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.
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.
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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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