Pvt James Van Nostrand Williams

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Pvt James Van Nostrand Williams Veteran

Birth
Ontario, Canada
Death
11 Mar 1911 (aged 80)
Monroe, Sevier County, Utah, USA
Burial
Monroe, Sevier County, Utah, USA GPS-Latitude: 38.6423988, Longitude: -112.1122284
Plot
106.-C
Memorial ID
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Williams, James Van Nostrand, a member of the Mormon Battalion, was born Dec. 13, 1830, in Upper Canada, the son of Christopher Williams and Mellicent Van Nostrand. He came to Nauvoo, Ill., in 1844 and was baptized June 8, 1844, in the Mississippi river by Elder Andrew Rose. During the exodus of the saints, James passed through the hardships of these early days, and on the arrival of the exiles on the Missouri river he joined the Mormon Battalion and marched all the way to California, where he remained several years after receiving an honorable discharge. He finally came to Utah in 1855. In November, 1857, he joined Daniel D. McArthur's battalion and went out to Echo canyon, where he participated in military service on the approach of Johnston's army. In 1859 he was called by Pres. Orson Hyde to assist in the settling of Moroni, Sanpete co., Utah, and in 1863 he went to the Missouri river after emigrants. In 1866 (July 8th) he married Eda Pearson, who became the mother of four children. Bro. Williams was ordained a High Priest May 27, 1889, by Francis M. Lyman and died at Monroe March 11, 1911.
LDS Biographical Encyclopedia.
Williams, James Van Nostrand, a member of the Mormon Battalion, was born Dec. 13, 1830, in Upper Canada, the son of Christopher Williams and Mellicent Van Nostrand. He came to Nauvoo, Ill., in 1844 and was baptized June 8, 1844, in the Mississippi river by Elder Andrew Rose. During the exodus of the saints, James passed through the hardships of these early days, and on the arrival of the exiles on the Missouri river he joined the Mormon Battalion and marched all the way to California, where he remained several years after receiving an honorable discharge. He finally came to Utah in 1855. In November, 1857, he joined Daniel D. McArthur's battalion and went out to Echo canyon, where he participated in military service on the approach of Johnston's army. In 1859 he was called by Pres. Orson Hyde to assist in the settling of Moroni, Sanpete co., Utah, and in 1863 he went to the Missouri river after emigrants. In 1866 (July 8th) he married Eda Pearson, who became the mother of four children. Bro. Williams was ordained a High Priest May 27, 1889, by Francis M. Lyman and died at Monroe March 11, 1911.
LDS Biographical Encyclopedia.

Gravesite Details

A Veteran. The cemetery records list the burial date as March 11, 1911.