William Willis III, was the son of William
Willis the third was the son of Willis Jr. and Hannah Burnham, and grandson ofWilliam Willis and his cousin Sarah Willis, of Orange County, VA. Willis' second wife, Susannah Toney, was the daughter of Edmund and Elizabeth Toney and granddaughter of Edward and Agnes Dickerson Toney of New Kent County, VA. They moved from Virginia to South Carolina before 1770.
On page 1 of the Moses and Hannah Willis Collins bible is handwritten: "South Carolina, Winton County. I, William Willis of New York was married to Susna Toney but now she is called William Willis wife, Susna Willis, Jannah Burhan was my mother's name.
Hannah Willis Collins had an older brother, William Jr., and older sister, Susannah.
Some of the Toneys and Willises moved from Virginia to South Carolina, then on to south Mississippi with the Collins family.
Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection - Births (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001), Ancestry.com.
Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection - Individual Records (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000), Ancestry.com, Birth year: 1722; Birth city: New Kent County; Birth state: VA.
"WmtheIm Moses Collins Bible, Mississippi Cemetery and Bible Records Volume XVI Mississippi Genealogical Society, 1976.
The Toney Family History, Henning and Rummel, pg 477
Elizabeth Collins daughter of James Sr. Collins, brother of Moses Collins In South Carolina & Georgia
Abraham Toney’s (brother of Charles Jr) had sons William, Abraham Jr, Aaron. Laurens Co. SC
Cousin of Elijah Toney of TN (son of Alexander, of Bishop Toney)
William Willis married twice
2nd wife Susanna Odom Toney (Widow)
1. Hannah Willis m. Moses Collins
Moses’s brother James Collins was father of Elizabeth Collins Toney.
2. Susannah Collins m. Benjamin Youngblood. The had Nancy Ann Youngblood who m. Charles Franklin TONEY.
TONEY-The First Millennium By Benjamin Toney to be shared with Descendants.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with William: