Creator

Date Original

1883

Description

This biography was written by Sam W. Williams, son of Aaron Williams, and appeared in the Christian Observer newspaper in the "Reminiscences of Arkansas" column.

Biographical/Historical Note

Aaron Williams was born December 12, 1789, in South Carolina. He married Elizabeth James Davison January 25, 1813, in York District, South Carolina. They had ten children, six of which survived childhood. He was ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian church on August 4, 1819, and licensed on September 4, 1819. He moved to Hempstead County, Arkansas, in May 1842, and taught school at Washington until March 1843. Soon after his arrival he organized the Arkansas Presbytery. He pastored several churches in Hempstead, Lonoke, Prairie, and Pulaski counties. In 1844, he served as a delegate to the General Assembly, which was held in Louisville, Kentucky, and again in Philadephia, Pennsylvania. In 1852, he was elected as School Commissioner of Prairie County. He died October 8, 1861, at Little Rock. He and his wife are buried at Sylvania Church in Lonoke County, Arkansas.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; South Carolina

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.020.007

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Reverand Aaron Williams biography, SMC.020.007

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Reverand Aaron Williams biography, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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