1812 Grave Marking Samuel Luttrell Williams
June 12, 2011
GOV. ISAAC SHELBY CHAPTER THE DAUGHTERS PRESENT THE MARKER
SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Williams ancestors and the Montgomery County Historical Society joined the Daughters of 1812, at Machpelah Cemetery,
as they honored and marked the grave of General Samuel Luttrell Williams of Montgomery County.
Samuel L. Williams was born to Revolutionary War soldier Walter Rawleigh Williams and his wife Rebecca Luttrell October 22, 1781 in Northumberland Co. Virginia. He was a tailor by trade and a farmer. He served in the State House of Representatives and he represented Montgomery County as a senator in Kentucky. Commissioned as Captain of the 5th regiment on August 7, 1812, he led a company of 83 men, including his younger brother Thaddeus. They left Montgomery County and headed to Michigan, where they were engaged in the Battle of the River Raisin. He later acheived the rank of General in the State Militia. He was a pro Union man during the Civil War. He died September 3, 1872 at the age of 91 on his farm.