James Williamson

18 December 1803–11 October 1882 (Age 78)
Rufford, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Williamson was born on 18 December 1803, in Rufford, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Williamson, was 33 and his mother, Ann Holme, was 23. He married Ann Polit Aldred on 1 May 1831, in Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Red Creek, Iron, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 11 October 1882, in Paragonah, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Williamson
Ann Polit Aldred
Marriage: 1 May 1831
Elizabeth Williamson
Ellen Williamson
John Williamson
Elizabeth Anne Williamson
Mary Williamson
Martha Williamson
William Williamson
John Williamson
James Williamson
Betsy Williamson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 May 1831Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 5
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 22
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English (Northern) and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name William + patronymic -son ‘son of William’. This surname is also found in Northern Ireland (Ulster), especially in Antrim.Americanized form of Norwegian, Danish, and North German Wilhelmsen , Swedish Wilhelmsson, or Dutch and North German Willemsen , all cognates of 1.History: This surname was brought to North America from northern England and northern Ireland independently by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. Timothy Williamson is recorded in Plymouth Colony in 1643.

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

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    James Williamson

    JAMES WILLIAMSON HISTORY Died at 72 years 9 months and 22 days. Father John Williamson and mother Ann Holms. James Williamson was born on December 18, 1803, (other dates of …

    Sources (39)

    • Jas Williamson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James Williamson in entry for Ellen Williamson Watts, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • James Williamson, "United States Census, 1870"

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