Thirza Steele

11 July 1804–23 February 1899 (Age 94)
Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Thirza

When Thirza Steele was born on 11 July 1804, in Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Selah Steele, was 40 and her mother, Trial Stedman, was 41. She married Albert W. Williams on 11 April 1824, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1880. She died on 23 February 1899, in New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Albert W. Williams
1802–1886
Thirza Steele
1804–1899
Marriage: 11 April 1824
Rosetta North Williams
1827–1918
Orrin Elisha Williams
1829–1829
Henry Elisha Williams
1830–1923
John Selah Williams
1831–
Selah Albert Williams
1833–1852
Charles Orrin Williams
1836–1837
Charles Orrin Williams
1839–
Amy Andrews " Emma" Williams
1842–1930
John Selah Williams
1846–1923

Spouse and Children

    Albert W. Williams

    Male1802–1886Male

    Female1804–1899Female

MARRIAGE
11 April 1824
Connecticut, United States
children

(9)

    Rosetta North Williams

    Female1827–1918Female

    Orrin Elisha Williams

    Male1829–1829Male

    Henry Elisha Williams

    Male1830–1923Male

    John Selah Williams

    Male1831–Male

    Selah Albert Williams

    Male1833–1852Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 8

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 25

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English stele ‘steel’, hence a nickname for someone considered as hard and durable as steel, or metonymic occupational name for a foundry worker.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Thursa Williams in household of Albert Williams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thirza Steele Williams, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Memorial. Genealogy, and ecclesiastical history [of First church, New Britain, Conn.] To which is added an appendix, with explanatory notes, and a full index ... By Alfred Andrews ... Andrews, Alfred, 1797-1876

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