Mary <I>Demis</I> Willis


Mary Demis Willis

Kentucky, USA
Death 11 Aug 1907 (aged 92)
Mason, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Burial Mason, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section H - Lot 599
Memorial ID 47404031 View Source
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Daughter of Unknown and Abigail (Patterson) Demis or Ayers

Wife of Thomas Willis. They were the parents of:

Mahala Willis 1850 - 1928 (Henry Lyons)
James Willis 1859 - 1953
Henry D. Willis 1863 - 1942
Mary Willis 1866 (James Monroe and Albert James)

1907 Seeking Michigsn Death Certificate Ingham

Death Certificate shows Merry Willis was the daughter of father not known and mother Abigail Patterson, female, black, born in Kentucky on May 5, 1815, married, mother of 5 children, 4 living, passed away August 11, 1907 in Mason, Ingham Co., MI at the age of 92 years 3 months and 10 days, cause of death senility. Burial was on August 13, 1907 in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason, MI.

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Mary Willis
Age: 38
Birth Year: abt 1822
Gender: Female
Race: Mulatto
Birth Place: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Raisin, Lenawee, Michigan
Post Office: Adrian
Family Number: 335
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Willis 40
Mary Willis 38
Mahala Willis 3
James Willis 7 Months

1870 United States Federal Census
about Mary Willis
Name: Mary Willis
Age in 1870: 52
Birth Year: abt 1818
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1870: Vevay, Ingham, Michigan
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Post Office: Mason
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Willis 45
Mary Willis 52
Mahaly Willis 13
James Willis 10
Henry Willis 8
Mary Willis 4

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Mary Willis
Age: 57
Birth Year: abt 1823
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1880: Mason, Ingham, Michigan
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Widowed
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Works In Hotel
Household Members:
Name Age
Mary Willis 57
Mary Willis 15
James Willis 22
Henry Willis 19

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  • Created by: Sandra Moore
  • Added: 1 Feb 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 47404031
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Demis Willis (5 May 1815–11 Aug 1907), Find a Grave Memorial ID 47404031, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason, Ingham County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Sandra Moore (contributor 47025864) .