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Obits - NJ - Monmouth - Col. Edmund T. Williams
Col. Edmund T. Williams died at his residence at Shrewsbury on Friday (May 18th) of
chronic bronchitis and old age, in the 84th year of his age. The funeral was
held in Christ church on Monday, and was largely attended by the relatives
and friends of the deceased. The pall-bearers were Lyttleton White, of Eatontown;
Robert White, of Shrewsbury; Wm H. Grant, of Middletown; and Theodore Sickles, Robert
Parker, and John E. Allaire, of Red Bank. the interment was made at Christ
church burial ground.
Col. Williams was born at Colt's Neck on October 30th, 1804, his father and
mother being Tylee and Elizabeth Hartshorne Williams. In 1807 his parents removed
to the farm at Shrewsbury of which Col. Williams died possessed. Col. Williams
was educated at the West-town boarding school, Chester county, Pa., where he
remained three years, and concluded his studies under John Gummere, at Burlington,
New Jersey. he there combined the labor of a farmer with the profession of a surveyor.
The death of his father having made a portion of the homestead farm his own, he
purchased the remainder, and since that time devoted himself to the business of an
agriculturist, though his later years were given merelt to the superintendence of
its varied interests. Col. Williams was, in 1836, married to Lucy, daughter of
Captain Wm. Carpender, of New York. Aside from his farming occupations, Col. Williams
led a life of much activity as a surveyor, having been engaged in the settlement of
many estates, and frequently filled the office of executor and administrator.
He acted since 1838, the year of incorporation, as secretary of the Shrewsbury
mutual fire insurance company, and was at one time director of the Red
Bank steamboat company and the Red Bank and Eatontown turnpike company.
He was also a member of the Monmouth county agricultural society. As a Whig,
he, in 1837-8, represented his district in the legislature, and was the incumbent of
various township offices. He was active in the promotion of all religious and moral
projects, and for years was identified with Christ church, of Shrewsbury, in which he
was senior warden and an earnest worker.
Source: Red Bank Register Wednesday, May 23, 1888
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