Capt. Jesse Williams

20 July 1784–24 December 1871 (Age 87)
Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Jesse

When Capt. Jesse Williams was born on 20 July 1784, in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jonathan Williams, was 43 and his mother, Esther Wilmarth, was 43. He married Betsey Morse on 19 October 1805, in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 24 December 1871, in Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Belchertown, Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Capt. Jesse Williams
Betsey Morse
Marriage: 19 October 1805
Sevira Williams
Esther Williams
Betsey Williams
Jesse Morse Williams Jr

Spouse and Children

19 October 1805
Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 3

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Age 24

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jesse Williams in household of Jacob Finley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jesse Williams, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Jesse Williams, "United States Census, 1820"

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