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Mr. WILLIS
Ms. __?__
WARNING:  a few minutes roaming WorldConnect and the LDS Ancestral File tell me the early WILLIS ancestry is totally screwed up (as is often the case with a common surname).  In particular, the parentage of this set of children is controversial.  Some say their parents are William WILLIS & Elizabeth DAVIS; others say their parents are Richard WILLIS & Ann CROWDER.  I have no idea which, if either, is correct.
Husband:  Mr. WILLIS
Birth:  ca. 1710s
Marriage:
Wife:  Ms. __?__
Birth:  ca. 1710s
Children said to be born in Mecklenburg Co., VA:
  1?  William WILLIS, b. bef. 1742; d. bef. 9 Apr 1793, Meckenburg Co., VA; m. Mary PULLIAM
  2.  Richard WILLIS, b. 25 Feb 1746; d. 25 Dec 1837, Spartanburg Co., SC; m. Druscilla Pearson BARNETT (1755-1845)
  3.  Nancy Anne WILLIS, b. ca. 1750; d. ca. 1830, Bedford Co., TN; m. William HOPWOOD (c1750-c1817)
  4.  Elizabeth Anne WILLIS, b. ca. 1753; d. bef. Aug 1794, Brunswick Co., VA; m. Thomas DANIEL
  5.  Sterling WILLIS, b. 1754; m. Sarah PAYNE
  6.  Sherod WILLIS, b. ca. 1754; m. Mary Ann HUNTER
  7.  John WILLIS, b. ca. 1756; m. Anna PAYNE
  8.  Edward WILLIS, b. ca. 1764; m. Elender HAMM
  9.  Drury WILLIS, b. 1765-68; d. 12 Apr 1823, Madison Co., KY; m1. 29 Dec 1789, Madison Co., KY, Elizabeth PHELPS (c1770-1813); m2. 10 Jan 1814, Madison Co., KY, Sarah "Sally" EVANS
10.  Thomas WILLIS, b. ca. 1765; m. Mary YATES
11.  Sarah WILLIS, b. ca. 1770; d. Walton Co., GA; m. John ALLGOOD (1751-c1839)

Those who claim Richard is the father of these children claim the William who married Mary PULLIAM is his son.
Those who claim William is the father of these children also claim he is the William WILLIS who married (second) Mary PULLIAM.

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

Sources:

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  KY, NC, TN, VA, WV Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Willis, Thomas Yates, Molly 18 Aug 1789 Pittsylvania Co., VA
None of the other children's marriages was found on this CD.

2.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

3.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

4.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).

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