Person:William Willis (55)

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William Willis
b.1776
d.1866
  • HWilliam Willis1776 - 1866
  • WNancy Smith1778 - after 1820
m. May 1794
  1. McKinsey Willis1799 - 1860-1866
  2. Robert Willis
  3. Christopher Willis1844 - 1917
  4. Patience Willis1845 -
  5. Jane Willis1851 -
  6. Nancy Willis1852 - 1921
  7. Mary Willis1854 -
Facts and Events
Name William Willis
Gender Male
Birth? 1776
Marriage May 1794 Mercer, KY to Nancy Smith
Death? 1866

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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Related

Document. Isaacs vs Willis, Kentucky, 1789
Analysis. Father of William Willis of Madison County, KY
Analysis. DOB for William Willis (55)

Note 1

Person:Joseph Willis (22) of Mercer County KY is commonly identified as the father of William Willis of Madison County KY, the subject of this article. This seems unlikely as the will of Joseph 22 does not mention a son William (See Notebook. Joseph Willis, Mercer County, KY

Note 2

User:Ruthnevada located a Kentucky Supreme Court case that involves land dealings of William Willis, and shows him to have initially settled on Dicks River, near Wilson's Creek. The exact location of Wilsons' Creek on Dicks River is unclear.

Map of Dicks River, KY, based on Reid and Winterbottom map of 1791; William Willis (55) settled on land on Wilson's Creek, a tributary to Dicks River.  The exact location of Wilson's Creek is uncertain. Colored hexagons indicate location of key early settlements:Red=Crab Orchard, Green=Boonesborough, Blue=Herrods Town
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Map of Dicks River, KY, based on Reid and Winterbottom map of 1791; William Willis (55) settled on land on Wilson's Creek, a tributary to Dicks River. The exact location of Wilson's Creek is uncertain. Colored hexagons indicate location of key early settlements:Red=Crab Orchard, Green=Boonesborough, Blue=Herrods Town

supreme court rulings in the district of Kentucky, Google Books

It seems unlikely that this could be William (55) as the land entry in question was made by him in 1780, and his DOB is sometimes given as 1796. This DOB, however, could be in error as we do not have anything to base it upon. User:Ruthnevada has suggested that he could be considerably older than a 1796 DOB would indicate, partially because his daughter Ruth, thought to be eldest child, may have been born before 1796. More work on this is needed.

William can not have a birthdate of 1796 if McKinzie has a birthdate of 1799. William signed for Rachel to get married. Rachel is not thought to be the eldest child, she is thought to be older than McKenzie. Just wanted to clear that up.ruthnevada 03:30, 23 April 2011 (EDT)