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Jesse C Williams

WILLIAMS, HOPPER

Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/18/2006 at 22:09:17

Jesse C Williams, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec 24, P O Moingona, was born in Kentucky in 1826, and when a child was taken by his parents, Jesse and Susanna Williams, to Montgomery county, Indiana, where he grew to manhood a farmer, in 1848 he left there and moved to Henderson county, Illinois, where he remained for one year, and then came to Polk county, he made that county his home until the spring of 1851, when he came to his present location and took a claim of 160 acres, he entered his landing February, 1855, and in 1865 bought 160 acres of the N W R R, the title was made null and void by the Supreme court, and the amount paid was refunded, but in 1874 he again bought the same land, which cost $1,600 more that the first purchase, the land was entered with a land warrant obtained in the Mexican War, in 1848 he was married to Letitia Hopper, a native of Indiana, born in 1826, they have five children: James F, Mary E, Sarah E, (wife of Oliver Holloway), Robert F and Harriet A, lost four: John G, Jesse M, Martha J and Durzilla, Mrs W is a member of the Baptist Church, June 21, 1860, Mr Williams right limb was amputated by Drís Mosher, Pollock and Mowry, on account of bone disease

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