John Winslow Williams Jr.1

M, #15647, b. 20 November 1923, d. 21 October 1978
     John Winslow Williams Jr. was born on 20 November 1923 in Maine.1,2 He was the son of Lt. Col John Winslow Williams and Emma Kaiulani Sewall.3 John Winslow Williams Jr. died on 21 October 1978 in Fayston, Vermont, at the age of 54.2


  1. [S231] 1930 US Census, Election District 9, Baltimore, Maryland.
  2. [S392] Website ( "# 53674924."
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, as retrieved on 11 Dec 2005 02:56:28 GMT.

Louise Lane Williams1

F, #2140, b. 1 August 1894, d. 17 February 1975
     Louise Lane Williams was born on 1 August 1894 in Union Township, Ohio.2,3 She was the daughter of F.M. Williams and Clara Lane. Louise Lane Williams married Professor Sewall Green Wright, son of Phillip Green Wright and Elizabeth Quincy Sewall, on 10 September 1921 in Licking County, Ohio.3 Louise Lane Williams died on 17 February 1975 in hospital, Maddison, Wisconsin, at the age of 80.4

Children of Louise Lane Williams and Professor Sewall Green Wright


  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S210] Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Chicago Tribune (IL) - February 19, 1975.

Martha Richardson Williams1

F, #10037, b. 23 July 1837, d. 6 January 1909
     Martha Richardson Williams was born on 23 July 1837.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Williams and Polly Richardson.1 Martha Richardson Williams married Alfred Pierce on 6 December 1865.1 Martha Richardson Williams died on 6 January 1909 at the age of 71.1

Child of Martha Richardson Williams and Alfred Pierce


  1. [S101] Various editors, Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, p. 104.
  2. [S101] Various editors, Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, p. 108.

Mary Williams1

F, #5706
     Mary Williams was the daughter of Benjamin Williams and Elizabeth Boyleston.1 Mary Williams is also recorded as Polly.1 She married Andrew Tewksbury.1

Child of Mary Williams and Andrew Tewksbury


  1. [S46] Various contributors, Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 48 p. 340.

Mary Ellen Williams

F, #26037
     Mary Ellen Williams married Horace Rutherford Hulburd.

Child of Mary Ellen Williams and Horace Rutherford Hulburd

Nathan Winslow Williams

M, #23120
     Nathan Winslow Williams married Anne Tyler Foster.

Child of Nathan Winslow Williams and Anne Tyler Foster

Deacon Nathaniel Williams1

M, #7846, b. 1642, d. 1714?
     Deacon Nathaniel Williams was born in 1642.2 He married Mary Oliver, daughter of Peter Oliver and Sarah Newdigate, in 1674 in Boston.2 Deacon Nathaniel Williams died in 1714?2

Child of Deacon Nathaniel Williams and Mary Oliver


  1. [S75] Frederick Lewis Weis, Colonial Clergy, p. 226.
  2. [S123] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700.

Rev. Nathaniel Williams

M, #7970, b. 25 August 1675, d. 10 January 1737/38
     Rev. Nathaniel Williams was born on 25 August 1675 in Boston. He was the son of Deacon Nathaniel Williams and Mary Oliver. Rev. Nathaniel Williams graduated in 1693 from Harvard.1 He died on 10 January 1737/38 in Boston at the age of 62.


  1. [S75] Frederick Lewis Weis, Colonial Clergy, p. 229.

Nellie A. Williams

F, #25903
     Nellie A. Williams married David J. Evans.

Child of Nellie A. Williams and David J. Evans

Rose Isabelle Williams1

F, #26152, b. 19 November 1909, d. 4 September 1996
     Rose Isabelle Williams was born on 19 November 1909 in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.1 She was the daughter of Cornelius Coffin Williams and Edwina Dakin.1 Rose Isabelle Williams died on 4 September 1996 in Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York, at the age of 86.1


  1. [S392] Website ( "#9347."

Sarah B. Williams1

F, #3106, d. March 1822
     Sarah B. Williams was the daughter of Rev. Abraham Williams and Anne Buckminster.2 Sarah B. Williams married Rev. Timothy Fuller, son of Jacob Fuller and Abigail Holton, on 31 October 1771.1,3 Sarah B. Williams died in March 1822.3

Children of Sarah B. Williams and Rev. Timothy Fuller


  1. [S24] Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb, Early New England People, p.164.
  2. [S24] Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb, Early New England People, p.276.
  3. [S280] Arthur Buckminster Fuler, Historical notices of Thomas Fuller, p. 20.
  4. [S24] Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb, Early New England People, p.277.

Thomas Williams1

M, #10035, b. 2 March 1791, d. 3 April 1864
     Thomas Williams was born on 2 March 1791.1 He was the son of Capt. John Williams and Anne Brown.1 Thomas Williams married Polly Richardson on 2 November 1816.1 Thomas Williams died on 3 April 1864 at the age of 73.1

Child of Thomas Williams and Polly Richardson


  1. [S101] Various editors, Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, p. 104.

Thomas Lanier Williams1

M, #2649
     Thomas Lanier Williams married Isabella Coffin, daughter of Cornelius W. Coffin and Nancy McCorkle.1

Children of Thomas Lanier Williams and Isabella Coffin


  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966.

Thomas Lanier Williams1

M, #2652, b. 26 March 1911, d. 25 February 1983
     Thomas Lanier Williams, who later chose the name Tennessee Williams. He was born on 26 March 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi.1,2 He was the son of Cornelius Coffin Williams and Edwina Dakin.1 Thomas Lanier Williams died on 25 February 1983 in Manhattan, New York, New York, at the age of 71.1,2

Tennessee Williams, 71, the leading playwright of his generation whose work focused on human conflicts in his beloved South, was found dead today at a Manhattan hotel.
Police said Williams, who made his home in Key West, Fla., and had been in failing health recently, apparently died of natural causes. An autopsy was ordered.
His body was found at 10:30 a.m. in his room at the Elysee Hotel by his secretary, John Ucker. A police spokesman said an Emergency Medical Service team declared Williams dead at 11:10 a.m.
Williams, who won Pulitzer prizes for "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "A Streetcar Named Desire," checked into the Elysee a week ago, Sy Pinto, the manager at the hotel just off Fifth Avenue, said.
Pinto said Williams, a regular guest at the hotel for the last 15 years, was found in his night clothes slumped over the side of his bed.
Williams was acclaimed as the most successful American playwright of his generation but it appeared for many years he would be a failure.
After a series of heartbreaking setbacks, Williams found fame and fortune on Broadway. He won two Pulitzer Prizes, four Drama Critics Circle Awards and a Kennedy Center Honor.
Williams was born on March 26, 1911, in an Episcopal rectory in Columbus, Miss. His father, Cornelius Coffin Williams, was the rector of the church. It was as a clergyman that the rector christened his son Thomas Lanier Williams.
At the age of 26, Williams chose the name Tennessee, probably because he spent the two happiest years of his life in Nashville.
Williams had a younger brother, Dakin, and a sister, Rose, who was two years older. Tennessee and Rose became inseparable companions and when she became hospitalized with schizophrenia at the age of 28, he became grief- stricken. It was believed that this strong feeling of loss made Williams fashion Rose as the model for the heroine in his first major play, "The Glass Menagerie."
Early in his childhood, Williams survived diphtheria, but lost a year's schooling, causing him to become introspective. He spent most of his out-of- school time reading everything he could find.
"I discovered writing as an escape from a world of reality in which I felt acutely uncomfortable," Williams once said. "It became my retreat, my cave, my refuge."
Williams was only 14 when he won his first writing award, $25 from Smart Set magazine for an essay. A movie theater in St. Louis gave him $10 for the best review of the movie, "Stella Dallas."
Although early signs indicated Williams had begun a successful career, his second play, "The Magic Tower," was a turkey. There were other setbacks, too.
After receiving his bachelor's degree from Iowa in 1938 at the age of 27, Williams moved around the country doing odd jobs - to St. Louis, Chicago, New Orleans and various cities in California.
While in California, Williams found out he had won a playwriting contest and its cash prize of $100. The contest award also brought him an association with Audrey Wood, an author's representative. She sold some of his unpublished poems and helped him get a Rockefeller Fellowship, which was worth $1,000 and a move to New York City.
In 1944, Williams received another unexpected windfall of $1,000 from the National Institute of Arts and Letters "in recognition of his dramatic works which reveal a poetic imagination and a gift for characterization that are rare in the contemporary." That was the year when Williams wrote "The Glass Menagerie."
His real success began when "The Glass Menagerie" opened in Chicago on Christmas Eve of 1944 to critical acclaim. It opened in New York on March 31, 1945, and received rave reviews. The most recent revival of "The Glass Menagerie" was staged in New York in November 1980, the same year that Williams' "Clothes for a Summer Hotel," based on the later years in the marriage of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, opened on Broadway but failed to reach the fame of his better plays.
His next play, "A Streetcar Named Desire," was a smashing box-office success after it opened in New York in December 1947. "Streetcar" won the Pulitzer Prize, another Drama Critics Circle award, and the Donaldson Award.
A string of successes and near-successes followed. "Summer and Smoke" was a big hit in 1948. "The Rose Tattoo" in 1950 pleased the critics. "Camino Real" in 1952 got mixed reviews but later it received recognition as a major work. "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" won Williams a second Pulitzer Prize and a third Drama Critics Circle Award in 1954. Philadelphia Daily News, 25 February 1983.2


  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Philadelphia Daily News, 25 February 1983.

Walter Dakin Williams1

M, #26153, b. 21 February 1919, d. 20 May 2008
     Walter Dakin Williams was born on 21 February 1919 in Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri.1 He was the son of Cornelius Coffin Williams and Edwina Dakin.1 Walter Dakin Williams died on 20 May 2008 in Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, at the age of 89.1


  1. [S392] Website ( "#26988456."

William Williams1

M, #13797
     William Williams married Lowry Salusbury, daughter of Henry Salusbury of Llanrhaidadr.

Child of William Williams and Lowry Salusbury


  1. [S175] Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots, p. 182.

William Wynn Williams1

M, #9766
     William Wynn Williams was the son of William Williams and Lowry Salusbury.2 Of Cochwillan, Caernarvonshire.3 William Wynn Williams married Dorothy Griffith, daughter of Sir William Griffith and Jane Stradling.4

Child of William Wynn Williams and Dorothy Griffith


  1. [S156] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 244.
  2. [S175] Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots, p. 182.
  3. [S122] Frederick Lewis Weis, The Magna Charta Sureties, p. 137.
  4. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 108 p. 173.

Willis Williams1

M, #20855
     Willis Williams married Auzella Marie Merrick, daughter of Levi Johnson Merrick and Maria Jane McMaster, before September 1866.1


  1. [S521] Nedra Merrick Luke, "Sewall/Merrick," e-mail to John Rees, January 2010.

Caro Butler Williamson1

F, #25022, b. 1867
     Caro Butler Williamson was born in 1867.1 She married Philip Bernard Frierson in 1887.1

Child of Caro Butler Williamson and Philip Bernard Frierson


  1. [S46] Various contributors, Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Book of the Charter Members of the DAR Vol 78.

Chester A. Williamson1

M, #27115
     Chester A. Williamson married Lillian Eldora Young, daughter of Vernon P. Young and Gertrude Sewall, on 17 April 1925 in Wilton, Franklin County, Maine.1 Chester A. Williamson and Lillian Eldora Young were divorced before 1930.2


  1. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996.
  2. [S231] 1930 US Census, Wilton, Franklin, Maine.

David Williamson1

M, #4709, b. circa 1720
     David Williamson was born circa 1720.2 He enlisted in the 89th (Highland) Regiment of Foot (or Morris's Highlanders) and saw service in India in 1759.2

Child of David Williamson


  1. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families, p.20.
  2. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families, p. 20.

Isabel Williamson1

F, #1293, b. circa 1777
     Isabel Williamson was born circa 1777.2 She was the daughter of David Williamson.2


  1. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families, p.16.
  2. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families, p.20.

Mary Cecelia Williamson1

F, #8166, b. circa 1823, d. 1896
     Mary Cecelia Williamson was born circa 1823.2 She was the daughter of William Durkee Williamson.3 Mary Cecelia Williamson married Livingston Livingston, son of Philip Henry Livingston and Maria Livingston, on 15 November 1859 in Manhattan, New York.2 Mary Cecelia Williamson died in 1896.

Child of Mary Cecelia Williamson and Livingston Livingston


  1. [S250] Saint Nicholas Society, Vol. 1. p 101.
  2. [S89] Family Search, New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940.
  3. [S81] Burke, Landed Gentry, p. 2793.

Oliver Eaton Williamson

M, #25715, b. 27 September 1932, d. 21 May 2020
     Oliver Eaton Williamson was born on 27 September 1932 in Superior, Wisconsin. He was the son of Scott Gilbert Williamson and Lucille S. Dunn. Oliver Eaton Williamson died on 21 May 2020 in Berkeley, California, at the age of 87.1

In 2009 he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, sharing it with Elinor Ostrom.1


  1. [S468] Wikipedia, online, Oliver Eaton Williamson.

Scott Gilbert Williamson1

M, #22200, b. 8 July 1898, d. 24 March 1971
     Scott Gilbert Williamson was born on 8 July 1898 in North Hudson, St. Croix, Wisconsin.2 He married Lucille S. Dunn, daughter of Oliver Erastus Dunn and Jessie Bell Eaton, on 8 October 1927 in Superior, Wisconsin.1 Scott Gilbert Williamson died on 24 March 1971 in Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, at the age of 72.2

Child of Scott Gilbert Williamson and Lucille S. Dunn


  1. [S231] 1930 US Census, Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin; Roll: 2570; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 34; Image: 570.0; FHL microfilm: 2342304.
  2. [S392] Website ( "# 67217761."

Stanley E. Williamson1

M, #27028, b. 7 April 1916
     Stanley E. Williamson was born on 7 April 1916 in Yarmouth, Cumberland County, Maine.2 He married Carol Ethel Woodruff, daughter of Thomas O. Woodruff and Ethel Fredericks, on 27 November 1937.1 Stanley E. Williamson and Carol Ethel Woodruff were divorced in October 1944 at Farmington, Maine.3


  1. [S232], Maine, U.S., Marriage Index, 1892-1996.
  2. [S232], Maine, U.S., Birth Records, 1715-1922.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Sun-Journal (Lewiston, Maine), 16 October 1944.

William Durkee Williamson1

M, #8167
     William Durkee Williamson. President of the Senate and Acting Governor of Maine.1

Child of William Durkee Williamson


  1. [S81] Burke, Landed Gentry, p. 2793.

Anne Willis

F, #14304, b. 1624, d. 9 January 1698/99
     Anne Willis is also recorded as Wyllys.1 She was born in 1624 in England.1 She married Col. John Pynchon on 30 October 1644. Anne Willis died on 9 January 1698/99.1

Child of Anne Willis and Col. John Pynchon


  1. [S66] Benjamin W. Dwight, Descendants of John Dwight, Vol. 2 p. 630.

Arthur Willis1

M, #17566

Child of Arthur Willis


  1. [S344] Lyman Willard Densmore, The Hartwells of America, p. 193.

Benjamin Willis Jr.1

M, #15736, b. 16 November 1791, d. 28 July 1870
     A merchant of Portland.1 Benjamin Willis Jr. was born on 16 November 1791 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.2,3 He married Elizabeth Sewall May, daughter of Colonel Joseph May and Dorothy Sewall, on 19 September 1817 in Boston, Massachusetts, the ceremony being conducted by the Rev. Dr. Freeman.1 Benjamin Willis Jr. died on 28 July 1870 in Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at the age of 784 and is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.3

Children of Benjamin Willis Jr. and Elizabeth Sewall May


  1. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Intelligencer, and Morning & Evening Advertiser, 20 September 1817.
  2. [S253] William Willis, Genealogy of the McKinstry family, p. 19.
  3. [S392] Website ( "#97134979."
  4. [S392] Website ( "# 97182753."