William Willis & Cornellia Rotan

Husbands Full Name William Willis
His Data Date City,Town or Place County or Province State or Country
Birth abt 1810 North Carolina
Marriage 1842 Salisbury North Carolina
Death 1852 Elberfeld Warrick Indiana
Burial Indiana
His Father James Willis His Mother Martha "Patsey" Coats

Wifes Full Name Cornelia Albertine Rotan
Her Data Date City,Town or Place County or Province State or Country
Birth June 1,1826 North Carolina
Death Oct.5,1899 Elberfeld Warrick Indiana
Burial Elberfeld Warrick Indiana
Her Father unknown Her Mother unknown

Their Children

Female Willis
Male Willis
Male Willis
Henry H Willis 1846-1932

Obituary for Cornellia Ambertine Rotan WILLIS Gibbens

From The Boonville Enquirer 13 Oct.1899

Cornellia A Gibbens was born June 1,1826, near Salisbury, North Carolina., and died at her home in Elberfeld, Oct.5,1899, of dropsy, aged 73 years, 4 months and 4 days. In 1842 she was married to William Willis at Salisbury N.C. To this union five children were born, four boys and one girl, of which two survive, Henry H of Gibson County, and J.W. of Evansville. In 1852 she was left a widow to care for five small children. She married Wm.C Gibbens in 1854 and three sons were born to their union, two of which servive her. J F and J.C Gibbons,of this place. In 1856, she and family came to this place and settled in Dale. Again in 1860 she was made a widow, left to care for four small children which she did with willing hands and always made her children, as every other mother does, her pride and joy. Her Eldest boy lost his life while fighting for his country in the civil war. At the age of 16 she joined the Missionary Baptist Church, and afterwords the C.P.Church, of which she has been a faithful member for fifty years. She has been an invalid for years, but has borne all her suffering with Christian patience. She leaves a host of friends, one great grandchild, a number of grandchildren, four sons and other relatives to mourn her death. Her four sons and their wives as well, have proved their devotion to their aged mother by giving her every possible assistance to comfort her declining years. Interment took place at Elberfeld cemetery, Oct.6th, Rev. Koch officiating.

Henry H Willis and Rachel Madden

Husbands Full Name Henry H Willis
His Data Date City,Town or Place County or Province State or Country
Birth 1846
Death Apr.13-1932
Burial Mt. Olive Warrick Indiana
His Father William Willis His Mother Cornellia Albertine Willis

Wifes Full Name Rachel Elizabeth Madden
Her Data Date City,Town or Place County or Province State or Country
Birth Oct.12,1850
Death Jan.28,1932
Burial Mt. Olive Warrick Indiana
Her Father Elisha Patrick Madden Her Mother Nancy Hedges Hinnman

Their Children

Patrick M Willis married Lydia Conrad
James C Willis
Hollie H Willis married Lettie Jenkins
Wiliam Gaston Willis 1870-1927 married Maggie Doolittle
Lucy A Willis 1876-1896
Nancy A Willis b & d 1874
Basil U Willis b & d 1895
Herbert D Willis b & d 1901
Female Willis married George Park
Elenor Willis married Philip Reis
Izetta Willis married Wallace Halliwell
Female Willis married Jewell Adams
Cisero Willis married Zellat Medcalf
Lorena Willis married Barge Hedges

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