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I'm looking for information about the Robert and Nancy (Capen) WILLIAMS family, residents of Mount Morris, Livingston County, New York in 1840, 1850 & 1860 census.

Robert WILLIAMS   b. abt 1800 in NY.   d. after 1860

Nancy CAPEN   b. abt 1803 in NY.   d. after 1860

married abt 1824


Children of Robert and Nancy:

1.Chester A. WILLIAMS   b. 1825 in NY    d. 18 Aug 1894 in Plainwell, MI

m. (1)  Catherine ALLEN  (2)  Harriet TALLMAN


    1-1. Edgar  b. 1872 in Williams, MI

    1-2. Harry  b. 1876 in Williams, MI

    1-3. Belle Florence  b. 1877 in Williams, MI

The woman seated in the center of this 1915 photo is Chester Williams' 2nd wife, Harriet (TALLMAN) Williams. Her daughter, Belle GRICE, is standing on the left. Harriet's great grandson, Dick GRICE, is in front of her.

2.John P. WILLIAMS   b. 12 Sep 1827 in NY   d. 19 Jan 1905

m. (1)  Sarah   d. 06 Sep 1883 and (2)  Jane

No known children

3.Hellen N. WILLIAMS b. 1830 in NY

4.Electa J. WILLIAMS   b. 1833 in NY
I found Electa J. EDWARDS listed as a widow and living with her widowed father in the 1880 census of New York state. They were located in Nunda, which is south of Mount Morris in Livingston County.

5.Alfred WILLIAMS b. Nov 1834 in NY    served in Civil War    d. 04 Mar 1902

m. Mary   b. Jul 1843


    5-1. Halsey A.  b. 1862 in NY

    5-2. Fred K.  b. 1867 in NY

    5-3. Sarah A.  b. 1869 in MI

    5-4. Frank K.  b. 1871 in MI, married Rose Ann Shields (click for photo)

    5-5. Alfred  b. Dec 1873 in MI   d. 1953

    5-6. John  b. Jun 1875 in MI   d. 1948

   5- 7. Bert  b. Mar 1877 in MI

6.Almira WILLIAMS   b. 1834 (twin)


7.Mary WILLIAMS   b. 1837


All three boys (1, 2 and 5 above) moved to Alamo Township. I don't know where Robert and Nancy died and I know nothing of the fate of their sisters.

I would love to share info on this interesting family!

Here are some tombstone photos of the above Williams family in the Alamo Center Cemetery:

Chester's first wife, Catherine     Chester and his second wife, Harriette Tallman

Chester with both wives

Ed and Sarah

Alfred - Civil War vet

Charles and Belle (Williams) Grice

Harry and Florence

If you have anything you'd like to see added to this webpage, please contact me (Tom) at: williamsmichigan @ earthlink.net.  Questions and comments are also welcome!

This web page was last updated on Jan. 13, 2003.