Captain Asriah Willis

February 1834–
Schenectady, New York, United States

The Life of Asriah

When Captain Asriah Willis was born in February 1834, in Schenectady, New York, United States, his father, James W Willis, was 21 and his mother, Caroline Frank, was 21. He married Eliza Crook before July 1860, in Camp Floyd, Utah, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States in 1905 and Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1854. He was buried in Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Captain Asriah Willis
Harriet D. Fernald
Marriage: 3 October 1866
Harry R Willis
Lilian M Willis

Spouse and Children

3 October 1866
Manhattan, New York County, New York, United States


    Harry R Willis


    Lilian M Willis


Parents and Siblings

    James W Willis


    Caroline Frank




World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 6

The County of Hudson was created in 1840, named after the great river and its namesake, the English explorer, Henry Hudson, who landed his vessel the Half Moon at what is now the City of Hoboken in September of 1609

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Will .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • A Willis, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"
  • Ayriha Willis, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Asra C Willis, "United States Census, 1900"

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