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Abraham WILLIAMS

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  • Name Abraham WILLIAMS 
    Born Jan 1830  Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Age 17 in the 1850 Census would put birth in about 1833. But subsequent records consistently put it in about 1830. The 1900 Census specifies his birth as June 1830, age 69.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1855  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military From 26 Dec 1861 to 1 Dec 1864  [4
    Pvt, Co M, 6th W.Va. Inf, Civil War (guard duty at No. 4 Tunnel/Bridge of the N.W.V.R.R.) 
    • Military records show that Abraham Williams enlisted in Co M, 6th W.Va. Infantry, on 18 Nov 1861 in West Union, Doddridge County. His description was 5'8-1/4", light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, farmer, born in Monongalia County. He mustered in as a Private at West Union on 26 Dec 1861, age 31. Company muster rolls show that for the period Jan-Apr 1862, he was on guard duty at No. 4 Tunnel/Bridge of the Northwestern Virginia Railroad (N.W.V.R.R.). He was shown as being sick at hospital in West Union during the period 30 Apr 1962 - 31 Aug 1862. From 31 Aug 1862 to Feb 1863, he was back on guard duty at the No. 4 Tunnel/Bridge. He mustered out in Grafton, Taylor County, on 1 Dec 1864, the expiration of his term, his unit being that of Captain J. E. Morrow.
      NOTE: The state-issued Civil War medal intended for him was never claimed and remains in storage at the West Virginia State Archives in Charleston.
      http://www.wvculture.org/history/archives/medals.html
    Census 1870  New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Otter District, Braxton Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1886  Gilmer Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1900  Glenville District, Gilmer Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [2, 3, 6, 7
    Person ID I57502  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2020 

    Father Joseph WILLIAMS,   b. 4 Jul 1790, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1857, Gilmer Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth NUSE,   b. CA 1797, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1815  Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F23782  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Drusilla STOUT,   b. CA 1830, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 3 Jul 1855  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Notes 
    • 1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):
      A. Williams, 30, farmer; Drusilla, 26; Sarah (sic), male (sic), 4; M. E. (female), 1; William Stout, 30, farmer; G. W. Stout (male), 12; Columbus Stout, 5; M. Stout (female), 4.
      NOTE: In 1892, Columbus Stout (age 38, b. Doddridge Co) married Mary Landonia Stout (age 20, b. Lewis Co) in Lewis County.

      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Aug 5 1870:
      Abraham Williams, 40, farmer; Druzilla, 36; Isaiah, 14; Mary E, 11; Louisa J, 9.

      1880 Census, Braxton Co, WV (Otter District), enumerated on Jun 1 1880:
      Abram Williams, 51, farmer; wife Drusilla, 53; dau Mary E, 21; dau Louisa J, 18, cannot write.

      1900 Census, Gilmer Co, WV (Glenville District), enumerated on Jun 7 1900:
      Charley Varner, 23, b. Mar 1877, farmer, married 2 yrs; wife Eliza J, 29, b. Mar 1871, married 2 yrs, no children; father-in-law Abraham Williams, 69, b. Jan 1830, farmer, widowed; boarder John Wright, 23, b. Apr 1877.
      NOTE: It appears that Abraham's daughter Louisa in the 1870 and 1880 censuses and his daughter Eliza in this census are the same person, with a slight change in name and ten years taken off her age when she married a much younger man. There is no record of Louisa after 1880, and there is no record of Eliza (or variations) before her 1898 marriage. No birth record is on file under either name.
    Children 
     1. Isaiah WILLIAMS,   b. May 1855, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1920  (Age ~ 64 years)
     2. Mary Elizabeth WILLIAMS,   b. 16 Dec 1858, Toms Fork, Porto Rico, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Eliza (Louisa) J. WILLIAMS,   b. 17 Mar 1861, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1930, Center District, Gilmer Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Documents
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    57502_WILLIAMS_Abraham_1870Census_DoddridgeCoWV_NewMiltonDist_5Aug1870.jpg
    Family ID F23781  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Laura V. COLLINS,   b. 17 Nov 1860, Lewis Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 25 Nov 1886  Gilmer Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Rachel Ellen WILLIAMS,   b. 7 May 1886, Gilmer Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1975, St. Marys, Camden Co, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Family ID F55637  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2170] 1900 Census, Gilmer County, WV (Glenville District).

    2. [S1890] 1860 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    3. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR p. 114, Line 62 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11790670&Type=Marriage.

    4. [S37] Historical Military Records, (www.fold3.com).

    5. [S1889] Gilmer County Marriage Records, Glenville, WV, MR p. 37, Line 73 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=8260&Type=Marriage.

    6. [S493] 1870 Census, Doddridge County, WV (New Milton Twp).

    7. [S2284] 1880 Census, Braxton County, WV.

    8. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR p. 114, Line 62 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11790670&Type=Marriage.
      Identified as Abraham Williams, single, age 22y 0m 11d, b. Monongalia Co, res. Doddridge Co, son of Joseph & Elizabeth, occupation farmer; and Drusilla Stout, single, age 26y 5m 7d, b. Harrison Co, res. Doddridge Co, dau of Job & Margaret. Married Jul 3 1855 in Doddridge County, officiated by Ezekiel Bee.

    9. [S1889] Gilmer County Marriage Records, Glenville, WV, MR p. 37, Line 73 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=8260&Type=Marriage.
      Identified as Abraham Williams, 56, b. Barbour Co, res. Gilmer Co; and Laura V. Collins, 26, b. & res. in Gilmer Co. Married Nov 25 1886 in Gilmer County, officiated by J. H. Burk.
      NOTE: Neither marital status nor parents' names were provided. Husband's birthplace was given as Monongalia County in the record of his first marrage. Wife's birth record shows her birthplace as Lewis County.