Williams, William, 1823 -
Born in 1823, William Williams was the son of Erastus and Nancy Hewitt of Groton, now Ledyard, Connecticut. In 1847, his household included Edward Nedson, an Eastern Pequot, who was fatally assaulted by George Jackson, a man of color from Groton. Williams and his mother served as witnesses in Jackson's trial. Williams married Mary Allen (Allyn) on Apr. 26, 1848 in Connecticut and took her west to Iowa. Later, he married Mary E. Williams on May 14, 1855.
A Genealogy of Williams Families by J. Oliver Williams (Brookline, MA, 1938), 67.