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Origins of the Willis Family Name - England

Components of the Coat of Arms - The Shield is: Silver with three stars and a black chevron. The Crest is: An eagle. 

 

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Dianne's Father's line

Descendants of Unknown Willis

Generation No. 1

Children of UNKNOWN WILLIS are:

  1. JOHN WILLIS.
  2. DRURY WILLIS.
  3. THOMAS WILLIS.
  4. SHERWOOD WILLIS.
  5. ANN WILLIS, m. WILLIAM HOPWOOD.
  6. SARAH WILLIS, m. JOHN ALLGOOD.
  7. ELIZABETH WILLIS, m. THOMAS DANIEL.
  8. EDWARD WILLIS.
  9. STERLING WILLIS.
  10. RICHARD WILLIS, SR., b. February 25, 1745/46, Virginia; d. December 25, 1837, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
  11. WILLIAM WILLIS d. April 1792 Mecklenburg County, Virginia, m. Mary.

 

Generation No. 2

RICHARD2 WILLIS, SR. was born February 25, 1745/46 in Virginia, and died December 25, 1837 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He married DRUSILLA PEARSON BARNETT 1774 in South Carolina, daughter of JOSEPH BARNETT and LUCY WADE. She was born July 12, 1755 in Virginia, and died May 04, 1845 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  Children of RICHARD WILLIS and DRUSILLA BARNETT are:

  1. JOHN3 WILLIS, b. September 18, 1775, Spartanburg, South Carolina; m. MARTHA "PATSY" SMITH, November 21, 1799.
  2. MARTHA WILLIS, b. March 30, 1777, Spartanburg, South Carolina; d. July 30, 1856; m. THOMAS.
  3. WILLIAM WILLIS, b. September 23, 1779, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
  4. RICHARD WILLIS, JR., b. March 20, 1783, Spartanburg, South Carolina; d. 1809, Charleston, South Carolina.
  5. MARY G. WILLIS, b. May 21, 1785, Spartanburg, South Carolina; d. October 12, 1851, Calhoun, Gordon, Georgia.
  6. ELIZABETH WILLIS, b. August 21, 1787, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
  7. JOSEPH WILLIS, b. March 29, 1792, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
  8. STARLING WILLIS, b. October 19, 1796, Spartanburg, South Carolina; d. July 20, 1879; m. CYNTHIA BRUTON.
  9. EDWARD WILLIS, b. April 06, 1794, Spartanburg, South Carolina; d. September 29, 1849; m. CATHERINE ROEBUCK, 1818; b. January 21, 1797, Spartanburg, South Carolina; d. January 29, 1861.

 

Generation No. 3

MARY G.3 WILLIS (RICHARD2) was born May 21, 1785 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and died October 12, 1851 in Calhoun, Gordon, Georgia. She married abt 1800 BENJAMIN ROEBUCK II Roebuck, Benjamin   son of GEORGE ROEBUCK and LEVINAH BOBO. He was born October 03, 1782 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and died August 13, 1874 in Sarepta, Calhoun, Mississippi.  

 This line is continued on the ROEBUCK family page.

 

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