George Washington Williams

1830–1866 (Age 35)
Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Williams was born on 26 August 1830, in Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Thaddeus Williams, was 56 and his mother, Eliza Innis, was 35. He married Hannah Church Sisson on 26 May 1853, in Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. In 1853, at the age of 23, his occupation is listed as painter in Massachusetts, United States. He died in 1866, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 36.

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George Washington Williams
1830–1866
Hannah Church Sisson
1832–1859
Marriage: 26 May 1853
Ira Luther Williams
1856–1862
Luella Frances Williams
1857–1859

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
26 May 1853
Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
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World Events (5)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 6

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1846

Age 16

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • George W Williams, "Massachusetts, State Census, 1855"
  • George W. Williams in entry for Hannah C. Williams, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • George W. Williams in entry for Suella Frances Williams, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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