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Ann Wills

Also Known As: "Mary Ann Wills"
Birthplace: Fluvanna County, Virginia
Death: December 26, 1811 (43)
Richmond, Virginia, United States (Victim of the 26 Dec 1811 Richmond Theatre Fire)
Place of Burial: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Elias Wills and Elizabeth Wills
Wife of Robert Greenhow
Mother of John Greenhow; infant Greenhow; Judith Greenhow; infant Greenhow; Dr. Robert Greenhow and 2 others
Sister of Mary Ann Napier; Fanny Chisman Cole and Lucy Wills

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About Ann Wills

Sometimes listed as "Mary Ann Wills," she married under the name "Ann" at St John's Church in Richmond on July 1, 1786. Her older sister was "Mary" (1757-1810) and married Col Richard Napier.

Named in Greenhow family bible as the first wife of Mayor Robert Greenhow. Daughter of Elias Wills of Richmond. Married Robert Greenhow on 1 Jul 1786 at St. Johns Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA. Mother of:

John Greenhow (1788 – 1789), Infant Son Greenhow (1790 – 1790), Judith Ann Greenhow (1792 – 1796), Infant Son Greenhow (1797 – 1797), Robert Greenhow (1800 – 1854), George William Greenhow (1805 – 1806), and Infant Son Greenhow (1806 – 1806)

In Dec 1811, they lived in Madison Ward, Richmond, VA. She was one of the victims of the 26 Dec 1811 Richmond Theatre Fire, her husband and son, Robert, were able to escape. Her name was inscribed on the North side of the white marble monument.

News articles in the American Standard on Fri 27 Dec 1811 and the Richmond Enquirer on Sat 28 Dec 1811 lists her name as "Mrs. Robert Greenhow". Note: Another report lists that it was her husband who perished, but her name is on the monument. Her husband also recorded her death in his Bible.

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Ann Wills's Timeline

May 4, 1768
Fluvanna County, Virginia
December 26, 1811
Age 43
Richmond, Virginia, United States