Williams, Philip D.

Born: 1785-XX-XX 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 February 1814, Williams married Jane Bryant in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. 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 to 1834 and was a justice of the peace and jailor in Macon County, Illinois.

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