When Nathan Johnston Williams was born on 10 October 1809, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Nathan Williams, was 36 and his mother, Phebe Johnston, was 36. He married Elizabeth D Robb in 1833, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 22 June 1884, in Trenton, Gibson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Trenton, Gibson, Tennessee, United States.
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.