John Willis

18 September 1775–1 October 1835 (Age 60)
Culpeper, Culpeper, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Willis was born on 18 September 1775, in Culpeper, Culpeper, Virginia, United States, his father, Richard Willis Sr, was 29 and his mother, Drusilla Pearson Barnett, was 20. He married Martha Patsy Smith on 21 November 1799, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He died on 1 October 1835, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 60.

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John Willis
Martha Patsy Smith
Marriage: 21 November 1799
William Jabez Willis
Richard Willis
Hezekiah Willis
Daniel Willis
Henry Smith Willis

Spouse and Children

21 November 1799
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

Age 1

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.

Age 16

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Will .

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

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