Michael Willis1

b. 9 July 1674
Father*Experience Willis1 b. 1646, d. 1709
Mother*Elizabeth ______1
Birth*9 July 1674Michael Willis was born on 9 July 1674 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, page 134. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.

Nathan Willis1

b. 24 April 1806
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Father*Jonah Willis1 b. 16 Feb 1764
Mother*Hannah Hayward1 b. 1778, d. 6 Jan 1816
Birth*24 April 1806Nathan Willis was born on 24 April 1806 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Willis, pages 363-371. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 353. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Nathaniel Willis1

d. 29 November 1716
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of John Bolton
Father*Deacon John Willis1
Mother*Elizabeth Hodgkins1
Marriage*He married Lydia ______.2
Death*29 November 1716Nathaniel Willis Sr. died on 29 November 1716 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,2
Estate*1729His estate was divided among his heirs in 1729.2

Family

Lydia ______
Children1.Nathaniel Willis2 b. 16 Feb 1679/80
2.Sarah Willis+2 b. 5 May 1682
3.Jonathan Willis2 b. 12 Oct 1685
4.John Willis2 b. 28 Feb 1691/92
5.Mary Willis2 b. 20 Nov 1694
6.Ebenezer Willis+2 b. 26 Aug 1698

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Willis, pages 363-364. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Willis, pages 363-371.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Deaths, Volume II, page 583. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Nathaniel Willis1

b. 16 February 1679/80
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Nathaniel Willis1 d. 29 Nov 1716
Mother*Lydia ______1
Birth*16 February 1679/80Nathaniel Willis was born on 16 February 1679/80 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1,2
(Heir) Estate1729The estate of Nathaniel's father was divided among his heirs in 1729.1

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Willis, pages 363-371. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 353. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Ned Willis1

b. 1921
Father*Blake Willis1 b. 3 Jul 1892, d. 20 Sep 1961
Mother*Isabelle Dillon1 b. 1893
Birth*1921Ned Willis was born about 1921 in Iowa.1
(Son) Census 19408 April 1940Ned appeared on the 1940 census taken on 8 April 1940 in the household of his parents in Perry, Dallas County, Iowa. He was 19 years old.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Blake Willis, Census Place: Perry, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: T627_1153; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 25-20A. Hereinafter cited as 1940 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1441] 1940 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Separated entry for Arthur E. Willis, Perry, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: T627_1153; Page: 61A; Enumeration District: 25-20A.

Orlando C. Willis1

b. 1853
Father*Harvey Willis1 b. 15 Apr 1831, d. 27 Apr 1901
Mother*Eliza J. Webster1 b. 5 Jun 1834, d. 20 Mar 1905
Birth*1853Orlando C. Willis was born about 1853 in Indiana.1
(Son) Census 18606 June 1860Orlando appeared on the 1860 census taken on 6 June 1860 in the household of his parents in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. He was 7 years old.1
(Son) Census 187016 June 1870Orlando appeared on the 1870 census taken on 16 June 1870 in the household of his parents in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. He was 17 years of age and worked as a clerk in a grocery.2

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Harvey Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: M653_317; Page: 529; Image: 17; Family History Library Film: 803317. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Harvey Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: M593_385; Page: 589B; Image: 449; Family History Library Film: 545884. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

Oscar Willis1

b. 1862
Father*Jonathan Willis1 b. 19 Oct 1826, d. 27 Jul 1903
Mother*Lucinda Beeson1 b. 4 Mar 1827, d. 21 Nov 1865
Birth*1862Oscar Willis was born about 1862 in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa.1
(Son) Census 18709 June 1870Oscar appeared on the 1870 census taken on 9 June 1870 in the household of his father and stepmother in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. He was 8 years old and had attended school within the last year.1
(Son) Census 188028 June 1880Oscar appeared on the 1880 census in the household of his parents taken on 28 June 1880 in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. He was 17 years old and had attended school within the census year.2

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Jonathan Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: M593_385; Page: 584A; Image: 438; Family History Library Film: 545884. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Jonathan Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: 335; Family History Film: 1254335; Page: 155B; Enumeration District: 046; Image: 0314. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.

Polly Hayward Willis1

b. 24 October 1795
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Father*Jonah Willis1 b. 16 Feb 1764
Mother*Abigail Hayward1 b. 25 Mar 1770, d. 10 Nov 1799
Birth*24 October 1795Polly Hayward Willis was born on 24 October 1795 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Willis, pages 363-371. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 355. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Quincy Adams Willis1,2

b. 1853
Father*John H. Willis1 b. 7 Sep 1823, d. 11 May 1899
Mother*Hilah J. Webster1 b. 19 Apr 1830, d. 14 Jan 1904
Birth*1853Quincy Adams Willis was born about 1853 in Indiana.1
(Son) Census 187015 June 1870Quincy appeared on the 1870 census taken on 15 June 1870 in the household of his parents in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. He was 17 years old, and had not attended school within the year.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John H. Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: M593_385; Page: 588B; Image: 447; Family History Library Film: 545884. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1448] Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Quincy Adams Willis, transcribed as I. Adams Willis, enumerated per residence date of 01 January 1925 in Des Moines, Ward 2, Polk County, Iowa. Hereinafter cited as Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925.

Rachael Willis1

b. 1857
Father*Henry Willis1 b. 29 May 1818
Mother*Mary ______1 b. 1824
Birth*1857Rachael Willis was born about 1857 in Indiana.1
(Daughter) Census 18606 July 1860Rachael appeared on the 1860 census taken on 6 July 1860 in the household of her parents in Perry, Wayne County, Indiana. She was 3 years old.1
(Niece) Census 187013 June 1870Rachael appeared on the 1870 census taken on 13 June 1870 in the household of her uncle and aunt, Henry and Rachel (Willis) Thornburgh, in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. Rachel was 12 years old and had atended school within the year.2

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Henry Willis, Perry, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: M653_308; Page: 309; Image: 310; Family History Library Film: 803308. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Henry Thornburg, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: M593_385; Page: 587A; Image: 296868; Family History Library Film: 545884. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

Rachel Willis1

b. 4 August 1815, d. 21 September 1886
Father*Isaac Willis1 b. 27 Mar 1787
Mother*Anna Macy1 b. 15 Sep 1793, d. 2 Aug 1841
Birth*4 August 1815Rachel Willis was born on 4 August 1815 near Springfield, Wayne County, Indiana.1
Marriage*6 August 1837She married Henry Thornburgh, son of Henry Thornburgh and Ann Maulsby, on 6 August 1837 in Wayne County, Indiana.2
Residence*Henry and Rachel lived on a farm on West River near Dalton, Wayne County.3
Occupation*Henry built a saw mill on West River near his father's farm, having in connection a woolen mill.3
Census 1850*13 August 1850Rachel and Henry Thornburgh appeared on the 1850 census taken on 13 August 1850 in Dalton, Wayne County, Indiana. Henry was 40 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $3,400. Rachel was 34. Living with the couple were their daughter Arminta Thornburgh, age 14, and Rachel's brothers Harvey and Lindsey, ages 19 and 15, respectively, both who worked as laborers. Henry's twin brother John and his family, their parents, Ann and Henry Thornburgh , and another of Rachel's brothers and his new wife, Lucinda and Jonathan Willis, were enumerated at neighboring farms and appeared on the same page of the census as Henry and Rachel. The Willis's father also lived nearby as did Lucinda (Beeson) Willis' father and her family.4
Relocation*between 1854 and 1855 Between 1854 and 1855 they moved to Iowa, buying a farm south of Perry, Dallas County, where they lived until Henry's death.3
Occupation In Dallas County, Henry was a farmer and somewhat of a politician, being county judge for two terms.3
Census 1870*13 June 1870Rachel and Henry Thornburgh appeared on the 1870 census taken on 13 June 1870 in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. Henry was 61 years of age, a farmer and owned a grist mill. He had real estate valued at $20,625 and a personal estate of $1,937. Rachel was 55 and keeping house. A large number of their extended family lived in their household in 1870 including: their orphaned Beeson grandchildren from their daughter's first marriage, Fremont and Malinda Beeson, ages 13 and 9, respectively, their deceased daughter's second husband, George Wesley Baker, who was 32, a farmer with real estate valued at $2,500 and a personal estate of $1,700, and their deceased daughter's son Frederick Baker, age 5, and Rachel's brother Henry's children, Joseph and Rachael Willis, ages 14 and 12 respectively. Also enumerated in the household were two mill workers, George Johnson, age 27, and Henry Muntz, age 30.5
(Wife) Death28 January 1879Rachel became a widow when Henry Thornburgh died on 28 January 1879.6
Death*21 September 1886She died on 21 September 1886 at age 71.3

Family

Henry Thornburgh b. 30 Mar 1809, d. 28 Jan 1879
Child1.Arminta Thornburgh+4 b. 16 Jan 1836, d. 7 Apr 1870

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Earlham College; Richmond, Indiana; Membership, Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1806-1834 Marriages, 1806-1895; Collection: Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  2. [S1507] Indiana State Library Genealogy Database: Marriages through 1850, online at www.statelib.lib.in.us/INMarriages1850. Hereinafter cited as Indiana Marriages through 1850.
  3. [S1509] Cora M. (Patty) Payne, Genealogy of the Maulsby Family for Five Generations, 1699-1902, downloaded from Internet Archive at www.archive.org. (Des Moines, Iowa: Geo. A. Miller Press, 1902), page 96. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Maulsby Family.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Henry Thornburgh, Dalton, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: M432_180; Page: 87B; Image: 182. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Henry Thornburg, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: M593_385; Page: 587A; Image: 296868; Family History Library Film: 545884. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Henry Thornburg, Memorial# 15684703. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Ruth Willis1

b. 1755
Relationships2nd cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Joab Willis1 b. 29 Sep 1715, d. 4 Jan 1805
Mother*Martha Bolton1 b. 23 Jul 1725, d. 16 Aug 1802
Birth*1755Ruth Willis was born in 1755 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

Samuel Willis1

Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of John Bolton
Father*John Willis1
Mother*Experience Byram1
Marriage*18 March 1705/6He married Margaret Brett, daughter of Elihu Brett Esq. and Ann ______, on 18 March 1705/6 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1,3

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Willis, pages 363-371. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Brett, pages 120-123.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 60. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Samuel Willis1

b. 31 August 1682
Relationships1st cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
Grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Experience Willis1 b. 1646, d. 1709
Mother*Elizabeth Bolton1 b. 18 Feb 1656
Birth*31 August 1682Samuel Willis was born on 31 August 1682 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, page 159. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.

Sarah Willis1

Relationship2nd great-grandaunt of John Bolton
Father*Deacon John Willis1,2
Marriage*She married John Ames, son of William Ames and Hannah ______.1
Residence*1672Sarah and John Ames relocated to live in West Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony), as early as 1672 and probably earlier.1

Family

John Ames Jr. b. 24 Mar 1647
Children1.John Ames1 b. 14 Apr 1672
2.William Ames+1 b. 6 Nov 1673
3.Nathaniel Ames1 b. 9 Oct 1677
4.Elizabeth Ames+1 b. 6 Sep 1680, d. 1739
5.Thomas Ames+1 b. 21 Feb 1682
6.Sarah Ames1 b. 12 Oct 1685
7.David Ames1 b. 30 Aug 1688
8.Hannah Ames+1

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Ames, pages 98-104. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Willis, pages 363-364.

Sarah Willis1

b. 5 May 1682
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Nathaniel Willis1 d. 29 Nov 1716
Mother*Lydia ______1
Birth*5 May 1682Sarah Willis was born on 5 May 1682 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1,2
Marriage*24 December 1706She married John Hayward, son of Nathaniel Hayward and Hannah Willis, on 24 December 1706.1,3,4
(Heir) Estate1729The estate of Sarah's father was divided among his heirs in 1729.1

Family

John Hayward
Children1.John Hayward+4 b. 28 Sep 1707
2.Ebenezer Hayward4 b. 22 Nov 1710

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Willis, pages 363-371. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 354. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 172.
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190.

Silas Willis1

Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Joshua Willis2
Mother*Experience Barbour2
(Witness to Deed) Land Records17 April 1744Silas Willis, along with Silas Willis, William Lunt, Daniel Snell and Zachariah Whiten were witnesses when Enoch Leonard, cordwainer of Bridgewater and his wife Abigail signed a deed agreement on 17 April 1744 to sell land in Bridgewater to Silvanus Blossom, also of Bridgewater and a cordwainer, for the sum of £97. The deed was recorded in Plymouth County on 30 June 1744.3,4
Marriage*circa 1745He married Sarah Hayward, daughter of Josiah Hayward and Sarah Kinglsey, circa 1745.5,1

Family

Sarah Hayward b. 3 Nov 1724

Citations

  1. [S612] Paul Dillon Hayward, Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater (Denver, Colorado: P.D. Hayward, 1985), Author stated in his Preface that this book is his third compilation on the Haywards and that most of the data he obtained from previously published sources. He warned that there are undoubtedly many errors, some of which may invalidate entire sections, page 1. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Willis, pages 345-352. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: FHL film# 558826, Book 36, pages 192A-192B, Image# 449 viewed and downloaded from familysearch.org, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 56, Enoch Leonard, pages 56-57. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190.

Susanna Willis1

b. 18 September 1718
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Thomas Willis2,3,4 b. 1694
Mother*Mary Kinsley3 b. c 1697
Birth*18 September 1718Susanna Willis was born on 18 September 1718 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
(Witness to Deed) Land Transfer1 May 1734Thomas Willis and Susanna Willis witnessed the signature of Nathaniel Bolton, husbandman, of Bridgewater, Plymouth County on 1 May 1734 in his sale of land in Stoughton, Suffolk County, to David Leach, husbandman, of Kingston, Plymouth County. Josiah Edson Esq., Justice of the Peace, verified that Nathaniel Bolton had personally appeared before him and acknowledged the instrument to be his act and deed on 20 August 1734, and the document was recorded in Suffolk County on 23 August 1734 by Samuel Gerrish, Registrar.1
Marriage*She married Ephraim Fobes, son of Ephraim Fobes and Martha Snell.4,3

Family

Ephraim Fobes b. 1 Jul 1716, d. 22 Mar 1802
Child1.Ephraim Fobes5,4 b. 29 Jul 1748, d. 15 Aug 1811

Citations

  1. [S633] Records of deeds, 1639-1885; indexes to deeds, 1639-1920 (Suffolk County, Massachusetts). Microfilm of original records in the Registry of Deeds, Boston, Massachusetts on 1128 microfilm reels. Includes indexes to grantors, 1639-1920; indexes to grantees, 1639-1920; and indexes to persons other than grantors and grantees, 1639-1799: Film# 493951, Volume 49 dated 1734, pages 17-L, 17-R and 18-L, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Records of deeds 1639-1885, Suffolk County.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 354. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Willis, pages 345-352. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Fobes, pages 159-163.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume I, Births, page 114.

Temperance Willis1

b. 8 April 1695
Relationships1st cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
Granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Experience Willis1 b. 1646, d. 1709
Mother*Elizabeth Bolton1 b. 18 Feb 1656
Birth*8 April 1695Temperance Willis was born on 8 April 1695 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, page 224. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.

Thomas Willis1

Marriage*19 July 1743He married Bethia Hayward, daughter of Elisha Hayward and Bethia Snow, on 19 July 1743 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Bethia Hayward b. 7 Apr 1722

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 168. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Thomas Willis1

b. 1694
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Benjamin Willis1
Mother*Susanna Whitman1 b. c 1660, d. 2 Mar 1758
Birth*1694Thomas Willis was born in 1694.1
Marriage*18 December 1716He married Mary Kinsley, daughter of Samuel Kinsley and Mary Washburn, on 18 December 1716 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(Witness to Deed) Land Transfer1 May 1734Thomas Willis and Susanna Willis witnessed the signature of Nathaniel Bolton, husbandman, of Bridgewater, Plymouth County on 1 May 1734 in his sale of land in Stoughton, Suffolk County, to David Leach, husbandman, of Kingston, Plymouth County. Josiah Edson Esq., Justice of the Peace, verified that Nathaniel Bolton had personally appeared before him and acknowledged the instrument to be his act and deed on 20 August 1734, and the document was recorded in Suffolk County on 23 August 1734 by Samuel Gerrish, Registrar.3

Family

Mary Kinsley b. c 1697
Child1.Susanna Willis+4,5,6 b. 18 Sep 1718

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Willis, pages 363-371. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 225. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S633] Records of deeds, 1639-1885; indexes to deeds, 1639-1920 (Suffolk County, Massachusetts). Microfilm of original records in the Registry of Deeds, Boston, Massachusetts on 1128 microfilm reels. Includes indexes to grantors, 1639-1920; indexes to grantees, 1639-1920; and indexes to persons other than grantors and grantees, 1639-1799: Film# 493951, Volume 49 dated 1734, pages 17-L, 17-R and 18-L, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Records of deeds 1639-1885, Suffolk County.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume I, Births, page 354.
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Willis, pages 345-352.
  6. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Fobes, pages 159-163.

Thomas Willis1

Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Joseph Willis1,2 b. c 1645, d. 31 Jan 1704/5
Mother*Sarah Lincoln2,1 b. Dec 1645

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Willis, page 365, the author stating his confusion, and probable errors, in determining which Joseph Willis, the father or the son, was intended in the information he referenced. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S1144] John E. Morris, Stephen Lincoln of Oakham, Massachusetts, His Ancestry and Descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Hartford, Connecticut: Press of The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1895), First Generation, pages 5-11. Hereinafter cited as Stephen Lincoln of Oakham.

Thomas Willis1

b. 1861
Father*Lindsey Willis1 b. 30 May 1834
Mother*Lydia Sabrina Webster1 b. bt 1840 - 1841
Birth*1861Thomas Willis was born about 1861 in Indiana.1
(Son) Census 187013 June 1870Thomas appeared on the 1870 census taken on 13 June 1870 in the household of his parents in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. He was 9 years old and had attended school within the last year.1
(Nephew) Census 188028 June 1880Thomas appeared on the 1880 census in the household of his aunt and uncle, Sarah and Jonathan Willis, taken on 28 June 1880 in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. He was 20 years of age and working as a farm laborer.2

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Lindsey and Sabrina Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: M593_385; Page: 586B; Image: 443; Family History Library Film: 545884. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Jonathan Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: 335; Family History Film: 1254335; Page: 155B; Enumeration District: 046; Image: 0314. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.

Timothy Willis1

b. 1753
Relationships2nd cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Joab Willis1 b. 29 Sep 1715, d. 4 Jan 1805
Mother*Martha Bolton1 b. 23 Jul 1725, d. 16 Aug 1802
Birth*1753Timothy Willis was born in 1753 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

Washington Willis1

b. 1852
Father*Henry Willis1 b. 29 May 1818
Mother*Mary ______1 b. 1824
Birth*1852Washington Willis was born about 1852 in Indiana.1
(Son) Census 18606 July 1860Washington appeared on the 1860 census taken on 6 July 1860 in the household of his parents in Perry, Wayne County, Indiana. He was 8 years old.1
(Nephew) Census 187016 June 1870Washington and his brother David were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 16 June 1870 in the household of their aunt and uncle, Harvey and Eliza J. Willis, in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. Washington was 17 years old.2

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Henry Willis, Perry, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: M653_308; Page: 309; Image: 310; Family History Library Film: 803308. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Harvey Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: M593_385; Page: 589B; Image: 449; Family History Library Film: 545884. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

Wesley Willis1

b. 1858
Father*John H. Willis1 b. 7 Sep 1823, d. 11 May 1899
Mother*Hilah J. Webster1 b. 19 Apr 1830, d. 14 Jan 1904
Birth*1858Wesley Willis was born about 1858 in Indiana.1
(Son) Census 187015 June 1870Wesley appeared as "Wesly" on the 1870 census taken on 15 June 1870 in the household of his parents in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. He was 12 years old and had attended school within the year.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John H. Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: M593_385; Page: 588B; Image: 447; Family History Library Film: 545884. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

William E. Willis1,2

b. June 1863
Father*Harvey Willis1 b. 15 Apr 1831, d. 27 Apr 1901
Mother*Eliza J. Webster1 b. 5 Jun 1834, d. 20 Mar 1905
Birth*June 1863William E. Willis was born in June 1863 in Iowa.1,3
(Son) Census 187016 June 1870William appeared on the 1870 census taken on 16 June 1870 in the household of his parents in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. He was 7 years old.1
(Son) Census 188016 June 1880William was enumerated as W.E. on the 1880 census in the household of his parents taken on 16 June 1880 in Perry, Dallas County, Iowa. He was 17 years old and worked as a grocer clerk.2
(Son) Census 19002 June 1900William appeared on the 1900 census taken on 2 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. He was 36 years of age and worked as a livestock shipper. He was enumerated as married for five years, although his wife was not enumerated in the Willis household.3

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Harvey Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: M593_385; Page: 589B; Image: 449; Family History Library Film: 545884. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of H. and E.J. Willis, Perry, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: 335; Family History Film: 1254335; Page: 139A; Enumeration District: 046; Image: 0281. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Harvey Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: 427; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0014; FHL microfilm: 1240427. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.

Zephaniah Willis1

Marriage*28 November 1754He married Bethiah Hayward, daughter of Thomas Hayward and Bethiah Waldo, on 28 November 1754 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Bethiah Hayward b. 14 Sep 1725

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 169. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Robert Willson1

ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Marriage*29 November 1775He married Mary Heaton, daughter of Benjamin Heaton and Rebecca Doan, on 29 November 1775, probably in the township of Donegal, Washington County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Mary Heaton b. 3 Sep 1756

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 19, page 686. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Benjamin Wilmot1

d. 8 April 1651
Father*Benjamin Wilmot1
Marriage*say 1642He married say 1642, as her second husband, Elizabeth (Tenney) Heaton, daughter of John Tenney and Ursula Mumby.1
Death*8 April 1651He died on 8 April 1651 at New Haven, Connecticut.1

Family

Elizabeth Tenney b. 8 Aug 1610, d. 1685

Citations

  1. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton of Boston, Mass., and his Nephew, James Heaton of New Haven, Conn.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 152, pages 430-452 (October 1998): pages 451-452. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."