Elizabeth Patterson Wilson

1 August 1811–25 February 1889 (Age 77)
Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Patterson

When Elizabeth Patterson Wilson was born on 1 August 1811, in Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Buckner Wilson, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Patterson, was 31. She married William Thomas Willis on 3 October 1835, in Hamilton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died on 25 February 1889, in Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Thomas Willis
Elizabeth Patterson Wilson
Marriage: 3 October 1835
Mary Jane Willis
Ellen Willis
Eveline Lucretia Willis
Margaret Elizabeth Willis
William Patterson Willis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1835Hamilton, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created
    Age 1
    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 21
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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    Story Highlight

    William Wesley Willis Sr.

    SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF WILLIAM WESLEY WILLIS SR. 16 August 1811--8 November 1872 (This was obtained from Mrs. Mary Brimful of Kirkland, New Mexico on February 28, 1965. She received it from her moth …

    Sources (14)

    • E P Willis in household of J M Wilson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Elizabeth in entry for Eveline Lucretia Thompson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Elizabeth Willis in household of James M Blades, "United States Census, 1880"

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