HARRISON7 WILLIAMS I (FREDRICK WILLIAMS 6, EZRA 5, SAMUEL 4, BENJAIIIN
3, SAMUEL 2, CHARLES 1)
.b. 03 February 1845 in Guilford, New Haven , Connecticut USA (Source:
(1) Guilford Births, Marriages &
Deaths, Volume 2, Page 286, All children of Fredrick Wms and Eliza A.Williams,
Recorded October 2nd. 1845., (2) Guilford Births, Marriages & Deaths,
Volume 2,Page 286, All children of Fredrick Wm's and Eliza A.
Williams, Recorded Oct 2nd 1845.) d. 15 March 1930 in Bemidji, Beltrami,
Minnesota USA (Source: Death Certificate State of Minnesota, 5710.). He
married LAVINA MARY CLARK 23 April 1866 in Kenyon, Goodhue, Minnesota
USA (Source: marriage Certificate State of Minnesota, Book 2 Marriages,
daughter of GERONNE. CLARK and LAVINA LADD b. 09 December 1850 in St.
Charles, Cane, Illinois, USA, d. 21 January 1944 in Bemidji, Beltrami,
Minnesota USA (Source: Death Certificate State of Minnesota, 541, Register
His father died when he was 6; he was raised by uncle, Alpheus S. Williams.He
graduated from Yale when he was 15,(substantiated?)and his uncle bound
him out to a carpenter in Detroitbut he skipped bondage after his uncle
Alpheus went to Washington D.C.become a general in the union army in 1860.
He returned to MN and enlisted in military. He was a bugler under Company
"C" Second Regiment Minnesota Cavalry Volunteers during the
Civil War . He was a School teacher at Montevideo, MN, carpenter who uilt
grain elevators from Minneapolis, MN. to Aberdeen, S. Dakota. Homesteaded
at Becida, MN.
Charles's family must have moved from Connecticut sometime around 1860,
to Deerfield, MN., as 2 sisters died there, this is where he lived at
the time he met andwas married to Lavina Clark, by Rev. Mr. Brown..
Military service: 01
December 1863, 17 November 1865, Private, Company "C" Second
Regt. Minnesota Cavalry Volunteers (Source: National Archives, Civil War
Division, Claim for Pension for service,, Pension certificate number 649475,
Applied for pension August 1890. He enlisted at Deerfield, MN. and was
discharged at Fort Snelling as a trumpeter.Afdavits in pension file include
marriage information and dates of birth of all his children.) Occupation:
School teacher, carpenter
Residence: Becida, MN.