|ABRAM WILLIAMSON, farmer, Secs. 7 and 8; P.O Oregon; born Dec. 8, 1818, in Union Co., Penn; five years later, his parents settled in Lycoming Co., Penn, where he grew to manhood, farming and lumbering; his father, assisted by the sons, operated a saw-mill twenty-five years.in 1854, Abram and a brother bought a steam saw-mill, which afterward burned; he then associated in business with one J. Metzgar, they owning and running a steam shingle mill, until he came west in 1869; Mr. W. bought 200 acres; on this he has built a large and tasteful frame farmhouse and substantial barns, etc.; his only son having nearly duplicated them in forming a separate establishment on the homestead.Mr. Williamson married in Lycoming (her native county) Miss Mary Emory; they have two children-Sarah A. and John S; both born in Lycoming County, where the daughter married A. M. Tincher, of that county; they are with the old couple.John S. married, in her native town of Oregon, Miss Phebe J. Bethel; they have two children-Laura J. and Cora Belle. The young men now manage the farm, to which has been added 20 acres on Sec. 19. These gentlemen are all Republicans.
Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 1251-52.