Paul Whitin Williams

Male15 February 1826–about 1884

Brief Life History 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 59.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Paul Whitin? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Paul Whitin Williams
Miriam S. Coon
Marriage: 26 November 1846
Daniel Waldow Williams
Celia Ann Williams
Jane Adalaide Williams

Sources (31)

  • Paul W Williams, "United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890"
  • Paul Whitin Williams, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Michigan, County Marriages, 1822-1940

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.


    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

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.