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JACOB WILLIS (1785-1861)
Submitted by Mary C. Blood
MMechelle@aol.com

Born 31 May 1785, Craven Co., NC; died 12 april 1861, Winn Parish, LA; son of James Willis and Jeney Grandberry? Grandson of James Willis and Susannah Delamar. (See James Willis 1717-1798).
Married: 17 Sept 1809, Warren Co., GA to Sarah Martha Rogers, born ca 1795, Warren Co., GA; died 1870, Jackson Parish, LA; daughter of Thomas Rogers and Nancy LNU. The couple resided, during their marriage, in Warren Co., GA, Covington Co., MS and Catahoula Parish, LA.
Children:
1. Nancy Willis, born ca 1810,
2. Thomas Warren Willis, born ca 1813, Warren Co., GA; died 15 Jan 1894, Jackson Parish, LA; never married
3. Noah Willis, born ca 1814, Warren Co., GA; died 14 Jan 1886, Jackson Parish, LA; married 15 Jan 1836 to Winniford Sabrina Thompson.
4. Alfred Willis, born 2 Feb 1816, Warren Co., GA; died 18 Oct 1861 or 1868 in Washington Co., MS; married 31 Oct 1854, Washington Co., MS to Emeline Sutton, born 20 Oct 1834, Jefferson Co., MS; died 24 Jan 1913, Washington Co., MS
5. Franklin Edwin Willis, born 5 April 1818, Warren Co., GA; died 12 Jan 1899, Collin Co., TX; buried at old Murphy Cemetery, Collin Co., TX. He married Sisly (Sisily) Sander ca 1847, Claiborne Parish, LA. Sisily was born 28 Aug 1827, Claiborne Parish, LA and died 12 Jan 1900, Jackson Parish, LA; buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jackson Parish, LA.
6. William Francis Willis, born ca 1820, Covington Co.,MS; died Winn Parish, LA; buried at Hebron Cemetery, Winn Parish, LA. He married Sarah Jane McCarty.
7. Permelia Willis, born ca 1822, Covington Co., MS; married ca 1830, Covington Co.?, MS to Samuel C. Bullock. She may have died in Collin Co., TX.
8. Caroline Willis (she may be the Permelia listed above)
9. Sarah Willis, born ca 1827, Covington Co., MS; married a Mr. Brinkley
10. Everline Willis, born ca 1829, Covington Co., MS; married 4 June 1846, Catahoula Parish, LA to
Charles Peters.
11. Angeline Willis, born ca 1830, Covington Co., MS; married 4 June 1846, Catahoula Parish, LA to James Rans?
12. Jacob Ezekial Willis, born 15 May 1831, Covington Co., MS; died 22 June 1914, Winn Parish, LA; married 11 Dec 1854, Caldwell Parish, LA to Beatrice Wooten, born 15 Oct 1841; died 24 July 1874.
13. Elizabeth Willis, born ca 1832, Covington Co., MS
14. James W. Willis, born 1 April 1834, Covington Co., MS; died 30 Nov 1911, Jackson Parish, LA; buried Ebenezer Cemetery; married Sarah Strain, born 4 April 1846; died 14 Jan 1921.
15. Martha Willis, born ca 1836, Covington Co., MS; married a Mr. Riser. She lived in Winn Parish, LA and is buried at Old Mt. Zion Cemetery on Caldwell Road.
16. Unknown male child born ca 1837-40, Covington Co., MS

JACOB WILLIS (1866-??)
Submitted by Shirley Deem
sdeem@bloomington.in.us

Born 23 Feb 1866, Gallatin Co., IL; died victoria, MO(?); son of Daniel Mulligan Willis, Sr. and Martha Evans. (See Daniel Mulligan Willis, Sr. 1826-1893).
Married: 10 June 1886, Gallatin Co., IL to Faustina Ellen Bean, daughter of James Bean
Children:
1. Leona Willis, born Dec 1886; died Victoria, MO; married FNU Daughty
2. Brooks Willis, born Aug 1888; died CA
3. Fern Willis, born Sept 1892; died CA

JACOB WILLIS (??-??)
Submitted by Polly Willis
marcadean@aol.com

Born unknown; died unknown; parents unknown; 1828 in Rutherford Co., NC
Married: Lydia LNU
Children: sequence unknown - listed in alphabetical order
1. Agnes Willis
2. Ann Willis
3. Jacob Craven Willis
4. James B. Willis; in 1829, had wife, Easter, daughter of James Wilson, Sr.
5. Jesse Richardson Willis
6. John Willis
7. Johnston Willis
8. Joseph Gallishaw Willis
9. Polly Willis
10. Rachel Willis
11. Sarah Willis
12. Uriah Willis (1782)
13. William Willis; in 1782, had sons, Jacob (dec'd in 1782), Henry and William

JACOB C. WILLIS (1820-1883)
Submitted by Diana
lannytaylor@worldnet.att.net

Born 17 Dec 1820; died 28 Sept 1883; buried Kadish Methodist Cemetery, Cleveland Co., NC.
Parents unknown.
Married: Malinda Self, born 19 Aug 1829; died 22 Feb 1914, buried Kadish Methodist Cemetery, Cleveland Co., NC
Children:
1. Rebecca Willis, born 1849
2. Lemuel Boyd Willis, born 16 March 1851; died 14 Jan 1921, buried St. Peters Methodist Church Cemetery; Married Eliza LNU.
3. Teresa Willis, born ca. 1855
4. Jacob C. Willis, born 1855
5. Sarah C. Willis, born ca. 1859
6. Agnes Willis, born ca. 1864; died 16 Dec 1917; buried Zion Baptist Cemetery
7. Jessie A. Willlis, born 26 Dec 1867; died 2 Feb 1941; buried Knob Creek Methodist Cemetery, Cleveland Co., NC

JACOB CRAVEN WILLIS (??-??)
Submitted by Polly Willis
marcadean@aol.com

Born unknown; died unknown; son of Jacob and Lydia Willis, Rutherford Co., NC. (See Jacob Willis ??-??)
Married; Lydia Black
Children:
1. Sarah Willis
2. William Willis
3. James Black Willis
4. Johnson Willis
5. Agnes Willis, 1812-1907
6. Ann Willis, 1814-1913

JACOB WISEMAN WILLIS (ca 1786 - ca 1836)
Submitted by Shirley Deem
sdeem@bloomington.in.us)

Born ca 1786, Rowan Co., NC; died ca 1836, Gallatin Co., IL; son of Thomas Willis, Jr. and Martha Wiseman. (See Thomas Willis, Jr. ca. 1765-ca. 1820).
Married: ca. 1805, Rowan Co., NC to Mary Ann Mires, daughter of Michael Mires and Mary Nicholson
Children:
1. Martha Willis, born ca. 1805, NC; married 1 April 1825, Butler Co., KY to Urban E. Sharp, by B. MCReynolds.
2. Henry R. Willis, born ca. 1810, NC; married 22 Feb 1843, Gallatin Co., IL to Nancy Pingleton
3. Littleton Williamson Willis, born ca 1813, Logoan Co., KY; died 17 Dec 1879, Massac Co., IL; married 1) 11 Aug 1836, Gallatin Co., IL to Rachel Ann Evans; married 2) 17 July 1852, Massac Col, IL to Mary Baccus; married 3) 24 Aug 1869, Massac Co., IL to Malinda A. Bryan.
4. Jacob Wiseman Willis, Jr., born ca 1814, NC; died ??; married 1) ca. 1834, Gallatin Co., IL to Lucinda McGehee; married 2) 25 Dec 1845, Gallatin Co., IL to Elizabeth Kirk
5. Daniel Mulligan Willis, Sr., born 8 Aug 1826, Butler Co., KY; died 2 Nov 1893, Gallatin Co., IL; buried Crawford Cemetery; married 1) Essie(?) LNU; married 2) 26 May 1844, Gallatin Co., IL to Martha J. Evans.
6. Thomas Willis, born ca. 1829, Gallatin Co., IL; married 30 July 1849, Gallatin Co., IL to Elizabeth C. Crenshaw.
7. Elizabeth Willis

JACOB WISEMAN WILLIS, JR. (ca. 1814 - ??)
Submitted by Shirley Deem
sdeem@bloomington.in.us

Born ca 1814, NC; died unknown; son of Jacob Wiseman Willis and Mary Ann Mires. (See Jacob Wiseman Willis ca. 1786 - ca. 1836).
Married: 1) ca. 1834, Gallatin Co., IL to Lucinda McGehee, daughter of William McGehee and Catherine Little.
Children:
1. William Willis, born 1835, IL; died 1883; married Ann Eliza LNU.
2. Thomas Willis, born 1838, IL
3. Catherine J. Willis, born 26 Feb 1841, Gallatin Co., IL; died 31 May 1888, Carmi, White Co., IL
4. Mariah (Hannah) Willis, born 1843, MO
Married: 2) 25 Dec 1845, Gallatin Co., IL to Elizabeth Kirk
Children:
5. Jacob Robert Willis, born 13 Sept 1852, Gallatin Co., IL; died 26 Sept 1889, Shawneetonw, Gallatin
Co., IL; married 28 Sept 1876, Gallatin Co., IL to Alemeda Wiseheart.

JAMES WILLIS (??-??)
Submitted by Polly Willis
marcadean@aol.com

Born in North Carolina about 1800, county unknown. He married about 1819 to Mary Rebecca Carpenter. They had one son in NC then to AL and had more children, then to Hardin Co., TN - more children and then to MS. A son, Moses stayed in Hardin Co., TN married 1884 to Lucretia Owens then moved to Arkansas.

JAMES WILLIS (??-??)
Submitted by Roy M. Moore
roylynmo@swbell.net

Birth and death data unknown; son of William Willis and unknown mother.
Married: Unknown
Children:
1.
Isham Edward Willis, born 6 Jan 1821, Liberty, Casey Co., KY; died 21 Jan 1879, DuQuoin, Perry Co., IL; married 1) Midred Ann Wooldridge; married 2) Margaret E. Ford Arnold; married 3) Delia A. Campbell.
2.
William T. Willis, born 1822, Casey Co., KY; died 1 Oct 1865, Perry Co., IL; married 5 Dec 1854 to Mary McCarty.
3.
Catherine O. Octavia Willis, born 16 Feb 1826, Casey Co., KY; died 1 May 1911, Perry Co., IL; married 1) 8 July 1845 to Robert Vineyard; married 2) 6 March 1855 to Richard M. Davis.
4.
Josiah Little Willis, born 1828, Casey Co., KY; married 15 June 1850 to Elizabeth G. Davis, sister of above mentioned Richard M. Davis.
5.
Lorenso D. Willis, born Aug 1831, Casey Co., KY; died 7 March 1910, Pinckneyville, Perry Co., IL; married 22 Nov 1860 to Barbara Stoker.
6.
Margaret A. Willis, born 1833 in Illinois; married 1) 22 March 1848, IL to John Welty; married 2) about 1861 in IL to Andrew Martin; married 3) in 1877 to Edward N. Letts.

JAMES WILLIS (1785-1856)
Submitted by Ame Willis Ivanov
ame@alaska.net

Born 5 May 1785, Cumberland Co., PA; died 19 June 1856, Shippensburg, PA; son of Abner Willis and Margery LNU.
Married lst: Phoebe (Phebe) Atkinson, born ca 1788, Newberry Township, York Co., PA; died ca 1827, Cumberland Co., PA. She was the daughter of Joseph and Susannah Atkinson.
Children:
1. Mary Anne Willis, born 4 Sept 1812; died 2 March 1843
2. Rebeckah Willis, died 1816, infant
3. Sara Willis, born ca 1818; died after 1856
4. Samuel Willis, born ca 1820; died after 1856, Plain City, OH
5. Abner Willis, born ca 1826; died 9 Nov 1894, Southampton Township, Cumberland Co., PA
Married 2nd: 8 July 1828, Shippensburg, PA to Elizabeth Koons (Koonts) (Kuntz). She was born 1795; died 29 April 1841, Shippensburg, PA; daughter of Isaac Koons (Koonts) (Kuntz) and Margaret Swartz.
Children:
1. Catharine Willis, born 1830
2.
William Willis, born Jan 1831
3. Isaac Willis, born 1833

JAMES WILLIS, JR. (??-1816)
Submitted by Sarah Sharpless
sks6@earthlink.net

Born unknown; died 1816, Columbia Co., GA; son of James Willis, Sr. and Ann (possibly Proctor).
Married: Jane George Willis, daughter of Lewis Willis and Edna Woolfolk.
Children:
1. Moses Proctor Willis, married 10 Nov 1817, Columbia Co., GA to Heter A. Low
2. Sarah Willis married Ellihu Talbot
3. Edna T. Willis, died 24 Sept 1853, Harris Co., GA; married 1) John Robertson; married 2) William O.
Rutledge
4. Frances Willis, died 1826 Wilkes Co., GA
5. Ann Willis, married 12 Feb 1822 Wilkes Co., GA to Rev. John Collins Carter
6. James Lewis Willis, died 19 Nov 1865, probably Talbot Co., GA; married 22 Dec 1829, Talbot Co., GA to Jane Flournoy Mahone.
7. Elizabeth George Willis, marrie 10 Feb 1831, Talbot Co., GA to Hiram Read.
8. Joshua Willlis married in Autauga Co., AL to Elizabeth T. Jackson

JAMES WILLIS (1793-1861)
Submitted by Doug McCammish
dougnmarcy@mindspring.com

Born 3 October 1792, Madison Co., KY; died 8 May 1861, Anderson Co., KY; son of Drury Willis and Elizabeth Phelps. (See Drury Willis, 1765-1823).
Married: 15 June 1829, Madison Co., KY to Susannah Callahan, borrn ca 1796.
Children:
1. Squire Turner Willis, born 1830, Madison Co., KY; died 1898; married 1) Nancy Catlett; married 2) Rutha Ann Spears.
2. Louisa Willis, born ca. 1833; married Samuel P. MacGaughey
3. James E. Willis, born ca. 1839; died ca. 1888; married Mary Ellen Gordon, 1861, Anderson Co., KY

JAMES WILLIS (1755 - before1814)
Submitted by Polly Willis
marcadean@aol.com

Born unknown; died by 1814; son of John Willis and Elizabeth Plunkett of King George Co., VA.
(See
John Willis 1702-1762).
Married1): Ann Proctor
Children:
1.JamesWillis, Jr.,
2.Sarah Willis, born1788; married 1807 to Daniel Grant Owen
3.Frances Willis; married FNU Gafford
4.Elizabeth Willis; married Charles Haneford
5.
GeorgeWillis, Sr. born King George Co., VA; in GA in 1816; died 5 Nov 1816; married Mildred Gibson;
died 1853
6. Nancy Willis, married Dunwoody Harrison
7.Ann Willis, married John C. Carter
Married 2): Judith LNU
8. Benjamin Franklin Willis
9.William Berry Willis, married Sarah(?)

JAMES WILLIS (??-??)
Submitted by Mark Willis Ballard
markballard@21stcentury.net

Born and died unknown; son of Capt. Isaac Willis and Ann Garnett. See Capt. Isaac Willis (1774-1867).
Married: 1827 to Elizabeth Gordon, born ca 1809; daughter of Rev. John Churchill Gordon and Lucy Garnett Herndon.
Children:
1. Lewis Willis, born ca 1839; killed in battle near Richmond, VA; buried in Hollywood.
2.
James Snydor Willis, born ca 1841, Spring Hill, Orange Co., VA; married Jennie Twyman
3. John Milton Willis
4. Lucy Willis

JAMES WILLIS (1716/17 - ??)
Submitted by Kaye Cross
kaye.cross@gte.net

Born 1716/17, Craven Co., NC; son of Richard Willis, Jr. and Margaret Webb.
Married: 1741, Craven Co., NC to Susannah Delamar; born 1720, VA; daughter of Francis Delamar.
Children:
1. John Willis, born 1741/42, Craven Co., NC
2. James Willlis, Jr., born 1744, Craven Co., NC
3. William Willis, born 1744/45, Craven Co., NC
4. Francis Willis, born 1747, Craven Co., NC
5.
Joshua Willis, born 1750, Craven Co., NC; married Martha "Patsy" Pearce.
6. Joel Willis, born 1752, Craven Co., NC; married Sarah Gwaltney
7. Jacob Willis, born 1757, Craven Co., NC
8. Joseph Willis, born 1759, Craven Co., NC
9. Isaac Willis, born 1761, Craven Co., NC
10. Susannah Willis, born 1762, Craven Co., NC

JAMES WILLIS (1792-1865)
Submitted by Paul Willis
prwillis@adelphia.net

Born 17 Oct 1792, Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA; died 3 Nov 1865, Winfield, Henry Co., Iowa; buried Winfield, Henry Co., Iowa; son of Robert Willis and Sarah Gibson. (See Robert Willis ca 1750-1830).
Married: 20 Nov 1820, Morristown, Belmont Co., OH to Eliza Katherine Skinner, born 5 Jan 1802, Woodstock, Shenandoah Co., VA; died 22 July 1882, Winfield, Henry Co., Iowa; buried Winfield, Henry Co., Iowa.
Children:
1. Mary Willis, born 18 Sept 1830, Belmont Co., OH; died 5 Sept 1903; married Thomas Clausen, 16 Dec 1853, Adams Mills, Muskingum Co., OH
2. Catherine Willis, born 1 Jan 1835, Belmont Co., OH; died 1 Sept 1835, Belmont Co., OH
3. Catherine Willis,born 11 July 1836, Morristown, Belmont Co., OH; died 24 Jan 1902, Winfield, Henry Co., Iowa; buried Fulton/Cairo Cemetery, Marshall Township, Louisa Co., Iowa; married Dewitt Clinton Marshall, 23 April 1856, Virginia Grove, Marshall Township, Louisa Co., Iowa.
4. William Tagart Willis, born 8 July 1839, Belmont Co., OH died Sept 1913, Muscatine, Muscatine Co., Iowa; married Martha Walker, 10 Sept 1867
5. John Waddle Willis, born 6 Nov 1842, Adamsville, Muskingham Co., OH; married Susannah Peck.
6. George Willis, born 3 Oct 1821, Morristown, Belmont Co., OH; died 21 July 1913, Winfield, Henry Co., Iowa; buried Winfield, Henry Co., Iowa; married Sarah E.Newland, 18 April 1856, Louisa Co., Iowa.
7. James Madison Willis, born 2 Aug 1832, Belmont Co., OH; died 6 July 1925; married Elizabeth Porter, 18 June 1868, Spring Hill, Johnson Co., KS
8. Robert Willis, born 6 Oct 1828, Belmont Co., OH; died 19 May 1893; married Lavisa Willis, 21 Dec 1856, Louisa Co., Iowa; daughter of William Willis (1790-1854) and Elizabeth Skinner.
9. Sarah Willis, born 11 Feb 1825, Morristown, Belmont Co., OH; died 28 Nov 1908; married James Boileau
10. Joseph Skinner Willis, born 24 Oct 1826, Belmont Co., OH; died 28 Dec 1914, Winfield, Henry Co., Iowa; buried Winfield, Henry Co., Iowa; married Mary Jane Hawk, 14 Nov 1850, Athens Co., OH; Quality; 0

JAMES WILLIS (?? - 1813)
Submitted by Mary C. Blood
MMechelle@aol.com

Of Wilkes and Columbia Co., GA; died 1813, Wilkes Co., GA where his will is on file. He was the son of George Willis and Susan Baker.
Married: Judith Harden, daughter of Mark Harden
Children:
1. James D. Willis, born ca 1790-1800
2. Elizabeth Willis; married Charles P. Hansfore
3. Frances Grant Willis (female) married Stephen Gafford, Sr.
4. Female Willis; married William O. Rutledge
5. George Willis
6. Female Willis; married James Ballard
7. Benjamin Franklin Willis; born ca 1800-1810
8. William Berry Willis, born ??; died ca 1820
9. Unborn child in 1813

JAMES WILLIS (1717-1798)
Submitted by Mary C. Blood
MMechelle@aol.com

Born 10 Feb 1717; died 9 Dec 1798, Craven Co., NC; son of Richard Willis and Martha LNU. (See Richard Willis ??-?? and Martha LNU).
Married: Susannah Delamar, born 6 Dec 1720; died 1 Oct 1793, Craven Co., NC; daughter of Francis Delamar, Jr. and Susannah Flowers.
Children:
1. John Willis, born 20 Feb 1742 (may be the John on the 1805 Wilkes Co, GA Land Lottery)
2. James Willis, born 4 Aug 1744; died before 7 March 1808 in Warren Co., GA; married Jeney Grandberry(?)
3. William Willis, born 13 Jan 1745/46
4. Francis Willis (male), born 2 Sept 1747. (This could be the Francis Willis listed in 1805, Wilkes Co., GA)
5. Joshua Willis, born 4/5 Nov 1750; died 2 Jan 1808 (Could this be Joshua listed in 1805, Warren Co., GA?)
6. Joel Willis, born 4 May 1752; died 1822, Jones Co., GA; married 1) Amy LNU; married 2) 30 June 1786 to Sarah Gwaltney. Two of his children were William, born 5 Nov 1786 and Joel, Jr., born 12 Feb 1789. (There was a Joel Willis listed in 1805, Warren Co., GA
7. Jacob Willis, born 6 Oct 1757; died 27 June 1779 at the age of 22
8. Joseph Willis, born 22 March 1759; married Prudence LNU. (He may have lived in Warren Co., GA. There was a Joseph in Warren Co., GA with children Robert Willis,b orn 4 Jan 1781 and Gideon, born 29 Dec 1789).
9. Isaac Willis, born 7 April 1761; died 1 Oct 187; married 14 sept 1789 to Patty Bonds. Children were Phillip, Sidney (female), Betsey and Patty.
10. Susannah Willis, born 29 Oct 1762; died 20 Sept 1773.
Note: James received a 2000 acre land grant in 1740 in NC. The name "Rhesa" comes from the Delamar family and is probably a derivative of Theresa.

JAMES WILLIS (1742-1824)
Submitted by Seekingroots@aol.com

Born ca. 1742; died 3 Feb 842; son of Thomas Willis and Hannah Mitchell. (See Thomas Willis 1710-1787).
Married: Phoebe Perine
Children:
1. Daniel Willis, born ca 1765; died 27 Dec 1845; married Polly LNU

JAMES WILLIS (??-1846)
Submitted by S.M. Rose
Susie4JCBA@webtv.net

Born Rowan Co.,NC; died ca 1846, Davidson Co., NC; Son of George Willis and Marjorie LNU
Married: 17 Dec 1804, Rowan Co., NC to Martha "Patsey" Coats, born 1782, NC; died 1850, IN
Children:
1. John Willis; Married Nancy West
2. Abaigail Willis; Married Jonathan Barrett
3. William Willis; Married Cornelia Albertine Rotan
4. Thomas Willis; Married Lydia Hall
5. James Willis; Married Christina "Tina" Imas
6. Alexander Willis; Married Elizabeth Rough
7. Sarah Willis
8. Tempy? Willis; Married Thomas G. Brown
9. Martha Rebecca Willis; Married Samuel D. Ringer

JAMES WILLIS (1780-1828)
Submitted by Dale D. Willis
dwillis@arkansas.net

Born ca 1780, Hardy Co., VA (now WVA); died ca 1828, Coshocton Co., OH; parents unknown
Married: ca 1800, Virginia to Catherine LNU; born ca 1780, VA; died after 1840, Coshocton Co., OH
Children:
1. Richard Willis, born 1806, VA; died ca 190, Dallas, Marion Co., Iowa; bried Dallas Cemetery, old part (Kirton); Married 1) 8 July 1827 to Elizabeth Clark; Married 2) 2 Nov 1837 to Nancy Clark; Married 3) 11 Nov 1844 to Margaret Reed; Married 4) 7 April 1849 to Mahala Welson
2. Stephen Willis, born 1 April 1808, Virginia; Married 4 Feb 1830 to Mry Severns
3. Eleanor Willis, born 1 April 1808, VA; died 15 Nov 1865, Dallas Township, Marion Co., Iowa; Buried Dallas Cemetery; Married 29 Dec 1830 to James Pearl Bucklew
4. Hiram Willis, born 9 Dec 1812, Coshocton Co., Ohio; died 26 May 1888, Marion Co., Iowa; Buried Price Cemetery, Summit Township; Married 27 June 1833 to Christina Clark
5. Rebecca Willis, born 1 April 1815, Coshocton Co., Ohio; died 2 June 1844, Coshocton Co., OH; Married, 18 Aug 1838 to John Nathan Bucklew
6. Willett Willis, born 21 April 1819, Coshocton Co., Ohio; Died, 13 Feb 1882, Dallas Township, Marion Co., Iowa; Buried 17 Feb 1882, Dallas Cemetery; Married 24 Nov 1844 to Hannah Shrum. Military: 17 July 1862 - Marion Co., Iowa/Springfield, MO.

JAMES WILLIS (1828-??)
Submitted by Jacque Reynolds
jpreynolds@hotmail.com

Born ca 1828, Greene Co., TN; son of John Willis and Annie Allison. (See John Willis 1807-1865).
Married: 13 Sept 1847, Greenville, Greene Co., TN to Miley Johnson.
Children:
1. John Willis, born ca 1848, Greene Co., TN

JAMES WILLIS (1880-1959)
Submitted by Ginny Willis Moore
mooretg@alaska.net

Born 10 Feb 1880; died 16 Nov 1959, Phoeniz, AZ; son of Carvosa Mason Willis and Sarah Elizabeth Bramble. (See Carvosa Mason Willis 1846-1929).
Married: Maude Nasson
Children:
1. Dorothy Willis, born 1906
2. John Willis, born 1908
3. Isabelle Willis, born 1910

JAMES ANDREW WILLIS (1846 - 1929)
Submitted by Puah
Puah@manydaughters.com

Born 30 Aug 1846, Davis, OK; died 17 March 1929; son of Moses Hughston Willis and Eliza McDougal. (See Moses Hughston Willis (1825 - ??).
Married: Mary Frances Myers, born 17 Dec 1846; died 25 Jan 1918.
Children:
1.
Annie Eliza Willis, born 1867; died 1952; married William Powell.
2.
Charles H. Willis, born 1870; died 1956; married Alta Mae Reece.
3.
Daniel A. Willis, born 1871; died 1947; married Floy Sullivan.
4.
Elizabeth Dee Willis, born 6 Jan 1874; died 5 Jan 1968; married Charles Luther Price
5. Andrew J. Willis
6. William S. Willis
7. Harvey S. Willis
8. Lou Gennie Willis
9.Virge Willis
10. Lee Willis
11. Gertie Mae Willis
12. Nettie Willis

JAMES ANDREW C. WILLIS (1850-1924)
Submitted by F. Taylor Barber
ahftb@aol.com

Born 1850, Gordon Co., GA; died 1924, Neshoba Co., MS; buried Old Pearl Valley Cemetery. Son of Richard S. Willis and Susan Carolyn Scott. (See Richard S. Willis 1822-1887).
Married: ca. 1875, Sarah Jane Cockrell, born 1852, MS; died 1910, MS
Children: (seven identified)
1. Mary E. Willis, born ca. 1875, Neshoba Co., MS
2. David J. Willis, born Jan 1876, Neshoba Co., MS
3. William B. Willis, born Aug 1878, Neshoba Co., MS
4. Alice M. Willis, born Aug 1881, Neshoba Co., MS
5. Henry R. Willis, born July 1883, Neshoba Co., MS; died 1965, Neshoba Co., MS; Married Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Tindol. Six children identified.
6. James Monroe Willis, born Nov 1889, Neshoba Co., MS
7. Samuel E. Willis, born Sept 1893, Neshoba Co., MS

JAMES ARNOLD WILLIS (1869-1929)
Submitted by David P. Willis
887 Dantzler
Orangeburg, SC 19225
Born 21 April 1869, Boone Co., KY; died 5 March 1929, Lexington, KY; buried 7 March 1929, Lexington Cemetery; son of James Dickens Willis and Virginia B. Arnold. (See
James Dickens Willis 1826-1881).
Married: 18 Feb 1892, Lexington, KY to Anna Schoonmaker Bosworth, born 10 April 1873, Lexington, KY; died 31 July 1941, Lexington, KY; buried 1 Aug 1941, Lexington Cemetery; daughter of David Byron Bosworth (1828-1910 and Lucetia Taylor (1836-1885).
Children:
1. Maurice Meglone Willis, born 12 Jan 1893, Lexington, KY; died 3 May 1963, Montgomery Co., AL; buried 5 May 1963, Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, AL; married Martha Frances Porter, 19 July 1917, Lexington, KY.
2. Elizabeth Carpenter Willis, born 29 Dec 1894, Lexington, KY; died 13 Nov 1969, Lexington, KY; buried Lexington cemetery; married Wellington Moore.
3. Anna Louise Willis, born 1 Sept 1900, Lexington, KY; died 27 Jan 1986, Lexington, KY; buried Lexington Cemetery.
Notes: Listed in 1870 Boone Co., KY census as one year old with family; Listed in 180 as 11 year old with family in Dearborn Co., IN; Listed 1900, Lexington, KY; married for 8 years with family of 3 children, wife and brother-in-law.

JAMES C. WILLIS (1835-after 1910)
Submitted by Melissa in TX
arion@pyramid3.net
Updated 2/9/03 by Starr Ossman
osstarr@comcast.net

Born June, 1835, states Wenona, ILL as place of birth per military papers; died after 1910 census. Parents unknown. He served in the Civil War (Union side) with the 38th IL Infantry.
Married: to Mary Ann Howard; born 24 Dec 1838, TN; died 5 Aug 1911, Jackson Co., IL
Married: 1860 to Mary A. LNU
Children:
1.
Cynthia Elizabeth Willis, born 12 May 1861, (or 1855 per tombstone); MO; died 16 Jan 1918, AR: married William Gastone Vanover (Gaston Frank Vanoven) 18 Feb 1879, St. Francois Co., MO; died 16 Jan 1918, Jackson Co., ARK; had 14 children.
2. Mary Etta Willis, born 5 July 1867, St. Francois Co., MO; married (James) Mases A. Radford, 18 Dec 1884, Jackson Twp, Reynolds Co., MO; died 31 March 1948, Reynolds Co., MO; had 10 children.
3. Sarah Jane Willis, born 17 July 1869, St. Francois Co., MO; married W.Green Hard, 16 Dec 1886, Jackson Twp., Reynolds Co., MO; died 17 June 1945, Murphysboro, Jackson, ILL; had 10 children
4.
James Wylie Willis, born 19 April 1871, Reynolds Co., MO; died 5 June 1954, Belzzoni, Murpheys Co., MS; (Jackson, Hinds, MS, buried Oakland Cemetery near Bradford, ARK;) married Martha Harper, 25 Sept 1893, Reynolds Co., MO; had 10 children.
5. Margaret Willis, born 7 May 1873, Centerville, MO; died 18 Dec 1949, Perry Co., ILL in hospital; buried Tower Grove Cemetery, Murphysboro, ILL; married lst: James Pettit, 14 March 1898, Reynolds Co., MO (one child, James); married 2nd: Alfred Jarrell, 1 July 1900, Jackson Co., ILL (one child, Flora); married 3rd: George Cochran, 17 March 1906, Jackson Co., ILL (one child, Carl W.); married 4th: William Manning.

JAMES C. WILLIS (1858 - aft. 1907)
Submitted by Lawana Hopper
LawanaHopper@aol.com

Born 1858, TN; died after 1907; son of William Willis and Charlotte R. Phillips.
Married: Frances B. (Fannie) Owens, born 1862
Children:
1. Eli Willis,b orn 1893
2. Fannie L. Willis, born 1895
3. Martha J. Willis, born 1896
4. Ernest Willis, born 1899
5. Ida Willis, born 1901
6. Charles Willis, born 1904
7. Dovie Willis, born 1907

JAMES D. WILLIS (1794-??)
Submitted by Polly Willis
marcadean@aol.com

Born 1794, Wilkes Co., GA(?)
Married Nancy LNU; born 1800
Children:
1. Thomas R. Willis, born 1828
2. William L. Willis, born 1833: student in 1850
3. Lucy Willis, born 1836
4. James Willis, born 1839

JAMES DICKENS WILLIS (1826-1881)
Submitted by David P. Willis
887 Dantzler
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Born 11 Dec 1826, Georgetown, KY; died 12 Dec 1881, Lawrenceburg, IN; son of Benjamin Garnett Willis and Nancy Agnes Mosby Grant. (See
Benjamin Garnett Willis 1792-1828).
Married: 19 Sept 1849 to Virginia B. ARnold, born 28 Feb 1829, Covington, KY; died 31 July 1898, Covington,KY; daughter of James Grimsley Arnold (1792-1876) and Margaret Strain Daulton (1795-1876).
Children:
1. Laura Belle Willis, born 30 Nov 1851, MS; died 31 July 1888, Boone Co., KY; buried Bullitsburg Baptist Church Cemetery.
2. Nannie P. Willis, born 22 Aug 1853, Boone Co., KY; died 2 Nov 1893, Boone Co., KY; buried Bullitsburg Baptist Church Cemetery; married William H. Headley.
3. Thomas Graves Willis, born 21 March 1857, Boone Co., KY; died 7 Oct 1914, Boone Co., KY; buried Bullitsburg Baptist Church Cemetery; married Eunice Rice Dills, 6 June 1876, Boone Co., KY
4.
James Arnold Willis, born 21 April 1869, Boone Co.,KY; died 5 March 1929, Lexington, KY; buried 7 March 1929, Lexington Cemetery; married Anna Schoonmaker Bosworth, 18 Feb 1892, Lexington, KY.
5. Benjamin Grant Willis, born 27 Jan 1872, Boone Co., KY; died 3 Jan 1945, Lexington KY
Notes: Listed in 1850 Census, Covington, Kenton Co., KY with wife's parents; Listed 1860 Census, Covington, Kenton Co., KY; Listed 1870 Census, Boone Co., KY; Listed 1880 Census, Lawrenceburg, IN; death notice from paper in Lawrenceburg, IN; Tombstone noted in Bullitsburg Baptist Church Cemetery; listed as infant heir in father's will and in land division in Boone Co., Ky records.

JAMES E. WILLIS (1839-1888)
Submitted by Doug McCammish
dougnmarcy@mindspring.com

Born ca. 1839, Madison Co., KY; died ca 1888, son of James Willis and Susannah Callahan. (See James Willis, 1793-1861).
Married: 1861, Anderson Co., KY to Mary Ellen Gordon; died Polk Co., MO
Children:
1. John C. Willis, born 1862; married Liccie Melton.
2. Squire G. Willis, born ca 1865
3. Stephen D. Willis, born ca 1867
4. Louisa Willis, born ca 1869
5. Marion S. Willis, born ca 1870
6. Mary A. Willis, born ca 1871
7. Elzie E. Willis, born ca 1875
8. Bernice Elaine Willis, born 1876; married Robert Lee Warren
9. Edward H. Willis, born ca 1878
10. Infant Willis, born ca 1879
11. Mattie Willis; married FNU Payne

JAMES FRANKLIN WILLIS (1853-1926)
Submitted by Kay Bauman
kaybauman@home.com

Born 12 May 1853, AL; died March 1926, Fayette Co., AL; father unknown; mother was Amy Collins.
Married: 14 July 1872, Fayette, AL to Mary Jane Buckner, born 20 Jan 1856
Children:
1. Zilda Willis, born 1874
2. Margaretta Willis, born 1875
3. Ruffis B. Willis, born Jan 1877
4. John William Willis, born 1 Feb 1878
5. Zedic Hamilton Willis, born 25 Jan 1881
6. Thomas R. Willis, born 21 March 1883

JAMES H. WILLIS (1819-1907)
Submitted by Polly Willis
marcadean@aol.com

Born 1819, Wilkes Co., GA
Married Sarah Ann LNU, born 1824; died 1881; both buried Willis Cemetery, Wikes Co., GA
Children:
1. Nicholas Willis, born 1847
2. William Richard Willis, born 1848
3. Ellen R. Willis, born 1850
4. Kittie Mae willis, born 1869; died 1870

JAMES HENRY WILLIS (1910-1937)
Submitted by Marsha Willis Patterson
denmar68@swbell.net

Born 19 Dec 1910; died 24 Dec 1937; buried Bennett Cemetery; son of Caswell Calvin Willis and Alsa Adalaide Willis. (See Caswell Calvin Willis 1876-1943 and Alsa Adalaide Willis 1872-1962).
Married: Estelle Burke, born 5 July 1915; died 16 Aug 1988; buried Bennett Cemetery
Children:
1. Elsie Jeannette Willis, born 24 Aug 1934; died 9 May 1979; buried Bennett Cemetery; married
FNU McKeller
2. Randol Willis, born 15 Oct 1937; died out of state

JAMES ISAAC WILLIS (1822-1899)
Submitted by Penny Carpenter
swintinc@swbell.net

Born 27 Nov 1822, GA; a Methodist; died 31 Dec 1899, Hamburg, Ashley Co., AR; parents unknown.
Married: 2 Nov 1842, Tuskagee, Macon Co., AL to Catherine Ross; born 1 Oct 1826, AL; died 19 May 1906, Ashley Co., AR; daughter of Riley Wiggans Ross and Elizabeth McFarland.
Children:
1.
John Ross Willis; married 1) Dorthula Reed; 2) Rebecca E. Bills
2. Elizabeth Willis; married a Reed
3. Sarah Jane Fletcher Willis, married 13 Sept 1865 to Lionard Chandler
4. J.H. Willis probably died young
5. Quinton L. Willis died young
6. Anna I. Willis married 18 Sept 1879 to Benjamin Byrum Lambert
7. Felicia Willis married 15 Nov 1883 to John L. Foote
8. George Lee Willis (twin of Georganna),born TX.
9. Georganna (Annie) Willis (twin of George Lee), born TX
Note: George or Georganna married 24 June 1854 to Georgia Lively (confusing on which is which).

JAMES J. WILLIS (1841-??)
Submitted by Marsha Willis Patterson
denmar68@swbell.net

Born 1841; son of John Washington Willis and Charlotte Matilda Calloway. (See John Washington Willis 1803-1885).
Married: Frances J. Mauldin
Children:
1. Aurel Willis
2. Beatrice Willis
3. Ada Willis
4. Della Willis
5. Vida Willis
6. Austin Willis
7. Milton Willis
8. Jessie Willis

JAMES MADISON WILLIS (1879-1950)
Submitted by Betty Garner
garner@zianet.com

Born 1879; died 1950; son of Edward Wilkerson Willis and Bolina Fredonia Greer. (See Edward Wilkerson Willis 1836-1905).
Married: Rosa Balvora Jones, 1881-1950
Children:
1. Buddy Willis
2. Zula Willis
3. Frank Willis
4. Harlon Willis
5. Mary Kate Willis
6. Sue Beth Willis

JAMES McCLELLAN WILLIS (1848-1899)
Submitted by Martha Sargent
howardsargent214@cs.com

Born 18 Oct 1848, Meigs Co., OH; died 12 Jan 1899, Letart Falls, Meigs Co., OH; buried Plants Cemetery, Letart Township, Meigs Co., OH; son of John S. Willis and Julia Ann Mowder. (See John S. Willis, 1819-1864).
Married: Eliza Circle, daughter of Francis A. Circle,husband of her Aunt Elizabeth J. "Betsy" Willis.
Children:
1. William Madison Willis
2. Servaties Willis
3. Lillie Belle Willis
4. Ida Arwilda Willis
5. Caroline Willis
6. Sarah Willis
7. Dexter Willis
8. Johnny Willis
9. Linna Willis
10. Eunice Willis
11. Carrie Willis

JAMES MONROE WILLIS (1869 - ??)
Submitted by Kathryn Brotherton
tfl3775@montana.com

Born 6 Sept 1869, Christian Co., MO; died unknown; son of Jasper Willis and Mary Ellen Williams. (See Jasper Willis 1839 - ??)
Married: Delana (Delano) Applegate, born 4 Nov 1872,died 22 Oct 1934; daughter of Gilbert Applegate and Catherine Craker
Children:
1. Alta Catherine Willis, born 28 July 1897, Douglas Co., MO (my grandmother)
2. Fred E. Willis, born 8 Oct 1895; married Della M. Williams
3. Henry Willis, born 19 June 1899
4. King Willis, born 31 July 1904
5. Cordia Willis, born 5 June 1912
Note: Listed in the 1900 Douglas Co., Mo Census Records.

JAMES POLK WILLIS (??-??)
Submitted by Kathryn Brotherton
tfl3775@montana.com

Born unknown; died unknown; parents unknown;
Married: Mary (Polly) Trip
Children:
1.
Jasper Willlis, born 1839, MO

JAMES POLK WILLIS (1896-1936)
Submitted by Marsha Willis Patterson
denmar68@swbell.net

Born 22 July 1896; died 7 April 1936; buried Bennett Cemetery; son of Caswell Calvin Willis and Also Adalaide Willlis. (See Also Adalaide Willis 1872-1962 and Caswell Calvin Willis 1876-1943).
Married: Penola Kennedy, born 26 Oct 1901; died 21 May 1993; buried Bennett Cemetery; daughter of George Kennedy and Rose LNU
Children:
1. Son
2. Daughter
3. Melton (Pete) Willis, born 27 June 1923, Carnegie, OK; died 9 Sept 1969, Columbus, TX
4. Son
5. Son
6. Daughter
7. Son
8. Walter Willis, born 12 Dec 1926; died 20 April 1929; buried Bennett Cemetery

JAMES POLK WILLIS (1845-1921)
Submitted by Marsha Willis Patterson
denmar68@swbell.net

Born 12 June 1845; died 27 Nov 1921; buried Oakhill Cemetery, Allen Parish, LA; son of Lemuel Willis and Eveline Perkins. (See lemuel Willis 1812-1862).
Married Anna Canada, born 1843; died 1927; buried Oakhill Cemetery, Allen Parish, LA. A schoolteacher.
Children:
1. Mary Willis, born 1869; died 1936
2. Osborn Willis, born 17 Feb 1873; died 24 Dec 1916; buried Oak Hill Cemetery; married 8 May 1893, Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA to Margaret Laird, born ca. 1873, Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA; He was killed in gunfight with Peter Perkins.

JAMES R. WILLIS (??-??)
Submitted by Diana
lannytaylor@worldnet.att.net

Born unknown. Parents unknown.
Married: Lovina(?)
Children:
1. Barbara Ellen Willis, born 10 February, 1858, Lawndale, Cleveland Co., NC; died 3 April 1927, Wynnewood, Garvin Co., OK. Married Lemuel Sanford Self.

JAMES R. WILLIS (1829 - 1910)
Submitted by Diana Taylor
lannytaylor@worldnet.att.net

Born 16 April 1829, Lincoln Co., NC; died 30 July 1910; son of Randal Willis and Sarah Mauney(?). (See Randal Willis 1778-1845)
Married: Lovina/Luvna LNU; born 14 Dec 1823; died 8 March 1896
Children:
1. Mary J. Willis, born ca 1848
2. Sarah Elizabeth Willis, born 1848; died 1920; married L.D. Wesson
3. Margaret A. Willis, born ca 1852
4. John A. Willis, born ca 1854
5. Susan L. Willis, born ca 1856
6. Barbara Ellen Willis, born 10 February, 1858, Lawndale, Cleveland Co., NC; died 3 April 1927, Wynnewood, Garvin Co., OK. Married Lemuel Sanford Self, 12 Feb 1880, NC; born 28 May 1860, Cleveland Co., NC;
died 7 Sept 1937, Greeley Co. (my great grandparents).
7. Martha E. willis, born ca 1860
8. Eliza Willis, born ca 1866; married 2) Suson LNU, born ca 1838; listed as 61 in the 1900 census

JAMES SNYDOR WILLIS (ca 1841-??)
Submitted by Mark Willis Ballard
markballard@21stcentury.net

Born ca 1841, Spring Hill, Orange Co., VA; died unknown; son of James Willis and Elizabeth Gordon. See James Willis (??-??).
Married: Jennie Twyman, daughter of James Tywman
Children:
1. Herbert Willis
2. Hassie Willis
3. Hillary Willis

JAMES SPILVIN WILLIS (1837-1881)
Submitted by Dianna Harrison
rwh@nothnbut.net

Born 12 Sept 1837; died 19 July 1881; Son of Noah Willis and Lucy LNU. (See Noah Willis 1801-1858).
Married: 8 July 1862 to Angeline M. Dowell, daughter of John Dowell and Mary Riddel.
Children:
1. Robert Lee Willis, born May 1863
2. John William Willis, born 30 April 1866; died 3 July 1931.
3. Ella Mary Willis, born August 1869; Married 1892 to James Allen Turner
4. Martin Luther Willis, born 22 Dec 1872; died 3 March 1955
5. Minnie Willis, born 4 Feb 1875; died 24 Oct 1936; Married 17 Aug 1892 to John Huff
6. Henry Clay Willis, born 26 Jan 1878; died 23 April 1931; Married 15 March 1912 to Nellie Carl.

JAMES STUART WILLIS (1863 - 1938)
Submitted by Jim Willis
jwillis@wi.net

Born 22 Jan 1863, IN; died 12 Feb 1938, Libertyville, Lake Co., IL; son of Samuel Stuart Willis and Eliabeth Betsy Jane Pickard.
Married: 29 Oct 1889, Hoopeston, Vermillion Co., IL to Daisy Olive Hunter, born 25 Dec 1873, Hoopeston, Vermillion Co., IL; died 15 Dec 1950, Chicago, Cook Co., IL; daughter of George Hunter.
Children:
1. John Earl Willis, born 25 Dec 1890, Hedrick, Warren Co., IN
2. Harry Oscar Willis, born 1 July 1893, Hedrick, Warren Co., IN
3. Leroy G. Willis, born 22 Dec 1898, Hollandsburg, Park Co., IN
4. Cecil Ellsworth "Jack" Willis, born 29 July 1900, Hollandsburg, IN
5. Charles Sylvester Willis, born 4 Nov 1902, Hollandsburg, IN
6. Clarence Harold Willis, born 22 Sept 1904, Hollandsburg, IN
7. Earl Wesley Willis, bon 25 March 1907, Hollandsburg, IN
8. Cleo Lester "Dick" Willis, born 17 Dec 1909, Hollandsburg, IN
9. Ruth May Willis, born 7 April 1912, Lexington, McLean Co., IL
10. Ruby Agnes Willis, born 15 Dec 1915, Paxton, Ford Co., IL

JAMES T. WILLIS (1810-??)
Submitted by Polly Willis
marcadean@aol.com

Born 1810, Caswell Co., NC; son of Nicholas Willis and Nancy Turner. (See Nicholas Willis 1786 - ??)
Married: 1) 19 Nov 1832, Caswell Co., NC, Ann Williams
Children:
1. Mary A. Willis, born 1835, Caswell Co., NC
2. Nicholas C. Willis, born 1839, Caswell Co., NC
3. Missouri E. Willis, born 1843, Missouri;
Married: 2) 9 April 1845, Fayette Co., TN, Julia Hutchins
Chidren:
4. James H. Willis, born 1847, Fayette Co., TN

JAMES VIRGIL WILLIS (1853-1916)
Submitted by Roy M. Moore
roylynmo@swbell.net

Born 7 Feb 1853, Pinckneyville, Perry Co., IL; died 11 Jan 1916, Norman, Cleveland Co., OK; son of Isham Edward Willis and Mildred Ann Wooldridge. (See Isham Edward Willis 1821-1879).
Married: 4 April 1873, Springfield, Greene Co., MO to Angelica Josephine Hart. She was born 3 Feb 1853, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; died 31 Dec 1929, Macomb, Pottawatomie Co., OK; daughter of Charles Hart and Margaret Ann Edwards.
Children:
1. Alice Anjelica Willis, born 20 Sept 1875; died Dec 1960; married Ancel William Gibson
2. James Melrose Willis, born 21 Feb 1876; died 30 Nov 1865
3. Victoria Willis, born 2 Feb 1878; married R.B. Cox
4. Daniel Edward Willis, born 29 Aug 1880; dued 9 June 1966
5. George W. Willis, born 3 Nov 1882; died 18 Feb 1918
6.
William Emmitt Willis, born 1 Oct 1884; died 22 Sept 1975
7. John E. Willis, born 3 Nov 1888
8. Seth E. Willis, born 20 Nov 1891; died 4 Feb 1963
9. Ora Jane Willis, born 27 July 1895; died; 44 Feb 1963
10. Anna Belle Willis, born 10 Feb 1896; died 1975

JAMES WASHINGTON WILLIS (1840-1924)
Submitted by Polly Willis
marcadean@aol.com

Born 24 Oct 1840, Talbot Co., GA; died 23 June 1924; son of Benjamin Franklin Willis and Sarah M. Stuart. (See Benjamin Franklin Willis 1820-1902).
Married: 1) Mary Jane Akin, born 11 April 1837; died 31 March 1880; daughter of John H. Akin and Hicksey Harris.
Children:
1. John Franklin Willis, born 28 May 1868, GA; married 24 Dec 1894 to Sallie Lou Littlejohn
2. Nancy Willis, born 17 Aug 1870, GA; died 6 Aprul 1945; married Tom Biles
3. James Thomas Willis, born GA; married Leila May Stewart
4. Mettio Errsamila Willis, born GA; married Exie Madox
Married 2): Betty Akins

JAMES WESLEY WILLIS (1844-??)
Submitted by Thomas W. Willis
twillis@tntech.edu

Born 3 June 1844, son of Elijah Willis and Elizabeth Daniels. (See Elijah Willis 1809-1897).
Married: Rebecca Louise Smith, 20 Dec 1866.
Children:
1. George Major Willis, born 24 March 1866
2. Allen Elijah B. Willis, 21 June 1872
3. Mary Elizabeth Willis, born 23 Sept 1873
4. John Fletcher Willis, born 10 Sept 1875
5. Cathrine Delilah Willis
6. Martha B. Willis, born 1878
7. William James Willis, born 15 Aug 1883

JAMES WESLEY WILLIS (1849-1906)
Submitted by Polly Willis
marcadean@aol.com

Born 1849, New Madrid Co., MO; died ca. 1906, New Madrid Co., MO; son of William Austin Willis and Sarah LNU. (See William Austin Willis 1808/09 - ca. 1898).
Married: bef 1875, New Madrid Co., MO, Catherine "Kate" Conner,born 1855, TN; daughter of John and Sarah Conner
Children:
1. Sallie Willis,born 1875,New Madrid Co.,MO;died bef 1903, New Madrid Co., MO; Married: Elder Burkett
2. Gillen Willis, born 1876, New Madrid Co., MO
3. Thomas Willis, born 1878, New Madrid Co., MO
4. Belle Willis, born 1880, New Madrid Co., MO
5. Benjamin F. Willis, born 1888, New Madrid Co., MO; died 3 June 1938, New Madrid Co., MO; buried Mounds Cemetery, New Madrid, MO.; Married: Lizzie Willis, daughter of Andrew Samuel Willis and Mary Laura Armbruster Kimbal
6. Amy Willis, born New Madrid Co., MO; Married: Dan Sloas

JAMES WILBURN WILLIS (1812-1879)
Submitted by Steve York
Sdy1026@aol.com

Born 29 Dec 1812, NC; died 10 Jan 1879; Son of William Willis and Cicily Coats.
Married: 25 Nov 1837, Coosa, AL to Mary W. Posey, born 8 March 1815, Jasper, GA; died 18 Oct 1879, Winston, AL. She was daughter of Squire Posey and Jane Pate.
Children:
1. William Willis, born ca 1840, AL
2. James Willis, born ca. 1843, AL
3. George W. Willis, born 9 Dec 1844, AL
4. Francis Willis, born ca. 1847, AL
5. Joseph Willis, born ca. 1849, AL
6. John Willis, born ca 1851, AL
7. Jane Willis, born ca 1854, AL
8. Mary Caroline Willis, born 20 March 1858, Houston Co., AL; died 12 Nov 1941, Wewoka, OK; Married Thomas Jackson York.

JAMES WYLIE WILLIS (1871-1954)
Submitted by Melissa in TX
arion@pyramid3.net

Born 19 April 1871, MO; died 5 June 1954, Belzoni, Murpheys Co., MS; buried Oakland Cemetery, Jackson Co., AR; son of James C. Willis and Mary A. LNU. (See James C. Willis (1835-??).
Married: avt. 1894 in MO to Martha Ann Harper.
Children:
1. Thomas L. Willis, born 3 Dec 1894, MO; died 20 May 1969, Robstown, Nueces Co., TX; buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Robstown, Nueces Co., TX; married Lillian LNU. Tom was a PVT., Co. C, 23rd Infantry, WWI. One son and two daughters.
2. Baby Willis, born avt. 1898, MO; died as infant in MO
3. Cora J. Willis, born Jan 1898, MO; died unknown; buried Oakland Cemetery, Jackson Co., AR; married George Lewis. Four sons and two daughters.
4. Mae Willis, born abt. 1900-1903, MO; died 1988, MS; married H.E. Lewis. No children.
5. William Jesse Willis, born 23 April 1903, Elkridge, Jackson Co., IL; married Lessie Jane Giffin, 10 Nov 1928, AR. Five sons and three daughters.
6. Roy Willis, born 20 July 1905, Murphysboro, Jackson Co., IL; died abt 1925, MS; never married, no children
7. Leulku Willis (Twin), born 10 Oct 1907, Somerset Twp., Jackson Co., IL; married Mr. Self. One daughter
8. Leuther Willis (Twin), born 10 oct 1907, Somerset Twp., Jackson Co., IL; died 1907, Somerset Twp., Jackson Co., IL
9. Baby Girl Willis, born 20 Feb 1911, Murphysboro, Jackson Co., IL; died 1911, Murphysboro, Jackson Co., IL

JANE WILLIS (??-??)
Submitted by: Seekingroots@aol.com

Born unknown; died unknown; daughter of William Henry Willis and Rebecca Anne LNU. (See William Henry Willis 1830 --).
Married: Will Dobbyns
Children:
1. Willie Dobbyns
2. Johnny Dobbyns
3. Inez Dobbyns
4. Linnie Dobbyns

JASPER WILLIS (1839 - ??)
Submitted by Kathryn Brotherton
tfl3775@montana.com

Born July 1839; died unknown; son of James Polk Willis and Mary (Polly) Trip. (See James Polk Willis ??-??)
Married: 21 Sept 1846, MO to Mary Ellen Williams; daughter of John Williams and Joanna (Anna) Williams.
Children:
1.
James Monroe Willis, born 6 Sept 1869 (my great grandfather)
2. John M. Willis
3. Martha Willis
4. William Jesse Willis
5. George Washington Willis

JASPER WILLIS (1825-1901)
Submitted by S.M.Rose
Susie4JCBA@webtv.net

Born 5 Nov 1825, Rowan Co., NC; died, 5 Oct 1901, Pike Co., IND; Buried Walnut Hills, Pike Co., INC; son of Maxwell and Nancy Jane Miller. (See Maxwell Willis 1818-1880).
Married: 22 March 1846 to Sarah Ellen Dean; born 9 Sept 1825, Kentucky; died 19 Oct 1903, Pike Co., IND; Buried Walnut Hills, Pike Co., IND; daughter of Wquire B. Dean
Children: (in the order listed in census)
1. Cordelia Willis; Married George Steward
2. Beverly Willis; Married Isabelle Hilburn
3. Sarah F. Willis; died 11 March 1854, 1 year 8 months
4. Louvisa Willis; Married Goodlet Jerrell
5. Rev. Emery Willis
6. Catherine "Kate" Willis; Married Philmore Jerrell
7. Charles L. Willis; Married Jane Payne
8. George M. Willis; Married Emily Chapel
9. Elizabeth "Lizzy" Willlis; Married James Amos
10. Mariah Willis; Married Jesse Richardson
11. Jane Willis; died age age 14
Note: Susie has a marvelous essay about the migration of his ancestors from NC to Pike Co., IND.

JASPER BETHEL WILLIS (1877-1950)
Researched by Richard Lee Drake, deceased;
Submitted by Alan R. Seip
falcon48@mindspring.com

Born 13 Jan 1877, Boone Co., ARK; died 29 March 1950, Oklahoma City, OK; Son of Thomas Tyrus Willis, Jr. and Elizabeth Sarah Williams. (See Thomas Tyrus Willis Jr. 1836-1919)
Married: 5 Dec 1895, Boone Co., ARK to Clemontine Marshall, Daughter of William Andrew Jackson Marshall and LaMartha Elizabeth Hemphill.
Children:
1. George Bethel Willis; born 4 Sept 1896, Boone Co., ARK; died 18 Oct 1977, Caddo Co., OK; Married 18 Oct 1914, Caddo Co., OK to Dora Ola Turney.
2. Henry Sterman Willis; born 20 Feb 1898, Western Grove, Newton Co., ARK; Married 16 Sept 1917, Mountain View, Kiowa Co., OK to Vera Morgan Vance.
3. Lois Estelle Willis; born 6 Dec 1899 Mountain View, Kiowa Co., OK; died 22 Jan 1975, Carnegie, Caddo Co., OK; Married, 1920 to Robert Lincoln Mills.
4. Margie Ann Willis; born 20 Oct 1901, Mountain View, Kiowa Co., OK; Married 23 July 1919, Binger, Caddo Co., OK to Harve Andrew Lansford.
5. Flossie Mae Willis; born 23 May 1903; Married in Cowren, Washita Co., OK to Curtis Neely.
6. Male
7. Vernon Otis Willis; born 30 May 1907; died July 1971; Married Nov 1929 to Claurie Jones, Alfalfa, Caddo Co., OK
8. Grace Lea Willis; born 14 July 1910; Married Bill Scott.
9. Joseph Scott Willis; born 10 May 1912; Married Gladys Davis
10. William Price Willis; born 16 March 1914, Caddo Co., OK; Married 2 Nov 1937 to Lorene Elizabeth Kuhn, Caddo Co., OK.
11. Mammie Irene Willis; born 12 Feb 1917, Carnegie, Caddo Co., OK; Married 7 Nov 1936, Anadarko, Caddo Co., OK to Ira Lester Scott.
12. Martha Elizabeth Willis; born 21 July 1921, Caddo Co., OK; Married 12 Jan 1938, Anadarko, Caddo Co., OK to Walter William Baker.
13. Thomas Jackson Willis; born 24 Aug 1923, Washita Co., OK; Married 28 May 1949, Anadarko, Caddo Co., OK to Myrtle Dean Chastain.

JEMIMA WILLIS (ca 1796 - ??)
Submitted by Randy Willis
randywillis@ev1.net

Born ca 1796, SC; daughter of Rev. Joseph Willis Sr., and Sarah LNU. (See Rev. Joseph Willis Sr.,
174-1854).
Married William Dyer
Children:
1. James Dyer, born ca 1827, LA
2. Roland Dyer, born ca 1830, LA
3. Joseph Dyer, born ca 1831, LA
4. Elijah Dyer, born ca 1834, LA
5. Elizabeth Dyer, born ca 1836, LA
6. Jemima Dyer, born ca 1839, LA

JEREMIAH WILLIS (1760-1812)
Submitted by Marsha Willis Patterson
denmar68@swbell.net

Born 1760, Bladen Co., NC; died 1 Jan 1812, Cumberland Co., NC; son of Benjamin Willis and Sarah Willis. (See Benjamin Willis 1725-1785).
Married: Rachel LNU
Children:
1. Jeremiah Willis, Jr., born 1 Jan 1798, Cumberland Co., NC; died 1 Jan 1825, Cumberland Co., NC

JERIMIAH "JERRY" WILLIS (1861-1929)
Submitted by Marsha Willis Patterson
denmar68@swbell.net

Born 1861, Worth Co., GA; died 8 Aug 1929; buried Daniel Willis Cemetery, Poulan, Worth Co., GA; son of Daniel Willis and Elizabeth Smith. (See Daniel "My Line" Willis 1817-1896).
Married: Armenda Hollingsworth, 5 March 1882; died 1930.
Children:
1. John Henry Willis, born c. 1881
2. Joseph Lawson Wilis, born ca. 1883
3. Irene Elizabeth Willis
4. Isabel Willis
5. B. Archer Willis
6. Daniel Hugh Willis, born c. 1885
7. Flora R. Willis
8. Versa Viola Willis
9. William J. Willis, born ca. 1890
10. Sarah Lou Willis

JEREMIAH WILLIS, JR. (1798-1825)
Submitted by Marsha Willis Patterson
denmar68@swbell.net

Born 1 Jan 1798, Cumberland Co., NC; died 1 Jan 1825, Cumberland Co., NC; son of Jeremiah Willis and Sarah Willis. (See Jeremiah Willis 1760-1812).
Married: 23 Jan 1813, Cumberland Co., NC to Abegail Sims, daughter of Isaac Sims. She was born 1 Jan 1795; died 25 Feb 1872.
Children:
1. Isaac Sims Willis, born 1815
2. John O. Willis, born 1818

JERIMIAH WILLIS (1800-??)
Submitted by Ed Ackley
eackley@isoa.net

Born Jan 1800, North Carolina; parents unknown.
Married: Belinda Willis, born Jan 1820, North Carolina
Children:
1. James W. Willis, born Jan 1838, Randolph Co., GA; died, 1862, buried Thornrose Cemetery, MD. He served in the military in 1862 - Civil War Veteran.
2. Kenneth N. Willis, born Jan 1841, Randolph Co.,GA
3. John McDaniel Willis, born 27 March 1843, Randolph Co., GA; Married 7 Oct 1868 to Sarah
Francis Pittman.
4. Benjamin Willis, born Jan 1850, Randolph Co., GA
5. George T. Willis, born 2 May 1852, Randolph Co., GA; died 15 March 1935, Poulan, GA; buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Poulan, GA
6. Mary Willis

JESSE WILLIS (1842-1886)
Submitted by S.M. Rose
Susie4JCBA@webtv.net

Born 10 Feb 1842, Pike Co., IN; died 5 Dec 1886, Warrick Co., IN; buried Wesley Chapel, Warrick Co., IN; son of Alexander Willis and Martha "Patsey" Coats. (See Alexander Willis 1816-1882).
Married 1): Feb 1866 to Mary E. Hunt; born 3 Jan 1847; died 15 Aug 1870, Warrick Co., IN; Buried Wesley Cahpel, Carrick Co., IN
Children:
1. Lucy E. Willis
Married 2): 11 March 1877 to Alice V. Lawrence
2. George E. Willis
3. William A. Willis
Married 3): Sarah C. Bohannon
4. Cora Willis

JESSE WILLIS (ca 1810 - ca 1865)
Submitted by Rod Willis
bagdad34@comcast.net

Born ca. 1810, GA; died ca 1865, AL; Parents unknown
Married: ca 1832, GA to Martha LNU
Children:
1. Mary A. Willis, born ca.. 1833, Ga
2. Malinda R. Willis, born ca.. 1835, GA
3. Iverson Asbury Willis, born 22 April 1838, GA; died 31 Dec 1862, Murfreesboro, TN; married ca 1857 to Elizabeth Elen Paulk
4. Nancy J. Willis, born ca. 1843, AL
5. Martha A. Willis, born ca.. 1847, AL
Comments:
My gggrandfather, Jesse Willis, was born in GA and moved to Dale Co., AL shortly before 1840. He last appeared on the 1860 Dale Co., AL Federal Census. His wife and some children showed up on the Henry Co., AL Census of 1870. Jesse and Martha's son, Iverson Asbury Willis married Elizabeth Elen Paulk in Dale Co., AL ca 1857. he served in "I" Co., AL 33rd Infy. Regt. and was killed in battle at Murfreesboro, TN 12-31-1862. His son, George Washington Willis (1860-1950) is the father of my Dad, John Ollie Willis (1903-1979), Santa Rosa Co., FL

JESSIE A. WILLIS (1867-1941)
Submitted by Diana
lannytaylor@worldnet.att.net

Born 26 Dec 1867; died 2 Feb 1941; buried Knob Creek Methodist Cemetery, Cleveland Co., NC; son of Jacob C. Willis and Malinda Self. (See Jacob C. Willis 1820-1883).
Married: Unknown
Children:
1. Jacob Hoyle Willis, born 26 Nov 1894; died 4 March 1954; buried Knob Creek Methodist Cemetery, Cleveland Co., NC
2. Essie Lydia Hoyle Willis, born 11 Aug 1896; died 26 June 1931; buried Knob Creek Methodist Cemetery, Cleveland Co., NC
3. Eutie B. Willis, born ca. 1897
4. Lester Willis, born ca. 1899
5. Lura Elva Willis, born 8 July 1903; died 3 Aug 1931; buried Knob Creek Methodist Cemetery, Cleveland Co., NC

JESSIE GORDON WILLIS (1895 - 1963)
Submitted by Lorrie Willis
bluebonnet9@aol.com

Born 23 Dec 1895, Ft. White, Columbia Co., FL; died April 1963, Memphis, TN; buried Marianna, Arkansas; son of William A. Willis and Ida Shaup. (See William A. Willis ??-??).
Married: Grace Britt, born 7 Dec 1898; died 12 June 1995, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN; buried Marianna, Arkansas.
Children:
1.
Gordon Wesley Willis, born 25 Sept 1920, Marianna, Arkansas; died 20 oct 1994, Lubbock, TX; married Allie Rue Kinard, 3 Jan 1944, Paint Rock, Concho Co., TX
2. Robert Leslie Willis, born ca 1925
3. Elizabeth Willis, born ca 1927

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