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 Josiah Butler Williams

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Josiah Butler Williams

Birth
Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Death 26 Sep 1883 (aged 72)
Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
Burial Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
Plot sec. b, plot 1-2, grave 4
Memorial ID 47171729 View Source

son of Josiah Williams & Charity Shaler Williams
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(Buffalo Courier; Buffalo, NY. Friday, September 28, 1883, page unknown.)

Josiah B. Williams, a venerable and wealthy citizen of Ithaca, died Wednesday in his seventy-third year. He was a senator from the twenty-fifth district from 1832 to 1833 inclusive and a presidential elector for this state on the Fremont ticket in 1856. A native of Middletown, Conn., he came to Tompkins county in 1810 with two brothers. Commercial connection with the Erie canal made all three prosperous, and Mr. Josiah Williams went into banking, founding in 1838 what is now the First National bank of Ithaca – of which he was president till his death – and also into development of railroads, telegraph lines and iron and coal mines. He was one of the incorporators of Cornell university and for years a member of its board of trustees.


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