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.
Notes 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 Co.page 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 Cannot read/write:
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Idiotic or insane: View image 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.