Clara Williams Reed

6 January 1817–29 August 1869 (Age 52)
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Clara Williams

When Clara Williams Reed was born on 6 January 1817, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Hodges Reed, was 26 and her mother, Clarissa Hodges, was 28. She married Benjamin Webb Williams on 25 May 1846, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1860. She died on 29 August 1869, in West Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Benjamin Webb Williams
Clara Williams Reed
Marriage: 25 May 1846
Henry Webb Williams
Florence Evelyn Williams

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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 2
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal
Age 3
The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 15
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (17)

  • Clara W Williams in household of Benj W Williams, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Clara R. in entry for James H. Ricketson and Florence E. Williams Brooks, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Reed in entry for Henry W Williams, "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920"

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