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John W Williams (abt. 1801 - abt. 1856)

John W Williams
Born about in Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 5 Feb 1822 in Whittington, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdommap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 55 [location unknown]
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From History of Vermilion County (cited below):

"Robert and Thomas Wyatt and John Williams, also came quite early, the latter in 1834 or 1835, and the others about the same time. These and some others had, at different times, an interest in the mill. The Wyatts were the last owners who ran it with profit, either to themselves or the community at large. Williams kept a general store."

"Watkin W. Williams, Bismark, farmer, was born in Worcestershire, England, on the 11th of August, 1826, and is a son of John and Eliza (Bloomfield) Williams. He emigrated with his parents to America in 1831 or 1833; settled and lived in Ohio two or three years, when the family removed to Illinois, and located at Sugar Grove, Champaign county ; but, not liking the place, his father traded his farm to James Skinner for the Denmark mill, taking Robert Wyatt as a partner. He changed his residence several times subsequent to this ; at one time living three years on the Kankakee river."


  • England, Marriages, 1538–1973. John Williams and Eliza Bloomfield. 5 February 1822. Whittington, Worcester, England. FHL 350576. Item 1. Page 9. FHL 435353. Record indexed at Note that no further information about parents is included on the microfilm reels referenced, per viewing by Shari S.
  • History of Vermilion County by H. W. Beckwith. 1879. Entries for children Angelina and Watkin, both still alive at the time of publication. Copy of book in various formats available from
  • Georgena C. Leonard (daughter). Text from obituary transcribed there: "She was the daughter of Elizabeth and John Williams".
  • Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900. John Williams Jr. and Ann Canaday. Vermilion County. A:95. 26 February 1843. Indexed record. Note that son is referred to as "Jr". Database may be searched at

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