The Alpheus S. Williams House (1817)

August 20th, 2010 Posted in Deep River, Federal Style, Houses

Alpheus S. Williams was a Union general in the Civil War. He was born in 1810 in Saybrook (now called Deep River). [see General Alpheus S. Williams (1911), by Joseph Greusel and Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Alpheus S. Williams (1880)] In 1817, his father, Ezra Williams, built a house at the corner of Main and Elm Streets in Deep River. The year before, Ezra Williams had partnered with George Read, Phineas Pratt and others to form Ezra Williams & Company to manufacture ivory combs.

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  1. 2 Responses to “The Alpheus S. Williams House (1817)”

  2. By Mark Giuliano on Dec 28, 2010

    The Williams house depicted was more likely built circa 1802 by Jabez Southworth, Sr., then sold to Ezra Williams in 1817, according to research by historian Donald Malcarne, who recently passed away. I live in Jabez Southworth, Jr.’s house down the street. I am a board member of the Deep River Historical Society and the chairperson for the House Documentation Program of its Architectural Heritage Committee. Please feel free to contact me regarding this and many more DR homes.

  3. By Harvey Hilton on Jul 4, 2012

    Hello Mark,
    I am trying to confirm colonial era STILLMAN family ancestry and descendants in Middlesex county. Jabez Southworth (1837-1923) and Shelley E Southworth (1844-1917) were sons of Ansel D. Southworth + Sarah Emily Stillman.
    Do you know where I might find additional information on descendants of these sons and the ancestry of Sarah Emily Stillman?

    Thank you,

    Harvey Conlkin Hilton

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