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View Tree for William WillardWilliam Willard (b. 11 Aug 1816, d. 05 Mar 1901)

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1880 Census

William Willard (son of Alexander Willard and Lucy Liles) was born 11 Aug 1816 in Overton County, Tennessee, and died 05 Mar 1901 in Warren County, Avon, Illinois. He married Jane Hodge on 07 Sep 1836 in Morgan County, Illinois.

 Includes NotesNotes for William Willard:
William died in Emmet Township,McDonough County, near Colchester,Illinois.
1840 census McDonough Co. page 212 shows him as a pensioner forRevolutionary
War and age 89 and living with John McCord.
1840 census Warren 177 living with John Willard. He alsolisted as a
pensioner for Revolutionary War.

Information received from Dale Gerdeman December 1991. Page 27 from
a book on the Atkinson Cemetery: " Willard, William; d. Nov 9, 1846;
age 97y (NOTE: Mr. Willard is one of the very few Revolutionary War
Veterans Buried in McDonough County. He enlisted at Leesburg, Va. in
July 1778. He was born in Loudoun County, Virginia and was married to
Jane Cooke. Their daughter, Mary was born in Virginia in 1785, later
married John McCord and lived in Overton County, Tennessee before
moving to Illinois.)"

Notes from the 1919 History Book of Adams County:

In the year before the Blackhawk Indian war, there came into HoustonTownship (Illinois) some of the first white families to invade thatwilderness, and among them were the Willards. For nearly 90 years,that name has been prominent and has been and is today associatedwith some of the largest and most prosperous farmers and farmholdings. A leading representative of the present generation is JohnV. Willard, a grandson of one of the pioneer settlers.

William Cunningham
Home in 1880: Greenbush, Warren, Illinois
Age: 33
Estimated birth year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to head-of-household: Son-in-law
Spouse's name: Elizabeth
Father's birthplace: IN
Mother's birthplace: IN
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Works On Farm
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
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Household Members: Name Age
William Willard 64
William Cunningham 33
Elizabeth Cunningham 27

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Greenbush, Warren, Illinois; Roll: T9_256; Family History Film: 1254256; Page: 158.3000; Enumeration District: 288; Image: 0320.

More About William Willard:
Burial: Bond Cemetery, Greenbush Township, Warren Cty, IL.

More About William Willard and Jane Hodge:
Marriage: 07 Sep 1836, Morgan County, Illinois.

Children of William Willard and Jane Hodge are:
  1. +Elizabeth W. Willard, b. Jun 1852, Illinois, d. Aft. 1920, Illinois.
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