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Wright Williams
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Birth: 1804
New York, USA
Death: 1854
Louisa County
Iowa, USA

Son of Robert Williams and Elizabeth Wright.

Married Phebe Johnson

Judge of the County Court
Served as a member of the Iowa Legislature in the first and second sessions of that body.
Aided in the framing of the Constitution of Iowa in 1846
In 1839 he helped to layout the town of Wapello, Louisa Co, Iowa.


Originally I gave a definite location for this burial. Unfortunately I was remembering a different Williams burial at the cemetery. There are many missing and broken stones at Rahmiller, so it is possible that his burial at this location was once marked (as is indicated at But I was not able to find it with my last visit (July 2012). What is encouraging is that someone has trimmed the grass at this cemetery, and has spent time organizing the broken stones with their families and perhaps their original locations. There is still a small pile of broken stones in the NW corner, and with the location of the broken stone of Ann M (HALL) WILLIAMS, there are several poured bases, and missing stones.

The Iowa Legislature has a bio on him which can be accessed here. That information says that he was born in Crawford County, Indiana. By the time that Wright was born (1804), his father Robert had moved their family to what at that time was Cayuga County, New York. It wasn't until just before 1817 that Robert moved his family to Indiana. Brother Zebina was born in New York state in 1915 (though the exact location of Zebina's birth seems to be lost to history). Robert was certainly living in what later became Nichols, New York in 1812. 1817 finds the family in Fayette Co, Indiana. That they were ever in Crawford County, Indiana is a subject for speculation. 
Family links: 
  Robert Williams (1778 - 1851)
  Adelia H. Williams Tucker (____ - 1854)*
  Gamaliel B. Williams (1836 - 1870)*
  Austin M. Williams (1841 - 1871)*
  Celestia H. Williams (1846 - ____)*
  Zebina N Williams (1850 - 1934)*
  Mary Williams Dunham (1800 - 1855)*
  Wright Williams (1804 - 1854)
  Dennis Williams (1806 - 1877)*
  Electa Williams Robinson (1808 - 1873)*
  Mercy Williams Nicholson (1812 - 1875)*
  Zebina Williams (1815 - 1871)*
  Gamaliel Barstow Williams (1817 - 1900)*
  Sarah Ellen Williams Hicklin (1830 - 1911)*
  Oliver H. Williams (1835 - 1849)*
  Emeline Williams Weston (1838 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Grave marker not found on initial survey of cemetery
Bretz Cemetery
Columbus City
Louisa County
Iowa, USA
Created by: CC-Genealogy
Record added: Jul 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55180630
Wright Williams
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Wright Williams
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- Christine Masterson
 Added: Jun. 20, 2013

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