Eugene Williams Sr.

Eugene T. Williams Sr. (abt. 1843 - 1924)

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Pvt. Eugene T. Williams Sr.
Born about in Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Categories: Free Persons of Color in Massachusetts | 1850 US Census, Worcester County, Massachusetts | Worcester, Massachusetts | 1860 US Census, Worcester County, Massachusetts | Oxford, Massachusetts | 54th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Colored), United States Civil War | 1870 US Census, Worcester County, Massachusetts | 1880 US Census, Windham County, Connecticut | Putnam, Connecticut | 1900 US Census, Windham County, Connecticut | 1910 US Census, Windham County, Connecticut | 1920 US Census, Windham County, Connecticut | Woodstock, Connecticut | Grove Street Cemetery, Putnam, Connecticut.

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Biography

Eugene was born about 1843 in Massachusetts.

He was a private in the very first regiment to accept enlisted men of color, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

Education

In 1850, he is attending school in or near Worcester, Massachusetts with his brothers Alonzo and Henry.

Occupations

  • 1863-1920: Shoemaker

Residences

  • 1920: Mortgaged house in Woodstock, Connecticut with his wife and grandson James Woodson
  • 1900-1910: Owned house in Woodstock, Connecticut with his wife and children
  • 1880: Putnam, Connecticut with his wife and children
  • 1870: Oxford, Massachusetts with his wife and children
  • 1863: Oxford, Massachusetts (military enlistment)
  • 1860: Oxford, Massachusetts with his mother and siblings
  • 1850: Worcester, Massachusetts with his parents and siblings

Military Service

Private in the all-black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry regiment, Company F. Enlisted on 28 November 1863 from Oxford, Massachusetts. He was about 20 years old, single and working as a shoemaker when he enlisted. Mustered out 20 August 1865 with the regiment.

Census Race

  • 1850, 1860, 1880, 1900, 1920: Black
  • 1870, 1910: Mulatto

Death

He passed away in 1924 and is buried at Grove Street Cemetery in Putnam, Connecticut.

Descendent Surnames

Woodson

His daughter Mary married Joseph Woodson.

Projects

Sources

  • 1850 United States Federal Census Year: 1850; Census Place: Worcester Ward 6, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: M432_342; Page: 226A; Image: 254
  • 1860 United States Federal Census Year: 1860; Census Place: Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: M653_534; Page: 660; Family History Library Film: 803534
  • 1870 United States Federal Census Year: 1870; Census Place: Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: M593_655; Page: 154A; Family History Library Film: 552154
  • 1880 United States Federal Census Year: 1880; Census Place: Putnam, Windham, Connecticut; Roll: 110; Page: 584C; Enumeration District: 138
  • 1900 United States Federal Census Year: 1900; Census Place: Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0533
  • 1910 United States Federal Census Year: 1910; Census Place: Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut; Roll: T624_144; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0597; FHL microfilm: 1374157
  • 1920 United States Federal Census Year: 1920; Census Place: Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut; Roll: T625_198; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 362
  • Emilio, Luis Fenollosa. History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865, Boston, Massachusetts: Boston Book Co., 1891 (1st ed.) and 1894 (2nd ed.)
  • Find a Grave: Eugene T. Williams


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