Hester ( My line)
This the only information that I have on the Patterson line so if you have any information or advice on this line I would greatly appreciate your help. Thank you..
Thomas E Clegg
Thank you for your letter as of now, I can’t connect your Patterson to my line but will keep & if I come across anything that will add to yours, I will send it to you, My family came from VA around 1800 & most stayed in KY. Our Gov Carroll is Joseph Patterson , Great-Great-Great Grandson. We are very proud to have a Gov, kin to us.
Rt 4 Box 368
Litchfield, KY 42754
1) Mrs Cora Wilson , P O Box 67, _________, Arkansas 72004
2) Mrs Wm C Shoop, 19120 Kordhoff #9, Kensington, Northridge, Calif 91327
The 1963 Officers of the Patterson Family Association
Robert M Willis
July 24, 1961
Sarah Patterson born 1782 in VA died 1876 age 94 yrs at Perry Twp, Lawrence County, Ohio, no record of Husband, John died 1852-3.
Angus Patterson born in VA died 1893 age 82 yrs at Rock Camp, Ohio, unmarried.
Matilda Patterson born VA 1814 died at Deering, Ohio 1896 age 82 yrs, married 30 August 1849 at Ironton, Ohio to William Allen born 1812 at Pittsburg, PA died at Deering 1893 age 81 yrs.
Elizabeth Patterson born in VA May 19, 1816 died Perry Twp 188? Buried Labanon Cemetery, married 12 Jan 1843 at Ironton, Ohio to George Washington Willis Jr Born Dec 8, 1820, Lawrence County , Ohio, died 1865 Shenandoah Valley (Cumberland, MD) on his way home after serving throughout War. Member Co E 5th W VA Vol Inf.
Nancy Patterson married 30 Oct 1849 at Ironton, Ohio to Daniel Allen, they resided at Deering, Perry Twp, no record of her birth or death, he died 1904 age 77 years.
Berry Patterson born 1824 in VA died 1899 Perry Twp buried Labanon Cemetery. Married 8 Aug 1847 at Ironton, Ohio to Nancy Rop, no record of her birth or death. Apparently died before 1880 Census taken.
Berry Patterson age 56 —-Farmer born VA his father & mother both born in VA
Angus Patterson age 68 sister born VA father & mother both listed born VA
John D Patterson age 27 son born Ohio father & mother born VA
Robert T Patterson age 25 son b Ohio., father & mother born VA
Sarah M Patterson age 22 daughter b Ohio ” ” ” “” “
Nancy A Patterson age 20 daughter b Ohio ” ” ” ” “
Berry Patterson, entered at Ironton, Ohio, March 5, 1865 , Co I, 189th Ohio VOL INF, det Regt Teamster Three months M O at Nashville, Tenn. Sept 28, 1865
Rt 1 Box 7
Mrs Leland Karlburg
Sumner, Nebraska 68878
April 8, 1974
Robert M Willis
Rt 1 Box 1
Dear Mr Willis,
I read your ad in the 1963 Genealogical Helper so this is rather late. I’m just starting on my family so I’ll try even older ads if they look promising.
My great grandmother was Olivia Patterson Thomas, b 1 Jan 1840 , Canal Dover, Tuscarawas Co, Ohio. They had one child, Orville V Thomas, b 8 Oct 1864.
Olivia’s parents were—John Patterson b 1802 and Jane Coulter Patterson. Their children –Ellen m C C Millener; Jane; Nancy; Charles m Fannie Bishop and Olivia.
Jane Coulter Patterson died when Olivia was quite young and John remarried. 2nd wife Elizabeth Gurwell, — their children—Rachel m _____ Gordon; William, who was a drummer boy in the Civil War; (We have a picture of him in his uniform) and an unnamed child. John married for the third time – Matilda Armstrong, b 1809, and they had one child, Rose m Paul Ottoe.
John Patterson’s father was David Patterson. His children were John; Charles; James; Mary m ‘Smiley” Harlaugh; and Nancy m _______North.
I do have Olivia’s descendents on down to my children’s generation if you are interested in that. I would be glad to send it to you.
Hope this helps and that you will have information for me. Thank you.
I wrote to those people that you sent names and addresses for. Most of them wrote back, some had my James in their line (but knew no more than I ) and some didn’t . But it struck me that every single one that had PATTERSONS in VA mentioned that they would put their hand in the fire that those PATTERSONS were all related somehow. Several people mentioned that they thought the P’s might have come to VA via PA. You know what we need, don’t you! A real good, smart computer that all of us could put all our PATTERSON notes and info into and, after a lot of humming and smoking and whatever those things do , in the end come up with all of us placed with out own families, and those families identified with parents and issue, right back to the time when they began to use second names to identify themselves. According to the films we see from the States (I bet you never thought how Steve Austin sounds in Portuguese, did you? Or Buck Rogers? And the Little House on the Prairie families? Starsky and Hutch? Well, we never heard them in English and probably would laugh our heads off at the ‘odd’ sound of their voices!) –anyway according to all those films, those computers are things to stay far away from. According to the Green Hulk series, all they do is give off sparks and fireworks and set buildings on fire! However, I have read that they do good things too, and what better could they do than untangle all us millions of PATTERSONS!
Wouldn’t that be fun? I wonder if that’s asking too much of the future? I sure hope I’m around when they find our how’s who in the PATTERSON lines; that’s going to be exciting! Your John PATTERSON from VA might very well have been son of a nephew or cousin of my James ( and sixty-eleven others!). Oh, my kingdom for a time machine.
My kingdom, of course, being our sugar cane plantation here, a zillion miles from nowhere. I get so used to be surrounded by a green wall most of the year that, when harvest time comes in July (to Dec) and they get around to cutting the cane around our little piece of Beulahland, I’m almost afraid to go our of the house for weeks! Looking outdoors with the cane all cut, a person can see for miles and miles and it seems as though it would be easy to fall off the end of the earth! They’re cutting cane now I don’t know how they stand it out there in that freezing south wind. That wind comes right smack up from the South Pole and cuts right to the bone, although the sun from noon to 4 PM is hot.) but haven’t gotten around to cut near here. They burn the cane the night before they cut it and now the nights are filled with sudden beautiful, powerful flashes bursting and rushing skyward, the carnaubna wax that covers the stalks bursting and popping so that one can bear it from far away. Then comes the thick black cloud that leaves the air filled with longish pieces of carbon that finally disintegrates. The smell of burnt sugar follows, although the fire goes so fast that it really doesn’t have time to burn the cane juice. And in the morning when we awaken, the crew are already at work, cutting the long black stalks with great knives. There is always a prize at the end of the year for whoever cuts the most cane during the harvest, so it goes pretty quickly as the sun dr5ies out the juice if the cane lies in the field more than a day. The fields, divided into sections, to the east and to the west of us have been cut, so they may be doing ours any day now and I’ll get that wide-eyed my-what-a-big-place-the-world-is! Feeling for a few days. Just as one gets used to it and likes it, being able to see comings and goings on the roads for miles, of course the dumb cane starts growing like mad and shuts us into a green world again. So goes life.
Mercy, it’s too cold to stay in this house a minute longer (no heating systems down here!) so I’m going our and work on pruning my grape vines at the north of the house. That way, I’ll be in the sun and out of that nasty south wind. We have out fireplace going every evening and well on into the night while we watch TV and I knit. I’ve got our orchidarium lath house swathed in plastic sheeting in case it should freeze one night. It did for three years in a row, ’77, ’78 and ’79, just one or two nights, but enough to kill millions of coffee bushes and mango trees (not ours, thank goodness).
I hope that, by now, you have had more luck than I have, and have found the families of your John and Sarah. Some day we’ll know the whole secret but, until then, I’ll keep plugging. Who knows…. Good luck and a nice summer to you and yours.
PS Did I ever tell you that I loved the praying hands, Disabled Veterans and American Ex-POWS stamps you used? L.
Route 7 Box 111
Elizabethtown, KY. 42701
Apr 14, 1976
Dear Mr Willis #693:
Noting in our WCK:FRA bulletin you are interested also in N C PATTERSONS: My 2nd Gr Grf Andrew Kernahan Patterson was born Feb 5, 1791 in N C — marr Dec 30, 1816 Hardin Co, KY to Margaret Brashear, d/o Edward & Nancy (?Dyson) Brashear – died Feb 9, 1863 Hardin Co, KY.
Hardin Co Deed Book D, p 611- John & Polly Hibbs of Piccaway Co, Ohio, deed to George Patterson on Dorret’s Run a branch of Mill Creek in Hardin Co, 240 A –1812. A witness was Andrew Kernahan Patterson .
Same, Deed Bk L413 – George Patterson, Sr and Sarah Patterson deed to Andrew and George “for love and affection”, same tract. – 1822. They subsequently sell this land – 1822 and 1825 – and locate in southern Hardin Co, on “Old Sandy”, where they raised their families and lived out their days. They with their wives are buried in the same family cemetery there.
Andrew K Patterson family:
1.) ? son b ca 1817/8 so far unknown to me.
2.) John Patterson b 1820 marr Cynthia Watkins
3.) Nancy Patterson b 1822 m Eden Brashear
4.) Edward Patterson b 1823 m Susan Ann Lanpton
George B Patterson family:
1.) Andrew K Patterson b 1827 m Caroline Carden
2.) Margaret Patterson b 1832 m James Sullivan
3.) Nathan Patterson b 1832 m Matilda B Tabb
George B Patterson, Jr born Nov 8, 1802 in S C marr 1824 Hardin Co, KY. Mary Viers, d/o Nathan & Dorcas (Dyson) Viers — died Jul 7, 1863.
After years of research, can find no actual proof that George B Patterson, Sr and Sarah Patterson were parents of Andrew K and Geo Jr, tho I conclude that they were. Neither do I have any actual proof that Andrew K and George were brothers—tho they were certainly buddies!! Can find no trace of the elder Geo and wife after that deed of gift in 1822. Pattersons were very numerous in KY at that time. Was led to believe this family came here (Hardin Co) through Green Co, Ky. And know there were earlier Pattersons there, but again, no proof. Andrew K was certainly proud of that middle name– Have an unproved theory that was his mother’s maiden name.
Will be glad to send other data if this line is interesting to you. Would be happy to hear from you.
(Mrs M L Heady) #498
Letter dated July 9, 1940, received by Jack M Matthews from Ben H Ashworth, Beckley, W VA
Your letter of July 8, addressed to Mr Charlie Ashworth , has come to my hand. You no doubt intended it for my uncle Charles Ashworth of this city, who died several months ago.
At least some of the information that you desire is contained in the Ashworth family history, partially prepared by Reverend George Ashworth, of Ohio and partly by my cousin, Lula Ashworth, daughter of Charles Ashworth. I have a copy of this history and will give you a brief sketch.
These Ashworth families trace their ancestry to Samuel Ashworth, Sr, who came to America in the service of the English King, but who settled in America after the Revolutionary War. He left three sons, John, Samuel, Jr, and Joel. My grandfather, Armistead A Ashworth, was a son of Samuel, Jr. My father, Robert Matthews Ashworth, and my uncle, Charles Vinson Ashworth, were twin sons of Armistead A Ashworth, whose mother died at childbirth.
John Ashworth settled in Franklin County, Virginia, and had a large generation, many of whom lived in that and adjoining counties. One of John Ashworths children was Mary A Ashworth , who first married John Wyatt Matthews and later Samuel Sink. This family lived in Carroll County near Hillsville and she was called “Polly” and died in 1877. Her children were William R Matthews, John W Matthews, John Sink, Lewis Sink, Stephen Sink, Julia Sink and Susan Sink. John W Matthews was born February 4, 1820, and died February 24, 1894. He married Elizabeth Edwards and to them were born eight children.
Another daughter of John Ashworth was Millie Ashworth, who married Daniel Vinson, and who also lived near Hillsville. They had four children, Armistead W Vinson, Charles W Vinson, Nancy A Vinson, who married a Mr Akers, and John P Vinson.
When my grandmother died at the birth of my father and Uncle Charles, My grandfather broke up housekeeping and the two infants were sent to my grandfather’s first cousins, Mary, Matthews and Millie Vinson. My Uncle Charles was raised by Millie Vinson , from whom he received his middle name. My father was raised by Mary Matthews, from whom he also received his middle name.
My grandfather remarried and sometime before the Civil War my father returned to his home, and just after the Civil War my Uncle Charles also returned. He was about 16 years old at that time. My father died when I was only a child, but I have heard my Uncle Charles speak of his early days in Carroll County, and he often expressed a strong desire to return there to look over old childhood scenes. In fact, we had planned to go there this summer.
This is all of the information I have with respect to the Matthews family. I do not hate the names of the eight children of John W Matthews, I presume you are a descendant of his.
The Ashworth family reunion for this section will be held about a mile from Princeton, West Virginia, on the Oakvale Road, in a grove beside the road on the second Sunday in August. We hold it each year at the same time and place and would be glad to have you be at the reunion this year or any time you
(REST OF LETTER MISSING!)
The Children of Mary A Ashworth are the list below;
Mary Beamer – Edwards (Dewey Roscoe Matthew Great Grandmother)
Sally Ann Brauscouse
Irene “Rena” Beamer
Gena Stordar could not have been the mother- probably a sister or cousin.
I know you have the records of Rena Beamer and many more.
If you haven’t the Ashworth History you can go right on back to England.
Carrie S Matthews
210 Adams St
Cealax., VA 24333
April 12, 1969
Mrs Roscoe Matthew
Adams St, Galas, VA 24333
Edmond Edwards came from NC Settled on the south side of the Blue Ridge Mts East of Fancy Gap
His sons names were:
John Edwards )
Mack Edwards.) They were buried at the foot of Fancy Gap Mts.
John Edwards had three sons:
Elijah Edwards (My Gt Grandparents) m 3-19-1838 Irene Beamer
Gabriel Edwards Primetime Baptist minister.
The census of 1870 Carroll Co, VA
Elijah Edwards age 58 yrs b June 7, 1812 d July 27, 1888
Irene Beamer Edwards 47 b Aug 19, 1823 d Mar 5, 1907
McFielden Edwards 21 b 1849 m (1) Lundy (2) Williams
Hezekiah Robert (Kiah) Edwards age 16 m Mariah Williams
Leticia (Aunt Tish) Edwards age 14 b 1856 d 1942 mar Floyd Chappell
Mahala Edwards Edwards age 12 b 1858 m in West m ?
Sarah (Ellen) Edwards age 10 b 1861 d 1946 m James M Mitchell
Lucy (Dora) Edwards age 7 b 1863 d 1887 died age 24-unmarried
Calvin older son
Kamuis dau m Jimmie Edwards, their dau Marthie m Bruce Williams; son Richard m Della Stone.
James W Mitchell )
Sarah Ellen Edwards ) My G. parents. R W
John Gilbert Willis
The names of the children are:
Theodore N Willis born August 29, 1852 d 1927
Marena Willis born Jan 29, 1854 died after 1892
Sophia Willis born September 11, 1855 died March 4, 1856.
Samuel V Willis born April 8, 1857 died October 13, 1857
John (Gilbert) Willis born September 4, 1858 died 1928
William H Willis born December 4, 1860 died Mar 3, 1933
Thomas J Willis born February 23, 1863 died W VA
George W Willis born April 19, 1865
The father and mother of Mr Willis came to this county in 1800. Their names were George W and Susannah (Rucker) Willis m Sep 4, 1808 at Greenup, KY.
Thomas and Sophia (Corbin) Neal are the parents of Mrs Willis. They came to this county , 1827.
George W Willis, Jr a brother of the subject of this sketch, was a soldier in the War of the Rebellion. He enlisted Aug 10, 1861, member of Company E, 5th W VA, Vol Inf Serving under General Thomas, reenlisted 1864 and taken prisoner at Strawberry Plains, VA, held four months Libby Prison Reg. George died Mar 21, 1865.
R M Willis Add — Peter M Dunfield
R 1 Box 1 4980 N Marine
Ironton , Ohio 45638 Chicago, Ill
Any additions or corrections welcome.
#1 Zed/Zadock m 2nd Milly Johnson, 1 Mar 1855
#1 Zed/Zadock m 3rd Nancy Ann Edwards c 1863/63
#5 Thomas m 2nd Adokine Hiatt, 6 June 1852
#11 Matilda m 2nd Archibald Haynes 9 Jan 1868
George H Richardson
Route 2 Box 164-A
Woodlawn, VA 24381
We sure hope you folks have had a good year this past one. We have had a somewhat better one than last. We sure do miss the folks across the creek, no light over there. It sure looks lonesome over that way. And the two dogs wandering here and there, they too seem sad. Harlin’s folks feed the dogs each day. I sure hope the children keep the old home place.
We sure hope you folks have a very merry Christmas and a healthy , happy New Year.
Geneva & George Richardson & family
Lunsford’s Deaths (these don’t give age) Twp Upper= Ironton Union= Chesapeake
LUNSFORD SEX FATHER & MOTHER DATE DEATH TOWNSHIP
Infant– female Donald & Helen (Blake) Mar 1831 Union
Infant male Basil & Mahala (Taylor) Mar 24, 1888 Mason
Infant male Andrew & Ella (Short) Jan 1896 Upper
Infant female Gordon & Ruth M (Walker) Jan 24, 1914 Harr X
Infant male Gordon & Ruth M (Walker) Mar 16, 1916 ” “
Infant female Lewis & Lana (Bayless) Jan 24, 1918 Upper
Infant male Gordon & Ruth May 27, 1918 Harr’s
Infant male Chas & Essie (Harrison) Nov 6, 1920 Upper
Twins 1 male/1 female Chas & Essie (Harrison) May 20, 1923 Upper
Infant female Donald E & Helen (Blake) Feb 26, 1928 Union
Infant female Martin E & Edna (Yates) Mar 11, 1929 Union
Infant female Buford & Hazel M (Casey) Apr 25, 1929 Upper
Infant male Chas Enoch & Essie (Harrison) June 15, 1929 Wash
Ada (twin) female Basil & Mahala Feb 1, 1874 Mason
Alice Roselyn female C E & Georgia (McKnight) Feb 27, 1909 Aid
Alma Lucille female Carl C & Violet May (Salgers) Jan 26, 1924 Upper
Almenti female Hiram & Lucy (Langdon) July 6, 1874 Union
Arthur Basil male Levi & Eliz (Hicks) Apr 19, 1874 Law.
Azraw ? male Basil & Mahala Nov 2, 1881 Mason
Arfello ? female Basil & Mahala May 28, 1882 Mason
Bonnie Alma female L H & Ellen (Brooks) July 22, 1907 Upper
Carl male Levi & Eliza Nov 27, 1880 Mason
Carl male John & Belle (Jenkins) Nov 22, 1897 Law Twp
Chas E male Jackson & Martha (Vermillion) Apr 27, 1873 Mason
Chas E Jr male Chas & Essie (Jerrison) Jan 15, 1915 Upper
Clarence Levi male Wm Elmer & Winnie (Elam) Jan 30, 1911 Upper
Cordelia female L F & Margaret (Boyer) Oct 2, 1877 Mason
Copy of a letter written 120 years ago by George W Willis Jr of Rankins Cree, Lawrence County, Ohio, while in Service, Co E, 5th W VA Inf.
Charleston, West Virginia
July 3, 1874
My dear wife and children
After my best respects to you all I can inform you that I am not very well at this time I have got the Diarrhea and has had it for 34 days but I am getting a good deal better sense we have got back here which was July 2d 64 well Betty you and Purlina wrote me a letter being dated June 2d I received it on last b)? day knight and this is Sunday following I am in Hope these few lines may find you all in the best of health you wrote for me to write to you and tell you who was our Officers , General Haunter is our Major Gen. He is over all the West VA, troops and General Sullivan he is what is called Major General he has charge of the first Division and Creek has the charge over the 24 Division which is the one we 5th VA is in and we are in the 1st Brigade 2DIV 8 army Corps General Haze is our Brigadier General there is 6 or 8 Regiments in a Brigade one General over each Brigade our Regmental Officers is not change yet us veterans still serve in our old Regts yet same as before well Betty we have bin to old Stanton Lexington Salem Liberty Buckhannon on the James River and from there to Lynchburg we was gone two months and had to do a good deal of hard fighting. Well, Betty we had liked to all Starved to death on this trip we had to live on quarter rations for 20 days 5 days a bite now and then as we could get it at houses by force we had to rob for our lives or Starve and 5 days without anything our wagons meet us 15 miles the other side of our old Camp Ganley with plenty of provisions so when I say the wagons I was a good deal like Jacob of old when he say his sons wagons I could not keep from shedding tears and had like to a fainted and when I got something to eat I lay down thankful to God for his mercies and goodness to me and went to sleep after which I awoke I felt much better and come on until I have got just below the south of Elk River in site of Charleston. This is all at this time.
G W Willis
Later captured, held 4 months in Libby Prison till Richmond was taken, died March 21, 1865 in Co 9 1st W VA det Inf near Cumberland, Md.
His eldest son William T Willis, Co E 5th W VA Inf died Dec 28, 1862 at Parkesburg, Pa in U S Army, Gen Hosp.
His 2nd son Oliver (Dink) Willis, served in Co A 173rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry (died 1914 at South Point, Ohio).
ORANGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA FAMILIES VOLUME III page 136
Contents of this volume contain the second half of Browning’s Extracts, a typewritten loose-leaf book kept by J W Browning, county Clerk of Orange County, Virginia, from 1930 to 1936. Much of this data was taken from loose papers and supplemented by items not recorded and are believed to be the only source for this valuable information. The list of King’s Attorneys, Surveyors, Churchwardens, Justices, Sheriffs, Ministers, Magistrates are valuable for those seeking memberships in patriotic organizations. Brief sketches of many Orange County Families that are connected by marriage include the Ballards , Brockmans, Cattertons, Cowells, Salmons, Rhodes, Chapmans, Collins, Ellis, Humes, Macons, Masons, Montagues, Quisenberrys, Simms, Terretts, Towles, Clarks, Smoots and Willis of Orange, Bible records of Graves, Shotwell, Edwards, Salmon, Mahannes, Marshall and Durrett.
Compiler William Everett Brockman
% Midland National Bank
Minneapolis 40, Minnesota Copyright 1959
Copy page 98 and ½ of page 100.
WILLIS FAMILY OF ORANGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Contributed by Katherine Cox Gottschalk, 650 E Capitol St, NE, Washington 3, D C
John Willis who died testate in Orange County, VA in 1762, married in 1735, in King George Co, Va. Elizabeth Plunkett. (Ro 2 St Paul’s Parish Reg). He was born about 1710 and was the son of William and Sarah Willis of Richmond & King George Co, VA. His mother as the young widow of William Willis Married a 2nd time to Henry Wood by whom she had one son , Henry Wood Jr. As her third husband, Rush Hudson, she had other children, named in her will. This Sarah maiden name unknown married a fourth time, as his 2nd wife, Mrs Edward Turberville. Edward Tuberville had one daughter by his 1st wife, who married Walter Shropshire of King George Co, Va. In the settlement of the estate of Edward Turberville , in Orange Co, VA, the widow, Mrs Sarah Turberville, received one third of his estate and Walter Shropshire received the other two thirds in his wife’s right. The Will of Sarah Turberville is recorded in Book 2, page 526? Orange Co, VA, dated June 18, 1760, and probated May 23, 1731.
She named her children as follows; My son John Willis 1 shilling, my son William Willis 10 shillings; my son, David Hudson 1 shilling; my son Joshua Hudson 1 shilling. To my daughter, Sarah Hawkins, all my wearing clothes. To Rush Hudson’s daughter, Sarah, 1 sheet, to Rush Hudson’s daughter, one trunk. My son Rush Hudon to be Executor of my estate. Wit: Benj Hawkins, Moses Harwood, Kezia Rosser.
John Willis appears on the records of King George Co, VA and also in Orange County, VA. His will recorded in Book 2, page 323, Orange Co, VA, dated November 23, 1761 and probated November 25, 1762, divises as follows: To my son, Wm Willis, Negroes, Thomas & Judith, and a lot of land in Culpepper County, Virginia.
To Edmund Terrill, two Negroes, To Walter Sharpshire, 1 shilling, 3 pence. To each one of my children viz: John, Benjamin, Joshua, James Reubin , Francis, Lewis, Moses and Mary, all of my estate to be equally divided after the death of my wife (Elizabeth). The place I own, formerly belonging to Mr Marks, belongs to my son Benj Willis. The place that I live on to go to my son, John Willis. My son, John and Edmund Terrell and my wife to be Executors of my estate.
The son Benjamin of the above John and Elizabeth (Plunkett) Willis was a rich bachelor. He died testate July 16, 1810, at the age of 70 years, naming all of his brothers and sisters, also some of their children. The estate accounts give details about these heirs as follows; The marriages are taken from Orange Co, etc. Where dates are given.
Other records of the Willis family name in Orange And Culpeper Counties, belong to Henry Willis, Gentleman, of Spotsylvania Co. No relationship or connection has been found or discovered in our research between this Henry Willis, Gent, and the family of the above John Willis or his parents or his grand parents.
( Katherine Cox Gottschalk)
The Willises of VA compiled 1968 by Maud Potter.
ISAAC BOOTH- was born in Union township November 30, 1829; his father Robert Booth , was born in East Virginia in 1792. He was a soldier in the War of 1812. He emigrated to Lawrence county in 1816, where he entered government land in Union township, where he was one of the first settler; the country was nothing but a dense forest. He made one of the first clearings in the town.
After his second marriage he settled about two miles from the mouth of Symmes’ Creek, where he spent his last days, his death occurring February 17, 1861. He was always a consistent member of the Baptist church. Nancy Oliver, the mother of Isaac, was born in Pennsylvania, June 3, 1793, and died July 25, 1880. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Isaac Booth was married to Martha Whitehead in Union toenship December 16, 1856. She is a native of ____ Township, where she was born December 23, 1836. Her father, Samuel Whitehead, was born in Halifax county, Virginia, May 16, 1805, and died October ?, 1881. Her mother, Martha (Bates) Whitehead, was born in the same county as her husband, February 8, 1808. She still survives her husband. They lived in Union township when it was very wild, in 1831, and the experienced _______ hardships of a pioneer life. Mr Whitehead helped to build the Union Baptist church, of which both were members. Mr Whitehead passed away with _____ honors of pure christian resting on him. Isaac Booth’s children are: Eva A (Willis), born September 25, 1857, resides at Coal Grove; Nannie O, _______; Sadie K , February 2, 1861; Samuel W, October 25, 1862; Oliver , July 23, 1864, died May 2, 1872, lamented by all who knew him; Isaac H, ____ 9, 1866; John E, January 16, 1868; William M, September 5, 9169; Emma , June 5, 1871; Georgiana, February 14, 1873; Campbell, December 27, 1874. ______ __ the first reside at home. Eva A Booth, was married to John W Willis at home by Rev R Watson, April 25, 1878. Mr Booth has held the office of Justice of the peace since 1861. He has also been trustee of Union township two ____ _____ Booth, a brother of Isaac, was in the war of 1861, enlisting the year of the war. He was killed June 16, 1862. Isaac Booth first settled four miles up Symmes’ Creek, near Town House, on what is known as the —-ey farm. He then moved to the farm adjoining his present farm. After he purchased the farm on which he now resides and on which he has resided since 1864. He is a producer of grain very extensively and is a moderate raiser of cattle. Mr Booth and his wife and three daughters and one son are members of Union Chapel Methodist Episcopal church. Mr Booths postoffice address is _______, Lawrence County, Ohio.
CIVIL WAR HERO WRITTEN 110 YEARS AGO TELLS OF SACRIFICE
Exactly 110 years ago today, on July 3, 1864, George W Willis Jr, of Rankins Creek, Lawrence County, wrote to his family while he was serving in Company E, Fifth West Virginia Infantry near Charleston, W VA. Later he was captured and held four months in Libby Prison until Richmond was taken by Federal troops. He died March 21, 1865 in a US Army General Hospital while with Co D, First W VA. Infantry detachment dear Cumberland, Md.
Willis’ letter , submitted to the Tribune by his great-grandson, Robert M Willis of Route 1, ironton, serves as a reminder that, as our nation’s 198th birthday nears, men have fought and died to preserve these United States of America. The letter reads:
“My dear wife and children: After my best respects to you all I can inform you that I am not very well at this time. I have got the diarrhea and have had it for 34 days but I am getting a good deal better since we have got back here which was July 2nd, 64.
Well Betty, you and burlina wrote me a letter being dated June 2nd I received it on last (illegible) day night and this is Sunday following. I am in hope these few lines may find you all in the best of health. You wrote for me to wtite to you and tell you who was our officers. General Haunter is our Major General. He is over all the West VA troops and General Sullivan is what is called Major General. He has charge of the First Division which is the one we 5th VA is in and we are in the 1st Brigade 2 Div, 8 Army corps, General Haze is our Brigadier General. There is 6 or 8 Regiments ia a Brigade. One General over each Brigade. Our regimental officers is not change, yet us veterans still serve our old regt yet the same as before.
Well, Betty, we have bin to old Stanton, Lexington, Salem, Libberty, Buckhannon on the James River and from there to Lunchburg. We was gone two months and had to do a good deal of hard fighting. Well, Betty, we had liked to all starved to death on this trip. We had to live on quarter rations for 20 days, 5 days now and then as we could get it at houses by force. We had to rob for our lives or starve and 5 days without anything. Our wagons met us 15 miles the other side of our old Camp Gauley with plenty of provisions so when I saw the wagons I was a good deal like Jacob of old when he saw his Sons’ wagons. I could not keep from shedding tears and had like to a fainted and when I got something to eat I lay down thankful to God for his mercies and goodness to me and went to sleep after which I awoke I felt much better and come on until I have got just below the mouth of Elk River in site of Charleston. This is all at this time. G W Willis.”
Willis’ eldest son, William T Willis, with Co E 5th W VA Inf, was also a victim of the war, dying Dec 28, 1862 at Parkesburg, Pa in a U S Army Gen Hosp. A second son, Oliver (Dink) Willis, served in the Co A 173rd Ohio Volunteer Inf. He died in 1914 at his home in South Point, Ohio.
1967 G H Willis Searchers
George W Willis Sr and Susannah (Anney) Rucker Willis had the following children all born Law Co, Ohio.
From Athens, Ohio Messenger 1877
Jonothan Ward, 106 years of age, recently died at his home in Heda Furnace near Ironton. He was the father of sixteen children, our attention by the way is drawn to a fact that very nearly all the somewhat numerous centenarians whose death in various parts of the country have been lately Chronicial have had exceptionally large families, which would seem to argue that the parentage of a multitudinous progeny to favorable to if not assuring of longevity.
Copied Oct 23, 1971
Seek parents of the following:
Geo Willis b 1783 in VA m 1848 Law Co, Ohio & wife
Susannah Rucker b 1787 in VA m 1873 Law Co, Ohio
Hugh Mitchell b app 1770 d 1813 Stokes Co, NC & wife Anna Davis b 1770 m 1832
Richard Beamer 1685 Giles Co, VA to Carroll Co, VA Wife Rhoda Lundy
Phillip Beamer b 1715 d 1800 Carroll Co, VA Wife
James Pigman b 1817 VA d 1887 Law Co, Ohio & wife
Elizabeth Dunfield b 1822 VA d 1887 Law Co, Ohio
John Patterson b approx 1780 VA died 1853 Law Co, Ohio & wife, Sarah b 1782 VA died 1876 Law Co, Ohio
Joseph Vaughn m 1832 Mahala Carter, Stokes Co, NC
Francis Carter m 1812 Elizabeth Dalton died 1859 ? Stokes Co, N C
Elizabeth Morgan 1764 d 1844 m Jesse McAnally Stokes Co, N C
Elijah Edwards b 1812 m wife Sarah Beamer b 1823 Carroll Co, VA
Peter L Beamer b 1802 d 1877 Carroll Co, VA
Wife Elizabeth Cooley b 1807 Carroll Co, VA
Peter Cooley (d 1832) & wife Mary Hanks m May 29, 1806
Abraham Cooley (Englishman) crossed ocean to NY before 1774
Sarah Reeder (French Descent)
Free Query Robert M Willis Nov 7, 1970
My Ann’s Charles McAnally b Scotland 1686 d Pa m Huston
Charles Jr b Pa 1731 d NC 1810 m Jesse McAnally b 1760 m Elizabeth
Jan 27, 1968
Dear Mr Willis,
Noticing your name in the Genealogical Helper- and noting that you also list the name “Carter”.
My husband’s grandfather was Berry Edwards. His brother was Charles Carter Edwards.
They were sons of William Edwards and Nancy Carter.
I have our branch of the Edwards family back to 1614 Wales, and a connecting family of Rutledges back to Ireland. The two families are connected through the Miller family, each married several Millers.
My husband is from White County, Illinois.
The two genealogies are about 25 pages or so of typewriting. I will type them up for you for $5, if you want them.
Also my husband’s cousin, a 80-year old retired newspaper editor has had her biography written in hard-cover book form, it is 207 pages and costs $5.
Before the actual biography starts, there are seven pages devoted to genealogical information on about the Edwards family, eleven pages about the Rutledges, and 13 pages about the Gowdys.
Makes interesting reading.
Hoping to hear from you.
Trudy Lee (Mrs Edward Lee)
2116 Lomina Avenue
Long Beach, Calif 90815
September 6, 1970
704 Auber Lane
Manchester, Mo 63011
Mr Robert M Willis
Box 1 R 1
Ironton, Ohio 45638
Dear Mr Willis, Re; Patterson
Guernsey Co, Ohio
Your letter April 9, 1969: of which you wrote:
“The Finleys, Connors and Pattersons all related and many more. Guernsey Co, Ohio.
Robert Finley married Susanna Patterson 1740 dau of Robert Patterson of Strowens, County Tyrone, Ireland.
My Gt Gt Grandparents were John and Sarah Patterson from Virginia to this county between 1834 and 1843.
John died 1862/3, Sarah died 1876 age 94 years.
Their children 1. Agmess b 1811 d 1893 unmarried
2. Matilda b 1814 m Wm Allen 1847
3. Nancy M m Daniel Allen 1847
4. Berry b 1824 m 1849 to Nancy Roopm
5. Elizabeth m George W Willis Sr 1843
Elizabeth Patterson b VA 1816 d 1883 m 1843 Geo W Willis Jr
My problem Mary Jane McVickers b 1817 Hampshire Co, VA Mother was a Patterson.
Married 1843 Joseph Garrett at Guernsey Co, Ohio ________? Area.
Re: Early records of Hampshire Co, VA by Sage
Page 129 wills
Patterson? James 7/19/1811 pr 3/1812 w Janet
609 East Wiley Street
Marion, Indiana 46952
February 22, 1979
I’m researching Mary Jesse Patterson and her Mother, Elizabeth who lived in Jamilton, Ontario, Canada. Jesse died in Alexandria, Indiana in 1902. She had a brother, Georgie Patterson, who lived in Buffalo, New York and eastern Ohio at one time.
If this completes a connection with your research I would like to hear from you. Thank you.
J Richard Sutton
PATTERSON FAMILY RESEARCHERS
Lawrence Co, Ohio
G Helper 26
Dear Mr Willis,
My Joseph Garrett b 1817 VA (m Mary Jane McVicker) son of Joseph Garrett b 1790 VA or Guernsey Co, Ohio.
Family chatter says from Patterson Valley, where? Connection with a Patterson in marriage. I find them in Grernsey Co, Ohio in 1843- but children born in Ohio after 1825 – 3 Joseph Garretts listed in 1830 Ohio census. One in Lawrence Co, Ohio.
Do you know of a Patterson Valley?
Do you have a connection PATTERSON- GARRETT
Happy to share and send family sheets of inter—- to you. A card for openers.
SOME DESCENDANTS OF JOHN AND WIFE SARAH PATTERSON
John and Sarah Patterson, both born in the state of Virginia married in Virginia prior to 1811.
John Patterson died here in Lawrence County, Ohio 1852/3. Sarah Patterson died here Perry township, 1876, age 94 years. They came from Virginia, some time between 1824-1843.
Their Children Were;
- Tom Allen
- Sam Allen
- Ed Allen (lives on the old home place in Perry Township)
Tom m ? had these children:
- Rev Clifford Allen
- Dan Allen
- Reynolds Allen
- Mrs Donald (Kathryn Allen) Malone
- William Allen
- Ed Allen
- Barry Patterson born 1824 in VA, d 1899 in Perry Twp, buried Lebanon Cem, m at Burlington,
Ohio Aug 8, 1847 to Nancy Rop, she d before 1880.
Barry Patterson enlisted at Ironton, Ohio Mar 5, 1865 in Co I, 189th Ohio VOL Inf, det Regt, Teamster Three Months M O at Nashville, Tenn, Sept 28, 1865.
1.) John D Patterson b 1852 d 1927 m Sarah Wise, Buried Sugar Cem.
Their children were among others:
- Wm Patterson
Stanley (Pat) Patterson of Ironton, Ohio, Rt # 1 and m Audrey Clay.
This sheet compiled by Robert M Willis
The Meadow Creek (Baptist) Church still standing, 3 miles S, of Galax and 3 miles from NC. On Sept 26, 1840 Jonathan Edwards joined this church along with some of our Isoms. I am almost certain he was the father of Rosa who m- our Sowell Isom. His son told me his mother Rosa was related to Rev Jonathan Edwards of Rev War fame. Also, Sowell, when history of our Isoms in Ore was written up said Rosa was related to Jonathan. I don’t think it was the Mass one, but certainly this Jonathan of Grayson co when Rosa was born. She was born at Meadow Creek— our records say, and this church, still standing, was Meadow Creek in Georgia.
Dear Mr Willis,
Your last letter to me dated Oct of 1964. Have you no new data on your Edwards line? If you have, please send me what you have. I am sending you my latest. Hope it helps.
I can’t find a thing on Beamer. Stranger, too as I have loads of data in that area of VA. Did you ever check Orange and Caswell Co, NC??? Elijah Edwards must be related to you – and you can see he is not listed on the tree I am sending.
There are many records in this Meadow Creek Church if you could get someone there to check it out. Our people who checked the records had only time to look for Isom and Simcox. Only reason the Edwards showed up was they included the whole list that joined that same day.
ISOM and CHOATE are my lines. Am also working HALE- COLE-MESSERSMITH-GULLION- to name a few. Rebecca Cole m John Isom in Grayson Co 1800. Justina Hale m Andrew (Andre) Messersmith in Grayson Co 1822. Barnabas Messersmith m Elizabeth POWER or POWELL in Wythe Co, VA 1797. I think his father John Messersmith m a Gullion in Wythe Co area during Rev War period.
I take the Helper. But if you know anyone working my lines in VA let me know. We can maybe help each other.
Forgot to say—David Isom m Sarah Choate (Choat-Shoat) 1823 not found in Grayson so may have been married in Ashe Co, NC area. Sarah was dau of Sabret and Mary (Woodfork-Woolfolk) Choat of Ashe Co, NC area of Alleghany, now. Sowell who m Rosamond (Rosa or Rosey) Edwards married Oct 21, 1858 Ashe Co, N C,. Now you may find your couple were married there too.
My cousin visited several cemeteries around Sparta, N C. Many Edwards. I will list ones born abt 1820 or earlier. Meshack b 1830 Cloey b 1831. David b 1827. Creed b 1837. Guess these are the nearest if any mean anything to you, will send name of Cem.
Sorry this letter is such a jumble, but I think you can make it all out. Please, if you have any data on Edwards send it along and I may be able to put it together. At least I will try. Yours Truly,
Mary Margaret Elliott
Mrs Gail Elliott
2470 Polk St
Eugene, Ore 97405
Oct 8, 1964
Mr Robert M Willis
Rt 1 Box 1
Ironton, Ohio 45638
Dear Mr Willis,
I would like to compare Edwards trees. Your Elijah Edwards of Carroll Co, VA (Carroll from Grayson 1842). My Rosamond (Rosa) Edwards was born 1839 Meadow Creek, Grayson Co, VA (on map near Carroll). She married Sewell Isom in Grayson Co. Her brother, Thomas J married Elizabeth Isom in Grayson and may have lived in Whytheville, VA area before coming to Ore.
These Isoms were the children of Sarah Choate born 1805 prob Bush Creek area (now Alleghany Co, NC) Ashe Co, N C. Sarah was the daughter of Richard and Sallie (Sarah) Edwards Choat. Sarah Choate Isom had a sister who married David Edwards and lived in Wilkes Co, N C.
Sabret Choate (Choat-Shoat) father of Richard- Will, Ashe Co, N C 1821 signed by William Edwards.
The Isoms also married Cox from Rev War times. The Cox married Edwards also. Edwards still in Alleghany Co, N C and Mouth of the Wilson related to Cox- now here in Ore.
Now these Edwards were related to Rev Johnathan Edwards- Rev War New England. Am still trying to link up the two lines. I have data that suggest they did come South- besides what I was told by Sewell Isom himself.
The Edwards-Choates-and Isoms (Ishams) appear together in Henry Co, VA area in 1770-80’s. Isham
Edwards shows again there was an early marriage or friendship here.
Before I write a book- meaning long letter- let me hear from you. I’ll bet you have a Cox-Cole-Hale-Isom
or someone on your tree related to us. 1860 census, Grayson, shows Richard, oldest brother of my great grandfather, John Isom, returned to VA from MO. His wife had died and he hired a housekeeper- Nancy Edwards.
My maiden name was Stevenson- my mother Cleek- her mother Isom. Being from Ohio- yes I’m related to Adlai.
Mary Margaret Elliott
Mrs Gail Elliott
2470 Polk St
Eugene, Ore. 97405
Nov 18, 1964
Dear Mr Willis,
I just received part of my Edwards tree. I’m sure it is yours too. Anyway it will give you leads to work on.
Robert Edwards settled in New York but died in England. His sons- William, Thomas, Frankie and others.
William settled in VA and then went to Orange Co, NC. Married Elizabeth Morris of VA.
- William, born Oct 15, 1776 Orange Co, N C d Mar 28, 1842 m Nancy Carter. His daughter Sara married Richard Choates.
This tells me that William was prob one that witnessed Sabret Choat will- Ashe Co, NC 1821—an Att.
Other c- Thomas, Nathaniel, David, Jonathan, Joshua, Nancy m- Fender and Jane m- Duncan. (Sara b- 1809, Nancy b 1815 and Jane b 1817. Shows age of most children of William.)
Now Jonathan may be the ancestor of the Rosa Edwards Isom I told you about. The David listed may be the one that married a Choate and lived in Wilkes Co, NC.
Before I forget, I found Elijah Edwards and John Isham. Together with others, signed the petition to form Caswell Co from Orange Co, N C. Your line may be from this Elijah. Petition signed 1777.
- Starling Edwards. (They list 6 daughters and no wife.)
- David Edwards was State Representative of Ashe Co, NC in 1812. Died there and buried near West Branch of Elk Creek. Wife Elizabeth Andrews.
c- William, Richard, Henry. Berry married Ruth Davis, dau of Thomas Davis. List 12 c but not an Elijah so won’t list. David, Hiram, Morris, S O, (Just listed sons). He had 13 children in all. No birth dates but one Phoebe married A S Cox in 1845. They lived first in Alleghany Co, N C.
Susan Edwards, dau of William and Nancy Carter, married Charles Toliver. Two of their children married sisters of my David Isom of Grayson Co, VA.
No Beamer is mentioned in this tree.
Hope this helps you or someone who writes you. Anytime you find data that fits this tree- let me know and I can help others.
This William tree is the same that went to Ala and GA.
Mary Margaret Elliott
June 14, 1969
After all these years— why not call me Mary Margaret. So happy to get your new data. I have piles of mail but find sending you the following of more interest. At least I hope I haven’t sent before.
From back—Descendants of Solomon Cox of Cole Creek. Pub 1955.
One of the first deeds in Carroll Co, VA. Henry Edwards and Letitia gift of land for the Harmony Meeting House on Good Spr. Rd. These EDWARDS buried Guynn-Varrell Cem near Hillsville. Henry died 1848 age 75l LATITIA d 1835 age 62.
- Catherine b 1812 m Joseph Cox b 1814. M in 1849 Wyoming, Ill, Joseph son of Nathan and Ann (Dixon) Cox.
- Martin m Polly Ward. Piper’s Gap, Carroll Co near Wards Mill.
- Jane m Abraham Cooley to Toulon, Ill.
- Mary m Lilas Ward—prob bro of Polly.
The Cox in this book were Quakers from Delaware and Pa to Orange Co, NC and back into VA about 1771. These Quakers built meeting house top of hill, 2 miles S E Galax, laid out graveyard. Land given by Joshua Hanks and Wm Riddick 1792-3 same yr Grayson formed. Records kept by Joshua Stoneman now at Gulligord College, N C.
Henry Co Deed Bk April 21, 1783 – James Cooly of Henry Co, VA to Isham Choat 154 acres on N branch N Fork Chestnut Creek.
COLE VALLEY, get it’s name from COLE CREEK , branch of Chestnut Creek, a branch of New R. Believed named for Wm Rodney Cole. Old spell and P O took spelling of COAL but NO coal found in area.
Don’t forget COOLEY’S lived in Henry Co, VA area near Isham Edwards
John and Rebecca (Cole) Isom sold Sept 27, 1825 land to Joshua Hanks. Deed Bk 5, pg 97 Grayson Co.
Joshua Stoneman witness will of John Isom Sr. Edward’s Hill near Meadow Creek church (Primative Bapt formed 1785, Grayson co Abt ¾ mile S of Galax and ¾ miles from N C. Jonathan Edwards and c of John Isam Jr joined 1840.
Dr Joshua D Stoneman of Carroll Co was a Quaker.
As of now my ISOM line goes like this: John Isom Sr 1st wife unknown. 2nd Rebecca Cole son-Spencer Isom m Susannah Cox, prob dau of Samuel Cox son- David Isom m Sarah Choate, dau of Sebert and Mary (Woodfork – Woollfolk).
Choat of N C Sebert had bro Isham Choat. Son- John Isom m Elizabeth (Messersmith) Duncan, dau of Andrew and Justina (Hale) Messersmith dau- Sarah Isom m Henry Cleek — orig spelling Gluck dau- Lillian Cleek m Chester L Stevenson (related to Adlai) dau- Mary Margaret Stevenson m Gail D Elliott.
I sent you our EDWARDS line related to the Isom and Choates—from Orange Co, N C.
So you see, the Edwards family is as hard to sort out as the Cox line.
Thanks so much for sending latest data. Wish more would do the same. In time we’d get somewhere. I’ll watch for your BEAMERS but so far nothing.
Hope I sent swomething new to help you. And keep in touch.
Mary Margaret Elliott
PS Just noticed your Ashland, KY postmark. Do you live near by? Just yesterday wrote a Charles Barker—2860 Main St West wood, Ashland, KY concerning names he works in S W VA and N C.
Descendants of Solomon Cox of Cole Creek, VA Pub 1955
These Cox were Quakers—first ones to VA settled in Orange and Caswell Co, NC. Among Orange Co, N C . Deeds— 1784 William Edwards.
Solomon Cox to Cole Creek abt 1773. Deeds on Wilson, Chestnut, and Crooked Creeks.
Cole Valley prob got it’s name from Cole Creek, a branch of Chestnut Creek, a branch of New River. Carroll Co, VA.
One of the 1st deeds in Carroll Co, VA Henry Edwards and Letitia gift of land for the Harmony Meeting House, on Good Spur Road. These Edwards buried in Guynn-Worrell Cem near Hillsville.
Henry Edwards b 1773 d 1848 age 75. Letitia d 1835 age 62.
- Catherine Edwards b 1812 m- Joseph Cox
- Martin Edwards m Polly Ward
- Jane Edwards m Abraham Cooley
- Mary Edwards m Silas Ward
Harry C Ward, Galax, VA helped on this book. He may have Edwards Data.????
The Edwards Family, from John Calvin Davis Bk by Sherman and McPherson.
Robert Edwards of NY. Son William to VA to ORANGE CO, N C. (Remember the Elijah Edwards and John Isham who were there 1777??) Hand written to the side: “What about Elijah ? 1777
William Edwards d 1779. 1st Census of Orange Co 1780 shows him as a resident. (note he died 1779 so???) Anyway m Elizabeth Morris of VA.
- William Edwards b Oct 15, 1776 in Orange Co, N C d 1842 m Nancy Carter.
- Thomas J Edwards b 1835 m Elizabeth Isom
- Nathaniel Edwards
- David Edwards m sister of Sarah Choate Isom of Grayson Co, VA.
- Jonathan Edwards, his dau? Rosmund b 1839 Meadow Creek, Grayson Co m Sowell Isom.
- Joshua Edwards
- Sarah Edwards b 1809 m Richard Choates
- Nancy Edwards b 1815 m Fender
- Jane Edwards b 1817 m Duncan
- Elizabeth Edwards m Henry Brewer
- Polly Edwards m Cil Brewer
- Sally Edwards m Jacob Crouse
- Starling Edwards
- David Edwards of Ashe Co, N C m Elizabeth Andrews (One record says 1st Anders 2nd Jane Reever)
- William Edwards
- Richard Edwards
- Henry Edwards d ?? Berry Edwards m Ruth Davis and children listed – 12 in all
- David Edwards m Mattie Reeves?
- Hiram Edwards
- Morris Edwards
- S O (Solomon) Edwards m Amazie McMillan
- Phoebe Edwards m A B Cox (have his Cox book)
- Sallie Edwards m Hutch Burton
- Mahala Edwards m Henry Richardson
- Betsy Edwards m Jesse Connly
- Thursey Edwards m Washington Woods.
- Susan Edwards m Charles Toliver; their day Francis m George Isom.
Note: Senter Edwards, son of Berry (d), m Jane Coat? John Fender Sr m Miss Toliver.
5942 McClain Lane
Paradise, Calif 95969
February 25, 1964
Thank you very much for your prompt reply.
I am sorry that we could not help one another, but maybe we will get some information that will help one another.
Genealogy is also a hobby with me. I haven’t been at it very long. I started last June. It is very interesting.
Not knowing any thing about it I thought that if those who were interested would get together we might be able to help one another. I got the names of the ones in Paradise from the County Librarian and invited them to my house the early part of this month. They all enjoyed it and want to continue. There were 6 of us. This is a town of about 13,000. It doesn’t seem that many but it is strung out all over the hills. Paradise is in the foot hill of the Sierra Mountains. So I thought that 6 was quite a few for this community.
I looked up Ironton on the map and it doesn’t seem too far from Brown Co, Ohio. I hope to be able to go to Brown Co, Ohio some day.
Thank you again.
WILLIS, sent to Mrs Mildred Ezell
By Mrs Walter L Haney, 5935 Estes Sr, Arvada, Colorado
Microfilm: Marriages from Culpeper Co, VA. Complied by the Utah Genealogical Society, Denver Library.
William R Hopkins to Mary Jane Willis – Dec 28, 1836
Ephraim House to Mahala Willis – Aug 7, 1832
Benjamin Leavell to Elizabeth Willis – Oct 21, 1811
William Poulter to Jane Willis – Dec 16, 1788 Minister Wm Mason 134 p Culpeper Co
Benjamin P Pulliam to Caroline C Willis – Oct 29, 1846
Charles Willis to Lucy Shelton – Jan 16, 1794 p 93 Wm Mason
Edward Willis to Frances Towles – Jan 18, 1787 p 93 Wm Mason
John Willis to Jane Dogan – Oct 25, 1784 p 92 Min Isaiah Tatum , Culpeper Co
John Willis to Edna Brog (Brant) – Dec 22, 1802 p 8 Min F Kabler
Joshue Willis to Asey Willis – Jan 9, 1815 p 95 James Garnett, Bap Min
Owen Willis to Sarah A Garnett – Dec 10, 1844
Robert Willis to Emily Hudson – April 14, 1824
Robert T Willis to Mary Ward – Jan 5, 1818
Wm Hisle to Jane Willis Dec 27, 1796 p 53 Lewis Conner, Bap Min , Culpeper Co
Chesterfield County, VA Marriage from same source.
Benjamin Willis to Rebecca Terrell – Dec 16, 1833 (dau Edmund Terrell)
John Willis to Sally Thomas – April 27, 1772
James Willis to Elizabeth Gordon – Aug 7, 1827 (Isaac Willis & John C Gordon)
James A Willis to Virginia A Willis – May 12, 1853
John Willis to Lucy Madison- July 1, 1839 (dau of Ambrose Madison)
Larkin Willis to Mary
Gordon _ July 12, 1823 (John C Gordon)
Moses Willis to Elizabeth Thomas _ Apr 20, 1781 (Jos Thomas)
Reuben Willis to Anne Garnett – Sept 17, 1776
Reuben G Willis to Rebecca A Holiday – Dec 19, 1861
Southland Willis to Rebecca Lancaster – Dec 13, 1834 (Larkin Lancaster)
Moses Willis to Susanna White – July 3, 1791 p 92 James Garnett Bap Min
Albemarle County, VA Marriage Bonds 1780-1868
(Typed by the Genealogical Society of Utah)
1794 May 19 – John Willis to Mary Binge
1787 May 22 – William Willis to Polly Ballard (Bondsman, James Ballard)
1800 Apr 8 – Robert Willis to Mary Rhodes (She of Wright Co, VA)
1795 July 20 – Nathaniel Banks to Elizabeth Willis
Index to marriages of old Rappahannock and Essex Counties, VA 1655-1900 by Eva Eubank Wilkerson,
1953 (Whitter & Shepperson – Richmond, VA)
1698 – John Willis m Mary Coghill dau of James Coghill
1715 – John Willis to Mary Duchbarry
1806 Oct 20 – John Willis to Rachel Howerton
1873 Dec 23 – Martha Willis to David Holmes
1691 – Richard Willis m relicit of Richard Bray
1711 – William Willis (Westmoreland Co) to Mary Kirk (dau of Thomas Kirk) Wm d 1714
1846 – Wm H Willis to Eliza White, sur Wm White, Fredericksburg/ found in Cumberland County, VA
Nov 3, 1816 – James Willis m Sarah Martin in Pittsylvania County
Jan 25, 1814 – Andrew Willis m Sarah Johnson
Nov 8, 1838 – Benjamin Willis m Charlotte J Briggs
May 21, 1788 – William Willis m Rozzy Pigg (James Pigg Sur)
Culpeper County, Virginia – Data on Willis family from Nancy R Roy, 5576 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, California.
DATE DEED PAGE
1749 A 65 John Willis, wife Nancy, Son of Col Henry Willis
1765 D 682 Elizabeth Willis, wife of John , Co of Orange, witness to Deed—Wm Willis, & others.
1771 F 438 Lewis Willis (One of Carters [of Stafford] Trustees; also mentions Chas
1776 H 622 John Willis & wife Sarah of Orange Co to James Willis of Culpeper Co
1777 I 128 John Willis and wife, Sarah, County of Orange
1776 I 134 James Willis and wife, Ann of Culpeper Co
1776 I 274 John Willis & Behetten, his wife, Culpeper Co
1779 I 345 Joshue Willis, County of Culpeper
C 223 Joshue Willis
N 30 Lewis Willis, Culpeper County
1789 P 97 Lewis Willis and wife, Edney to Wm Willis of Culpeper Co land on Rapiden
River: wit Oliver Garnett, Richard Jones & Moses Willis
P 578 James Willis and Ann, witnesses Wm William, etal
Q 248 John Willis and Sarah, his wife
S 159 Edmund Willis and Fanny, his wife, wits; Reuben Garnett, etal
1799 S 399 William Willis, Culpeper Co to Benjamin Willis; wit; Lewis Willis-land on
1796 T 74 Lewis Willis and wife Edney, Culpeper Co
1796 T 61 Lewis Willis and Edney to William Willis
1797 T 191 Joshue Willis, to Hackley, Culpeper Co
1802 X 98 William Willis, the elder, of Culpeper
1894 Z 226 William Willis, & wife concerning Deed of 1802
1817 Z 330 William Willis, to
Z 254 Edmund Willis & Frances, his wife, to Sandy Willis, wit Reuben Garnett
1805 AA 265 Wm Willis & Elizabeth to Robert Patton of Freedericksburg
1816 HH 423 Wm Willis and Roland Botts to Benjamin Willis, late of the County of
Orange — Signed by Wm Willis, etal
1824 QQ 445 Wm C Willis of Orange Co to Ambrose Madison, his son-in-law, late of
Orange, signed Wm Willis, etal, land along Rapiden River lying in Culpeper Co
To corning of Isaac Willis containing 200 acre
Edmond Edwards, came from N C settled on the South side of the Blue Ridge Mts East of Fancy Gap, Carroll Co, VA. His sons were John Edwards and Mack Edwards. They were buried at the foot of Fancy Gap Mts.
Gaverial Edwards, Primitive Baptist Min
Elijah Edwards b June 7, 1812 d July 27, 1888 mar’d Mar 19, 1838 to Irene (Rena) Beamer [Rena Beamer b Aug 19, 1823 d Mar 5, 1907 (buried Beamer Cem) Carroll Co, VA , my grt grt grandparents R M W]
- Calvin Edwards
- Kanvis Edwards m Jimmie Edwards
- McFielden Edwards m 1st —— Lundy, not learned how many ch had dau m Jessie Mitchell
- Hezekiah (Robert) Edwards m Williams.
- Letilica Edwards b 1856 m Floyd Chappell
- Mahala Edwards b 1858 m Galt Res Kansas City
- Sarah (Ellen) Edwards b 1861 m James Mitchell (my grandparents).
- Lucy (Dora) Edwards b 1863 d 1887 unm James M Willis
The Rucker Family
Peter Rucker, first of the name settlers in Virginia about 1690. The tradition is that he was a French Huguenot, ship-wrecked near the mouth of the James River, and that he swam ashore, living there for a time. Peter Rucker may have been a French Huguenot, for he was naturalized with a number of frenchmen. We know, too, that his children were Protestants. His son, John, in 1732, assisted in locating an Episcopal Church.
At a Court held for Orange County on Thursday ye 23 Day of Febry. 1743. The last Will and Testament of Peter Rucker Dec’d being presented into Court by James Rucker and Ephraim Rucker Exrs.
Mentions children: John, Peter, Thomas, Elizabeth Pearce, Margaret Tinsley, William, Mary Offall, James, Ephraim, Ann Cook.
Elizabeth, wife of Peter Ricker, may have died in 1752, the year when his slaves were divided.
John Rucker 2nd Peter 1st ] appears first in Essex County. Later he moved to Orange County, now Madison, and died there in 1742, still a young man. His wife, Susanna, may have been the daughter of Frederick and Sarah Coghill, of Essex County. Their children: Peter, John, Ambrose, Benjamin, Rueben, Isaac, Anthony, Sarah, Winifred, Mildred, Phoebe, Margaret.
The Coghill family came to Virginia in 1664. James Coghill lived in Essex Co below Fredericksburg on Cockleshell and Potobacco Creeks. He died there in 1685, leaving a will in which he mentions his wife, Mary, who later married ________ Dusberry. She died in 1715, leaving a will. Her granddaughter, Susanna Coghill, may have married John Rucker, son of Peter 1st as Frederick Coghill deeded to John Rucker 56 acres of land for “love and affection”. John and Susanna Rucker later sold this land, formerly of James Coghill’s. Or Peter 1st Rucker may have married Elizabeth, the daughter of James Coghill. Since the above land was leased to Peter before it was deeded to son, John, James’s will does not mention a daughter, Elisabeth.
Will of James Coghill, probated Sept 2, 1685. Children: William, James, David, Frederick, Margaret, Mary. Mary married John Willis, Mention in her mother’s will, probated Dec 20, 1715.
John Willis of Richmond co patent land, beginning at the head of Mary Gunstocker, on Indian or the Rappahannock River, in the clive adjoining Thomas Goffe, to John Arnold’s, 19 March 1696/7 (Vol 2, p 264, N N L Gr) The same day Thomas Kendall patented 105 acres of land in Richmond Co in the clive, to John Willis’s, at the head of Warasque Creek (same book and page. B 2 p 260 NNL Gr).
Thomas Goffe of St Mary’s Parish, Richmond Co, deeded to his daughter, Margaret, wife of Isaac Arnold, land adjoining said Goffe and John Willis Jr Margaret, wife of Thomas Goffe, signed the deed, Feb 26, 1707. (D B 4, p 126, Rd Co).
Thomas Rucker 2nd (Peter 1st ), d in Culpeper, 1763; m Elizabeth Reynolds dau of Cornelius 2nd
Cornelius 1st ), of Essec Co. Thomas Rucker of St Anne Parish, Essex, bought 100 acres of land from James Taylor of St Stephen Parish, King and Queen Co, May 27, 1725 (DBA, p 143). Spotsylavania Co.
In 1739 he bought from John Rucker 539 acres of land on the North side of the Rapidan River, on Maple Run.
Thomas Rucker of Culpeper on July 16, 1761, sold to Michael Erhart of same, for L12, 240 acres of land in Culpeper, adjoining Julius Christy.
Samuel Angels and Thomas Rucker on Rapidan River (D V C p 534) Culpeper co Witness; William Lightfoot, Thomas Chew, Benjamin Chew.
(Continued next page)
Elizabeth, the Widow of Thomas Rucker, died in Culpeper in 1788.
Children mentioned in will: John, George, Thomas Jr, Cornelius, Peter, William, Mauldin, Mary, Elizabeth, Martha, Isaac, Easter (Estha), Frankey.
Peter 3rd Rucker (Thomas 2nd Rucker, Peter 1st), b Orange Co, VA, d Mississippi, in 1759, Thomas Rucker deeded to son Peter 122 acres of land in Culpeper, VA.
He served in Pennsylvania at Fort Pit, during the Revolutionary War, later to moved to Miss below Natches. Children were: Jonathan, Katherine, Susanna, William.
Jonathan and wife Ann, patented 255 acres of land on Pearl River, La.
Elijah Edwards b June 7, 1812 d July 27, 1888 m March 19, 1838
Irene (Rena) Beamer b Aug 19, 1823 d March 5, 1907 bur Beamer Cem
Their children were:
- Calvin Edwards
- Kanvis Edwards m Jimmie Edwaards
- McFielden Edwards m (1) Lundy (2) Williams
- Hezekiah (Robert) Edwards m (1) ______ (2) Williams
- Letilica Edwards b 1856 m Floyd Chappell
- Mahala Edwards b 1858 m Galt res Kansas City
- Sarah (Ellen) Edwards b 1861 m James Mitchell
- Lucy (Dora) Edwards b 1863 d 1887 vwm
McFielden Edwards and 1st wife S Lundy not learn how many children they had Hattie Edwards first cousin of my mother. My mother was Alice (Mitchell) Willis, dau of Sarah (Ellen) Edwards and James Mitchell.
Robert M Willis
P O W ‘S
Staff Sgt Emedy L Marccotte Fort Knox, KY
Staff Sgt Carl B (Smokey) Davis W VA
Staff Sgt Brocher Fort Knox
Staff Sgt Carl R DeCamp Rt 1, Columbus Grove, Ohio
Cpl. James Ross Brown Jr Decator, Ill
Cpl Frank L Bobeck Lima, Ohio
John Edwards came from NC settled on the South side of the Blue Ridge Mts East of Fancy Gap. His sons were: John Edwards and Mack Edwards. They were buried at the foot of Fancy Gap Mts.
John Edwards had three sons:
- Elijah Edwards b June 7, 1812 d July 27, 1888 m March 19, 1838 to Irene (Rena) Beamer b Aug 19, 1823 d March 5, 1907 bur Beamer Cem.
- Gabriel Edwards Primitive Baptist Minister
- Levi Edwards
Elijah Edwards b June 7, 1812 d July 27, 1888 md Mar 19, 1838 Irene (Rena) Beamer b Aug 19, 1823 d Mar 5, 1907.
Their dau, Sarah Ellen Edwards b 1861 d 1946 Mar’d 1888 James Mitchell . Their dau (my Mother) Laura (Alice) Mitchell mar’d J R Willis Mar 1912 d May 2, 1969.
24 Aug 1973
T-Sgt & Mrs R D Igou
PSC Npc 21138
APO San Francisco 96230
Dear Mr Willis,
I want to thank you for your kind letter of 30 July. I am sorry to take so long in answering but as you can see I have been busy moving.
I have Abram’s marriage record and it is indeed recorded in Gallia Co. Family tradition has always contended that Abrams father was a Thomas. While at Salt Lake I found Thomas Edwards in West Virginia, who had a son Abraham of the same age as mine. Now I just have to prove they are one and the same— no easy task I’m afraid.
Thank you very much for the addresses of Edwards researchers. When I get better organized here I will write them. I do appreciate your sending them to me.
Again thank you for your letter and help.
PS I love your New Spirit of ’76 address labels. I haven’t seen them before and would sure like to know where you ordered them.
No Willis or Rucker, listed in Tax records of years – earliest thru 1824 of Adams or Scioto Counties, Ohio
From 1812 the records for Adams County, Ohio Byrd Twp under, “for whom entered” entry no 3747 is a Robert Patterson, asignee.
Mrs Lynn Igou
P O Box 6
Ridgecrest, Calif 93555
21 July 1973
Mr Robert M Willis
Rt 1 Box 1
Ironton, Ohio 45638
Dear Mr Willis,
I was looking through back issues of the Genealogical Helper and I saw your ad in the Sept 1967 Issue concerning Edwards of VA, W VA and Ohio. I have been searching for my father’s Edwards ancestors in W VA and have found several Edwards although I’ve found very little on my line. If I knew the names you are searching for, it is possible that I have something that you could use. Of course it has been five years since you placed this ad so you may no longer need any Edwards information.
I make a habit of copying everything I find because I never know if it may be connected to my line some-
Where else along the line. Since you are searching the same area it is possible that you may have come across something concerning my line or miracles of miracles we may even be searching the same line. (I found that to be rare indeed.) anyway I am enclosing my line.
Edwards, Abraham H (Abram) b 20 Mar 1838 Virginia
D 21 Jan 1885 Wirt Co, W VA, buried at Wolverton Cemetery, Munday,
Wirt Co, W VA
M 16 Aug 1866 in Gallia Co, Ohio Mary M Evans b 1835 Ohio d 3 Mar
1898 Gallippolis Twp, Gallia Co, Ohio. Her parents were born in Wales.
Evan D J b 31 Oct 1868 Clay Twp, Ritchie Co, W VA d 4 Jan 1869
Mary Margaret (Maggie) b 21 Jan 1870 Ritchie Co, WVA m Bleathen,
Isabelle (Bell) b 7 or 9 May 1872 Ritchie Co, W VA m Holbert, “Black”
Sarah Ada (Addie) b 10 Aug 1874 Calhoun Co, W VA m Smeltzer, ___
Charles W b 24 Mar 1877 Wirt Co, W VA
Isaac Newton b 24 May 1879 Wirt Co, W VA
William Clyde b 22 Sept 1881 Walker, Wirt Co, W VA d 5 Jan 1945 m
*Elon b 12 June 1884 Munday, Wirt Co, W VA d 2 Feb 1966 Lake
City, Erie Co, Pa, buried in Erie m Edith Ailes 23 May 1904
*Elon is my grandfather.
According to Abraham’s civil war pension records he spent the 17 years prior to the Civil War in Scioto, Jackson and Gallia Cos in Ohio. However according to his sisters’ testimony he lived with his family in VA until 1860 when he moved to Ohio. The sisters names are Mrs Mary Margaret Coulson and Mrs Ann Crawford, both residing near Ellenboro in Ritchie Co, W VA. Also Mary Margaret Coulson was born around 1842.
At this point I am stuck. I have gone through many W VA records as well as some in Gallia Co, but have found nothing further. If you have any information on this line I would appreciate knowing and I am more than willing to share any Edwards information I have with you.
I am enclosing a SASE for your convenience and I will look forward to hearing from you.
Mrs Lynn Igou
Early Virginia Immigrants 1623 – 1666 by George Cabel Greer
Willis, Thomas – 1637 – by Thomas Weston, Charles River Co
Willis, Mary _ 1653 – by Thomas Willis, York Co
Willis, _____= 1653 – by Richard Stornell, ______ Co
Willis, Ann _ 1653 _ by James Watson, Isle of Wright co
Willis, Jane – 1652 – by Tho Stevens, Lancastor Co
Willis, John – 1656 – by Richard Gible, Northumberland Co
Willis, Margery- 1654- by Capt Nicho Marteau, Westmorland co
Willis, Godfry- 1654- by Capt Nicho Marteau, Westmorland Co
Willis, Wm – 1653- by Anto Hoskins, Northhampton co
Willis, Thomas –1635 – by Samuel Weaver, Northhampton, Co
Willis, Eliza – 1637 – by William Hatcher, Northhampton Co
Willis, Eliza – 1636- by Wm Clarke, Henrico Co
Willis, Edwaard – 1635- by Thomas Butler Clark and Pastor of Denbie, Warrasquinoake, Co
Willis Walter – 1637 – by John Davis, James City Co
Willis, Tho – 1637 – by Phillipp Taylor, Accomack Co
Willis, Walter – 1638 – by Thomas Stampe, James City Co
Willis, Eliz – 1638 – by William Clarke, Henrico Co
Willis, Tho – 1643 – by Phillipp Taylor, Northhampton Co
Willis, Richard – 1650 – by John Hallawes, Gent, Northumberland co
Willis, John _ 1642- by Thomas Guyer, ______ Co
Willis, Walter – 1639 – by Thomas Stamp, James City Co
Willis, Thomas – 1638 – by Lieut John Upton, Isle Wright Co
Willis, James _ 1649 – by George Burcher, Charles City Co
Willis, John – 1650 – by Thomas Mulford, Nansemond Co
Heads of Families VA 1790
Page Whites Blacks Dwellings County Year
Willis, Ann 34 – 5 Mecklenburg 1782
Willis, Edmund 107 8 1 Shenandoah 1785
Willis, Elizabeth 44 1 6 Sussex 1782
Willis, Francis 69 11 Houses Gloucester 1784
Willis, Sr Francis 20 10 36 Frederick 1782
Willis, Jr Francis 53 11 63 Dorcester 1783
Willis, Henry 110 Greenbriar 1783-6
Willis, James 68 3 1 Gloucester 1784
Willis, James 110 Greenbriar 1783-6
Willis, John 40 4 24 Orange 1782
Willis, John 42 3 1 Pittsylvania 1782
Willis, John 53 6 Gloucester 1783
Willis, John 56 4 2 Middlesex 1783
Willis, John 96 6 2 Orange 1785
Willis, John 98 1 Orange 1785
Willis, Jno 110 Greenbriar 1783-6
Willis, John Jr 97 2 Orange 1785
Willis, Lewis 39 4 6 Orange 1782
Willis, Lewis 96 1 Yes Orange 1785
Willis, Lewis 97 5 Yes Orange 1785
Willis, Major 42 3 4 Pittsylvania 1782
Willis, Major 100 2 Yes Pittsylvania 1785
Willis, Margaret 93 6 Yes New Kent 1785
Willis, Meshack 23 6 Halifax 1782
Willis, Moses 96 2 1 Orange 1785
Willis, Robert 56 7 2 Nanesmond 1783
Willis, Robert 73 8 Yes Nansemond 1784
Census of Virginia 1790
Records of the state Enumeration’s 1782-85
No Piclelheimer – Pickellymer – Beckalheimer – Beckelyner – Brimer – Hamener – Shriner
- Amherst Co has one Thomas Becknal list as head of house with 9 white souls
- Rockingham Co, one George Hammer listed as head of house 5 whites, 1 dwelling, 4 horses?
- Shanendoah Co, one Martin Shriner, head house, 5 whites, 1 dewelling, and 2 other dwellings?1785 Shanendoah Co, lists the following Harnner, Nicholes, ? ?
- Manley Jeramun, John, Thomas and Burnet all of A——? County
1782 James and Henry Huneres of Mulenburg Co
1783 one Jacob Hannon listed as head with ______ _______ Shanendoah county region
1782 one George Shriner with 9 whites Frederich Co
1782 one George Shriner with 8 whites ——-shire Co
1784 (unable to read)
1784 Benjamin ____ ? 3 whites 1 dwelling (unable to read rest)
1753 Thomas ——-? (unable to read rest)
1785 ——- Becknall ? whites Amherst Co, VA
1783-5 Hintons lists Elizabeth ——? 7 whites ? blacks (unable to read rest)
- Henry with 11 whites, 22 blacks; William with 4 whites, ? dwelling
- and a William with 7 whites and 1 dwelling all of Lancaster Co, VA
1782-3 McCormack, Francis with 16 whites and 3 blacks of Frederick Co
- Hugh McCormack with 7 whites, no blacks, Cumberland Co, VA
- John McCormick with 3 white, no black, Hampshire Co, VA
Note the difference in dwellings, also note Frances with 1 white 3 blacks
US Census (1790 Virginia) from Manuscript “Heads of Families 1782-6”
Morris, Ambrose 9 white souls Pittsylvania Co, VA
Morris, Ann 6 white souls Princess Ann Co, VA
Morris, Anne 4 white souls Princess Ann Co, VA
Morris, Calas head of family Greenbier Co, VA
Morris, Chislon 6 white, 8 black souls, Greenville Co, VA
Morris, Fain age 20, carpenter, 7 slaves, 4 cattle, 5 houses, inhabitant and property in City of Richmond,
Morris, Elizabeth 6 white, 11 blacks New Kent Co, VA
Morris, James 5 white Chesterfield Co, VA
Morris, James 6 white, 3 dwellings Norfolk Co, VA
Morris, James 7 white, 4 dwellings Amelia Co, VA
Morris, Jabes 4 white, 5 black Greenville Co, VA
Morris, John 11 white Greenville Co, VA
Morris, John 4 white Chesterfield Co, VA
Morris, John 8 white Charlotte Co, VA
Morris, John 6 white, 1 black Fluvanna Co, VA
Morris, John 4 white Monongalia Co, VA
Morris, John 11 white Monongalia Co, VA
Morris, John 8 white, 3 black New Kent Co, VA
Morris, John 6 white Orange Co, VA
Morris, John 3 white Orange Co, VA
Morris, John 4 white, 1 black Warwick Co, VA
Morris, John 3 white, 5 dwellings, Warwick Co, VA
Morris, John 9 white Amherst Co, VA
Morris, John 7 white, 3 dwellings, Amherst Co, VA
Morris, John 10 white Gloucester Co, VA
Morris, John 7 white, 2 dwellings, Hampshire Co, VA
LAWRENCE CO, OHIO 1820 CENSUS
Windsor Township, Vol 4, Page 159 This age group includes Heads of Families, page 167.
Henry Willis James Willis
1 male under 10 yrs of age 2 males 16 & 18 yrs of age
2 males 26 and under 45 yrs 2 males under 26 yrs
1 male 45 yrs and upwards *Henry 1 male 26 & under 45 yrs
1 female under 10 yrs 2 females 10 & under 16 yrs
1 female 16 & under 26 yrs 1 female 16 & under 18 yrs
1 female 45 yrs & upwards *Spouse 1 female 26 & under 45 yrs
1 engaged in agriculture Windsor Township
1 engaged in manufacture
Fayette Township Fayette Township
Vol 4, page 170 Vol 4, page 171
Isaiah Willis George Willis
1 male under 10 yrs of age 2 males under 10 yrs of age\
1 male 16 & under 26 yrs of age 1 male 10 & under 16 yrs of age
1 male 26 & under 45 yrs of age 1 male 26 & under 45 yrs of age
3 females under 10 yrs of age 2 females under 10 yrs
1 female 26 & under 45 yrs of age 1 female 26 & under 45 yrs of age
2 engaged in agriculture, Fayette Twp 1 engaged in agriculture
Joshua Willis (Farmer)
2 males under 10 yrs of age
1 male under 16 yrs of age
1 male 26 — 45 yrs of age
1 female under 10 yrs of age
2 females 10 & under 16 yrs
1 female 16 & under 26 yrs of age
1 female 26 — 45 yrs of age
Hugh Willis died abt 1829 with family. Son named Wm B Willis.
Concord Township, Ross County, Ohio.
5 families 1820 census, 39 on roll.
All that was found in 1820 census Lawrence Co, Ohio
1830 CENSUS, LAWRENCE CO, OHIO
Aid Township Aid Township
Vol 36, page 54 Vol 36, page 54
Joshua Willis Maray Willis (way spelled in record)
1 male under 5 yrs of age 1 male 10 & under 15 yrs of age
1 male 10 & under 15 yrs 1 female 10 & under 15 yrs
1 male 15 & under 20 yrs 1 female 15 & under 20 yrs
1 male 20 & under 30 yrs 1 female 30 & under 40 yrs
1 male 50 & under 60 yrs Mary, widow of Hugh Willis, m 1833 Rev
1 female under 5 yrs of age Edward Dickey.
1 female 10 & under 15 yrs
1 female 15 & under 20 yrs
1 female 40 & under 50 yrs
Vol 36, page 60
2 males under 5 yrs of age
1 male 20 & under 30 yrs
1 female 5 & under 10 yrs
1 female 10 & under 15 yrs
1 female 20 & under 30 yrs.
1 male 5 & under 10 yrs of age
2 males 10 & under 15 yrs
1 male 15 & under 20 yrs
1 male 40 & under 50 yrs
2 females under 5 yrs of age
1 female 5 & under 10 yrs
1 female 10 & under 15 yrs
1 female 40 & under 50 yrs
1 male 15 – 20 yrs of age
1 female under 5 yrs of age
1 female 20-30 yrs
5 families – All that were found in 1830 census.
Grayson Co, VA 1830 Census
Edwards, Stokes 2 10-15, 1 20 –30, 1 70-80 1 40, 50
Edwards, Allen 2 u 5, 2 5-10, 1 20-30 1 20-30
Edwards, Henry 2 20-30,1 50-60 2 15-20, 2 20-30, 1 50-60
Edwards, Wm 3 u 5, 1 5-10, 2 15-20, 1 20-30, 1 40-50: 1 u 5, 1 5-10, 1 15-20, 1 20-30, 1 40-50
Edwards, Joshua 1 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 40-50 1 u 5, 1 5-10, 2 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 30-40
Edwards, John 1 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 40-50 1 u 5, 1 5-10, 2 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 30-40
Edwards, Isaac 1 u 5, 1 10-15, 1 30-40, 1 60-70 I u 5, 2 5-10, 1 30-40
Edwards, Annual 1 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 20-30 1 50-60
Edwards, John 2 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 30-40 2 u 5, 2 10-15, 1 30-40
Edwards, Isaac 3 u 5, 1 30-40 2 u 5, 1 20-30
Edwards, Thos. 2 u 5, 1 5-10, 1 15-20, 2 20-30, 1 50-60; 1 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 30-40
Edwards, John 1 u 5, 1 5-10, 1 30-40 1 5-10, 2 10-15, 1 30-40
Edwards, Sarah 1 5-10, 2 10-15, 1 40-50 1 10-15, 1 30-40
Edwards, Wm 1 5-10, 1 30-40 1 u 5, 1 20-30
Edwards, Wm 2 20-30, 1 60-70 1 60-70
From Vol 2- Hist & Gen Reg NC
Edwards, Wm Sr – Aug 7, 1785 & Nov 1795 (term)
Sons Thos, Benj, John, Wm, Absolom, Nathan, wife Tabitha, daughters Mary & Dorcas.
Lawrence Co, Ohio 1840 Census
Vol 14, page 7
1 male under 5 yrs of age
1 male 5 & under 10 yrs
1 male 30 & under 40 yrs
1 female under 5 yrs of age
1 female 5 & under 10 yrs
1 female 10 & under 15 yrs
1 female 30 & under 40 yrs
1840 US census Henry Willis 40 to 50 years of age; female 40 to 50 years, Windsor Township. Apparently Henry not listed and passed away 1849. Polly living with Wm McKee her son-in-law and daughter Rachel. This Henry & Polly Willis had these three children: Thompson Willis lived near Andis, raised a large family; Greenbury Willis lived Solida Creek near South Point; * Polly mar’d Wm McKee, lived Fayette Township. May have been others, but these 3 all identified and had large families.
Henry Willis never used Sr or Jr the same of George Willis. I never knew my own gr-gr-great grandfather was Junior, till 1958. I started, found some marriage. I also did research on Brammer, they came from VA with Kelley’s, Lee’s. I am or have been feeling or looking on Ward Blankenship.
*Correction the above Rachel Willis m Wm McKee Jr. Polly was living with son-in-law Wm McKee and her dau Rachel. Polly maiden name Polly Tucker b 1796 d 1874.
1840, Henry & spouse, 40 to 50 years of age, Windsor Township. By 1850, apparently this Henry not listed and also poss on 1860 Polly Willis in home of Wm McKee, her son-in-law, also 1870. Polly died 1874. They had 3 children: dau Rachel married Wm McKee Jr, lived Fayette Township; Thompson Willis mar’d Margaret Smith and settled near Andis on Myrtle Ridge; 2ndson was Greenbury Willis mar’d Barbara Lambert and settled Fayette Township. May have been more than 3 children, but these three were for sure. The same was with George Willis or his son George never identify themselves Sr or Jr. I have done some on Brammer. I notice the wife Sanders Russell of Wilgus was Mary Brammer. The Brammers came to this County early were related to Kelley’s, Lee’s. My wife’s line to her grandfather John C Brammer, he had brother Samuel, 2 sisters. The father died when they were young that as far back to this John C Brammer, he served in War of ’65. Died 1903. Raised large family, two sons settled Hareline Washington. Here is researcher kin to her mother Brammer.
Henry Willis Jr married March 18, 1840 to Sarah Gibson.
1850 Lawrence County Census report
Lawrence Twp page 689
Willis, Henry age 37 born Ohio
Willis, Sarah 35 Ohio
Willis, Greenberry 7 Ohio
Willis, John 5 Ohio
Willis, James 3 Ohio
- U S Census record
Willis, Sarah age 43 occupation farming born Ohio
Willis, Greenberry 16 ” ” ” “
Willis, John 14 ” ” ” “
Willis, James 12 ” ” ” “
Willis, George 9 ” ” ” “
Willis, Almeda 8 ” ” ” “
Willis, Henry Jeff 5 ” ” ” “
Apparently the father died between 1855-60. Greenberry married Nov 10, 1865 to A M Mitchell.
In 1840 Census of Lawrence Co, Windsor Co.
Listed Henry Willis age 40-50 probably Henry Jr father.
1 male age 5-10
1 female age 50-60
1 female age 20-30
probably others married, not listed.
Symmes Twp 1840 census
Henry Willis age 20-30
Female age 20-30
(This could be Henry Jr & Sarah just married) son of George
In 1820 Census of Lawrence County, Mason Township.
Listed a Henry Willis age 45 years up. (This may or may not be Henry Jr, grandfather)
Female age 45 years up (suspect wife)
Female age 16-18 years (suspect daughter)
Female age under 10 years (suspect daughter)
Male age under 10 years (suspect son)
Male age 26-45 years
Male age 26-45 years
Henry Willis purchased 292 acres land Sep 10, 1817, Windson Twp. Also listed 1820 census Windsor Twp.
1850 CENSUS: ANNOTATED
- Sarah Edwards 62f, $800 b VA; Jane 30f, b VA; Isaac 30m farmer, b VA; William 28m, farmer, b
VA; William J 1m, b VA; Sarah A Thomas 17f, b VA.
This is the widow of James Edwards who died in the 1820’s leaving a widow and four children. He
was probably the grandson of John Edwards of Lovells Creek.
- Jesse Dickens 48m farmer, $1500, b VA; Susannah 43f b VA; Nancy 24f b VA; Sarah 18f b
VA; Reuben 15m farmer, b VA; Jesse 11m b VA; Webb 9m b VA; John 7m b VA; Susannah 6f
B VA; Elizabeth 2f b VA.
Jesse was the son of Thomas and Mary Dickens; he married in 1824 Susannah Webb, daughter of
James A and Sarah (Goad) Webb. They lived on Burks Fork for years, but a few years before this
Census he moved to Orchard Gap. He took up the practice of medicine about this time. He lost four
sons in the Civil War and he remarried Nancy Goad, in 1865. There were eleven children in the first
family and one by the last marriage. He died in 1868.
- John Edwards 56m farmer, $200 b VA; Roan 26f b N C; Mary 18f b VA; John J 15m b VA;
Kitty J 12f b VA; Henry H 7m b VA; Joseph B 3m b VA; Greenberry A 11/12m b VA;
William P 20m b VA.
Written in ( G-G-Grandpa Ask J A where he got info on Mt Jo)
Another of the Lovell Creek Edwards family, this man was known as Mountain John Edwards. He
Married first Nancy Mankin and remarried Roan King about 1842. There were eight children of the
First family and about six of the second. He was a veteran of the War of 1812, going to Norfolk with
The county militia.
- George W King 33m farmer b NC; Eliza 26f b NC; Presley 7m b NC; Ann E 6f b NC;
Mary F 3f b N C; John F 4/12m b VA.
George W King came here from Carolina a year or two before this census and settled south of the
Mountain. I have not learned who his parents were.
- Lewis M Johnson 29m farmer, $2000 b VA; Dealey 31f b VA; Lucy J 2f b VA; Mary A R
1f b VA; Francis Jones 18m farmer b VA.
Lewis was the son of Jabez and Mary Johnson, a member of an old family which had been on the
Crest of the mountain for three generations. He married Delia Wheeler in 1846; she was Vincent
- Greenberry Johnson 27m farmer $300 b VA; Mary A 65f b VA.
Jabez Johnson died in 1840, leaving ten children. Mary shown here, is his widow and Greenberry is
The youngest son.
- Zeno Tate 48m farmer $100 b VA; Milly 47f b VA; Greenberry 25m b VA; John A
18m farmer b VA; Uriah 17m farmer b VA; Armistead J 13m b VA.
Zeno was the first of the Tate family. He married Milly Edwards in 1823: she was William
Edward’s daughter. It is not clear from the census how many children they had but there were some
older ones already gone from home.
- Greenberry Edwards 40m, farmer, $200 b VA; Jane 35f b VA; William A 18m farmer b
VA; Charles H 16m farmer b VA; James L 13m b VA; Nancy 11f b VA ; Jarvis J 7m
B VA; Greenberry 6m b VA; John W 3m b VA; Margaret J 11/12f b VA.
Greenberry was probably William’s son; I have not been able to identify Jane and cannot find the
Marriage record. There were eleven children.
- William Edwards 95m blacksmith, $100 b NC; Sarah 95f b VA; Sarah A 8f b VA.
He was probably the son of John Edwards who lived near Elk Spur and died in 1810. I do not know
Who William married . He was old, but not 95 years old. He and Sarah died not long after this
Written in by hand ” G-G-G-Grandpa ?3-1765 86 years old.”
- William Tate 24m farmer $40 b VA; Cloyer 16f b VA; Levi 3/12m b VA.
William (died in 1901), was one of the sons of Zeno and Milly (Edwards) Tate. I do not know who
Grayson 1850 US Census
7/15/50 Wm Edwards 43 farmer $300 born NC
Martha Edwards 35 VA
Sally Edwards 10 VA
7/?/50 Mary Edwards 61 $500 NC
Mary Edwards 23 VA
Robert Roten? 11 VA
7/10/50 Jonathan Eedwards 43 farmer $1350 NC
Jane Edwards 43 NC
Nancy Edwards 21 NC
Sally Edwards 19 NC
Rosamund Edwards 10 VA
Mary Edwards 5 VA
John Edwards 2 VA
7/18/50 Harvey Edwards 31 farmer $100 NC
Malinda Edwards 32 NC
Lucinda Edwards 7 NC
John Edwards 5 NC
Nancy Edwards 21 NC
Cecil Edwards 37 farmer $600 VA
Violet Edwards 38
May or Mary Edwards 11
Cecilia Edwards 7
Grace Edwards 3
Mary Ann Edwards ?
Ma Edwards 6/12
7/1/50 John D Edwards 41 mail carrier VA married Dec 11, 1834
Catherine Edwards 33 (Robertson/Robinson) VA
Wm Edwards 13
James Edwards 11
Robt Edwards 9
John Edwards 7
Neldon Edwards 3
Letitia Edwards 3/12 (All born VA)
Carroll 1850 Census
8/27/50 Bryson Edwards 45 farmer VA
Nancy A Edwards 36
John B Edwards 15
Richard Edwards 13
Turaney J Edwards 11 female
Alfred Edwards 9
Francis N Edwards 7 female
Eliz H Edwards 5
#201 Isaac Edwards (age not listed) farmer
Polly Edwards 46 (Beamer)
Nami ? H Edwards 22 farmer
Joshua A Edwards 22 farmer
Jonathan H Edwards 19 school teacher
Absalem Edwards 16 farmer
Mahaly Edwards 13
C____ Edwards male
Richard Edwards 8
Phil Edwards 5
John Edwards 36 or 26 VA
Dean ? Edwards 26 NC
Mary Edwards 18
John Edwards 15
Kitty Edwards 12
Henry Edwards 9
Joseph B Edwards 3
Graminberry (Granberry?) Edwards 11/12
Wm P Edwards farmer
Granberry Edwards 40 farmer
Jane Edwards 35
Wm A Edwards 18
Charles H Edwards 16
Louisa Edwards 13
Nancy A Edwards
J Edwards 7 male
Granberry Edwards 6
John N Edwards 3
Margaret J Edwards 11/12
William Edwards 75 blacksmith NC
Sarah Edwards 95 VA
Sarah A Edwards 8
Wm Tate 20 farmer
Clayry Tate 16
Jim Tate 11/12
James Edwards 30 farmer
Adeline Edwards 28
Margaret D L Edwards 4
Eliz J Edwards 2
Nancy E Edwards 1/12
Carroll 1850 Census Cont’d
Thomas Edwards 79 farmer NC
Mary Edwards 70
Nortine Edwards 14 male
Narnel Edwards 22
Charity Edwards 18
Elijah Edwards 35
Irene (Beamer) Edwards 28
Caloin ? J Edwards 6
McFielden/McHelom ?Edwards 1
Elijah Edwards 21
Margaret Edwards 20
James Edwards 19
Polly Edwards 18
John Edwards 59
Mary Edwards 56
Letitia Edwards 21
Gloria Edwards 20
Henderson Edwards 17
Jefferson Edwards 14
James H Edwards 13
Elisha C Edwards 40
Agnes Edwards 39
Polly Edwards 10
Eliz Edwards 9
F Edwards 8
Bryal ? Edwards 6
Riley Edwards 5
Markin Edwards 43
Mary Edwards 44
Andrew J Edwards 27
Polly Edwards 20
James C Edwards 2
John Edwards Jr 50
Edith Edwards 48
Jordan Edwards 21
Paulina Edwards 13
James M Edwards 25
Panulia ? Edwards 22
1850 Carroll Co Cont’d
Argentine Edwards 36
Mary Edwards 36
William Edwards 68 NC
Elizabeth Edwards 68 VA
Rebecca Edwards 40
Annual Edwards 28
Wm Edwards 20
Aaron C Edwards 18
Julian Edwards 4 female
From the US Census record of 1860 Lawrence County, Ohio Township: Fayette
Dwelling Farm # name age occupation birthplace
257 253 Willis, Greenberry 38 farmer Ohio
Willis, Barbara 37 housewife Ohio
Willis, Elizabeth 18 Ohio
Willis, Henry 16 Ohio
Willis, Polly 15 (Hatcher) Ohio
Willis, Rachel 13 m Ball Ohio
Willis, William 11 Ohio
Willis, Josiah 9 Ohio
Willis, Richard 7 Ohio
Willis, Thomas 6 Ohio
Willis, Julia 5 (James Hill) Ohio
Willis, Jud___ 2 male (can’t make out rest of name-believe Jettie) Ohio
Willis, Alonzo 2 mos
Willis, Polly 65 Kentucky
Polly Willis died Jan 10, 1874 Fayette Twp. She was mother of Greenberry , widow of Henry age 78. (RW)
Matilda Willis m Wm Siburthring 27-12-1871 (12 children)
From US Census record of 1860 Lawrence County, Ohio Fayette Township
Dewelling # Farm # Name age occupation birthplace
312 308 Willis, George 39 farmer Ohio
Willis, Elizabeth 44 keeps house Virginia
Willis, Wm T 15 Ohio
Willis, Ohen? D 14 male (this is Oliver D –RW) Ohio
Willis, George W 13 Ohio
Willis, Robert P 11 Ohio
Willis, Sarah S 9 Ohio
Willis, John G 6 Ohio
Willis, Susan 2 Ohio
Patterson, Sarah 75 Virginia
Patterson, Agnes 49 Virginia
Sarah Patterson died 1876 Perry Twp age 94 Widow of John Patterson , who died 1851-2.
Agnes Patterson died 1893 Rock Camp age 82 unmarried.
Geo Willis died in Shanendoah Valley Mar 21, 1865 on way home after serving throughout the war.
Also son Wm T died in W VA Dec 28, 1861/2 , while serving in the Union Army. RW
From US Census record of 1860 Lawrence County, Ohio Fayette Township
Dwelling # Family Name Age Occupation Birthplace
414 410 Pigman, James 39 Engineer on steamboat Georgia, NC or VA
Pigman, Eliza 38 keeps house Virginia
Pigman, William 17 Cooper Ohio
Pigman, John A 14 Ohio
Pigman, Leaner M 13 Ohio
Pigman, Sarah A 10 married Beam Ohio
Pigman, Arethea 7 married Dink Willis Ohio (grandmother)
Pigman, Amanda E 5 married Lewis Walters Ohio
Pigman, Elvira A 3 married Clark Ohio
Pigman, Emma J 4 mos married H Shelton Ohio
This same family of Pigman’s still in same township, etc. in the 1870 census record.
James Pigman died 1887 at Burlington. RW
I found no Patterson’s in the 1860 Census record except for those living with the Willis family. RW
From US Census record of 1860 Lawrence County, Ohio Lawrence Township
Dwelling # family Name Age Occupation Birthplace
608 601 Willis, Sarah 43 widow/ farming Ohio
Willis, Greenberry 16 farming Ohio
Willis, John 14 Ohio
Willis, James 12 Ohio
Willis, George 9 Ohio
Willis, Almeda 8 female Ohio
Willis, Henry J 5 Ohio
610 603 Willis, William 51 farmer Virginia
Willis, Elizabeth 48 keeps house Virginia
Willis, John H 24 farms Ohio
Willis, William 19 farms Ohio
Willis, Charles 16 Ohio
Willis, Edward 14 Ohio
Willis, Burdine 12 male Ohio
Willis, Perry 10 Ohio
Willis, Mary 8 Ohio (Law Twp)
Willis, Wilmington 6 male Ohio
Wilmington died at 8 yrs of age in 1862 and was 1st to be buried in Willis Cemetery. RW
611 604 Willis, John 37 farmer Ohio
Willis, Lurania (Neal?) 32 housekeeper Ohio
Willis, Theodore N 7 male Ohio
Willis, Marrianne 6 Ohio
Willis, John (Gilbert) 1 Ohio
123 120 Willis, Andrew 47 wagon maker Ohio
Willis, Naomi 41 keep house Ohio
Willis, Isaac N 19 Ohio
Willis, Sarah A 16 Ohio
Willis, James H 14 Ohio
Willis, Elizabeth 12 Ohio
Willis, Andrew 10 Ohio
Willis, Joshua 8 Ohio
Willis, Cornileus 8 Ohio
Willis, Hannah 4 Ohio
Note from Robert Willis:
1870 Census of Lawrence County, Ohio is very badly- blotted, smeared, etc. Many pages can not be read, if there should have been any Willis on those, I could not make them out.
From US Census of Lawrence County, Ohio 1870 Elizabeth Township
Dwelling # family Name Age Occupation Birthplace
530 519 Willis, Fielden 39 Labor Ohio
Willis, Eliza (Minnard) 34 keep house Ohio
Willis, William 13 Ohio
Willis, Andrew 9 Ohio
Willis, (can’t read) 7 female Ohio
Willis, Elizabeth 3 (married David Cockrowe) Ohio
Willis, Charles 2 Ohio
571 559 Willis, William 43 farmer Ohio
Willis, Viola 45 keep house Ohio
Willis, Sarah 12 Ohio
Willis, Mary 7 Ohio
(married John Rugles? See Ben 1880)
Willis, Fielden 6 married Alice Ruggles Ohio
Willis, Jane 2 Ohio
Willis, Martha 2 months Ohio
152 147 Willis, John 37 ox driver Tenn.
Willis, Rebecca 29 Keep house Ohio
Willis, Nancy 12 Ohio
Willis, Henry 11 Ohio
Willis, Sarah 9 Ohio
Willis, Elizabeth 6 Ohio
Willis, John 3 Ohio
Willis, Mary 11 months Ohio
60 53 Willis, Elza 61 farming Ohio
Willis, Keziah 45 keeps house Ohio
Willis, John 26 works on farm Ohio
Willis, George 14 attends school Ohio
Willis, Sidney 12 male Ohio
Willis, Carlisle 10 female Ohio
Willis, Amanda 8 or 9 attends school Ohio
1870 Census Lawrence County, Ohio
Vol 84, page 549, line 15 Upper Township Vol 84, op page 549. Line 25 Upper Township
Name Age Birthplace Name Age Birthplace
Elizabeth Willis 28 (K H) Ohio Joseph Willis 28 kps. Iron furnace Ohio
Margaret Willis 8 at home Ohio Ellen Willis 24 kps house Ohio
Eliza Willis 23 helps K H Ohio James Willis 3 Ohio
Marie Willis 70 Infirm Ohio Joseph Willis 2 Ohio
John Willis 2 Ohio
Enoumerated June 11, 1870. Margaret Willis 1 Ohio
Post Office: Ironton, Ohio. No property listed.
Enumerated June 10, 1870. P O Ironton, Ohio.
No property listed.
Vol 80?, op page 461, line 2. Perry Township Aid Township
Name Age Occup Birthplace Name Age Occup Birthplace
Elizabeth Willis 54 Kps house VA Joshua Willis 33 farming Virginia
(Widow of Geo W Jr, he died in War 1865. Mary A Willis 19 Kps house Ohio
Mother of Wm T also died in War in 1862.) dwelling # 260 family #247
Oliver D Willis 24 laborer Ohio
(Also War Vet.)
Robert Willis 21 laborer Ohio
Sarah S Willis 19 helps kp house Ohio
John G Willis 16 laborer Ohio
Susanna Willis 12 attends school Ohio
Enoumerated June 28, 1870. Post Office Ironton, Ohio. No property listed even tho she owned her own farm and lived in Perry Township.
Vol 84 , page 821, line 11 Fayette Township
Name Age Occup Birthplace
Susannah Willis 84 Infirm Virginia
(Widow of Geo W Willis Sr, lists with granddaughter Emily (Pemberton) Crawford family. Emily daughter of Joseph & Perlinia (Willis) Pemberton. )
John Crawford 38 laborer Ohio
Emily Crawford 35 house wife Ohio
Sarah Crawford 16 Ohio
Mary Crawford 12 Ohio
Anthony Crawford 9 Ohio
Electa J Crawford 4 Ohio
Vol —, page 436, line 25 Perry Township
Name Age Occupation Birthplace
Andrew Willis 68/57 works farm Ohio
Naomi Willis 50 Keeps house Ohio
Andrew Willis Jr 21 works farm Ohio
Cornelius Willis 17 (twin) wrks farm Ohio
Joshua Willis 17 (twin) wrks farm Ohio
Hannah Willis 14 Ohio
Enumerated June 30, 1870. Real estate $500. Personal Prop not listed.
P O Ironton, Ohio.
Vol 84, page 464, line 6 Perry Township
Name Age Occupation Birthplace
James H Willis 23 laborer Ohio
(Son of Andrew & Naomi Willis)
Elizabeth Willis 21 wife Ohio
Cornelius Willis 1 son Ohio
Enumerated June 30, 1870 P O Ironton, Ohio
Vol 84, op page 414, line 18 Lawrence Township
Name Age Occupation Birthplace
Isaac H Willis 23 farmer Ohio
(son of Andy & Naomi Willis)
Nancy J Willis 24 wife Ohio
Josephine Willis 4 dau Ohio
Hannah Willis 1 dau Ohio
Enumerated July 21, 1870. P O Aid. Real estate $600. Per property 250.
Note about Joshua Willis marrying in Ironton (Can’t read rest of notations by Robert Willis)
Suppose Henry Willis over 45 and spouse also over 45, were father and mother of all? R W
25 Willis families and single listed in 1870 census. 156 on roll.
1870 Census cont’d
Vol 84 , page 413, line 12 Lawrence Township Vol 84, op page 412, line 14 Lawrence Township
Name Age Occup Birthplace Name Age Occup Birthplace
William Willis 55 farmer VA
From U S Census 1880 Lawrence County, Ohio Perry Township
Dwelling # family # Name Age Occupation Subject Father Mother
198 201 Willis, James H 33 farmer Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Elizabeth 29 wife KY KY KY
Willis, Cornelius J 11 son Ohio Ohio KY
Willis, Sarah A 9 dau Ohio Ohio KY
Willis, Edward 7 son Ohio Ohio KY
Willis, Mary Lou 5 dau Ohio Ohio KY
Willis, Oscar 3 son Ohio Ohio KY
Willis, Benjamin P? 1 son Ohio Ohio KY
196 199 Willis, Andrew 68 farmer Ohio VA VA
Willis, Naomi 61 wife Ohio VA VA
Willis, Andrew 26 son Ohio Ohio Ohio
Harliss? Jackson 5 grandson Ohio Ohio Ohio
83 85 Willis, John H 42 farmer Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Abigail (Slavens) 39 wife Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, William 20 son Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, John 18 son Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Charles E 13 son Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Guard 8 son Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Elizabeth 5 dau Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Harvey 3 son Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Simeon 5 mos son born Dec Ohio Ohio Ohio
17 19 Willis, T J 44 farmer Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Laura (Wood) 36 wife Ohio VA VA
Willis, Nellie 8 dau Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, John E 7 son Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Orin 5 son Ohio Ohio Ohio
107 109 Willis, Thompson 26 farmer Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Bell 22 wire Ohio Ohio Miss.
Willis, Clinton 2 son Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Charles ½ born April son Ohio Ohio Ohio
453 454 Willis, John W 32 farmer Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Eva A 22 wife Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Eugene P 1 son Ohio Ohio Ohio
Taylor, Mattie A 10 neice Ohio VA Ohio
Mattie dau of Wm & Martha (Willis) Taylor.
286 301 Willis, Ples. 44 laborer Ohio VA VA
(married Asa Layne) Willis, Lucy 19 dau Ohio Ohio VA
(married Frank Sites) Willis, Susan 13 dau Ohio Ohio VA
(married James Dalton) Willis, Angeline 11 dau Ohio Ohio VA
(married Frances Dalton) Willis, Wellington 16 son Ohio Ohio VA
(married Ed Cary) Willis, Elizabeth 9 dau Ohio Ohio VA
(married Wm Jordan) Willis, Nancie 4 dau Ohio Ohio VA
1880 Census Cont’d
Windsor Township Birthplace
Dwelling # family # Name Age Occup Subject Father Mother
209 219 Willis, Theo 27 farmer Ohio KY KY
Willis, Amy 20 wife Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Oscar 2 son Ohio Ohio Ohio
207 217 Willis, Green B 35 farm hand Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Lucinda 37 wife Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Cada 13 dau Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Joseph 10 son Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, John 8 son Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Frank B 4 son Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Loanden T 1 son Ohio Ohio Ohio
72 76 Willis, George 31 laborer Ohio Ohio VA
Willis, Ann 36 wife Ohio NY Ohio
Willis, Wm 9 son Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Esther 7 dau Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Rose 2 dau Ohio Ohio Ohio
Buttericks, Elizabeth 61 mother-n-law Ohio NY Ohio
141 143 Willis, Elizabeth 64 keeping house VA VA VA
Willis, Robert 31 son Ohio Ohio VA
Willis, John 26 son Ohio Ohio VA
Willis, Susanna 22 dau Ohio Ohio VA
142 144 Willis, Oliver D 34 farmer Ohio Ohio VA
Willis, Aretha E 27 wife Ohio NC VA
136 138 Patterson, Berry 56 farmer VA VA VA
Patterson, Agnes 68 sister VA VA VA
Patterson, John D 27 son Ohio VA VA
Patterson, Robert T 25 son Ohio VA VA
Patterson, Sarah M 22 dau Ohio VA VA
Patterson, Nancy A 20 dau Ohio VA VA
342 351 Willis, Thompson 64 farmer Ohio Ohio VA
Willis, Margaret 62 wife Ohio VA VA
Willis, Landen 23 son Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Hester A 26 dau Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Leander 21 son Ohio Ohio Ohio
307 313 Willis, Hugh 22 boarder in house Ohio Ohio Ohio
of James Deering
(son of Hugh & ? [Crowley] Willis)
279 283 Willis, John W 39 farmer Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Amanda 33 wife Ohio KY KY
Willis, Emma 11 dau Ohio Ohio Ohio
195 198 Willis, Joshua 25 farmer Ohio Ohio Ohio
Willis, Mary 18 wife Ohio Ohio Ohio
LAWRENCE COUNTY, OHIO 1880 CONT’D
Family 138 Township not given
James Willis age 45 born in Ohio and his parents listed as born in Ohio. In house of Madison Dunn age 65 born VA
Wife Letha Dunn 63 VA
Son Joseph Dunn 19 Ohio
No date of enumeration.
Family 82 Township not listed
Albert Willis age 14 born in Ohio (son of Hugh and Thebe (Crowley) Willis) His parents both born in Ohio. In home of Samuel Jenkins age 23
Mary J Jenkins wife 21 (dau of Hugh & Thebe & sister of Albert)
No date of enumeration.
*5 singles and 43 Willis families, 241 on Roll of 1880 census.
*Total 1820 thru 1880 census, 11singles, 105 families, 703 0n Roll. All past on as far as I know except Purl Willis age 88 years, resides San Diego, California. Son of Rev James and Elizabeth (May) Willis.
Mrs Elizabeth (Willis) McNeal age 92 years resides Hollywood, California, daughter of John & Abigail (Slavens) Willis. Her brother Simeon S Willis, Govenor of KY 1943-1947. He died April 2, 1965 at Frankfort, KY at age 85 years 4 mos 1 day.
Purl Willis died Oct 12, 1972.
*This information gathered by Robert M Willis.
Books on Willis Families
- History of the First Century of the Christian Church in Shelby County, Kentucky 1832-36 by
Elizabeth Maddox Willis
- Shelby County, KY Marriages 1792-1800 by Katherine (Bryant) Smith
- Notes of Kentucky Veterans of War of 1812 by G Glen Clift
- Folks in Haverhill, Mass. In 1783 by James Duncan Phillips
- Mayflower and Their Descendants and Their Marriages
- History of Shelby County, KY by George L Willis (1929) 268 pages
- Historic Families of Kentucky by Thomas Marshall Green 304 pages (1959) some Willis family
- A Family History by Anne W Willis, Rome, GA. (1946) 207 pages Some errors in the history, corrected in Mrs Maude Potter’s book, Willises of Virginia (1968) 168 pages Copies obtained from Miss Marie Willis, Rt 1, Box 22, Mars Hill, N C 28754.
- The Willis Family of VA compiled 1967, 156 pages. Miss Adelaide (Rutherford) Willis, 35 South Reed Ave, Mobile, Ala 36604.
- Two Centuries With a Willis Family and Their Kin by Douglas M Willis, 922 Clear Fork Drive, Dallas, Texas 75232.
Ironton, Ohio Register August 31, 1871
Sudden Death of Elza Willis
On last Thursday, Elza Willis, of Marion, in this County (Lawrence Co, Ohio) was at Campbell Brammer’s Justice of the Peace, engaged in the case of the State vs Thomas Bennett, for shooting Walker Wilson. The
Matter had just been settled for the day and all were getting ready to go away. Mr Willis stood near the Porch and was saying that the matter had been arranged as well as possible and they would all be back Saturday morning to complete it. The remark had scarcely passed his lips, when he began to reel and then fell full length, his mouth striking on the edge of the porch. Our informant, who was the first to take hold of him, said he never spoke a word, and then was hardly a pulsation after he fell. He had not been excited and at the moment was cool and apparently as well as he had ever been. Just a while before he was talking about the boys being unable to work hard. They were to weak, but “us old fellows” said Elza, beating himself on the breast, ” We are the ones that can stand it.”
Elza Willis was widely known in this County and was a man of firm convictions and bold in declaring them. Every one had a hearty salutation for him when ever he was met. We saw him a day or two before he died and had a long talk with him. He was an old resident of this county and was an active man in its early days. He was probably 55 or 60 years old.
Elza Willis was born in this county at Russell Place now called Getaway, Lawrence Co, Ohio. Born June 8, 1808, died August 24, 1871, age 63 years 2 months 16 days, son of Joshua and Mary (Blankenship) Willis. His first wife, Elizabeth Ward, born in Virginia, March 30, 1807 and died April 4, 1854. They had the following children: Mrs George (Julia Ann) Russell; Mrs Wm M (Martha) Taylor ; Mary Sue Willis, Thomas J Willis, Joshua Boyd Willis, Mrs Shadrack (Ruth) Smith, Sarah Jane Willis, dec; Edward Willis, dec; John W Willis, William Willis, dec; and Elizabeth Willis, dec.
Thomas J, Joshua B, Edward and John W were soldiers in the late War.
Elza Willis married second Kaziah George, October 6, 1855, who survives with following children. George W Willis, born October 18, 1856; Sidney Elza Willis, born May 18, 1858; Carolisle Willis, born August 26, 1859; and Amanda M Willis born August 24, 1861.
Elza Willis had the following brothers and sisters:
- Andrew Willis b ca 1812 survivor & 1894
- Hugh Willis b Sep 3, 1817 survivor & 1903
- Julia Ann (Willis) Hunt dec 1864-5
- Clarissa Willis Goolsby survivor
- George W Willis b ca 1826 d May 1, 1856 unmarried
- Mary Willis Bragg b 1829 survivor died 1886
- John Willis b 1815 died 1849
- Joshua Willis Jr died young in W VA (Guyandotte, W VA)
- Elizabeth Willis b 1813
A list of Willis family researchers of KY. You may know or have had correspondence with.
- Mrs Wm H Smith, 324 Auesway Drive, Lexington, KY
- Mrs Marcia C Hughson, Box 695, Cottulla, Texas 78014
- Mrs Nancy T Samuels, 4783 Lubbock Ave, Fort Worth 15, Tx
- Mrs Helen Willis McKinney, P O Box 64, Columbia, KY 42728
- Mrs L D Stokes, 4022 St Ives Ct, Louisville, KY 40207
- Mrs Johnny M (Ada) Walker, Box 23, San Diego, Ca 92112
- Mrs Nancy R Roy, 8545 Mission Gorge Rd, Space Santee, Ca 92071
- Mrs Johnny Grease, P O Box D, Syracuse, Kans 67878
- Miss Janet K Pease, 10301 West 62nd Place #102 , Arvado, Colo 80002
- Mrs Martha Renesu, % Phillip Powell, Rt !, Glasgow, KY 42141
- Mrs Emily B Barnes, Box 1105, Snowflake, Ariz 85937
- Mrs Joyce H Ellis, Rt 7, Crestwood Dr, Greenville, SC 29609
- Mrs Leo C Ruby, PO Box 125, Holyoke, Colo. 80734
- Mrs Margaret Heinek, PO Box 416, New Carlisle, Md 46552
- Mrs Betty Majors, 505 N Atlantic St, Tullahoma, Tenn 37388
- Miss Eileen B Duke, 3646 Shirlwood Ave, Memphis, Tenn 38122
- Mrs Huldrich Steinert, 853 E Millbrook Way, Bountiful, Utah 84010
- Mrs Pauline James, 900 N Fonda, LaHabra, Calif 90631
- Mr Warren A Tilton, 307 N Adams Ave, Mason City, Iowa 50401
- Mrs Winston Tall, 808 Golf Lane, Wheaton, Ill 60187
- Mrs Felix B Hays, 932 W Main, Franklin, Tenn 37064
- Mrs Rogers Melriel Clark, 925 Brewer, Memphis, Tenn
- Mrs James C Crabb 122 Chelsea, Dumas, Tx 79029
- Mr T E Henry, 1524 Coleman, Fort Worth, Texas
- Mrs Forrest B Doshier, 1501 Rusk St, Amarillo, Texas 79102
- Mr Howard Horton Harvey, PO Box 932, Sherman, Texas 75090
- Mrs L M Thaxton, 1506 W 304 St, Austin 3, Tx
- Mrs F T Day, Box 13, Tulia, Texas 79088
- Mrs Margaret Heinek, Box 416, New Carlisle, Ind 46552
- Mrs Gertrude C Dean, Midway, GA 31320
- Miss Eileen B Duke, 3646 Shirlwood Ave, Memphis, Tenn 38122
- Mrs Ray Hill, 242 W So 1st Street, Montrose, Colo 81401
- Mrs J A Carrico, Jr, 12994 E Center Ave, Aurora, Colo 80010
- Mrs Dale Lowell, 4314 Hazelbrook Ave, Long Beach, Calif 90808
- Mrs Alice Wilson, Box 5, Pasco, Wash 993301
- Treacle Ebersole, 10021 Tujunga Canyon Blvd, Tujunga, Calif 91042
- Mrs Samuel N Bowen, 4700 S W 3rd St , Miami, Fla
- Dayton Royse, 1633 Queenstown Rd, Oklahoma City 16, Okla (Seek & has info on KY branch.)
- Miss Janet K Pease, 10301 W 62nd Place, #102, Arvado, Colo 80002
- Monte Hugh Knight, % Pigg & Parsons, Murray County Shopping Center, Columbia, Tenn 38401
- Mr Joseph D Hinesley, 273 A Wesson Circle, Redstone Arsenal, Ala
- Mr Paul Barker, Box 1336 So Side Station, Springfield, Mo 65805
- Mr John Riley Malone Sr, P O Box 390, Homer, La 71040
- Mr Garland C Black Jr, 5306 Easton Dr, North Springfield, VA 22151
- Mr Robert M Willis, Route 1 Box 1, Ironton, Ohio 45638
- Carolyn F Bates, 364 Laird Ave N E, Warren, Ohio 44088
- Charles M Frowfelkner, 1653 Cranberry Lane, Warren, Ohio
I have more than 80 names and addresses of Willis researchers throughout the Country no connection found to my Henry Willis, Sr of VA,
The Willises of Virginia edited by Maud Potter 1968, copies purchased from Miss Marie Willis, Rt 1 Box22, Mars Hill, NC 28754.
Two Centuries With a Willis Family & Their Kin, Ed 1963 by Douglas M Willis, 922 Clearfork Dr, Dallas, TX 75232. Copies can be purchased from him. I have purchased both these family histories, very interesting. R W
Odd sheets with some missing.
Service Co, 1st Remd Regt Captured Soldiers
- Pfc Benjamin L Kedzielawa, 9 Charles St, Palaepsie, N Y
- Pfc Raymond A Myers no Add Ind
- Pfc William J Kimole Add
- Pfc Robert H Hudson, Add
- Pfc George (Victor) Cassella, Alameda, Calif
- Pfc Karl R Farrow, 1518 Ashland Ave, Columbus, Ohio
- Pfc Estil Marshall, Scioto Co, Franklin Fce, Ohio & Middletown, Ohio
- Pfc Frank L Bobeck, Lima, Ohio
- Pfc Nathan Aronoff, 1262 Wilson Ave, Youngstown, Ohio
- Pfc Fred B Boyer, no add
- Pfc William C Ward, Shadyside, Ohio
- Pfc Wilbur G Mauger, R R 3 , Thornville, Ohio & Newark, Ohio, Phoenix, Ariz
- Pfc (Truly Yours) Robert M Willis, Rt 1, Box 669, S Point, Ohio 45680
Attach with maintenance Co other 1st Armd, Regt Co’s, Battalion’s etc in convoy on escape of enemy forces at or near Faid Pass, sidi-Bou-Zid all mix up. Run into the enemy waiting in Tanks. All scramble for cover pined down to my knowledge none of Service Co men were killed few wounded a number of others killed & wounded.
So may print all or some or none or any amount at your pleasure.
Robert M Willis
Held 815 days until end of etc. May 8, 1945.
Ex: sons John and Robert
Wit. Adam and James Hearne
John ( or Johnston) Malick
The chances are good that I may very well claim Betsy as Mother of my Mary Jane McVicker. (W 1817)
1850 census Richland Township Gurnsey Co, Ohio
Joseph Garret 62 VA
Hetta Garret 62 VA (maiden name Potter)
Elwood Garret 18 Ohio
Wm Luke Garret 17 Ohio
Nancy Patterson 77 Ireland
Elizabeth Patterson 27 PA
Nancy Patterson 27 PA
Mark Patterson 25 PA
Mary Patterson 22 Ohio
1850 Census Richland Twn cont’d
John Patterson 38 PA
Mary Patterson 38 Ohio
William Patterson 12 Ohio
Thomas Patterson 10 Ohio
Nancy Patterson 8 Ohio
Wesley Patterson 6 Ohio
Mary Patterson 4 Ohio
James Patterson 2 Ohio
Samuel Patterson 2/12 Ohio
This Joseph Garrett is the father of the Joseph Garret who married Mary Jane McVicker—her mother a Patterson.
Can you identify this Patterson? Senecaville is in Richland Twp
Happy to share,
Mrs Betty Boone
John Patterson d 1852/3
Spouse: Sarah b 1782
William Patterson father of:
Spouse: Elizabeth Cole
B abt 1784 Eastlam Barnstable, Mass
Daughter: Eleanor Patterson
B 9 April 1827
Md 13 Nov 1844
D 8 Jan 1902
Spouse: James Edmiston
E Patterson birth & death dates from tombstone at St James Cem, Chilhowie, VA. Have more Cole this line.