Andrew Jackson Willis

24 January 1837–24 October 1896 (Age 59)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Andrew Jackson

When Andrew Jackson Willis was born on 24 January 1837, in Georgia, United States, his father, John A. Willis, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Davis, was 34. He married Matilda Melissa Richardson about 1866, in Coleman, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Cass, Georgia, United States in 1850 and Texas, United States in 1870. In 1880, at the age of 43, his occupation is listed as farmer in Texas, United States. He died on 24 October 1896, in Brown, Texas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Thrifty, Brown, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Jackson Willis
1837–1896
Matilda Melissa Richardson
1843–1931
Marriage: about 1866
William Newton Willis
1867–1918
Andrew Willis
1878–
Jackson Porter Willis
1869–1951
Sarah Elizabeth Willis
1871–1949
Martha Jane Willis
1874–1943
Florence Victoria Willis
1876–1957
Van Dean Willis
1878–1951
Flora A. Willis
1881–1959
Belle Dona Willis
1881–1949
Zora A. Willis
1885–1974
Cora Savannah Willis
1886–1970
Noah Wesley Willis
1888–1954

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1866
Coleman, Texas, United States
children

(12)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Asa M. Willis

    Male1828–1870Male

    Lucinda Rella Willis

    Female1830–1917Female

    Clarissa Jane Willis

    Female1833–1901Female

    Male1837–1896Male

    John Floyd Willis

    Male1838–1921Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

Age 1

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.
1846

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1856

Age 19

Historical Boundaries: 1856: Brown, Texas, United States

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Will .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Andrew J Willis in household of John Willis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • A J Willis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J J Willis, "United States Census, 1880"

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