JAMES MONROE WILLITS
James Monroe Willits, son of Levi and Rachel (Field) Willits, was born 6/5/1818 in Wayne County, Indiana, and died 4/8/1906 in Mercer County, Illinois. He is buried in New Boston Cemetery in the Willits - Prouty Family Plot.
James Monroe Willits first married Sarah A. Myers, daughter of Col Andrew and Mary (Lloyd) Myers, on 9/29/1840 in Mercer County . Sarah Myers Willits was born 9/13/1822 in Pickaway County, Ohio, and died 9/23/1849 in Mercer County, Illinois. She is buried in the f.
amily plot too.
JAMES & SARAH A. (MYERS) WILLITS CHILDREN:
Levi P. Willits (b. 1841)
William H. Willits (b. 1843)
Viola Willits (b. 1844)
James Lloyd Willits (b. 1847)
Orpha Miranda Willits (b. 1849)
Sarah Myers Willits died a few days after the birth of Orpha Miranda. After the death of his first wife, James Monroe Willits married Sarah A. Prouty, daughter of William and Lydia Hall Prouty, on 6/17/1850 in Mercer County. Sarah was born 4/30/1832 in Massachusetts, and died 12/5/1895 in Mercer County, Illinois. She is also buried in the shared family plot in New Boston Cemetery.
CHILDREN OF JAMES & SARAH A. (PROUTY) WILLITS
Ledrew Willits (b. 1851, d. 1935)
Felton H. Willits (b. 1852, d. 1853)
Vashti Lydia Willits (b. 1854, d.1924)
Robert Murry Willits (b. 1856)
Frederick Willits (b. 1858)
Courtney Willits (b. 1867)
NOTE ABOUT JAMES PARENTS: His father, Levi died 3/5/1828, age 50y 2m 5d, and is buried in Franklin Cemetery in Wayne County, Indiana. After His father's death His mother Rachel, married William Getson Kirlin, who was an ancestor of the Mercer County, Illinois Kirlin's by his first wife, Lydia Thompson. Rachel died 3/10/1851, age 71y 24d, and is buried next to Levi Willits in Franklin Cemetery in Wayne County, Indiana.
Levi Perry Willits
William Henry Willits
Viola Jane Willits Hindman
James Lloyd Willits
Orpha Miranda Willits Pratt
Ledrew Prouty Willits
Felton H. Willits
Robert Murray Willits
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