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  1. Joseph Williams: Birth: 1678 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT. Death: 21 FEB 1737 in Westfield, NJ


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a. Note:   * son of Matthew Williams of Wethersfield, CT * From Hatfield's "History of Elizabeth, NJ," p 275 "Samuel Williams was one of the Memorialists of 1700, together with his son, Joseph. He was then a new comer, as his name is found in no earlier document. He was the son of Matthew Williams, who settled at Newark, NJ. He was born in 1653, and married Esther, a daughter of Nathaniel Wheeler, of Newark, NJ. He died in 1706, leaving five sons, Joseph, Samuel, Nathaniel, David, and Josiah; and three daughters, Susannah, Sarah, and hester. His wife is not named in his will, and had probably died, before. The family located on the Westfield Road, and gave the name of "Williams' Farms," to the locality, several of the name still occupying portions of the old plantation."
Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. I 1670-1730 Page: 511 Name: Samuel Williams Date: 04 May 1706 Location: Elizabeth Town Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. I 1670-1730 will of. Children--Joseph, Samuel, Nathaniel, David, Josiah, Susannah, Sarah, Ester. Real and personal estate. Brother Nathan Whiler and cousin Amose Williams executors with father Whiller and brother Mathew Williams as overseers. Witnesses--John Willis, Thomas Kene and Jeremiah Osborn. Proved and the executors sworn in November 5, 1706.
Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. I 1670-1730 Page: 502 Name: Nathaniel Wheler Wheeler Date: 21 Aug 1724 Location: Newark, Essex Co. yeoman; will of. Wife Esther. Children--Nathaniel, Samuell, Esther Williams dec'd, Hannah Williams deceased, Elizabeth Ogden, grandson David Williams. Lands and tenements in Newark, in the Mountain Plantation; 100 acres on the Westside of the Mountain. Personal estate. Executors--sons Nathaniel and Samuell. Witnesses--Daniell Taylor, Joseph Harrison, Richard Harrison. Proved February 24, 1726- 7.
Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. I 1670-1730 Page: 510 Name: Nathaniel Williams Date: 20 May 1715 Location: Newark, Essex Co. Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. I 1670-1730 about 14 years old, elects as his guardian Nathaniel Wheeler, to whom letters of guardianship are given.
Name: Esq. Amos Williams Date: 12 Mar 1753 Location: Newark, Essex Co. Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. III 1751-1760 Calendar of New Jersey Wills will of. Wife, Mary. Children--Nathaniel, Benjamin, James, Sarah, all but the first under age. Home farm; land over the mountain; meadow on Fishing Creek; personal estate. Executors--son Nathaniel and Aamos Harrison. Witnesses--Samuel Harrison, Timothy Williams, Daniel Lamson. Proved August 3, 1754.



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