Emily Willis

24 October 1841–13 September 1911 (Age 69)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Emily

When Emily Willis was born on 24 October 1841, in Indiana, United States, her father, Eli William Willis, was 26 and her mother, Nancy Gray, was 21. She married James Franklin Lee on 13 June 1861, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Jackson Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Bangor, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1870. She died on 13 September 1911, in Berlamont, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Arlington Hill Cemetery, Bangor, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Franklin Lee
Emily Willis
Marriage: 13 June 1861
Henrietta or Nettie D. Lee
Catherine or Katie Lee
Mary Elizabeth Lee
Minnie or Mae Dell Lee

Spouse and Children

13 June 1861
Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Eli William Willis







    Isabella Catherine Willis


    Joseph Willis


    John Lemuel Willis


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 6

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Will .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Emma Lee in household of Jas F Lee, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emily Lee in household of James F Lee, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emily Willis in household of Eli Willis, "United States Census, 1860"

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