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Re: Willis Family before c1750
Posted by: Dan Willis (ID *****2152) Date: July 25, 2004 at 14:05:58
In Reply to: Willis Family before c1750 by Hugh Rodgers of 289

Heres an extened version

Descendants of Richard Willliston


Generation No. 1

1. RICHARD1 WILLLISTON was born 1658, and died 1712 in Middlesex, Virginia. He married MARTHA.
       
Child of RICHARD WILLLISTON and MARTHA is:
2.       i.       JOHN D. WILLISTON2 SR., b. 1709, Middlesex, Virginia; d. 1785, Carteret County, North Carolina.


Generation No. 2

2. JOHN D. WILLISTON2 SR. (RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) was born 1709 in Middlesex, Virginia, and died 1785 in Carteret County, North Carolina. He married MARY MARTIN 1725 in Carteret County, North Carolina. She was born 1705 in Ireland, and died 1775 in Carteret County, North Carolina.

More About JOHN D. WILLISTON SR.:
Military service: 1747, Private - Col. Thomas Lovick's Carteret County Militia during the Spanish attack on Beaufort
       
Children of JOHN SR. and MARY MARTIN are:
3.       i.       THOMAS MARTIN WILLISTON3 SR., b. 1725, Carteret County, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1784, Carteret County, North Carolina.
4.       ii.       ANN WILLISTON, b. Abt. 1727, Carteret County, North Carolina.
5.       iii.       SABRA WILLISTON, b. Abt. 1728, Carteret County, North Carolina.
6.       iv.       TAMAR WILLISTON, b. Abt. 1730, Carteret County, North Carolina.
       v.       DANIEL WIILISTON, b. Abt. 1732, Carteret County, North Carolina; d. Bet. 1834 - 1835.
7.       vi.       MARY DIDIMIAH WILLISTON, b. Abt. 1732, Portsmouth Island, Carteret County, North Carolina; d. 1816.
8.       vii.       EBENEZER WILLISTON, b. Abt. 1734, Carteret County, North Carolina; d. Bet. 1784 - 1785.
9.       viii.       SAMUEL WILLISTON, b. Abt. 1734, Carteret County, North Carolina; d. 1797, Carteret County, North Carolina.
10.       ix.       SARAH WILLISTON, b. 1738, Carteret County, North Carolina; d. Carteret County, North Carolina.
       x.       ESTHER WILLISTON, b. Abt. 1740, Carteret County, North Carolina; m. ROBERT GASKINS/GASKILL.
11.       xi.       ABIGAIL ANN WILLISTON, b. Abt. 1744, Carteret County, North Carolina; d. Bet. 1823 - 1824.
       xii.       JOHN D. WILLISTON, b. Abt. 1750.


Generation No. 3

3. THOMAS MARTIN WILLISTON3 SR. (JOHN D. WILLISTON2, RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) was born 1725 in Carteret County, North Carolina, and died Abt. 1784 in Carteret County, North Carolina. He married UNKNOWN 1744 in Carteret County, North Carolina.
       
Children of THOMAS SR. and UNKNOWN are:
12.       i.       GEORGE WILLISTON4 SR., b. Bet. 1757 - 1760, Carteret County, North Carolina; d. 1843.
       ii.       BENJAMIN WILLISTON, b. Bet. 1745 - 1750, Carteret County, North Carolina; d. 1836.
       iii.       THOMAS WILLISTON, b. Abt. 1750, Carteret County, North Carolina; d. Bef. 1810.
       iv.       REUBEN WILLISTON, b. Bet. 1753 - 1755, Carteret County, North Carolina; d. 1817.
       v.       JOSEPHUS WILLIS(TON), b. Abt. 1762.
       vi.       ZACHARIAH WILLISTON, b. Abt. 1765, Carteret County, North Carolina; d. 1788.
       vii.       SETH WILLISTON, b. Bet. 1768 - 1770, Carteret County, North Carolina; d. Aft. 1830.


4. ANN3 WILLISTON (JOHN D. WILLISTON2 SR., RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) was born Abt. 1727 in Carteret County, North Carolina. She married GEORGE BRIN HARRIS Abt. 1760.
       
Children of ANN WILLISTON and GEORGE HARRIS are:
       i.       GEORGE4 HARRIS.
       ii.       STOKLEY HARRIS.
       iii.       DIANA BRINN HARRIS.
       iv.       JOHN HARRIS, b. Abt. 1761.

More About JOHN HARRIS:
Fact: November 14, 1781, Disinherited because he joined the crew of a privateer vessel of war on 11/14/1781. His family was devoutly Quaker, and this was totally against their religious beliefs.

       v.       ZEMORIAH HARRIS, b. Abt. 1763, Hyde County, North Carolina.
       vi.       MILLICENT HARRIS, b. Abt. 1765.
       vii.       FEREBY HARRIS, b. Abt. 1769.
       viii.       ESTER HARRIS, b. Abt. 1770.
       ix.       ICHABOD HARRIS, b. Abt. 1772.


5. SABRA3 WILLISTON (JOHN D. WILLISTON2 SR., RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) was born Abt. 1728 in Carteret County, North Carolina. She married BENJAMIN DAVIS Abt. 1770, son of WILLIAM DAVIS and MARY WICKER. He was born Abt. 1753 in Carteret County, North Carolina, and died 1814 in Carteret County, North Carolina.

More About BENJAMIN DAVIS:
Fact: Cleared the first farm on what is now Davis Shore.
Military service: Soldier in the Revolutionary Army.
       
Children of SABRA WILLISTON and BENJAMIN DAVIS are:
       i.       ARCHIBALD4 DAVIS, b. Abt. 1771.
       ii.       JOHN STANCIL DAVIS, b. Abt. 1773; d. Abt. 1880.
13.       iii.       THOMAS CLIFFORD DAVIS, b. Abt. 1775.
       iv.       WHITTINGTON DAVIS, b. Abt. 1776; d. Aft. 1867.
       v.       ABIAH DAVIS, b. Abt. 1780.
       vi.       MARY (POLLY) DAVIS, b. Abt. 1782.
       vii.       CLARISSA DAVIS, b. Abt. 1783.
       viii.       ABIGAIL DAVIS, b. Abt. 1788.
       ix.       KEZIAH DAVIS, b. Abt. 1793.
       x.       CHARLOTTE D. DAVIS, b. Abt. 1796.
       xi.       ESTHER HETTY DAVIS, b. Abt. 1800; d. Aft. 1850.


6. TAMAR3 WILLISTON (JOHN D. WILLISTON2 SR., RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) was born Abt. 1730 in Carteret County, North Carolina. She married THOMAS MOORE Aft. 1734. He was born in Shackelford Banks, North Carolina.
       
Child of TAMAR WILLISTON and THOMAS MOORE is:
       i.       MARY4 MOORE, b. Abt. 1784.


7. MARY DIDIMIAH3 WILLISTON (JOHN D. WILLISTON2 SR., RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) was born Abt. 1732 in Portsmouth Island, Carteret County, North Carolina, and died 1816. She married DAVID B. WALLACE Abt. 1754. He was born in Portsmouth Island, Carteret County, North Carolina.
       
Children of MARY WILLISTON and DAVID WALLACE are:
       i.       ROBERT WEST4 WALLACE.
       ii.       DAVID B. WALLACE JR..
       iii.       ESTHER WALLACE.
       iv.       NANCY ANN WALLACE.
       v.       THOMAS CLIFFORD WALLACE, b. Abt. 1774; d. Abt. 1795.
       vi.       JOSEPH WALLACE.
       vii.       JAMES WALLACE.
       viii.       MARY WALLACE.


8. EBENEZER3 WILLISTON (JOHN D. WILLISTON2 SR., RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) was born Abt. 1734 in Carteret County, North Carolina, and died Bet. 1784 - 1785. He married UNKNOWN.
       
Children of EBENEZER WILLISTON and UNKNOWN are:
       i.       RILAND4 WILLIS.
       ii.       WASHINGTON WILLIS.
       iii.       SAMUEL WILLIS.


9. SAMUEL3 WILLISTON (JOHN D. WILLISTON2 SR., RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) was born Abt. 1734 in Carteret County, North Carolina, and died 1797 in Carteret County, North Carolina. He married SARAH RUSTULL Abt. 1754 in Carteret County, North Carolina, daughter of RICHARD JR. and SARAH COGDELL. She was born in Carteret County, North Carolina, and died in Carteret County, North Carolina.
       
Children of SAMUEL WILLISTON and SARAH RUSTULL are:
       i.       ABNER4 WILLISTON, b. Carteret County, North Carolina; d. Aft. 1822.
       ii.       ANDREW WILLISTON, b. Carteret County, North Carolina.
       iii.       ESTHER WILLISTON, b. Carteret County, North Carolina.
       iv.       JOSIAH WILLISTON, b. Carteret County, North Carolina; d. 1832.
       v.       MARY WILLISTON, b. Carteret County, North Carolina.
       vi.       ABIGAIL WILLISTON, d. 1805.

More About ABIGAIL WILLISTON:
Bat Mitzvah: Carteret County, North Carolina

       vii.       ZILPHIA WILLIS(TON), b. Abt. 1785.
       viii.       DANIEL WILLISTON, b. Bet. 1755 - 1760, Carteret County, North Carolina; d. 1825.
       ix.       GEORGE WILLISTON, b. Abt. 1757, Carteret County, North Carolina; d. 1785.
       x.       DIDIMIAH WILLISTON.


10. SARAH3 WILLISTON (JOHN D. WILLISTON2 SR., RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) was born 1738 in Carteret County, North Carolina, and died in Carteret County, North Carolina. She married SAMUEL GUTHRIE in Carteret County, North Carolina, son of DANIEL GUTHRIE and MARY LITTLE. He was born 1732 in Carteret County, North Carolina, and died in Carteret County, North Carolina.
       
Children of SARAH WILLISTON and SAMUEL GUTHRIE are:
       i.       LEVI4 GUTHRIE, b. Abt. 1756.
       ii.       SAMUEL GUTHRIE, b. 1758.
       iii.       STEPHEN GUTHRIE, b. 1764.
       iv.       MARY GUTHRIE, b. Abt. 1768, Carteret County, North Carolina.
       v.       SOLOMON GUTHRIE, b. Abt. 1760.


11. ABIGAIL ANN3 WILLISTON (JOHN D. WILLISTON2 SR., RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) was born Abt. 1744 in Carteret County, North Carolina, and died Bet. 1823 - 1824. She married (1) VENTROS FENTRESS. She married (2) JOHN FULFORD Aft. August 1771, son of JOSEPH FULFORD JR.. He was born Abt. 1740, and died 1799 in Carteret County, North Carolina.

More About JOHN FULFORD:
Buisiness: Operated a porpoise fishery on the Outer Banks.
Delegation: Delegate to the North Carolina Ratification Conventions of 1788 and 1789
Elected: General Assembly (House) 1786-1787, 1787, 1788, 1790, 1791-1792; Senate 1796, 1797, 1798
Military service: Capt. in N.C. militia, Col. John Easton's regiment, Revolutionary War.
       
Children of ABIGAIL WILLISTON and JOHN FULFORD are:
       i.       CHARLOTTE4 FULFORD.
       ii.       SARAH FULFORD.
       iii.       SEREPTA FULFORD.
       iv.       ALICE FULFORD, b. Abt. 1779; d. Bef. 1823.
       v.       JOSEPH FULFORD, b. Bet. 1783 - 1787.
       vi.       JOHN CLIFFORD FULFORD, b. Bet. 1783 - 1787.
       vii.       ABIGAIL FULFORD, b. Aft. 1786.
       viii.       POLLY FULFORD, b. Aft. 1786.
       ix.       WILLIAM MARTIN FULFORD, b. Aft. 1786, Carteret County, North Carolin.


Generation No. 4

12. GEORGE WILLISTON4 SR. (THOMAS MARTIN WILLISTON3, JOHN D. WILLISTON2, RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) was born Bet. 1757 - 1760 in Carteret County, North Carolina, and died 1843. He married GRACE ROBINSON.
       
Child of GEORGE SR. and GRACE ROBINSON is:
14.       i.       MARTIN WILLIS5 SR..


13. THOMAS CLIFFORD4 DAVIS (SABRA3 WILLISTON, JOHN D. WILLISTON2 SR., RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) was born Abt. 1775. He married MARY DAVIV FOOT April 14, 1803, daughter of DAVID FOOT and HEPSABETH BELL.
       
Child of THOMAS DAVIS and MARY FOOT is:
15.       i.       MARYLAND VIRGINIA5 DAVIS.


Generation No. 5

14. MARTIN WILLIS5 SR. (GEORGE WILLISTON4, THOMAS MARTIN WILLISTON3, JOHN D. WILLISTON2, RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) He married GENCY MASON.
       
Child of MARTIN SR. and GENCY MASON is:
16.       i.       MASON6 WILLIS.


15. MARYLAND VIRGINIA5 DAVIS (THOMAS CLIFFORD4, SABRA3 WILLISTON, JOHN D. WILLISTON2 SR., RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) She married KILBY WILLIS May 17, 1845.
       
Child of MARYLAND DAVIS and KILBY WILLIS is:
       i.       ARMECIA G.6 WILLIS, m. EDWARD MOORE HILL, December 24, 1863.


Generation No. 6

16. MASON6 WILLIS (MARTIN WILLIS5 SR., GEORGE WILLISTON4, THOMAS MARTIN WILLISTON3, JOHN D. WILLISTON2, RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) He married REBCCA SALTER.
       
Child of MASON WILLIS and REBCCA SALTER is:
17.       i.       GEORGE WALLACE7 WILLIS, b. April 25, 1862.


Generation No. 7

17. GEORGE WALLACE7 WILLIS (MASON6, MARTIN WILLIS5 SR., GEORGE WILLISTON4, THOMAS MARTIN WILLISTON3, JOHN D. WILLISTON2, RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) was born April 25, 1862. He married SARAH ELIZABETH SMITH.
       
Child of GEORGE WILLIS and SARAH SMITH is:
18.       i.       DANIEL WILLIS8 SR., b. June 14, 1895; d. December 16, 1959.


Generation No. 8

18. DANIEL WILLIS8 SR. (GEORGE WALLACE7 WILLIS, MASON6, MARTIN WILLIS5 SR., GEORGE WILLISTON4, THOMAS MARTIN WILLISTON3, JOHN D. WILLISTON2, RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) was born June 14, 1895, and died December 16, 1959. He married MINNIE BELL O'NEAL, daughter of BENJAMIN O'NEAL and CORNELIA WOOLARD. She was born September 11, 1905.
       
Children of DANIEL SR. and MINNIE O'NEAL are:
19.       i.       MARTIN LUTHER WILLIS9 SR., b. September 16, 1924.
       ii.       EDNA EARLE WILLIS.
       iii.       MINNIE LORRAINE WILLIS.
       iv.       ELIZABETH CORNELIA WILLIS.
       v.       PATRICIA ANN WILLIS.
       vi.       DANIEL WILLIS JR..


Generation No. 9

19. MARTIN LUTHER WILLIS9 SR. (DANIEL WILLIS8, GEORGE WALLACE7 WILLIS, MASON6, MARTIN WILLIS5 SR., GEORGE WILLISTON4, THOMAS MARTIN WILLISTON3, JOHN D. WILLISTON2, RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) was born September 16, 1924. He married (1) ROSEMARY TORGUSEN. She was born December 24, 1924, and died September 1979. He married (2) OLIVE MURIEL. She was born June 08, 1925.

More About ROSEMARY TORGUSEN:
Burial: September 1979, Mystic CT
       
Children of MARTIN SR. and ROSEMARY TORGUSEN are:
20.       i.       MARTIN LUTHER WILLIS10 JR., b. February 15, 1956.
21.       ii.       REBECCA ANN WILLIS, b. September 29, 1948.


Generation No. 10

20. MARTIN LUTHER WILLIS10 JR. (MARTIN LUTHER WILLIS9 SR., DANIEL WILLIS8, GEORGE WALLACE7 WILLIS, MASON6, MARTIN WILLIS5 SR., GEORGE WILLISTON4, THOMAS MARTIN WILLISTON3, JOHN D. WILLISTON2, RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) was born February 15, 1956. He married MARLINE JANE O'DONNELL August 22, 1981 in Cheshire CT, daughter of JEREMIAH O'DONNELL and CARMELA GUIFFRE. She was born May 27, 1956.
       
Children of MARTIN JR. and MARLINE O'DONNELL are:
       i.       DANIEL JEREMIAH11 WILLIS, b. February 03, 1989.

More About DANIEL JEREMIAH WILLIS:
Namesake: Daniel is From Great-Grandfather Daniel Willis. Jeremiah is for Grandfather Jeremiah O'Donnell

       ii.       ERIK PATRICK WILLIS, b. October 23, 1990.


21. REBECCA ANN10 WILLIS (MARTIN LUTHER WILLIS9 SR., DANIEL WILLIS8, GEORGE WALLACE7 WILLIS, MASON6, MARTIN WILLIS5 SR., GEORGE WILLISTON4, THOMAS MARTIN WILLISTON3, JOHN D. WILLISTON2, RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) was born September 29, 1948. She married BILL GERRISH March 05, 1966.
       
Children of REBECCA WILLIS and BILL GERRISH are:
22.       i.       TAMMY J.11 GERRISH, b. May 12, 1967.
23.       ii.       STACEY L. GERRISH, b. August 04, 1971.


Generation No. 11

22. TAMMY J.11 GERRISH (REBECCA ANN10 WILLIS, MARTIN LUTHER WILLIS9 SR., DANIEL WILLIS8, GEORGE WALLACE7 WILLIS, MASON6, MARTIN WILLIS5 SR., GEORGE WILLISTON4, THOMAS MARTIN WILLISTON3, JOHN D. WILLISTON2, RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) was born May 12, 1967. She married STEVEN CHAPMAN October 01, 1988.
       
Children of TAMMY GERRISH and STEVEN CHAPMAN are:
       i.       AMANDA ROSEMARY12 CHAPMAN, b. January 29, 1990.
       ii.       MARISSA P. CHAPMAN, b. June 07, 1993.


23. STACEY L.11 GERRISH (REBECCA ANN10 WILLIS, MARTIN LUTHER WILLIS9 SR., DANIEL WILLIS8, GEORGE WALLACE7 WILLIS, MASON6, MARTIN WILLIS5 SR., GEORGE WILLISTON4, THOMAS MARTIN WILLISTON3, JOHN D. WILLISTON2, RICHARD1 WILLLISTON) was born August 04, 1971. She married KENT P. NOREIKA July 01, 1995.
       
Children of STACEY GERRISH and KENT NOREIKA are:
       i.       KOREY W.12 NOREIKA, b. September 10, 1998; d. September 10, 1998.
       ii.       COLE G. NOREIKA, b. January 25, 2000.
       iii.       BRET R. NOREIKA, b. November 19, 2001.



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