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EDWARD C. WILLIAMSON

Among the old families of Bucks county are the WILLIAMSON, who, long connected with agricultural pursuits, have thereby gained comfortable livings, and at the same time, in all duties of citizenship have been active and progressive, thus advancing the material welfare of the community and upholding its political and moral status. Mahlon WILLIAMSON, the grandfather, spent his entire life in Bucks county, and followed both farming and the lumber business. His children were: Isaiah; John; Peter; Mahlon; Jesse; Sarah, wife of Spencer W. BUCKMAN; and Elizabeth, the wife of William L. MOORE.

Jesse WILLIAMSON, son of Mahlon WILLIAMSON, was born on the old family homestead in Falls township, Bucks county, in 1810. In early life he learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed until about forty years of age. He then began farming, and carried on agricultural pursuits until his retirement from business life. He spent the evening of his days in the enjoyment of a well earned rest, and passed away in 1893. He was twice married, his first union being with Margaret BUCKMAN, by whom he had one son, Mahlon, now deceased. His second wife was Elizabeth ALBERTSON, and they had five children: Edward C.; Henry S., a merchant of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Frank, who is now living in Lancaster; Ida, the wife of Headley B. HARPER; and Ella, wife of Dr. TANTUM, of Trenton, New Jersey.

Edward C. WILLIAMSON, eldest son of Jesse WILLIAMSON, was born in 1851 on the farm which is now his residence. He, too, has made agricultural pursuits his chief occupation, and in carrying forward the work he has followed most progressive ideas, so that his place is improved with modern equipments, and in its neat and thrifty appearance indicates the careful supervision of a progressive owner. Matters relating to local advancement elicits his attention and oftentimes receive hearty and helpful co-operation from him. He is a director of the Falsington Library Association, and is a valued member of the Presbyterian church of Morrisville, taking an active part in its work, and serving as a member of its board of trustees for a number of years. His political support is given the Republican party, and he held the office of school director of Falls township for twelve years. Mr. WILLIAMSON has been married twice. He first wedded Annie C. PARSONS, and his present wife was Corilla F. DAVIS, a daughter of Charles DAVIS, of New Jersey.

Text taken from page 664 of:

David, William W. H., A. M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed October, 2000 by Donna J. Kling of Pennsylvania as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

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