Lucian Williams

18 February 1833–20 October 1892 (Age 59)
St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Lucian

When Lucian Williams was born on 18 February 1833, in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, his father, Henry Lovell Williams, was 32 and his mother, Betsy Reed, was 34. He married Lydia Angeline Sherman on 16 February 1854. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine, United States in 1860. He died on 20 October 1892, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 59.

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Lucian Williams
Lydia Angeline Sherman
Marriage: 16 February 1854
Henry Williams
Angie F Williams
Melville S. Williams

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 3
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished
Age 15
In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.
1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition
Age 18
In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for "medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated "purchaser", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level.

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 (22)

  • Lucien Williams in household of John Sherman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lucian Williams in household of Henry L Williams, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lucius Williams, "United States Census, 1880"

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