Dicie Tesson

1816–1898 (Age 83)
Jefferson, Missouri, United States

The Life of Dicie

When Dicie Tesson was born in 1816, in Jefferson, Missouri, United States, her father, Jean Baptiste Honore Tesson, was 46 and her mother, Marie Margaret Bolly, was 32. She married Thomas Wilkerson Williams on 29 January 1837, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Post Oak Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Post Oak, Johnson, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 27 December 1898, at the age of 82, and was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Post Oak Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States.

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Dicie Tesson
Thomas Wilkerson Williams
Marriage: 29 January 1837
Mary Ann Williams
Thomas J. Williams
Elizabeth Williams
Martha Jane Wiliams
William Williams
Mary Jane Williams
Margaret Williams
Anderson Williams
John Milton Wiliams
Charles Elliot Williams
Stephen Decator Williams
James H. Williams

Spouse & Children

  • Female1816–1898Female

  • Thomas Wilkerson Williams


29 January 1837
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States


  • Mary Ann Williams


  • Thomas J. Williams


  • Elizabeth Williams


  • Martha Jane Wiliams


  • William Williams


+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Jean Baptiste Honore Tesson


  • Female1784–1828Female



  • Jean Baptiste Tesson


  • Francois Honore Tesson


  • Simon Honore Tesson


  • Abraham Hugh Tesson


  • Female1810–1842Female

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · The Missouri Compromise

Age 4

The Missouri territorial legislature submitted a request for statehood as a slave state to the U.S. Congress in December 1818. Due to interest in keeping a balance between the number of slave states to free states across the country, legislation known as The Missouri Compromise was created. This allowed Maine to be admitted as a free state and Missouri to be admitted as a slave state. The Missouri Compromise also specified that the Louisiana Purchase territory north of latitude 36° 30' would be reserved for free states and territory south would be reserved for slave states.
1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 22

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.

Name Meaning

French: from a dialect word meaning ‘badger’, applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way.

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

Sources (3)

  • Dicia Williams in household of Thomas Williams, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Dicie Williams in household of T W Williams, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Dicy Williams in household of Thomas W Williams, "United States Census, 1850"

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