Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Elisha "Lisha" Riley Williams


Elisha Riley "Lisha" Williams (Wylie, Nathaniel,) was born 20 Oct 1842 in Hamilton Co, Illinois , and in 1922 in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL.  He married (1) Mary Celia Daily 27 December 1859 in Hamilton County, IL and (2) Margaret Josephine Gordon 14 September 1879 in Hamilton County, Illinois.  (1) Mary Celia Daily was born Oct 25, 1843 in Hamilton County, Illinois and died 2 Jun 1879 in Hamilton County, Illinois, USA.  (2) Margaret Josephine Gordon was the daughter of Moses William Gordon and Martha Ellen Stuart.  She was born in 30 Nov 1860 in Jefferson County, IL and died in 1 Sep 1931 in Mt. Vernon, IL 

Elisha Riley Williams Bio: 

  • ELISHA R. WILLIAMS, brick-mason, Mt Vernon, was born in Hamilton County, Ill., October 20, 1842, and is a son of Wylie Williams, of Hamilton County, Ill., and a native of Tennessee. Our subject was reared on the farm and attended the common schools. He came to this county in February, 1882.
  • He manufactures brick and also raises a crop each year.
  • He served three years in the late war, in Company A, Eighty-seventh Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and participated In the battles of Vicksburg, Wilson's Hill, Saline Cross Roads, Pleasant Hill and others.
  • Mr. Williams was married, December 27 1858, to Mary Daily, by whom he had eight children, seven living- Alice L., Elisha M., Emily R., Mahala D., Celia J., Elnora and Zora Z.
  • Mrs. Williams died June 2, 1879.
  • He again married, September 14, 1880; this time to Margaret J. Gordon, by whom he has had two children, one living, Mary E. He is a member of the Odd Fellows and the United Workmen societies, and the Baptist Church. Mr. Williams' father was a soldier in the Black Hawk war, and helped to drive the Indians out of the northern part of Illinois.  He was tomahawked in the right arm during that campaign not far from Vandalia, and was in the battle of Carlough's Grove, and now draws a pension.
http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/blackhawk/ - Black Hawk War

More about Elisha Riley "Lisha" Williams: 
Burial Oakwood Cemetery Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois

More about Mary Celia Daily Williams

More about Margaret Josephine Gordon Willliams
Burial Oakwood Cemetery Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois

Children of Elisha Riley and Mary Celia (Daily) Williams are:
1.   Alice Lavena Williams b. 1861 d.1929
2.   Marion Elisha Williams b. 1862 d.1950
3.   Rosetta Emily Williams b.1866 d.1897
4.   Mahala D. Williams b. 1868 d.1889
5.   Cecilia Jane Williams b.1870 d.1897
6.   Elenora D. Williams b. 1872 d.1887
7.   Pleasant Clarance Williams b. 1875 d.1880
8.   Zary Zora Williams b.1875 d.1886 

Rufus, Grace, Gertie and Mary Ellen "May" Williams

Williams Sisters ("May" Mary Ellen Williams in White blouse)

l to R Gertie, Marion, Grace, Mae, and Rufus

                                         Mae Williams Sinks family 

Mary Ellen Williams (standing) and Gertrude Leonard

Children of  Elisha Riley and Margaret Josephine (Gordon) Williams are:
1.   Marion Williams  
2.   Rufus Williams  b. 21, June 1890 in Illinois d.  23 May 1971 in Licking, Texas, Missouri, United States
3.   Mary "May" Ellen Williams b.18 Jul 1880 in Hamilton Co, IL d. 18 Mar 1944 in Mount Vernon, Illinois
4.   Gertie "Gertrude" Williams b. 1883 d. 1958
5.   Grace Williams b. 1888 d.1969 

1 comment:

  1. Love the photos! Rufus is my great grandfather. My dad has his middle name. Thank you for posting these.