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Elizabeth Willis Thornton Walker Alcock (Gregory)

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Birthplace: Bridge's Creek, Westmoreland, VA
Death: (Date and location unknown)
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Daughter of Col. Roger Gregory and Mildred Warner Willis
Wife of Henry Willis, Jr.; Reuben Thornton; Dr. Thomas Walker and Dr. Alcock
Sister of Mildred Thornton; Mary Frances Thornton and Frances Thornton
Half sister of Lewis James Willis; Margaret Willis and William Champe Willis

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About Elizabeth Willis Thornton Walker Alcock

"I lend to mybeloved wife Eliazbeth Thornton ... part of the tract of land on which I now live ... all of the negroes which were assigned to he dower out of her former husband's estate ..."

Beloved wife Elizabeth was Elizabeth Gregory, the sister of the wives of his two brothers; these three ladies were the daughters of Roger and Mildred (Washington) Gregory and were General Washington's own cousins; their mother married Roger Gregory and secondly Colonel Henry Willis, of Fredericksburg, this third wife; Elizabeth Gregory was a widow when she married Reuben Thornton, having been previously married to her step-brother, Henry Willis, the son of Col. Henry Willis by his first wife. The date of the marriage of Reuben and Elizabeth is not known to this writer; on April 7th, 1756, Reuben made a sale of lots in Fredericksburg under conditions indicating that he was single, but in March 1758 he joins his wife, Elizabeth, in a deed with other heirs of Mrs. Mildred Gregory Willis confirming to Lewis Willis certain gifts made to him in 1739 by his mother, Mildred Willis "now long since dead." There are many entries, running into the year 1800, in Spotsylvainia county records made necessary by the persisting dower-rights of Elizabeth as the widow of Henry Willis, Jr., in the settlement of the Willis estate; Reuben, as we have seen, died in 1768, sometime during the year 1778, or shortly thereafter, Elizabeth married her brother-in-law, Dr. Thomas Walker; and there are records to show that after the death of Dr. Walker she married a gentleman named Alcock. She had no children.

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1717
1717
Bridge's Creek, Westmoreland, VA
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