John Williams, III (1744 - d.)

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Birthplace: Stonington, New London, CT
Death: Died in Stonington, New London, CT
Managed by: Jason Peter Herbert
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About John Williams, III

   1744, December 23: John, son of William and Martha (Wheeler) Williams, was born at Stonington Village (New London) Connecticut Colony.
   "A Genealogy of a Branch of the Randall Family, 1600 to 1879" by Paul King Randall; p. 23; Chenango Union; Norwich, New York; 1879 (FHL US/CAN Film 924417 Item 5 LDS) (929.2 R187 NYSL)
   * John Williams assisted in establishing American Independence and while acting in the capacity of Lieutenant he was wounded at the battle of White Plains and was brought home strapped to his house by a body servant. He served all through the war, rendering service as follows:
   1776, August 27: In the Lexington alarm for the relief of Boston; in the battle of Long Island. He was in Washington's Life Guard; transferring at Valley Forge; corporal in Captain Stanton's Company, Colonel North's Battalion;
   1776, June: Ensign in the 4th Battalion under Colonel Seldon.
   1776, September 8: He was a Lieutenant in Captain Stanton's Company, 8th Regiment.
   1778, January1: He was a Captain in Colonel Johnson's Regiment and a privateer on the brigantine, "Marquis de Lafayette".
   "Brown Genealogy" by Cyrus Henry Brown; p. 26; The Everett Press Company; Boston, Massachusetts; 1907; Reprinted by Guardian Press; Button Falls Road; Edmiston, New York; 1997 (929.B877-25 LAPL)
   * John Williams turned out for the relief of Boston; was at Long Island and was wounded at White Plains. He served in Washington's Life Guard; was at Valley Forge and rose to the rank of Lieutenant.
   "DAR Lineage Books" LXIV:145 and 35:104; The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Washington, DC (DAR Ref. SR)
   * John Williams was a Captain in the Connecticut militia in the Revolutionary War.
   "SAR Patriot Index" #490711 (Randall CD Library)
   1813c: Lieutenant John Williams, died at North Stonington (New London) Connecticut.
   "A Genealogy of a Branch of the Randall Family, 1600 to 1879" by Paul King Randall; p. 23; Chenango Union; Norwich, New York; 1879 (FHL US/CAN Film 924417 Item 5 LDS) (929.2 R187 NYSL)
   Additional Resources:
   1) "DAR Patriot Index: Centennial Edition" III:2402; published by The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Washington, DC; 1966 (Gen973.344 D237 SR)
   2) "Stonington, Connecticut Vital Records" III:214 from "Joshua Holmes of Stonington, Connecticut" 142:175 from the "NEHGS Register" New England Historic Genealogical Society; Boston, Massachusetts; 1927 (974.0 NEa SCGS)
   3) "History of the Wheeler Family in America" by Albert Gallatin Wheeler, Jr.; p. 306; American College of Genealogy; Boston, Massachusetts; 1914 (CS71.W56 1914 CSL)
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John Williams, III's Timeline

1744
December 23, 1744
Stonington, New London, CT
1765
September 29, 1765
Age 20
Stonington, New London Co., CT, USA
1767
February 25, 1767
Age 22
Stonington, New London Co., CT, USA
1768
December 10, 1768
Age 23
1773
September 3, 1773
Age 28
Stonington, New London Co., CT, USA
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Stonington, New London, CT