One of the challenges with genealogy on my wife’s side of the family is the over abundance of common names like White, Smith, Jones, etc. Her maiden name is no exception of course, being “Williams”.
This post is to capture what I have been able to find in terms of the lineage of her family name. I suspect it will have some errors since the post is a birthday surprise for her father, who would be the one best in a position to find and fix my errors. So expect a major update in the not too distant future once he gets his eyes on it.
Update 6/17/15: I have changed the path forward and will be releasing this in stages as I complete a generation. So there will not be a major update, but a series of updates and corrections.
My wife is from the San Francisco Bay Area originally. Her father Dell Peyton Williams III was born in Spokane Washington, where I will begin the march back in time, with his father.