Jesse Williams

Male20 July 1784–24 December 1871

Brief Life History of Jesse

When 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 9 January 1806, in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 24 December 1871, in Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Jesse Williams
Betsey Morse
Marriage: 9 January 1806
Sevira Williams
Esther Williams
Betsey Williams
Jesse Morse Williams Jr

Sources (46)

  • Jesse Williams, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Jesse Williams in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [birth]
  • Jessee Williams, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 January 1806Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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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.


    Age 11

    Oldest Grave seen in the Memorials list


    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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