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Willis, Edward

Male 1827 - 1904


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  • Name  Willis, Edward 
    Born  10 Jan 1827  Crab Orchard - Jessamine Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  43FA0C727E8A4216B2EB2404CE7AE3E1ECAE 
    Died  23 Jan 1904  Carlisle - Haddon Twp - Sullivan Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  26 Jan 1904  Oddfellows Cemetery - Haddon Twp - Sullivan Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I244  Patty McKinley's Genealogy
    Last Modified  13 Apr 2009 

    Father  Willis, Richard,   d. 1863, Haddon Twp - Sullivan Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Alsman, Sarah,   d. 11 Apr 1865, Haddon Twp - Sullivan Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F153  Group Sheet

    Family  Shake, Permelia,   b. 10 Jun 1826, Oldham Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1910, Carlisle - Haddon Twp - Sullivan Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Nov 1849  Haddon Twp - Sullivan Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Status  MARRIED 
    Children 
     1. Willis, James,   b. 19 Nov 1851, Carlisle - Haddon Twp - Sullivan Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1901, Carlisle - Haddon Twp - Sullivan Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Willis, John W,   b. 5 Sep 1850,   d. 2 Sep 1926, Haddon Twp - Sullivan Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Willis, David
     4. Willis, Richard T
     5. Willis, Lemuel H
     6. Willis, William D
     7. Willis, Fannie
     8. Willis, George B
     9. Willis, Minnie,   b. 6 Jun 1868,   d. 25 Sep 1907
     10. Willis, Artie Mecie,   b. 12 Apr 1870, Haddon Twp - Sullivan Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1933, Haddon Twp - Sullivan Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F92  Group Sheet

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    • "HISTORY OF GREENE AND SULLIVAN COUNTIES, STATE OF INDIANA, FROM THE EARLIEST TIME TO THE PRESENT; TOGETHER WITH INTERESTING BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, REMINISCENCES, NOTES, ETC." CHICAGO: GOODSPEED BROS. & CO., PUBLISHERS. 1884.SULLIVAN CO., IN
      HADDON TWP.
      PAGE 763-764
      EDWARD WILLIS, farmer, P. 0. Carlisle, was born in Jessamine County, Ky. January 10, 1827, one of ten children born to Richard and Sarah (Alsman) Willis, who came to Sullivan County in 1831, remaining residents of Haddon Township till their death, he in 1863 and she in 1865. Our subject was raised to a life of farming and attended school but little, he not being permitted to do so except in stormy weather when he could not work. When he was only nine years of age, he tended ten acres of corn all alone. He remained at home until he was twenty- one and then for two years was engaged in cutting wood and rafting in the South. November 15, 1849, he was married to Parmelia Shake, and twelve children blessed their union, ten of whom are living - John W. born September 5, 1850; James, November 19, 1851 ; David, January 9, 1853; Richard T, July 17, 1834; Lemuel H., December 18, 1855; William D., September 9, 1857; Fannie, May 17, 1861; George B., August 16, 1864; Minnie, June 6, 1868; Artie M., April 12, 1869. Mr. Willis began life with almost nothing, but by strict economy, industry and excellent management, has become one of the largest tax-payers of Sullivan County, owning seven hundred and eighty acres of finely improved land. He has also raised considerable stock. He is an A. F. & A. M., both Blue Lodge and Royal Arch Chapter; also an I. 0. 0. F. Is a Democrat, and takes a lively interest in all public matters.

      Jan. 28, 1904 Thurs, Sullivan Democrat
      - Edward Willis Died in Carlisle Saturday. - Edward Willis died Saturday at his home in Carlisle. The funeral was held at the Christian church Monday conducted by Rev. W. D. Woods, of the M. E. church of Carlisle, Rev. Mr. Woods read an interesting obit of Mr. Willis life in which he spoke of his as a progressive citizen and one of the early supporters of the free school system in this county. Interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The Masons gave their service for the dead at the grave.
      Mr, W. was 77 years and 13 days old. He came to Sullivan county with his parents in 1831 and was married in 1849 to Parmella Shake. They were the parents of 12 children. In 1872 he joined the Masons and was also a member of the Odd Fellows. He joined the Christian church in 1873. He leaves a widow and six sons and three daughters, two brothers, Anderson and Washington Willis, and one sister Sarah. All of the children with the exception of W. D. Willis, who is in California, were present at the funeral.

      1850 Sullivan Co. Census. Haddon Twp. Laborer. Edward, 23. Wife Pamelia, 24.
      1860 Sullivan Co. Census. Haddon Twp. Farmer. $4,000. $1,200. Edward, 33. Wife Permelia, 34. Children : John W., 9; James, 8; David, 7; Richard, 6; Lemuel, 5; William D., 3; Louisa, 1.
      1870 Sullivan Co. Census. Haddon Twp. Farmer. $16,000. $4,950. Edward, 43. Wife Amelia, 44. Children : John W., 19; James, 18; David, 16; Richard T., 15; Lemuel H., 14; William W., 12; Louisa, 11; Fanny, 9; Annie, 7; George B., 6; Minnie, 2; Artemesie, 1/12.