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Rev. Samuel Williamson

Rev. Samuel Williamson

Male 1795 - 1882  (86 years)

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  • Name Rev. Samuel Williamson 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 12 Jun 1795  ____, York Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    1830 Census 1830  ____, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • p. 331
      Revd Samuel Williamson  100 011 000 0000 - 010 010 000 0000
    1840 Census 1840  ____, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • p. 340
      Williamson, Saml Revd   011 000 100 0000 - 211 001 000 0000
    1850 Census 7 Aug 1850  Davidson, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Davidson College, p. 37a
      Sam'l Williamson    55 M  Pres. D. College  $3000   So Carolina
      Jane      "               45  F                                             "
      James    "              20  M                                             "
      John       "              15  M                                             "
      Ann        "              25  F                                              "
      Jane       "              13  F                                               "
      Martha    "              10  F                                              "
      Margt      "                6  F                                           No Carolina
      Jno. D. Williamson  18  M   Student          $2800            "
      Margaret A   "         15  F                                                "
    1860 Census 1860  Ozan, Hempstead Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Washington PO, Ozan Twp., p. 39
      Samuel Williamson    64  M   Minister P. C.  $17,300  $28,000  SC
      Jane C.     "               55   F                                                         "
      A. E.          "               32  F                                                        NC
      James A.   "               29  M   Lawyer                                         "
      Jane A.      "               25  F                                                         "
      Martha B.    "              22  F                                                         "
      Maggie S.     "            16  F                                                          "
    1870 Census 1 Jul 1870  Ozan, Hempstead Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Washington PO, Ozan Twp., p. 429a
      Williamson, Saml    75  M  W  Minister  $3500  $1500   South Carolina   citizen
      ---, Jas A               38  M  W                $500    $8000    North Carolina      "
      ---, J. A.                 27   F  W                            $1200        "
      ---, M. S.                 25  F  W                            $1200        "
      ---, J. C.                  65  F  W                                           South Carolina
      McKnight, J B         38  M  W                            $500                "
    1880 Census Jun 1880  Ozan, Hempstead Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ED 112, p. 52
      Adams, Janius    W  M  67   Head  Md   Farmer                NC  NC  NC
      ---, Mary L.          W  F  57    Wife  Md   Keeping House   SC  SC  SC
      ---, Lela V.           W  F  18    Dau   S     At Home              SC  NC  SC

      Williamson, Samuel    W  M  85   Head  Md   Minister              SC  SC  SC
      ---, Jane C.                 W  F  75    Wife  Md   At Home             SC  SC  SC
      ---, Jane A                  W  F  35    Dau   S     Keeping House   NC  NC  NC
    Died 12 Mar 1882 
    Buried Aft 12 Mar 1882  Old Washington Cemetery, Washington, Hempstead Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14520  DNA Family 1 Genealogies
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2011 

    Father Samuel Williamson,   b. 1759, ____, ____, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1815, ____, York Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Ann Starr,   b. 22 Dec 1759,   d. 30 Aug 1806, ____, York Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1782  ____, York Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9348  Group Sheet

    Family Jane Caroline Adams,   b. 21 May 1805, ____, ____, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1880  (Age 75 years) 
    Children 
     1. Ann E. Williamson,   b. Abt 1825, ____, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     2. James Adams Williamson,   b. Abt 1830, ____, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     3. John Williamson,   b. Abt 1835, ____, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     4. Jane A. Williamson,   b. Abt May 1836, ____, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921  (Age ~ 84 years)
     5. Martha B. "Mattie" Williamson,   b. Abt 1839, ____, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     6. Margaret S. "Maggie" Williamson,   b. Abt Mar 1845, ____, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 4 May 2006 
    Family ID F5793  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jun 1795 - ____, York Co., SC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1830 Census - 1830 - ____, Mecklenburg Co., NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1840 Census - 1840 - ____, Mecklenburg Co., NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1850 Census - 7 Aug 1850 - Davidson, Mecklenburg Co., NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1860 Census - 1860 - Ozan, Hempstead Co., AR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1870 Census - 1 Jul 1870 - Ozan, Hempstead Co., AR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 Census - Jun 1880 - Ozan, Hempstead Co., AR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 12 Mar 1882 - Old Washington Cemetery, Washington, Hempstead Co., AR Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Samuel Williamson (1795-1882)
    Samuel Williamson (1795-1882)
    Davidson College Portrait.

  • Notes 
    • Reverend Samuel Williamson, D.D. (b.1795 d. 1882) came to Davidson in 1839, joining the faculty as professor of mathematics and natural philosophy. Having been an outstanding scholar at the University of South Carolina and South Carolina College, Williamson became minister before accepting the Davidson professorship. Within two years of serving the college as faculty member, Williamson was elected president.

      Samuel Williamson's administration, longer than that of any other nineteenth-century Davidson president, was marked by a time of hardship for the college. The years 1841-1854 were a difficult, formative period for the college. Davidson faced great financial struggles, yet Williamson kept the college afloat with his quick-witted style, great physical energy, and love for public speaking. Recollections by former students reveal that Williamson was much loved by the students for the kindness with which he met them at every turn. During his term, he saw the construction of Eumenean and Philanthropic Literary Halls. Additionally, he ended the manual labor system.

      Samuel Williamson, 1795-1882, was the second president of Davidson College serving from 1841 to 1854. He came to Davidson in 1839, joining the faculty as a professor of mathematics and natural philosphy. While president Williamson also taught classes in chemistry, geology, physics, logic, metaphysics, law, political economy and moral philosophy. During his time as president the campus experienced problems with student discipline and underwent several changes in faculty. When Williamson assumed office the faculty consisted of Williamson, Samuel Blair Wilson, and Mortimer Johnston. Elijah F. Rockwell joined the faculty in 1850, James Gilland in 1852 and Daniel Harvey Hill in 1853. In 1853 Wilson and Johnston resigned and in 1854 Williamson and Gilland resigned.