John Williamson

Brief Life History of John

When John Williamson was born about 1752, in Flatbush, Kings, New York, United States, his father, Steven Williamson, was 37 and his mother, Heyltje Janse Van Wickelen, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Steven Williamson
1716–
Heyltje Janse Van Wickelen
1723–
Jeremias Williamson
1739–
William Williamson
1741–1755
Ida Williamson
1742–
Metye Williamson
1744–
Lucretia Williamson
1745–
Mayken Williamson
1746–
Antje Williamson
1748–
Jan Williamson
1750–
Nicholas Williamson
1750–
John Williamson
1752–
Antye Williamson
1757–
Jeremiah Williamson
1752–1846
William Williamson
1755–1830
Ann Williamson
1764–1852
Jannetje Williamson
1766–

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    World Events (3)

    1776

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776

    New York is the 11th state.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    Name Meaning

    English (Northern) and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name William + patronymic -son ‘son of William’. This surname is also found in Northern Ireland (Ulster), especially in Antrim.

    Americanized form of Norwegian, Danish, and North German Wilhelmsen , Swedish Wilhelmsson, or Dutch and North German Willemsen , all cognates of 1.

    History: This surname was brought to North America from northern England and northern Ireland independently by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. Timothy Williamson is recorded in Plymouth Colony in 1643.

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

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