Maj. Joseph Clapp Willard
|Birthplace:||Westminster, Windham County, Vermont, United States|
|Death:||Died in Washington, District of Columbia, United States|
Son of Joseph Willard, II and Susan Dorr Willard
|Occupation:||proprietors of Willard's Hotel, Washington, D. C.|
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Historical records matching Major Joseph Willard (GAR)
About Major Joseph Willard (GAR)
Major Joseph Willard arrested Confederate spy, Antonia Ford, and married her one year later.
Several sons of Joseph, jr. (Joseph C., Henry A. and Caleb C.), were proprietors of Willard's Hotel, Washington, D. C.
Managers of Caleb C. Willard,
I am writing you in regards to kindness done by Joseph Clapp Willard , August Willard and Caleb Willard towards my African-American Great -Great -Great Grandparents and their children. In 1862 Joseph and August intervened on my Great-Great- Great Grandmother Matilda Bowie's behalf by purchasing and then freeing her son Jack Bowie to prevent his being sold South.
In 1916 in a Washington Bee Newspaper article in regard's to my Great-Great Grandparents Nathaniel & Victoria Bowie's 50th Wedding Anniversary it mentions Nathaniel being given employment in 1871 by Caleb Clapp Willard.
It appears that much kindness and compassion to my family had been extended by the Willard Family and for that we are forever thankful.
Sincerely, James Louis Bacon
Major Joseph Willard (GAR)'s Timeline
November 11, 1820
Westminster, Windham County, Vermont, United States
May 1, 1865
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
April 13, 1867
February 9, 1871
January 17, 1897
Washington, District of Columbia, United States