Hank Williams
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Hiram King Williams (1923 - 1953)

Hiram King (Hank) "Hank" Williams
Born in Garland, Butler, Alabama, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 15 Dec 1944 (to 29 May 1952) in Andalusia, Alabama, United Statesmap
Husband of [private wife (1930s - unknown)]
Father of [private son (1940s - unknown)]
Died in Oak Hill, Fayette County, West Virginiamap
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(/hæŋk wɪljəmz /; 17 Sep 1923 – 01 Jan, 1953)

Hiram "Hank" Williams was born on 17 Sep 1923 near Garland in Butler County, Alabama, USA and his parents were Elonzo H. Williams and Lillie Skipper. [1]

He married Audrey Mae Sheppard.

He was an American singer-songwriter and musician, regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century, Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously) that would place in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one. [2]

He passed away on 01 Jan 1953 in Oak Hill, Fayette County, West Virginia, USA.


  1. Alabama Birth Certificate of Hiram Williams.
  2. Hank Williams at Wikipedia.

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Williams-79338 and Williams-27898 appear to represent the same person because: dups with same parents and same siblings
posted by N Gauthier
After watching country music special on PBS I was inspired to research Hank Williams' ancestry. When I learned that his mother was a Skipper whose lineage went back to Brunswick County, NC, I was encouraged that my 3rd great-grandmother Betsy Skipper Leonard (also of Brunswick might be kin to Hank, but there is scant info on how those early Skippers connect. It turned out that Hank's gg-grandmother, Rhoda Ann Strickland, appears to be the sister of my 3rd great-grandfather, Stephen Daniel Strickland.
posted on Williams-79338 (merged) by Jim Yates Jr

Hank is 20 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 21 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.