I would like to honor my ancestors and get to know them so to speak by creating my family tree. The Willard Family tree began with information I had gathered over thirty years ago.
On my father's side:
I am a descendant of Samuel and Mary Nixon Willard, William and Sarah Gaulding Willard, Henry and Harriet Elizabeth Richards Willard, John Powhatan and Virginia Belle Lacy Willard, and James Elliot Schoolcraft and Cordelia Dye Carter.
On my mother's side:
I am a descendant of John A. Higginbotham and Mary Bennett and Henry Newton Boley and Martha Ellen Higginbotham. Benjamin Franklin Sears and Laura Della Rollyson.
I am proud of my family heritage and would like to preserve it for future generations.
"To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root."
A Chinese Proverb
I do make mistakes and appreciate all corrections. Please do not add photos of obituaries and birth/death certificates. When I see scanned certificates or scanned obituaries on my memorials, I will ask you to remove it or I will request Find A Grave to delete it.
I would like my ancestors remembered as people and not defined by documents. If you want copies of the documents; I will gladly provide them.