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Willis Moffett, Jr.

Male 1806 - 1885  (79 years)


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  • Name Willis Moffett  [1, 2, 3
    Name Suffix Jr. 
    Gender Male 
    Born 4 October 1806  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Alternate Name Moffitt  [1, 2
    Occupation Farmer 
    Submitter GWM 
    Died 22 December 1885  Tonica, La Salle Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried after 22 December 1885  Tonica, La Salle Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I30659  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 20 August 2007 

    Father Willis (Wylles) Moffitt,   b. 12 October 1770, Brimfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 June 1845, New Woodstock, Madison Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Sally Smith,   b. 23 January 1767, Brookfield, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 January 1820, New Woodstock, Madison Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Family ID F8272  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Olive A. Simmon,   b. 18 September 1812,   d. 25 February 1852, Tonica, La Salle Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 1850 
    Children 
    +1. Walter S. Moffett,   b. 1835-1836, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Emily Sarah Moffett,   b. 28 December 1838, Tonica, La Salle Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 July 1909, Eppards Point Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. Charles W. Moffett,   b. 28 September 1840,   d. 27 January 1862  (Age 21 years)
    Family ID F42356  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Louisa Harwood,   b. 16 March 1812,   d. 9 June 1893, probably, Tonica, La Salle Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married after February 1852 
    Family ID F27489  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1835-moved from Greene Co, NY to Edan Twp, LaSalle Co, IL
      W. S. Moffett owned the 80 acres directly west of John Byron Huling's 40 at NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of section 21of Eppards Point Twp. (LuAnn's email 2/7/99)

      History LaSalle Co., Illinois, Vol 2, Eden township page 193:
      "Willis and Rev. Reuben H. Moffett came from Greene Co., N. Y., the latter in 1834 and the former in 1835. R. H. was a Methodist clergyman. He died in 1863."

      History of LaSalle Co. by Elmer Baldwin page 353, published 1877
      A sketch of the pioneer settlers of each town to 1840.
      "Willis Moffett, and wife, Olive Simmon from Greene County, New York, in 1835, and settled on the west side of Bailey's Grove and is now living in Tonica. His first wife died and left two children: Walter S., married Elizabeth Defenbaugh; Sarah E., married John B. Huling, both are living in Livingston County. Mr. Moffett's second wife is Louisa Harwood, the widow Jenkins, when she married him; she has one daughter, Mary L., at home. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.

    2. [S865] Genealogy Files compiled by George West Maffet.

    3. [S490] Family File of Moffetts and Hulings, sent by Don Huling.



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