Seth Williams Sr.

22 August 1742–19 November 1814 (Age 72)
Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Seth

When Seth Williams Sr. was born on 22 August 1742, in Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, David Williams, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Williams, was 30. He married Azubah Williams on 11 September 1783, in Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 19 November 1814, at the age of 72, and was buried in Quabbin Park Cemetery, Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Seth Williams Sr.
Azubah Williams
Marriage: 11 September 1783
Mary Williams
Azubah Williams
Zury Williams
Lucy Williams
Seth Williams Jr.
Phebe Williams
Paul Williams

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    Azubah Williams


11 September 1783
Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


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Age 34

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 34

"""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 · The First Constitution

Age 39

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Seth Williams in entry for Lucy Amsden, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Seth Williams, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Seth in entry for Paul Williams, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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