Texas Family Group Sheet for the Archibald WILLS Family

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Submitted: 27 Nov 2014

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Husband: Archibald WILLS (1)
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         AKA: Arch WILLS
   Birthdate: Apr 1839 - , , Missouri, USA (2,3,4)
  Death date: 1 Feb 1925 - Austin, Travis, Texas, USA (5,6)
     Address: Confederate Home, Travis County, Texas
      Buried: 2 Feb 1925 - Austin, Travis, Texas, USA (6)
     Address: Texas State Cemetery, Travis County, Texas
      Father: James Buchanan WILLS (1798-1872) (7,8)
      Mother: Amy W SHACKLEFORD (1800-Bef 1870) (9)
    Marriage: 10 Jan 1861                   Place: , Bell, Texas, USA (10)
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Events
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      1. In 1847, he lived in , Bell, Texas, USA. (11)

      2. He enlisted in the Capt Milton W Damron's Co, Co D, 18th Texas Calvary, CSA,
      1861, at , , Texas, USA. Archibald served under Edward Jeremiah Gurley in the Civil
      War.
      Capt. Milton W. DAMRON'S Company. Company D. 18th Texas Calvary. Enlisted in Fall
      of 1861. At the fall of Arkansas Post a part of this Company escaped and was thrown
      in with Company E. 17th Texas Consolidated Dismounted Cavalry, with Captain DAMRON
      commanding. A part of the original Company was captured and carried to Camp
      Douglass (Chicago) but, after several months, were exchanged and returned to the
      Confederate lines East of the Mississippi River and the Company was there
      reorganized. The following roll includes the names of men in all three of these
      organizations (but probably not all of them) and were furnished by Sam W. BISHOP,
      Wm. J. WHEAT, George FISHER, Sam H. COX, Henry C EDRINGTON, Jesse SUTTON, C.B.
      ROBERTS and others, some by each and each one acting separately. Arch is listed in
      the Rogers line.

      3. He enlisted in the Co C, Gurley's 30th Texas Cavalry, C.S.A., Texas, Between Mar
      1862 and 1865, at , , Texas, USA.

      4. Archibald appeared on the census on 31 Aug 1870 in , Bell, Texas, USA, pg 46
      (83). Beat 4, Belton PO, hh #341/341
      WILLS, Arch    31 M  W Mo   Farmer       800  250
           Rebecca   29 F  W Mo   Keeping house
           James      8 M  W Tex
           Dora       4 F  W Tex
           Julia      1 F  W Tex

      5. Archibald appeared on the census in 1880 in , Bell, Texas, USA, pg 343B. Pct 3
      Self    Archie Mills    M       41      Missouri
      Son     Jim Mills       M       17      Texas
      Dau     Dora Mills      F       13      Texas
      Son     Frank Mills     M       11      Texas
      Son     William Mills   M       9       Texas
      It probably says Wills but the writing is very faded and looks like an M.

      6. Archibald appeared on the census in 1900 in Holland, Bell, Texas, USA, ED 20, pg
      4B. Precinct 3
      Arch Wills      Head    M       61   Apr 1839   Missouri
      Jim B Wills     Son     M       37   Oct 1862   Texas
      Dora Wills      Dau     F       33   Oct 1866   Texas
      Arch is widowed and is a butcher. Jim is a butcher and single.

      7. He received a pension on 19 Mar 1901 in Holland, Bell, Texas, USA.

      8. T C Hairston of Austin was the informant for his death certificate on or about 2
      Feb 1925.

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   Wife: Rebecca PENNINGTON (12,13)
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   Birthdate: 1842 - , , Missouri, USA (14,15,16)
  Death date: Bef 1881 - , Bell, Texas, USA (14)
      Buried:
      Father: John PENNINGTON (1797-1879)
      Mother: Catherine CAWLFIELD (1801-1879)
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Children
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1  M  James B "Jim" WILLS (18)
   Birthdate: Oct 1862 - , , Texas, USA (19,20)
  Death date: 21 Mar 1941 - Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA (21)
      Buried: 22 Mar 1941 - Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA (21)
     Address: Dallas City Cemetery, Dallas County, Texas
      Spouse: Did Not Marry
  Marr. Date:
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2  F  Dora WILLS (22)
   Birthdate: 16 Oct 1866 - , , Texas, USA (23,24,25)
  Death date: 5 Nov 1957 - Arlington, Tarrant, Texas, USA (26)
     Address: Home for Aged Masons, Tarrant County, Texas
      Buried: 6 Nov 1957 - Arlington, Tarrant, Texas, USA
     Address: Keystone Cemetery, Tarrant County, Texas (private cemetery)
      Spouse: William T BANKSTON (1857-1940) (27,28)
  Marr. Date: 17 Jun 1900 - , Bell, Texas, USA (28)
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3  F  Julia WILLS (29)
   Birthdate: 1869 - , , Texas, USA (30)
  Death date: Deceased
      Buried:
      Spouse:
  Marr. Date:
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4  M  Frank WILLS (31)
   Birthdate: 1869 - , , Texas, USA (32)
  Death date: Deceased
      Buried:
      Spouse:
  Marr. Date:
        Note: Frank and Julia may be the same person.
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5  M  William WILLS (33)
   Birthdate: 1871 - , , Texas, USA (34)
  Death date: Deceased
      Buried:
      Spouse:
  Marr. Date:
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Burial Notes: Husband - Archibald WILLS
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Section: Confederate Field, Section 1 Row: Q Number: 32
Headstone Text:
A Wills
1839-1925
Co. H. 34. N. Ga Inf Reg.
Scafe's Brig Gano's Div.
Trans Miss Army

Last Modified: 27 Nov 2014

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Sources
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    1. 1850 Federal Census, Texas, Washington, ppg 288B-289A.  Archibald Mills.
    2. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 324.  age 21, Missouri.
    3. Pension File, Wills, A #7756.  "Age sixty" date 7/23/1899.
    4. 1900 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 20, pg 4B.  age 61, Apr 1839, Missouri.
    5. Texas State Cemetery, Travis County, Texas, Wills, A.  Section: Confederate Field,
         Section 1 Row: Q  Number: 32.
    6. Death Certificate, Wills, A #8244.
    7. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 324.  Jas B Wills.
    8. 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) ..."
    9. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 324.  Amy Wills.
    10. Bell Co, Texas Marriage Book, bk D pg 50.
    11. Pension File, Wills, A #7756.  "How long have you resided in said County and what
         is your post office address? since 1847. Holland."
    12. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 46 (83B).  Rebecca Wills.
    13. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album, Volume 2,(Turner
         Publishing Company; Paducah, KY; 2001) pg 137.  "... Archibald married Rebecca
         Pennington; ..."
    14. Limmer, E A Jr, Story of Bell County, Texas Vol 2,(Eakin Press, Austin, Texas,
         1988) pg 820.
    15. 1850 Federal Census, Texas, Milam, pg 2A.  age 9, Missouri.
    16. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 46 (83B).  age 29, Missouri.
    17. 1900 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 20, pg 4B.  Jim B Wills.
    18. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 46 (83B).  James Wills.
    19. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 46 (83B).  age 8, Texas.
    20. 1900 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 20, pg 4B.  age 37, Oct 1862, Texas.
    21. Death Certificate, Wills, Jim B #12043.
    22. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 46 (83B).  Dora Wills.
    23. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 46 (83B).  age 4, Texas.
    24. 1900 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 20, pg 4B.  age 33, Oct 1866, Texas.
    25. Death Certificate, Bankston, Dora Willis #64044.  16 Oct 1866, Holland, Texas.
    26. Death Certificate, Bankston, Dora Willis #64044.
    27. Death Certificate, Bankston, William T #22625.
    28. Bell Co, Texas Marriage Book, bk N pg 137.  W T Bankston to Dora Wills, 17 Jun
         1900, by J H Wilson, MG.
    29. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 46 (83B).  Julia Wills.
    30. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 46 (83B).  age 1, Texas.
    31. 1880 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 3, pg 42 (343B).  Frank? Wills.
    32. 1880 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 3, pg 42 (343B).  age 11, Texas.
    33. 1880 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 3, pg 42 (343B).  William Wills.
    34. 1880 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 3, pg 42 (343B).  age 9, Texas.

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My Notes
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