William Willis

about 1831–
Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William

When William Willis was born about 1831, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, his father, Thomas Willis, was 37 and his mother, Frances Welborn, was 34.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Willis
1794–1838
Frances Welborn
1797–1898
Winneford Willis
1813–1886
Betsy Ann Willis
1817–
Henry McBride Willis
1827–
William Willis
1831–
Nancy G. Willis
1816–1898
Britton Willis
1821–1899
Frances Willis
1822–1893
Margaret Jane Willis
1824–1875
David G Willis
1830–
James Thomas Willis
1831–1905
Matthew John Willis
1836–1900

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

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.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 19

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Will .

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

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Sources (1)

  • William Williams, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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