Laura Wills

Female12 August 1849–5 March 1924

Brief Life History of Laura

When Laura Wills was born on 12 August 1849, in Grand Coteau, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States, her father, Justin Wills, was 37 and her mother, MARIE MAGDELEINE BURLEIGH, was 34. She married James Madison Burleigh on 24 August 1871, in St. Landry, Louisiana, United States. 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, and was buried in Saint Charles Borromeo Cemetery, Grand Coteau, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Madison Burleigh
Laura Wills
Marriage: 24 August 1871
Mary Hester Burleigh
James Edwin Burleigh
J Lawrence Burleigh
Frederick Burleigh
Magdalen Burleigh
William Louis Burleigh
Jessie Burleigh
Marie Cornelia Burleigh
Joseph Ethelbert Burleigh
Francis F. Burleigh
Florence Burleigh
Leo Loyd Burleigh
Charles Casson Burleigh
Theophile Burleigh

Sources (21)

  • Laura Burleigh in household of James M Burleigh, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura Wills, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Laura Wills Burleigh, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 August 1871St. Landry, Louisiana, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)


    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

    English and German: variant of Will with genitival -s.

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

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