George Thomas Williams

Male29 April 1833–31 October 1889

Brief Life History of George Thomas

When George Thomas Williams was born on 29 April 1833, in Williamsport, Grant, West Virginia, United States, his father, James Williams, was 45 and his mother, Eliza McNeill, was 34. He married Margaret Ann Seymour about 1853, in Hardy, Bedford, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hardy, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died on 31 October 1889, in Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Thomas Williams
1833–1889
Margaret Ann Seymour
1834–1906
Marriage: about 1853
Felix Seymour Williams Sr
1857–1937
Lillie Eliza McNeil Williams
1859–1942
James Edward Williams
1862–1944
Rosa Lee Williams
1865–1938
George Thomas Williams Jr
1867–1949
Walter Gohene Williams
1871–1943
Robert Renick Williams
1874–1944

Sources (22)

  • George T Williams, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Geo Thos Williams, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • George Thomas Williams, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    about 1853Hardy, Bedford, Virginia, United States
  • Children (7)

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    World Events (7)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 11

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas

    Age 28

    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

    History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

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

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