Peter Copeland Williams

FatherAlbert Williams
MotherMelinda Sackett (1807-1865)
Marriage1863, Cattaraugus County, New York StateGVashti Hopkins1
Marriage1868Elizabeth Jones1
Marriage1901Josie (___) Jones1
Peter Copeland Williams, son of Albert Williams and Melinda Sackett, was born in Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York StateG, on 27 May 1844.1 He died aged 77 on 7 January 1922.1 He married first in Cattaraugus County, New York StateG, in 1863, Vashti Hopkins.1 Vashti was born in Brockport, Monroe County, New York StateG, in 1842.2 She died aged about 23 in Ashford, Cattaraugus County, New York StateG, on 2 November 1865.2 He married second in 1868, Elizabeth Jones.1 She died in 1898.1 He married third in 1901, Josie (___) Jones.1
     In 1850 Peter was living in Ashford, Cattaraugus CountyG, in the household of his parents Albert and Melinda, and was recorded in the census as Peter C Williams, aged seven and born in New York.3

Peter C. Williams
Peter Copeland Williams, the youngest child of Albert and Melinda Sackett Williams was born in the town of Ashford, N.Y., May 27, 1844.
     He was one of a family of seven, all of whom lived to a ripe age and crossed the Divide before him.
     He resided in Ashford about thirty-eight years, marrying Vashti Hopkins in 1863. After her death he returned to the old Williams homestead. In 1868 he married Miss Elizabeth Jones and to them were born three children, two of whom died in infancy.
     After the death of his father, Mr. Williams purchased the old Palmer farm near Springville where he resided until after the death of his wife in 1898. He spent some months in the West among relatives and in 1901, he married Mrs. Josie Jones of Great Valley, N.Y., and retired from the farm. Mr. Williams was genial, friendly and neighborly, he never grew old, was always a boy at heart.
     For a number of years he was Overseer of Poor for the town of Concord.
     He was a member of I.O.O.F. of Springville. The members of this order have shown, during the long period of his helplessness, that they do not forget a brother who drops from active life.
     Mr. Williams also belonged to Lodge No. 351, F. & A.M.
     Mr. Williams has been partially paralyzed for over six years and a complete "shut-in" for two years. He was very tenderly cared for by Mrs. Williams. He fell asleep Saturday evening, Jan. 7, 1922.
     His funeral was held at the Baptist church, Wednesday, Rev. Geo. K. Hamilton officiating. Burial in Fairview cemetery.
     Mr. Williams is survived by his widow and one daughter, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
     "As ye sow, so shall ye reap," was exemplified at his death. He had always been kind and helpful in time of need or sorrow, and every one came to comfort and assist the family in their time of bereavement.

Springville Journal, Springville, New York, 19 Jan 1922, p 1

 Notes & Citations

  1. Obituary.
  2. Sackett database.
  3. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll 480, p 361b
    Ashford, Cattaraugus, New York
    Williams, Albert, 49, farmer, real estate $1500, b. VT
    Williams, Malind, 42, b. VT
    Williams, Isaac, 16, b. NY
    Williams, Albert H, 14, b. NY
    Williams, Eliza P, 10, b. NY
    Williams, Peter C, 7, b. NY.
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited30 Nov 2020

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