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Charlotte Swartout Williams
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Birth: May 9, 1831
Ulster County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 1922
New Boston
Mercer County
Illinois, USA

Charlotte had at least two children with Mr Bailey, Josephine & Charlie.
After the death of Mr. Bailey which the family knows nothing about, Charlotte lost Josephine to a tragic accident. As Charlotte was waving
goodbye to her eight-year old daughter walking along the railroad tracks, a train appeared and hit the child. Charlotte repeated frequently, "I thought that I would never stop screaming." My mother, her granddaughter, was very fearful of our being anywhere near a railroad track. We grew up next to a river and she implored us to be cautious, but we did not have much experience around railroads. Mother had heard the story about Josephine just too many times. The tragedy was etched in her memory!

"Uncle Charlie" had suggested that she bring her daughters out to New Boston after the death of her second husband Daniel Maurice Williams. For some reason, I get the picture that the step-children were fine with her leaving as she is in Sullivan County, NY in the 1880 Census. After Charlotte was settled in New Boston, Charlie went to Red Oak, IA where he is buried along with his wife. They were married in Mercer County, their wedding certificate is in the County Clerk's office.

As mentioned in the obituary of her older
brother Simon, she was the daughter of
Pamelia Kimball and Rudolphus Swartout.
To date, it has been impossible to locate their father. 
Family links: 
  Pemelia Kimball Lord (1803 - 1886)
  Daniel Maurice Williams (1813 - 1878)
  Charles A. Bailey (1859 - 1936)*
  Archie Williams (1870 - 1874)*
  Cora Maude Williams Cox (1872 - 1957)*
  Lottie Agatha Williams (1874 - 1946)*
  Nina Beatrice Williams Poland (1875 - 1952)*
  Simon Swartout (1823 - 1879)*
  Charlotte Swartout Williams (1831 - 1922)
  George Washington Swartout (1836 - 1918)*
  Mary E. Lord Coppins (1839 - 1896)*
*Calculated relationship
Charotte Swartout Bailey Williams has no marker. Her plot #: Lot 118-1/2 is recorded in the New Boston town clerk's office* along with her unmarried daughter Lottie Williams, also born in New York State. I suspect that Charlotte is the #1 grave and Lottie the #2.
* The records may be now in the Essely-Noble Mercer County Museum in Aledo, Illinois.
New Boston Cemetery
New Boston
Mercer County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Cheryl
Record added: Apr 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88023541
Charlotte <i>Swartout</i> Williams
Added by: Cheryl
Charlotte <i>Swartout</i> Williams
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Remembered today.
- Jeannie Wood
 Added: Jun. 14, 2014
You always seemed to me to be an intrepid woman. The feeling has grown more & more as I follow your experiences both in the Census records as well as on findagrave. Someday, someone will find some information on your father Rudolphus, I am certain!
- Cheryl
 Added: May. 17, 2013

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