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Ebenezer Williams
Ebenezer Williams
American, 1767 - 1844
Biography: Ebenezer Williams was born in Groton, Connecticut, the son of Margaret Huntington Williams (b. 1730) and Samuel Williams (b. 1710/11). Ebenezer Williams trained with Ebenezer Tracy from about 1780-1789. In 1790, he moved to East Windsor and was advertising that he was making windsor chairs, and was probably working as in independant craftsman at the shop of Eliphalet Chapin. In 1794, Ebenezer Williams married Martha Porter (1774-1851), daughter of Martha Tudor Porter and Nathaniel Porter of East Windsor. They had seven children baptized in East Windsor from 1798 to 1808. Williams remained in East Windsor for a period of time after Chapin closed his shop in the late 1790s. In 1811, Ebenezer Williams removed to Painesville, Ohio, in the Western Reserve with his wife and four children, where he worked the rest of his life as an innkeeper.