Isaac was born 16 Nov 1830 in Fairfield Twp, Tuscarawas County, OH to Silas and Sarah Lappin Williams. He was the seventh of their eleven children. (Silas did have a twelfth child from a second marriage after Sarah passed.)
Isaac married Rebecca Holmes on 25 Aug 1853 in Tuscarawas, County, OH. He was a lifelong farmer.
After having lost two infant sons, the Williams family decided to move to Allen County, OH in 1863. Along with two daughters and a son, scads and scads of extended family accompanied the family on the move.
Once in northwestern Ohio, Isaac settled his family in Monroe Township and continued farming. Unfortunately as a young father Isaac suffered even more loss when the son that moved with the family died and so did another son that was born after the move. Isaac’s last child, a daughter Mary Ellen born in 1871, was my great grandmother.
Now as far as I can tell, despite the terrible loss of four sons, Isaac lived a pretty good life. But I am curious about one thing. Isaac was born in 1830. He was a good candidate to fight in the Civil War yet didn’t. I have found absolutely no record of him serving in the war at all. I know the big family move was in the early 1860s. Are the two events, the war and the move, related? I’m not upset Isaac didn’t serve. A safe and alive Isaac produces me 120 years later! But I do wonder why he didn’t serve . . .
Isaac Williams died 20 Apr 1901 in Monroe Twp, Allen County, OH. He was 70 years old. I’m proud to share him with you this week as my #52 Ancestor.