John Franklin Williamson

Brief Life History of John Franklin

When John Franklin Williamson was born in 1818, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Jarvis Williamson, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 28. He married Harriet Sadler on 6 June 1839, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Civil District 10, Jackson, Tennessee, United States in 1840. He died about 1862, in Wayne, Illinois, United States, at the age of 45.

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John Franklin Williamson
Harriet Sadler
Marriage: 6 June 1839
Elizabeth Williamson
Charlotte C. Williamson
John C Williamson
William C Williamson
James Williamson
Silas F. Williamson
Jerome B Williamson

Sources (3)

  • John Williamson, "United States Census, 1840"
  • John Williamson in entry for S Williamson, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • John Williamson, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


Historical Boundaries: 1819: Wayne, Illinois, United States

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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 (Northern) and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name William + patronymic -son ‘son of William’. This surname is also found in Northern Ireland (Ulster), especially in Antrim.

Americanized form of Norwegian, Danish, and North German Wilhelmsen , Swedish Wilhelmsson, or Dutch and North German Willemsen , all cognates of 1.

History: This surname was brought to North America from northern England and northern Ireland independently by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. Timothy Williamson is recorded in Plymouth Colony in 1643.

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

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