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Williams, John Kimball


Age: 0, credited to Bethel, VT
Unit(s): 104th IL INF
Service: 104th IL INF

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Birth: 09/03/1836, Bethel, VT
Death: 06/17/1916

Burial: Gilead Cemetery, Bethel, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 95767906


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/8/1890, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Gilead Cemetery, Bethel, VT

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Death of John Kimball Williams

More than passing notice should be made of the death of John Kimball Williams, who passed away last week at the home of his son, Frank W. Williams, on the Randolph Center road. Funeral services were held Tuesday of last week at the Gilead church, Rev. G. O. Howe officiating, and the interment was in the Gilead cemetery where Mrs. Williams was buried.

Mr. Williams came from one of the earliest families in town and had been a life-long and respected citizen. Thomas Williams (the elder) and his wife, Olive, came to Bethel from Cornish, N. H., about 120 years ago and settled in Gilead. To them six children were born - Benjamin, Thomas, Olive, Peggy, Scenia and Mary.

Thomas Williams (the younger) was born May 18, 1798, and married Phila Kimball of Royalton Oct. 15, 1820. He resided in Bethel until his death Oct. 9, 1875. his wife died Nov. 19, 1878. They had fourteen children, viz., Benjamin, died in infancy; Loisa, married Joseph Bowen; Sarah Jane, married Charles Morse and after his death Abel Bowen; Leonard K., married Nancy Morse; Susan A., married Newell Batchelder and after his death Franklin Parsons; Amos H., died at the age of 20 years; Amplias, married Marlon Ralph and is an inmate of the Soldiers' Home at Bennington; Polly A., Charles L., who had three wives, Everelda Chamberlin, Mrs. Mark Dearing and Emma Kinney; Amanda, who married Chapman Morse; Thomas R., who married Laura Fisher and was killed in the Civil War; john Kimball; Esther, who married David T. Dyke; and Wallace E., who married Beaumelie Parish.

John Kimball The subject of this sketch, was born in Bethel Sept. 3, 1836. He was named for John Kimball of Randolph, father of George H. Kimball of Bethel and a relative of the Williams family. Practically his entire life was spent in Bethel. His home farm was in upper Gilead later owned by his son, Arthur Williams, and now occupied Harry Tewksbury. He married Nov. 4, 1858, Martha Barnes, a sister of the late Albert G. Barnes of Bethel. Mrs. Williams died many years ago.

Mr. Williams is survived by the following children, who were all present at the funeral: - Frank W. and Haile of Randolph, Arthur Williams and Gertrude (Mrs. Gale Morse) of Rumney, N. H. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs, Sarah Jane Bowen, who was 92 years of age last Feb. 11.

The family took a substantial part in the Civil War. Charles Morse, the husband of Sarah Jane Williams, was killed at Gettysburg; Thomas R. Williams, the third Thomas, was killed May 3, 1863; Albert Barnes, a brother-in-law; Wallace E. Williams and Amplias Williams, brothers, were in the service. Owing to a deformity in his hand, J. K. Williams was not eligible for service but he did the best he could and served as a teamster.

Source: Bethel Courier, June 29, 1916.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.