When Susannah Clark Williams was born on 26 January 1805, in Kentucky, United States, her father, William Raleigh Williams, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Davis, was 19. She married William Michael Flynn on 13 August 1834, in Clark, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Winchester, Scott, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 1 April 1888, in Scott, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Winchester, Scott, Illinois, United States.
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.
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