Calvin Goddard Williams

1818–31 July 1863 (Age 45)
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Calvin Goddard

When Calvin Goddard Williams was born in 1818, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, William Williams, was 53 and his mother, Rhoda Babcock, was 49. He married Ann Billings on 25 October 1841. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 31 July 1863, at the age of 45, and was buried in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Calvin Goddard Williams
1818–1863
Ann Billings
1821–1890
Marriage: 25 October 1841
Thomas Wheeler Williams
1842–
Anne Billings Williams
1842–1872
Williams
1843–1843
Calvin Goddard Williams
1844–1844
Williams
1845–1845
Williams
1846–1846
Coddington Billings Williams
1845–1902
Calvin Goddard Williams
1852–1903
William Williams Williams
1855–1908
Twin Boy 1 Williams
1859–1859
Twin Boy 2 Williams
1859–1859

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 October 1841
children

(11)

    Thomas Wheeler Williams

    Male1842–Male

    Anne Billings Williams

    Female1842–1872Female

    Williams

    Male1843–1843Male

    Calvin Goddard Williams

    Male1844–1844Male

    Williams

    Male1845–1845Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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. 
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 11

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 14

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 (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Calvin G Williams, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Calvin G in entry for Thomas Wheeler Williams, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Calvin G. Williams, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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