Andrew Jackson Willis

Male24 January 1837–24 October 1896

Brief Life History of Andrew Jackson

When Andrew Jackson Willis was born on 24 January 1837, in Georgia, United States, his father, John A. Willis, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Davis, was 35. 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
Matilda Melissa Richardson
Marriage: about 1866
William Newton Willis Sr.
Andrew Willis
about 1878–
Jackson Porter Willis
Sarah Elizabeth Willis
Martha Jane Willis
Florence Victoria Willis
Van Dean Willis
about 1878–1951
Flora A. Willis
Belle Dona Willis
Zora A. Willis
Cora Savannah Willis
Noah Wesley Willis

Sources (16)

  • Andrew J Willis in household of John Willis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Andrew Jackson Willis - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Andrew Jackson A J Willis
  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1866Coleman, Texas, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (9)

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    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.


    Age 9

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


    Age 21

    Historical Boundaries: 1858: Brown, Texas, United States

    Name Meaning

    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.

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