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Lazarus M “Ladd” WilliamsAge: 83 years18271910

Name
Lazarus M “Ladd” Williams
Given names
Lazarus M
Surname
Williams
Nickname
Ladd
Birth July 1827 41
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 4 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 18 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 22 years)
Note: Not sure... Who is Lewis?
Birth of a son
#1George Patton Williams
May 13, 1858 (Age 30 years)
MarriageMary Jeanette CooperView this family
July 19, 1858 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 29 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Margie Cooper Williams
September 28, 1860 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#3Zebedee Williams
June 1863 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Loville Williams
1864 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 33 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a son
#5John Williams
1867 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 39 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 39 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 41 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census June 24, 1870 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Mary Williams
estimated 1871 (Age 43 years)
Death of a wifeMary Jeanette Cooper
between 1871 and 1880 (Age 43 years)
Note: Best guess -b
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 50 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 52 years)
Death of a sisterMartha Williams
after 1880 (Age 52 years)
Death of a sisterMary Williams
after 1880 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge Patton WilliamsFrancis Ann “Fannie” HincheyView this family
April 12, 1882 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1James Harris “Jim” Williams
March 23, 1883 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary Jeanette “Netti” Williams
November 1885 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childArchibald McMillan “Archie” NotgrassMargie Cooper WilliamsView this family
December 21, 1885 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Virgie Mae Notgrass
November 29, 1886 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4George Archibald “Archie” Williams
June 21, 1887 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Hafford Williams
June 1889 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 70 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 72 years)
Death August 23, 1910 (Age 83 years)
Cause of death: Cancer of the face & old age.
Burial
Cemetery: Spring Hill Cemetery
Last change September 3, 201711:16:46

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: March 27, 1805Brunswick, Virginia, United States
4 years
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
Mary Williams
Birth: 1809 23Virginia, United States
Death: after 1880Davidson, Tennessee, United States
7 years
elder brother
13 years
himself
Family with Mary Jeanette Cooper - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: July 19, 1858Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
-2 months
son
2 years
daughter
3 years
son
Zebedee Williams
Birth: June 1863 35 25Henry, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 2, 1947Western State Hospital, Hardeman, Tennessee, United States
19 months
daughter
4 years
son
5 years
daughter

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Census
Not sure... Who is Lewis?
Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Margaret A. Patton - Household

Dist. 1 Paris, Henry, Tennessee, USA

NameAgeSexRaceOccupationAssetsBirthplaceMmthEduInfirm
Margaret A. Patton40FWTN
Susan Uzeed Cooper19FWTN
Marian Lucille Cooper16FWTN
Patillo Blount Cooper13MWTN
William Cook Cooper8MWTN
Lazarus M. Williams26MWFarmerTN
Mary Jeanette Williams21FWTN
George Patton Williams1MWTN

Notes: Ladd, Jeanette & George living with her widowed mother

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Lewis Williams - Household

Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Williams, Lewishead55MWFarm LaborerVA
Williams, Marywife57FWKeeping HouseVA
Mitchel, Marthaelder sister60FWAt homeVA
Williams, Lazarus Myounger brother38MWMusicianTN
Williams, Jenniebrothers wife30FWKeeping houseTN
Williams, George Pbrothers son11MWAt homeTN
Williams, Margiebrothers daughter10FWTN
Williams, Zebbbrothers son8MWTN
Williams, Lavillebrothers daughter6FWTN
Williams, Johnbrothers son3MWTN

Not positive about census. Ladd is Lewis M and Mary Jeanette is Jennie but Musician kids and musician & sister Martha is correct. -b

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Lazarus M. Williams - Household

18 th. Dist. Davidson, Tn.

NameRaceSexAgeBmthRelationMCYrsMOccupationHealthMnsUEduEng?BPFBPMBP
Lazarus M. WilliamsWM49headM-Day LaborerTNVAVA
Mary WilliamsWF9daughterS-TNTNTN
Martha WilliamsWF72elder sisterS-VAVAVA
Mary WilliamsWF71elder sisterS-VAVAVA

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Ladd Williams - Household

District 5 Henry, Tennessee, USA

NameRelationRaceSexDOBAgeMCYrsMChBChLBPFBPMBPYUSYOIN/AOccupationMnsUEduEng?Home
Ladd WilliamsServantWMNov. 183762S---TNVAVAFarm laborerYYY

Notes: Widowed