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Williams, Dudley, 1776-



  • Existence: 1776 (date of birth) -


Dudley Williams was a merchant or storekeeper who moved to Franklin (now Kent), Ohio, in 1820. He provided goods and services to local people and businesses, including the Mantua Glassworks. He maintained an account ledger from 1802-1830 that included family history, holidays, and the buying and selling of goods.


Harry Hall White, “The Story of the Mantua Glass Works: Part I. Quest and Quarry,” _Antiques_ 26 (July 1935), 212-216.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Mantua Glassworks Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0113
Scope and Contents This collection includes two separate items: 1) an account ledger for a general storekeeper or merchant named Dudley Williams and 2) a set of legal documents from the 1820s relating to the Mantua Glassworks. The ledger spans the period 1802-1830. In 1820, Dudley Williams moved to Franklin (now Kent), Ohio, possibly from New Jersey. The legal documents involve glassblower Jonathan Tinker, glassworks founder David Ladd, and several other partners.Researchers will find a wealth of...
Dates: 1802-1835