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Benjamin Williams

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Death: January 10, 1757 (75)
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Williams, Sr. and Elizabeth Phillips (Watson, twin)
Husband of Elizabeth Williams
Father of Nathaniel Williams; Elizabeth White and Abigail Williams
Brother of Elizabeth Williams; Mehitable Robinson; Joseph Williams; Ebenezer Williams; Phebe Richmond and 1 other

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About Benjamin Williams


Benjamin Williams was born in Tauton on 15 Oct 1681 to joseph Willaims.[1][2] He died on 10 Jan 1757 in Mansfield or Norton, MA ("Williams: Benjamin, Dea. s. Joseph and Elizabeth (Watson). P.R. 11 Jan. 10, 1757, in his 76th y. G.R.1." p 226 Mansfield Vital Records Deaths).[3]

  • "Deacon Benjamin Williams was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Williams, of Taunton, grandson of Richard and Francis (Dighton) Williams, and was born 15th October, 1681. He settled, about the time of his marriage, at the northerly part of Mansfield."[2]

Benjamin Williams married Elizabeth Deane on Dec. 4, 1707 in Tauton. ELIZABETH DEANE war born about 1688 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts to Thomas Deane and his wife Catherine. She died on 8 MAR 1758 Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts. [4][5][6]

See also Find A Grave Find A Grave Memorial# 85992739 "In his 76th year" in Old Town Cemetery, Mansfield, MA.[7]


  1. Nathan Williams b. 1/16/1708/09 Norton, Bristol, MA
  2. Joshua Williams b. 2/4/1710/11 Norton, Bristol, MA
  3. Joseph Williams b. 8/4/1713 Norton, Bristol, MA d. 11/7/1744
  4. Elizabeth Williams b. 3/29/1715 Norton, Bristol, MA
  5. Benjamin Williams, Capt. b, 4/7/1717 Norton, Bristol, MA d. 12/4/1794
  6. Catherine Williams b. 3/18/1719/20 Norton, Bristol, MA
  7. Abigail Williams b. 5/2/1723 Norton, Bristol, MA d. 6/2/1814 Foxoborough, Norfolk, MA
  8. Mehitable Williams b. 11/7/1725 Norton, Bristol, MA
  9. Sarah Williams b. 7/19/1728 Norton, Bristol, MA d. 8/19/1811


  • 1 NEHGR Volume 16 (1862) p 325
  • 2.0 2.1 D Hamilton Hurd, History of Bristol County, Massachusetts: with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men (Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis & Co., 1883) Part 2 Part 2 p 605 link
  • 3 p 226 Manfield Vital Records Deaths
  • 4 Deane Family, New England Historical & Genealogical Register (Boston, MA: NEHGS, October 1849) Vol 3 p 375-387. See John Deane p 383, His children p 384. Thomas Deane and his children p 386 link
  • 5 Marriages in Taunton: 13:254: “Benjamin Williams and Elizabeth Deane married Dec. 4, 1707.”.
  • 6 Author Denorvan Genealogy of the Dean family descended from Ezra Dean, of Plainfield, Conn. and Cranston, R. I., preceded by a reprint of the article on James and Walter Dean, of Taunton, Mass., and early generations of their descendants, found in volume 3, New England historical and genealogical register, 1849 (Scranton, PA: F H Gerlock & Co., 1903) link
  • 7 Find A Grave Find A Grave Memorial# 85992739"In his 76th year" in Old Town Cemetery, Mansfield, MA.
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Benjamin Williams's Timeline

October 15, 1681
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
January 16, 1708
Age 26
Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
April 10, 1715
Age 33
Age 41
Stoughton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
January 10, 1757
Age 75
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA