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Descendants of Isiaha Willits

Generation No. 3


6. REUBEN6 WILLITS (ISACC5, ISIAHA4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, RICHARD1) was born May 22, 1805 in Wayne Co., Indiana, and died 1834 in Indiana. He married MARY HARRIS February 23, 1826 in Wayne Co IN1. She died 1834 in Indiana.
     
Children of R
EUBEN WILLITS and MARY HARRIS are:
13. i.   MILTON L.7 WILLITS, b. November 13, 1826.
14. ii.   MINERVA A. WILLITS, b. December 29, 1829.
  iii.   HANNAH M. WILLITS, b. April 13, 1833.
  iv.   THOMAS WILLITS.


7. BRADY M.6 WILLITS (ISACC5, ISIAHA4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, RICHARD1) was born July 03, 1794 in Penn., and died August 21, 1873. He married (1) SUSANNAH LACEY April 14, 1819 in West Union MH. She was born in North Carolina, and died April 02, 1864. He married (2) MAHALA GLANCEY November 01, 1866.

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RADY M. WILLITS:
Burial: New Boston Cemetery
Census: 1850, Mercer Co. , IL

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USANNAH LACEY:
Burial: New Boston Cemetery
Census: 1850, Mercer Co. , IL
     
Children of B
RADY WILLITS and SUSANNAH LACEY are:
  i.   AUGUSTUS7 WILLITS, b. April 17, 1820.
15. ii.   WILLIAM AUGUSTUS WILLITS, b. Abt. 1823, Indiana.
  iii.   THOMAS E. WILLITS, b. Abt. 1825; m. CHALOTTE IVES, February 22, 1857, Mercer Co. IL.
  iv.   MARY JANE WILLITS, b. August 29, 1826.
  v.   PHEOBE E. WILLITS, b. Abt. 1836, Indiana.
  More About PHEOBE E. WILLITS:
Census: 1850, Mercer Co. , IL
Occupation: 1875, School Teacher

  vi.   REBECCA WILLITS, b. Abt. 1849; d. January 18, 1853.
  More About REBECCA WILLITS:
Burial: New Boston Cemetery



8. MARK6 WILLITS (ISACC5, ISIAHA4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, RICHARD1)2,3 was born November 29, 1800, and died 1863 in Monroe, Green Co. Wisc4. He married HARRIET FOX4,5,6 November 30, 1824 in Henery Co. Indiana7,8, daughter of MARTIN FOX. She was born September 04, 1807, and died Aft. September 1876.

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ARK WILLITS:
Occupation: Doctor
     
Children of M
ARK WILLITS and HARRIET FOX are:
  i.   WILLIAM HENRY7 WILLITS9, b. October 30, 1825; m. NANCY HILL; b. September 1834, Indiana.
  ii.   CHARLES MARTIN WILLITS9, b. December 18, 1826; m. (1) SARAH EMILY HILL; b. November 17, 1831; d. January 15, 1890; m. (2) CATHERINE M. LEWIS, December 24, 1891.
16. iii.   ARELDA JANE WILLITS, b. August 04, 1828, Richmond Indiana; d. November 14, 1905, Mercer Co. , IL.
17. iv.   ALONZO HARRINGTON WILLITS, b. January 30, 1830, Indiana; d. February 14, 1914.
  v.   MELISSA BLOOMFIELD WILLITS9, b. September 10, 1832; m. (1) ABRAHAM PECKMAN; m. (2) UNKNOWN KING, Abt. 1855.
  vi.   AMAZIAH WILLITS10,11, b. May 26, 1834; m. CHARLOTTE M. JONES, March 05, 1859.
  vii.   ELECTRA CLARISSA WILLITS11, b. April 20, 1836; d. April 17, 1915; m. JONATHAN BARTLETT, February 14, 1854, Rock Island Co. IL.
  Notes for ELECTRA CLARISSA WILLITS:
Electra is living with Arelda in 1850 according to census records.

  More About ELECTRA CLARISSA WILLITS:
Census: 1850, Mercer Co. , IL

  viii.   RUEBEN HIRAM WILLITS11, b. June 15, 1839.
  Notes for RUEBEN HIRAM WILLITS:
Rueben served as a Musician in the civil war. He enlisted May 12, 1864 and Mustered out Oct. 29, 1864.

  More About RUEBEN HIRAM WILLITS:
Military service: 1864, Co. F 104th Inf IL, Civil War

  ix.   BELINDA E. WILLITS11, b. April 17, 1842.
  Notes for BELINDA E. WILLITS:
In 1860 census records Belinda is Living with her sister Arelda and husband Benijah Lloyd.

  More About BELINDA E. WILLITS:
Census: 1860, Mercer Co. , IL

  x.   SARAH ALICE WILLITS11, b. July 09, 1844.


9. NEWTON6 WILLITS (ISACC5, ISIAHA4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, RICHARD1) was born August 12, 1812. He married MARY RADER in Wayne Co IN, daughter of ABRAHAM READER and CATHERINE BEAM.
     
Children of N
EWTON WILLITS and MARY RADER are:
  i.   ANN MARIE7 WILLITS, b. Abt. 1834.
  ii.   GEORGE ALVIN WILLITS, b. Abt. 1838; m. PHEBE FINCH, March 07, 1861, Mercer Co. IL; b. July 17, 1841; d. March 05, 1900.
18. iii.   IRA W. WILLITS, b. 1841; d. 1908.
  iv.   LEWIS WILLITS, b. Abt. 1847, Illinios.
  Notes for LEWIS WILLITS:
Living with the Peachy Rader family in 1860.

  More About LEWIS WILLITS:
Census: 1860, Millersburg IL

  v.   VIOLA WILLITS, b. Abt. 1849.


10. THOMAS6 WILLITS (JAMES5, ISIAHA4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, RICHARD1) was born December 06, 1805 in Ohio, and died November 24, 1884 in Mercer Co. , IL. He married CATHERINE AINSWORTH, daughter of ANDREW AINSWORTH and MARGRET. She was born September 04, 1804 in Ohio, and died November 29, 1879 in Mercer Co. , IL.

Notes for T
HOMAS WILLITS:
Obituary of Dr. Tom, November 28, 1884 Aledo Democrat

Dr. Thomas Willits Dead

A Postal card from New Boston announced the death of Dr. Thomas Willits, at his home near that city on Monday, the 24th, at 12, M. The following facts in regard to his life are taken form the Mercer County Atlas, published in 1875 .

"Dr. Willits was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, Dec. 6, 1805. When 5 or 6 years old The family moved to the vicinity of Cincinnati, where he was raised and where he read medicine under Dr. William Thomas, a noted physician and Surgeon from England. After completing a course of reading in company with an other young physician, Dr. Halstead, he started to St. Louis and on reaching the town of Montezuma, Indiana, his traveling companion was taken sick, and daring the consequent detention And while Dr. Willits was engaged with his friend in the double capacity of nurse and physician, he received a number of professional calls from the inhabitants of this place, and such was his success that the people persuaded Him to remain for a time at least, in their midst, and he immediately entered in to a large practice. Here he became acquainted wit his wife, formerly Miss Catherine Ainsworth, daughter of William and Margret Ainsworth, relict of William Libby, whom he married April 30, 1830. After a lapse of about three years he was called to the care of his father and family who had moved in the mean time to Wayne Co. IN. Here he lived till 1837 when he Came west and made a allocation in Warren Co., IL, where he entered land and improved a Farm, on which he lived for three years, and then came to New Boston, Mercer Co. , where he has resided ever since, engaged in the practice of medicine, and was the oldest physician of his County, and has had a practice of nearly 50 years. Immediately after coming to New Boston he entered into partnership with Dr. Edmond Harrell, a graduate of the Louisville medical college, a partnership which lasted over fifteen years. Dr. Harrell was an able physician and a gentleman of great personal merit.

Professionally, Dr. Willits has had to do with about all the diseases peculiar to this section of the state, and has noted the changes which have occurred in their history, which have kept pace with the physical changes of the country and mode of life. In the first part of his practice in Mercer Co. the ailments were principally of the class arising from malaria, such as bilious and remittent fevers, ague, etc., and which have been succeeded by those more of a nervous character, such as neuralgia in its various forms, spinal meningitis, etc.

A large amount of his practice has been given to the poor and disturbed among people in cramped circumstances, and as a consequence, thousands of dollars of his due have never been collected. In fact he has only realized in money what the people voluntarily paid him, and one of the proudest monuments in his career as a physician, aside from his personal skill, is that he has ever given his best attention to the indigent, and has always lent a helping hand to the poor.

He raised four children, Leroy, Mrs. Celeste (William) Anderson, and Mrs. Kate (Thomas) McCurdy, Mrs. Viola (Russell) Scudder died in New Boston, and Almira, an infant daughter, in Morton, Wayne, IN, which makes the family list.

James Willits, Dr. Willits father, was born in Penn. and died in Wayne Co. , In. From the best of recollection , the Willits are of Welsh nationality, though they came to this country from England. Four brothers arrived , according to family tradition, on Long Island when the states where colonies, subject to the English crown. One remained on the Island, one went to Canada, one to Penn. and another North to Carolina. Their descendants were among the patriots and soldiers of "76" and it supposed that the Dr's grandfather was a continental soldier. His father was in the war of 1812, and served general Scott part of the time. The Doctors ancestry have generally been tillers of the soil, honest, moral and useful citizens, though none have ever risen to political distinction. The Doctor, who has twice been elected to the legislature of Illinois- is the only of the family that is known to have excepted legislative honors."

Dr. Willits was buried from his home late on Wednesday, Rev. Sarches conducting the services. And after a life full of deeds of benevolence to his fellow man, sleep well.







More About T
HOMAS WILLITS:
Burial: New Boston Cemetery
Census: 1850, Mercer Co. , IL
Occupation: Doctor

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ATHERINE AINSWORTH:
Burial: New Boston Cemetery
Census: 1850, Mercer Co. , IL
     
Children of T
HOMAS WILLITS and CATHERINE AINSWORTH are:
  i.   ELMIRA7 WILLITS.
19. ii.   LEE ROY WILLITS, b. October 26, 1832, Indiana; d. October 13, 1913, Mercer Co. , IL.
  iii.   CELESTE A WILLITS, b. November 14, 1834; d. November 16, 1911; m. WILLIAM A. AUDERSON, September 14, 1859, Mercer Co. IL; d. September 25, 1889.
  More About CELESTE A WILLITS:
Census: 1850, Mercer Co. , IL

  iv.   VIOLA M. WILLITS, b. November 14, 1834; m. R.S. SCUDDEY.
  More About VIOLA M. WILLITS:
Census: 1850, Mercer Co. , IL

20. v.   KATE IRIS WILLITS, b. May 07, 1844.



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