Harriet Rosella Williams

14 September 1848–13 December 1900 (Age 52)
Pike Township, Carter, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Harriet Rosella

When Harriet Rosella Williams was born on 14 September 1848, in Pike Township, Carter, Missouri, United States, her father, Richard Williams, was 44 and her mother, Sarah Corina Elmer, was 34. She married Edgar A. Fillmore on 25 December 1866, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Payson, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 13 December 1900, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Benjamin Cemetery, Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edgar A. Fillmore
Harriet Rosella Williams
Marriage: 25 December 1866
Drusilla Rosetta Fillmore
Roselpha Jane Fillmore
George Riley Fillmore
Valeria Maybell Fillmore
William Lee Fillmore
Sarah Corinna Fillmore

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1866Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 9
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 12
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 15
    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.

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    Story Highlight

    Crossing the Plains (Harriet Rosella Williams)

    Uriah Curtis Company (1852) Age at Departure: 3 Traveled with Sarah Corina Loveless (Age: 38) Washington Williams (Age: 18) Lyman Johnson Swett (Age: 16) Louisa Williams (Age: 10) William Depew (Ag …

    Sources (22)

    • Harriet Fillmore in household of Edgar Fillmore, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Harriet Wiliams in entry for Ben W Jones and Maybel Fillmore, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Harriet Roselpha Williams in entry for William Lee Fillmore, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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