Calvin Goddard Williams

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

The Life Summary of Calvin Goddard

When Calvin Goddard Williams was born on 2 June 1818, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Gen William Williams, was 52 and his mother, Nancy Ann Babcock, was 32. He married Ann S Billings on 25 October 1841. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 31 July 1863, in Connecticut, United States, 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
Ann S Billings
Marriage: 25 October 1841
Thomas Wheeler Williams
Anne Billings Williams
about 1843–about 1843
Calvin Goddard Williams
about 1845–about 1845
about 1846–about 1846
Coddington Billings Williams
about 1845–1902
Calvin Goddard Williams
William Williams Williams
Twin Boy 1 Williams
Twin Boy 2 Williams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 October 1841
  • Children


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    +3 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: 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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    Sources (38)

    • Calvin G Williams, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Calvin G. Williams, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
    • Calvin G Williams, "United States Census, 1860"

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