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Williams, Hon. Elias H. 1819-1891


Posted By: Sharyl Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 11/20/2003 at 21:02:12

Elias H. WILLIAMS was born in Ledyard, Conn., July 23rd, 1819. He graduated at Yale in 1840. Studied at Columbia, S.C. and at that time he prepared a class of young men, among whom was Wade HAMPTON, to attend the University at that place.

He married in April, 1849, to Hannah LARABEE.

In 1851 he was elected the first county judge of Clayton co. In October 1858 he was elected district judge and reelected in 1862.

In 1870 he was appointed supreme judge to fill vacancy, which high position he soon resigned and for a few years gave considerable attention to railroading.

In 1852 he commenced to make the large farm in Grand Meadow where he resided after 1857 until his death on Aug 20th, 1891.

~Postville Review (Allamakee Co.), August 29, 1891

[note: this obit was abstracted from the lengthly memorial]


Judge Elias H. Williams Dead
Word has been received of the death of Judge Elias H. Williams, one of the most prominent men in Clayton county. He died at his home in Grand Meadow township, near Postville, at the age of 72 years, leaving a wife and four children. Judge Williams settled in Clayton county in 1851 and was for several years district judge and for a short time supreme judge. He spent many years in the construction of railroads, but of late years has been farming on a 2,000 acre tract. He was born in Connecticut and was a graduate of Yale college. Hannah Williams, his wife, is a sister of ex-Governor William Larrabee. One son, Fred C., manages the farm and another, Wilkes and a daughter Anna, also live at home. A daughter Amie is the wife of E.N. Baily of Sac City. Deceased had been ailing for nearly two years.

~Pocahontas County Sun; Laurens, Iowa, August 27, 1891


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