John Williams

about 1801–
Mason, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John

When John Williams was born about 1801, in Mason, Kentucky, United States, his father, Archibald Williams, was 23 and his mother, Mary Polly Ross, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Archibald Williams
1778–1847
Mary Polly Ross
1779–1850
John Williams
1801–
James Williams
1803–
Debby Williams
1805–
William Williams
1807–
John Davidson Williams
1808–1872
Matilda Williams
1809–
Joseph Ross Williams
1810–1877
Adah Williams
1814–1842
Presley Williams
1816–1883

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World Events (3)

1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

Age 0

The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.
1803

Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 2

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

Name Meaning

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

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

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