Note: According to a biographical sketch of his grandson, Edwin Williams, Job was "of Welsh descent, and a soldier of the War of 1812. A brother of Job Williams was killed at the battle of Lundy's Lane." Job and his second wife, Nancy, are in the 1850 census of Richmond, Ontario Co., N.Y., where they farmed (Job was also a blacksmith according to a History of Ontario Co., N.Y.). Job's birth date and birth place are listed in the IGI but have not been confirmed. Probate records filed in Ontario Co. by Job's son, George, indicate that Job died on the 28th day of November 1851 "at his residence" (note that the homestead built in the 1820's is still standing according to correspondence with Shirley Miller in March 2006). Job's will was written in May of 1851: "I Job Williams ... give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Nancy Williams during her life time, the use of one third of all my real and personal estate, and after her decease said property to be equally divided among all those to whom I now will the balance of my property - I give and bequeath unto my children, and any others that I have named in this my last will and testament the names of whom I hereunto annex viz. Polly Miller, John A. Williams, Elizur R. Lusk, Daniel Williams, Olive Hall, Almeda Sturdivant, Phebe Miner, Job Williams Jr., Charles Williams, Nancy Sweet and George Williams, or their heirs, in case of their decease, an equal share of the remaining two thirds of all my real and personal estate: provided always, that whatever sums, any of the above named individuals may have received prior to my decease are to be so added to each share respectively, as to make the general division equal..." There is a marriage record from the Congregational Church of the town of Plainfield, Connecticut, for "Olive Apley & Job Williams of Steuben N.Y." dated 22 Nov 1795 (in 1796 Ontario County was reduced in size by the splitting off of Steuben County). The 1800 census of the town of Pitts in Ontario Co. lists one Job Williams (2 males under 10; 1 male 26-44; 1 female under 10; and 1 female 16-25). "Pittstown" was formally established in 1796 and the name was changed to Honeoye in 1808 and then changed to Richmond in 1818 (note that Richmond is located just northwest of Honeoye Lake). Finally, there is a "Williams/Sweet Cemetery" located just south of the town line separating West Bloomfield from Richmond and 500 feet east of County Rd #37 which contains the tombstone for Job Williams and for Job's daughter, Nancy Sweet, wife of Amos Sweet. Note that Job lived about half way between West Bloomfield and Richmond Center which is why many records refer to the family being from West Bloomfield and others refer to them being from Richmond - t.adams
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