William Willard (son of William Willard and Mary Unknown) was born 1755 in Loudoun County, Leesburg, Virginia, and died 09 Nov 1846 in McDonough Cty, Colchester, Illinois. He married Jane Cooke on Abt. 1782 in Loudoun County, Leeburg, Virginia.
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.
Clyde Willard - has: b 1749
1 Birth: 1755 in Leesburg, Loudoun Co., Virginia Death: 9 NOV 1846 in Colchester, McDonough Co., Illinois; near Burial: Atkinson Cemetery, McDonough County, Ill
Title: "Richard & Pat Thomas" Salmonpatty@charter.net> Text: From: "Richard & Pat Thomas" Salmonpatty@charter.net> To: "Jim Lowary" email@example.com> Subject: Willard/Gooding family Date sent: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 07:39:06 -0500
Thanks for sending the GEDCOM file. I'm going to try and send you a co py ofmy GEDCOM. I've not had an opportunity to verify all of the info on thi s fileas yet. I've set up individual sheets (7 binders so far) to start verification. I'm currently working on Illinois websites to confirm marrige/death records. Will then go on to other states. Do you by cha nceknow of any Missouri websites that allow an individual to verify infor? W hatI've found so far is just addresses to request info.
Feel free to share any info I send to you. I'd appreciate your passing m yname/address along to anyone else who is working on Willard/Gooding sea rches.My infor includes material from Dean Glenn and Daryl Matthews (Texas) a ndLarry Wilkey (Illinois). All three have indicated no problem with shari ng ofinformation. We won't get very far if we don't want to share. I have a cousin in Illinois who has done a lot of research. However, doesn't app earthat she wants to share. Oh well.
Opal Coulter lives in Bowen, Illinois. (Very small town of about 550) I w asraised in Bowen and my parents still live there. I know Opal had marri ed PatCampbell after she and my brother divorced. She and Pat also divorced. S hewas living with another guy in Bowen - but I'm not sure if they married .I'll check with Mom for Opals current name and address and will pass th isalong to you.
Let me know if you have a problem getting my GEDCOM. I've only done t hisonce before to Larry Wilkey. Worked the first time.
Drop a line anytime. Let me know if you want an update of my GEDCOM on ce Iget all the info into my program. May take a long time to get this don e. Pat Thomas