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Born in Pulaski County, Kentucky, Williams moved with his parents to Wayne County. He received a limited education. Learned the trade of brickmaker in Monticello when about fifteen years of age. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1829-1834 and in 1846.
Williams was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian Whig to the Twenty-fourth, Twenty-fifth, and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1841). He served as chairman of the Committee on Invalid Pensions (Twenty-sixth Congress). He was not a candidate for reelection. He moved to one of the Southern States, where he died.
- Sherrod Williams at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Allen, William B. (1872). A History of Kentucky: Embracing Gleanings, Reminiscences, Antiquities, Natural Curiosities, Statistics, and Biographical Sketches of Pioneers, Soldiers, Jurists, Lawyers, Statesmen, Divines, Mechanics, Farmers, Merchants, and Other Leading Men, of All Occupations and Pursuits. Bradley & Gilbert. p. 274. Retrieved 2008-11-10.
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Sherrod Williams, Lawyer, was born 1804 and resided in Pulaski County, Kentucky but later moved to Wayne County, Kentucky. My research reveals he died in San Jose, California as a telegram was dispatched March 24, 1870 from San Jose to the San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper stating, Sherrod Williams a past Kentucky State Liegislature "died this evening". The obituary is in the March 24, 1870 San Francisco Chronicle on page 4. Sherrod Williams had followed his son, Thomas Hansford Williams, to California. Thomas Hansford Williams, a lawyer also, had become quite wealthy and resided early on at Coloma, ElDorado County, California where his home has been restored and put on the historical list in 2005. Sherrod Williams is buried in the Colma Cemetery, San Mateo County, California. Rep. Sherrod Williams is on the 1860 Pulaski County Census in the household of Thomas Hansford along with his wife Jane Elizabeth. Clydene Williams Cannon