Daniel Randall Williams

7 August 1802–3 October 1880 (Age 78)
Lima, Livingston, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Daniel Randall

When Daniel Randall Williams was born on 7 August 1802, in Lima, Livingston, New York, United States, his father, Daniel Williams, was 31 and his mother, Lovina Hovey, was 31. He married Mary Allard Ayers in 1822, in Livingston, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1857. He died on 3 October 1880, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Randall Williams
Mary Allard Ayers
Marriage: 1822
George Oscar Williams
Sarah Elizabeth Williams
George Sumner Williams
Harriet Cordelia Williams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1822Livingston, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 19
    On 23 February 1821, Livingston County, New York was formed from Ontario and Genesee Counties. The county was named in honor of Chancellor Robert R. Livingston, who helped draft the Declaration of Independence and negotiated the Louisiana Purchase.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 23
    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: 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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    Daniel Randall Williams

    Born in Lima, New York, 8-7-1802. About 1825, he married Mary Allard Ayers in New York. She was born about 1804, said to have been the daughter of John Ayers. They were living in Ridgeway, Orlean …

    Sources (40)

    • Daniel Williams, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Daniel R Williams in entry for Harriet C Lasell, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • D R Williams, "United States Census, 1880"

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