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Marriage: Children:
  1. Emily Williams: Birth: ABT 1837 in McKean Co., Pennsylvania. Death: 23 FEB 1839 in McKean Co., Pennsylvania

  2. George William Williams: Birth: 26 MAR 1839 in McKeon Co., Pennsylvania. Death: 7 SEP 1918 in Burns, Harney Co., Oregon

  3. Ira Alger Williams: Birth: 12 DEC 1840 in McKean Co., Pennsylvania. Death: 5 NOV 1923 in Salina, Kankakee Co., Illinois

  4. Oliver Job Williams: Birth: 1843 in McKean Co., Pennsylvania. Death: 8 MAY 1899 in Kankakee, Illinois

  5. Abigail "Hannah" Williams: Birth: 28 FEB 1845 in Kane, McKean Co., Pennsylvania. Death: 22 DEC 1933 in Kankakee, Illinois

  6. Deborah Alger Williams: Birth: APR 1850 in Iroquois Co., Illinois. Death: 8 APR 1902 in Chicago, Ill.

  7. ______ Williams: Birth: 1859 in Iroquois Co., Illinois. Death: 26 MAY 1860 in Kankakee Co., Illinois


Sources
1. Title:   Bryan Halls.FTW

Notes
a. Note:   Job and family are in the 1840 census of McKeon Co., Pa., and the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 census of Salina, Kankakee Co., where they farmed (actually, Kankakee Co. was formed from Iroquois Co. in 1853). Most of their children were born in Pennsylvania but the youngest, Deborah, was born in Illinois in 1850. They were buried in Shreffler Cemetery although reportedly no grave marker remains. The following is from a biographical sketch of Job's son, Ira, in the Portrait and Biographical Album of Kankakee Co., Illinois, 1893: "His father, Job Williams, was born in New York, and was of German descent, while the mother, whose maiden name was Deborah Alger, was a native of Massachusetts, and was of Scotch lineage. In 1848, they emigrated Westward, making the journey by team, and at length arrived in Kankakee County, where Mr. Williams purchased eighty acres of Government land on section 25, Salina Township [about one and three-fourths miles east of the present site of Bonfield]. There he erected a log cabin, which was his home for a number of years. He hauled his grain to Chicago, which place and Joliet were his nearest trading-posts. The family endured many hardships and difficulties of pioneer life in the early days, but as the years passed the labors of the father placed them in more comfortable circumstances. With the exception of four years, he resided upon the farm where he first located until his death..." Reportedly their home housed the first post office ("Grand Prairie") in the area from 1855 to 1860.
  Job's son, Ira, served in the Civil War. Upon his return he began to farm and in 1884 bought his father's farm. He sold the land in 1894 to William Walter.


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