Jerimiah (Jerry) Willis
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Jerry Willis (July 1860- August 8, 1929)

  • Parents: Daniel and Betsy Willis

  • Wife: Mindy Hollingsworth (April 5, 1866 to May 21, 1930)(15)

    • Born near Sylvester, Georgia.

    • Die in Bridgeboro, Georgia.

    • Daughter of Henry Hollingsworth and Sarah Land Hollingsworth.

    • Sister of Elizabeth Hollingsworth who married Benjamin Willis.

    • They were married on March 5, 1882.

  • Children: (They had ten children)

    • John Henry Willis (1/19/1883 - 12/26/1904)

      • He is buried in the old cemetery at Kimball Methodist Church in Worth County, Georgia.

    • Joseph Lawson Willis (10/19/1884 - 9/29/1914) married Flossie Perryman (??-??)

      • He is buried in the old cemetery at Kimball Methodist Church in Worth County, Georgia.

      • Their infant daughter that was born and died on March 10, 1907 is also buried there.

    • Irene Elizabeth Willis (10/17/1886- 12/31/1926) married William (Bill) Manuel Moore (??-??)

    • Ida Isabella Willis (8/19/1888 - 9/12/1915) married Gus Beasley (??-??)

    • Daniel Hugh Willis (February 5, 1892 - June 7, 1968)

      • He never married.

      • He was born near Poulan, Georgia, and died in Norman Park, Georgia.

      • He served in the US Army during World War I and was gassed in France and disabled.

      • His grave is in the new cemetery at Kimball Methodist Church in Worth County, Georgia, marked with a military headstone, next to his sister Sarah.

    • William Jeremiah (Willie J.) Willis (4/5/1894 - 9/21/1966) married Thelma ? (??-??)

    • Flora R. Willis (3/5/1896 - 1/20/1977) married Henry Lee Daniel (11/19/1891-2/20/1957)

    • Versa Viola Willis (5/22/1898 - 1/31/1986) married J. Thomas Tillman (7/4/1897 - 5/4/1971)

    • Benjamin Archer (Archie) Willis (9/27/1900 - 7/4/1974) married Mattie Boswell (??-??)

    • Sarah Lou Willis (August 22, 1905 - June 8, 1975)

      • Died in Norman Park, Georgia.

      • Was in the Army Air Forces during World War II.

      • Her grave is in the new cemetery at Kimball Methodist Church in Worth County, Georgia, marked with a military headstone, next to her brother Hugh.

  • History Notes: 

    • Jerry and Amanda are buried next to each other in the old cemetery at Kimball Methodist Church in Worth County, Georgia. They are buried next their daughter "Irene".

    • "Jerry" was the 1st Sunday School Supt. (late 1800s) @ Kimball Church when the church was still a log building.

    • Information provided by:

      • Jackie Rowe via email dated 8/6/2001.

      • email from Betty Berry dated 1/13/2002 1:07pm - Email quotes information from the family records of :Versie Willis Tillman ,  (daughter of Jerimiah Willis)& Luttie Moore Bowden, (daughter of Irene Elizabeth Willis Moore). Both died in the late 1980s.

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