Amos Williams Sr

Male19 May 1754–25 June 1838

Brief Life History of Amos

When Amos Williams Sr was born on 19 May 1754, in Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Williams Jr., was 39 and his mother, Mary Avery, was 29. He married Mabel Newton about 1775, in Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 25 June 1838, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Spicer Cemetery, Ledyard, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Amos Williams Sr
Mabel Newton
Marriage: about 1775
Mabel Williams
Mr. Williams
Eunice Williams
Amos C. Williams Jr
John Anson Williams

Sources (5)

  • Amos Williams, "Connecticut, Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Amos Williams, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Amos Williams, "Connecticut, Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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  • Marriage
    about 1775Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (5)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 22

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 27

    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 46

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    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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