Andrew Jackson Williams

Brief Life History of Andrew Jackson

When Andrew Jackson Williams was born in 1854, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States, his father, Aaron Leroy P. Williams, was 32 and his mother, Martha Ann Hill, was 28. He married Ellanda Jane Kissire on 7 November 1875, in Center Ridge, Conway, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Lick Mountain, Conway, Arkansas, United States in 1880. He died in November 1894, in Center Ridge, Conway, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Conway, Arkansas, United States.

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Andrew Jackson Williams
Ellanda Jane Kissire
Marriage: 7 November 1875
Mary Lugenia Williams
Martha Ann Williams
Margaret Delphenia Williams
Ollie Pearl Williams
John Jackson Williams
Arthur Lee Williams

Sources (2)

  • A J Williams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • A. J. Williams, "Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944"

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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