Manoah Willis

about 1811–after 1880 (Age 69)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Manoah

Manoah Willis was born about 1811, in North Carolina, United States. He married Rebekah Erin McKinney about 1836, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Johnson, Arkansas, United States in 1840 and Justice Precinct 1, Lavaca, Texas, United States in 1880. He died after 1880, in Lavaca, Texas, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Manoah Willis
Rebekah Erin McKinney
Marriage: about 1836
Jesse Boone Willis
America Beatrice Willis
Narcissa Willis
Darwin Gray Willis
Richard Willis
James Dee Willis
Thomas Jefferson Willis
Ophelia Lucretia Willis

Spouse and Children


    Rebekah Erin McKinney


about 1836
Texas, United States



    America Beatrice Willis


    James Dee Willis


    Narcissa Willis



+3 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 · War of 1812

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 19

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Will .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Meaneah Willis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • M Willis, "United States Census, 1840"
  • William Willis, "United States Census, 1820"

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