- Clark WILLIAMS was born June 1, 1845, at Freeport, Illinois,
son of Seth C. and Tharza
- (LYON) WILLIAMS. The father born January 26, 1806, in Cattaraugus
Co., New York, and the mother was born June 23, 1804; they were
married February 7, 1827. They came west and settled in Freeport,
Illinois in 1840, farming there until 1849. They removed to this
town and settled on Section 29, buying 100 acres of land. Seth
C. WILLIAMS died July 20, 1883, and his wife, Tharza (LYON) WILLIAMS,
died October 2, 1879.
- They had born to them eight children: John N., living in
Douglas County, Nebraska; Lysanus W.,
- who lives in Berkeley California; Marilla, who died in 1851;
Maypelyt M., wife of David BRANDLEY of Rock Grove, Illinois;
Chester, who enlisted in Company B, 18th Wisconsin Volunteers
and died in the service; Clark, who lives on the homestead; Lusetta
H., wife of Peter MELLIS of Douglas County, Nebraska; and Milton,
who died in 1851.
- Clark WILLIAMS, who with the exception of the time he was
in the army lived with his parents,
- enlisted 02 October in Company D, 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery.
The battery was ordered to Louisiana in February 1864, and he
served in that department until the close of the war. He was
mustered out August 18, 1865, at Alexandria, Virginia. Returning
to his home, Clark WILLIAMS was married November 14, 1867 to
Abbie BLAISDELL, daughter of John BLAISDELL, of the Town of Wayne,
Lafayette County, Wisconsin.
- Six children have been born to Clark and Abbie (BLAISDELL)
WILLIAMS: John W., born
- September 1869 and died in October 1870; Laura M., born November
1, 1870; Elmer J., born in January 1873; George W., born in November
1874; Artie, born in February 1878; and Julia L., born in August
1880. Mr. WILLIAMS is a member of W. W. Patton Post No. 90, Grand
Army of the Republic.
- Taken from "History of Green County, Wisconsin,"
(c)1884 Union Publishing; p. 1077.
- Courtesy of Cathy Kubly.