New Mexico Family Group Sheet for the Capt Daniel Shackleford WILLS Family

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Husband: Capt Daniel Shackleford WILLS (1)
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   Birthdate: Oct 1829 - , , Missouri, USA (2)
  Death date: 20 Oct 1910 - Douglas, Cochise, Arizona, USA (3)
      Buried: 22 Oct 1910 - , Cochise, Arizona, USA
     Address: Queen Addition, Cochise County, Arizona
      Father: James Buchanan WILLS (1798-1872) (4,5)
      Mother: Amy W SHACKLEFORD (1800-Bef 1870) (6)
    Marriage: 1855                         Place: , , Texas, USA (7,8)
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   Wife: Permelia Elizabeth BLACK (10,11)
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         AKA: Betty BLACK (12)
   Birthdate: Feb 1840 - , , Alabama, USA (13,14)
  Death date: Bef 1901 - , , Arizona, USA
      Buried:
      Father: Alexander BLACK (1805-          )
      Mother: Permelia MAHAN (1815-          )
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CHILDREN
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1  M  John Alexander WILLS (12,15,16)
   Birthdate: 25 Dec 1856 - , McCulloch, Texas, USA (15,17)
  Death date: 21 Nov 1939 -Globe, Gila, Arizona, USA (18)
      Buried: 23 Nov 1939 - Globe, Gila, Arizona, USA
     Address: Globe Cemetery, Gila County, Arizona
      Spouse: Milinda Ann LARD (1857-1882) (19)
  Marr. Date: Abt 1876
      Spouse: Anna Jane LARD (1852-1931) (15,20)
  Marr. Date: 1883 (21)
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2  F  Louisa J WILLS (22)
   Birthdate: 1859 - , McCulloch, Texas, USA (23)
  Death date: Bef 1899
      Buried:
      Spouse: Lon MARSH (Cir 1854-          )
  Marr. Date: 25 Jul 1880 - , Tom Green, Texas, USA
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3  F  Amanda Elizabeth WILLS (24)
   Birthdate: 28 Dec 1866 - , McCulloch, Texas, USA (24)
  Death date: 28 Feb 1945 - , Los Angeles, California, USA (24)
      Buried: 1 Mar 1945 - El Centro, Imperial, California, USA
     Address: Evergreen Cemetery, Imperial County, California
      Spouse: Walter Pool ANDERSON (1858-1940) (24)
  Marr. Date: 1883 - , , Texas, USA
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4  F  Mary Alice WILLS (25,26)
   Birthdate: 10 Dec 1866 - , McCulloch, Texas, USA (25,27)
  Death date: 31 Mar 1933 -Coleman, Coleman, Texas, USA (25)
      Buried: Apr 1933 - Valera, Coleman, Texas, USA
     Address: Valera Cemetery, Coleman County, Valera, Texas
      Spouse: John Henry TOMLINSON (1863-1943) (25)
  Marr. Date: Abt 1885 (25)
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5  M  William Albert WILLS (28,29)
   Birthdate: 22 Jun 1869 - , , Texas, USA (30,31)
  Death date: 10 Nov 1936 -Kingman, Mohave, Arizona, USA (29,32)
      Buried: 13 Nov 1936 - Kingman, Mohave, Arizona, USA (29)
     Address: Mountain View Cemetery, Mohave County, Arizona
      Spouse: Cora Pallie ARTHUR (1878-1966) (33,34)
  Marr. Date: Abt 1894
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6  M  James Wilson WILLS (35,36)
   Birthdate: 19 Nov 1871 - , , Texas, USA (35,37)
  Death date: 28 Apr 1955 -Globe, Gila, Arizona, USA
      Buried: 29 Apr 1955 - Globe, Gila, Arizona, USA
     Address: Globe Cemetery, Gila County, Arizona
      Spouse: Lillie Laverna SANDERS (1883-1964) (38)
  Marr. Date: 21 Mar 1899 - Fort Thomas, Graham, Arizona, USA (35,39)
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7  M  Marion Francis WILLS (40,41)
   Birthdate: 19 Nov 1873 - , , Texas, USA (40)
  Death date: 22 Feb 1925 -Douglas, Cochise, Arizona, USA (40)
      Buried: 24 Feb 1925 - Douglas, Cochise, Arizona, USA (40)
     Address: Wills Cemetery, Cochise County, Arizona
      Spouse: Viola F TAYLOR (1892-1929) (40,42)
  Marr. Date: 9 Jun 1906 - , Cochise, Arizona, USA (40,42,43)
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8  M  Forrest Alvin WILLS (44)
   Birthdate: 13 Aug 1877 - , , Texas, USA (45,46,47)
  Death date: 3 May 1923 -Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA (48)
      Buried: 17 May 1923 - Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA (48)
     Address: State Hospital Cemetery, Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona
      Spouse: Bertha ADCOCK (1887-          ) (49)
  Marr. Date: 26 Jun 1907 - , Graham, Arizona, USA (49,50)
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General Notes: Husband - Capt Daniel Shackleford WILLS
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I am unsure of everything about Captain Dan after he left Texas. Mamaw said "one of them
went off to New Mexico and was never heard from again".

There is an article in Frontier Times Magazine called "Lost Creek and Voca in
McCulloch County" by Clarence Snider, Vol 23, No 11, dated August 1946. It discusses the
early settlers of the area and Dan Wills is mentioned. There is a similar article in
Frontier Times Magazine, Vol 11, No 10. Vol 6 No 3, December 1928, also mentions
Dan. Another article, a history of Camp San Saba, mentions Dan in Vol 10, No 6, plus
several other articles.

I believe the family was in New Mexico in 1880 and out of reach of the Federal Census
Bureau; there were only 12 counties in 1880.

He homesteaded 160 acres in Otero County. The southeast corner is in the general area of
the intersection of Hwy 82 and Rio Penasco - east of Alamagordo in what is now the Lincoln
National Forest and included Mayhill. It's pretty much just dry desert canyons.

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Last Modified: 14 Jul 2015

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Sources
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    1. 1900 Federal Census, Arizona, Graham, ED 22, pg 4A.  Daniel S Wills.
    2. 1900 Federal Census, Arizona, Graham, ED 22, pg 4A.  age 70, Oct 1829, Missouri.
    3. Death Certificate, Willis, Daniel #236.  This certificate actually names Daniel
         Willis but the informant is William E Wills.
    4. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 324.  Jas B Wills.
    5. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album, Volume 2,(Turner
         Publishing Company; Paducah, KY; 2001) pg 137.  "James B Wills (born circa 1798
         in Tennessee) ..."
    6. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 324.  Amy Wills.
    7. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Mason, pg 76.
    8. 1900 Federal Census, Arizona, Graham, ED 22, pg 4A.  married 45 years.
    9. Memorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell and Coryell Counties,
         Texas,(Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company; 1893) 716-717.
    10. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Mason, pg 76, hh #10.  Elizabeth Wills.
    11. 1900 Federal Census, Arizona, Graham, ED 22, pg 4A.  Permelia E Wills.
    12. Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951 (FamilySearch.org), Wills, John Alexander.
    13. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Mason, pg 76, hh #10.  age 19, Alabama.
    14. 1900 Federal Census, Arizona, Graham, ED 22, pg 4A.  Feb 1840, Alabama.
    15. 1910 Federal Census, Arizona, Cochise, ED 20, pg 39B.
    16. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Mason, pg 76, hh #10.  John Wills.
    17. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Mason, pg 76, hh #10.  age 2, Texas.
    18. Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951 (FamilySearch.org), Wills, John Alexander.  1939,
         Globe, Gila County.
    19. 1880 Federal Census, Texas, Tom Green, Pct 1, pg 375B.
    20. Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951 (FamilySearch.org), Wills, John Alexander.  Anna Jane
         Wills.
    21. 1910 Federal Census, Arizona, Cochise, ED 20, sh 39B.
    22. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Mason, pg 76, hh #10.  Louisa Wills.
    23. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Mason, pg 76, hh #10.  age 1, Texas.
    24. California State Death Index (http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi).
    25. Death Certificate, Tomlinson, Mary Alice #12018.
    26. 1885 Territorial Census, New Mexico, Lincoln, ED 14, pg 8.  Alice Wills.
    27. 1885 Territorial Census, New Mexico, Lincoln, ED 14, pg 8.  age 19, Texas.
    28. 1885 Territorial Census, New Mexico, Lincoln, ED 14, pg 8.  William Wills.
    29. Death Certificate, Wells, Albert W #313.
    30. 1885 Territorial Census, New Mexico, Lincoln, ED 14, pg 8.  age 16, Texas.
    31. Death Certificate, Wells, Albert W #313.  22 Jun 1866, Albuquerque, NM.
    32. Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951 (FamilySearch.org), Wells, Albert W.  1936, Kingman,
         Arizona.
    33. 1910 Federal Census, Arizona, Cochise, ED 20, pg 5B.  Cora P Wills.
    34. 1880 Federal Census, Texas, Comanche, ED 34, pg 152A.  Cora Arthur.
    35. 1900 Federal Census, Arizona, Pinal, ED 55, Sh 8A.
    36. 1885 Territorial Census, New Mexico, Lincoln, ED 14, pg 8.  James Wills.
    37. 1885 Territorial Census, New Mexico, Lincoln, ED 14, pg 8.  age 13, Texas.
    38. Death Certificate, Wills, James Newton.
    39. Arizona Marriages, 1865-1949 (FamilySearch.org), Wills, Jamez.  to Lillie
         Sanders, 21 Mar 1899, Ft Thomas, Graham County.
    40. Death Certificate, Wills, F M #107.
    41. 1885 Territorial Census, New Mexico, Lincoln, ED 14, pg 8.  Marian Wills.  Marion
         is enumerated as a female.
    42. 1910 Federal Census, Arizona, Cochise, ED 20 Sh 22B.
    43. Arizona Marriages, 1865-1949 (FamilySearch.org), Wills, F M.  to Viola Taylor, 19
         Jun 1906, Cochise County.
    44. 1885 Territorial Census, New Mexico, Lincoln, ED 14, pg 8.  Alvin Wills.
    45. 1885 Territorial Census, New Mexico, Lincoln, ED 14, pg 8.  age 8, Texas.
    46. 1900 Federal Census, Arizona, Graham, ED 20, pg 25B.  age 23, Aug 1877, Texas.
    47. U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (FamilySearch.org), Wills,
         Forest Alvin.  age 41, 13 Aug 1877.
    48. Death Certificate, Wills, F A.
    49. 1920 Federal Census, Arizona, Yuma, ED 128 Sh 38.
    50. Arizona Marriages, 1865-1949 (FamilySearch.org), Wills, A F.  to Bertha Adcock,
         26 Jun 1907, Cochise County.

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My Notes
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If there is no SOURCE, I have no PROOF! If the source is a PERSON, the information is HEARSAY!

 

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