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Transcribed biography of Emanuel M. Williamson

EMANUEL M. WILLIAMSON was born in Schuykill County, Penn., August 30, 1837, and is the eldest of the four children of David and Anna Williamson. In 1849, he came with this parents to La Porte County, Ind., and in 1856, to Porter County. In 1861, he enlisted in Company H, Ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry for three months. On August 5, 1862, he re-enlisted as private in Company I, Seventy-third Indiana Regiment, and was promoted to Second Lieutenant. On October 20, 1862, he was promoted to First Lieutenant, and on February 14, 1863, he was made Captain, serving as such until April, 1864, when he was discharged at Nashville; he took part in many severe battles, as Perryville and Stone River, and, at the latter, was wounded by an exploding shell, December 31, 1862. On October 1, 1863, while on furlough, he was married to Martha N. Spencer, a native of Ohio, born August 6, 1842. They have eight children - Randolph S., Mary A., Fiette, Nellie M., Henry, Katie, Dora and Flora, all of whom are living. My Williamson purchased the farm on which he now lives, in 1875; he is an esteemed citizen, and a member of the Masonic fraternity.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 354-355

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