Benjamin Williams was born September 21, 1794, the son of William Williams and Anatje Schneyder. His siblings were:
- Tahpenes Williams who married John Armstrong, Jr.
- Esther Williams
- Mary Williams
- John R. Williams
Benjamin Williams was a veteran of the War of 1812.
Marriage & Children
Benjamin Williams married Rachel Vridenberg (b. 6/11/1789, d. 12/11/1870). Their children were:
- Catherine Ann Williams (b. 5/8/1829, m. James Armstrong 9/9/1854 in Knox d.6/8/1909)
- William Rensselaer Williams (b. 9/27/1819; d. 4/25/1895, m Julia Ann Holsapple (b. 6/30/1821, d. 1/7/1881)
- Armenia Williams
- James A. Williams
Benjamin died August 21, 1873, and was buried in Knox Cemetery in Knox. Grave states: Benjamin Williams - A Vet of the War of 1812 - Born Sept. 21, 1794, died Aug. 21, 1873
Highly Probable - Birth date is off by one day.
Benjamin Williams, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
name: Benjamin Williams
baptism/christening date: 26 Oct 1794
baptism/christening place: REFORMED CHURCH,WEST COPAKE,COLUMBIA,NEW YORK
birth date: 20 Sep 1794
father's name: William Williams
mother's name: Anatje Schneyder
indexing project (batch) number: C50393-1
system origin: New_York-ODM
source film number: 974.739 W1 V26W