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Comment by John R. Williams on September 23, 2009 at 8:20pm
Hello to my fellow Williams researchers. My biggest brick wall is my Williams line. I get back to my 2nd-great-grandfather, Wesley Williams, of Bond county, IL in the 1860's but that's as far as I can go. Would love to hear from anyone else doing research on Williams families in south central to southern Illinois.
Comment by Joann Alexander on September 23, 2009 at 2:40pm
Hi to all, my Williams line is thru my mom back to Peter Cornelius Williams born ca 1833 Al, died in Stringer, Jasper county, MS. Peter was married to Sarah E. Davis. (Williams & Davis 2 such uncommon names, lol) I can't prove past him, but have a good deal of evidence to suggest that Peter's father was John J. & his mother was Cynthia Lewis. Would love to be able to prove this link, so any help will be greatly appriecated. Good hunting to all
Comment by Carole A. Chapman on August 6, 2009 at 12:20am
My Williams is as follows:

Mary Emory Williams + Evan Davis (b. Wales ; m. 1754 PA) =
Samuel Emory Davis (b. 1756 SC) + Jane Cook (b.1763? SC ; m. 1783 SC)

These last two are Jefferson Davis' parents. I hope someone has some information about Mary Emory Williams. Probably Emory is a family name, perhaps her mother's maiden name?
Comment by Caren on July 18, 2009 at 8:32am

My Great-Great Grandmother was Margaret Hope Williams. Born in 1855 in Cedar City, Utah. Her father was William Williams Jr born in 1827 in Kemmeys Commande, England.
Comment by IIGSExecDirector on June 22, 2009 at 11:25pm
Fun Facts About the WILLIAMS Surname:
The last man killed in the U.S. Civil War was Private John J. Williams of the 34th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was killed in the battle of Palmetto Ranch, Texas, on May 13, 1865, a month after Lee's surrender.
Comment by IIGSExecDirector on June 22, 2009 at 11:25pm
WILLIAMS Surname Meaning & Origin:
1) Son or descendant of Guillemin, a pet form of Guillaume, the French form of William. 2) From the Belgic "guild-helm," harnessed with a gilded helmet or "welhelm," the shield or defense of many. 3) Derived from the given name "William," an Old French given name with Germanic elements: wil = desire, will; and helm = helmet, protection.

In Wales, adding an "s" to the end of a surname denotes "son of," pointing to Wales as the origin of many people with the Williams surname. The Williams surname is also popular in countries such as England, Scotland and Germany. Williams is the third most popular surname in the United States and Great Britain.

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