Elizabeth Ann "Elisha" Williams

15 September 1852–30 January 1937 (Age 84)
John's Creek, Pike, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Ann "Elisha"

When Elizabeth Ann "Elisha" Williams was born on 15 September 1852, in John's Creek, Pike, Kentucky, United States, her father, Archilles Williams, was 28 and her mother, Nancy McCoy, was 23. She married John Westley Deskins from 1870 to 1872, in Holden, Logan, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Hardee District, Mingo, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Harvey District, Mingo, West Virginia, United States in 1910. She died on 30 January 1937, in Mingo, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Nolan, Mingo, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Westley Deskins
Elizabeth Ann "Elisha" Williams
Marriage: from 1870 to 1872
George Washington Deskins
James M. Deskins
William Thomas Deskins
Lilburn Sidney Deskins Sr.
Rosa Lee Deskins
Achillace D. "Killace" Deskins
Nancy Anna Deskins
Dixie Deskins
Nathaniel Hale "Nathan" Deskins
Laura Edna Deskins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    from 1870 to 1872Holden, Logan, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 23
    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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    Sources (17)

    • Elizie A Deskins in household of John W Deskins, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Armue in entry for Killace Deskins, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"
    • Elisha A Deskins in household of John W Deskins, "United States Census, 1900"

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