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Nathaniel F. Williams (1782-1864)
MSA SC 3520-1824


Born March 14, 1782, in Roxbury Massachusetts. Some of Susanna and Joseph Williams. Graduated from Harvard College, 1801. Read law in Boston and Annapolis. Married Caroline Barney, daughter of Anne and Commodore Joshua Barney, 1809. Married Maria Pickett Dalrymple, 1829. At least four children. Unitarian. Died in Baltimore, on September 10, 1864.

Attorney. Maryland Senate, Western Shore, 1811-1816. Private, Baltimore Fencibles, War of 1812; wounded at the Battle of North Point, 1814. Acting Attorney General of Maryland during illness of Luther Martin, 1820-1822. United States Attorney, District of Maryland, 1824-1841. Executive Council, 1835-1837. Maryland Senate, Baltimore City, 1853. Trustee, University of Maryland, 1826. Noted for his support of theaters in Baltimore.

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