John Williams

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ChartsAncestors of Edward Ambrose Cooke
John Williams, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born about 1676.1 He died at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey, 8 February 1755,1 and was buried at the First Presbyterian Church of Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey, where a stone reads: "Here lyes ye body of John Williams, dec'd Feb 8, 1755 in the 77th year of his age."2,3,4

John is said to be of Watermill in Southampton, Long Island, New York, and if so, is possibly the son of Issac Wilman.

In a paper dated 12 Mar 1751, John Williams of Hanover, cordwainer, gives to his daughter Mary Cook, wife of Ellis Cook, a tract of land estimated at 40 acres, with dwelling upon it, after the decease of himself and wife. In case of her death it was to be given to her five sons, "the eldest named Williams to have a double portion of the same." This lot was "bounded east by Passaick River, west by the Lane or Road, north by John Balls land, and south by Henry Burnet" Witness, Justus Burnet, William Dixon. This paper has not been seen in recent years (as of 2014)

His grave is near his daughter's.1


This person was last edited on27 Jun 2015


  1. [S80] George H. Cook, Notes for a Genealogy of the Family of Ellis Cook, of Southampton, L.I., N. Y. (New Brunswick, New Jersey: p.p., [1886]), further cited as Cook, Notes for Ellis Cook.
  2. [S217] William O. Wheeler and Edmund D. Halsey, Inscriptions on the Tombstones and Monuments in the Grave Yards at Whippany and Hanover, Morris County, N. J. (1894; reprint, Lambertville, New Jersey: Hunterdon House, 1984), 89, further cited as Wheeler and Halsey, Hanover Graves.
  3. [S80] Cook, Notes for Ellis Cook, 4.
  4. [S1088] Hanover Presbyterian Church Burial Ground (Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey; 3 1/2 miles SE of Hanover on Rt-10), John Williams Grave Marker, photograph provided by Stuart MacPherson.