John Pressley Williams

13 August 1867–29 September 1955 (Age 88)
York, York, South Carolina, United States

The Life of John Pressley

When John Pressley Williams was born on 13 August 1867, in York, York, South Carolina, United States, his father, Frank Williams, was 26 and his mother, Mary Thomas, was 22. He married Amanda Alice Foster about 1887, in York, York, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Cross Keys, Union, South Carolina, United States in 1910 and Laurens, South Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 29 September 1955, in Whitmire, Newberry, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Whitmire, Newberry, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Pressley Williams
Amanda Alice Foster
Marriage: about 1887
Preston Brook Williams
Bessie Williams
Rowland Oscar Williams
Amy (Ammie) Idabell Williams
John Baxter Williams
Sallie Estell Williams
Claude Shealey Williams
Winnie Odell Williams
Lola Mae Williams

Spouse and Children

about 1887
York, York, South Carolina, United States


    Preston Brook Williams


    Bessie Williams


    Rowland Oscar Williams


    Amy (Ammie) Idabell Williams



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Frank Williams





World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1871 · KKK Supression

Age 4

In March of 1871, in an attempt to supress the Ku Klux Klan in South Carolina, President Grant sends troops in. Later that year in October, the KKK are told to disarm and break up. They do not do this and later many are arrested by the US marshals.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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 (3)

  • J P Williams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John P Williams in household of William M Gilliam, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John P Williams, "United States Census, 1910"

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