Not one of my ancestors, but part of my ongoing hobby of documenting the ancestry of my favorite rock stars.
Willey Anna, or Wiliana, was born 1853 in Missouri and died 1909 in Montana, and while that seems straightforward enough, she's proven a challenge to document.
She married a man named Marcellus S. Ray in McDonald co. MO in 1878. On the 1880 census, they're living in that country with their infant son and 19-year-old John I. Adams, described as Marcellus' brother-in-law. On the face of it, he would seem to be Willey Anna's brother (or half-brother). If it helps, no birthplace is given for Wiley's father, but her mother's birthplace is shown as Missouri.
Checking the 1876 Missouri state census, I found Willey Ann Holland, 24, living with Martha Holland, 20 (a sister?). Living next to them is John I. Adams, in the household of who appears to be his mother: Minerva Jackson Adams. Several other young people are living in Minerva's household. There is no sign of Willey Anna or Martha Holland in Minerva's household in 1870, although I may have found Willey Anna living in Christian co. KY in what might be a girl's boarding school of some sort.
Try as I might, I can't find Willey Anna in the 1860 census, not with Minerva or anyone else. Was she Minerva's child from an earlier marriage?