Paul Whitin Williams

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

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

Spouse and Children

26 November 1846
Whitinsville, Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Paul W Williams, "United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890"
  • Paul Williams, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Paul Williams, "United States Census, 1880"

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