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George Monroe Wills 1824-1916 - Generation 4
Family group data sheets provided by Mrs. E. F. Wills of Chillicothe, Ohio are very informative about the Wills family. Her notes indicate that George came to Ohio between 1837-1838 when George was 16. He was severely beaten by his father, Meredith, so he ran away from home to live with his uncle Woodson. His family was from Otters Creek in Bedford Co., Va. and they raised tobacco in Va. A second version of the same story came to me from Tara Edgel. Legend passed down through her family that George's father, Meredith, tied his son to a tree and went to town. When he returned, it was nightfall. He untied the boy who ran away and never returned home.
The verbal history says his family was from Otters Creek in Bedford Co., Va. and raised tobacco in Va. Mrs. Wills says that the above was passed down by word of mouth through the family to her husband. George Wills eventually settled his family in the Jackson and Ross county areas of Ohio.
Mrs. Wills also told me that in 1850 George and his family started West in a covered
wagon. They made it to Missouri where they returned to Ross Co., Ohio by train. She did
not know any more than that. Mrs. Wills says that the above was passed down by word of
mouth through the family to her husband.
George & Mary (Wills) Wills
Descendants of George Monroe Wills
1 George Monroe Wills Born: June 04, 1824 in Bedford, Bedford Co., Va. Died: August 18, 1916 in Jefferson Tpw., Ross Co., Ohio Age at death: 92 . +Levicia Jane Landrum Born: March 21, 1818 in Va. Married: July 15, 1843 in Jackson Co., Ohio Marriage fact: married by J.P. A. R. Cassidy Father: Mr. Mark Landrum Mother: Ms. Nancy Died: July 24, 1891 in Ross Co., Ohio Age at death: 73 2  Mary Elizabeth Wills Born: November 10, 1844 Died: May 28, 1927 Age at death: 82 ... +William M. Weter Born: May 07, 1847 Married: October 31, 1867 Father: Mother: Died: May 12, 1884 Age at death: 37 *2nd Husband of  Mary Elizabeth Wills: ... +A. L. Higgins Born: Unknown Married: 1880 Father: Mother: 2 Ananias Hudson Wills Born: March 31, 1846 in Jackson Co., Ohio Died: April 21, 1937 in Morgan, Franklin Co., Ohio Age at death: 91 ... +Rachel Amanda Coon Born: September 26, 1853 Married: January 01, 1872 in Ross Co., Ohio Father: Mr. George Coon Mother: Died: March 14, 1919 in Ross Co., Ohio Age at death: 65 2 James Meredith Wills Born: November 28, 1847 Died: April 15, 1928 Age at death: 80 ... +Zermira I. Ewing Born: Unknown Married: August 24, 1870 Father: Mother: Died: Unknown Age at death: ? 2 Charles A. Wills Born: April 28, 1849 Died: November 12, 1926 Age at death: 77 ... +Julia Agusta Wills Born: December 30, 1850 in Ohio Married: October 24, 1874 Father: Mr. Woodson Wills Mother: Ms. Julia Ann Springer-Hunt Died: 1939 Age at death: 88 est. 2 Lydia Ann Wills Born: August 25, 1851 Died: June 21, 1920 Age at death: 68 ... +Alonzo H. Sigler Born: 1847 Married: June 14, 1872 Father: Mother: Died: 1923 Age at death: 76 est. 2 Leetha Etter Wills Born: June 13, 1853 Died: January 28, 1914 Age at death: 60 ... +Raymond Henson Born: 1853 Married: Unknown Father: Mother: Died: 1934 Age at death: 81 est. 2 Levica Jane Wills Born: April 12, 1855 Died: January 10, 1917 Age at death: 61 ... +George S. Weter Born: 1853 Married: January 30, 1874 Father: Mother: Died: 1943 Age at death: 90 est. 2 George Monroe Wills Born: October 30, 1858 Died: March 14, 1943 Age at death: 84 ... +Edith M. Kemp Born: 1863 Married: September 18, 1881 Father: Mother: Died: 1928 Age at death: 65 est. 2 John Lee Wills Born: December 21, 1860 in Jefferson Township, Ross Co., Ohio Died: December 31, 1936 Age at death: 76 ... +Minerva Jane Gibson Born: July 15, 1861 in Washington Court House, Ohio Married: December 24, 1898 in Richmond Dale, Ohio Father: Mr. John M. Gibson Mother: Ms. Catherine Row Died: 1925 in Richmond Dale, Ohio Age at death: 63 est. 2 Sarah M. Wills Born: October 22, 1863 Died: November 22, 1941 Age at death: 78 ... +George F. Coon Born: Unknown Married: February 18, 1885 Father: Mother: Died: 1921 Age at death: ? 2 William Wills Born: October 02, 1856 Died: July 31, 1865 Age at death: 8 2 Virginia Wills Born: October 28, 1865 Died: July 19, 1867 Age at death: 1