William Henry WILLIS

William Henry WILLIS

Male 1830 - 1899  (68 years)Deceased

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  • Name William Henry WILLIS  [1
    Born 01 Aug 1830  Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 2 Jun 1836  New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1850  West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation: Shoemaker 
    Age: 19 
    Military & Maritime 1861-1865  Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
    William was a Private in the 22nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry fighting on the side of the Union.  
    Died 29 Apr 1899  East Haverhill, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Cause of Death: 'Cancer'
    Siblings 7 siblings 
    Person ID I3993  WILLIS01
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2014 

    Father Ancestors Joseph Henry WILLIS,   b. 02 Mar 1797, Barham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1868, West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother 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 8 children 
    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

    Spouse / Partner Ancestors Sarah Jane KENNETT,   b. 24 May 1833, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1903, East Haverhill, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1850  West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Emeline Rhoda WILLIS,   b. 12 Sep 1850, West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1912, Bradford, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +2. Laura Ann WILLIS,   b. 23 Nov 1854, West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1926, East Haverhill, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Family ID F1294  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 Aug 1830 - Barham, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Occupation: Shoemaker - 1850 - West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Apr 1850 - 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]

    BMD Records
    DEATH - 1899 - William WILLIS
    DEATH - 1899 - William WILLIS

  • Sources 
    1. [S26] >LAVERTY, Ken .

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

    3. [S168] *1850 US Census.

    4. [S166] Family Search, (https://www.familysearch.org/).
      "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F9T3-JJ6 : accessed 02 Sep 2014), William H. Willis, 1861-1865; citing military unit 22nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union Soldier, NARA microfilm publication M544, roll 43 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d); FHL microfilm 881912.

    5. [S176] Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915.