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