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John Williams
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Birth: Oct. 31, 1667
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 1702
Stonington
New London County
Connecticut, USA

John Williams moved to Stonington, Connecticut about 1685 and on the 24 January 1687 married Martha Wheeler, daughter of Isaac Wheeler and grand-daughter of that Thomas Wheeler who settled in Stonington soon after the Pequot War and "took up about 4000 acres of land, the best in the town." He died at the age of 33 years.
The gravestone was erected by General William Williams a descendant, and although the existing stone is partly lost the entire inscription reads as follows:
"In the memory of John Williams, who came from Roxbury, Massachusetts, settled at Stonington, and married Martha, daughter of Isaac Wheeler, one of the ancient proprietors of this town, died Nov. 15, 1702, aged 33 years. His father, Capt. Isaac Williams, died in Massachusetts Feb. 11, 1707, aged 69 years. His grandfather, Robert Williams, came from Norwich, England, and died in Roxbury in 1693, aged 86 years."

Sources: "The Life Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Williams of Roxbury 1607-1693" by Harrison Williams Published Washington, D.C: W.F. Roberts Company, 1934.
p.96 "History of the Town of Stonington" by Richard Anson Wheeler Republished Mystic, CT.: Lawrence Verry Incorporated, 1966. p. 668. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Isaac Williams (1638 - 1708)
  Martha Parke Williams (1642 - 1675)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Wheeler Atwood (1670 - 1745)*
 
 Children:
  Isaac Williams (1688 - 1733)*
  John Williams (1692 - 1761)*
  Martha Williams Fish (1693 - 1775)*
  Deborah Williams Williams (1695 - 1756)*
  William Williams (1697 - 1713)*
  Nathan Williams (1698 - 1790)*
  Benajah Williams (1700 - 1777)*
  Eunice Williams Gallup (1702 - 1772)*
 
 Siblings:
  Isaac Williams (1661 - 1739)*
  William Williams (1665 - 1741)*
  Elizabeth B Williams Weaver (1665 - 1727)*
  John Williams (1667 - 1702)
  Eleazer Williams (1669 - 1725)*
  Ephraim Williams (1691 - 1754)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
White Hall Graveyard
Mystic
New London County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: David S. Williams
Record added: Jun 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53779164
John Williams
Added by: David S. Williams
 
John Williams
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- Gloria
 Added: Jun. 3, 2014
John Williams was my 7th Great Grandfather. May rest in Eternal Peace in the House of the Lord ~
- 7th Great Granddaughter, Sharron Hewston
 Added: Feb. 4, 2014

- tbeck
 Added: Dec. 22, 2013
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