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James Hoke Willis
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Birth: Jun. 15, 1813
Death: Apr., 1890

James "Hoke" Willis was born 15 Jun 1813, the 11th child of Benjamin Willis & unknown (some believe she was Ane Galis) of Rutherford County, NC. He died 4 Dec 1890 in Estatoe, Mitchell County, North Carolina. James is buried in Yancey County, NC. In 1837, he married Martha Patty Howell, daughter of James A. Howell and Martha Patty Hill, both born in VA and died in Yancey/Burke County, NC. She was born 6 Jul 1821 in North Carolina, died 14 Jul 1900, and is buried in the Big Crabtree Cemetery, Mitchell County, North Carolina.

Children:
1- Nancy Willis b- 24 Nov 1838 Yancey County, NC d-28 Feb 1920 Mitchell County
+William Tolley (son of Francis Tolley & Dorothy Bennett) m-22 Oct 1852

2- Matilda Willis b- 1839
+Wesley Rhodes

3- Thomas Willis b- 1839

4- Elizabeth Willis b- 1842
+Henry L. Willis (son of Hannah Willis)
+John McDavid Thomas m- 1866-67

5- Myra Elmira Willis b- 1845 d- 30 Dec 1914
+John Grindstaff (son of Fighting Henry Grindstaff & Mary Buchanan) m- 10 Aug 1865

6- James M. Jr "Dick" Willis b- 1848 d- 5 Dec 1912 Mitchell County
+Lockie

7- Martha Willis b- 1850

8- Locky Willis b- 1853

9- Jackson S. Willis b- 1855
+Cynthia 'Willis (David Willis & Zilphia Grindstaff) m- 6 May 1872

10 William Robert Willis b- 1857

11 Joicy Willis b- 1859

12- Henry John Willis b- 1861 d- 1930 Mitchell County
+Liza Jane Laury

Benjamin Willis left Rutherford Co for what is now Mitchell Co in 1830, purchased land there and it appears his wife was dead by then. Benjamin had 13 children, with 2 daughters. James Hoke reported his mother was born in PA.





 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Benjamin Willis (1770 - 1830)
  Ann Galis Willis (1772 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Patty Howell Willis (1821 - 1900)*
 
 Children:
  Nancy Willis Tolley (1837 - 1920)*
  Thomas S Willis (1839 - 1916)*
  Elizabeth Willis (1842 - ____)*
  James Willis (1847 - 1932)*
  Jackson S. Willis (1854 - 1921)*
  Robert William Willis (1857 - 1939)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Willis Hoyle (1793 - ____)*
  John Willis (1795 - ____)*
  Joseph Willis (1796 - ____)*
  Keziah Willis (1798 - ____)*
  David M Willis (1800 - 1878)*
  Benjamin Willis (1801 - ____)*
  Henry Hal Willis (1804 - ____)*
  Sarah Willis Norman (1805 - ____)*
  William Willis (1810 - ____)*
  Thomas Stephen Willis (1812 - 1899)*
  James Hoke Willis (1813 - 1890)
  David Willis (1825 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Husband of Martha Willis s/o Benjamin & Annie Galis Willis
 
Burial:
Big Crabtree Cemetery
Estatoe
Mitchell County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Howard Boone
Record added: Apr 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35841046
James Hoke Willis
Added by: Howard Boone
 
James Hoke Willis
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My ggg-grand uncle....
- Susan M. Willis
 Added: Apr. 5, 2014
In God's love
- Jean Bailey Moncier
 Added: Jul. 4, 2011
 
 
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