Williams, Hannah Josepha Sephy

Birth Name Williams, Hannah Josepha Sephy
Gender female
Age at Death 79 years, 6 months, 10 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth October 2, 1856 Prince Edward Island, Canada  
 
Death April 12, 1936 Alberton, Lot 4, Prince Edward Island  
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Williams, William Henry
Mother Ellis, Anna Hannah Penrose
    Sister     Williams, Mary Jane
    Sister     Williams, Eleanor Agnes
         Williams, Hannah Josepha Sephy
    Brother     Williams, George Frederick
    Brother     Williams, Robert Henry
    Sister     Williams, Annie Yeo
    Brother     Williams, William Albert
    Sister     Williams, Sarah Jane
    Brother     Williams, James Walter
    Brother     Williams, John Edward Ball

Families

    Family of Palmer, Charles and Williams, Hannah Josepha Sephy
Married Husband Palmer, Charles
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage April 1879 Port Hill, Lot 13, Prince Edward Island  
 
  Children
  1. Palmer, Edith Bell
  2. Palmer, Walter
  3. Palmer, George Kendall
  4. Palmer, Charles Clifford
  5. Palmer, Celia
  6. Palmer, Jonathan John Dyer
  7. Palmer, Eleanor Agnes
  8. Palmer, Sophy
  9. Palmer, Sarah Ann Annie
  10. Palmer, Bessie Jane
  11. Palmer, Alice Barbara Alice
  12. Palmer, Frederick Reagh Ray Raymond

Narrative

Williams family trees say that this daughter, Hannah Josephus, was the Sophia Josephus Williams who married Charles Palmer. The two first baptismal records were for Charles and Hannah, and the rest were Charles and variations of Sophie. In the 1901 census, Sophia Palmer's date of birth was 23 October 1857. Two wives? The obituary for Mrs Charles Palmer said her name was Sephy Palmer, and Sephy seems like a nick-name for Josephus. it is possible that her children thought it was short for Sophia..

Charles Palmer, son of George Palmer of Lot 11, and Hannah Josephus Williams of Lot 12 were married in Port Hill on April (6th?) 1879. Robert Ellis was the only witness name that was legible. In the 1881 census in Lot 5. Charles and Hannah were living with Edith Bell (20 May 1879) and Walter (born 9 Jul 1880). In the PEI Baptismal Index, Edith and Walter were the children of Charles and Hannah. The rest of their children were baptized as the children of Charles and Sephy or Sophia.

Charles and Sephy were in the 1891 census with Edith (12), Walter (10), George Kendall (8), Charles Clifford (7), Celia (5); John D. (3) and Eleanor Agnes (1).

In 1901, Walter (21), George (18), Clifford (16), Celia (14), John (12), Agnes (10), Sophia (8), Annie (7), Bessie (6), Alice (4), and Frederick (1).

In 1911: John D. (22), Annie (17), Bessie (16), Alice (14) and Frederick Reagh (11).

Frederick Reagh was Raymond (20) in the 1921 census, and was the only son living with Charles and Sephy.

When Sephy died, she was survived by three brothers, Frederick, Ellerslie; Albert, Weymouth, Mass.; John, Atlantic, Mass.,

Pedigree

  1. Williams, William Henry
    1. Ellis, Anna Hannah Penrose
      1. Williams, Mary Jane
      2. Williams, Eleanor Agnes
      3. Williams, Hannah Josepha Sephy
        1. Palmer, Charles
          1. Palmer, Edith Bell
          2. Palmer, Walter
          3. Palmer, George Kendall
          4. Palmer, Charles Clifford
          5. Palmer, Celia
          6. Palmer, Jonathan John Dyer
          7. Palmer, Eleanor Agnes
          8. Palmer, Sophy
          9. Palmer, Sarah Ann Annie
          10. Palmer, Bessie Jane
          11. Palmer, Alice Barbara Alice
          12. Palmer, Frederick Reagh Ray Raymond
      4. Williams, George Frederick
      5. Williams, Robert Henry
      6. Williams, Annie Yeo
      7. Williams, William Albert
      8. Williams, Sarah Jane
      9. Williams, James Walter
      10. Williams, John Edward Ball