When Mahala Jane O. Williams was born on 26 November 1848, in Van Buren, Arkansas, United States, her father, Daniel Williams, was 30 and her mother, Malinda Polk, was 25. She married Charles Wesley Huie on 4 July 1867, in Van Buren, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Glenwood, Pike, Arkansas, United States in 1910. She died on 22 June 1915, in Van Buren, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Choctaw Cemetery, Monroe, Arkansas, United States.
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.