John Williams

Lyons, Granville, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John

When John Williams was born in 1852, in Lyons, Granville, North Carolina, United States, his father, M Whittington Williams, was 28 and his mother, Mary Adeline Whitaker, was 26.

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M Whittington Williams
Mary Adeline Whitaker
Lafayette Williams
Siley Williams
Thomas Williams
Whitson Williams
John Williams
Samuel Wilkey Williams
Luciller Candice Williams
Rhoda Joyce Williams
Jonathon Lafayette Williams
Julia Margaret Williams
John Birchet Williams
Rufus Sherman Williams
Sidney Johnson Williams
Lola Whitington Williams

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World Events (3)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 1

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 11

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

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

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

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