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John Williams

John A. Williams
Born 1880s.
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Died 1950s.
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John Williams was born in 1885 in Llanfairfechan, Caernarfonshire, Wales. He was son of John Williams and Alice (Abram) Williams. Civil Parish Llanfair-Fechan. Ecclesiastical Parish Llanfairfechan St. Mary. Subdistrict: Bangor. [1]

In 1901 he was 15 years old, living with his mother and some siblings. His father had already died. His job was "Settsmaker in Stonequarry". [2]

Name Relation Sex Age Birthplace
Alice Williams Head Female 52 Banks, Lancashire
Mary Williams Daughter Female 18 Llanfairfechan, Carnarvonshire
John A Williams Son Male 15 Llanfairfechan, Carnarvonshire
Thomas Williams Son Male 14 Llanfairfechan, Carnarvonshire
Leah Williams Daughter Female 12 Llanfairfechan, Carnarvonshire
Eliza Williams Daughter Female 10 Llanfairfechan, Carnarvonshire

In 1915 he crossed the border from Canada, to port of Newport, Vermont, United States. [Here he writes his middle name Abraham.] He was 31 years old and states he previously lived in the United States from 1907 to 1915 in "various" places. Paid for passage himself. His destination was home of his uncle Hugh T. (Jones). (Hugh Jones who lived in Marlborough, New Hampshire.) He lists the Seaport and Date of Landing as Boston, May 23, 1907 on SS Ivernia (?). Purpose in coming was "Permanent". [3]

John A Williams and Sarah L Hayes married 01 Dec 1916 in Rockland, Maine. [4]

1930 US Census [5] shows household contains:

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
John A Williams Head M 45 Wales
Sarah L Williams Wife F 35 New Hampshire
Earl Williams Son M 12 New Hampshire
Alice L Williams Daughter F 10 New Hampshire
Robert J Williams Son M 7 New Hampshire
Arthur A Williams Son M 0 New Hampshire
Allen H Williams Son M 0 New Hampshire

He died in Marlborough in 1950. [6] confirms name of parents John Williams and Alice Abram.


  1. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2014), John Abram Williams, 1885; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Bangor, Caernarvonshire, Wales, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2019), John A Williams in household of Alice Williams, Llanfairfechan, Caernarfonshire, Wales, United Kingdom; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing Llanfair-Fechan subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  3. "Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 August 2019), John Abraham Williams, 1895-1924; citing M1461, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 392, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,473,192.
  4. "Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 November 2014), John A Williams and Sarah L Hayes, 01 Dec 1916; citing Marriage, Maine, United States, State Archives, Augusta.
  5. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 20 August 2017), Earl Williams in household of John A Williams, Marlborough, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 20, sheet 14B, line 60, family 342, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1298; FHL microfilm 2,341,033.
  6. "New Hampshire Death Certificates, 1938-1959," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 September 2014), John Abram Williams, 21 Mar 1950; citing Marlboro, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, p. No 525-1051, New Hampshire Division of Vital Records, Concord.
  • WWI Draft Registration: "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), John Abram Williams, 1917-1918; citing Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,711,717.
  • WWII Draft Registration: "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 7 April 2016), John Abram Williams, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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