A brief account of the family of General Jonathan Williams, 1751-1815


Date: 1873 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 30 p.


Jonathan Williams, a nephew of Benjamin Franklin, was chief of the Corps of Engineers, United States Army, and first superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point. The genealogical material was "compiled from family records and his own personal knowledge by his son," H.J. Williams.

Background note

Henry Jonathan Williams was a Philadelphia lawyer, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1833.

Collection Information



Early American History Note

Compiled in 1873, this slender volume contains Henry Jonathan Williams' personal remembrances of and family records relating to General Jonathan Williams, a nephew of Benjamin Franklin and chief of the Army Corp of Engineers.

Indexing Terms

Family Name(s)

  • Williams family.


  • Family Correspondence
  • Genealogies.
  • Manuscript Essays

Personal Name(s)

  • Williams, Henry Jonathan,1791-
  • Williams, Jonathan


  • American Revolution
  • Engineering
  • Military History