Laura Wills

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

The Life Summary 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, 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.

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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

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

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +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

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

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

    Possible Related Names

    Will
    Willes

    Sources (19)

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

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