When Samuel Kinsey Williams was born on 13 August 1842, in Logan, Ohio, United States, his father, Jacob K Williams, was 34 and his mother, Jane Elizabeth Baldwin, was 27. He married Caroline Hedges on 23 November 1865, in Logan, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Green Township, Shelby, Ohio, United States for about 30 years and Quincy, Logan, Ohio, United States in 1917. He died on 24 January 1917, in Quincy, Miami Township, Logan, Ohio, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Quincy Cemetery, Quincy, Logan, Ohio, 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.