When Daniel D Williams was born on 27 November 1795, in Augusta-Richmond County, Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, United States, his father, Thomas Williams, was 30 and his mother, Prudence Reynolds, was 32. He married Temperance Doudna on 2 December 1818, in Stillwater MM, Belmont, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Warren Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 11 August 1868, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Vermilion Grove Cemetery, Vermilion Grove, Vermilion, Illinois, 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.