William R Willis

6 January 1804–24 November 1881 (Age 77)
Bayou Chicot, Evangeline, Louisiana, United States

The Life of William R

When William R Willis was born on 6 January 1804, in Bayou Chicot, Evangeline, Louisiana, United States, his father, Rev. Joseph Willis Sr, was 46 and his mother, Sarah Johnson, was 24. He married Rhoda G. Strother on 15 July 1834, in St. Helena, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Louisiana, United States in 1870. He died on 24 November 1881, in Allen, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Allen, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William R Willis
1804–1881
Rhoda G. Strother
1814–1884
Marriage: 15 July 1834
William Willis
1835–
Jackson Willis
1837–
Jesse Willis
1839–1906
Sarah Willis
1839–
Mary Willis
1842–
Daniel Willis
1844–
Elizabeth Willis
1867–
Lemuel S Willis
1847–1918
Joseph Willis
1847–1912
Mathew Alexander Willis
1853–1925
Martha Willis
1856–
James Willis
1857–1924
Alexander Willis
1858–1924
James Wise Willis
1860–1923
William Willis
1862–
Amelia "Millie" Willis
1869–1942

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 July 1834
St. Helena, Louisiana, United States
children

(16)

+11 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1807 · Louisiana is Divided into 19 Parishes

Age 3

Louisiana was divided into 19 parishes (rather than counties or boroughs) on March 31, 1807. Currently, there are 64 parishes in Louisiana.
1808

Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 21

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Will .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Willis Willis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm Willis in entry for L A Willis, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"
  • William R. Willis, "Find A Grave Index"

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