Wills, Elizabeth, 1745 - 1845

Elizabeth Wills was a Ponkapog woman from Canton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Nuff Will and Sarah Moho.  A servant of Dr. Holden of Dorchester, she married Isaac Williams of Dedham in 1775 and had several children: Isaac, Mary, Hannah, Elizabeth, Rebecca, and Sarah.  The family lived in the northern part of Stoughton.  After Isaac's death, Elizabeth applied for a widow's pension in 1837.  The claim was initially denied on the grounds that there was no evidence of the existence her husband's unit, but in the following year, muster roll was found with Williams' name on it.  It is unknown if Elizabeth received the funds.  She died of old age in Stoughton on January 5, 1845, at the age of 100 years. Huntoon, History of the Town of Canton, Massachusetts, 33, 38.  Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 (Stoughton), Ancestry. The Indian and African American populations of Stoughton, Vita Brevis, March 25, 2014.  Pension Application R.11.577, June 7, 1837, Revolutionary War Pensions, Fold3.

Elizabeth Williams
January 5, 1845