Thomas Williams

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Williams was born in 1845, in Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas williams, was 29 and his mother, Catherine, was 25. He married Emma Barter in 1863, in Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Newburgh Heights Village, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1870 and Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died in 1890, at the age of 45.

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Thomas Williams
Emma Barter
Marriage: 1863
Jane Or June Barter
Mary Williams
Sarah Williams
David Williams
Abraham Williams

Sources (8)

  • Thos Williams, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thos. Williams in entry for Sarah Marsh, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Thomas T Williams, "United States Census, 1880"

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World Events (8)


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1851 · Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad

The Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad started running in February 1851, 15 years after it was charted for construction. It later absorbed a small bankrupt railroad in 1861 to help expand its services beyond just Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. In May 1868, the railroad merged with the Bellefontaine Railway to connect the current cities with Indianapolis.

1860 · Perry Monument on Public Square

The Perry Monument was erected at the center of Public Square to commemorate the victory of the Battle of Lake Erie by Oliver Hazard Perry. It was Ohio's first monumental sculpture. It has since been moved to Fort Huntington Park.

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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