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Williams Betsy
possible ID - Elizabeth WILLIAMS born: 11 Mar 1841 Mt. Pulaski or Lake Fork, Logan, Illinois Daughter of Marcy Jane LUCAS WILLIAMS BARNEY and John WILLIAMS. John Williams died in Illinois before his wife Marcy Jane LUCAS joined the LDS church and married Henry BARNEY. Mary Ann WILLIAMS had be a child pioneer traveling with her mother Marcy Jane LUCAS WILLIAMS BARNEY and step father Henry BARNEY. Married Don Carlos SHURTZ 23 Aug 1857 Parawan, Iron, Utah died: 6 Jul 1907 Escalante, Garfield, Utah

Williams George
born: 29 Jul 1842 Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois. Son of Marcy Jane LUCAS WILLIAMS BARNEY and John WILLIAMS. John Williams died in Illinois before his wife Marcy Jane LUCAS joined the LDS church and married Henry BARNEY. Mary Ann WILLIAMS was a child pioneer traveling with her mother Marcy Jane LUCAS WILLIAMS BARNEY and step father Henry BARNEY. Married Orilla McFATE 18 Mar 1861Virgin City, Kane, UT. died: 1 Nov 1914 Kanarraville, Iron, Utah

Williams Mary Ann
became Mary Ann LEE see information I have added under Lee Mary A.

Lee Mary A.
Mary Ann WILLIAMS LEE was the wife of John Alma LEE son of John D. LEE and Agatha Ann WOOLSEY. Mary Ann had been sealed to John D. LEE first.

Born: 20 Sep 1844 Logan Co., Illinois
Married: Old Fort Harmony, Washington, Utah
Died: 8 Feb 1882 Panguitch, Garfield, Utah

Mary Ann WILLIAMS LEE she was the daughter of Marcy Jane LUCAS WILLIAMS BARNEY and John WILLIAMS. John Williams died in Illinois before his wife Marcy Jane LUCAS joined the LDS church and married Henry BARNEY. Mary Ann WILLIAMS had be a child pioneer traveling with her mother Marcy Jane LUCAS WILLIAMS BARNEY and step father Henry BARNEY.

[In his diary, "A Mormon Chronicle," John D. Lee said: "About 6 o'clock evening I married my son John Alma Lee and Mary Ann Wms. [Williams], formerly Mary Ann Lee. She was the 16th woman that was sealed to me in the new and everlasting covenant. She for some cause became dissatisfied. I told her that if [I] could not make her happy that she should have her liberty and if there was any other man that she could be more happy with, to say so and I would use my endeavors to have her sealed to that man. She replied that she could love me and respect me as a father but not as a husband, and that she wanted my oldest son for her companion and that she loved him more than any other man that she ever saw. Upon reflection I answered that her request should be granted. Under those considerations I married them at the time above specified, and I gave them a sumptious (sic) supper and social party in my family hall to which I invited all the inhabitants of Harmony, who all participated in the rich festival."

The exact date of Lee's sealing to Mary Ann Williams has not been found, but in his Confessions, he said that the event took place in 1856. The girl was then only fourteen years old. Lee might have followed the custom, common at the time, of taking the marriage vow with the understanding that he would wait for the young bride to mature before she became his wife in fact. According to family tradition, Lee released Mary Ann from the union because she refused to allow him to consummate the marriage.]

Seven Children of Mary Ann WILLIAMS and John Alma LEE
1. John Alma LEE, Jr., born 27Nov 1860 in Fort Harmony, UT, died Aug 1901.
2. Mary Ann LEE, born 27Mar 1861 in Fort Harmony, UT, died 1May 1938.
3. George Riley LEE, born 6Jul 1863 in Fort Harmony, UT, died 16Mar 1932.
4. Cyrus Willard LEE, born 4Mar 1864 in New Harmony, Washington, Utah.
5. Sarah Ellen LEE, born 1Apr 1866 in Kanarra, UT, died 1Jan 1950.
6. Marcy Jane LEE, born 11Sep 1871 in Kanarra, UT, died 15Apr 1952.
7. William Arthur "Dick" LEE, born 6Jan 1874 in Panguich, UT died 10Jun 1949.

Submitted by: Lark Reasor