Henry Williamson

Male1805–23 October 1900

Brief Life History of Henry

Henry Williamson was born in 1805, in Tyler, West Virginia, United States. He married Eliza Jane Weekley about 1849, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 23 October 1900, in Tyler, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Finch, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Williamson
Eliza Jane Weekley
Marriage: about 1849
Thornton Williamson
Isaac C Williamson
Sarah Frances Williamson
Moses Williamson
Josephean Williamson
Elizabeth Josephine Williamson
John Nathan Williamson
Nancy Olive Williamson

Sources (12)

  • Henry J. Williamson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henry J Williamson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Henry Williamson in entry for Nancy Olive Lamp, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1849Virginia, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 7

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 25

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English (Northern) and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name William + patronymic -son ‘son of William’. This surname is also found in Northern Ireland (Ulster), especially in Antrim.

    Americanized form of Norwegian, Danish, and North German Wilhelmsen , Swedish Wilhelmsson, or Dutch and North German Willemsen , all cognates of 1.

    History: This surname was brought to North America from northern England and northern Ireland independently by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. Timothy Williamson is recorded in Plymouth Colony in 1643.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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