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Louisa J Brown1827

Louisa J Brown
Given names
Louisa J
Married name
Louisa J Williams
Birth 1827 27
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 5 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 8 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
MarriageMoses C WilliamsView this family
calculated 1843 (Age 16 years)

Birth of a son
#1William C Williams
calculated 1843 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a son
#2Richard H Williams
calculated 1847 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 19 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Birth of a son
#3James H Williams
calculated 1848 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#4West H Williams
calculated 1850 (Age 23 years)
Census September 15, 1850 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#5Marcellus Clay Williams
April 24, 1853 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#6Francis M Williams
calculated 1855 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#7John C Williams
calculated 1857 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 30 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 19, 1860 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 34 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Birth of a son
#8C M Williams
calculated 1866 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 40 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 40 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a daughter
#9Carrie J Williams
September 1868 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 42 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Death of a husbandMoses C Williams
January 19, 1870 (Age 43 years)
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childMarcellus Clay WilliamsMary Evelyn “Eva” HammondView this family
January 17, 1878 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 51 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a grandson
#1William Edward Williams
August 23, 1880 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Ada Almelia Williams
September 1882 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Mary Bertha “Bertie” Williams
July 1885 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Eugene Commodore Williams
November 1, 1886 (Age 59 years)
Marriage of a childJames Leonard SmithCarrie J WilliamsView this family
January 20, 1887 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Aramantha E Smith
April 12, 1889 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Annie Laurie “Louise” Williams
June 15, 1889 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Robert James Smith
February 2, 1894 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Evelena “Lena” Williams
December 28, 1895 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Ernest Williams
November 6, 1896 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 71 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Zephyr Danella Lillie “Zeff” Williams
March 3, 1899 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11Robert Emmett Williams
calculated 1904 (Age 77 years)
Death of a grandsonEugene Commodore Williams
September 25, 1913 (Age 86 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 89 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 90 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 91 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Death of a granddaughterAramantha E Smith
March 3, 1923 (Age 96 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 102 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sonMarcellus Clay Williams
January 24, 1931 (Age 104 years)

Last change February 8, 201716:37:15

by: Barry Shemwell
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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Moses C Williams - Household

Pontotoc, MS

M C Williamshead29MWGin WrightAL
Louisa Williamswife21FWAL
William Williamsson6MWMS
Richard Williamsson3MWMS
James Williamsson1MWMS

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Moses C Williams - Household

Tallahatchie, MS

Moses C Williamshead40MWGinwright?AL
Louisa J Williamswife33FWAL
William C Williamsson17MWLaborerMS
Richard H Williamsson13MWMS
James H Williamsson12MWMS
West H Williamsson10MWMS
Marcellus C Williamsson7MWMS
Francis M Williamsdaughter5FWMS
John C Williamsson3MWMS

Hudson Williams next door -b

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - L J Williams - Household

Panola, Mississippi

L J Williamshead43MWFarmerMS
R B Williamsson24MWKeeping HouseMS
J H Williamsson21MWMS
W H Williamsson19MWMS
M C Williamsson17MWMS
F M Williamsson15MWMS
J C Williamsson12MWMS
C M Williamsson4MWMS
C J Williamsdaughter2FWMS
Hanks WFarmer39MWFarmerAL

The census has LJ as Male - ages match