Benjamin S. Williams

8 September 1862–13 October 1882 (Age 20)
Shawnee, Perry, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin S.

When Benjamin S. Williams was born on 8 September 1862, in Shawnee, Perry, Ohio, United States, his father, Benjamin Williams, was 23 and his mother, Agnes Smart, was 22. He died on 13 October 1882, in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States.

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Age 1
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
Age 2
Historical Boundaries 1864: Owyee, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Oneida, Idaho, United States
1868 · Impeach the President!
Age 6
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.

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.

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Benny Williams

Due to the civil war the town in Ohio that Benjamin was born in was overrun with soliders. It was dangerous to live in. So Agnes (his mom) had to cross the Ohio River to escape it. Also turning this t …

Sources (12)

  • Benjamin Williams in household of Benjamin Williams, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benjamin Williams in household of Benj Williams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Benjamin S Williams - Individual or family possessions: birth: 8 September 1862; Shawnee, Perry, Ohio, United States

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