I'm counting down my ancestral lines... on to my 5th Great Grandparents.
Many of these lines I have little information on as most are in the 1700s. If the line originates already in the country of origin, I'm skipping over it. If they do not have a known last name, obviously, I am skipping it.
I am only listing those families that have American origins and the immigrant person still missing, or the family tie to the country of origin.
Today #155... Martha WILLIS.
5 generations of WILLIS connected through:
4. Charles Ernest Loops II (1906-1977)
5. Laura Melba Dekle (1908-1994)
8. Charles Ernest Loops (1875-?)
9. Eva Bell Webb (1882-1966)
18. George Bell Webb (1855-1914)
19. Agnes Pittman (1856-1883)
38. Francis Marion Pittman (1829-1899)
39. Louisa Mewborn (1833-?)
76. Elijah Vail Pittman (1784/1788-1855)
77. Nancy Brooks (1788-abt 1842)
154. JOSEPH BROOKS was born about 1750.
155. MARTHA WILLIS was born about 1755
Children of Joseph and Martha: Mary Brooks (?), Sarah Brooks (abt 1770-?), Elizabeth Brooks (abt 1780-?), Spring Brooks (abt 1785-?), Joseph Brooks (abt 1787-?), Nancy Brooks (abt 1788-abt 1842), Patty Brooks (abt 1789-?)
310. THOMAS WILLIS was born in 1718 in Craven Co.,NC
311. REBECCA was born about 1720.
Children of Thomas and Rebecca: Mary Willis (died abt 1800), Martha Willis (abt 1755-?), Jeremiah Willis (died abt 1806), Sarah Willis (?), Rebecca Willis (?), Prudence Willis (?)
620. RICHARD WILLIS was born in 1682 in England Or Virginia. He died unknown.
621. MARTHA was born in 1691 in England. She died in Craven Co.,NC.
Children of Richard and Martha: John Willis (1709-?), James Willis (1716/1717-1798), Thomas Willis (1718-?), Elizabeth Willis (?), Samuel Willis (abt 1698-1782), Joseph Willis Sr. (abt 1722-1784)
1240. THOMAS WILLIS was born on 8 Sep 1662 in England Or Virginia. He died in Unknown.
Child of Thomas: Richard Willis (1682-1700)
2480. THOMAS WILLIS was born about 1616 in Halford,Warwickshire,ENGLAND. He died in 1669 in Middlesex Co.,Virginia.
2481. MARY TOMLIN was born in England. She died on 27 Sep 1684 in Middlesex Co.,Virginia.
Child of Thomas and Mary: Thomas Willis (1662-?)
There is some dispute about Thomas Willis (#310) being the son of Richard and Martha among Willis family researchers. For the time being, I am keeping him as part of this family line.
If you have any information on this family, please leave me a comment!