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Isaac Williams family collection

 Collection — Folder: S1423
Identifier: S1423

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one Acco-bound booklet containing 75 typed and handwritten pages. The authors were Ben F. and Alice L. Dixon, 6008 Arossa Street, San Diego 15, California. The booklet, entitled "Captain Isaac Williams and His Grand Children, The Story of a Fighting Quaker and Threee Generations of Indiana Pioneers," was privately published on June 1, 1963. With its inception in 1925, the book is dedicated to Isaac Williams, a captain during the War of 1812; his son Elkanah Williams, a physician and medical pioneer in eye surgery; and his granddaughter, Cornilia Jones, who was 88 years old in 1963. Part I is about Quaker beginnings. Part II is about Captain Isaac Williams, Jr. (1779-1856), who was born in Surry County, North Carolina, and died in Lawrence County, Indiana. He married three times: (1) Amelia Gibson, age 14, in 1801; (2) Lucy Dye, age 42, in 1844; and (3) Rebecca D. Ribeline, age 48, in 1846. Eight of his children left descendants. Part III is about the grandchildren. The pictures in the booklet are zeroxed and very poor quality.The last four pages are handwritten.


  • 1925-1963


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

William Williams was born in 1719 in Philadelphia County, the son of Richard Williams. He executed his will in Chatham County, North Carolina, on August 21, 1773. William Williams, Jr., was born on September 7, 1763, and was the "youthful uncle of both Capt. Isaac Williams and Rachel Adamson." (page 9). Isaac Williams, Sr. and his first wife Rachel Pike had eleven children, and then he and his second wife, Hannah Beals, had five daughters. Isaac, Jr. was the 7th child of Rachel and Isaac, Sr. He was born March 17, 1779. (page 12)


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically in a bound volume.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Rosemary Smith on 1977/02/28.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2015/04/23 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Isaac Williams family collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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