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Family of Peter WILLIAMSON and Sarah OLEN

Peter WILLIAMSON b. 1798~5648 at Albany Co., NY5725. d. 1866 Oct 35648. bd. old Williamson farm, now Gage farm, near Knox, NY5648.
Sarah OLEN b. 1799~5754 at New York5754. d. aft 1875.

Married5753. The death certificate5753 for daughter Mary (Williamson) Visscher has her parents as Peter Williamson and Sarah Olen. The informatant for Mary's death certificate was Mrs John H Wendell, elsewhere identified as Mary's daughter.

The 1822 will5752 of John Williamson mentions son Peter. After specific bequeasts to other children, Peter and his brother William were given half-shares in the estate, with provisions to support their mother.

The will5750 of Peter Williamson, of Knox, Albany Co., NY; names executors James Visscher "my son in law" and William Williamson "my brother;" bequeaths $100 to his eldest son J R Williamson; bequeaths $100 to his son William Williamson, if he make prudent use of his property; bequeaths to daughter Mary Visscher, daughter Laura Beebe and daughter Susan, the balance of his property, real and personal, share and share alike; in case daughter Susan "now supposed to reside in California" shall be living at the time of his decease, her shared to be divided between daughters Mary and Laura; the executors are required to authorize a plain monument or tomb stone to be placed at his grave; the same for the grave his father and mother, the value not to exceed $36. He signed the will Aug 16, 1866. It was witnessed by Frederick Crounse Jr, Guilderland Albany County; and Nicholas J Winney, Knox Albany County. The will was proved Dec 21, 1866, by Israel Lawton, Surrogate.

In 1865, 1870 and 1875, Sarah Williamson resided5756 5754 5757 in the household of her son-in-law, James P Visscher, his wife being Sarah's daughter Mary.

Child 4. William

William's birth date is a guess based on his father's will{super 5750}, in which J R Williamson is stated to be Peter's eldest son.

Child 5. Susan

The will5750 of Peter Williamson mentions daughter Susan, "now supposed to reside in California."

Research and documentation for Susan is, at this time, incomplete. "Mrs M R Maddocks" is mentioned5747 in the obituary of John R Williamson as one of two surviving sisters. An unsourced DAR lineage688, DAR ID 65462, Susan Williamson may have married Moses R Maddocks.

Children of Peter WILLIAMSON and Sarah OLEN:

1. Laura WILLIAMSON5750
md. (h of Laura Williamson) BEEBE
2. Mary WILLIAMSON5750 b. 1824 Nov 155753 at New York5753. d. 1916 Sep 75753 at 159 W Fort St, Detroit, MI5753. bd. Amsterdam, NY5753.
md. James P VISSCHER
3. John R WILLIAMSON5750 b. 1827~5747 at New York5747. d. 1913 Oct 195747 at home of son William, Seattle, WA5747.
md. Julia FLYNN
4. William WILLIAMSON5750 b. 1830 (guess).
5. Susan WILLIAMSON5750 b. 1835~ at New York.

688. DAR Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books (
5647. 1860 Fed Census NY, Albany Co., Knox;
5648. New York, Knox, Records of early burial places on the farms in the town of Guilderland, NY and surrounding towns, William A Brinkman, historian;
5724. 1850 Fed Census NY, Albany Co., Knox;
5725. 1865 State Census NY, Albany Co., Knox;
5747. Obit - Williamson, John R, Aged Pioneer Dead, Seattle (WA) Daily Times, Mon, Oct 20, 1913; newspaper page pdf courtesy Kevin Kesby
5750. Williamson, Peter, Will and Probate, signed Aug 16, 1866, proved Dec 21 1866; New York Wills and Probate Records;
5752. Williamson, John, Will and Probate, Knox, Albany Co., NY, 1823, New York Wills and Probate Records;
5753. Visscher, Mary Williamson, death certificate;
5754. 1870 Fed Census NY, Montgomery Co., Amsterdam;
5755. 1850 Fed Census NY, Montgomery Co., Florida;
5756. 1865 State Census NY, Montgomery Co., Amsterdam;
5757. 1875 State Census NY, Montgomery Co., Amsterdam;