Williams Family Papers,
William Williams migrated to America around 1750 from Ireland. His son, Samuel Williams (1786-1859), came to Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1809 and moved to Cincinnati in 1829. Samuel was the Assistant Surveyor General of the Northwest Territory for forty years. He was also active in the Methodist Episcopal Church, creating the Methodist Almanac and the Ladies’ Repository, and housing itinerant ministers and their families.
Samuel’s son, Samuel Wesley Williams (1827-?), taught at Ohio Wesleyan University; Worthington Female Seminary, Ohio; and McKendree, Lebanon, Illinois. After leaving his teaching career, Samuel W. worked for the Methodist Book Concern. (This information is from the collection.)