Note: Much of the information about the ancestry of Olive Williams Hall is from an Ancestry World Tree Project of Linda Williams Janke. Note that Olive's brother, Job Williams, was living in Saline, Illinois, in 1870 which is when Parsons and Olive were living there. Also note that Olive was a "visitor" in the George H. Williams household during the 1880 census of Cedron Twp., Lincoln Co., Kansas (George was the son of Olive's brother, Job Williams, and this household of George Williams was adjacent to that of Olive's son, William Hall). The daughter of Olive Williams Hall, Olive Hall Hight, was born at Richmond, N.Y., according to her obituary, and Richmond is where the father of Olive Williams Hall (Job Williams) was living when he made his will and listed his children including "Olive Hall."
Olive filed a pension application in 1883 and again in 1887 based on the military service of her son, Thomas, who died in the Civil War in 1863. It says that Thomas had provided for his parents both before and during the war. According to affidavits of neighbors, Parsons' physical condition [his right side was partially paralyzed] was such that he was "totally unable to perform any labour or to do anything for the support of family." Olive was apparently buried in Clear Lake Cemetery in Fairplains Twp., Montcalm Co., Mich., near her daughter, Mary. At least there is a grave stone for Olive but it was placed many years after her death - see the notes for her grandson, Herbert Ferguson (there are no dates on the stone). Olive was living in Bushnell Twp., Montcalm Co., Mich., at the time of the above pension application (about 4 years before she died) so it is assumed she died in Montcalm Co. - t.adams
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