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.

Monday, January 26, 2015

William Williamson 1815-1897

The Willliamson line is my Stepfathers maternal line - connecting to
 Peter Glosser married Hannah Williamson
I saw this will and copied it while visiting the Lycoming Historical Society, but I have not actually connected it to the line I am researching.  
William Williamson
son of John & Lydia (Kress) Williamson
Born Dec. 26 1815
Died Jan 6 1897
Elizabeth Carpenter
Daughter of
Born 1825
Died 1891


From Daily Gazette & Bulletin; Williamsport, PA 13 January 1897 (p.2) The Late William Williamson -- A Well Known Resident of State Road Passes Away -- One of the largest funerals that ever took place at State Road was that of William Williamson, known by everyone as "Uncle Billy." He was born in 1815 in Buffalo Valley, Union county, six miles from Lewisburg. He was a son of John Williamson, who was born at Hamburg, Union county. They lived in Buffalo Valley up till 1823, when the bought and moved up to State Road, where "Father" Williamson resided until his death. He was nine years old when they moved to State Road. His mother and father were the parents of thirteen children, twelve of whom were married before either the father or mother died. Those brothers and sisters who survive him are as follows: Aaron Williamson, of Salladasburg; Mrs. Thomas Watt, Salladasburg; Mrs. William Carpenter, Linden, Mrs. John Welsh, Linden, and Abe Williamson, of Oregon City, Wisconsin. "Father" William Williamson married Elizabeth Carpenter and bought the old homestead and lived there all his life. He and his wife made their home a home of happiness and peace and all who came were made to feel that they were welcome. Mother Williamson, after a lingering illness, died in the triumph of Christian faith in 1891, and after that Father had a desire to join his dear companion in heaven, where they both together could sing heavenly praises unto their God. About two months ago the community was made sad with the news that Father Williamson was stricken down with a parlytic stroke. From that time on till death his suffering was intense, yet he fully trusted in his God and bore it all without complaining, and would still if it was God's will. On Christmas he passed his eighty-first birthday anniversary and on January 6, at 2 o'clock in the morning he fell asleep in the arms of his Savior. By his request Rev. W. C. Burnley, of Philadelphia formerly of Williamsport, preached the funeral sermon, assisted by Rev. W. E. Detwiler, of Williamsport, and Rev. J. B. Fox, of Lycoming Circuit. He leaves four children to mourn his death: Andrew C. Williamson, Mrs. W. P. Robinson, Slate Run; Mrs. John Martin, Mrs. David Newcomer, Newberry, and twenty-two grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The family chair was first broken by the death of Mrs. Peter Glosser, of Williamsport, and then Mother Williamson and next father. J. C. N. Newberry, Pa., Jan. 13.

1850 Census
NAME: William Wiliamson
AGE: 35
BIRTH YEAR: abt 1815
HOME IN 1850: Susquehanna, Lycoming, Pennsylvania
William Wiliamson 35
Margaret Wiliamson 35
Nelson Wiliamson 11

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