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Willis Descendants

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  ABE1 WILLIS was born 1830 in North Carolina.  He married SHEALY A.  She was born 1834 in Georgia.

 

Notes for ABE WILLIS:

1870 Bartow County Georgia, 21st Cartersville District, page 488B

Enumerated               6 July 1870                   by Aaron Collins

Abe Willis                       35       NC

Shealy A                         35        GA

Mays                              10        GA

    

Child of ABE WILLIS and SHEALY A is:

2.               i.    MASON2 WILLIS, b. 1859.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  MASON2 WILLIS (ABE1) was born 1859.  He married ANNIE BANKS. 

    

Child of MASON WILLIS and ANNIE BANKS is:

3.               i.    HENRY GRADY3 WILLIS, b. 17 February 1890, Bartow County, Georgia; d. 27 March 1940, Bartow County, Georgia.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

3.  HENRY GRADY3 WILLIS (MASON2, ABE1) was born 17 February 1890 in Bartow County, Georgia, and died 27 March 1940 in Bartow County, Georgia.  He married LARAH KIZER JANE BENNETT 03 April 1910, daughter of WILLIAM BENNETT and SARAH SMITH.  She was born 05 March 1890 in Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia, and died 12 December 1960.

 

Notes for HENRY GRADY WILLIS:

1930 Bartow County Georgia, 819th Allatoona District, page 1B

Enumerated                    22 April 1930          by Ethel Morrison

H Grady Willis                       40

Larah                                      40

Anneal                                     19

Henry                                      17

Clara                                       13

Mary                                       11

Luezelle                                    9

Blanford                                   6

Donald                                      4-5/12

Harold                                      2-3/12

 

More about HENRY GRADY WILLIS:

Burial: New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Acworth, Bartow County, Georgia

 

Notes for LARAH KIZER JANE BENNETT:

1900 Bartow County Georgia Census, 819th District

 

More about LARAH KIZER JANE BENNETT:

Burial: New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Acworth, Bartow County, Georgia

 

More about HENRY WILLIS and LARAH BENNETT:

Marriage: 03 April 1910

    

Children of HENRY WILLIS and LARAH BENNETT are:

4.               i.    ANNEAL WILLIE4 WILLIS, b. 26 April 1911, Bartow County, Georgia.

5.              ii.    WILLIAM HENRY WILLIS, b. 06 July 1913, Bartow County, Georgia.

6.             iii.    CLARA ARVLENE WILLIS, b. 25 August 1916, Bartow County, Georgia; d. 27 April 1955, Georgia.

7.             iv.    MARY WILLIS, b. 19 October 1918, Bartow County, Georgia.

8.              v.    LUEZELLE WILLIS, b. 25 November 1921, Bartow County, Georgia.

9.             vi.    BLANFORD TURNER WILLIS, b. 06 April 1923, Bartow County, Georgia.

               vii.    DONALD GRADY WILLIS, b. 29 October 1925, Bartow County, Georgia; m. ALENE GRIZZLE, 18 February 1949.

 

More about DONALD WILLIS and ALENE GRIZZLE:

Marriage: 18 February 1949

 

10.         viii.    HAROLD GRAY WILLIS, b. 08 February 1928, Bartow County, Georgia.

                ix.    BERTIE SUE WILLIS, b. 21 January 1931, Bartow County, Georgia; d. 05 October 1931.

 

More about BERTIE SUE WILLIS:

Burial: New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Acworth, Bartow County, Georgia

 

                 x.    SALLIE MAE WILLIS, b. 17 August 1933, Bartow County, Georgia; m. AUBREY LEE KENNEDY, 17 April 1950.

 

More about AUBREY KENNEDY and SALLIE WILLIS:

Marriage: 17 April 1950

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

4.  ANNEAL WILLIE4 WILLIS (HENRY GRADY3, MASON2, ABE1) was born 26 April 1911 in Bartow County, Georgia.  She married JACK BRUCE 28 December 1934. 

 

More about JACK BRUCE and ANNEAL WILLIS:

Marriage: 28 December 1934

    

Child of ANNEAL WILLIS and JACK BRUCE is:

                  i.    SHIRLEY ANN5 BRUCE, b. 01 August 1935, Bartow County, Georgia; m. JACK STILL.

 

 

5.  WILLIAM HENRY4 WILLIS (HENRY GRADY3, MASON2, ABE1) was born 06 July 1913 in Bartow County, Georgia.  He married MYRTICE LEE 06 November 1937, daughter of HOMER LEE and ETTA COX. 

 

More about WILLIAM WILLIS and MYRTICE LEE:

Marriage: 06 November 1937

    

Children of WILLIAM WILLIS and MYRTICE LEE are:

                  i.    CAROL ELLEN5 WILLIS, b. 05 September 1938, Bartow County, Georgia; m. ROBERT JORDAN.

                 ii.    WILLIAM HOMER WILLIS, b. 30 June 1943, Aragon, Polk County, Georgia.

                iii.    NICKY KENNETH WILLIS, b. 26 November 1946, Floyd County, Georgia.

 

 

6.  CLARA ARVLENE4 WILLIS (HENRY GRADY3, MASON2, ABE1) was born 25 August 1916 in Bartow County, Georgia, and died 27 April 1955 in Georgia.  She married CLARENCE SMITH, SR. 12 August 1933 in Georgia.  He was born 01 January 1911, and died 09 September 1977.

 

More about CLARA ARVLENE WILLIS:

Burial: New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Acworth, Bartow County, Georgia

 

More about CLARENCE SMITH, SR.:

Burial: New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Acworth, Bartow County, Georgia

 

More about CLARENCE SMITH and CLARA WILLIS:

Marriage: 12 August 1933, Georgia

    

Children of CLARA WILLIS and CLARENCE SMITH are:

                  i.    JOANN5 SMITH, b. 23 June 1934, Bartow County, Georgia; m. BOBBIE JENKINS.

                 ii.    JIMMY GRADY SMITH, b. 03 February 1936, Bartow County, Georgia; m. PATRICIA ANN ADAMS.

                iii.    CHARLES LYNN SMITH, b. 06 March 1938, Bartow County, Georgia.

                iv.    CLARENCE SMITH, JR., b. 15 September 1947, Bartow County, Georgia.

                 v.    JOHNNY SMITH, b. 10 April 1948, Bartow County, Georgia.

                vi.    MARY JANIE SMITH, b. 02 October 1950, Bartow County, Georgia.

               vii.    JAMES LAMAR SMITH, b. 23 July 1952, Bartow County, Georgia.

              viii.    DONNIE SUE SMITH, b. 04 February 1954, Bartow County, Georgia.

 

 

7.  MARY4 WILLIS (HENRY GRADY3, MASON2, ABE1) was born 19 October 1918 in Bartow County, Georgia.  She married ISHMAN GAYTON 23 October 1933. 

 

More about ISHMAN GAYTON and MARY WILLIS:

Marriage: 23 October 1933

    

Children of MARY WILLIS and ISHMAN GAYTON are:

11.             i.    BETTY JANE5 GAYTON, b. 17 April 1937, Bartow County, Georgia.

12.            ii.    BERTIE MAY GAYTON, b. 13 January 1939, Bartow County, Georgia.

                iii.    WILLIAM SILAS GAYTON, b. 19 October 1940, Bartow County, Georgia.

                iv.    BENNIE ISHMAN GAYTON, b. 22 January 1944, Bartow County, Georgia.

                 v.    BURLIN GAYTON, b. 24 February 1947, Bartow County, Georgia.

                vi.    BOBBY DEAN GAYTON, b. 12 March 1948, Bartow County, Georgia.

               vii.    BERRY EUGENE GAYTON, b. 17 April 1951, Bartow County, Georgia.

              viii.    BONNIE SUE GAYTON, b. 06 March 1953, Bartow County, Georgia.

 

 

8.  LUEZELLE4 WILLIS (HENRY GRADY3, MASON2, ABE1) was born 25 November 1921 in Bartow County, Georgia.  She married BOYD SHEPPARD 26 August 1939. 

 

More about BOYD SHEPPARD and LUEZELLE WILLIS:

Marriage: 26 August 1939

    

Children of LUEZELLE WILLIS and BOYD SHEPPARD are:

                  i.    JUDY5 SHEPPARD, b. Bartow County, Georgia.

                 ii.    PHOEBE JEANNETTE SHEPPARD, b. 30 November 1940, Bartow County, Georgia.

                iii.    BOYD GLENDON SHEPPARD, b. 04 February 1942, Bartow County, Georgia.

                iv.    FRANKIE LEON SHEPPARD, b. 27 February 1944, Bartow County, Georgia.

                 v.    ELIZABETH JANE SHEPPARD, b. 02 May 1947, Bartow County, Georgia.

                vi.    MARTHA JOYCE SHEPPARD, b. 28 March 1950, Bartow County, Georgia.

               vii.    WILLIS MARK SHEPPARD, b. 07 May 1953, Bartow County, Georgia.

 

 

9.  BLANFORD TURNER4 WILLIS (HENRY GRADY3, MASON2, ABE1) was born 06 April 1923 in Bartow County, Georgia.  He married HELEN HUSLEY 17 May 1947, daughter of HENRY HUSLEY and ODESSA UNKNOWN. 

 

More about BLANFORD WILLIS and HELEN HUSLEY:

Marriage: 17 May 1947

    

Children of BLANFORD WILLIS and HELEN HUSLEY are:

                  i.    LARRY BLANFORD5 WILLIS, b. 24 November 1948, Floyd County, Georgia.

                 ii.    MARY JANE WILLIS, b. 20 April 1950, Bartow County, Georgia.

                iii.    HERBERT GRADY WILLIS, b. 28 January 1952, Bartow County, Georgia.

                iv.    DAVID RAY WILLIS, b. 18 July 1954, Bartow County, Georgia.

 

 

10.  HAROLD GRAY4 WILLIS (HENRY GRADY3, MASON2, ABE1) was born 08 February 1928 in Bartow County, Georgia.  He married FRANCES MASSER 26 January 1946, daughter of BENJAMIN MASSER and ELAINE UNKNOWN. 

 

More about HAROLD WILLIS and FRANCES MASSER:

Marriage: 26 January 1946

    

Children of HAROLD WILLIS and FRANCES MASSER are:

                  i.    GLEAMER PAULETTE5 WILLIS, b. 19 April 1947, Floyd County, Georgia.

                 ii.    JERRY GRAY WILLIS, b. 01 October 1949, Floyd County, Georgia.

                iii.    HAROLD KERRY WILLIS, b. 14 June 1951, Floyd County, Georgia; d. 31 March 1952.

                iv.    FRANCES ELAINE WILLIS, b. 21 September 1952, Bartow County, Georgia.

                 v.    HAROLD PERRY WILLIS, b. 22 January 1954, Bartow County, Georgia.

                vi.    STEVE OTTIS WILLIS, b. 24 October 1955, Bartow County, Georgia.

               vii.    BOBBIE EUGENE WILLIS, b. 12 July 1957, Bartow County, Georgia.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

11.  BETTY JANE5 GAYTON (MARY4 WILLIS, HENRY GRADY3, MASON2, ABE1) was born 17 April 1937 in Bartow County, Georgia.  She married EDWARD MARRICK. 

    

Child of BETTY GAYTON and EDWARD MARRICK is:

                  i.    CHARLES EDWARD6 MARRICK, b. 22 August 1953.

 

 

12.  BERTIE MAY5 GAYTON (MARY4 WILLIS, HENRY GRADY3, MASON2, ABE1) was born 13 January 1939 in Bartow County, Georgia.  She married PAUL HALE. 

    

Child of BERTIE GAYTON and PAUL HALE is:

                  i.    RANDY LEE6 HALE, b. 12 July 1957.