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Family of John WILLIAMSON and Adah FINCH

John WILLIAMSON b. 1786 Mar 235645 at Albany Co., NY5758. d. aft 18705760. bd. Lee Church, Knox, Albany Co., NY840.
Adah FINCH b. 1794 Mar 28~5759 at Schoharie Co., NY5758. d. 1859 Aug 18840 at Schoharie Co., NY5759. bd. Lee Church, Knox, Albany Co., NY840.

Married5724at New York5724. In 1850, John and "Eddy" Williamson appear as husband and wife ("wife" appears after "Eddy" in her line entry) in the census for Knox, NY. Their marriage location is assumed because in most records the birth place for their children appears as New York.

It is certain5645 that John and Mary (Passage) Williamson had a son John born March 23, 1786, and baptised in Schoharie Co., NY, June 18, 1786. It is also well-supported that a man named John Williamson married Ada Finch and had children as indicated in this profile. However, at this time, the latter person is assumed to be the former only from circumstantial evidence. That is, his location in 18505724, Knox, Albany Co., NY, is consistent with his birth place, and locations for his siblings. It should be noted that the approximate birth years indicated in the cited records are consistently 2 or 3 years later than the date in his birth record.

In the 1865 census5761, John is listed as the father of 9 children. At present, only 5 of his children have clearly been identified.

The headstone840 for Ada Finch Willliamson reads: "Ada Finch / Wife of / John Williamson / died Aug 18, 1859 / Aged 65 Years / 4[?] Months / & 21 Days." Her birthdate is calculated from that information.

Ada does not appear in the 1860 census5759 with John and children Hiram, Sarah, Harriet and Foster, which is consistent with the date date appearing on her headstone. Her place of death is assumed from her appearance5758 with her family in Schoharie County in the 1855 census, and their appearance in the same location5758 in 1860.

Child 1. John

The death certificate5763 for John Williamson provides his birth date and place, and lists his parents as John Williamson, b NY State, and Adah Finch, b NY State. John died at the age of 94y 5m and 20d. He was married and a retired farmer. He died of bronchial cough, and "general senility."

Children of John WILLIAMSON and Adah FINCH:

1. John WILLIAMSON5724 b. 1822 Jul 295763 at New York5724. d. 1917 Jan 195763 at Durand, Shiawassee Co., MI5763. bd. Oakwood Cem., Gaines Cem., Genesee Co., MI5763.
2. Hiram WILLIAMSON5724 b. 1828~5724 at Albany Co., NY5758.
3. Sarah A WILLIAMSON5724 b. 1833~5724 at Albany Co., NY5758.
4. Harriet WILLIAMSON5758 b. 1837~5724 at Albany Co., NY5758.
5. Foster T WILLIAMSON5724 b. 1839~5759 at Albany Co., NY5758.


840. Gravestone inscriptions - www.findagrave.com
5645. U. S. Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, 1639-1989; database www.ancestry.com
5724. 1850 Fed Census NY, Albany Co., Knox; www.ancestry.com
5758. 1855 State Census NY, Schoharie Co., Wright; www.ancestry.com
5759. 1860 Fed Census NY, Schoharie Co., Wright; www.ancestry.com
5760. 1870 Fed Census NY, Schoharie Co., Wright; www.ancestry.com
5761. 1865 State Census NY, Schoharie Co., Wright; www.ancestry.com
5763. Williamson, John, death certificate (1822-1917); seekingmichigan.org