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Francis Willis
Birth: Jan. 5, 1745
Death: Apr. 3, 1829

US Congressman. He was born in Frederick County, Virginia and was educated in Brunswick and Berkeley Counties. Willis enlisted for the Revolutionary War in 1777, was commissioned as a Captain and commander in a company of Grayson's Dragoon's, and rose through the ranks to Colonel and commander of a regiment. In 1784 he moved to Wilkes County, Georgia. In 1790 he was elected to the US House of Representatives and served one term, 1791 to 1793. He later moved to Maury County, Tennessee, and in 1824, though he was nearly 80, he was a candidate for the US House seat that was won by future President James K. Polk, afterwards living in retirement until his death near Carters Creek. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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Lasting Hope Cemetery
Carters Creek
Maury County
Tennessee, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Mary Bob McClain
Record added: Jun 17, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14629574
Francis Willis
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