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Henry "Harry" Willis, Colonel

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ware Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Colony
Death: Died in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Colony
Place of Burial: Williis Cemetery, Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg City, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Willis, I and Sarah Virginia Woodson
Husband of Mildred Willis; Ann Willis and Mildred Willis / Gregory
Father of Elizabeth Clayton; Ann Green; Mary Isabel Lewis; John Willis; Mary Lee and 4 others
Brother of Col. Francis Willis
Half brother of Sarah Woodson; Mary R Sampson; Agnes [4] Williamson and John Lewis, Jr.

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About Col. Harry Willis

http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Henry_Willis_%286%29 Henry Willis was born in 1690 in Ware Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia and died 14 Sept 1740 in Virginia. Henry Willis married Mildred Lewis, daughter of John Lewis and Elizabeth Warner, on 30 Oct 1726. Mildred was born in 1691 in Bedford County, Virginia and died on 5 Sep 1747 Entry Source/Basis/Commentary DOB: February 1690 POB: Ware River Parish, Gloucester Co., VA; DOD: 14 Sept 1740 POD: Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., VA; Burial: Fredericksburg, Va Spouse 1: Anne Alexander, . daughter of David Alexander and Anne Morgan DOM: 2 Nov 1714 POM: Spouse 2: Mildred Lewis (c1691-1733) daughter of John Lewis and Elizabeth Warner; DOM: 30 Oct 1726 POM: Spouse 3: Mildred Warner Washington (1696-1747), daughter of Laurence Washington and Mildred Warner DOM: 23 Jan 1732/33 Note conflict with second wife's DOD POM: Father: Francis Willis Mother: Sarah Lewis(?)

Father: Capt. Francis WILLIS Jr. b: ABT 1660 Mother: LEWIS

   Marriage 1 Mildred WASHINGTON b: 1696 in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Va 
   Married: 23 Jan 1733 
   Children
       Person:Lewis Willis (2) b: 11 Nov 1734 in Fredericksberg, Va 
       Ann WILLIS b: 30 Jan 1734 in Willis Hill, Fauquier, Virginia 
       Isabel WILLIS b: 10 Jun 1737 in Wareriver Parish, Glencester Co., Vi. 
       Margaret (Peggy) WILLIS b: 25 Feb 1741 in Orange Co., Orange, Va 
   Marriage 2 Spouse Unknown 
   Children
       John WILLIS 
   Marriage 3 Mildred LEWIS b: 1691 in New Kent, St. Peter's Parrish, Va. 

HENRY WILLIS, Col. (1690/91-1740)

Born February 1690/91 in Ware River Parish, Gloucester Co., VA; died 14 Sept 1740, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., VA; buried Fredericksburg, Va; son of Francis Willis and Sarah Lewis(?).

Married 1): 2 Nov 1714 Anne Alexander, daughter of David Alexander and Anne Morgan.

Children:

   1. Mary Willis, born 5 Aug 1716; died 4 Dec 1766; married Hancock Lee, 23 Jan 1732/33
   2. Frances Willis, born 12 Oct 1718
   3. David Willis, born 17 Dec 1720
   4. Henry Willis, Jr., born 22 Sept 1722; married Elizabeth Gregory, 30 April 1742
   5. John Willis, born 17 Aug 1724; died 5 March 1749/50; married Elizabeth Madison
   6. Robert Willis, born 12 March 1725/26, Gloucester Co., VA; died 1766, Goochland Co., VA 

Married 2): 30 Oct 1726 Mildred Lewis, daughter of John Lewis and Elizabeth Warner; born ca 1691; died Nov 1733.

Children:

   7. Anne Willis, born 14 Sept 1731; died 1820 Danville, KY; married Duff Green
   8. John Willis, born 16 July 1728; married Nanny Spotswood
   9. Elizabeth Willis, born 1729; married Howell Lewis 

Married 3): 23 Jan 1732/33 Mildred Warner Washington, daughter of Laurence Washington and Mildred Warner; she was born 1696; died 5 Sept 1747.

Children:

   10. Isabel Willis, born 10 June 1733; married FNU Clayton
   11. Lewis Willis, born 11 Nov 1734 

Name DOB POB DOD POD DOM POM Spouse Notes Mary Willis, 5 Aug 1716 died 4 Dec 1766 by Anne Alexander Frances Willis 12 Oct 1718 by Anne Alexander David Willis, 17 Dec 1720 by Anne Alexander Henry Willis, Jr. 22 Sept 1722 30 April 1742 Elizabeth Gregory, by Anne Alexander John Willis 17 Aug 1724 5 March 1749/50 Elizabeth Madison by Anne Alexander Person:Robert Willis 12 March 1725/26 Gloucester Co. VA 1766 Goochland Co., VA by Anne Alexander Anne Willis 14 Sept 1731 1820 Danville, KY Duff Green by Mildred Lewis (c1691-1733) John Willis, 16 July 1728 Nanny Spotswood by Mildred Lewis (c1691-1733) Elizabeth Willis 1729 Howell Lewis by Mildred Lewis (c1691-1733) Isabel Willis 10 June 1733 ? Clayton_ by Mildred Warner Washington (1696-1747) Lewis Willis 11 Nov 1734 by Mildred Warner Washington (1696-1747)

[edit] ▼ Records of Henry Willis

From Orange County, Virginia Records:

   Pages 238-38. John Gasper Stover. Estate Account, with Col. Henry Willis. May 1739. Balance divided between Mary Magdalene Stover widow, John Gaspar Stover, exr., Eliza. Catherine Countz, Phillip Stover and [____] Stover. £158-13-8¾. Signed by John Grymes, exr. of Henry Willis, John Casper Stover, execr. to my father. Wit: Jonath. Gibson, James Porteus. 25 Nov. 1742. Returned to Court. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 1, Dorman, pg. 46]. 

-------------------- http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Henry_Willis_%286%29 Col. Henry Willis b. 1696 Ware River Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia d. 14 September 1740 poss. Culpeper County, Virginia Family tree▼ Parents and Siblings (edit)

   F.  Francis Willis1660 -
   M.  Unknown Lewis (26)
   Francis Willis
   Col. Henry Willis1696 - 1740

Spouse and Children (edit)

   H.  Col. Henry Willis1696 - 1740
   W.  Ann Alexanderabt 1692 - 1726

m. 2 November 1714

   Mary Willis1716 - 1766
   Frances Willis1718 -
   David Willis1720 -
   Henry Willis, Jr.1722 -
   John Willis1724 - 1749/50
   Robert Willis1725/6 - 1766

Spouse and Children (edit)

   H.  Col. Henry Willis1696 - 1740
   W.  Mildred Washington1696 - 1747

m. 23 January 1732/33

   Ann Willis1733/34 - 1820
   Lewis Willis1734 -
   Isabel Willis1737 -
   Margaret 'Peggy' Willis1740/41 - 1812

Add another spouse & children ▼Facts and Events Name Col. Henry Willis Gender Male Birth? 1696 Ware River Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Marriage 2 November 1714 Virginiato Ann Alexander Marriage 23 January 1732/33 Virginiato Mildred Washington Death? 14 September 1740 poss. Culpeper County, Virginia

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[edit] ▼ About Henry Willis

Henry Willis was born in 1690 in Ware Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia and died 14 Sept 1740 in Virginia. Henry Willis married Mildred Lewis, daughter of John Lewis and Elizabeth Warner, on 30 Oct 1726. Mildred was born in 1691 in Bedford County, Virginia and died on 5 Sep 1747 Entry Source/Basis/Commentary DOB: February 1690 POB: Ware River Parish, Gloucester Co., VA; DOD: 14 Sept 1740 POD: Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., VA; Burial: Fredericksburg, Va Spouse 1: Anne Alexander, . daughter of David Alexander and Anne Morgan DOM: 2 Nov 1714 POM: Spouse 2: Mildred Lewis (c1691-1733) daughter of John Lewis and Elizabeth Warner; DOM: 30 Oct 1726 POM: Spouse 3: Mildred Warner Washington (1696-1747), daughter of Laurence Washington and Mildred Warner DOM: 23 Jan 1732/33 Note conflict with second wife's DOD POM: Father: Francis Willis Mother: Sarah Lewis(?)

Father: Capt. Francis WILLIS Jr. b: ABT 1660 Mother: LEWIS

   Marriage 1 Mildred WASHINGTON b: 1696 in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Va 
   Married: 23 Jan 1733 
   Children
       Person:Lewis Willis (2) b: 11 Nov 1734 in Fredericksberg, Va 
       Ann WILLIS b: 30 Jan 1734 in Willis Hill, Fauquier, Virginia 
       Isabel WILLIS b: 10 Jun 1737 in Wareriver Parish, Glencester Co., Vi. 
       Margaret (Peggy) WILLIS b: 25 Feb 1741 in Orange Co., Orange, Va 
   Marriage 2 Spouse Unknown 
   Children
       John WILLIS 
   Marriage 3 Mildred LEWIS b: 1691 in New Kent, St. Peter's Parrish, Va. 

HENRY WILLIS, Col. (1690/91-1740)

Born February 1690/91 in Ware River Parish, Gloucester Co., VA; died 14 Sept 1740, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., VA; buried Fredericksburg, Va; son of Francis Willis and Sarah Lewis(?).

Married 1): 2 Nov 1714 Anne Alexander, daughter of David Alexander and Anne Morgan.

Children:

   1. Mary Willis, born 5 Aug 1716; died 4 Dec 1766; married Hancock Lee, 23 Jan 1732/33
   2. Frances Willis, born 12 Oct 1718
   3. David Willis, born 17 Dec 1720
   4. Henry Willis, Jr., born 22 Sept 1722; married Elizabeth Gregory, 30 April 1742
   5. John Willis, born 17 Aug 1724; died 5 March 1749/50; married Elizabeth Madison
   6. Robert Willis, born 12 March 1725/26, Gloucester Co., VA; died 1766, Goochland Co., VA 

Married 2): 30 Oct 1726 Mildred Lewis, daughter of John Lewis and Elizabeth Warner; born ca 1691; died Nov 1733.

Children:

   7. Anne Willis, born 14 Sept 1731; died 1820 Danville, KY; married Duff Green
   8. John Willis, born 16 July 1728; married Nanny Spotswood
   9. Elizabeth Willis, born 1729; married Howell Lewis 

Married 3): 23 Jan 1732/33 Mildred Warner Washington, daughter of Laurence Washington and Mildred Warner; she was born 1696; died 5 Sept 1747.

Children:

   10. Isabel Willis, born 10 June 1733; married FNU Clayton
   11. Lewis Willis, born 11 Nov 1734 

Name DOB POB DOD POD DOM POM Spouse Notes Mary Willis, 5 Aug 1716 died 4 Dec 1766 by Anne Alexander Frances Willis 12 Oct 1718 by Anne Alexander David Willis, 17 Dec 1720 by Anne Alexander Henry Willis, Jr. 22 Sept 1722 30 April 1742 Elizabeth Gregory, by Anne Alexander John Willis 17 Aug 1724 5 March 1749/50 Elizabeth Madison by Anne Alexander Person:Robert Willis 12 March 1725/26 Gloucester Co. VA 1766 Goochland Co., VA by Anne Alexander Anne Willis 14 Sept 1731 1820 Danville, KY Duff Green by Mildred Lewis (c1691-1733) John Willis, 16 July 1728 Nanny Spotswood by Mildred Lewis (c1691-1733) Elizabeth Willis 1729 Howell Lewis by Mildred Lewis (c1691-1733) Isabel Willis 10 June 1733 ? Clayton_ by Mildred Warner Washington (1696-1747) Lewis Willis 11 Nov 1734 by Mildred Warner Washington (1696-1747)

[edit] ▼ Records of Henry Willis

From Orange County, Virginia Records:

   Pages 238-38. John Gasper Stover. Estate Account, with Col. Henry Willis. May 1739. Balance divided between Mary Magdalene Stover widow, John Gaspar Stover, exr., Eliza. Catherine Countz, Phillip Stover and [____] Stover. £158-13-8¾. Signed by John Grymes, exr. of Henry Willis, John Casper Stover, execr. to my father. Wit: Jonath. Gibson, James Porteus. 25 Nov. 1742. Returned to Court. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 1, Dorman, pg. 46]. 

About 1640 or before, Colonel Francis Willis arrived in Virginia from England. In England — clearly outlined and identified in his will of 1689 — he left an uncle John, his sister Grace, brothers William and Henry, and several nephews, a Francis among them. At the same time, some assert that it was a Lewis Willis in Virginia before 1690 who was the father of the Henry Willis who married the Widow Mildred (nee Washington) Brown and helped establish the city of Fredericksburg. Early details are murky, but the central points are accurate.

Colonel Henry Willis, born February 1691-92, died 14 September 1740. Founded city of Fredericksburg. Married (1) 2 November 1714 Ann Alexander, widow of John Smith of Purton. [Sources: Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 4, no 2]

  • Mary Willis, born 5 August 1716, married Hancock Lee 1733
  • Francis Willis VI, born 1718
  • David Willis, born 1720
  • Henry Willis, born 1722, married Elizabeth Gregory, no male issue
  • John W. Willis, born 1724, married Elizabeth Madison
  • Robert Willis, born 1725

Married (2) 30 October 1726 Mildred Howell, sister of Mary who married Charles Lewis of the Byrd and daughter of John Howell, the "widow Brown," who died November 1732.

  • John Willis, born 16 July 1728, died 5 March 1750, no issue
  • Elizabeth [Mary/Isabel] Willis, born 12 January 1729
  • Ann Willis, born 14 September 1731, married Duff Green c 1756

Married (3) 5 January 1734 Mildred Washington, who died 5 September 1747, widow of Roger * Gregory, cousin of her predecessor.

  • Colonel Lewis Willis, born 11 November 1734, married (1) Anne Carter, (2) Mary Champe
  • Isabell Willis, born 10 June 1733
  • Ann Willis, born 30 January 1736

http://www.glenncourt.com/genealogy/fam_willis.php -------------------- http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Henry_Willis_%286%29 Col. Henry Willis b. 1696 Ware River Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia d. 14 September 1740 poss. Culpeper County, Virginia Family tree▼ Parents and Siblings (edit)

   F.  Francis Willis1660 -
   M.  Unknown Lewis (26)
   Francis Willis
   Col. Henry Willis1696 - 1740

Spouse and Children (edit)

   H.  Col. Henry Willis1696 - 1740
   W.  Ann Alexanderabt 1692 - 1726

m. 2 November 1714

   Mary Willis1716 - 1766
   Frances Willis1718 -
   David Willis1720 -
   Henry Willis, Jr.1722 -
   John Willis1724 - 1749/50
   Robert Willis1725/6 - 1766

Spouse and Children (edit)

   H.  Col. Henry Willis1696 - 1740
   W.  Mildred Washington1696 - 1747

m. 23 January 1732/33

   Ann Willis1733/34 - 1820
   Lewis Willis1734 -
   Isabel Willis1737 -
   Margaret 'Peggy' Willis1740/41 - 1812

Add another spouse & children ▼Facts and Events Name Col. Henry Willis Gender Male Birth? 1696 Ware River Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Marriage 2 November 1714 Virginiato Ann Alexander Marriage 23 January 1732/33 Virginiato Mildred Washington Death? 14 September 1740 poss. Culpeper County, Virginia

Image:Construct2 e0.gif This page is a stub, being used to capture information about a particular subject, in preparation for development of a formal article. Please note that some of the data, perhaps much of, or even all of the data, presented here is derived from secondary and tertiary sources. The intent is to eventually tie everything to an "original" or primary source, or at least to something that can be accepted as a surrogate for such a source. See Category:Stub Warnings For Southwest Virginia Project for a list of articles with stub warnings. ___________________________________________________________

[edit] ▼ About Henry Willis

Henry Willis was born in 1690 in Ware Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia and died 14 Sept 1740 in Virginia. Henry Willis married Mildred Lewis, daughter of John Lewis and Elizabeth Warner, on 30 Oct 1726. Mildred was born in 1691 in Bedford County, Virginia and died on 5 Sep 1747 Entry Source/Basis/Commentary DOB: February 1690 POB: Ware River Parish, Gloucester Co., VA; DOD: 14 Sept 1740 POD: Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., VA; Burial: Fredericksburg, Va Spouse 1: Anne Alexander, . daughter of David Alexander and Anne Morgan DOM: 2 Nov 1714 POM: Spouse 2: Mildred Lewis (c1691-1733) daughter of John Lewis and Elizabeth Warner; DOM: 30 Oct 1726 POM: Spouse 3: Mildred Warner Washington (1696-1747), daughter of Laurence Washington and Mildred Warner DOM: 23 Jan 1732/33 Note conflict with second wife's DOD POM: Father: Francis Willis Mother: Sarah Lewis(?)

Father: Capt. Francis WILLIS Jr. b: ABT 1660 Mother: LEWIS

   Marriage 1 Mildred WASHINGTON b: 1696 in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Va 
   Married: 23 Jan 1733 
   Children
       Person:Lewis Willis (2) b: 11 Nov 1734 in Fredericksberg, Va 
       Ann WILLIS b: 30 Jan 1734 in Willis Hill, Fauquier, Virginia 
       Isabel WILLIS b: 10 Jun 1737 in Wareriver Parish, Glencester Co., Vi. 
       Margaret (Peggy) WILLIS b: 25 Feb 1741 in Orange Co., Orange, Va 
   Marriage 2 Spouse Unknown 
   Children
       John WILLIS 
   Marriage 3 Mildred LEWIS b: 1691 in New Kent, St. Peter's Parrish, Va. 

HENRY WILLIS, Col. (1690/91-1740)

Born February 1690/91 in Ware River Parish, Gloucester Co., VA; died 14 Sept 1740, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., VA; buried Fredericksburg, Va; son of Francis Willis and Sarah Lewis(?).

Married 1): 2 Nov 1714 Anne Alexander, daughter of David Alexander and Anne Morgan.

Children:

   1. Mary Willis, born 5 Aug 1716; died 4 Dec 1766; married Hancock Lee, 23 Jan 1732/33
   2. Frances Willis, born 12 Oct 1718
   3. David Willis, born 17 Dec 1720
   4. Henry Willis, Jr., born 22 Sept 1722; married Elizabeth Gregory, 30 April 1742
   5. John Willis, born 17 Aug 1724; died 5 March 1749/50; married Elizabeth Madison
   6. Robert Willis, born 12 March 1725/26, Gloucester Co., VA; died 1766, Goochland Co., VA 

Married 2): 30 Oct 1726 Mildred Lewis, daughter of John Lewis and Elizabeth Warner; born ca 1691; died Nov 1733.

Children:

   7. Anne Willis, born 14 Sept 1731; died 1820 Danville, KY; married Duff Green
   8. John Willis, born 16 July 1728; married Nanny Spotswood
   9. Elizabeth Willis, born 1729; married Howell Lewis 

Married 3): 23 Jan 1732/33 Mildred Warner Washington, daughter of Laurence Washington and Mildred Warner; she was born 1696; died 5 Sept 1747.

Children:

   10. Isabel Willis, born 10 June 1733; married FNU Clayton
   11. Lewis Willis, born 11 Nov 1734 

Name DOB POB DOD POD DOM POM Spouse Notes Mary Willis, 5 Aug 1716 died 4 Dec 1766 by Anne Alexander Frances Willis 12 Oct 1718 by Anne Alexander David Willis, 17 Dec 1720 by Anne Alexander Henry Willis, Jr. 22 Sept 1722 30 April 1742 Elizabeth Gregory, by Anne Alexander John Willis 17 Aug 1724 5 March 1749/50 Elizabeth Madison by Anne Alexander Person:Robert Willis 12 March 1725/26 Gloucester Co. VA 1766 Goochland Co., VA by Anne Alexander Anne Willis 14 Sept 1731 1820 Danville, KY Duff Green by Mildred Lewis (c1691-1733) John Willis, 16 July 1728 Nanny Spotswood by Mildred Lewis (c1691-1733) Elizabeth Willis 1729 Howell Lewis by Mildred Lewis (c1691-1733) Isabel Willis 10 June 1733 ? Clayton_ by Mildred Warner Washington (1696-1747) Lewis Willis 11 Nov 1734 by Mildred Warner Washington (1696-1747)

[edit] ▼ Records of Henry Willis

From Orange County, Virginia Records:

   Pages 238-38. John Gasper Stover. Estate Account, with Col. Henry Willis. May 1739. Balance divided between Mary Magdalene Stover widow, John Gaspar Stover, exr., Eliza. Catherine Countz, Phillip Stover and [____] Stover. £158-13-8¾. Signed by John Grymes, exr. of Henry Willis, John Casper Stover, execr. to my father. Wit: Jonath. Gibson, James Porteus. 25 Nov. 1742. Returned to Court. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 1, Dorman, pg. 46]. 

-------------------- Willis Hill was first settled by Colonel Henry Willis. Willis, a member of the House of Burgesses, helped establish the city of Fredericksburg when the Colonial Act of 1728 appointed him a trustee of the city. Henry Willis is sometimes referred to as the Father of Fredericksburg. His son, Lewis Willis (and also the son of George Washington's aunt) grew up on Willis Hill and often entertained Washington there. Lewis Willis shared Washington's politics and served as a lieutenant colonel of the 10th Virginia Regiment in the Revolutionary War.

http://www.nps.gov/frsp/willis.htm

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Col. Harry Willis's Timeline

1691
September 14, 1691
Ware Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Colony
1714
November 2, 1714
Age 23
Culpeper, VA
1716
August 5, 1716
Age 24
Fredericksburg, Virginia
1722
September 22, 1722
Age 31
Virginia, United States
1726
October 30, 1726
Age 35
1727
1727
Age 35
1728
1728
Age 36
1729
1729
Age 37
1731
September 14, 1731
Age 40
Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA
1732
January 23, 1732
Age 40