Affidavit (Simon Williams)

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Title

Affidavit (Simon Williams)
Private, born Nov. 3rd 1823, 5ft 9 in., enlisted June 13th 1863, honorably discharged May 29th 1864 due to fall sustained during drilling accident, worked as a farm hand and gardner after the war, married to Maragret Williams, married Sept. 10th 1850 until his death on May 3rd, 1891 of cancer. Well known and liked by many.

Subject

She was never married before she married Simon Williams. She never remarried after Simon's death
"They were both slaves at the time of the marriage" They were freed by the time Simon joined the army.

Description

Proving herself to be the deceased's widow and expressing her right to the pension. No copy of marriage certificate.

Creator

Margaret Williams
Wife of Simon Williams. They had 5 children together. Only two of the children were alive at the time of the affidavit. They were married for almost 41 years before Simon's death.

Source

University of North Florida Special Collections, Jacksonville, FL

Publisher

Flagler College

Date

May 25, 1893

Contributor

Abram Lancaster
Mary Williams
Richard McKinnie
Richard Hernandez
Grace Mclinnt
Benjamin Clark
Wm.B. Hicks
Joshua Hagaman
Allan Rutherford

Citation

Margaret Williams and Wife of Simon Williams. They had 5 children together. Only two of the children were alive at the time of the affidavit. They were married for almost 41 years before Simon's death., “Affidavit (Simon Williams),” Resilience: Black Heritage in St. Augustine, accessed June 17, 2024, https://blackheritagestaugustine.omeka.net/items/show/59.

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