Williams, Philip D.

Born: 1785 Connecticut

Died: 1852-04-01 Macon County, Illinois

Flourished: 1830-12-16 Macon County, Illinois

Williams received baptism in June 1788 in the First Congregational Church of Morris, Connecticut. He served in the Virginia Militia during the War of 1812. In 1825, he left Virginia and settled in Decatur, Illinois, where he built the second house in town. He served on the county board of commissioners from 1832-1834, and was a justice of the peace and jailor in Macon County, Illinois.

Church Records Index, vol. 74: Morris, Connecticut, 1:141, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT; U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815, National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812, M602, roll228, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; Past and Present of the City of Decatur and Macon County, Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1903.), 14, 20; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 7 June 1832, 3:1; 13 October 1832, 3:5; Office of the U.S. Census, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Macon County, IL, 144; Letters of Administration, 12 April 1852, Estate File No. 179, Macon County, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois Springfield, Springfield, IL.