The William Williams House (1748)

May 13th, 2008 Posted in Colonial, Houses, Lebanon


The William Williams House, at the intersection of CT routes 207 and 87 in Lebanon, was built sometime before 1748, when it was purchased by the Revered Solomon Williams. In 1755, Rev. Williams gave the home to his son, William Williams, who lived there until his death in 1811. William Williams was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

  1. 7 Responses to “The William Williams House (1748)”

  2. By Allan Coyle on Jun 15, 2009

    I have a miniature pen set and sterling wax seal that supposedly belonged to one of the singers of the Declaration of Independance William Williams. I have some provenance but nothing solid to tie this down. I am looking for a letter or manuscript that William Williams may have used the wax seal. I would be very appreciative if anyone knows of such a document for me to compare William Williams wax seal to the silver wax seal I have in my position. Thank you for taking the time to read my email.

    Allan Coyle

  3. By l;sajdf;jg on Dec 22, 2010

    This used to be my parents house!!!:)

  4. By Debbie Lowrance on Apr 10, 2011

    I would love to add this picture to my family tree, and post it on my ancestry site for my family tree. I’m not sure about the copyrights of the picture, or who to give credit for the picture. Please e-mail me details and let me know. Thanks!

  5. By Lynn Tilley Sears on Jan 24, 2012

    This was where my great aunt and uncle lived until late 1970s (could be early 80s) I spend many beautiful summer days and nights here!

  6. By Alice Owen on Feb 16, 2012

    One of my great uncles, Uncle “Smash” white lived there with his family in the late 60s. I visited there when in was 10. Great memories.

  7. By Kathy LaFleur Strauss on Aug 9, 2012

    This was my grandparents house, Jean (Smash) and Agnes, until the early 1980’s. My sister and I have fantastic memories of time spent at the house. Jean died in 1990 and we got a chance to see the house again during the funeral.

  8. By Charles Williams on Oct 30, 2017

    I was hoping the house would be open to tours. I have recently traced my genealogy back to these Williams. Out first ancestor to settle in America was Robert Williams. If I could contact Allen Coyle I do have a copy of our arms and would like to see the seal.
    The arms is a lion rampant. The full coat has a knight’s helmet at the helm and a moor cock at the crest, although there does seem to be some debate as to wether it is in fact a moor cock or domestic cock. The moto at the bottom reads in Welsh ” What God willeth will be”

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