Watson W. Williams

12 March 1851–2 April 1926 (Age 75)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Watson W.

When Watson W. Williams was born on 12 March 1851, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Charles R. Williams, was 44 and his mother, Lydia Watson, was 41. He married Sarah E. Grier on 7 February 1878, in Blackwood, Camden, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Deptford Township, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States for about 40 years. He died on 2 April 1926, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mantua, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States.

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Watson W. Williams
Sarah E. Grier
Marriage: 7 February 1878
Laura Emma Williams
Sophia Williams
Lydia Rebecca Williams
Sarah E. Williams
Rebecca L. Williams
Samuel Dean Williams
George W. Williams

Spouse and Children

7 February 1878
Blackwood, Camden, New Jersey, United States


    Laura Emma Williams


    Sophia Williams


    Lydia Rebecca Williams


    Sarah E. Williams


    Rebecca L. Williams


+3 More Children

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World Events (8)


Age 10

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 21

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • Watson Williams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Watson Williams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Watson Williams, "United States Census, 1900"

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