Thankful Williams

about 1738–
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Thankful

When Thankful Williams was born about 1738, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jacob Williams, was 40 and her mother, Rebecca Hubbard, was 32.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Williams
1698–1750
Rebecca Hubbard
1706–1774
John Williams
1720–
Jacob Williams
1722–
Rebecah Williams
1728–1766
Azubah Williams
1732–
Thankful Williams
1738–
Azubah Williams
1730–
Deborah Williams
1731–
Anneh Williams
1732–
Capt. Israel Williams Esq.
1744–1812

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World Events (3)

1776
Age 38
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 38
"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
Age 43
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.

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.

Possible Related Names

Wiliams
Willams
Willimas
William
Pulliam
Willaims

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