Person Sheet

Name: Thomas Burr Williams , GG Grandfather
Birth: 5-8-1850, Plainfield , Will Co. Ill
Death: 1-14-1944, Chapman, KS11,11 Age: 93
Burial: Indian Hills Cemetary, Chapman, KS
Residence: 1897, Chapman Age: 46
Occupation: Stone Mason11
Father: Lloyd Hubble Williams (ca1822-1857)
Mother: Cynthia Ann (ca1823-)
Spouse 1: Nancy Ellen Murphy , GG Grandmother
Birth: 5-19-1856, Linnville, Mahaska Co., IA11,11
Death: 12-21-1926, Chapman, KS11,11 Age: 70
Burial: Indian Hills Cemetary, Chapman, KS11
Residence: 1912, Chapman Age: 55
Occupation: Housewife
Father: Asa Harrison Murphy (1832-1920)
Mother: Margaret Jane Turner (1838-1922)
Marriage: 8-4-1872, Grinell, IA Or New Sharon, Mahaska Co., IA11,15
Children: Harry Charles (Died as Infant) (1875-1876)
  Minnie Gertrude (Died as Child) (1877-1884)
  Myrtle May (Died as Child) (1880-1884)
  George Frank (1888-1966)
  Lillian Margaret (1884-1957)
  Della Elnora (1892-1973)
  Beulah Margaret (1895-1963)
  Hiriam Edgar “Eddie” (1899-1965)
Notes for Thomas Burr Williams
Veteran of Civil war, National Chief of Staff of the Grand Army and Assistant Adjutant General of Kansas G.A.R. He was the oldest living resident of Chapman at the time of his death.

His father died when he was 7 years old.

In March of 1864 at age 13 he enlisted in Company H, 140 Illinois Volunteers and was rejected because he was too small.

The next year at 14 on 3/17/1865 he again enlisted in Col I, 15th Illinois Volunteer Infantry and was sent to Chicago, IL. Besides himself he had four brothers and a step-father in the war. All the brothers returned by the stepfather didn't.

He received his honorable discharge 9/16/1865 at Springfield, IL. He joined the Grand Army of the Republic in Oct. 1884. He was drafted into the office of Junior Vice Commander in 1937, advancing to the Department Commander in 1939, the highest office the department has. In Feb. 1941 he was appointed Chief of Staff on the GAR.

Lois Edwards Park has their walnut dining room table. Thomas’ nickname was “Bub”

Places of residence: Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, Montana, Minnesota, Kansas11
Notes for Nancy Ellen (Spouse 1)
Member of the Christian Church at a young age. Was ill several years before her death.
Last Modified 3-14-2012 Created 5-14-2013 (null)