Henry M Williams

#1018, (26 April 1821 - 13 December 1894)
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*William D Williams1,2 (1760 - 1846)
Mother*Susannah McDonald2 (1781 - 1849)


Priscilla "Cela" Kimmel b. 1823, d. 1886
Children 1.Irene Jane Williams+20 (1844 - 1928)
 2.Susannah Williams21 (1847 - 1899)
 3.William D. Williams+10 (1849 - 1882)
 4.Rachel E. Williams+22 (1852 - 1885)
 5.James C. Williams+ (1856 - b 1894)
 6.George Williams (1859 - )
 7.Isabella Williams+ (1862 - )
 8.Priscilla Williams23 (1863 - 1871)
Henry M Williams is the grandfather of Priscilla Addie Tremper, and late in life married the mother of Sherman Bridges.
His daughter Rachel married David Rusk. They had four chidren, the third being Priscilla. David died in 1876, and Rachel moved in to her father's residence.3 
Birth*26 April 1821He was born on 26 April 1821 at Butler Co., KentuckyG.4 
circa 1827He removed with William D Williams and Susannah McDonald circa 1827 Warrick County, Indiana near Boonville.5 
1830He appeared on the census of 1830 in the household of William D Williams and Susannah McDonald at Campbell Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG.6 
1840He appeared on the census of 1840 in the household of William D Williams and Susannah McDonald at Hart Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG; nei. George H Williams (30-39), line 2.7
Marriage*circa 1843He married Priscilla "Cela" Kimmel circa 1843 at KentuckyG.8,9 
between 1843 and 1847He and Priscilla "Cela" Kimmel lived at KentuckyG between 1843 and 1847; (marr. and first two children b. KY.)3 
circa 1848He and Priscilla "Cela" Kimmel removed from Kentucky to IndianaG circa 1848.10 
1850He and Priscilla "Cela" Kimmel appeared on the census of 1850 at Hart Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG; (neis. James and Eliza. Phillips (b. KY), Daniel (b. KY) and Mahala Thompson.)11 
1 September 1860He and Priscilla "Cela" Kimmel appeared on the census of 1 September 1860 at Boonville P.O., Boon Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG; (neis. sister Isabel (Stevens), fam. 731; sister Rachel (Roberts), fam. 735.)12
13 August 1862He began military service on 13 August 1862 at Owensboro, Kentucky, KY Cav; poss. Company J, 136th US Regiment.13,14
8 June 1880He and Priscilla "Cela" Kimmel appeared on the census of 8 June 1880 at Skelton Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG.15
23 October 1885Pension file for Henry M Williams dated 23 October 1885, (as guardian for chidren of Rachel and David Tremper.)16 
MarriageJune 1888He married Harriet E Hesson, daughter of John Hesson Jr and Nancy A Ward, in June 1888 at Spencer Co., IndianaG; or 6 Dec 1888; his 2nd, her poss. 4th.2,17 
Death*13 December 1894He died on 13 December 1894 at Warrick Co., IndianaG, at age 73.18,19 
Burial*15 December 1894He was buried on 15 December 1894 at Bethabara Cemetery, Lincoln Trail Road, Folsomville, Warrick Co., IndianaG; est. date.19 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges


  1. [S235] Opal B. Phillips and Carrie S. Hart, They Came to Warrick Co., In.: the Revolutionary War soldiers and patriots buried in Warrick County, Indiana and some of their descendents (Warrick Co., Indiana: Captain Joseph Warrick Chapter, D.A.R., 1976), p. 694.
  2. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019 (index and images), online FamilySearch.org, Henry ? [sic] Williams, b. KY, son of Wm S Williams and ____ McDonald, 2nd marr.; and Harriett E Bridges Brown, b. and res. Spencer Co. dau. of Silas Bridges and Nancy Woods [sic], 4th marr.; marr. 06 Dec 1888, Spencer Co. by John Stephens. P. 254, record no. 3.
  3. [S520] VWH.
  4. [S236] Brant and Fuller, History of Vanderburgh County Indiana from the earliest times to the present (Madison, WI: Brant and Fuller, 1889), pp. 617-19, entry for Rachel H. Purdue: "born April 26, 1821."
  5. [S236] Brant and Fuller, History of Vanderburgh County (BF), 618. Rachel H. Williams, born September 16, 1823, and Isabel P. Williams, born January 29, 1826. Rachel H., was born in Butler county, KY, and when four years of age she accompanied her parents to Warrick county, Ind. They settled in the vicinity of Boonville, in the fall of 1827.
  6. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. William (70-79), F (50-59 [Susannah]; 2 m (10-14) [Calvin, James], m (5-10) [Henry]; f (5-9) [Rachel], f (<5) [Isabel]. Heads in alpha order; no other Williams; page marked Campbell Tshp. [sh 265, img 3/4]
  7. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census. William D. Williams (70-79), F (50-59) [Susannah]; m (15-19) [Henry] f (10-14) [Isabel]; [next img] William Williams, pensioner for Rev. or military service, age 85. [sh 49, pp. 95-96, ln 10, img 4-5/11]
  8. [S235] Opal B. Phillips and Carrie S. Hart, They Came to Warrick Co., p. 694, citing as proof the death record of first child Irena J.
  9. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. daus. Irene and Susannah b. KY, son William D b. IN.
  10. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  11. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Henry M (38); "Percilla" (25); both b. KY.
  12. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Henry William (37), farmer; Priscilla (36); both b. KY.
  13. [S660] U.S. General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, online FamilySearch.org, Henry M. Williams; service K D & B Ky Cav; widow Harriet E. Williams, filing from IN 1895 Jan 21, appl. 607585, cert. 455759.
  14. [S524] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865, online Ancestry.com, Henry M Williams, res. Owensboro KY, enlistment 13 Aug 1862, Owensboro, Co. K, Kentucky 12th Cavalry, muster in 17 Nov 1862.
  15. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Henry (59), constable, b. KY, father b. KY, mother b. NC; Priscilla (57), b. KY, parents b. VA.
  16. [S304] U.S. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934; T288, 546 rolls, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, District of Columbia, online Ancestry.com, Soldier: Tremper, David R. Dependent (guardian): Williams, Henry M; service: D 25 Ind. Inf.; date of filing: 23 Oct 1885, no. 332020.
  17. [S198] Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [database], Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research and Works Progress Administration, compilers, online Ancestry.com, Harriett E Brown and Henry M Williams, marr. Jun 1888, Spencer Co. Source Citation: Spencer Co., Book: 9, p. 537.
  18. [S120] Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery, Folsomville, Warrick County, Indiana, online findagrave.com and marshaswarrickweb.com.
  19. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, tall standing grave marker. Henry Williams, d. 13 Dec 1894, aged 73y 7m 18d. Narrative (from marker): son of William Williams and Susan Jordan, husband of Priscella Kimmel, Co F 136 Regt. Bur. Bethabara Cemetery, Folsomville, Warrick Co. IN. Memorial 15303714, created by Bev, photo added by Suzanne Thayne.
  20. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Age 5, b. KY.
  21. [S1672] Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011/2017, Indiana State Board of Health, Death Certificates, 1900–2011, 1899-1900, Roll 18, img. 1990/3025. No. 209, Rec. No. 3. Susanna H Hudson, b. IN, dau. of Henry Williams and Persilla Kimble, both b. KY; not single, res. Folsomville, housewife; d. 31 Oct 1899, Folsomville, Owen Twp., Warrrick Co., aortic regurgitation; inf. Q L Williams, Folsomville; bur. 31 Oct 1899, online Ancestry.com.
  22. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  23. [S235] Opal B. Phillips and Carrie S. Hart, They Came to Warrick Co., p 694.