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Re: Nasmith/Nasmeth Williams
Posted by: Karekin Yarian (ID *****1088) Date: August 28, 2010 at 13:57:33
In Reply to: Nasmith/Nasmeth Williams by Twila Petrie of 1061

Nasmith WILLIAMS, half brother of Rees WILLIAMS, brother of Rebecca WILLIAMS, brother of Elizabeth WILLIAMS.

Nasmith, a tanner by trade. B. 1794, died 1850. M. Julia Ann RUMBAUGH on 3 Feb 1825 in Mifflintown, PA by Rev. John Hutchonson. Listed as having died in Sharpsville. On ALL census records, Nasmith indicates having been born in PA.

Rees (1804-1865), m. Leah RUMBAUGH. Indicates birth in PA to census takers.

Rebecca, (1801-1885), m. Samuel RUMBAUGH (Uncle to Julia and Leah). Died in Sharpsvilled, Mercer Co., OH. Rebecca in Williamsburg, PA.

Elizabeth, (1807-abt 1882), m. Joseph CUSTER in 1821, m. Benjamin HONEY in 1843, m. John TRIBBY in 1850. Died in Trumbull Co., OH. Elizabeth is listed as born in PA.

Purported to have been born in WALES. There is persistent rumor of Williamses born in Wales, but I suspect they were of German origin. They lived among and married others of German descent. Names, however, may indicated Welsh birth (Rees=Rhys), Nasmith would be an unusual German name.

The WILLIAMS name is closely associated with Trumbull County, having been the primary founding family. A Williams is purported to be the one who purchased the land for what is now Trumbull.

FROM PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM 1889 - Jackson County, Iowa
on Joseph Beggs, husband of Martha Williams, daugher of Nasmith and Leah

...Nasmeth Williams, was born in [Wales] in 1794, and when a young man he came to America and located in Ohio. He was a farmer, and bought land in Brookfield Township, of which he thus became a pioneer. In 1844, he sold his property there and moved to Mercer County, Pa., where he farmed until his death closed his earthly career in 1850. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and was a staunch defender of the faith. His wife, whose maiden name was Julia Rembaugh (Rumbaugh), was born in Williamstown, Perry Co., Pa., in 1803. Her father, David Rembaugh, was born Oct. 24, 1780, in Millerstown, that State, and was in business there as a jeweler and watchmaker. He was killed by being thrown from a horse. Mrs. Beggs's mother, after her husband's death, moved to Knox County, Mo., where she died. She wan an esteemed member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. She was the mother of nine children, as follows: George, David, Martha N., Leah, Samuel R. and William N. (deceased), Frederick R., Amanda and Mary A. Samuel served three years in the war, and five months after his return home died.



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