Samuel Williams

Maleabout 1790–10 August 1869

Brief Life History of Samuel

Samuel Williams was born about 1790. He married Susan Sherman on 11 August 1814, in Edgecomb, Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Edgecomb, Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America in 1850. He died on 10 August 1869, in Edgecomb, Lincoln, Maine, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Williams
1790–1869
Susan Sherman
1795–
Marriage: 11 August 1814
Eben B. Williams
1824–1905
Arleta Williams
1826–
Catherine Williams
1828–
Elisha S. Williams
1830–1854
Thomas S. Williams
1833–1872
Ellen A. Williams
1835–
Charles E. Williams
1848–1872
Edward Williams
1841–1872

Sources (15)

  • Samuel Williams, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel Williams, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Samuel Williams in entry for Thomas L Williams, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 August 1814Edgecomb, Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1791

    Age 1

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    1804 · Whitehead Light

    Age 14

    In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

    1812

    Age 22

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    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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