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 James Black Willis

James Black Willis

Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Death 30 Jul 1883 (aged 74)
Boone County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 47313416 · View Source
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James Black Willis
Given Name: James Black
Surname: Willis
Sex: M
Birth: 1 Dec 1808 in Rutherford County, North Carolina
Death: 30 Jul 1883 in Boone County, Arkansas
Burial: Willis Cemetery

Father: Jacob Willis b: 1781 in Rowan County, North Carolina Colony
Mother: Lydia Black b: 1785 in North Carolina Colony

Marriage 1 Lucinda (Lucy) Thompson b: 21 Oct 1819 in North Carolina
Married: 1835

Marshal Holloway Willis b: 8 NOV 1835 in Rutherford, County, NC
Spencer Willis b: 1837 in Rutherford, County, NC
Wiley Willis b: 1839 in North Carolina
Pinckney Willis b: 1 MAR 1842 in Rutherford, County, NC
Cephus Murcheson Willis b: 22 DEC 1846 in North Carolina
Huldah Willis b: 1849
Yankee Franklin Willis b: 21 DEC 1853 in Boone County, AR

1880 Census, Sugar Loaf, Boone, AR, pg 594 (3 June 1880)
James B WILLIS Self M Male W 71 NC Farmer NC NC
Lucinda WILLIS Wife M Female W 60 NC Keeping House VA VA

1870 Census, Jefferson Twp, Boone, AR, pg. 438
Willis, James 62 M W Farmer 250 NC
Lucinda 50 F W Housekeeper
H M 20 F W Housekeeper
Franklin 16 M W at home

Note: Boone County AR was formed in 1869 by taking some of the eastern part of Carroll County and Madison County. Then six years later a portion of the western side of Marion County was added to make present-day Boone County.

1860 Census, Jefferson Twp, Mt. Pleasant P.O., Carroll Co, AR pg. 1 (1 June 1860)
WILLIS, James R 51 m NC farmer; can't read or write
Lucy 40 f NC can't read or write
Pinkney 16 m NC farmer
Cephas M 13 m NC
Huldah 10 f NC
Yankee F 6 m AR

1850 Census, Unknown Township, Cleveland Co,NC pg 127 (12 Aug 1850)
James Willis 42 M Farmer 2000
Lucy Willis 31 F
Marshal Willis 15 M Farmer
Spencer Willis 13 M
Wily Willis 11 M
Pinckney Willis 9 M
Murchison Willis 4 M
Huluah Willas 9/12 F

I was looking at the information you have posted on find a grave for James Black Willis, you have him and his wife Lucinda buried at the York Cemetery, they are actually buried in the Willis Cemetery, which is on the property they homesteaded when they moved to Arkansas. They have one son, Yankee Franklin Willis, buried at the York Cemetery. James Willis is my GGG Grandfather.

Thank you, James Dees

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  • Created by: Bobby and Carol Babin Estes
  • Added: 30 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47313416
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Black Willis (1 Dec 1808–30 Jul 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47313416, citing Willis Cemetery, Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Bobby and Carol Babin Estes (contributor 46900498) .