The Descendants of John WILLISTON

Third Generation


14. Benjamin WILLISTON 1 (Thomas Martin , John ) was born BET. 1745 - 1753 in Carteret County, North Carolina. He died 2 MAR 1836 in Carteret County, North Carolina.

Benjamin had a will probated MAR 1836 in Will filed in probate court.. He signed a will AUG 16 1830 in Filed on this date, Will Book A pg, 55.

U.S. Census of 1790 states Benjamin had 3 sons under 16 years of age.

Benjamin married Mary Ann YEATS about 1770 in Carteret County, North Carolina. Mary was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. She died 1836 in Unknown.

They had the following children:

  30 M i Thomas WILLISTON was born about 1774.
  31 M ii William WILLISTON was born BET. 1774 - 1775.
  32 M iii Benjamin WILLISTON was born BET. 1785 - 1788. He died before APR 5 1836 in Carteret County, North Carolina.

Benjamin APR 5 1836 Adminstrator brother Thomas files estate papers that estate.
  33 M iv George WILLISTON
  34 F v Sally WILLISTON

15. Thomas WILLISTON 1 (Thomas Martin , John ) was born BET. 1751 - 1755 in Carteret County, North Carolina. He died about 1801 in Carteret County, North Carolina.

Thomas was counted in a census 1790 in Census listed two sons under the age of 16.. He AUG 1801 Estate settled and papers filed with court..

1 PROP
2 DATE 28 SEP 1806
2 PLAC Book O, pg. 43, deeded property to his daughter-in-law Mary Williston (see notes)
1 PROP
2 DATE 1800
2 PLAC Will, Book O, pg. 195 deed property to his son Thomas Jr. (see notes)
1 PROP
2 DATE 10 JUN 1807
2 PLAC Thomas deeds to son James livestock & furniture from the estate of brother, John


1800 Will in Book O, page 195: Thomas deeds to his son Thomas Jr. land "which I brought of Valentine Wade, lying and being in big horn neck on North sides of Wades Creek and adjoining the lines of Stephen Shackleford and Abraham Wade including house and improvements.

1805 Will in Book O, page 43: To his daughter-in-law Mary Williston,"For good Will and natural affection I bear my daughter-in-law Mary Williston whereas my son John is supposed to be dead believing as I have been informed." I am sole heir to my son's property and whereas I think his wife Mary Williston has a right to enjoy the same.

Thomas married Fnu LNU on UNKNOWN in Carteret County, North Carolina. Fnu was born before 1810 in Unknown. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown.

They had the following children:

  35 M i Thomas , Jr. WILLIS was born UNKNOWN. He died before AUG 1801 in Carteret County, North Carolina.

Thomas AUG 1801 DW, Adminstrator for nephew files completion of estate..
  36 M ii John WILLIS was born UNKNOWN. He died before JUN 10 1807 in Carteret County, North Carolina.
  37 M iii James WILLIS

16. Reuben WILLISTON 1 (Thomas Martin , John ) was born BET. 1753 - 1757 in Carteret County, North Carolina. He died 2 before JUN 25 1817 in Carteret County, North Carolina.

Reuben signed a will JUN 25 1817 in Will filed by widow and heirs, Book S. He was counted in a census 1790 in U.S. Census lists seven sons under the age of 16 years..

Reuben married Mary Polly LNU about 1770 in Carteret County, North Carolina. Mary was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown.

They had the following children:

  38 M i Reuben WILLISTON
  39 M ii George WILLISTON
  40 M iii Zacharia WILLISTON
  41 M iv Elijah WILLISTON
  42 M v Thomas WILLISTON
  43 M vi James WILLISTON
  44 F vii Polly WILLISTON

17. George WILLISTON 1 (Thomas Martin , John ) was born BET. 1757 - 1759 in Carteret County, North Carolina. He died about 1843 in Carteret County, North Carolina.

1 _FA1
2 DATE 1800
2 PLAC Census states he had 2 sons under 16 years old and no wife.
1 _FA1
2 DATE 1810
2 PLAC Census states he was married again and had 2 sons over 16 and 3 sons under 10 years old.

George married 1 Grace ROBINSON about 1790 in Carteret County, North Carolina. Grace was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown.

They had the following children:

  45 M i Anson WILLIS was born 1792.
  46 M ii George WILLIS was born 1795.

1 _FA4
2 PLAC County/State: Carteret Co., NC
2 SOUR S1692
3 PAGE Internal Ref. #1.316.1.12645.58
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Oct 31, 1998
1 _FA5
2 PLAC Page #: 100
2 SOUR S1692
3 PAGE Internal Ref. #1.316.1.12645.58
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Oct 31, 1998
1 _FA6
2 PLAC Year: 1840
2 SOUR S1692
3 PAGE Internal Ref. #1.316.1.12645.58
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Oct 31, 1998


[Brøderbund Family Archive #316, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1840, Date of Import: Oct 31, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.316.1.12645.58]

Individual: Willis, George
County/State: Carteret Co., NC
Page #: 100
Year: 1840
  47 M iii Wallace WILLIS was born 1805.
  48 M iv Jechonias WILLIS was born 1805.
  49 M v Martin WILLIS was born 1805.
  50 M vi John WILLISTON was born 1813.
  51 M vii Benjamin WILLIS was born 1820.
  52 M viii Henry WILLIS was born 1820.
  53 M ix Josephus WILLIS was born 1822.

18. Josephus WILLIS 1 (Thomas Martin , John ) was born BET. 1761 - 1762 in Carteret County, North Carolina. He died before 1807 in Carteret County, North Carolina.

Josephus was counted in a census 1790 in Census states he had 3 sons under the age of 16 years.. He was counted in a census 1810 in Census states he had 5 sons ages from about 5 years to 20 y. He resided 1810 in Living on Shackelford Banks with wife and younger son.. He FEB 1807 Estate settled and papers filed with court..

Josephus married Fnu LNU on UNKNOWN in Unknown. Fnu was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown.

They had the following children:

  54 M i Joseph Littleton WILLIS was born about 1780.
  55 M ii Brittain WILLIS was born about 1785.
  56 M iii William WILLIS was born about 1790.
  57 M iv James WILLIS was born 1794.
  58 M v Bartholomew WILLIS was born 1802.

20. Seth WILLIS 1, 2, 3, 4 (Thomas Martin , John ) was born BET. 1765 - 1768 in Davis Shore, Carteret County, North Carolina. He died 5 before APR 30 1830 in Carteret County, North Carolina.

Seth signed a will 1830 in AtFsw, Seth was living at home at this time.. He signed a will APR 30 1830 in Will probated. He was counted in a census 1820 in North Carolina, Carteret County, pg. 132. He was counted in a census 6 in County/State: Carteret Co., NC. He was counted in a census 1790 in North Carolina, Carteret County, pg. 440. He was counted in a census 1810 in North Carolina, Carteret County, pg. 175. He FEB 8 1831 Seth's estate is dispursed and settled.. He resided 7 in Location: Straits District.

1 PROP
2 DATE 7 OCT 1803
2 PLAC Seth buys 50 acres for 7 pounds 10 shillings from Archibald Gentery, Book P, pg. 6
1 PROP
2 DATE 29 OCT 1810
2 PLAC Seth buys 42 acres for 50 shillings from the state of North Carolina, Book Q & R, pg. 51

Seth married Ann Nan HOLLAND 1 about 1790 in Carteret County, North Carolina. Ann was born BET. 1769 - 1770 in Davis Shore, Carteret County, North Carolina. She died UNKNOWN in North Carolina.

They had the following children:

+ 59 M i Simeon WILLIS was born BET. 1786 - 1795 and died AUG 8 1863.
+ 60 M ii Asa WILLIS was born SEP 19 1792 and died JUL 5 1884.
  61 M iii Alpheus WILLIS was born BET. 1795 - 1799 in Carteret County, North Carolina. He died before AUG 1845 in Carteret County, North Carolina.

Alpheus was counted in a census 1 1830 in North Carolina, Carteret County, pg. 113. He FEB 21 1848 DWW, Adminstrator files completed estate papers.

[Brøderbund Family Archive #315, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1830, Date of Import: Oct 31, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.315.1.10014.6]

Individual: Willis, Alphus
County/State: Carteret Co., NC
Location: Jonets Bay District
Page #: 113
Year: 1830
        Alpheus married Elizabeth Mary LNU about 1829 in Carteret County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
  62 F iv Nancy WILLIS was born BET. 1798 - 1801.
  63 M v Abram WILLIS was born BET. 1802 - 1803 in Carteret County, North Carolina. He died 1858 in Unknown.
        Abram married (1) Taner MOORE on DEC 1 1824 in Carteret County, North Carolina. Taner was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
        Abram also married (2) Eleanor Willis GUTHRIE on DEC 1 1824 in Carteret County, North Carolina. Eleanor was born UNKNOWN in Carteret County, North Carolina. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
  64 M vi Thomas T. WILLIS was born BET. 1803 - 1805 in Carteret County, North Carolina. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown.

Thomas was counted in a census 1 1840 in North Carolina, Carteret County, pg. 094. He was counted in a census 2 1830 in County/State: Carteret Co., NC. He SEP 20 1827 Marriage bond signed for 500 pounds for Elizabeth Fulford.
        Thomas married Elizabeth Clarice FULFORD on SEP 10 1827 in Carteret County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
+ 65 M vii Micajah WILLIS was born 1807 and died before JAN 17 1853.

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