James Anson Williams was born 23 Dec 1837 on the family farm in McLean County IL. His parents were Isaac J. and Anna J. Hobson Williams. He enlisted at Mackinaw, Tazewell Co. ,IL on 9 Aug. 1862 in Co. I, 94th Regiment. He was discharged on 7 Jan. 1864, on a surgeon’s certificate of disability. James was given transportation home from New Orleans to Cairo IL., Cairo being on the southern border of Illinois with Missouri.

When the 94th was mustered out in July 1865 they had seen action in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Alabama, notably the battles of Vicksburg MS., and Mobile AL. The war claimed 175 officers and enlisted men of the 94th many due to camp borne illnesses.

James married Mary Elizabeth Linn on 4 Aug. 1875 in Pawnee City Nebraska. They had 3 sons, 2 of the sons, Ross and Rolla died as children. The living one was my grandfather, Roy Anson Williams.

James died, 10 Oct. 1910 in Lilly, Tazewell Co., IL and is buried in Park Lawn Cemetery in Danvers, McLean Co., IL. A government stone was erected by the Danvers American Legion Post # 732 in 1932.

The link to his record in the SUVCW National Graves Registration Database is here.


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