Genealogy has become a hobby for me over the last 10 years. For me, it's like a puzzle, I love fitting the pieces together. But over the years, I've researched a lot that does not pertain to our family lines. Some for extended family, some for close friends, and some because I was trying to rule out lines to figure out where our line went exactly. I do not want these notes on my Heather's Genealogy Notes blog - because they are not our lines. But I do like to share all of my research, in case it benefits others. That is what this blog is for - research I have done that does not apply to our own family lines, but may be helpful for someone else.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

John Williamson 1789-1859

John Williamson
Son of William Williamson

Born: 7 Jan 1789 in Hamburg, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States 
Died: 2 Feb 1859 in Anthony, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States 

Married May 1811
Lydia Kress
daughter of Conrad Kress


Mary Williamson 1814 – 1870
Ann Williamson 1814 – 1857
eliza williamson 1815 – 1856
Eliza Williamson 1815 – 1892
William Williamson 1816 – 1897
John Squire Williamson 1817 – 1885
Abraham Williamson 1818 – 1907
Hannah Williamson 1822 – 1892
Matilda Williamson 1824 – 1911
Lydia Williamson 1827 – 
Frances Williamson 1830 – 
Aaron C Williamson 1833 – 1903

JOHN WILLIAMSON was born at Hamburg, Berks county, Pennsylvania, January 7, 1789, and was a son of William Williamson, whose father was a Welsh immigrant who settled in Chester county, Pennsylvania, during the colonial period. John Williamson learned wagon making at Hamburg, and at the age of twenty came to Buffalo valley, Union county, Pennsylvania, where he engaged in the millwright’s trade. He built mills in several different counties in the State, the last in 1848 for his son John, on Larry’s creek. In 1823 he settled in Lycoming township (now Anthony), Lycoming county, and purchased a tract of 200 acres of land which was covered by a heavy forest of timber. This farm he cleared and improved, and it is now the home of his son William. In 1837, in partnership with his three sons, William, John, and Abraham, he purchased 150 acres of timber land and erected a saw mill on it and engaged in the lumber business. He was married in May, 1811, to Lydia, daughter of Conrad Kress, of Union county, who became the mother of thirteen children: Mary, deceased wife of James Cohick; Ann, deceased wife of Benjamin Artley; Eliza, deceased wife of Daniel Cohick; William, of Anthony township; John, deceased; Abraham, of Wisconsin; Hannah, deceased wife of John Sweeley; Catharine, deceased wife of Thomas Welsh;, Matilda, wife of John Welsh; Lydia, wife of T. J. Watts; Fanny, wife of William Carpenter; Aaron C., of Mifflin township, and Absalom, who died in infancy. Mr. Williamson was first a Whig, and afterwards a Republican. In early life he was a Lutheran, but subsequently joined the Christian church, and took an active interest in that denomination. He died February 2, 1859; his wife survived him until June, 1877.

 Burial: Woodward Township (Emery) Cemetery Lycoming County Pennsylvania, USA

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