Eunice Williams

Brief Life History of Eunice

When Eunice Williams was born on 17 March 1822, in Belmont, Goshen Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States, her father, Isaac Williams, was 31 and her mother, Anna Thurston Starbuck, was 26. She married Milton Porter on 29 September 1839, in Morgan, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Pennsville, Penn Township, Morgan, Ohio, United States in 1870 and South Valley, Cattaraugus, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died on 21 January 1912, in Howard Lake, Wright, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Howard Lake, Wright, Minnesota, United States.

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Aaron Packer Dewees
Eunice Williams
Marriage: 1 June 1853
Isaac W DeWees
Richard Stanton Dewees

Sources (16)

  • Eunice Porter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eunice Dewees, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Eunice Dewees, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


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.

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