Sanford Willis

1851–
Henry, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Sanford

Sanford Willis was born in 1851, in Henry, Kentucky, United States. He married Mary Jane Hill Raisor on 16 October 1873, in Henry, Kentucky, United States.

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Sanford Willis
1851–
Mary Jane Hill Raisor
1852–

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World Events (3)

1861

Age 10

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
1863

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 12

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Will .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Sanford Willis, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"

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