Born: 1837

Died: 1914



Asher Williams was a Civil War veteran; he served with Company C, 118th Regiment.

From the 118th records: WILLIAMS, ASHER.—Age, 24 years. Enlisted, August 10, 1862, at St. Armand, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. C, August 29, 1862; mustered out with detachment, May 25, 1865, at U. S. Hospital, Fort Monroe, Va.

Malone Farmer, July 29, 1914

Asher Williams, of Saranac Lake, formerly of Bloomingdale, and a well-known civil war veteran, ran from the Bloomingdale road in a state of dementia Monday morning, leaped over the bank into the Saranac river and was drowned. His body was found half an hour later 400 feet down stream in three feet of water. He resided with his daughter, Mrs. Charles Gay, at Saranac Lake, and said he was going to Bloomingdale when he left his home. His mind had been failing for a year and he had been carefully watched. Mrs. Gay's son was sent down the road with a hack for him after he left the house and when he saw that he was pursued he jumped into the stream. He was 77 years of age.