Richard Parsons Willett

10 February 1827–8 March 1905 (Age 78)
McNairy, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Richard Parsons

When Richard Parsons Willett was born on 10 February 1827, in McNairy, Tennessee, United States, his father, Andrew Willett, was 28 and his mother, Julia Benson Shropshire, was 19. He married Elisabeth Ann Barr on 26 December 1849, in Washington, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Franklin Township, Bourbon, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 8 March 1905, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Parsons Willett
1827–1905
Elisabeth Ann Barr
1832–1888
Marriage: 26 December 1849
Robert Thornberry Willett
1852–1875
Martha Ann Willett
1853–1942
John Franklin Willett
1854–1935
Sarah Benson Willett
1856–1928
Richard Consontine Willett
1859–1859
Elizabeth Clemantine Willett
1859–1859
Orlenia Belle "Lena" Willett
1861–1934
Levi Bird Willett
1863–
Andrew Norman Willett
1865–1884
Eliza Jane Willett
1867–1905
Silas Kirk Willett
1873–1920

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1849Washington, Arkansas, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1835 · The Hermitage is Built
    Age 8
    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
    1850 · Los Angeles Is Incorporated
    Age 23
    Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal names Wilot, Wilet, pet forms of Will , itself a short form of William .English: sometimes a variant of Willard .English: perhaps occasionally a habitational name from Willet, in Elworthy (Somerset). It is from an earlier name of Doniford Stream, which rises at Willet, and is probably a compound of Old English wiell, will ‘spring’ + an unrecorded gīete ‘stream’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Willetts
    Will
    Willet

    Sources (9)

    • Richard P Willett in entry for Sarah B Dunkerton, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • R P Willet, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Richard P. Willett in entry for Frank M. Hilton and Lena Willett Chapman, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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