Nathan Johnston Williams

Male10 October 1809–22 June 1884

Brief Life History of Nathan Johnston

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.

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Nathan Johnston Williams
Elizabeth D Robb
Marriage: 1833
Julia Ann Williams
Vitura Virginia Williams
Nancy Robb Williams
William Henry Harrison Williams
Martha Jane Williams
James Williams
Nathan Johnston Williams

Sources (15)

  • Johnson Williams, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Johnston Williams, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Johnac Williams in entry for Vitora V. Hudson, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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  • Marriage
    1833Gibson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 3

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 21

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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