Robert Jefferson Williams

Male1839–about 1883

Brief Life History of Robert Jefferson

When Robert Jefferson Williams was born in 1839, in Carthage, Smith, Tennessee, United States, his father, Solomon Taylor Williams, was 30 and his mother, Malinda Elizabeth Morgan, was 27. He married Frances Adlaid Barnes on 15 November 1860, in Leake, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Beat 1, Leake, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Carthage, Leake, Mississippi, United States in 1880. He died about 1883, in Wesson, Copiah, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 45.

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Robert Jefferson Williams
Frances Adlaid Barnes
Marriage: 15 November 1860
Sarah Adlaid Williams
Anna Virginia Williams
Emma Caroline Williams
Adda Williams
Louie Dow Williams
Robert Henry Williams
Benjamin Noah Williams

Sources (2)

  • Adda Williams in the 1880 United States Federal Census
  • Robert J. Williams, "Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911"

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  • Marriage
    15 November 1860Leake, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 7

    Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.


    Age 22

    Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

    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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