|About Williams, Lewis and Allied families
The oldest known member of the Williams family, John Williams, served in the
Revolutionary War. Although John Williams Revolutionary War pension states he
served from New York, it is now believed he actually served in a militia unit
commanded by Captain Outwater in New Jersey. We have been unsuccessful as of
yet in finding the father of our John Williams. John had one son Williams
Williams born 1791 in North Carolina. There is also a possiblity that John
and wife Rebecca had a daughter named Lucinda who married John Wolfer. There
is a John Williams listed in the 1810 Federal census in Cumberland county,
Kentucky who had a son and a daughter of the appropriate ages to be William
and Lucinda. The 1830 Federal Census of Tazewell County, Illinois had a John
Williams of the correct age living next to John Wolfer and Joseph Williams.
John Williams and John Wolfer purchased adjacent land grants in Harrison
County, Indiana in 1836. Rebecca "Recker" Williams is living with Lucinda
Wolfer and her family in the 1850 Federal census in Harrison County, Indiana.
The death certificate of John H. Wolfer lists his parents as John Wolfer and
Lucinda Williams. For information about Lucinda iand her family, please click
on the link for the Wolfer family listed under useful links.
Both John Lewis and his son Richard Lewis had Revolutionary War service in
North Carolina. The father of Richard Lewis's wife Lydia was William
Field/Fields who was a well known Loyalist in North Carolina. The generations
earlier than John Lewis, 1719-1802, are not confirmed but are believed to be
correct by the Lewis Family researcher Michael McDowell of Evansville, Indiana
who published at least 5 volumes on the Lewis Families of American.