son of James & Jane (Davies) Williamson
Died Aug 20 1802
Ann Marie Tschundy
daughter of John Tschundy
Enlisted May 17, 17773rd Battalion, 6th CompanyMilitia Associators, Berks Co., PAMade 2nd Lieutenant May 17, 1777 under Capt. Jacob Shable
Administration Bond for Estate of Wm. Williamson, decd. 30th Augt 1802 (8-20)Know all MEN by thefe PRESENTS, that we Anna Maria Williamson widow andRelict of William Williamson, late of Hamburg in Winston Township in Berks County [Millright?] [illegible word] John Tschudy of [2 illegible words] Place of George Fix of the Borough of Reading are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the Sum of five hundred Pounds, lawful Money of Pennfylvania to be paid to the faid Commonwealth - To which Payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourfelves, our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, and every of them, jointly and feverally, for and in the Whole, firmly by thefe Prefents. Sealed with our Seals, dated the Thirtieth Day of August Anno Domini 1802.
THE CONDITION of the above OBLIGATION is fuch, that if the above bounden Anna Maria Williamson fole Adminiftratrix of all and Singular the Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits of William Williamson deceafed, do make or caufe to be made, a true and perfect Inventory of all and fingular the Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits which were of the faid Deceafed, within faid County, which have or fhall come to the Hands, Poffeffion or Knowledge of the faid Anna Maria or into the Hands, Poffeffion or Knowledge of any other Perfon or Perfons, for her and the fame fo made, do exhibit or caufe to be exhibited into the Regifter’s Office at Reading, in and for the County of Berks, at or before the Thirtieth Day of September next, and the fame Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits, which were of the faid Deceafed at the Time of his Death, or which at any Time heretofore have come, or hereafter fhall come to the Hands, Poffeffion and Knowledge of the faid Anna Maria or of any other Perfon or Perfons, for her, do well and truly adminifter according to Law. And further do make or caufe to be made, a true and juft Account, Calculation or Reckoning of her faid Adminiftration, at or before the Thirtieth Day of August in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three. And all the Reft and Refidue which fhall be found remaining upon the faid Adminiftrat[rixf?] Account, the fame being firft examined and allowed by the Orphan’s Court of the County of Berks, fhall deliver and pay unto fuch Perfon and Perfons, as the faid Court by its Decree or Sentence fhall limit and appoint. And if it fhall hereafter appear that any laft Will and Teftament was made by the faid Deceafed, and the Executor or Executors therein named do exhibit the fame into the faid Regifter’s Office, making Requeft to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the faid Anna Maria being thereunto required, to render and deliver up the faid Letters of Adminiftration, Approbation of fuch Teftament being firft had and made in the faid Office, Then the above Obligation to be void and of no Effect, or elfe to be and remain in full Force and Virtue.her Sealed and Delivered Anna Maria xxx Williamsonin the Prefence of mark[Chris Barranstine?] Johannes Tschudy[illegible word] George Fix
John Tschudy Will
Will of William Williamson
Will of Ann Marie Tschundy Williamson
Petition by widow to sell farm to pay debts after his death
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.
GIDEON WILLIAMSON was born at Hamburg, Berks county, Pennsylvania, and was a son of William Williamson, whose father was a native of Wales, who settled in Chester county,. Pennsylvania, prior to the Revolution. Early in the present century, Gideon removed to Aspertown, Pennsylvania, and in 1824 he came to Lycoming county, and settled in Lycoming township (now Anthony), where Jackson King now lives. He purchased fifty acres of land from, his brother John, who came to the township the year previous, and he resided there until his death. He and brother had lived in Buffalo valley, Union county, for several years before their settlement in Lycoming county. Gideon served in the war of 1812. He married Lydia Shoemaker, and their children were as follows: James, deceased; Mary, deceased wife of William Smith; Sarah, widow of David Kulp; Lydia, wife of, George Kinney; George, deceased; John, of Williamsport; Gideon, of Iowa; Elizabeth, wife of A. Venanda; Henry S., and Alexander, deceased. Politically he was a Democrat, and a Lutheran in religion.