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From: "Rod or Leslie" <>
Subject: A few more WILLIS lines in our THOMAS family
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 09:02:17 -0400



1 Thomas Jr. Willis b: 1836 d: 1897
. +Cynthia Grindstaff b: 1830 d: 1921
.... 2 Henry Gustus Willis
........ +Martha Adeline Thomas b: October 01, 1869 d:
1948
.......... 3 Christopher Columbus Willis b: 1887

.......... 3 Nora Willis b: 1889
.......... 3 Clayton B. Willis b: 1896
.......... 3 Maude Willis b: 1899
.......... 3 Fred Willis b: 1901
.......... 3 Bonnie Willis b: 1907
.......... 3 Flossie Bell Willis b: 1909
.... 2 Matilda Willis
.... 2 Margaret Willis
.... 2 Zilphia Willis



1 Benjamin Jr. Willis
. +Hannah Reid
.... 2 Elizabeth Willis b: Abt. 1841 in Yancey Co., N.C. d: Abt.
1872 in Union County, Georgia
........ +Henry Hal Willis b: 1810 in Yancey County,
N.C.
.... *2nd Husband of Elizabeth Willis:
........ +John McDaniel Thomas b: September 05, 1843 in
Yancey Co., N.C. or possibly Ashville, N.C. d: December 26, 1925 in
Union County, Georgia
.......... 3 William Thomas b: 1861
.......... 3 Cornelius Thomas b: September 05, 1868
in Union Co., GA. d: March 22, 1946 in Hall Co., GA.
.............. +Nancy Louida Adiline Sims b: February
29, 1876 in Union Co., GA. d: October 01, 1952 in Lumpkin Co., GA.
.......... 3 Martha Jane Thomas b: January 30, 1870 in
Union Co., GA. d: July 02, 1887 in Union Co., GA.


Then this one is really confusing:

Henry Hal Willis born about 1810 had two brothers that I have found
referenced so far Thomas Stephen Willis and John Willis.
Henry was married to Catherine "Kate" Thomas daughter of our Aaron
Thomas of the Toe River Valley THOMAS line. Kate was born about 1815
and first married to an unknown Howell and then married Henry. There
are no children listed by this union. Kate died apparently and Henry
married his cousin Elizabeth Willis listed above under Benjamin Jr.
Henry dies and Elizabeth married John McDaniel THOMAS. John is the son
of William Hunsucker and Nancy Willis Thomas. William was the brother
of Kate Thomas. So it is all relative <G>..

Martha Thomas (who married Henry Gustus Willis) is the daughter of
Ahijah and Martha Hensley Thomas, Ahijah was the son of John (and
Lucinda Wilson) Thomas brother of William Hunsucker Thomas.

Phew. no wonder I am confused.
Leslie


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