Abel Williams was born Dec 8, 1758 in Montgomery Township , Penn. , married Sarah James on Feb 3, 1763 in Bucks Co, Penn, had numerous children, and died in Tuscarawas Co. Ohio in March 2, 1842. Served 2 mo, 1777, Montgomery Co, Pa; was in the battle of Germantown and Brandywine . Served in Revolutionary War from Connecticut under Bacon, enlisted Feb 21, 1778, discharged Jan1, 1779 was a private. In 1780 was in Mil under Capt Hand, Maj McGowan and Col. Butler; also substituted for Jacob Johnson and his brother Benjamin Williams. Applied for pension 10-29-1838 from Warren Twp, Tuscarawas Co. Ohio for 32 years. Pension Claim rejected for lack of record and proof of service.
Source 1: Applied for pension 10-29-1838 from Warren Twp, Tuscarawas Co. Ohio for 32 years. Pension Claim rejected for lack of record and proof of service.
Source 2: History of Tuscarawas County, Chapter XVIII Warren Township, â€œAbel Williams was a Revolutionary soldier. He entered the northeast quarter of Section 10, and emigrated to it from Pennsylvania with a large family, dying not many years later.â€
Margaret A. Frerking