William Wesley Willis

Male 1811 - 1872  (60 years)


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  • Name William Wesley Willis 
    Born 16 Aug 1811  Shawneetown, Gallatin, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptized (LDS) 18 Aug 1834 
    Endowed (LDS) 3 Feb 1846  NAUVO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 8 Apr 1872  Beaver, Beaver, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nauvoo Land and Records 32320  Three or More Nauvoo Sources Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I141129  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 25 May 2009 

    Father Merrill Willis,   b. 10 Nov 1780, New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1842, , Hamilton, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Margaret Cherry,   b. 5 Apr 1788, Bedford, Bedford, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870, Toquerville, Washington, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1804  Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F30851  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Margaret Jane Willis,   b. 15 Aug 1812, Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1850, Big Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1833  , Hamilton, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ann Cherry Willis,   b. 14 Feb 1834, McLeansboro, Hamilton, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1910  (Age 76 years)
     2. John Henry Willis,   b. 22 Apr 1835, McLeansboro, Hamilton, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1888, Beaver, Beaver, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Mary Lucretia Willis,   b. 18 Mar 1837, McLeansboro, Hamilton, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1912  (Age 74 years)
     4. Lemuel Merrill Willis,   b. 9 Jan 1839, Dewitt, Carroll, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1878, Kanarr, Iron, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     5. Thomas Tillman Willis,   b. 27 Apr 1842, Montrose, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909  (Age 66 years)
     6. Josephine Willis,   b. 29 Feb 1844, Montrose, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1904  (Age 59 years)
     7. William Wesley Jr Willis,   b. 14 May 1846, Montrose, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1917, Snowflake, Apache, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     8. George Albert Willis,   b. 14 May 1848, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1928  (Age 79 years)
     9. Margaret Jane Willis,   b. 13 Jun 1850, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1855  (Age 5 years)
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F25385  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Frances Long,   b. 5 Sep 1805, Faulsgreen, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1885, Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Apr 1851  Little Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F29704  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Ann Wilshire 
    Married Bef 1857  Cedar City, Iron, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F36847  Group Sheet

    Family 4 Mary Penkelly,   b. 1829, , , Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 19 Mar 1857  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F29699  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • Family Group Record by Nauvoo Land and Records

      PROPERTY:
      T6R9, Half Breed Tract in Lee County, Iowa

      NAUVOO RECORDS:
      Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, p 275
      Early 70's and High Priest Index, LDS Archives, p 155
      70's Record before 1850, LDS Archives, p 478
      70's Record, H. Black, p 807
      Members LDS, 1830-1848 Susan Easton Black, Vol 45 pp 706-709

      HISTORIES:
      Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p 43, 1252
      Conquerors of the West, Vol 4 pp 2733-2735
      Mormon Redress Petition, Clark Johnson, p 603

      BIOGRAPHIES:
      BYU Biographies, Mormon Battalion, 3 pages
      Mormon Battalion, Carl V Larson, p 262


      OTHER SOURCES:
      Internet Research:
      freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com, 1 page
      angelfire.com:genealogy, 2 pages
      lds.org: Church History, Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1 page

      VARIANTS:
      Death Date: 15 Apr 1872

      SPOUSES: #3: Ann Wilshire, Cedar City, Iron, UT
      #4: Mary Penkelly [Pengilly, Genselly] Harper
      Marriage Date: 19 Mar 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT