Eleazer Williams, Protestant Episcopalian minister, pretender to the French throne (b at Lake George, NY, about 1788; d at St Regis Reservation, NY 28 Aug 1858). Williams was of mixed Haudenosaunee and white ancestry from the Caughnawaga (now Kahnawake) Reserve near Montréal. The young Mohawk fought on the American side in the War of 1812 and remained in the US. After many years as a missionary, Williams began presenting himself as the lost Bourbon dauphin. J.H. Hanson of New York City published The Lost Prince on Williams's behalf in 1854. Shortly before the Caughnawaga Mohawk's death in 1858 his extraordinary claim had been disproven. His biography of his real father, Life of Te-ho-ra-gwa-ne-gen, alias Thomas Williams, appeared in 1859.
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- Smith, Donald B.. "Eleazer Williams". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 16 December 2013, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/eleazer-williams. Accessed 04 December 2023.
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- Smith, D. (2013). Eleazer Williams. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/eleazer-williams
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- Smith, Donald B.. "Eleazer Williams." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 04, 2008; Last Edited December 16, 2013.
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- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Eleazer Williams," by Donald B. Smith, Accessed December 04, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/eleazer-williams
Article by Donald B. Smith
Published Online February 4, 2008
Last Edited December 16, 2013