Joel P Williams

Brief Life History of Joel P

When Joel P Williams was born on 28 January 1888, in Meadows of Dan, Patrick, Virginia, United States, his father, John William Williams, was 24 and his mother, Lucy Anna Cock, was 29. He married Berta Diane Gardner on 22 April 1916, in Meadows of Dan, Patrick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Blue Ridge District, Patrick, Virginia, United States in 1940 and Patrick, Virginia, United States in 1950. He died on 18 March 1970, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Meadows Of Dan Baptist Church Cemetery, Meadows of Dan, Patrick, Virginia, United States.

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Joel P Williams
Berta Diane Gardner
Marriage: 22 April 1916
Elizabeth Lucy Williams
Mayetta Williams
Joel Gardner Williams
Cora Grace Williams

Sources (19)

  • Joel Williams, "United States Census, 1950"
  • Joel P Williams, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • Joel Williams, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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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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