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look up for Joseph Willis

Pam Marietta (View posts)
Posted: 1038240464000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1038256869000
Surnames: Willis, Stamey, Roper
Am seeking information on Joseph Willis, born c 1753, who was receiving a pension in 1835 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. We believe he was a Private in the NC Militia.

Hoping to prove he was the father of Robert Willis, b c 1796. Information of any type will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much for your help.


Re: look up for Joseph Willis

Sue (View posts)
Posted: 1038271256000
Classification: Query
Dear Pam,

I have searched the DAR Patriot Index for your Joseph Willis. I am sad to say I did not find him listed. However, I did find the following Josephs listed

WILLIS, Joseph
Birth: PA Circa 1755
Service Location: PA Rank: Pvt
Spouse: Mary Meldrum

WILLIS, Joseph
Birth: NJ 1759
Service Location: NJ Rank: Pvt
Spouse: Grace X

WILLIS, Joseph
Birth: Circa 1730-35
Service Location: VA Rank: Pvt
Spouse: Hannah X

Not being listed in the Patriot Index means no one has applied for membership using his service record. You could be the first and establish the line for future members!!

Have you searched for wills or probate records in Lincoln Co, North Caroline, remembering these counties were divided and re-divided many times. Have you made a thorough search of all the surrounding counties? Have you ordered a copy of his pension papers? It is surprising what we get from these files. Sometimes they are full of genealogical information and then again sometimes they are not.

Are you interested in joining DAR? If so, please send me your name, address and telephone number and I will forward it to the chapter located nearest to you. Each chapter has a Registrar and a Lineage Chairman. Usually, these two ladies are great genealogists and are willing to help prospective members in their research.

Please let me know if I can help you in any way.

Good Luck,

DAR Volunteer Information Specialist

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Re: look up for Joseph Willis

Posted: 1068441804000
Classification: Query
I'm not sure which Joseph Willis you are looking for, but the one that died in 1809 in Mercer Co., KY was in the French and Indian War not the Revolution. If you are looking for his son, Joseph who d. in 1818 in Mercer Co., KY he and his brother fought with George Rogers Clark. They were in KY by 1779. They are listed in GEORGE ROGERS CLARK AND HIS MEN MILITARY RECORDS 1778-1784, by Margarey Heberling Harding pulb., by KY Historical Society 1981. The brothers are on p. 56 & 185. Joseph's last name is illegable as well as Wm. B. Rice whoes name is directly above his. John Willis is also on that list but he is indexed as John Willie.

I descend from Joseph Willis' daughter who m. John Hale

I hope this info is helpful.

Arlene (Hale) Brachman

Re: look up for Joseph Willis

Posted: 1144870455000
Classification: Query
I have information on Robert Willis who was a son of Joseph Willis, Sr. and his second wife, Matilda Mauney. Joseph, Sr. and Matilda had 6 children.

Robert Willis b. about 1796 in Lincoln Co., NC; d. 1881 in Cleveland Co., NC; married Elizabeth Young; Elizabeth was born about 1799 in NC and died about 1870 in Cleveland County. Listed in the 1850 Cleveland County census with children: Solomon, born about 1830; Joseph, born about 1838; John, born about 1835; Robert, born about 1840; Elizabeth, born about 1845.
Rev. Joseph Willis, Sr. was a Methodist minister. He was born on November 23, 1753 in Goochland County, Virginia. On February 19, 1848, Joseph, Sr. died in Cleveland County, NC and is buried in the cemetery at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Belwood, NC.

In 1780, Joseph, Sr. was drafted into the Revolutionary War. He served in Saunder’s Company of Moore’s North Carolina Regiment.

Re: look up for Joseph Willis

Posted: 1346447264000
Classification: Query
I am a member of the Joseph Willis family. Many members of this family are buried in St. Peters Cemetay. Having just come from a reunion and having just visited there. I am proud to say that the grave of Joseph Will is there and the inscription on the grave stone is that he fought in the Revolutionary War. This family were members of the second colony established in Farrar Island, Virginia. The government gave them a hugh land grant. Later many members moved to Goochland. They are also members of Thomas Jeffersons family. His aunt Judith is the relative. I would love to become a member of the DAR. Can someone contact me? Many Thanks. Linda

Re: look up for Joseph Willis

Posted: 1356214766000
Classification: Query
Pam, Am trying to join the DAR on Rev. Joseph Willis. Can you help?
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