Elizabeth Williams

8 May 1838–4 June 1919 (Age 81)
Newmarket, Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Williams was born on 8 May 1838, in Newmarket, Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, John Williams, was 22 and her mother, Mary Parry, was 25. She married David Grant on 21 December 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She immigrated to Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States in 1856 and lived in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 4 June 1919, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Grant
1816–1868
Elizabeth Williams
1838–1919
Marriage: 21 December 1856
James Grant
1857–1927
Peter Mill Grant
1859–1882
Elizabeth Ann Grant
1860–1939
Sarah Jane Grant
1862–1944
Mary Mills Grant
1864–1960
John Williams Grant
1865–1948
Margaret W. Grant
1867–1931
Rosetta Grant
1869–1952

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848
    Age 10
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1863
    Age 25
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Wiliams
    Willams
    Willimas
    William
    Pulliam
    Willaims

    Story Highlight

    Elizabeth William, Pioneer Travel

    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Williams, Elizabeth Birth Date: May 1838 Death Date: Unknown Gender: Female Age: 18 Company:Edward Bunker Company (1856) Pioneer Information: daughter of …

    Sources (59)

    • Elizabeth Grant, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Williams in entry for Oskar E Hamilton and E Winifred Preston, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Elizabeth Mcfarland in entry for Alex Mcfarland, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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