About Almon M. Williams
"...Williams, Almon M. – (8th Ten) Born Jan. 11, 1807, at New York. He arrived with the advance party on July 22, 1847, and is mentioned in the Manuscript History as directing the digging of a coal pit at the same time land was plowed for crops. Later the same year he returned to Winter Quarters with William Clayton's company. In 1848, he was one of the signers of a petition to the U.S. Government to establish a post office on Pottawattamie lands. He died Dec. 13, 1884, at age 77..."