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Salem in Washington County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

General John Williams

Roots of Liberty

— 1752-1806 —

General John Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, January 26, 2019
1. General John Williams Marker
Inscription.  Surgeon-Soldier Public Servant
Erected 1998 by Salem US Constitution Bicentennial Committee.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary.
Location. 43° 10.385′ N, 73° 19.391′ W. Marker is in Salem, New York, in Washington County. Memorial is on East Broadway (New York State Route 153), on the left when traveling east. In front of school. Touch for map. 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); T/SGT Francis J. Clark (approx. ¼ mile 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
Regarding General John Williams. Williams was a colonel of the Charlotte County militia
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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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 26, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 19 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 26, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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