When Ruth Williams was born about 1795, in Rhode Island, United States, her father, William Williams, was 30 and her mother, Acenath Nichols, was 25. She married Josiah Gibbs on 23 January 1816, in Clarence, Erie, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States in 1850. She died after 1850.
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.