Peter James Willis

b. 26 March 1815, d. 25 November 1873
  • Peter James Willis was born on 26 March 1815 in Maryland or Delaware.
  • He married Caroline Womack on 21 January 1845 in Montgomery County, Texas.
  • Peter James Willis and Caroline Womack appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Montgomery County, Texas, living next to Peter's brother Richard.. Other members of the household included William Henry Willis, Peter James Willis and Mary Ellen Willis.
  • He was a merchant, according to the 1850 census.
  • "Account of Cotton Sold to P. J. Willis for the Confederate Government, sent off by Doctor C. Campbell's Wagons, 24 bales.", Green Wood recorded: During July 1864.
  • On Saturday, 18 February 1865, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Sent my Account against the Government fo Mr P. J. Willis to Collect."
  • Peter James Willis died on 25 November 1873 at age 58 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.
  • He was interred at Galveston, Texas.
  • Last Edited: 18 Nov 2014

Family: Caroline Womack b. 18 July 1828, d. 19 September 1863