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James Clyde Willis
and Rebecca Ellen Kilgore

James Clyde Willis b 9 Feb 1854 Backbone Ridge, Dickenson Co VA d 12 Aug 1932 Dickenson Co VA; buried J S Willis Cemetery, Bartlick, Dickenson Co VA; s/o Amos Merideth Willis and Winnie Lavina Anderson. James Claude Willis m. abt 1875 to Rebecca Ellen Kilgore b 10 Oct 1853 Nickelsville, Scott Co VA d 14 May 1934 VA; d/o Isaac Kilgore and Nancy P Bond. Children of James Clyde Willis and Rebecca Ellen Kilgore;

1. Isaac Willis b 20 Nov 1876 Clintwood, Dickenson Co VA d 1950 Dickenson Co VA; m. 8 Jul 1895 Wise Co VA to Sallie Mae Meade b 1879 VA d 1951 Dickenson Co VA; d/o George Washington Meade and Mary E Hughes.

2. Hannah M Willis b 20 Nov 1876 Clintwood, Dickenson Co VA d 1958 Clintwood, Dickenson Co VA; m. abt 1913 Dickenson Co VA to John Glen Johnson b 27 Jul 1873 Lake City, Modoc Co CA d 23 Feb 1952 Clintwood, Dickenson co VA; s/o George Washington Johnson and Elizabeth Ann Shelton.

3. Malissa C Willis b 20 Jan 1879 Dickenson Co VA d 6 Jan 1948; m. abt 1901 to Allen Musick b 26 May 1878 Buchanan Co VA d 27 Dec 1956 Russell Co VA; s/o Charles William Musick and Matilda Compton.

4. Minnie Belle Willis b 12 May 18818 Dickenson Co VA d 18 Jul 1949 Dickenson Co VA; m. 29 Oct 1896 Dickenson Co VA to Noah Jackson Buchanan b 1 Dec 1873 VA d 1971 Clintwood, Dickenson Co VA; s/o Silas Paul Buchanan and Martha Keel.

5. William Barlow Willis b 23 Dec 1882 George's Fork, Dickenson Co VA d 3 May 1938 Pacific Co WA; m. abt 1910 to Effie Taylor b 22 Jan 1889 Filmore Co Nebraska d Nov 1983 Seattle, King Co WA; d/o William Ellsowrth Taylor and quitera Mae Clara Patton.

6. Andrew Garfield Willis b 18 Feb 1885 Clintwood, Dickenson Co VA d 25 Feb 1940 Pacific Co WA; m. Mary Unknown b abt 1887 WI

7. Anderson Hatfield Willis b 18 Feb 1885 George's Fork, Dickenson Co VA d 20 Dec 1956; m. 5 Jun 1905 to Laura Helen Lane b 14 Feb 1887 VA d 26 Sept 1966.

8. Lundy Willis b 2 Dec 1887 George's Fork, Dickenson Co VA d 18 Jul 1949 Clintwood, Dickenson Co VA; m. abt 1905 Dickenson Co VA to Caldonie Callie Childress b 5 Jun 1890 KY d 30 Dec 1959 Vancouver, Clark Co WA; d/o John Wesley Childress and Vicey Salyers.

9. London Londy Willis b 2 Dec 1887 George's Fork, Dickenson Co VA d 22 Aug 1947 Pacific Co WA; m. 15 Feb 1910 Dickenson Co VA to Emily E Fleming b abt 1890 Dickenson Co VA d 5 Apr 1966 Raymond, Pacific Co WA; d/o Robert Jefferson Fleming and Hazel Althena McFall.

10. Leonard Willis b 28 Nov 1893 Clintwood, Dickenson Co VA


Rebecca Ellan Kilgore
and Creed Vanover

Rebecca Ellen Kilgore b 10 Oct 1853 Nickelsville, Scott Co VA d 14 May 1934 VA; d/o Isaac Kilgore and Nancy P Bond. Rebecca Ellen Kilgore m. 10 Feb 1869 Wise Co VA to Creed Vanover b 29 Jan 1849 Russell Co VA d 3 Mar 1874 Clintwood, Dickenson Co VA; s/o William J Vanover and Elizabeth Howell.


Obituaries of Minnie Belle Willis
and Brother, Lundy Willis

The Dickensonian, Clintwood , VA , 22 July 1949. Brother and Sister Succumb within a twelve hour period. Mrs. Noah (Minnie ) Buchanan, age 69, of Darwin, died Monday night of this week. Lundy Willis, age 61 died at George's Fork on Monday morning of this week. Both were children of James C. Willis and Rebecca Kilgore Willis of Dickenson, George's Fork, VA. Mrs. Buchanan is survived by her husband, and the following children: F.L. Buchanan, Sr., of Clintwood; Dewey Buchanan of Coeburn; Carl Buchanan of Clintwood; Mrs. James Coleman of McClure; Mrs. Henry Wright, Clintwood; Mrs. Clark Thomason of Pulaski and John Chalkley Buchanan of the University of Virginia. Mr. Willis is survived by both his first and second wives and nine children, all mothered by his first wife, the former Miss Callie Childress. The children are: Clyde Willis of Mayfield, Wash., Mrs. Clarence Hughes, Clintwood; J.S. Willis, Clintwood; Barlow Willis, Norland; Mrs . Bonnie Wymore, Salem, Ore.; Billie Willis of Onalaska, Wash.; Bruce Willis of Myrtle Point, Ore.; Miss Ruby Willis, Onalaska, Wash.; and Homer Willis of Detroit. He is also survived by two brothers, Anderson and Isaac Willis and one sister, Mrs. Hannah Johnson, all of this vicinity.


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