Williams, William R, Dd, Lld
Williams, William R., D.D., LL.D.
an eminent Baptist divine, was born in New York city, October 14, 1804, being the son of Reverend John Williams (1767-1825), pastor of the Oliver Street Baptist Church for twenty-seven years. He graduated from Columbia College in 1823, studied law and practiced it one year, entered the ministry in 1831, and the ensuing year became pastor of the Amity Street Church, a relation which continued until his death, April 1, 1885. Dr. Williams was an elegant writer, and the author of several valuable works on Baptist history and literature, for which see Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.