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Biographical record of Daniel and Mary (Jackson) Williams : early Kentucky pioneers / Julielma M. Kelley. Kelley, Julielma M. 400dpi TIFF G4 page images University of Kentucky, Electronic Information Access & Management Center Lexington, Kentucky 2002 b92-150-29579451 Electronic reproduction. 2002. (Beyond the shelf, serving historic Kentuckiana through virtual access (IMLS LG-03-02-0012-02) ; These pages may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Biographical record of Daniel and Mary (Jackson) Williams : early Kentucky pioneers / Julielma M. Kelley. Kelley, Julielma M. J.M. Kelley, Baltimore, Md. : 1898. 27 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Coleman Including portraits and biographies of their children: Thomas Williams, Daniel Jackson Williams, John Williams, Elijah Williams, Sarah Williams, Katharine (Williams) Orr, Mary (Williams) Forsyth and their descendants, 1752-1898. Continued: Together withportrait and biography of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States; also photo-engraving of an old Williams homestead in Woodford County, Kentucky, where Daniel Williams, the pioneer and an officer in the Revolutionary War, died. Microfilm. Atlanta, Ga. : SOLINET, 1994. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (SOLINET/ASERL Cooperative Microfilming Project (NEH PS-20317) ; SOL MN03902.11 KUK) Printing Master B92-150. IMLS This electronic text file was created by Optical Character Recognition (OCR). No corrections have been made to the OCR-ed text and no editing has been done to the content of the original document. Encoding has been done through an automated process using the recommendations for Level 1 of the TEI in Libraries Guidelines. Digital page images are linked to the text file. Williams family Kentucky Genealogy BIOGRAPHVICAL RECORD OF DANIEL AND MARY (JACKSON) WILLIAMS, 8Early Kentucky Pioneers,+ Including Portraits and Biographies of their children: Thomas Williams, Daniel Jackson Williams, John Williams, Elijah Williams, Sarah Williams, Katharine (Williams) Orr, Mary (Williams) Forsyth and their descendants. 1752-1898, together with Portrait and Biography of Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States; also Photo-Engraving of an old Williams' Homestead in Woodford County, Kentucky, where Daniel Williams, the Pioneer and an Officer in the Revolutionary War, died. BY JULJIELMA M. KELLEY, A Great Granddaughter. BALTIMOREH, Ml). PIJBLISHEDL) FOR T HE A UTHOR. 1898. Copyright, 1898, by Julielma M. Kelley. DEDICATORY. This book is affectionately dedicated by the author and com- piler to her parents, William T. and Julia (Williams) Kelley, of Caroline County, Maryland, her uncle, Prof. George W. MWilliams, of Woodford County, Kentucky, and her cousin, Judge B. T. Wil- liams, of Ventura, California, all of whom, among others, for sev- eral years past have rendered valuable assistance in the construction of this work-one of some magnitiule and one upon which neither pains nor expense has been spartd to make it, in every respect pos- sible, correct and complete. For aid, financial or otherwise, re- ceived in the early part of her work, the author is vlso grateful to the following relatives: Mr. Thomas Williams Cookendorfer, of Ky., Mr. Joseph B. Wentling, of Cal., Hon. William T. Williams, of Cal., Mrs. Josephine Williams Black, of Texas, Mrs. Lewis A. Curtis, of Cal., Judge Benjamin TuIly Williams, of Cal., Hon. William G. Dozier, of Cal., Mrs. N. S. W. Vineyard, of Ky., Dr. F. J. Runyon, of Teni., Mr. [t. W. Balch, of Ark., Mrs. Conrad A. Glime, of Ky., l)r. and Mrs. J. G. Williams, of Ill., Mrs. George Colviii, of Mo., Mr. Lee C. Williams, of Ill., Mrs. Julius J. Wil- liams, of Ill., Mrs. Samuel W. Gilchrist, of Cal., Miss Eva Russell, of Cal., Mr. Christorher C. Cookendorfer, of Ky., Mrs. Knud Christian IPedersen, of Ill., Mr. George Warren Williams Walker, of Ill., Mrs. Samuel M. Orr, of Cal., Mr. James H. Orr, of Cal., Mr. George W. Orr, of Ill., Mrs. James Meredith Wilson, of Mo., Miss Frances B. Shouse, of Ky., Mr. Albert F. Shoupe, of Ky., Mr. 6EDICATORY. James A. Orr, of Ky., Mrs. James W. Plummer, of Ind., Mr. Wm. E. Slade, of Ky., Mrs. Sarah M. Bence, of Ind., Miss Cynthia M. Slade, of Ky., Mr. Robert Lee Slade, of Ky., Mr. J. Thadeus Slade, of Ky., Mrs. John W. Criss, of Mo., Miss Mollie C. Slade, of Ky., Mrs. Maria L. Brown, of Ind., Mrs. Mattie M. Casey, of Ky., Mrs. Elizabeth A. Orr, of Mo., Mr. William S. Orr, of Mo., Mr. John E. Orr, of Mo., Mr. John S. Orr, of Cal., Mrs. Susan McClure Wil- liams, of Ky., Mr. and Mrs. Preston H. Williams, of Ky., Mrs. Robert A. Austin, of Mo., Dr. Charles S. Austin, of Mo., Mr. Harry Williams Austin, of Wis., Mrs. Harmon D. Ayres, of Mo., Mr. Frank Williams Murphy, of Texas, Mrs. W. 0. Hart, of Mo., Dr. Fla J. Williams, of Mo., Mrs. Isaac N. Linley, of Mo., Prof. G. W. Williams, of Ky., Mr. Claude S. Williams, of Ky., Mrs. Millard Vaughan, of Fla., Mr. John H. Duvall, of Mo., Miss Dollie E- Kelley, of Md., Drs. W. T. and L D. Kelley, of Md., M-r. E. Linza Williams, of Kansas, Miss Etta M. Williams, of Ky., Mrs. Charles B. Whitson, of Kan., Miss Carrie B. Forsyth, of Cal., Mrs. Wm. T. Keath, of Mo., Miss Victoria E. Forsyth, of Mo., Miss Idelle Steele, of Cal., Mrs. Arthur M. Bridges, of Mo., Miss Mattie A. Forsyth, of Ill., Mrs. Benjamin F. Smith, of Cal., Mrs Chas. C. Simmons, of Ill., Mrs. Harry M. Frisbie, of Ill., Miss Lillian B. Hatton, of Cal., Dr. Charles F. Webb, of Washington, Mrs. J. W. Appleton, of Kentucky, and indirectly to others. J. M. K. Preston, Md., August, 1899. 6 BIOGRAPHICAL. DANIEL WILLIAMS, born in Virginia, now N. C., Feb. 11, 1752, was one of the worthy representatives of an old and distinguished family. From the best information obtainable, the branch of the Williams family, to which our subject belongs, is directly descended from Sir William Williams, a Welsh baron, also from Sir Roger Williams, an English military historian, father and grandfather respectively of Roger Williams, the illus- trious founder of Rhode Island. About 1660, the founder of this family in America, came from Wales and landed at Jamestown, Virginia, together with others of the Williams family from both England and Wales. Daniel Williams was a commissioned officer, in the Revolutionary war, haying s(rved his country as Captain in Gen. Greene's Southern campaign, where he eommanded a company in the 6th North Carolina Regiment, from April 1, 1777, till after January 1779. Feb. 18, 1776, at Falmouth, Vir- ginia, he married Miss Mary Jackson, a near relative of President Andrew Jackson, and a native of North Carolina, born April 11, 1757. Daniel Williams and family were among the old Vir- ginia Baptists, who moved from Virginia, soon after the close of the Revolutionary war, to Kentucky, settling in Woodford County, the heart of the famous "Blue Grass Region." They were numbered among the hardy pioneers, who followed the dauntless Daniel Boone, into the "dark and bloody ground," of See reference in larger edition. PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD. Kentucky. The children born to Daniel and Mary (Jackson) Williams were: Thomas; Katherine, who married James Orr; William, (who died when young); Daniel Jackson; Sarah, who never married; John; Elijah; Thompson, (who died in infancy,) and Mary, who married Robert Forsyth. In Kentucky, the subject of our sketch, engaged in farming. In Woodford County, he owned a valuable homestead, "located on South Elkhorn, between the old Frankfort and Leestown pikes, about three miles from Mt. Ver- non." Later, he removed with his family to Pendleton County, Kentucky, on "Blanket Creek, where he purchased a farm, con- taining 495 acres of land, for which he received a deed, from one Samuel Cook, in 1801." His wife was thrown from a horse, in Pendleton Co., from the effects of which she died, Oct. 11, 1816. She was buried in the old Baptist cemetery, near Falmouth Ky., of which Church in Falmouth, both herself and husband were members. After the death of his wife, Daniel, being old and delicate, came to the home of his son, D. J. Williams, in Woodford County, where he passed the remainder of his days and having attained a good old age, died there, Dec. 6, 1823. He was buried in the old family burying ground, near Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, the sacred grounds of which are inclosed by a rock fence and are among the highest and most beautiful in all the surrounding country. The blackened tombstone at the head of his grave, bears the following simple inscription: DANIEL WILLIAMS, Born Feb. 11th, 1752. Died Dec. 6th, 1823. The "Old Williams Homestead," where Daniel Williams died, was shortly afterwards sold by hi,; son, D. J. Williams, to his brother. John Williams, (another son of Daniel,) who lived there, with his family many years and after his death, which occurred there, his son Thomas S. Williams also lived and died there, and the farm, with some recent improvements, amounting to several 8 PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD. thousand dollars, is now the lovely home of Claude S. Williams, a great-grandson of Daniel Williams, grandson of Johni Williams and son of the late T'lomas S. Williams. (See Frontispiece, showing the original Homestead.) THOMAS WILLIAMS, the eldest son of Daniel and Mary (Jackson) Williams, was born in Falmouth, Virginia, Feb. 25, 1777 and immigrated with his parents to Kentucky. lie was a successful school teacher, also farmer. December 31, 1801, in Pendleton County, Ky., he married Miss Nancy Sanders, (some- times written Saunders), born in Yadkin County, North Carolina, March 11th, 1784. She was a daughter of John and Sallie (Grant) Sanders and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Grant, was a sister of the famous Kentucky hunter and pioneer, Daniel Boonie. In 1840, when advanced in years, Thomas removed with his family to Livingston County, Missouri, where he died, March 30, 1845, and his wife about two years later, Feb. 9, 1847. Their children, who lived to be grown, were: Angelina; Rev. Joel Grant, (a Baptist minister); Dr. James Tully; Daniel Boone; Dr. John S; l)r. Thomas J.; Zerah Grant; Lycurgus; Musidora; and Stanishlaus; and Clementina; Elijah; Melcena; Sarah; and Nancy, who died when young. ANGELINA SAUNDERS WILLIAMS, eldest daughter of Thomas and Nancy (Saunders) Williams, was born in Pendleton County, Kentucky, Dec. 16th, 1802, and died in that county, July 18, 1882. She was a school teacher and a fine elocutionist, also a very religi- oius woman, being for many years a member of Falmouth Baptist Church. Aug. 14, 1823 in Pendleton Co., she married Christopher S. Cookendorfer, a wealthy farmer and a soldier in the War of 1812. His parents owned the first Stocking Loom in Kentucky, which in the days of the early settlement of the State, they carried on pack horses, from Pennsylvania to Lexington. He dlied at his home in 9 PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPTIICAL RECORD. Petidleton Co., April 1, 1875. Their children are Nancy, (Mrs. William 11. 'Tlornberrv;) MAary Catherine, (Mrs. Henry M. IHatha- way.) deceased; Jolln S., deceased; Thomas Williams; Daniel Boone, deceased; and Christopher, deceased. REV. JOEL GRANT WILLIAMS, eldest son of Thomas and Nancy (Saunders) Williams was born in Pendleton Conuinty, Kentucky, May 14, 1804. He was a Baptist Minister for nearly fifty yeary, also a Civil Engineer. He was a man of fine intellect and highly cultivated. He was married three times. His first wife, who was Miss Temperance lleadington, born in Kentucky, Jan. 15, 1805, he married in Covington, Ky., Feb. .5, 1829. She died in Adams Co., Illinois, July 3, 1836. his second wife, who was Miss Anna Workman, of N. C., died in Adams Co., Ill., Nov. 2, 1856. Mr. Williams died at his home, in Adams Co., Ill., Fehi. 26, 1879. His third wife, Mrs. Mary J. Smith (nee Miss Mary J. Bell,) whom he married in 1857, survived him, also two of his seven children, viz.: Ellen, (Mrs. Jehu W. Brown,) now deceased; and Dr. Joel Grant Williams, of Quincy, Ill. DR. JAMES TULLY WILLIAMS, the second son of Thomas and Nancy (Saunders) Williams, was born in Pendleton Co., Kentucky, March 8, 1806f. He was a Physician and Surgeon. In Platte Co., Mo., he married Miss Louisa Seasill, a native of that county. He died in Springfield, Mo., in 1850, leaving a wife and two children, Mary Louisa and James Tully Williams, Jr. DR. JOHN SAUNDERS WILLIAMS, fourth son of Thomas and Nancy (Saunders) Williams, was born in Pendleton Co., Ky., May 25, 1810. Sept. 1st, 1840, at Memphis, Missouri, he married Miss Amanda Melvina Downing, born in Fauquie Co., Va., April 6, 1817. She was a daughter of Henry H. and Ari A. Downing. Dr. Williams wasw a noted Physician and Surgeon and by his profession to PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPRICAL RECORD. amassed a fortune, leaving his family in affluent circumstances at his death, which occurred at his home in San Diego, California, August 1st, 1880. He was never a churchman. During the civil war he was a union manl, previously having been a whig, sub- secjuently he was a republican, to which political party his two sonls now belong. When Dr. Williams and his family removed to Cali- fornia, they were six months journeying across "The Plains," leaving Missouri in May and arriving in Cal., in Oct., 1853. His wife died at the residence of her son, Judge B. T. Williams, a dis- tinguished jurist, at Ventura, Cal., January 29, 1894, having sur- vived her husband nearly fourteen years. Their seven children, five of whom are living, are: Henrie H., (Mrs. Alphens Willard Russell, afterwards Mrs. J. B. Wentling,) deceased; William Thomas; Nancy Josephine, widow of the late Dr. Houston Black; Julia M., (Mrs. B. W. Lucas, afterwards Mrs. Charles Simms, M. D.,) deceased; Mollie C., (Mrn. Lewis A. Curtis); Judge Benjamin Tully; and Maria Louisa, (Mrs. William Gaillard Dozier, Ex. U. S. N. and C. S. N.) DR. THOMAS JEFFERSON WILLIAMS, the fifth son of Thomas and Nancy (Saunders) Williams, was born in Pendleton Co., Ky., May 3rd, 1814. He was a fine Physician and Surgeon. He married twice. His first wife was Miss Nancy Elizabeth Beane, of Adams Co., Illinois. Their only child, a daughter, Nancy Elizabeth, became the wife of Hon. George Porter Walker, a prominent lawyer and statesman of Warsaw, Illinois. Dr. Williams died near Bloom- field, Ill., May 20,1852. His second wife, who was a Miss Margaret A. McClelland, of Adams Co., survived him, also their four daugh- ters. His widow now resides at Quincy, Illinois. ZERAH GRANT WILLIAMS, the third daughter of Thomas and Nancy (Sannders) Williams, was born in Pendleton Co., Kentucky, Feb. 15, 1816, and died in Livingston Co., Missouri, Sep. 10, 1855. Feb. 11, 1841, she married Francis Preston, a farmer and slave- li PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD. holder, also a Missionary Baptist. He was born in 1788 in Bed- ford Co., Va., and was educated in Lynchburgh, Va. He died in Livingston Co., Mo., March 23, 1863. They were the parents of six children, all of whom are dead, except one, Nancy Saunders Williams Preston, (widow of Prof. Bryce W. Vineyard,) now Prin- cipal of Jessamine Institute, a.t Nicholasville, Ky. Mrs. Preston. like her daughter, was a well educated and brilliant woman. LYCURGUS WILLIAMS, the sixth son of Thomas and Nancy (Saunders) Williams, was born in Pendleton Co., Ky., May 1, 1817. He taught school in Livingston Co., Missouri, where he married Miss Alzera Warren, a native of Virginia. Early in the forties, he removed with his family to California, ill which state he settled on one thousand acres of land, in Sonoma County. He died in 1855 in Yuba County. His wife and four children-all sons-survived him. MUSIDORA WILLIAMS, the fourth daughter of Thomas and Nancy (Saunders) Williams, was born in Pendleton County, Ky., March 14, 1821. Nov. 4, 1840, at the home of her parents, in Liv- ingston Co., Mo., she married Joseph Chaney, a farmer of that county. She died in Livingston County, Feb. 8, 1853, leaving one son, Leonidas. HENRIE H. WILLIAMS, eldest daughter of Dr. John S. and Amanda M. (Downing) Williams, was born at Mount Vernon, Mo., June 9th, 1841, and in 1853. crossed "The Plains," with her parents to Marysville, California. The following year her parents located at Santa Rosa, where she was educated and July 14, 1857, married Alpheus Willard Russell, an able lawyer, born at Brattleboro, Ver- mont, Feb. 22, 1828. Mr. Russell died at his home, at Santa Bar- bara, Cal., Feb. 4, 1885, leaving a widow and eight children: Josephine Williams, (Mrs. Samuel W. Gilchrist); Julia Emma; 12 PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD. John Alpheus; Eva; Edith Mary; Ralph Alexander; Henry Williams; and Harald Bates. Feb. 13, 1886, at Santa Barbara, Mrs. Russell married Joseph B. Wentling, a prominent lawyer, and a native of Western Pennsylvania, born Sep. 9, 1833. Mr. Wentling now resides at the homestead, where his wife died of dropsy, after an illness of some months, Oct. 12, 1897. WILLIAM THOMAS WILLIAMS, the elder son of Dr. John S. and Amanda M. (Downing) Williams, was born at Chillicothe, Mo., Dec. 14, 1842. He was educated at the Santa Rosa Academy, Cal., studied law and has been admitted to practice in all the United States Courts and in all the State Courts. He has served as Dis- trict Attorney of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, in the state of California, and for the last four year has been assistant District Attorney of Los Angeles, Cal. Mr. Williams is a man of great executive ability, determination and fearlessness of character. He is fervid in friendship, though rather biiter as an enemy, but has a kind heart and sympathetic nature. He is devoted to home, family and a wide circle of congenial and admiring friends. His beautiful little wife, who is deceased, was a woman of education and great strength and refinement of character. She was Miss Anita B. Packard, daughter of Judge Albert Packard, a resident of Santa Barbara, Cal., a distinguished lawyer and a man of much importance. Mr. and Mrs. Wim. T. Williams were the parents of seven children: Amanda M.; Beatrice Colombia McCrea; Wim. T. Jr.; Anita B. McCrea; Benjamin T.; Albert J. and Chancellor J. NANCY JOSEPHINE WILLIAMS, the second daughter of Dr. John S. and Amaada (Downing) Williams, was 'torn at Chillicothe, Mo., September, 19th, 1844, and was reared in Santa Rosa, Cali- fornia, where she married Dr. Houston Black, a prominent Phvsi- cian, born and educated in Stanton, Virginia. He died over three years ago at Austin, Texas. Prior to the death of Dr. Black, who 13 PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECUtD. was an invalid for years, Mrs. Black and her husband traveled all over the United States. The summer before he died, they spent several weeks in Baltimore, Md. They were the parents of two sons, both of whom died in childhood. Mrs. Black is an intelli- gent and influential woman-a true child of nature, which she loves in all its departments. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and is a great lover of home. As a musician she is skillful and very able, and now has a fine school of music at Austin, Texas. She was a graduate from the Conservatory of Music at San Fran- cisco, also studied under Sherwood, at Chicago, Ill. ANNA MARY BROWN, third daughter of Jehu Wesley and Ellen Headington (Williams) Brown, was born in Adams County, III., Feb. 2, 1863. She received her education in the schools of Adams County. On her nineteenth birthday, Feb. 2, 1882, near Quincy, Ill., she married George Colvin, a farmer. He was born near Ursa, Adams Co., July 7,1852 and was educated at Abington, Illinois. Mr. and Mrs. Colvin having purchased considerable real estate, in central Missouri, with their little family, now reside on their beautiful homestead, consisting of 226 acres of well cultivated land and situated in a lovely rolling country in Saline County, near Salt Springs, Mo. They have a remarkably pretty and promising little boy, Raymond, age seven years and an infant son, Victor. Ruth Headington, a little daughter and their eldest child, died of diphtheria, when but two years of age.' LILLIAN WALKER, an accomplished and only daughter of Hon. George Porter Walker and his wife, the late Mrs. Nancy Elizabefh (Williams) Walker, was born in Warsaw, Illinois, March 7, 1866. January 29, 1891, sbe married Knud Christian Pedersen, a jeweler and son of Martha and Peder Andersen. He was born in Ilygum pr Jelling, Denmark. Europe, April 23, 186;3 and arrived in New York, America, May 12, 1882. In the surname of her 14 PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD. husband has been preserved, it will be noticed, the Danish custom of taking the father's given name-adding sen, meaning the sawe as son, literally meaning Peder's son. Mr. and Mrs. Pedersen re- side at Warsaw, Ill., as also do the latter's father and her brother, George Warren Williams Walker with his wife (nee Miss Emma S. Jotter) and their three bright and interesting little sons: George Edward; John Knud and Herbert Williams Walker. BREUDA MARY, the elder daughter of Prof. Bryce W. and Mrs. N. S. W. (Preston) Vineyard, of Nicholasville, Ky., was born in Liberty, Mo., Dec. 17, 1866. She graduated from the Trenton College (Ky.), receiving the degree of A. B., in June of '84. Like her mother she is a handsome, highly cultured and most estimable woman. June 23, 1885, she married Dr. Frank J. Runyon, a very able physician and surgeon and a man of rare culture, learning and natural endowments. He was born in Trenton, Todd County, Ky., Oct. 9, 1862 and is a son of Dr. Freeman Runyon, one of the old Transylvania University graduates of Lexington, Ky. Her hus- band, Dr. Runyon's literary educalion was obtained at Bethel College, Russellville, Ky., and at Central University, of Richmond, Ky. In 1884, he graduated on the roll of honor, from the Medical Department of the University of Louisville and the following year from Bellevue Hospital Medical College, of New York and again in 1891, he spent three months at the school for graduates, "The New York Polyclinic." In May, 1887, Dr. and Mrs. Runvon re- moved to Clarksville, Tenn., where with their two intelligent little sons, Charles Vineyard and Bryce Freeman, they now reside. The doctor has a splendid practice and is one of the three owners of the Clarksville Sanatorium, also is one of the Surgeons of the Louis- ville and Nashville R. R. LoTTI E AMANDA CURTIS, the elder of the two daughters of Lewis A. and Mollie C. (Williams) Curtis, was born in Orange, Los Angeles Co., California, February 14, 18i5. She was a name- 15 PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD. sake of her grandmother, Amanda M. Williams, a most estimable woman and the highly esteemed wife of Dr. John S. Williams, late of Santa Rosa, Cal. October 21, 1895, Lottie Amanda was married to Mr. Fred. W. Garrettson, of San Francisco, Vice President of the Pacific Coast Syrup Co. They are now located in San Diego, but Mr. Garrettson still retains his interest in the business in San Francisco. They have no children. Mrs. Garrettson is a noted elocutionist, her chosen profession, also a fine pianist. She is a beautiful and ac- complished woman, possessing like her charming and devoted mother, Mrs. Mollie C. W. Curtis, many admirable traits of char- acter, with a disposition both loving and lovable. LEE C. WILLIAMS, the elder son of Dr. Joel Grant and Mil- dred Jane (Clarkson) Williams, of Quincy, Illinois, was born at Fowler, Ill., Mav 23, 1871, and completed his education at Ann Arbor, University, Michigan. His profession is that of an Analyti- cal Chemist and Assayer, but at present Mr. Williams is "on the read" for the Buckley Shirt Co., of St. Louis, and in his travels covers a large territory, including the State of Arkansas, Indian Territory and the Frisco IL I. from St. Louis to Springfield. During the "World's Fair" at Chicago, Ill., Argust 21st, 1893, he married Miss Nellie Elizabeth Shirley, a very beautiful young lady, 'who was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1873, and died at her home in Quincy, Ill., Dec. 1, 1895, leaving a devoted young husband and a lovely infant daughter, Leonora Edna, to mourn her sad and all too early death. HENRY WILLIAMS RUSSELL, the third eon of Alpheus Willard and Henrie H. (Williams) Russell, was born at Santa Barbara, Cal., Oct. 3, 1878. He was educated at Santa Barbara. A remarkably handsome and talented young man, whose affectionate disposition attracts to him a wide circle of admiring friends. He resides with his step-father, Mr. Joseph B. Wentling, at Santa Barbara, Cal., but at prekent is attending a Medical College in San Francisco, where his gifts are not unrecognized. 16 PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD. KATHARINE WILLIAMS, eldest daughter of Daniel and Mary (Jackson) Williams, was horn in Falmouth, Virginia, June 13, 1779, and immigrated with her parents to what is now Woodford County, Kentucky. September 5, 1804, in Pendleton County, she married James Orr, Sr. Mr. Orr was a successful farmer and weaver and was in the War of 1812. He was a gentleman of Scotch descent and was born in Pennsylvania, June 16, 1779. In 1837 he removed with his family, from Harrison County, Kentucky, to Champaign County, Illinois. Mrs. Orr died at her home, near Urbana, Illinois, August 12, 1847, and her husband, at the same place, butt a year later, September 24, 1848. Their children were: Mary, (Mrs. James Swinford); John; Eleanor; (Mrs. James Slade); James Jr.; Daniel Williams; Elijah; Samuel; William Park; and George W., all of whom are deceased, except the youngest, George Washington Orr, of Quincy, Illinois. MARY ORR, the elder daughter of James and Katharine (Wil- liams) Orr, was born in Harrison County, Ky., May 22, 1805. At the home of her parents, in that county, in 1836, she married James Swinford, a farmer. He was born February 16, 1788, and died in Greencastle, Indiana, February 9, 1868. Mrs. Swiuford died near Fern, Ind., Feb'y 15, 1894, having survived her husband many years, and leaving six children, all married, viz.: James A.; Darias Jackson; William Harry; Cath- erine (Mrs. Richard Cole); Sarah Ellen(Mrs. James W. Plummer); and Josephus. JOHN OUR, eldest son of James and Katharine (Williams) Orr, was born in Harrison Co., Ky., June 26, 1806. August 26, 1830, he married Miss Sarah Armstrong, of Woodford County, and a few years later they moved to Illinois. His wife died at their home, near Homer, Champaign County, Illinois, August 4, 1838. Mr. Orr, who was a well-educated and excellent school-teacher, also a successful farmer, died the following year at Blue Lick Springs, Ky., June 23, 1839. Three of their children survived the parents, viz.: Fannie, deceased (who married Rev. Wm. R. Combs, a Bap- 17 18 PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICA L RECORD. tist minister); Mary J., wife of Hon. Samuel H. Shouse); and James A. ELEANOR ORR, the younger of the two daughters of James and Katharine (Williams) Orr, was born in Harrison County, Ken- tucky, July 12, 1808. September 30, 1830, in Harrison Co., she married James Slade, a good farmer, also a merchant. He was born in Harrison County, February 4, 1810, and died at his resi- dence in that county, December 13, 1871. His wife, who was a sweet-faced, motherly woman, died at the home of her daughter, Sarah M., (Mrs. 0. 0. Bence), in Bowling Green, Clay County, Indiana, December 28, 1878. Mr. and Mrs. Slade were the parents of nine children: William E.; Sarah M.; Daniel Jackson; James Thadeus; Zerelda K.; Julia A.; Mary C.; Martha F., who died when but sixteen years of age, and Maria L. DANIEL WILLIAMS OUR, third son of James and Katharine (Williams) Orr, was born in Harrison County, Kentucky, March 29, 1812. He died at his home in Champaign County, Illinois. His wife and one daughter, Mrs. Strahaun, survived him. ELIJAH ORR, fourth son of James and Katharine (Williams) Orr, was born July 9, 1814, in Harrison County, Kentucky. He was successively a school-teacher, merchant and farmer. November 24, 1839, in Woodford County, Kentucky, he married Miss Eliza- beth A. Utterback, who was born in that county, April 15, 1818. Politically Mr. Orr was a democrat Both himself and wife were members of the Christian Church. He died at his home in Shelby County, Missouri, D)ecember 27, 1891, leaving a widow and four children, also a number of grandchildren. His wife resides at the homestead, near Hunnewell, in Shelby County, surrounded by plenty. She is in some respects a most remarkable woman, and at the age of over eighty, still writes long and interesting letters. SAMUEL ORR, fifth so01 of James and Katharine (Williams) Orr, was born in Harrison County, Kentucky, January 7, 1817. He was a farmer, ranchman and county treasurer, also a member of the PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD. Masonic Fraternity. In 1850, he crossed "The Plains" to California with ox teams. At the time of his death, he owned over six thousand acres of land, in Mendocino County, California, which has since been divided among his children. He was married twice. June 8, 1845, in Cole County, Missouri, he married Miss Urith Murray, who was born in that county, April 30, 1829 and died in Ukiah, California, April 4, 1867. August 3, 1868, in Visalia, Tulare County, California, he married Mrs. Nancy J. (Roberts) Nicholson, born in Cole County, Missouri, December 25, 1831. Mr. Orr died at his home in Ukiah, California, April 6, 1894, leaving a widow and eight married children. His remains were interred in the Masonic Cemetery, near Ukiah, where a beautiful monument has been erected to his memory, and the fragrant sprig of Acasia is continually kept green by loving hands. His widow, who was a noble, Christian woman, died in Ukiah, December 24, 1897. WILLIAM PARK ORR, the sixth son of James and Katharine (Williams) Orr, was born in Harrison County, Kentucky, May 25, 1819, and died in Modoc County, California, where he was a rancher. He was married twice. His second wife, (nee Mrs. Mary Adams, of Mendicino County), survived him, also his children: Sarah E.; Ellen, Caroline M.; Amanda Y.; Annie; Matilda, and John S. SAMUEL M. ORR, the third son of Samuel and Urith (Murray) Orr, was born in Sonoma County, California, October 26, 1856. He was educated at Ukiah, California, and his profession is that of an Architect and Builder. He is also a large stock dealer and rancher. September 5, 1875, in Ukiah, California, he married Miss Mary M. Mankins, a native of San Juan, Monterey County, and a woman of refinement, of much personal beauty and of great worth of character. Mr. and Mrs. Orr, reside at Ukiah,- California, where they own a handsomie residence. Their only child now living, G'race Loretta, at their home in Ukiah, December 12, 1895, married Mr. Robert William Banks, of Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. Banks, with their pretty little infant daughter, Vera Eleanor, now live in San Francisco. 19 PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD. DANIEL JACKSON WILLIAMS, SR., third son of Daniel and Mary (Jackson) Williams, was born August 23, 1784, at Fal- mouth, Virginia, and immigrated with his parents to Kentucky. He was a scholar, teacher and surveyor and owned large tracts of land, which he left to his two sons. August 10, 1815, he married Miss Sally Hicks, a daughter of Robert Hicks, of Woodford County, Kentucky. Both parents were noted for their benevolence of character, and both were members of Glenn's Creek Baptist Church. Daniel died on his farm, where his wife died, near the the "big sink" in a ripe old age, March 1, 1858, leaving but two children, (Daniel Jackson, Jr., and John Hicks.) He was buried in the old family burying ground, near Mt. Vernon Church, in Woodford County. The record bearing upon the tombstone of his wife, next to his, as now found is as follows: Sally-wife of Daniel J. Williams, Sr. Born September 4,1796. Died February 11, 1851. She was the mother of six children, four of whom lay at her feet and two of them, D. J. and J. H., are still living. DANIEL JACKSON WILLIAMS, JR., large, land proprietor, scholar, lawyer, philanthropist and the elder of the two sons of Daniel Jackson and Sally (Hicks) Williams, was born in Wood- ford County, Kentucky, July 10, 1821. His first wife, who was a beautiful and most estimable woman, was Miss Amanda Weathers, of Fayette County. She died in her native county, while visiting her parents, March 31, 1854, leaving two children, Laura A., (who married Rev. Mr. Baker, a Baptist minister, now of Odessa, Mis- souri), and James I)aniel, (who died in August, 1858). May 5, 1857, Jackson married Miss Susan McClure, a daughter of John A. and Elizabeth (Lillard) McClure, of Anderson County. She was born near Laurenceberg. Kentucky, September 18, 1828, and in many respects resembles Victoria, Queen of England, both in person and in character, and, like her, has great executive ability. She is a born leader and could, it is believed, successfully wield the PORTRAtT ANI) BIOGRAPHIIICAL RECORD. reins of government, either of State or Nation. She now resides in Versailles, Kentucky, surrounded by all the luxuries that wealth can contribute to make a person happy on earth. I). J. Williams, Jr., died on his farm, near the "big sink," in Woodford County, October 6, 1881. His widow, Susan McClure Williams and their only child, a daughter, S. Bettie, survived him, also Laura, (Mrs. Baker), the daughter of his first marriage. SARAH WILLIAMS second daughter of Daniel and Mary, (Jackson) Williams, was born May 16, 1787. She was a fine con- versationalist, a woman of great industry, and, like her brothers, Daniel J. and John, thoroughly enjoyed a good joke. She died, un- married, December 9, 1850, at the residence of her sister, Mary, (Mrs. Robert Forsyth) near Ursa, in Adams County, Illinois. JOHN WILLIAMS, the fourth son of Daniel and Mary (Jack- son) Williams, was born in what -is now Woodford County, Ken- tucky, October 16, 1789. He was a successful farmer and hemp manufacturer. He was drafted in the War of 1812, but procured a substitute. May 14, 1815, in Lexington, Kentucky, he married Miss Elizabeth Springle, a woman of considerable beauty and of lovely character. She was born in that town, February 18, 1800, and was the third daughter of John and Elizabeth (Smith) Springle. Her parents were among the first settlers in Lexington and her mother, when small, was taken prisoner by the Indians and kept three months. She often spoke of how her Indian nurse treated her, if she cried, by pinching her arms. Both Mr. and Mrs. Williams were members of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Their children were: Dr. John S., deceased; Daniel Jackson; Prof. George W.; Thomas S., deceased; Mary Elizabeth (Mrs. Willis P. Duvall), deceased ; Sarah Louisa (died in infancy); Julia Smith (Mrs. William T. Kelley, of Maryland); Sarah Louisa (Mrs. Jordon Graves, of Misrouri), deceased; Dollie C. (died when 18 years of age), and William Elijah; Virginia Catherine, and Theodore Thompson, who died when small. John Williams died on his farm, the "Old Williams Homestead," June 13, 1852, having lost 21 PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD. his wife there two years before, February 27, 1 8J.0. The remains of both parents were interred in their family lot in the Mt. Vernon cemetery, one mile from their beautiful, late Woodford Co., home. DR. JOHN SPRINGLE WILLIAMS, the eldest son of John and Elizabeth (Springle) Williams, was born ill Lexington, Kentucky, April 11, 1816. In 1839 he was graduated from Transylvania University, at Lexington, where he received the degree of M. D., also a degree in surgery. Soon afterwards he located at Chilli- cothe, Livingston County, Missouri, where October 11, 1840, he led to the altar Miss Sarah Graves, a handsome young lady whom he married. She was born in Columbia, Boone County, Mo., Decem- ber 19, 1825, and was a daughter of John and Matilda (Copeland) Graves. She now resides at the homestead, near Chillicothe, hav- ing survived her husband many years. She has proved an excel- lent helpmeet, being a woman of business and sterling qualities, and is still both mentally and physically well preserved. At the age of over seventy, her hair is perfectly black, heavy and beauti- ful. Mr. Graves, her father, was called the "Father of Chillicothe," he having built and owned the first house in the place. Dr. John S. Williams died at his home, near Chillicothe, Mo., January 17, 1876 and was buried close by, in the cemetery of the M. E. Church South, of which church both his wife and himself were members. Their children are: Tillie E., who married Rev. Robert A. Austin; Joseph Springle, who died when small; Springle, died when 19 vears of age; Laura E., died when 5 years old; Mary E., whose first husband was Major George W. Murphy, deceased and who is now Mrs. Harmon D. Ayres; Dr. Fla J.; Lou (Mrs. Isaac N. Linley); Ralph, died when 11 months old; Anna M. (the late Mrs. James R. Goodson) and John G. Dr. Williams was an eminent physician in his day and his marriage was the first that occurred in the city of Chillicothe, then a mere village, the growth of which having been largely due to his enterprise and efforts. The family is a noted one and one of the most prominent in Western Missouri. 22 PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD. DANIEL JACKSON WILLIAMS, second son of John and Eliza- beth (Springle) Williams, was born in Lexington, Kentucky, April 3, 1818. For many years his occupation was farming. He is a man of great sociability and is a noted pillar of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, with which he has long been associated, perhaps longer than any other person now living. He is unmarried and resides at the ' Old Williams Homestead" in Woodford County, but is spend- ing the present winter in Lexington with his niece, Mrs. William B. Daniel, with whom he is boarding. PROF. GEORGE WASHINGTON WILLIAMS, the third son of John and Elizabeth (Springle) Williams, was born in Lexington, Ken- tucky, July 4, 1820. He is one of Kentucky's most eminent edn- cators and is probably the finest mathematician in the state. For a number of years, he was School Examiner of Woodford and Scott Counties and for eleven years he served as County Surveyor of Woodford County. He is a member of Mt. Vernon -Baptist Church, unmarried and resides in Woodford County. TILLIE E. WILLIAMS, the eldest daughter of Dr. John S. and Sarah (Graves) Williams, was born in Chillicothe, Missouri, Nov- ember 2, 1841. She is a handsome woman of education, culture and refinement-a sincere friend, a kind and loving wife and a de- voted mother. At Chillicothe, April 24, 1859, she was married to the Rev. Robert A. Austin, who had been ordained a minister of the M. E. Church, South, in 1855. Mr. Austin was born in Bedford County, Va., September 2, 1835 and is a typical Virginia gentle- man, finely educated, affable of manner and courtly in bearing. Mr. and Mrs. Austin reside at Carrollton, Mo., and are the parents of six children: Dr. Charles S. (Major and Surgeon, 4th Reg. Inf., N. G. Mo); Harry Williams (Attorney-at-Law); Dr. Robert Emmet (Surgeon in the Spanish-American War); Edward B. (now in busi- ness in Texas); Fla L. (attending Central College, Mo.) and Fannie (also a college student.) An intellectual atmosphere per- vades this happy household, which, so long as mother and father are upon this earth, can but remain the chief place of attraction, for all the children. 23 PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHIICAT. RECORD). CLAUDlE SMITH WILLIAMS, the only son of Thomas S. and Mattie (Beauchamp) Williams, was born MaYch 15, 1860, in Wood- ford County, Kentucky, at the "Old Williams Homestead," (known as "Silver Pool Stock Farm") where he and his wife now reside. He graduated from Georgetown College, Kentucky, with the highest honors in 1883, taking the degree of A. M., and is now a very pros- perous "Blue Grass Farmer," a Baptist and a (Told Democrat. October 16, 1889, in Woodford County, he married Miss Ivie Arnett a very pretty and attractive young lady and a musician of ability. She was born in that county, December 6, 1867 and is the eldest daughter of Clark A. and Martha (Dunlap) Arnett and a grand- daughter of William and Amanda (Brannon) Dunlap, one of Wood- ford County's most prominent and wealthy families. She was a fine student and completed her scholastic education in 1886, at Hamilton College, in Lexington. Mrs. Willianis, together with her entertaining and handsome husband, presides with much grace and charm of manner, over their beautiful and hospitable home, but re- centlv remodeled and rebuilt. Mr. Williams is a model young man- one of Kentucky's noblest sons-and one of whom she may well be proud. He and his wife are happy young people. JULIELMA MARIA, youngest daughter of William T. and Julia S. (Williams) Kelley, of Maryland and a granddaughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Springle) Williams, of Woodford County, Kentucky, was born at Preston, Caroline County, Md., September 28, 1857. She was educated at Swarthmore College, Pa. She has travelled considerably, is fond of music and has literary taste. She resides with her parents, at Preston, Maryland. ELIJAH WILLIAMS, fifth son of Daniel and Mary (Jack- son) Williams, was born in Woodford County, Kentucky, August 27, 1792. He was a farmer and was in the War of 1812. February 22, 1820, in Pendleton County, Kentucky, he married Miss Frances D)uncan, who was born in that county March 27, 1802, and died (Smith) June 14, 1868. Mr. Williams died at his home in Pendle- ton County, February 8, 1833, from the effects of a splinter run- 24 PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHIICAL RECORD. ning into his wrist, which threw him into lockjaw. Both himself and wife were members of Falmouth Baptist Church. Their children are Elizabeth (Mrs. Benjamin Forsyth) now deceased; Elisha Linza; Theopolis Jackson, who died when young; Daniel Nathan and Sarah Katherine (Mrs. William S. Newell). ELIZABETH WITLLIAMS, the elder daughter of Elijah and Frances (Duncan) Williams, was born in Woodford County, Ken- tucky, March 5, 1821. At the home of her parents in Pendleton County, March 30, 1843, she married Benjamin forsyth, a farmer, born in that county, July 13, 1805. She died in Pendleton County, January 5, 1852, leaving a husband and four small children, viz: Zarilda; Violet; Sarah, and Thomas Richard. Mr. Forsyth died in Pendleton County April 27, 1886, having survived his wife many years. DANIEL NATHAN WILLIAMS, the youngest son of Elijah and Frances (Duncan) Williams, was born in Pendleton County, Ken- tucky, March 28, 1830. He is a farmer and resides with his family, near Falmouth, Kentucky. On March 13, 1851, in Pendle- ton County, he married Miss Nancy Wright, a most estimable woman, who was born in that county, October 9,1832. Of their ten children: Mary Frances, (Mrs. William Colvin); Agnes Isabel, Charles L, and Martha E., are dead, and Theophilus Jackson, Sarah E., (Mrs. Louis Wright,) Aletha F., (Mrs. A. S. Coivin) Etta M., Daniel L, and Nannie C., (Mrs John T. Northcutt,) are living. MARY WILLIAMS, the youngest daughter of Daniel and Marv (Jackson) Williams, was born in Pendleton County, Ken- tucky, September 26, 1800. February 11, 1819, at the home of her parents in that county, she married Robert Forsyth, a successful farmer and a "Private of Captain Seebree's Company, Kentucky Militia, in the War of 1812." He was born in Pendleton County, Kentucky, May 16, 1794 and died at his home, near Ursa, in Adams County, Illinois, February 11, 1874. His wife survived him a number of years and died at the "Forsyth home, a plain, 25 W26 PORTRAIT AND BIOGIRAPHiCAL RECORD. large brick building, where so many weddings, etc., took place," near Ursa, Adams County, Illinois, .July 25, 1890. Their children are Daniel Williams, now deceased; Robert F., deceased; Jephtha W., died at the age of 21; Sarah Williams, (Mrs. Archibald II. Metcalf); Blackstone L. A., died at the age of 26 years; Mary Cath- erine, who died in infancy; Benjamin F., who died when 21 years of age; Margaret Josephine. (widow of Thomas D. Kelly); Martha A., Mary Helena, (relict of Lawson B. Hatton); and Violet Eliza- beth, (the late Mrs. Marcellus Duncan.) DANIEL WILLIAMS FORSYTH, eldest son of Robert and Mary (Williams) Forsyth, was born in Pendleton County, Kentucky, November 7, 1819. He was a farmer and was educated in Wood- ford County, Kentucky, under his uncle, Daniel Jackson Williams, Sr., a noted scholar and teacher. April 6, 1843, in Harrison Connty, Kentucky, he married Miss Sarah Butler Douglass, who was born in that county, March 24, 1827. Daniel died at his home in Chariton County, Missouri, July 4, l,879; leaving a widow (who resides at the homestead) and the following children: Robert Blackstone; Martha L; (Mrs William R. Patterson); Sarah A., (Mrs. William T. Keath); Franklin Pierce; Stephen A. Douglass; Mary Naomi, (Mrs. Enoch Golden); Joel Williams; Arzona Belle, (Mrs. Albert Heuston); Sonora E., (Mrs. Joseph Sterling); Charley; John; Victoria E., and Georgiana, (widow of Dewitt C. Chapman.) SARAH WILLIAMS FORSYTH, eldest daughter of Robert and Mary (Williams) Forsyth, was born in Pendleton County, Kentucky, November 11, 1825, and at the home of her parents, near Ursa, Adams County, Illinois, February 8, 1846, she married Archibald H. Metcalf. Mr. and Mrs. Metcalf, reside at Salinas, Monterey County, California, and have four children: Sarah Louisa, (Mrs. John Graham, of Lodi, California,); Mary, (Mrs. A. T. Swart of Watsonville, California); Robert F., of San Francisco, and Tilford, at home with his parents. MARGARET JOSEPHINE, the third daughter of Robert and PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD. Mary (Williams) Forsyth, was born near Quincy, in Adams County, Illinois, December 29, 1833. At the home of her parents, in Adams County, October 10, 1854, she married Thomas D; Kelly, a farmer born near Louisville,'Kentucky, April 25, 1827. They re- moved to near l)anville, California, where they lived until the spring of 186.5, when they returned to Quincv, Illinois, via the Pacific, across the Isthmus, the Atlantic and around by New York City. Mr. Kelly died on his beautiful homestead, near Trenton, Missouri, March 1, 18.96, leaving a widow and three grown children. Mrs. Kelly having rented her country home, now resides with her daughter, Mary V. (Mrs. Arthur M. Bridges), at Laredo, Missouri. MARY METCALF, second daughter of Archibald H. and Sarah Williams (Forsyth) Metcalf, was born in Adams County, Illinois, August 21, 1849. October 4, 1872, in Quincy, Illinois, she married Mr. Charles A. Steele, a large furniture dealer, born in Maine, in 1839. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Steele, December 14, 1882, in Salinas, California, married Mr. A. T. Swart, a druggist, born in New York, in 1837. Mr. and Mrs. Swart, have a beautiful home at Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California, where they now reside. Idelle Steele, an artist, and like her mother, a hand- some woman of culture, is at home with her parents, also her brother, a chemist, Charles Steele, Jr. MARY ELIZA DUNCAN, the elder of the two daughters, of Ferdinand Marcellus and Violet Elizabeth (Forsyth) Duncan, was born in Adams County, Illinois, October 25, 1868. She was edu- cated at Chaddock College, in Quincy, Illinois, and adopted the profession of teaching, which she followed with success, until her marriage in Quincy, December 26, 1889, to Charles C. Simmons, a farmer of Adams County. Mr. and Mrs. Simmons, have a nice home, at Quincy, Illinois, where they reside, with their three beautiful and intelligent children: Lloyd C.; Clifton and Marian M. 27