel Alcott (Feb 27, 1833]

Mary H Williams to Collins N Miller (May [Mar?] 18, 1836)

Eliza Williams to Henry Walcott (May 7. 1836)

Charlotte Williams to Enos M Gould (Nov 23, 1836)

Mary Williams to Harry Reddington (Apr 13, 1837)

Sarah M Williams to Dayton Purdy (Oct 3, 1838)

Amelia Williams to Daniel Schnebly (Apr 13, 1839)

Sarah Anna Williams to John G. Gawn (Nov 28, 1839)

Catherine Williams to William Blanchett (May 11, 1841)

Martha A Williams to Luther Wilcox (Aug 9, 1842)

Lydia Williams to Herman Geer (Jan 12, 1844)

Lucinda Williams to John P Shoup (Dec 12, 1844)

Charlotte Williams to Andrew Robinson (May 1, 1845)

Jane Williams to Henry Wagoneer (Jul 4, 1845)

Mary Williams to Lathrop R Skum (Dec 21, 1847)

Julia Williams to Frederich L Coleman (Feb 3, 1848)

Lucinda Williams to Harvy Coy (Jul 11, 1848)

Mary Williams to Serraneo Streeter (Oct 18, 1848)

Ida C Williams to Jerome Van Gelder (Jun 2, 1849) [?]

Charity Williams to George W Sweet (Oct 29, 1850)

Emily Williams to William Lomes (Dec 27, 1850)

Elizabeth Williams to Jushua Johnson (Jan 9, 1852)

Harriet Williams to Aaro Honsinger (Jul 5, 1852)

Rachel Williams to John Canan (Oct 16, 1852)

Susanne Williams to John Kemp (Oct 22, 1854)

Charlotte Williams to Jacob Musinger (Nov 5, 1855)

Mary A Williams to Frances L Arnold (Nov 19, 1856)

Malvina A Williams to David C Arnold (Feb 3, 1857)

Jane Williams to Perry Carter (Jun 21, 1857)

Minerva Williams to John L Benedict (Aug 26, 1859)

Caroline Williams to William Johnson (Mar 19, 1863)

Jane Williams to George George (Nov 6, 1863)

Kate Williams to George Hollenbeck (May 26, 1864)

Sarah Williams to Justuce [sp?]Bruce (Apr 3, 1864)

May Williams to Cornelius Lyon (Feb 8, 1865)

George O Williams to Dorian Young (Nov 9, 1829)

Charles Newton Williams to Permelia [Pamela] Jane Palmer (Feb 14, 1833)

Data Sources:

Beers, J. H. and Company. 1894. Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Huron and Lorain, Ohio: Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and Many of the Early Settled Families. Volume II: Lorain County. J. H. Beers and Company, Chicago, Illinois. pp. 515-1276.

Lorain County Historical Society, Genealogical Workshop. 1980. Cemetery Inscriptions of Lorain County, Ohio. Lorain County Historical Society, Elyria, Ohio. 456 pp. + 79 pp. index.

Howe, Henry. 1907. Historic Collections of Ohio. Volume II. Centennial Edition. State of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio. 911 pp. + 9 pp. Index. [Lorain County pp.118-136]

Williams Brothers. 1879. History of Lorain County 1807-1879. Williams Brothers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . 373 pp. + 61 pp. index. [Avon, pp. 272-282; Sheffield. pp. 250-255]

Wright, George Frederick. 1916. A Standard History of Lorain County. Volumes I and II. Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois. 1062 pp. [Sheffield, pp. 102-162]

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Notes from Taylor John "Jack" Smith

I visited the Avon Cemetary at the intersection of SR-83 (Center Rd.) and SR-254 (Detroit Rd.) on Thursday (7-15-99), a hot but beautiful day.

John Williams died on July 21, 1870. He is buried next to his wife, Clarissa Williams, who died on October 8, 1839.

The Williams' occupy the high ground in the cemetary. I found the grave of Larkin Williams, but the marble stone is almost unreadable. The surface of the marble stone next to it has totally decomposed. The granite stones in the cemetary are just as clear as the day they were cut.

The grave of Larkin's daughter, Lydia, has a beautifully carved marker, which is completely readable. Lydia died on January 1, 1818, at an age of "15 years, 11 months, 11 days".

Five small sandstones clearly mark the graves of one Williams family: Justin, 1798 - 1846; Renewa 1799 - 1883; Viola, 1832 - 1912; Henry, 1836 - 1912; and Ellen, 1839 - 1880, all with the last name Williams.

Here are some other Williams graves which I could clearly read:

James D. Williams, b. 7-28-1815, died 5-4-1890; his wife Helen M. Williams, b. 11-4-1821, d. 4-19-1890;

Harmon S. Williams, d. 3-2-1840 at age 47; his cousin Julia Williams, d. 10-25-1836;

Charles N. Williams, 1810 - 1875, d. 1-6-1875 (64 years, 3 months old); his wife Permelia Williams 1812 - 1875; an adjacent grave Louisa Williams 1842 - 1854;

Julia Ann Williams, wife of George O. Williams; Julia died on July 9, 1829, 23 years old. This is an elaborate marker with a traditional 19th century theme;

Milo Williams, 1829 - 1912; his wife Elizabeth Williams 1836 - 1883

For a fascinating story, see the Autobiography of Howard Williams

www.avonhistory.org/gen/howwms14.htm

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