William Willits, was the son of Levi and Rachel (Field) Willits-Kirlin. He was born 3/3/1800.
William married Mary Fix 9/8/1825 in Wayne County, Indiana.
CHILDREN of WILLIAM & MARY:
Loring A., b. abt 1826;
Christopher Charles, b. abt 1827;
Levi, b. 11/1/1829, d 10/3/1830;
Ira L., b. abt 1821;
Dudley, b. 8/3/1832, d. 8/13/1847;
James, b. 6/30/1833, d. 8/8/1847;
Nancy E., b. abt 1833;
Vashti, b. abt 1835;
Matilda, b. abt 1838;
Sarah A, b. abt 1840.
As far as the census records look, this family probably stayed in Wayne County, Indiana and did not migrate to Mercer County, Illinois with other Willits families members, but they have many ties to Illinois. Levi, Dudley and James are all buried in the Franklin Cemetery, and since they stayed in Wayne County, I'm assuming, for now and until I find out otherwise, they were all buried in Franklin Cemetery.