Person:Abner Willis (1)

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Abner Willis
b.c1775
d.after 1840
  • HAbner Willis1775 - after 1840
  • WEve Sifers1780 - after 1870
m. 17 MAR 1803
  1. David WillisABT 1804 - BEF 1884
  2. Isaac Willis1805 - 1888
  3. Nancy Willis1809 - 1887
  4. John WillisABT 1811 - 1855
  5. Alexander Willis1811 - 1890
  6. Jane WillisABT 1812 -
  7. Martha WillisABT 1817 -
  8. Mary Polly WillisABT 1818 - 1887
  9. Amos Willis1818 - 1882
  10. Richard J. WillisABT 1820 - ABT 1891
  11. Biddie Ann Willis1822 - 1901
Facts and Events
Name Abner Willis
Gender Male
Birth? c1775
Marriage 17 MAR 1803 Wythe County, Virginiato Eve Sifers
Death? after 1840

Contents

Willis Tapestry
Register
Data
Notebooks
Analysis
Bibliography
Graphics
YDNA. Willis
Index

……………………..The Tapestry
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New River SWVP Cumberland Carolina Cradle
The Smokies Old Kentucky

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R1B Haplogroup
Southwest Virginia Willis Group

Related

Person:Eve Sifers (1)
Abner Willis and Eve Sifers:A family biography
Notebook:Rev. John Stanger
Abner Willis (1) Supporting Documentation
Estimated age of Abner Willis (1)
Mt Zion Lutheran Church on Cripple Creek
Southwest Virginia Willis Group
Abner Willis in US Census
WikiTree

Overview

See: :Abner Willis and Eve Sifers:A family biography for detailed family history

Map Work

 Legend C=Castles Woods; S=Saltville; H=Henry WIllis; S1=home of Eve's Brother; S2=Home of Amos Sheffy WIllis; A1=Abner's Home of Locust Cove Creek; A2=Abner's home on Willis Branch.
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Legend C=Castles Woods; S=Saltville; H=Henry WIllis; S1=home of Eve's Brother; S2=Home of Amos Sheffy WIllis; A1=Abner's Home of Locust Cove Creek; A2=Abner's home on Willis Branch.
Abner and Eve initially settled on Locust Cove Creek, near her brother.  Her father lived a bit further up the valley. This area is heavily wooded today.   A1=approimate area of homesite.  Eve's father lived somewhere to the north of Abner and Eve in what was then Wythe County.  S=Location of the homesite of Eve's Brother; Yellow spot marks the location of Saltville.  H=Approximate location of Henry Willis Homesite;
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Abner and Eve initially settled on Locust Cove Creek, near her brother. Her father lived a bit further up the valley. This area is heavily wooded today. A1=approimate area of homesite. Eve's father lived somewhere to the north of Abner and Eve in what was then Wythe County. S=Location of the homesite of Eve's Brother; Yellow spot marks the location of Saltville. H=Approximate location of Henry Willis Homesite;
Abner and Eve lived on Willis Branch, a fork of Little Cedar Creek, from about 1810 to Abner's dissappearance about 1845.  Eve continued to live here until her death about 1873. When visited about 1971 the hillsides were primarily pasture, with patches of tree's along the ridge line above the area where the homesite is presumed to have been. The actual location of the homesite as of January 2012 has not been determined, but it now seems likely that Abner and Eve's property was slightly to the west of what is shown here, perhaps in the bottom landnear the head of Willis Creek.
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Abner and Eve lived on Willis Branch, a fork of Little Cedar Creek, from about 1810 to Abner's dissappearance about 1845. Eve continued to live here until her death about 1873. When visited about 1971 the hillsides were primarily pasture, with patches of tree's along the ridge line above the area where the homesite is presumed to have been. The actual location of the homesite as of January 2012 has not been determined, but it now seems likely that Abner and Eve's property was slightly to the west of what is shown here, perhaps in the bottom landnear the head of Willis Creek.
Abner Willis and Eve Sifers were married by the Rev. Stanger at Zion Lutheran Church on Cripple Creek in modern Wythe County.  Eve's family were apparently members of Stangers congregation, though only the fact of their marriage by him has survived to attest to this.  Eve's father, John Sifers appeared in the area at a fairly early date, and is shown on a variety of land transactions in this general area.  Whether the marriage was actually performed at Zion i snot know, though it may be that like many ministers of the time, Rev. Stanger traveled widely throughout the area, and perhaps performed the marriage at Eve's parents home.  Zion Lutheran was not the first Lutheran Church in the area, but is thought to have been proceeded by two churchs both named "Zion Lutheran Church".  One was located southeast of Wytheville, and the other north of RUral Retreat.
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Abner Willis and Eve Sifers were married by the Rev. Stanger at Zion Lutheran Church on Cripple Creek in modern Wythe County. Eve's family were apparently members of Stangers congregation, though only the fact of their marriage by him has survived to attest to this. Eve's father, John Sifers appeared in the area at a fairly early date, and is shown on a variety of land transactions in this general area. Whether the marriage was actually performed at Zion i snot know, though it may be that like many ministers of the time, Rev. Stanger traveled widely throughout the area, and perhaps performed the marriage at Eve's parents home. Zion Lutheran was not the first Lutheran Church in the area, but is thought to have been proceeded by two churchs both named "Zion Lutheran Church". One was located southeast of Wytheville, and the other north of RUral Retreat.

Notes

See Ancestry Russell County Messge Board for some useful notes.