William H. McWilliams
WILLIAM H. McWILLIAMS ; P. O. Tanktown ; was born in Sussex Co., N. J., Dec. 29, 1839; son of Marshall and Clarissa (Smith) McWilliams both natives of New Jersey; they moved to this State when William was but 5 months old, and remained a short time in Genoa ; in March, 1841, came to Berlin, and located on the land now occupied by William, which, at the time, was unimproved, where the father died in 1876, after his return from the Centennial. He was a member of the Protestant Methodist Church. His widow still survives him. William enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, in Co G, 45th O. V. I., and served until the close of the war ; fourteen months of the time, was in Confederate prisons at different points.
March 26, 1868, was united by marriage to Prudence McIntosh, born July 16, 1848, in Champaign Co.; they have three children-John S., born Feb. 13, 1869 ; William E., born May 2, 1871, and Emma G., born Nov. 23, 1878. Since remained on the homestead.
Pg. 700, History of Delaware and Ohio (O.L. Baskins Co. Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1880)