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Louisa Williams Neff
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Birth: Jan. 18, 1810
Cazenovia
Madison County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1879
Laclede
Linn County
Missouri, USA

Louisa (Williams) Neff was a woman of noble char­acter, pure motives and fixed purposes. Through great difficulties and amid the privations of a pioneer home, she acquired a good education taught school, and for a number of years was principal of St. Clairsville Female Seminary. From a brief sketch of her life, we quote as fol­lows:- "She was a teacher at the age of sixteen in the select school taught by her brother L. D. at West Mendon. When about twenty years of age, she was a student at Genesee Wesleyan Seminary then in its infancy. In 1835 she accepted the principal ship of the Female Seminary at St. Clairsville, 0. This on the second application of the board of trustees, consisting of ex-Governor Shannon, B. S. Cowen, author of same leading law books, and other leading men, she having declined to accept the position the year previous, for Ohio seemed to her so far west. She conducted this school with marked success until about the time of her marriage to Neff. Subsequently, the school passed under the management of her brother Clark with her as his assistant. ln about 1848 with her husband and children she moved to Wheeling, W. Va. and for three years was principal of the Wheeling Female Seminary. 
 
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 Parents:
  Benajah Williams (1789 - 1864)
  Jerusha Stanley Smith Williams (1791 - 1871)
 
 Siblings:
  Louisa Williams Neff (1810 - 1879)
  Lovisa Williams Locke (1811 - 1893)*
  Lorenzo Dow Williams (1813 - 1878)*
  John Wesley Williams (1815 - 1886)*
  William McKendree Williams (1818 - 1892)*
  Benajah Williams (1820 - 1890)*
  Francis Smith Williams (1823 - 1897)*
  Andrew Jackson Williams (1829 - 1901)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Hill Cemetery
Chagrin Falls
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Dave Francis
Record added: Dec 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23231114
Louisa <i>Williams</i> Neff
Added by: Dave Francis
 
Louisa <i>Williams</i> Neff
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Rest in Peace Louisa
- Lloyd Williams
 Added: Feb. 24, 2012
 
 
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