Lewis Williams

about 1825–11 June 1876 (Age 51)
Frankford, Greenbrier, Virginia, United States

The Life of Lewis

When Lewis Williams was born about 1825, in Frankford, Greenbrier, Virginia, United States, his father, Richard Williams, was 49 and his mother, Thankful Morrison, was 42. He lived in Wilmington, Will, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Wesley Township, Will, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 11 June 1876, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

Richard Williams
1776–1843
Thankful Morrison
1783–1854
John Williams
1801–1891
Margaret Williams
1812–
Lewis Williams
1825–1876
Elizabeth Williams
1805–1886
Elijah Williams
1805–1857
Richard Avis Williams
1808–
Andrew Williams
1809–
Elijah Williams
1810–
Eliniah Williams
1811–
Matilda Williams
1814–1880
William L Williams
1816–1876
Madison Williams
1823–

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 7

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 14

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

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 (2)

  • Lewis Williams in household of John Williams, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Louise Williams in household of John Williams, "United States Census, 1860"

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