Capt. Jesse Williams

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

The Life Summary 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

  • Marriage
    19 October 1805Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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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: 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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    Sources (37)

    • Jessie Williams, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jesse Williams, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Jesse Williams in entry for Esther Williams Finley, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"

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