Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Campbell and Willis

Great3 John Campbell and Clara Barcher
Great-Great Aunts and Uncles
        3 Daniel Campbell d: 1903
        3 John Campbell
        3 Angus (twin of Edward) 1830s sex? Campbell d: 1903
          + Angus' wife
        3 Edward (twin of Angus) Sex? Campbell d: 1903
        3 Jeanette "Jennie" Campbell
        3 Nancy Campbell b: 1844 d: 1903
        3 Sarah Campbell b: 1849
          + Ben L. Willis b: 1847
        3 Clara
        3 Isabella
        3 Christopher Christain Campbell (my great-great grandfather)

Sarah Campbell was born 1849 in Ohio. She was the daughter of 2. John Campbell and
3. Clara Barcher BARTSHEER Baartscheer. She married Ben L. Willis. He was born 1847 in Illinois.
A reference to Sarah (Sally) Campbell Willis in Enfield Township, White County, Ill 1880's


Willis -- The Willis family has taking a leading part in both banking and mercantile enterprises in Enfield. James E. Willis was a pioneer in Pope County, an early settler in Golconda where he and his wife were charter members of the Presbyterian Church in 1819. Their son, Felix H. Willis, came to Enfield Township prior to 1838. He married Mary Jane Miller, daughter of James Miller. The children of this marriage were James E., Robert Chalmer, G. A., and Benjamin L. Felix H. Willis commenced selling goods on his farm in 1856 and in 1862 he removed to Enfield where he kept a general store until 1874 when he sold it to his sons, J. E. and R. C. Willis. (This store was where Newman's now is located). In 1896, Willis Brothers went into the banking business; they also had interests in the lumber yard and owned much farm land. G. A. Willis married Eliza Nation. James E. Willis married Jennie Campbell, Robert C. Willis married Mary Swan, daughter of Rev. Benjamin Swan, and Benjamin Willis married Sally Campbell. The Willis family belonged to the Old School Presbyterian School and then united with the First Presbyterian Church.

Ben and Sarah (Sally) are in the 1880 Census in Enfield

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