Benjamin Williams

5 May 1839–10 February 1904 (Age 64)
Coalbrookvale, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Benjamin

When Benjamin Williams was born on 5 May 1839, in Coalbrookvale, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Williams, was 28 and his mother, Rebecca Morgan, was 25. He married Agnes Smart on 20 August 1860, in Meigs, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Aberystruth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Mason, Mason, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died on 10 February 1904, in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Williams
1839–1904
Agnes Smart
1840–1919
Marriage: 20 August 1860
Catherine Eleanor Williams
1860–1870
Benjamin S. Williams
1862–1882
Rebecca Williams
1864–1878
Edwin D. Williams
1865–1919
William Williams
1867–1869
Agnes Williams
1870–1874
Lucretia Williams
1872–1912
Martha Williams
1874–1911
John Smart Williams
1876–1914
Joseph W Williams
1879–1931
James Smart Williams
1881–1965
Thomas Richard Williams
1884–1956

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 August 1860Meigs, Ohio, United States
  • Children

    (12)

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1843
    Age 4
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1846
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · The Battle of Manassas
    Age 22
    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

    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

    SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF HOWELL HENRY AND LUCRETIA WILLIAMS MIFFLIN

    Howell Henry Mifflin son of Howell Hopkin Mifflin and Celia Morgan Mifflin was born at Malad, Oneida County, Idaho, February 11, 1868. I spent my boyhood in Malad Valley and attended school there. …

    Sources (59)

    • Benjamin Williams in household of John Williams, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • 1860 Aug - Benjamin Williams, Agnes Smart "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Benjamin William in entry for Edwin Williams, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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