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THE ABNER WILLIS FAMILY HOME PAGE

Updated September 24, 2009

kathy willis
1740 christine
st. charles, mo 63303-4014
A-United States
636-946-3792
KWillisW@aol.com

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I MUST START THIS BY THANKING ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE RESEARCH OF THE MATERIAL LISTED HERE. TO NAME A FEW:

CLYDE WILLIS OUR DAD WHO STARTED THE WHOLE THING AND WITHOUT HIS STORIES OF THE WILLIS FAMILY OUR INTEREST WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN NEARLY AS KEEN.

OUR VERY DEAR AUNT VELMA THAT WROTE LETTERS AND CALLED ME TO CORRECT AND INPUT INFORMATION ON THE WILLIS FAMILY, AND ALL HER FAMILY THAT CONTRIBUTED THEIR INTERESTING STORIES THAT WE HOPE TO PUT IN A BOOK ABOUT THE WILLIS FAMILY IN THE NEAR FURURE.

ANOTHER PERSON THAT CONTRIBUTED A LOT TO THIS INFO WAS THE LATE MARGIE BOND, FROM ILL. SHE IS DESCENDED FROM THE LINE OF JOSEPH WILLIS SON OF ABNER AND BROTHER TO WILLIAM MALACHI WILLIS. SHE SPENT YEARS SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION ON THE FLOWERS AND COTTER FAMILIES. I NEVER GOT TO MEET HER BUT I STILL MISS HER AND CONVERSATIONS WITH HER.

THERE ARE MANY OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE HELPED IN THE LINE OF OUR FAMILY. JOHN AND MARGIE ISGRIGG IN ALASKA, ALL OF THE CHILDERN FROM MARSHALL WILLIS FAMILY(SON OF JOHN WILLIS) OF WEST FRANKFORT, ILL., NORMAN AND IRMA JEAN PYLE IN ARIZONA, DARLENE MCCOLLUM OF INDIANA. Nancy Ann Hook family of Abner Jr and Rufus Willis. I KNOW I HAVE FORGOTTEN TO CREDIT SOME PEOPLE AND I APPOLOGIZE.

IF YOU FIND ANY INFORMATIONTHAT DOESN'T JIVE PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO LET ME KNOW. I TRY TO DOCUMENT EVERYTHING BUT SOMETIMES THINGS HAPPEN. TYPO'S AND OTHER STUFF.

WE ARE RESEARCHING ABNER WILLIS FAMILY. HE WAS BORN 20APR. 1796 , DIED 23 MAY, 1874.
MARRIED NANCY ANN HAYES. SHE WAS BORN 16 OCT. 1798 AND DIED 17 MAY, 1878. WE BELIEVE CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. AS THAT APPEARS ON HIS CENSES RECORDS.

ONE SON JOHN H.WAS BORN IN N.C. ABT 1821. OTHER CHILDREN WERE BORN THAT WE KNOW EXIST BUT NO RECORD OF NAMES. MOVED TO INDIANA
SOMETIME FROM 1820 TO 1830. SOME OF THE CHILDREN WE KNOW OF
FOR SURE ARE:

WILLIAM MALECHI B:8 DEC. 1833 MARRIED MARTHA ELEANOR
FLOWERS, 10 Children:
Kizziah, John Monroe, (our line),Rachael A., William W., Abner Silas, Sarah E., Edgar, Charlie W., Marshal, Gertrude.

JOSEPH H. B: 1830 MARRIED SARAH FLOWERS,SISTER TO MARTHA CHILDREN; CORNELIA, DICA C., NANCY CLEMENTINE, ROBERT, JOHN LOREN, RACHAEL, MARTHA SARAH ELIZA, JOSEPH W., ABNER EDMOND, ELLEN MANILA. (10 CHILDREN)

ABNER jr. B: 1837 MARRIED JESSE RODENBERGER,
CHILDREN: CHARLES, GERTRUDE, RUFUS, ALLIE, RUTH.

SARAH ANN B:1831 (AKA)SALLY- UNKNOWN ABOUT HER.

John H. B: abt 1821 Married Rhoda Hanes oct 7, 1845
4 CHILDREN: NANCY A. , ELI, MARINDA, DAVID M.

Robert B: abt 1840 MARRIED (1) FLORENCE THOMAS (2) JANE WILSON
5 CHILDREN: ANDREW, EURA, MOLLIE, JOHN D., ROBERT E.

James S. B: Jul. 29, 1819 D: May 21, 1857 Married Mary Hanes
6 CHILDREN: RHODA, WILLIAM A., DAVID H., NANCY A., JOHN H., JAMES M.


ALSO A HESTER WILLIS MARRIED EBENEZER COOPER ABT. 1860 AND WE BELIEVE SHE IS ALSO A DAUGHTER AS SHE WAS LIVING WITH THEM.

SEVERAL OF THE CHILDREN MOVED TO ILL.
WE HAVE A LOT OF OTHER INFO ON WILLIAM, JOSEPH, AND JOHN,BUT NOT MUCH ON OTHERS.


WE ARE WILLING TO SHARE INFO. AND CAN TRACE A LOT OF THE GENERATIONS TO CURRENT TIMES AND BACK QUITE A WAY.

THE FLOWERS TREE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE ALSO CONTAINES INFO ON THE COTTER AND RAMSEY FAMILYS.


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