Mary Linn Willis

Brief Life History of Mary Linn

When Mary Linn Willis was born on 13 January 1836, in Lebanon, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Lemuel Willis, was 33 and her mother, Almanda C. Raymond Simmons, was 30. She married Philip Colby Bean on 23 October 1861, in Warner, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Warner, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States in 1860. She died on 20 August 1869, at the age of 33, and was buried in Warner, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States.

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Philip Colby Bean
Mary Linn Willis
Marriage: 23 October 1861
Lemuel Willis Bean

Sources (13)

  • Mary Lynn Willis in household of Lemuel Willis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary L. Willis, "New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Mary L. Willis Bean, "Find A Grave Index"

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1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

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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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