Who, What, Where, and When?
Interactive Timeline 1850s-1880s

Ransom Williams and his family lived during very interesting but difficult times. Click on any decade below to explore events in that ten-year time period which affected the Ransom Williams family on the local, state, and national levels. Click on this question mark ? to answer an important question related to the timeline!

Click on red words in the activity to examine primary source documents. Click on underlined words and terms to discover their definitions.


link to events in the 1850s


link to events in the 1860s


link to events in the 1870s


link to events in the 1880s