Joseph Henry WILLIS

Joseph Henry WILLIS

Male 1797 - 1868  (71 years)Deceased

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  • Name Joseph Henry WILLIS  [1
    Born 02 Mar 1797  Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 2 Jun 1836  New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 13 Jun 1836  West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    "Came to America in 1835 and to W Newbury June 13th of that year"
    [Ship passenger lists show Joseph and family arrived in June 1836, not 1835] 
    Residence 18 Sep 1856  Groveland, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 28 Mar 1868  West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Cause of Death: Consumption [5]
    Siblings 8 siblings 
    Person ID I3753  WILLIS01
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2017 

    Father Ancestors Thomas WILLIS,   b. 13 Sep 1772, Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1837, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Ann PIERCE,   b. 1772,   d. 1842  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1795  Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 9 children 
    Family ID F932  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner Elizabeth HOOD,   b. 31 Jan 1788, Lyminge, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1875, West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 18 Aug 1822  Lyminge, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Church of St Mary St Ethelburga
    Children 
    +1. Frances Hood WILLIS,   b. 25 Nov 1821, Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Sep 1900, West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +2. Anne Magdeline WILLIS,   b. 06 Nov 1822, Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1872, Saugus, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +3. James Smith WILLIS,   b. 1824, Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860  (Age 35 years)
    +4. Joseph Robert WILLIS,   b. 1827, Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1907, West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Thomas WILLIS,   b. 1828, Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1833, Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
    +6. William Henry WILLIS,   b. 01 Aug 1830, Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1899, East Haverhill, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Married: 1x7. Hannah Matilda WILLIS,   b. 26 Aug 1832, Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1855, West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    +8. John Hood WILLIS,   b. 1834, Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1910, Leominster, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Histories
    The Swing Riots of Kent and the Willis Emigration to the USA - 1836
    The Swing Riots of Kent and the Willis Emigration to the USA - 1836
    So often in the past it was the case that national, political events impacted directly on our ancestors. This is particularly the case in the Willis family in Barham in Kent. Between 1835 and 1850 four families had emigrated to the United States of America.
    Family ID F936  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 02 Mar 1797 - Barham, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - "Came to America in 1835 and to W Newbury June 13th of that year" [Ship passenger lists show Joseph and family arrived in June 1836, not 1835] - 13 Jun 1836 - West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 18 Sep 1856 - Groveland, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1868 - West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Census Records
    1850 United States Census - WILLIS, Joseph and Elizabeth [nee Hood]
    1850 United States Census - WILLIS, Joseph and Elizabeth [nee Hood]
    1855 Massachusetts State Census [USA] - WILLIS, Joseph & Elizabeth
    1855 Massachusetts State Census - WILLIS, Joseph & Elizabeth

    BMD Records
    DEATH - 1868 - Joseph Willis
    DEATH - 1868 - Joseph Willis

    Emigration
    Joseph Henry Willis' Petition for US Naturalization
    Joseph Henry Willis' Petition for US Naturalization
    Naturalization is the process of granting citizenship privileges and responsibilities to foreign-born residents. Naturalization papers are an important source of information about an immigrant's nation of origin, his foreign and “Americanized” names, residence, and date of arrival.
    Immigrants to the United States have never been required to…

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] >McISAAC, Paul .

    2. [S26] >LAVERTY, Ken .

    3. [S50] Ancestry.co.uk, Source: New York, Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1820-1850 .

    4. [S310] Genealogical Researches of Merrimack Valley, 1857, Alfred Poor, (https://archive.org/details/historicalgenealv1n1poor), 53 (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S72] CERTIFICATE: Marriage [GRO].