Hezekiah Willes

Brief Life History of Hezekiah

When Hezekiah Willes was born on 28 May 1764, in Tolland, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joshua Willes, was 21 and his mother, Zerviah West, was 20. He married Elizabeth Knapp on 5 April 1796, in Steuben, Steuben, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 10 daughters. He died on 31 January 1842, in Western, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Frenchville Cemetery, Western, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hezekiah Willes
1764–1842
Elizabeth Knapp
1779–1849
Marriage: 5 April 1796
Sarah Willis
1797–1855
Abigail Willis
1798–1851
Zeviah Willis
1801–1830
Electa Willis
1803–1887
Amy P. WIllis
1804–1845
Nois or Lois Palmer Willis
1806–1806
Noyes P. WILLIS
1806–1806
Lucius K Willis
1807–1855
Joseph Willis
1808–1871
James Willis
1811–1884
WILLIS
1814–1814
Willis
1814–1814
Eliza Ann Willis
1816–1836
Mary C. Willis
1818–1899
Hezekiah Willis Jr.
1821–1850
Cornelia Platt Willis
1823–1900

Sources (6)

  • Hezekiah Jr. Willes, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Hezekiah Willes, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Hezekiah Willes, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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World Events (8)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776

New York is the 11th state.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Wills .

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

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