Elizabeth Williams

23 October 1834–1 February 1897 (Age 62)
Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Williams was born on 23 October 1834, in Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, William Williams, was 23 and her mother, Rachel David, was 23. She married James Shadrach Lewis on 28 March 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 February 1897, at the age of 62, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Shadrach Lewis
1829–1917
Elizabeth Williams
1834–1897
Marriage: 28 March 1857
Elizabeth Ann Lewis
1855–1935
Robert Lewis
1870–1901
James William Lewis
1858–1929
John Henry Lewis
1860–1931
William Morgan Lewis
1863–1938
Thomas David Lewis
1865–1961

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place
    Age 5
    The Rebecca Riots were a group of protests in west Wales from 1839-1843. The people involved were mostly poor farmers, primarily men dressed as women. The group was called “Rebecca and her daughters”, a title believed to have come the book of Genesis. They mostly fought against the toll-gates. There is only record of one death during the riots: a young Sarah Williams had been warned that the rioters were coming, but upon refusing to leave, was killed.
    1863
    Age 29
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Wiliams
    Willams
    Willimas
    William
    Pulliam
    Willaims

    Sources (26)

    • Elizabeth in entry for Thomas David Lewis, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Elizabeth Willim in household of Willim Willim, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Elizabeth Williams in entry for Robert W Lewis, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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