Biographical Sketch of David Beels Williams
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David Beels Williams, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Johnstown; owns fifty-five acres; was born in Coles Co., Ill.. March 25, 1836, and lived with his parents on the farm until 21 years of age. He was married to Phoebe Landrus Nov. 13, 1856, who was born in Crawford Co., Ind., Feb. 14, 1837, who has had eight children, six of whom are living, viz., Lewis W., Christopher C., Flora E., Henry S., Emma F. and Edmond C.; deceased, L. W. and L. M. Mr. Williams was Overseer of the Road two terms, elected Constable two terms, Justice of the Peace one term, and School Director two terms. He was a volunteer in Company H, 123d I. V. I., who were in the late war in 1862 (afterward mounted); served six months and was discharged in consequence of disability; re-enlisted March, 1864, and served eighteen months, and was mustered out by general order.