Ruth Caroline Williams

1 January 1851–22 July 1887 (Age 36)
Jackson, Alabama, United States

The Life of Ruth Caroline

When Ruth Caroline Williams was born on 1 January 1851, in Jackson, Alabama, United States, her father, Jacob Marion Williams, was 36 and her mother, Rebecca Mariah Crouch Williams, was 28. She married William Marion Rorex on 17 November 1872, in Jackson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Allison, Jackson, Alabama, United States in 1870. She died on 22 July 1887, in Jackson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Rorex Cemetery, Stevenson, Jackson, Alabama, United States.

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William Marion Rorex
Ruth Caroline Williams
Marriage: 17 November 1872
Wilson Larry Rorex
Eliza Rorex
Samuel Newton Rorex

Spouse and Children

17 November 1872
Jackson, Alabama, United States


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World Events (7)


Age 0

Alabama State Capitol Building was completed in 1851. Additions to the building were made several times. The Capitol was restored in 1992.
1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 10

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Rutha Williams in household of Jac M Williams, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ruth Williams in household of Jacob Williams, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rutha Williams, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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