Reese Jones Williams Jr

17 July 1851–8 February 1933 (Age 81)
Keg Creek Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Reese Jones

When Reese Jones Williams Jr was born on 17 July 1851, in Keg Creek Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Rees Jones Williams Sr, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Davies, was 21. He married Martha Mariah Davies on 24 November 1872, in Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Kanarra Election Precinct, Kane, Utah, United States in 1880 and Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1867. He died on 8 February 1933, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Reese Jones Williams Jr
Martha Mariah Davies
Marriage: 24 November 1872
Martha Elizabeth Williams
Rees James Williams
Rachel Maria Williams
William Jones Williams
John Henry Williams
Mary Isabelle Williams
Junius Franklin Williams
Julia May Williams
Kumen Davies Williams
Wells Allison Williams

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  • Marriage
    24 November 1872Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 6
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 24
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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    Sources (106)

    • Reese Williams in household of Elizabeth Williams, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Rees J Williams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Reene Jones Williams in entry for William Jones Williams, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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