Harden Williams may be mentioned as one of the progressive farmers and stockmen of Morgan County, having been born in the same on the 23d of August, 1857, and is the eldest and the only child now living of four children born to John and E. J. (Foster) Williams. The former was born in Callaway County, and died May 8, 1864. The mother is still living. He resided with his parents until his father's death, and he then cared for his mother and sister until the death of the latter, on October 17, 1886, she having been married a very short time before to Gus Roiter. Mr. Williams enjoyed the advantages of a good common school, and is considered one of the intelligent and progressive young farmers of Morgan County, being the owner of 100 acres of good farming land, forty or fifty of which are under cultivation, and the remainder in timber, on which are a good farm house, stables and orchard. He is well versed in the political affairs of the day, and has always supported the principles of the Republican party.

History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.