William R Willis

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

The Life Summary 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 12 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Louisiana, United States in 1870 and Calcasieu, Rapides, Louisiana, United States in 1880. 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
1835–1862
Jackson Willis
1837–
Mary Willis
1842–
Daniel Willis
1844–
Elizabeth Willis
1867–
Sarah Willis
1839–
Lemuel S Willis
1847–1918
Joseph Willis
1847–1912
Jesse Willis
1851–1906
Mathew Alexander Willis
1853–1925
Alexander Willis
1856–1890
Martha Willis
1856–
James Willis
1857–1924
Alexander Willis
1858–1924
James Wise Willis
1860–1923
William Willis
1862–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 July 1834St. Helena, Louisiana, United States
  • Children

    (16)

    +11 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 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

    (1997: 40768;2007: 93392; 2010: 130152)variant of Will with genitival -s. This surname represents a retention of the second syllable, introduced by the addition of the Middle English genitival suffix -es, which would have been pronounced in the Middle English period. Compare Wills . In some cases the name is a variant of Willey , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.variant of Willows .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Will

    Sources (6)

    • William Willis, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Wm Willis in entry for L A Willis, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"
    • William Willis, "United States Census, 1860"

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