Willis, William (1815-1886)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 7/9/2021 at 23:11:48
(March 9, 1815 - January 5, 1886)
History of Warren County, Iowa; Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns & Etc., by Union Historical Company, 1879, p.633
WILLIS, WILLIAM, farmer, Belmont Township, Sec. 29; P. O. Laconia; born March 9, 1815, in Clark county, Missouri; parents moved to Howard county, Missouri, in 1820, and to Monroe county in 1831; came to Davis county, Iowa, in 1840, and to Warren county, and settled on Sec. 25 of this township in 1846; he and his brother Fielding are the oldest settlers in the township; he helped to organize the township, and voted at its first election; he was elected the first Township Clerk and Assessor; he has been twice married: first, March 18, 1841, to Mary Richardson; they had six children: James F., William A., Elizabeth J., Henry H., Green B., Lafayette; Henry H. died May 7, 1869; wife died Dec. 5, 1852; he was married again Nov. 14, 1853, to Margaret [Hoskins]; they had eight children: Mary F., Susan E., Eliza V., John W., Sarah N., Laura A., Minnie and an infant; all dead except Susan, Eliza, John W. and Sarah N.
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