Laura Wills

12 August 1849–5 March 1924 (Age 74)
Grand Coteau, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Laura

When Laura Wills was born on 12 August 1849, in Grand Coteau, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States, her father, Justin Wills, was 36 and her mother, Madeleine Burleigh, was 34. She married James Madison Burleigh on 24 August 1871. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Ward, Allen, Louisiana, United States in 1880 and Ward Two, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States in 1910. She died on 5 March 1924, in Grand Coteau, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

James Madison Burleigh
1852–1921
Laura Wills
1849–1924
Marriage: 24 August 1871
Mary Hester Burleigh
1872–
James Edwin Burleigh
1873–1942
J Lawrence Burleigh
1876–1942
Frederick Burleigh
1877–1935
Magdalen Burleigh
1878–1914
William Louis Burleigh
1880–1957
Jessie Burleigh
1881–1967
Marie Cornelia Burleigh
1883–
Joseph Ethelbert Burleigh
1884–1945
Francis F. Burleigh
1885–
Florence Burleigh
1887–1954
Leo Loyd Burleigh
1887–1937
Charles Casson Burleigh
1891–1965
Theophile Burleigh
1891–

Spouse and Children

    James Madison Burleigh

    Male1852–1921Male

    Female1849–1924Female

MARRIAGE
24 August 1871
Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana
children

(14)

    Female1872–Female

    James Edwin Burleigh

    Male1873–1942Male

    J Lawrence Burleigh

    Male1876–1942Male

    Frederick Burleigh

    Male1877–1935Male

    Magdalen Burleigh

    Female1878–1914Female

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

    Mary Penelope Willis

    Female1840–1847Female

    Albert Willis

    Male1841–1844Male

    Engelbert Willis

    Male1843–Male

    Frederick Wills

    Male1845–1845Male

    Frederic Wills

    Male1845–1845Male

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Louisiana Is Readmitted Into the Union

Age 19

Louisiana was readmitted into the Union.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 21

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Will .2 German: patronymic from any of the Germanic personal names beginning with wil ‘will’, ‘desire’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Burleigh in household of James M Burleigh, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura Burleigh in household of James Burleigh, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary S Burleigh in household of James M Burleigh, "United States Census, 1900"

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