Texas Family Group Sheet for the William Riley WILLS Family

***********************************************
Copyright © 2014 Gina Heffernan. All rights reserved.
http://www.fgs-project.com/copyright.html
***********************************************
Submitted by: Gina Heffernan
Email address: <gina gale h @ yahoo . com>
Submitted: 19 Nov 2014

==========================================================================================
Husband: William Riley WILLS (1)
==========================================================================================
         AKA: Billy WILLS
   Birthdate: 3 Aug 1828 - , Clay, Missouri, USA (2,3)
  Death date: 27 Apr 1902 - , Bell, Texas, USA (4)
      Buried: 28 Apr 1902 - , Bell, Texas, USA
     Address: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bell County, Texas
      Father: James Buchanan WILLS (1798-1872) (5)
      Mother: Amy W SHACKLEFORD (1800-Bef 1870)
    Marriage: 10 Mar 1853                   Place: , Bell, Texas, USA (6,7)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Events
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      1. Between 1836 and 1902, William was a member of Mason.

      2. He worked as a Farmer and Stock Raiser in 1840 in Independence, Washington,
      Texas, USA.

      3. In 1847, he lived in , Travis, Texas, USA.

      4. He enlisted in the Captain Ross' Company, Colonel Hayes' Regt, Mexican War, 18
      Nov 1847.

      5. He worked as a miner in 1850 in ,, California, USA.

      6. He worked as a farmer in 1853 in ,, Texas, USA.

      7. Church: Christian Church, 1853.

      8. He owned Original Grantee in 1856 in , Bell, Texas, USA. County: Bell
      Abstract Number: 880
      District/Class: Milam 3rd
      File Number: 1000
      Original Grantee: Wm. R. Wills
      Patentee: Wm. R. Wills
      Title Date:
      Patent Date: 16 Sep 1856
      Patent No: 522
      Patent Vol: 13
      Certificate: 17
      Part Section:
      Survey/Blk/Tsp:
      Adj County:
      Acres: 320.00
      Adj Acres:
      Remarks:

      9. William appeared on the census in 1860 in , Bell, Texas, USA, pg 58 (324). hh
      #389-390
      Wills Wm       31 M  .   farmer   1,200 1,200   Missouri
      Wills Siluda   23 F   .  .       .     .       Miss.
      Wills L A       6 F   .  .       .     .       Texas
      Wills Thos      4 M   .  .       .     .       Texas
      Wills Elmira    2 F   .  .       .     .       Texas

      10. He worked as a farmer in 1860. Cowhouse River

      11. He enlisted in the Capt Evans' Co, 27th Brigade, Texas Militia, Between Aug
      1861 and 1865, at , , Texas, USA. (8) Gathered beef for the Army

      12. He worked as a farmer in 1865 in Belton, Bell, Texas, USA. Nolan Valley near
      Belton

      13. William appeared on the census on 5 Aug 1870 in , Bell, Texas, USA, pg 32
      (108B). Beat 5, 210/210
      Will, W R      42 M   Farmer   2000 650   Mo
            Saluda   32 F   Keeping house       Miss
            Lucy     16 F                       Texas
            Thomas   14 M                       Texas
            Elmira   12 F                       Texas
            Amy      10 F                       Texas
            James     8 M                       Texas
            Virgil    6 F                       Texas
      (Virgil is listed as a female)

      14. William appeared on the census in 1880 in , Bell, Texas, USA, ED 7, pg 41
      (447A). Precinct 7
      William   WILLS   Self  M   Male   W   51   MO   Farmer             VA VA
      Saluda E. WILLS   Wife  M   Female W   43   MS   Keeping House      TN VA
      James     WILLS   Son   S   Male   W   17   TX   Laboring On Farm   MO MS
      Virgil    WILLS   Son   S   Male   W   15   TX   Laboring On Farm   MO MS
      Mary      WILLS   Dau   S   Female W   10   TX   At Home            MO MS
      Curtis    WILLS   Son   S   Male   W    8   TX   At Home            MO MS
      Oliver    WILLS   Son   S   Male   W    5   TX   At Home            MO MS
      John      WILLS   Son   S   Male   W    2   TX   At Home            MO MS

      15. He received a pension Mexican War in 1887. Index to Mexican War Pension Files,
      1887-1926

      16. William appeared on the census in 1900 in Killeen, Bell, Texas, USA, ED 33, pg
      20A. Precinct 7
      William Wills   Head    M       71   Aug 1828   Missouri     m. 47 yrs.
      Saluda A Wills  Wife    F       63   Mar 1837   Mississippi  11/8 children
      John C Wills    Son     M       22   Aug 1877   Texas
      Ida Cross       Niece   F       15   Sep 1884   Texas

==========================================================================================
   Wife: Saluda Elizabeth CROSS (9)
==========================================================================================
   Birthdate: 9 Mar 1837 - , , Missouri, USA (10,11,12,13,14)
  Death date: 7 Jan 1932 - Killeen, Bell, Texas, USA (15)
      Buried: 8 Jan 1932 - , Bell, Texas, USA
     Address: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bell County, Texas
      Father: James Madison CROSS (1811-1898)
      Mother: Lucy BAILEY (1812-1895)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Events
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      1. On 15 May 1846, she lived in , , Texas, USA. (16)

      2. In 1855, she lived in Holland, Bell, Texas, USA. (17)

      3. She received a pension Mexican War in 1902. Index to Mexican War Pension Files,
      1887-1926

      4. Saluda appeared on the census in 1910 in Killeen, Bell, Texas, USA, ED 25, pg
      8A.
      John C Wills    Head    M       32      Texas
      Ida Wills       Wife    F       28      Texas
      Saluda Wills    Mother  F       73      Kansas

      6. Saluda appeared on the census in 1920 in , Bell, Texas, USA, ED 30, pg 10A.
      Precinct 7
      Johnnie Wills   Head    M       42      Texas
      Ida Wills       Wife    F       38      Texas
      Inez Wills      Dau     F        9      Texas
      Marie Wills     Dau     F        5      Texas
      Sulada Wills    Mother  F       82      Missouri

      5. Saluda appeared on the census in 1930 in , Bell, Texas, USA, ED 33, pg 6B.
      Precinct 7
      Virgil A Wills  Head    M       65      Texas
      Eula Wills      Wife    F       64      Tennessee
      Saludie E Wills Mother  F       93      Mississippi

      7. She received a pension on 21 Mar 1931 in , Bell, Texas, USA.

==========================================================================================
Children
==========================================================================================
1  F  Lucy A WILLS (18,19)
   Birthdate: 22 May 1854 - , Bell, Texas, USA (20,21,22)
  Death date: 21 May 1936 - , Archer, Texas, USA (22)
      Buried: 22 May 1936 - Archer City, Archer, Texas, USA (22)
     Address: Archer City Cemetery, Archer County, Texas
      Spouse: William RANNE (Abt 1850-Bef 1880)
  Marr. Date: 22 Jun 1873 - , Bell, Texas, USA (23)
      Spouse: John C COX (1856-1940) (24)
  Marr. Date: 1879 (25)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2  M  Thomas A WILLS (26,27)
   Birthdate: 3 Jan 1856 - , Bell, Texas, USA (28)
  Death date: 19 May 1873 - , Bell, Texas, USA
      Buried: 20 May 1873 - , Bell, Texas, USA
     Address: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bell County, Texas
      Spouse: Did Not Marry
  Marr. Date:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3  F  Almyra L WILLS (29,30)
   Birthdate: 1858 - , Bell, Texas, USA (31)
  Death date: Mar 1891 - , , Texas, USA (2)
      Buried: Mar 1891 - , Nolan, Texas, USA
     Address: Campbell Cemetry, Nolan County, Texas
      Spouse: John F ALLMAN (1852-1941) (32,33)
  Marr. Date: 27 Jun 1875 - , Bell, Texas, USA (34)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
4  F  Amy J WILLS (35,36)
   Birthdate: 20 May 1860 - , Bell, Texas, USA (36,37,38)
  Death date: 1 Mar 1953 - Ozona, Crockett, Texas, USA (36,39)
      Buried: 2 Mar 1953 - Ozona, Crockett, Texas, USA (36)
     Address: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Crockett County, Texas
      Spouse: William Jones MILLER (1858-1944) (40,41,42)
  Marr. Date: 1 Jan 1878 - , Bell, Texas, USA (43)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
5  M  James Riley WILLS (44,45,46,47)
   Birthdate: 14 Feb 1863 - , Bell, Texas, USA (44,48,49)
  Death date: 2 Jul 1937 - , Scurry, Texas, USA (44,45,47,50)
      Buried: 3 Jul 1937 - Fluvanna, Scurry, Texas, USA (51)
     Address: Fluvanna Cemetery, Scurry County, Fluvanna, Texas
      Spouse: Annie Elizabeth SANDERFORD (1870-1966) (52,53,54)
  Marr. Date: 14 Nov 1888 - , Bell, Texas, USA (55)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
6  M  Virgil Alexander WILLS (56)
   Birthdate: 26 Jan 1865 - , Bell, Texas, USA (57,58)
  Death date: 4 May 1934 - Killeen, Bell, Texas, USA (50,59)
      Buried: 5 May 1934 - Killeen, Bell, Texas, USA (59)
     Address: Killeen City Cemetery, Bell County, Texas
      Spouse: Eula A BAILES (1866-1942) (60,61,62)
  Marr. Date: 1890 (63)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
7  M  William David WILLS
   Birthdate: 1867 - , Bell, Texas, USA
  Death date: 1869 - , Bell, Texas, USA
      Buried: 1869 - , Bell, Texas, USA
     Address: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bell County, Texas
      Spouse: Did Not Marry
  Marr. Date:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
8  F  Mary E WILLS (65)
   Birthdate: May 1870 - , Bell, Texas, USA (66,67)
  Death date: 1925 - , , Texas, USA (50)
      Buried: 1925 - , Bell, Texas, USA (68)
     Address: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bell County, Texas
      Spouse: George Rufus SANDERFORD (1867-1944) (69,70)
  Marr. Date: 28 Jul 1887 - , Bell, Texas, USA (71)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
9  M  Curtis Edward WILLS (72,73)
   Birthdate: 16 Dec 1872 - , Bell, Texas, USA (74,75)
  Death date: 1922 - , Bell, Texas, USA
      Buried: 1922 - Nolanville, Bell, Texas, USA
     Address: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bell County, Texas
      Spouse: Lillie WOOD (1879-1946) (76)
  Marr. Date: 26 Mar 1906 - , Bell, Texas, USA (77)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10  M  Oliver Sampson WILLS (78,79)
   Birthdate: 10 Jun 1875 - Belton, Bell, Texas, USA (74,80,81)
  Death date: 22 May 1951 - Fluvanna, Scurry, Texas, USA (50,79)
      Buried: 23 May 1951 - Fluvanna, Scurry, Texas, USA (79)
     Address: Fluvanna Cemetery, Scurry County, Fluvanna, Texas
      Spouse: Lula Plum Rose GARNER (1873-1958) (82,83,84)
  Marr. Date: 16 Jan 1897 - , Bell, Texas, USA (85)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11  M  John Cross WILLS (86)
   Birthdate: 16 Aug 1877 - , , Texas, USA (2,87)
  Death date: 25 Mar 1961 - Altadena, Los Angeles, California, USA (88)
      Buried: 27 Mar 1961 - Nolanville, Bell, Texas, USA
     Address: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bell County, Texas
      Spouse: Ida Robert KAISER (1881-1957) (89,90,91)
  Marr. Date: 21 Nov 1909 - , Bell, Texas, USA (92)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

==========================================================================================
General Notes: Wife - Saluda Elizabeth CROSS
==========================================================================================

Newspaper article:
Mrs. Saluda Wills
   This is Mrs. Saluda Wills of Killeen who was recently honored with a birthday dinner
by her children and other relatives. Mrs. Wills is 90 years of age. At the dinner were
two of her brothers, Quinley Cross, 72, and V. A. Cross, 80, both of Brownwood.
   Mrs. Wills came from Mississippi to Texas at the age of 10 and married W. A. Wills at
Holland when she was only 15. Her husband died about 20 years ago. She has lived in Bell
County 80 years. Her surviving children are: Oliver, Jim, John and Verge Wills, the
latter two of Killeen. Mrs. John C. Cox of Killeen and Mrs. Jones Miller of Ozona are
daughters.
   Mrs. Wills is very active for her age. A favorite recreation is to do art work, fancy
embroidering, etc., which she presents to her children as keepsakes.
   Mrs. Wills draws a Mexican War pension, of which ____ ____ ___ only two others in
Texas are entitled to.

Last Modified: 19 Nov 2014

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
==========================================================================================
Sources
==========================================================================================

1. Memorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell and Coryell Counties,
     Texas,(Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company; 1893) ppg 716-717.  "William R Wills,
     a hero of two wars, and an early settler of Texas, was born in Clay county,
     Missouri, August 3, 1826, the fifth of elevn children born to James B and Anna
     Wills."
2. Memorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell and Coryell Counties,
     Texas,(Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company; 1893) ppg 716-717.
3. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 58 (324).  age 31, Missouri.
4. Pension File, Wills, Saluda Elizabeth #49469.  "I am a widow of William Wills
     deceased, who departed this life on the 26th day of April, A.D. 1903, in the county
     of Bell in the state of Texas."
5. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 324.  Jas B Wills.
6. Limmer, E A Jr, Story of Bell County, Texas Vol 2,(Eakin Press, Austin, Texas, 1988)
     pg 1006.
7. Pension File, Wills, Saluda Elizabeth #49469.  "I was married to him on the 8th day of
     March A.D. 1852, in the county of Bell..." This is recorded as 10 Mar 1853, in Bell
     County, by M W Dameron, JP.
8. Pension File, Wills, Saluda Elizabeth #49469.  "What was the name or letter of the
     company....Captain Alfred Evans' Company of the 27th. Brigade, Texas Militia."
9. Pension File, Wills, Saluda Elizabeth #49469.
10. Memorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell and Coryell Counties,
     Texas,(Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company; 1893) ppg 716-717.  "Mr Wills was
     married in the spring of 1853, to Miss Saluda Cross, who was born March 9, 1837, and
     a daughter of James Cross."
11. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 58 (324).  age 23, Missouri.
12. 1850 Federal Census, Texas, Milam, pg 16A, hh #420/436.  age 13, Missouri.
13. Pension File, Wills, Saluda Elizabeth #49469.  "age 94 March 9, 1837" date 2/7/1931
     "I was born March 9, 1836, and will, therefore, be 94 years of age on March 9, 1931.
     I was born in Mississippi..."
14. Death Certificate, Wills, Saluda E #D144.
15. Pension File, Wills, Saluda Elizabeth #49469.  "...Mrs. Saluda E. Wills, died on the
     7th day of January, 1932, near Killeen, Texas."
16. Pension File, Wills, Saluda Elizabeth #49469.  "I have been a bona fide resident of
     this state continuously since the 15 day of May A.D. 1846"   "I was born in
     Mississippi, and came to Texas in 1848."
17. Pension File, Wills, Saluda Elizabeth #49469.  "We settled in Bell County, Texas, in
     1855, near where the town of Holland, Bell County, Texas, now stands."
18. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 32 (108B).  Lucy Will.
19. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 58 (324).  L A Wills.
20. Memorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell and Coryell Counties,
     Texas,(Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company; 1893) ppg 716-717.  "Mr and Mrs Wills
     have had eleven children, viz: Lucy, born May 22, 1854, married William Rann, and
     after his death she became the wife of J C Cox, a farmer of Bell county; Thomas,
     deceased at the age of eighteen years; Myra, who died in March, 1891, was the wife
     of John Allman; Amy, wife of J Miller, a stock-raiser of Crockett county; James R, a
     farmer of Bell county. Virgil, also a farmer of this county; David deceased in
     infancy; Molly, wife of George R Sanford; Curtis, at home; Oliver S, also at home;
     and John C, born August 16, 1877."
21. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 58 (324).  age 6, Texas.
22. Death Certificate, Cox, Mrs John C #23865.
23. Bell Co, Texas Marriage Book, bk E pg 179.  William Ranne to Lucy Wills, 22 Jun 1873,
     by William B Cross, OMG.
24. 1880 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 7, pg 42 (447B).  J C Cox.
25. 1900 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 33, pg 13A.  married 21 years.
26. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 32 (108B).  Thomas Will.
27. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 58 (324).  Thos Wills.
28. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 58 (324).  age 4, Texas.
29. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 32 (108B).  Elmira Will.
30. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 58 (324).  Elmira Wills.
31. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 58 (324).  age 2, Texas.
32. Bell Co, Texas Marriage Book, bk E pg 355.  J F Allman to Elmira Wills.
33. 1880 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 8, pg 27 (462A).  John F Allman.
34. Bell Co, Texas Marriage Book, bk E pg 355.
35. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 32 (108B).  Amy Will.
36. Death Certificate, Miller, Amy Wills #12387.
37. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 32 (108B).  age 10, Texas.
38. 1900 Federal Census, Texas, Crockett, ED 123, pg 11B.  age 39, Nov 1860, Texas.
39. Newspaper clipping, Cross, Saluda.
40. Bell Co, Texas Marriage Book, bk F pg 252.  W J Miller to A J Wills.
41. 1880 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 7, pg 41 (447A).  Jones Miller.
42. Death Certificate, Miller, Jones William #22090.
43. Bell Co, Texas Marriage Book, bk F pg 252.  W J Miller to A J Wills, 1 Jan 1878,
     Belltown.
44. Family History Library Catalog, Film Number: 458391.
45. Cemetery, Fluvanna, Scurry Co, TX, Wills, James Riley.
46. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 32 (108B).  James Will.
47. Death Certificate, Wills, James Riley #38264.
48. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 32 (108B).  age 8, Texas.
49. Death Certificate, Wills, James Riley #38264.  14 Feb 1863, Bell County.
50. Newspaper clipping, Wills, Saluda.
51. Death Certificate, Wills, James Riley #38264.  Fluvanna.
52. Cemetery, Fluvanna, Scurry Co, TX, Wills, Annie Elizabeth.
53. Death Certificate, Wills, Annie Elizabeth #54083.
54. Bell Co, Texas Marriage Book, bk H, pg 513.  J R Wills to Annie Sanderford.
55. Bell Co, Texas Marriage Book, bk H, pg 513.  J R Wills to Annie Sanderford, 14 Nov
     1888, by E C Ragsdale.
56. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 32 (108B).  Virgil Will.
57. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 32 (108B).  age 6, Texas.
58. Death Certificate, Wills, Virgil A #70991.  26 Jan 1865,  Bell County.
59. Death Certificate, Wills, Virgil A #70991.
60. Death Certificate, Wills, Virgil A #70991.  Eula Wills.
61. 1930 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 33, pg 6B.  Eula Wills.
62. Death Certificate, Wills, Eulalie #19056.  The 1880 census reports her name as Eula
     Lee Bailes.
63. 1900 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 21, pg 10B.  married 10 years.
64. 1900 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 33, pg 2B.  Mollie Sanderford.
65. 1880 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 7, pg 41 (447A).  Mary Wills.
66. 1880 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 7, pg 41 (447A).  age 10, Texas.
67. 1900 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 33, pg 2B.  age 30, May 1870, Texas.
68. Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bell County, Texas, Sanderford, Mary.
69. Death Certificate, Sanderford, George Rufus #185.
70. Bell Co, Texas Marriage Book, bk H pg 298.  G R Sanderford to M E Wills.
71. Bell Co, Texas Marriage Book, bk H pg 298.  G R Sanderford to M E Wills, 28 Jul 1887,
     Bell County.
72. 1880 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 7, pg 41 (447A).  Curtis Wills.
73. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (FamilySearch.org), Wills,
     Curtis Edward.
74. 1880 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 7, pg 41 (447A).  age 8, Texas.
75. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (FamilySearch.org), Wills,
     Curtis Edward.  16 Dec 1872.
76. Bell Co, Texas Marriage Book, bk Q pg 27.  C E Wills to Lillie Jacobs.
77. Bell Co, Texas Marriage Book, bk Q pg 27.  C E Wills to Lillie Jacobs, 25 Mar 1906.
78. 1880 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 7, pg 41 (447A).  Oliver Wills.
79. Death Certificate, Wills, Oliver S #26508.
80. Cemetery, Fluvanna, Scurry Co, TX, Wills, Oliver Sampson.
81. Death Certificate, Wills, Oliver S #26508.  10 Jun 1875, Belton, Texas.
82. Death Certificate, Wills, Plum Rose #46533.
83. Bell Co, Texas Marriage Book, bk M pg 440.  O S Wills to Plum Garner.
84. 1880 Federal Census, Texas, McLennan, ED 114 pg 3-4 (203C-D).  Lula P Garner.
85. Bell Co, Texas Marriage Book, bk M pg 440.  O S Wills to Plum Garner, 15 Jan 1899.
86. 1880 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 7, pg 41 (447A).  John Wills.
87. 1880 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 7, pg 41 (447A).  age 2, Texas.
88. California State Death Index (http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi), Wills,
     John C.  25 Mar 1961, Los Angeles County. Index
89. Death Certificate, Wills, Ida Robert #35018.
90. 1910 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 25, pg 8A.  Ida Wills.
91. Bell Co, Texas Marriage Book, bk R pg 517.  J C Wills to Ida Kaiser.
92. Bell Co, Texas Marriage Book, bk R pg 517.  J C Wills to Ida Kaiser, 21 Nov 1909.

==========================================================================================
My Notes
==========================================================================================

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