When Mary Elizabeth Williams was born in June 1835, in Mendham, Mendham Township, Morris, New Jersey, British Colonial America, her father, Cornelius M Williams, was 25 and her mother, Phebe M Roff, was 27. She married John A. Wier on 24 September 1853, in Mendham, Mendham Township, Morris, New Jersey, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Jackson, Kansas, United States in 1910. She died in Boonton, Morris, New Jersey, United States, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Boonton, Morris, New Jersey, 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.