Person:Smith Willis (1)

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Smith Willis
b.ABT 1767 Ireland
d.BEF 1840
  1. Smith WillisABT 1767 - BEF 1840
  • HSmith WillisABT 1767 - BEF 1840
  • WMary McMullenABT 1771 - ABT 1828
m. c1792
  1. John Logan Willis1795 - 1873
  2. Susan WillisABT 1796 -
  3. Elizabeth Willis1799 - 1877
m. 2nd mrg: 1836
  1. David WILLIS1838 -
Facts and Events
Name Smith Willis
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1767 Ireland
Marriage c1792 Washington County, Virginiato Mary McMullen
Census? 1810 Wayne Co., Kentucky
Marriage 2nd mrg: 1836 Morgan Co., TN.to Eleanor FULTON
Death? BEF 1840
Alt Death? Aug 23, 1849--age 85 yrs. Morgan Co., TN.

Contents

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

……………………..The Tapestry
Families Old Chester OldAugusta Germanna
New River SWVP Cumberland Carolina Cradle
The Smokies Old Kentucky

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Overview

Smith Willis is said to have been the son of Gedediah Willis of Wayne County, PA. [1] Smith Willis appears in southwest Virginia after the Revolution, marrying Mary Mullen in 1792. Sometime after 1800 he relocated to Wayne County, KY, settling on Otter Creek. Here Mary died about 1828. In his later years Smith relocated a final time, to Morgan County, TN, where his daughter Elizabeth was living. Smith married Eleanor Fulton about 1836, by whom, at age 75, he had a son David Willis. Smith died about 1840.

Image:Otter Creek, Wayne County, KY.jpg

Sometime after 1808 Smith Willis patented a parcel of land on Otter Creek, Wayne County KY.

Footnotes

  1. "Gedediah is most likely a variant of "Jedediah", Andrew Guffy, a researcher of the Smith Willis line, considers Gedediah to "probably be" Smiths father. Direct evidence to support this is unknown. There is a Gedediah Willis in Wayne and ___Counties, PA, in the 1790 and 1800 censuses; they are presumably the same person. There is a need to marshall the evidence, or at least provide a rationale for believing that Gedediah is Smiths father.