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Rev William Ramsey
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Birth: Oct. 20, 1786
Death: Jan. 8, 1853

William Ramsey son of Allen Ramsey and Barbara Decker.

2. William Ramsey, born October 20, 1786; died January 08, 1853 in Lawrence County, Il;
He married (1) Laura Winship July 08, 1810;

William Ramsey's second wife was Elizabeth (Laws) Basden.
They were married July 30, 1846 in Richland County, Illinois.


E. W. Humphreys, "Memoirs of Deceased Christian Ministers" (Dayton, Ohio: Christian Publishing Association, 1880) pages 291, 292 provides the information below. Note that there are some differences in dates.

William Ramsey. (1786 - 1852.) This brother was born in Vincennes, Ind., in 1786, in the midst of an Indian War, his parents having moved to that place from the State of Pennsylvania a short time before. When William was young, his father moved to White River, where the boy was raised among the rough white settlers and Indians that remained in that part of the country. His physical powers were well developed but his educational advantages were few; and as for religious privileges, he had heard but two or three sermons [291] when twenty-one years old. In 1809, he was married to Miss Laura Winship, with whom he lived happily for many years, and raised a large family of children. In 1810, he was converted in the Methodist Church, and received a license to preach in that body. His preaching was powerful and many were converted under his labors.

In 1820, he moved to the State of Illinois, where he met Elder William Kinkade and other Christian Ministers, through whose preaching he changed his views of some church doctrines, and joined the Christian Church, in which connection he continued till death. He was a very zealous, self-sacrificing Christian, and was very useful as a preacher. He was, for a long while, pastor of the Spring Hill Christian Church. His talent as a preacher was of the revival kind, in which he was very successful. He died in Illinois, January 8, 1852, aged sixty-six years.

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  Laura Winship Ramsey (1789 - 1843)
  Elizabeth Laws Ramsey (____ - 1866)
Saint Francisville
Lawrence County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Jan 27, 2009
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