1880 US Census, John Willis, Widowed, is in Jonesville, Lee, Virginia at age 51. He is living in a household with Thomas J. and Adaline Ely. Thomas Ely is Head of the Household 36y, wife Adaline 34y. Children are John 11y, Sarah S., 9y, Charles W. 7y, Martha E. 3y and William, 0y old. others include John Willis, born NC est. 1829, Samuel Eldridge, 25y, and Philmore Thompson, 15y. All except John Willis were born VA.
John and Elizabeth Willis had a son, Henry B. Willis born 30 Apr 1855 at Turkey Cove, Lee, VA.
James Willis, born 1850 Lee Co., VA died 14 Mar 1871 at Lee Co., VA age 21. His father was John Willis