William Howell Williams
M, b. 10 September 1833, d. 17 January 1914
William Howell Williams|b. 10 Sep 1833\nd. 17 Jan 1914|p2645.htm|Samuel May Williams|b. 4 Oct 1795\nd. 13 Sep 1858|p2679.htm|Sarah Patterson Scott|b. 7 Dec 1807\nd. 31 Aug 1860|p2680.htm|Howell Williams|b. 24 Jun 1769\nd. 18 Jul 1819|p8204.htm|Dorothy Wheat|b. 4 Feb 1768\nd. 14 Jul 1823|p8205.htm|William Scott||p9978.htm|Mary (?)||p4019.htm|
William Howell Williams, 1833-1914
Courtesy of the Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas
Courtesy of the Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas
- Father: Samuel May Williams b. 4 October 1795, d. 13 September 1858
- Mother: Sarah Patterson Scott b. 7 December 1807, d. 31 August 1860
- William Howell Williams was born on 10 September 1833 in San Felipe de Austin, Mexico.
- He was known as Beaver.
- Samuel May Williams and Sarah Patterson Scott appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Galveston, Texas, enumerated next to Michel and Rebecca Menard.. Other members of the household included William Howell Williams, Joseph Victoria Williams, Austin May Williams, Mary Dorothea Williams, Caroline Lucy Williams and Samuel May Williams Jr.
- William Howell Williams attended Harvard Law School during the early 1850s.
- William Howell Williams and Edwin Eliza Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Galveston, Texas. Note that widow Sarah Patterson Williams, her son W. H. and wife Eddie, were enumerated twice in 1860, in Galveston (actual date 15 July) and in Bastrop (actual date 3 September). Actual date of recording this census was 15 July 1860, and the enumerator apparently did not adhere to the "as of 1 June" instruction.
- William Howell Williams and Edwin Eliza Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Bastrop, Bastrop County, Texas, . Enumerated next to brother Austin Williams and family, and on the same page is a Duncan C. (or G.) Campbell, born about 1800 in North Carolina, with wife Nancy, and children born in Mississippi (?) Actual date of recording this census was 3 September, and the enumerator apparently did not adhere to the "as of 1 June" instruction.
- He married Edwin Eliza Campbell, daughter of John Wesley Campbell and Ann Williamson Clark, on 21 June 1860 in Montgomery County, Texas. WHW's sister Caroline married Eddie's brother Marcus, and his cousin John Howell Williams married Eddie's sister Ann Clark Campbell..
- He was a saw miller, according to the 1860 census in Bastrop County, likely enumerator error confusing "lawyer" with "sawyer." In the same census, he is identified in Galveston as an attorney.
- William Howell Williams and Edwin Eliza Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Galveston, Texas, enumerated next to Eddie's brother Clark Campbell.. Other members of the household included Ann Clarke Williams, Campbell Williams, Sarah Scott Williams and Ethel Williams.
- He was a lawyer, according to the 1870 census.
- William Howell Williams and Edwin Eliza Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Galveston, Texas, at 31st Avenue. Other members of the household included League Williams, Katherine Williams, St. John Williams, Caroline Louise Williams, Ann Clarke Williams, Campbell Williams and Ethel Williams.
- He was a county court judge, according to the 1880 census.
- William Howell Williams became a widower at the 15 July 1883 death of his wife Edwin Eliza Campbell.
- William Howell Williiams was living in Newark, New Jersey, in 1895, when a biographical sketch of his father was published.
- William Howell Williams appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio, at 105 Broadway boarding in the household of Louise Dietrick.
- The following appeared on 19 August 1902 in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: (Tyler, Tex, Aug. 19) Suit has been filed in the United States distric court here for the recovery of eleven leagues of land of the Manuel Rionda survey in Anderson and Freestone counties. The suit was filed by William H. Williams, Mary D. League, Samuel W. Campbell, John W. Campbell, Sarah P. Campbell, Mary C. Campbell, Annie W. Campbell against Amelia L. Howard, Harry S. Hardee, Francis C. Zachary, Caroline A. Owen, Emma O. Zachary, Florence D. Zachary, Florence T. Ellis and James A. Steqart. The plaintiffs are residents of Texas and other states and defendants reside in Missouri and Louisiana. The suit was instituted by Houston attorneys.
- The following appeared on 12 February 1903 in the Fort Worth Telegram: Judge William Howell Williams of East Liverpool, Ohio, has gone blind twice perfecting two inventions -- one a system for manufacturing gas at half the cost of the natural product, and the other the making of pig iron at the cost of $1.50 a ton.
- Ethel Williams appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, at 200 South Race Street. Other members of the household included William Howell Williams, Katherine Williams.
- William Howell Williams died on 17 January 1914 at age 80 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, at St. John's Hospital and was cremated. . His death was officially witnessed by Caroline Louise Williams.
- The following appeared on 18 January 1914 in the Cleveland Plain Dealer: Wiliam Howell Williams, son of Samuel May and Sarah Pattison Williams, died at St. John's hospital Jan. 17, 1914. Born Sept. 10, 1833, San Felipe de Austin, Tex. Galveston (Tex.) Newark (N. J.) East Liverpool (O.) papers please copy.
- Last Edited: 19 Mar 2013
Family: Edwin Eliza Campbell b. circa 1839, d. 15 July 1883
- Ann Clarke Williams+ b. December 1861, d. 29 June 1946
- Campbell Williams b. circa 1865
- Sarah Scott Williams b. circa 1867
- Ethel Williams b. 30 December 1868, d. October 1966
- League Williams b. April 1872, d. 6 November 1945
- Katherine Williams b. circa April 1875
- St. John Williams b. 15 September 1875
- Caroline Louise Williams+ b. 17 September 1877, d. between 1946 and 1955