Paul Whitin Williams

15 February 1826–about 1884 (Age 57)
Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Paul Whitin

When Paul Whitin Williams was born on 15 February 1826, in Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Thaddeus Williams, was 52 and his mother, Eliza Innis, was 31. He married Miriam S. Coon on 26 November 1846, in Whitinsville, Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Connecticut, United States in 1848. In 1865, at the age of 39, his occupation is listed as shoemaker in Midland, Midland, Michigan, United States. He died about 1884, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Paul Whitin Williams
1826–1884
Miriam S. Coon
1817–1891
Marriage: 26 November 1846
Daniel Waldow Williams
1848–1849
Celia Ann Williams
1851–1918
Jane Adalaide Williams
1853–1932

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 November 1846Whitinsville, Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened
    Age 3
    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1846
    Age 20
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Wiliams
    Willams
    Willimas
    William
    Pulliam
    Willaims

    Sources (31)

    • Paul W. Williams in entry for Celia Ann Williams, "Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915"
    • Paul W Williams, "United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890"
    • Paul Williams in entry for John R. Goodman and Celia Williams Taylor, "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925"

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