Olivia Melissa Williamson

5 May 1842–1903 (Age 60)
Marshall, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Olivia Melissa

When Olivia Melissa Williamson was born on 5 May 1842, in Marshall, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Jones Williamson, was 33 and her mother, Eliza B Carr, was 25. She married Elisha Monroe Fisher on 20 July 1869, in Marshall, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in District 3, Marion, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 1, Gregg, Texas, United States in 1900. She died in 1903, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 61.

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Elisha Monroe Fisher
Olivia Melissa Williamson
Marriage: 20 July 1869
Minnie Burr Fisher
Susan Alice Fisher

Spouse and Children

20 July 1869
Marshall, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 2

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Age 4

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 19

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Name Meaning

Irish: Mac Uilleam, from mac, son, and Uilleam, genitive of Uilliam, William, meaning son of William. Fitzwilliam, Williams and Mac William are forms of the name, the last being the Irish name assumed by the Bourkes of Connaught on the death of their chief William De Bourg, third earl of Ulster.Anglo-Saxon: William, William, and sun, son, meaning son of William

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Sources (3)

  • Olivia M Williamson in household of J J Williamson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • O M Fisher in household of J J Williamson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Olivia Fisher in household of D Sut Meredith, "United States Census, 1900"

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