Catherine Ann Williams

11 December 1819–6 May 1886 (Age 66)
Kanawha, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Catherine Ann

When Catherine Ann Williams was born on 11 December 1819, in Kanawha, Virginia, United States, her father, William Marshall Williams, was 48 and her mother, Esther Ruffner, was 22. She married Robert Owens on 22 October 1837, in Fairfield, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Iron City, Iron, Utah, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 May 1886, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Smithfield City Cemetery, Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Owens
Catherine Ann Williams
Marriage: 22 October 1837
Jerome Owens
Josephine Owens
Isabelle Owens
Nephy Owens
Mary Elizabeth Owens
Sarah Owens
Robert Owens
George Washington Owens

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 October 1837Fairfield, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""
    Age 5
    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
    Age 25
    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    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 (27)

    • Catherine Owens en la familia de Robert Owens, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Catharine Ann Williams, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • D Williams in entry for George D Owens, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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