Willis Family History
WILLIS, Mrs. ABIGAIL L DE NEUVILLE
Born 1822 daughter of John and Patience Ann Sheldon de Neuville, of New England. This family lived in Saratoga County, N.Y., raising a family of nine children, eventually locating at Basswood Hill. John and Patience de Neuville are buried at Allen Center, N.Y. Abigail was their youngest daughter. She married Araunah S. Willis. To this union 7 children were born: Araunah F., George V., Louisa (married Frank Warner), Daniel H., Lydia (married G. H. Abbey), Abigail Jane (married Calvin Farnum), Martin G., and Annette (married Solomon Palmer). All grew to adulthood on Baker's Creek. Abigail de Neuville Willis died April 1896. Lot 553
WILLIS, ANNE E. Lot 677
WILLIS, ARAUNAH F.
Born Feb. 7, 1839, son of Araunah S. and Abigail L de Nouville Willis. Araunah F. Willis was a life long resident of Angelica and vicinity; died January 24, 1921, 82 years of age. Married in 1861 to Julia Clark and to them were born four daughters, Mrs. Burton Waite of Michigan, Mrs. Eliza Wisner of Montana, Mrs. Almon Weaver of Birdsall, and Mrs. John S. Bardwell of Grove; and one son Claude all of whom survive him. Served in the Civil War 1862-1865. Mustered out March 11, 1865. He also leaves to mourn him two brothers, Rev. Daniel Willis of Maryland, and Martin Willis of this place, and three sisters, Mrs. Palmer of Washington, Mrs. G. H. Abbey of this place, and Mrs. Calvin Farnum of Burns; also nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Buried in Angelica. Lot 553
WILLIS, ARAUNAH S.
Born in Taunton, Mass. of Lydia Shaw; the name of his father is unknown having died when Araunah was just a lad. Lydia remarried after Araunah's death, and relocated in Bakers Creek, Allegany Co. Araunah S. married Abigail L. deNouville 1822; died in 1873 in Angelica, NY. To this union 7 children were born: Araunah F., George V., Louisa (married Frank Warner), Daniel H., Lydia (married G. H. Abbey), Abigail Jane (married Calvin Farnum), Martin G., and Annette (married Solomon Palmer). All grew to adulthood on Baker's Creek. Abigail de Neuville Willis died April 1896. Lot 318
Born November 9, 1882, son of Araunah F. and Julia Clark Willis. Disappeared en route to Montana; missing for 50 years. Lot 318A
Son of Martin and Harriet Shafer Willis. Died in France in World War I. Lot 613
WILLIS, GEORGE V.
Son of Araunah S. and Abigail de Neuville Willis. Fought in the Civil War. Lot 553
WILLIS, GLEN (Obituary, this website)
Born 1902, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin Willis of Angelica. Died September 29, 1946, 44 years old. Burial in Angelica.
WILLIS, Mrs. HARRIET (Obituary, this website)
Born in Angelica, December 17, 1860; died July 5, 1937. Married Martin Willis July 14, 1880; he died October 24, 1927. Son George Willis died in France during World War I. Survived by Captain H. E. Willis, West Point; Mrs. Henry Allen, Wellsville; Miss Mitty Willis of Angelica; Martin Willis, Wellsville; Glenn Willis at a state hospital, Allen Wallace, son-in-law, three brothers, Joseph Shafer, Angelica; Moses B. Shafer, Alta, Alberta, Canada; and one sister, Mrs. Clara Newsom, Arkport.
WILLIS, GYLES (1800-1832) Lot 363
WILLIS, Mrs. JULIA CLARK
Born 1844, at Angelica, daughter of Abagail Clark. Married Aruanah F. Willis October 15, 1861, who died January 25, 1921, in Birdsall. To this union were born five children: Eliza "Laurettie" (Mrs. Fred Wisner, Deer Lodge, Mont.); Bertha (Mrs. Burton Waite, Manton, Mich.); twin daughters, Maude Ella Gay (Mrs. John Bardwell of Grove), and Eva Maybelle (Mrs. Almon Weaver) of Allen, and Claude Willis.
WILLIS, LULU G. Lot 318A
WILLIS, MYS LYDIA SHAW
Mother of Aruanah S. Willis. Lot 363
WILLIS, MARTIN G. (Obituary, this website)
Died October 24, 1927. Lot 613
WILLIS, MISS MITTY M. (1895-1955) (Obituary, this website)
Died August 25, 1955, 60 years old. Resident of Hornell. Born in Angelica. She was a teacher. Survived by two brothers, Col. Herbert E. Willis of Clifton Forge, VA, and Martin B. Willis of Wellsville; sister, Mrs. Henry Allen of Wellsville. Burial in Angelica.
(This information of deaths/burials was abstracted from the "Allegany County,NY GenWeb" website page (can be viewed at http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyallega/angelicacollu-w.html ) and was submitted by Daniel R. Willis/Tina M. Dennis.)
From: "ANGELICA COLLECTANEA" & OBITUARIES:
“These items taken from obituaries are the same as written at the time, consequently all information is of that date. Items taken from the cemetery records may at times list people who have bought lots or erected monuments ahead of time, consequently they may be buried elsewhere or still alive.” L. L. Stillwell
Additional obituaries added by Gerri Raw. Lot numbers refer to As the Day Dawns Cemetery" (Cemetery at Angelica,NY)