Barnet Holloway Williams

Male6 September 1851–22 August 1933

Brief Life History of Barnet Holloway

When Barnet Holloway Williams was born on 6 September 1851, in Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina, United States, his father, John Isaiah Williams, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Miller, was 23. He married Melissa Elvira Robinson on 4 October 1877. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1860 and Easley, Pickens, South Carolina, United States for about 50 years. He died on 22 August 1933, at the age of 81, and was buried in Cedar Rock, Pickens, South Carolina, United States.

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Barnet Holloway Williams
Melissa Elvira Robinson
Marriage: 4 October 1877
Lillie Vane Williams
Edward M. Williams
John Franklin Williams
Mary Lee Williams
James Andrew Williams
Marinda Jane Williams
Nellie Edith Williams
Barnett Osborne Williams
Florida " Flossie" Williams

Sources (14)

  • Barnet Williams in household of John J Williams, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Barnett H. Williams, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
  • Barnett H in entry for Mrs Flossie Williams Hiott and Mrs Flossic Hiott, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 October 1877
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 9

    In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.


    Age 12

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 24

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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