Edwin R. Williams, my first cousin, 4 times removed, was born 20 September 1836, in Oakland County, Michigan, to John and Patience Jenks Williams. He was the second of three children Aunt Patience had with John Williams. She was married prior to Nathan Park, on 23 April 1815, in Caroline, New York. With her first husband she had three children as well.
In 1860, Edwin married Jennie Curtis and he couple had four children: Ella, Minnie, Flora, and Fred S. In May of 1870, Jennie died. Edwin then married Laura Higbee on 5 November 1870 and they had four children as well: Grace A., Frank E., Earl R., and Ray C. The marriage ended in divorce on 1 November 1887, granted on the basis of cruelty.
Edwin served in the 4th Michigan during the Civil War. He is listed as a farmer and married in 1863.