Willis I. Roan

b. circa 1791, d. 29 January 1855
  • Willis I. Roan was born circa 1791 in Georgia.
  • He married Margaret Peteet on 27 January 1817 in Wilkes County, Georgia.
  • Willis I. Roan and Margaret Peteet appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included John Peteet Roan. Also in the household were children Martha A. (age 10) and Benjamin F. (age 7), who may have been children of Willis and Margaret, or grandchildren.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1850 census.
  • Willis I. Roan died on 29 January 1855 in Grimes County, Texas.
  • He was interred at Roan's Prairie Cemetery, Grimes County, Texas.
  • The town of Roan's Prairie, in central Grimes County, was named for Willis Roan. For additional biographical information, see The Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Last Edited: 10 May 2013

Family: Margaret Peteet b. 2 April 1802, d. 4 April 1854