Benjamin Willis

29 March 1792–18 August 1878 (Age 86)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin

Benjamin Willis was born on 29 March 1792, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States as the son of John Willis and Sarah Park. He married Hannah Himbleright about 1824, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Atchison, Missouri, United States in 1850 and California, United States in 1870. He died on 18 August 1878, in Tulare, Tulare, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Visalia, Tulare, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Willis
Hannah Himbleright
Marriage: about 1824
Sarah Ann Willis
John Willis
William Benjamin Willis
Hyrum Willis
Martha Mary Willis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1824Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 2
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 20
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 27
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    variant of Will with genitival -s. This surname represents a retention of the second syllable, introduced by the addition of the Middle English genitival suffix -es, which would have been pronounced in the Middle English period. Compare Wills . In some cases the name is a variant of Willey , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.variant of Willows .English:

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Benjamin Willis, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Benjamin Willis, "California Cemetery Transcriptions, 1850-1960", Death Date 18 Aug 1878
    • Benjamin Willis, "United States Census, 1870"

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