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William W. Williams (d. 1863)

William W. Williams, born about 1832 in Pennsylvania, was a farmer living in the Town of Alden in Polk County, Wisconsin, in 1860.  He was married (Mary) with three children: Albert (6), Clara (3), and Sarah (1); only Sarah was born in Wisconsin.

Williams enlisted August 9, 1862, in what became the 10th Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery.  His record says nothing more than he “died Oct. 28, ’63, Alden, Wis.”

Williams is buried in the Farmington Cemetery (formerly Ramsey Cemetery) in the Town of Farmington, Wisconsin.  His daughter Sarah, who died May 26, 1867, is also buried there.

From The Polk County Press of October 31, 1863:

— Mr. W. W. WILLIAMS, who enlisted in the 10th Wisconsin Battery, from this county, died at his residence in Alden, on the 28th inst.  Mr. WILLIAMS was taken sick at Nashville, and was home on furlough to recover his health.  Thus another patriot has given up his life for the Nation, and now sleeps the long last sleep that knows no waking.  May he rest in peace forever.

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