Third Generation


49. Blan Ballard WILLIAMSON70,71,147,148,149,150 was born in 1830 in IN, Knox Co., Sandborn. He lived with his brother Benjamin in IN, Knox Co., Sandborn in 1840. He lived next to his brother Aaron in IN, Knox Co. on 11 September 1850. In 1860 Blan was a farmer in IN, Knox Co., Vigo. He lived in IN, Knox Co., Vigo on 27 August 1860. His brother Alexander lived with them. He lived in IN, Knox Co., Vigo on 20 August 1870. Blan lived in IN, Knox Co., Sandborn on 22 June 1880. On 22 June 1880 he was a laborer in IN, Knox Co., Sandborn. In November 1894 he was a constable in IN, Knox Co., Sandborn. Blan died from a gunshot wound in his back on 20 November 1894 in IN, Knox Co., Sandborn. He was buried on 22 November 1894 in IN, Knox Co., Sandborn, Sandborn Cemetery. After their parents George and Sarah died in the late 1830s, the children split into at least 2 households. Aaron and John lived together, while Benjamin took in James, Blan, Alexander, the youngest brother (unnamed), Margaret, Nancy, and Emeline. It is not known where the remaining unnamed brother and 3 sisters were, or if they were still alive. It is possible that the 2 oldest sisters were married, and the brother had left the household.

Edward Williamson, 28, Blan's son, was a witness at the trial of Blan's murderer. It is not known if he was present when his father was murdered.

From the Fort Wayne News of 11/23/1894:
"Thomas Frost, son of one of the wealthiest men of Knox county, has been placed under $5,000 bond as an accessory to the killing of Blann Williamson at Sandborn."


Blan Ballard WILLIAMSON and Rebecca J. L. JONES were married on 13 April 1859 in IN, Knox Co.. Rebecca J. L. JONES140,147,148,149 was born on 20 September 1835 in IN. She lived in IN, Knox Co., Vigo on 27 August 1860. Her brother-in-law Alexander Williamson lived with them. She lived in IN, Knox Co., Vigo on 20 August 1870. Rebecca lived in IN, Knox Co., Sandborn on 22 June 1880. She was buried in July 1908 in IN, Knox Co., Sandborn, Sandborn Cemetery. She died on 24 July 1908 in IN, Knox Co., Sandborn. Her husband was murdered in 1894.

Blan Ballard WILLIAMSON and Rebecca J. L. JONES had the following children:

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George Alexander WILLIAMSON.

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ii.

Sarah "Sallie" WILLIAMSON148,149 was born in 1863 in IN, Knox Co., Vigo. She lived with her parents in IN, Knox Co., Vigo on 20 August 1870. She lived with her parents in IN, Knox Co., Sandborn on 22 June 1880.

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iii.

Joshua Edward "Ed" WILLIAMSON.

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Pearle WILLIAMSON148,149 was born on 14 March 1870 in IN, Knox Co., Vigo. She lived with her parents in IN, Knox Co., Sandborn on 22 June 1880.