Willys

14 January 1804–
Newington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Willys

When Willys was born on 14 January 1804, in Newington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Jonathan Welles, was 40 and his mother, Bethankful Andrews, was 32.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Welles
1763–1829
Bethankful Andrews
1771–1847
Cyntha Wells
1790–1885
Nancy Welles
1800–
Polly Wells
1794–1822
Michael
1797–1809
Willys
1804–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Cyntha Wells

    Female1790–1885Female

    Polly Wells

    Female1794–1822Female

    Male1797–1809Male

    Female1800–Female

    Male1804–Male

World Events (3)

1808

Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 8

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 25

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

Name Meaning

Transferred use of the surname, which is a derivative of William .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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