Salem in Washington County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
General John Williams
Roots of Liberty
Erected 1998 by Salem US Constitution Bicentennial Committee.
Location. 43° 10.385′ N, 73° 19.391′ W. Marker is in Salem, New York, in Washington County. Marker is on East Broadway (New York State Route 153), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. In front of school. Marker is in this post office area: Salem NY 12865, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lest We Forget (within shouting distance of this marker); The White Creek Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1852 Rail Yard (approx. ¼ mile away); Stockaded Fort (approx. ¼ mile away); Old White Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Revolutionary Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Rexleigh Covered Bridge (approx. 3.1 miles away); Home and Laboratory of Dr. Asa Fitch, Jr. (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
Regarding General John Williams. Williams was a colonel of the Charlotte County militia regiment in 1776 throughout the Revolutionary War. He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1777 to 1779 when he was expelled for fraud and theft He was later exonerated and resumed his political and military careers.
During the Constitutional Debates of 1788 Williams was an Anti-Federalist and is one of several people suspected of having written influential Anti-Federalist essays
Williams was elected to the 4th Congress as a Democratic-Republican and 5th Congress as a Federalist.
Also see . . . John Williams - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on January 28, 2019, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on January 26, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.