Elizabeth Ann "Elisha" Williams

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

The Life 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 Magisterial District, Mingo, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Harvey Magisterial 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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John Westley Deskins
Elizabeth Ann "Elisha" Williams
Marriage: from 1870 to 1872
George Washington Deskins
James M. Deskins
William Thomas Deskins
Lilburn Sydney Deskins Sr.
Rosa Lee Deskins
Achillace D. "Killace" Deskins
Nancy Anna Deskins
Dixie Deskins
Nathaniel Hale "Nathan" Deskins
Laura Edna Deskins

Spouse and Children

from 1870 to 1872
Holden, 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 (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizie A Deskins in household of John W Deskins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elisha A Deskins in household of John W Deskins, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Eliticia Deskins in household of John W Deskins, "United States Census, 1880"

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