Rev. Elijah Willard

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Elijah Willard

Birthplace: Harvard, Worcester, MA, USA
Death: Died in Dublin, Cheshire, NH, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Abraham Willard Jr. and Mary Willard
Husband of Betsey Willard
Ex-husband of Mary Willard and Phebe Willard
Father of Elijah Willard; Mary Willard; Rachel Wetherbee; Martyn Willard; Oliver Atherton Willard and 10 others
Brother of Mary Willard; Abraham Willard and Annis Willard (Willard)

Occupation: Rev. Preacher of the Gospel -Baptist
Managed by: Carol Ann Selis
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About Rev. Elijah Willard

Elijah Willard

Born: 1751-03-12


Died: 1839-08-19

Dublin,,New Hampshire,USA

Spouse 1

Mary Atherton

Born: 28 Jan 1753 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Died: Jan 1794

Marriage: 30 Mar 1775 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA View Info

Children Sex Birth

Elijah Willard M 7 Feb 1776 in Harvard, [county], Massachusetts, USA

Mary Willard F 9 Dec 1777 in Harvard, [county], Massachusetts, USA

Rachel Willard F 1 May 1780 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Martyn Willard F 4 Mar 1782

Oliver Atherton Willard M 12 May 1784 in Dublin, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA

Zophar Willard M 12 Sep 1788

Abraham Willard M 20 Nov 1791


Spouse 2

Phebe Archer

Born: 15 Jan 1772

Died: 15 Jan 1826

Marriage: 15 Jan 1795 in Keene, [county], New Hampshire, USA View Info

Children Sex Birth

Levi Willard M 3 Nov 1795 in Dublin, [county], New Hampshire, USA

Loring Willard M 12 Feb 1797 in Dublin, [county], New Hampshire, USA

Annis Willard F 11 Dec 1798 in Dublin, [county], New Hampshire, USA

Roxy Willard F 8 Aug 1800 in [city], [county], [state], USA

Solon Willard M 9 Feb 1804 in Dublin, [county], New Hampshire, USA


Spouse 3

Betsey Knight

Born: Jul 1775

Died: 19 May 1871

Marriage: 24 Jan 1827 View Info

Children Sex Birth



ID: I5418

Name: Elijah WILLARD

Sex: M

Title: Rev.

Birth: 12 MAR 1750/51 in Harvard, MA

Death: 19 AUG 1839 in Dublin, NH

Residence: 1814 Dublin

Occupation: Preacher of the Gospel

Note: March 1, 1823: 4 children died. Mother and one more child at the point of death but they recovered.

Father: Abraham WILLARD b: 1726 in Lancaster, Worcerter, MA

Mother: Mary HASKELL b: ABT. 1724

Marriage 1 Mary ATHERTON b: 28 JAN 1753

Married: 30 MAR 1775


Elijah WILLARD b: 7 FEB 1776 in Harvard, MA
Mary WILLARD b: 9 DEC 1777
Rachel WILLARD b: 1 MAY 1780 in Harvard, MA
Martin WILLARD b: 4 MAR 1782 in Harvard, MA
Oliver Atherton WILLARD b: 12 MAY 1784
Annis WILLARD b: 19 MAY 1786
Zophar WILLARD b: 12 SEP 1788
Abraham WILLARD b: 20 NOV 1791

Marriage 2 Phebe ARCHER b: 15 JAN 1772

Married: 15 JAN 1795 in Keene, NH


Annis WILLARD b: 11 DEC 1798 in Dublin, NH
Levi WILLARD b: 3 NOV 1795 in Dublin, NH
Loring WILLARD b: 12 FEB 1797 in Dublin, NH
Roxana WILLARD b: 8 AUG 1800 in Dublin, NH
Maria WILLARD b: 1805 in Dublin, NH

Marriage 3 Betsey KNIGHT b: JUL 1775

Married: 24 JAN 1827

Rev. Elijah Willard came here from Fitchburg, Mass., and was pastor of the Baptist church until his death, in 1839. He preached at Pottersville for a period of forty years. During his life he united one hundred and forty-six couples in marriage, and preached a funeral sermon four weeks before his death. His son Levi was horn in 1795, and lived here till his death, in 1860. He married Irene Knight, of Sudbury, Mass., who still survives him, and reared a family of thirteen children. Seven of them, Zophar, Solon, Milton B., David, Benjamin, Mrs. C. H. Nye, and Mrs. M. M. Mason, are living, located in this town.


U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 about Elijah Willard Name: Elijah Willard SAR Membership: 10200 Father: Ten Abraham Williard Mother: Mary Haskell Williard Spouse: Mary Atherton Williard Children: Rachael Williard Wetherbee

Info added per DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood and published 1895 stating he "served as chaplain and soldier, was in the battle of White Plains"

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Rev. Elijah Willard's Timeline

March 12, 1751
Harvard, Worcester, MA, USA
February 7, 1776
Age 24
Harvard, Massachusetts, United States
December 9, 1777
Age 26
Harvard, Massachusetts, United States
May 1, 1780
Age 29
Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
March 4, 1782
Age 30
Harvard, Massachusetts, United States
May 12, 1784
Age 33
Dublin, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States
May 19, 1786
Age 35
Harvard, Massachusetts, United States
September 12, 1788
Age 37
Harvard, Massachusetts, United States
November 20, 1791
Age 40
Harvard, Massachusetts, United States