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Absolom Willis
and Lucinda Tate

Absolom Willis b 9 Nov 1829 VA d 6 Feb 1905 Wise Co VA; s/o Isaac John Willis and Elizabeth Gilley. Absalom Willis m. abt 1849 to Lucinda Catherine Blanton Tate b 18 Jan 1830 East Stone Gap, Wise Co VA d 18 Jan 1905 Wise Co VA. Children of Absalom Willis and Lucinda Tate or Blanton;

1. Elizabeth Willis b abt 1850 VA

2. James Franklin Willis b abt 1852 VA; m. 9 May 1879 Wise Co VA to Martha R Blanton b 1858 VA; d/o Catherine Blanton. Children of James Franklin Willis and Martha R Blanton;

i. Creed F Willis b 6 Sept 1880 Big Stone Gap VA; m. Minnie Frazier b 7 Nov 1892 VA d Apr 1982 East Stone Gap, Wise Co VA

ii. Olly Willis b 1881 Wise Co VA; m. Alfred E Wilson b 9 Mar 1883 VA d Aug 1967 Wise Co VA; s/o Alfred Wilson.

iii. Lula willis b 1882 VA

iv. Robert Lee Willis b 29 Nov 1884 Big Stone Gap, Wise Co VA d 1964 Wise Co VA; m. Ellen Blanche Riggs b 8 Oct 1911 Wise Co VA d 5 Feb 1998 Wise Co VA

v. Alice Willis b 1885

vi. Lucinda Willis b 1886 Wise Co VA d 25 Mar 1887 Wise Co VA

vii. Minnie Willis b 1888 Wise Co VA d 15 Sept 1888 Wise Co VA

viii. Female Willis

ix. Bryan Barnard Willis b 22 Oct 1896 Wise Co VA d 3 Jun 1966 Wise Co VA; buried Skeen Cemetery, Big Stone Gap, Wise Co VA; m. Bonnie D Hill b 18 Feb 1902 VA d 25 Nov 1992 Big Stone Gap, Wise Co VA; d/o Dudley Hill and Alice Unknown.

3. Sarah M Willis b 1855 VA; m. 8 Oct 1896 Wise Co VA to James M Ball b 1852 VA. Sarah M Willis m. (2) G H Davis

4. Mary A Willis b abt 1857 VA

5. Nancy C Willis b abt 1859 Wise Co VA; m. William F Bartley b 1846 VA

6. Isaac N Willis b 25 Aug 1861 VA; m. 14 Aug 1883 Wise Co VA to Anna Lee Gilley b 1861 Wise Co VA; d/o Elkanah Gilley and Sarah J Shepherd. Children of Isaac N Willis and Anna Lee Gilley;

i. George Willis b 1884 VA

ii. Bonnie A Willis b 1887 VA; m. 30 Jun 1909 Wise Co VA to George M Gilley b 1889 VA; s/o Absalom B Gilley and Rebecca B Jessee. Children of George M Gilley and Bonnie A Willis; I. Vester C Gilley b 14 Dec 1911 VA II. Virgil H Gilley b 6 Dec 1913 VA III. Woodrow W Gilley b 11 Oct 1918 VA d 24 Apr 2002 Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN; m. Ruth Holt b 17 Jan 1926 TN d 23 Sept 2001 Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN


1860 Wise Co VA Census
616 Willis, Absalom 31 M Farmer VA
616 Willis, Lucinda 30 F Housekeeper VA
616 Willis, Elizabeth 10 F VA
616 Willis, James F 7 M VA
616 Willis, Sarah M 5 F VA
616 Willis, Mary A 3 F VA
616 Willis, Nancy E 1 F VA
616 Blanton, Phebe 24 F Seamstress VA
616 Blanton, Sarah 1 F VA


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