Proof of the death of George w. Willis, in Iniana in 1855

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in Genealogy Help by Barbara Humphreys G2G Crew (580 points)

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George W Willis

United States General Index to Pension Files

Name George W Willis
Event Type Pension
Event Date 1845
Beneficiary's Name Joanna Willis


"United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934", database with images,FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 June 2016), George W Willis, 1845.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
If he had a pension beneficiary in 1845, he could have died earlier than 1855.

Do you know what county and city he died in? Is there a birth year and location and a marriage year and location? Was his spouse Joanna Willis?

Frank, thank you so much.  I have even hired a genealogist in Harrison County, Indiana, and the George W Willis was married to a Nancy Brown, had 4 girls, then Nancy died and he married Margaret Keen Dawson in 1851.  Margaret gave birth to HopkinsDawson Willis, and shortly thereafter he abandoned his family.  Never to b e heard of again, so I am stuck.  in the 1850 census, it states his birth was in 1811 in Virginia?  Frank, my story is interesting, having never known my Birth Father, Harold Dawson Willis. I was born in Condon, Oregon in 1936, but have spent the majority of my life in Ca.  After my family was raised I returned to Oregon to find the truth, and found my Mothers marriage and divorce.  My Father was served divorce papers in Klamath Falls, Oregon, so I ran an ad in the paper, and was contacted by someone that knew my birth Father, and that began my research....Thank you again so much.

Barbara Willis Humphreys


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