Welcome to the Williams genealogy site.
Join us as we guide you through the history of the descendants. of Matthew Williams who settled in Weathersfield Connecticut in the early 1600’s and their migration to Essex County New Jersey to be among the first settlers of the region. Our presentation includes the family history in the city of Orange and their domination over the lands leading up to the First Mountain.
You will enjoy biographies of many of the family members and learn of their church affiliations as well as their occupations and political loyalties particularly during the period of the Revolutionary War in the late 1700’s. The burial sites of many of these early Williams’ can be seen at the First Presbyterian Church in Orange NJ. The editing of the sources of the material for this site is a long and arduous effort so the complete history is going to be an ongoing effort. Periodically we will be adding more information as it is completed so check back often and hopefully discover some of your earlier roots.