Siloam James Williams was born on 23 July 1833, in Derby, Orleans, Vermont, United States as the son of Williams and Hannah Wilson. He married Mary Ann Phelps on 13 February 1861, in Mower, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Auburn Township, Shawnee, Kansas, United States in 1915 and Geneva, Allen, Kansas, United States in 1920. He died on 16 March 1922, in Oakland, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in White City Cemetery, White City, Morris, Kansas, 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.