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Benjamin Williams

WILLIAMS, STRAUGHN, MCINTOSH, BOONE

Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/12/2006 at 11:36:48

Benjamin Williams, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec 35 P O Swede Point, among the pioneers of this county, and one who was not only identified with its early interests, but who is today one of its prominent citizens, is the subject of this sketch, who was born January 10, 1813, in Preble county, Ohio, at seven years of age he emigrated with his parents to Putnam county, Indiana, he was raised there till nineteen years of age and then came to Illinois, and eight years later came to this county and settled in June of 1846, although he came to this county with but little, he today owns about 825 acres of choice land in the county, he has been twice married, first in Putnam county, Indiana, in 1834 to Miss Elsie A Straughn, of Kentucky, who died June 10, 1847, and left six children: Sarah, John, Spencer, Henry, Isaac and Margaret, his second marriage was to America McIntosh in 1854, who died and left three children: Joseph, Mary, and George, he was married a third time to Elizabeth Boone, a relative of the well-known pioneer of Kentucky, Daniel Boone, they have four children: Squire, William, Perry, and Allie

1880 Boone Co History Book


 

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