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Elizabeth (Jolliff) Willard (1820 - 1903)

Elizabeth "Betsy" Willard formerly Jolliff
Born in Illinoismap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 30 Aug 1835 in Washington CO, ILmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Highland twp, Oregon Co, Momap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Jan 2020
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Elizabeth was born in 1820.
She was the daughter of Elijah Jolliff and Lucinda Nobles. Elijah died in 1828 and Lucinda died in 1834.

She was 15 when she married Aug. 30, 1835 in IL to James "Jimmie" Willard, a 31-year-old widower with 4 small children. James' first wife had died leaving him with 4 small children. Betsy's mother had died in 1834; they lived 2 houses away from James.
Two of her Willard step-children married her Jolliff cousins. In 1840 they were in Jefferson Co., IL. In 1850 they were in neighboring Washington Co.

They moved to Oregon Co., Mo. about 1856, where her brothers Randolph & William Jolliff, and James' brother Martin Willard already lived.

James died Aug. 8, 1893 (age 89). Betsy lived with son Bill until she died Oct. 2, 1903 (age 83). Both were buried in Jolliff Cemetery near Rover, Mo. in Oregon Co.

She passed away in 1903.

Find A Grave: Memorial #15522248


Source for birth/death dates: tombstone, Jolliff Cemetery.

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Jolliff-186 and Joliff-3 appear to represent the same person because: These two are the same person.
posted on Joliff-3 (merged) by Wilda (Willard) Pingel

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