Peter Copeland Williams
|Mother||Melinda Sackett (1807-1865)|
In 1850 Peter was living in Ashford, Cattaraugus CountyG, in the household of his parents Albert and Melinda, and was recorded in the census as Peter C Williams, aged seven and born in New York.3
Peter C. Williams
Peter Copeland Williams, the youngest child of Albert and Melinda Sackett Williams was born in the town of Ashford, N.Y., May 27, 1844.
He was one of a family of seven, all of whom lived to a ripe age and crossed the Divide before him.
He resided in Ashford about thirty-eight years, marrying Vashti Hopkins in 1863. After her death he returned to the old Williams homestead. In 1868 he married Miss Elizabeth Jones and to them were born three children, two of whom died in infancy.
After the death of his father, Mr. Williams purchased the old Palmer farm near Springville where he resided until after the death of his wife in 1898. He spent some months in the West among relatives and in 1901, he married Mrs. Josie Jones of Great Valley, N.Y., and retired from the farm. Mr. Williams was genial, friendly and neighborly, he never grew old, was always a boy at heart.
For a number of years he was Overseer of Poor for the town of Concord.
He was a member of I.O.O.F. of Springville. The members of this order have shown, during the long period of his helplessness, that they do not forget a brother who drops from active life.
Mr. Williams also belonged to Lodge No. 351, F. & A.M.
Mr. Williams has been partially paralyzed for over six years and a complete "shut-in" for two years. He was very tenderly cared for by Mrs. Williams. He fell asleep Saturday evening, Jan. 7, 1922.
His funeral was held at the Baptist church, Wednesday, Rev. Geo. K. Hamilton officiating. Burial in Fairview cemetery.
Mr. Williams is survived by his widow and one daughter, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
"As ye sow, so shall ye reap," was exemplified at his death. He had always been kind and helpful in time of need or sorrow, and every one came to comfort and assist the family in their time of bereavement.
—Springville Journal, Springville, New York, 19 Jan 1922, p 1
Notes & Citations
- Thurmon King's database.
- 1850 United States Federal Census
Roll 480, p 361b
Ashford, Cattaraugus, New York
Williams, Albert, 49, farmer, real estate $1500, b. VT
Williams, Malind, 42, b. VT
Williams, Isaac, 16, b. NY
Williams, Albert H, 14, b. NY
Williams, Eliza P, 10, b. NY
Williams, Peter C, 7, b. NY.
|Sackett line||7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet|
|Charts||Line 3a (American)|
|Last Edited||30 Nov 2020|