Epsy Jane Williams

Female10 January 1831–16 January 1910

Brief Life History of Epsy Jane

When Epsy Jane Williams was born on 10 January 1831, in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States, her father, Alexander Williams, was 27 and her mother, Isabella Gill, was 24. She married General William Byram Pace on 25 March 1852, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 16 January 1910, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

General William Byram Pace
Epsy Jane Williams
Marriage: 25 March 1852
Martha Jane Pace
Byron Francis Pace
William James Pace
Isabell Lucinda Pace
Zelnora Isadora Pace
Epsy Albina Pace
Sidney Alexander Pace, Sr.
Alice Elizabeth Pace
Elijah Pace
Elisha Pace
John Henry Pace
Olive Etta Pace
Caroline Williams Pace
Frankie Pace
Franklin Pace

Sources (39)

  • Efesy Pace, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Epsy J Williams in entry for John C Snow and Caroline W Leetham, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Epsy Jane Williams in entry for William James Pace, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 March 1852Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children (15)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 1

    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.


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries: 1836: Knox, Illinois, United States


    Age 21

    Historical Boundaries: 1852: Desert, Utah Territory, United States* *Became extinct in 1862

    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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    A BIOGRAPHY OF ALEXANDER WILLIAMS by Croxier Kimball “The longer I live the more I am convinced that that which makes the only difference between the weak and the powerful, the great and the insigni …

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