Warham Williams (1699 - 1751) MP

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Birthplace: Deerfield, Hampshire County (Present Franklin County), Province of Massachusetts
Death: Died in Waltham, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Occupation: Clergyman
Managed by: David P Himes
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About Warham Williams

Ransomed in 1706 following the Deerfield Indian Massacre and kidnapping of 1704.

http://www.babcock-acres.com/Misceallaneous/deerfield_captives_of_1704.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eunice_Williams

From the Thomas Rogers Society page on Reverend Warham Williams:

http://www.thomasrogerssociety.com/p75.htm#i2243

Reverend Warham Williams[1]

  • M, b. 16 September 1699, d. 22 June 1751

Reverend Warham Williams was born on 16 September 1699 at Deerfield. He was the son of Reverend John Williams and Eunice Mather.

Reverend Warham Williams married Abigail Leonard, daughter of George Leonard and Anna Tisdale, on 23 May 1728 at Norton.

Reverend Warham Williams died on 22 June 1751 at Waltham at age 51.

Children of Reverend Warham Williams and Abigail Leonard

  • 1. Leonard Williams d. 24 Dec 1799
  • 2. John Williams b. 21 Mar 1728/29, d. 26 Mar 1729
  • 3. Abigail Williams b. 18 Feb 1729/30
  • 4. Anna Williams b. 27 May 1732
  • 5. Eunice Williams b. 8 Feb 1733/34, d. 30 Sep 1743
  • 6. Samuel Williams b. 12 Dec 1735, d. 27 Feb 1742/43
  • 7. Sarah Williams b. 20 Aug 1737
  • 8. Eleazer Williams b. 8 Jan 1741/42, d. 5 Mar 1742/43
  • 9. Samuel Williams b. 23 Apr 1743, d. 2 Jun 1817

Citations

[S1] Ann T. [Revised by], (Originally compiled by Alice W. A. Westgate) Reeves, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620: Family of Thomas Rogers (Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2000), p. 178. Hereinafter cited as Rogers-Silver.

http://1704.deerfield.history.museum/popups/people.do?shortName=Thaonwentsawakon#Parting

Thaonwentsawakon tried to distract Eunice, the young captive who was destined to be adopted into his longhouse family in place of his sister's daughter, dead of smallpox. He had to separate her now from her brother Stephen, and tomorrow from her father John Williams, as the raiding party broke into small bands for the final leg of their journeys. Thaonwentsawakon was looking forward to traveling the rest of the way with his close kinsmen, and to reaching the eastern border of their homeland, Kanienkeh, across Lake Champlain. Their food supplies had been meager for the past few days; not only would hunting be easier in a small band, but when they reached Kanienkeh they might find Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) camps where they could rest and get warm.

The last eight days had been difficult for everyone. Thaonwentsawakon and his cousins had taken turns carrying Eunice up the frozen Connecticut River through ankle-deep slush, except on occasion when she rode on one of the sleds. Eunice's mother had been killed on the second day of the march, and Eunice still cried out for her in her sleep. Remembering how he had carried his niece at her naming ceremony, Thaonwentsawakon treated Eunice as kindly as he could. She no longer seemed afraid of him, and he had tried to keep her away from her father so she would rely on Thaonwentsawakon as her caretaker.

Thaonwentsawakon signaled to the Kanienkehaka men whose captives were Eunice's brothers Samuel and Warham that it was time to set off northwest along the White River. Eunice would be comforted that her siblings were traveling with them, at least for awhile.

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Rev. Warham Williams's Timeline

1699
September 16, 1699
Deerfield, Hampshire County (Present Franklin County), Province of Massachusetts
September 16, 1699
Deerfield (Franklin) Massachusetts
September 16, 1699
Deerfield (Franklin) Massachusetts
1728
1728
Age 28
1729
March 21, 1729
Age 29
Watertown, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
1730
February 18, 1730
Age 30
Watertown, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
1732
May 27, 1732
Age 32
Watertown, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
1734
February 8, 1734
Age 34
Watertown, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
1735
December 12, 1735
Age 36
Watertown, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
1737
August 20, 1737
Age 37
Watertown, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts