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Benjamin Willis Genealogy

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Benjamin1 Willis, who d. at Keene, Mar. 22, 1820, aged 80, was probably the father of Benjamin2, 1, of Sullivan.

1. Benjamin2 Willis, son of Benjamin1, was a farmer and res. Keene and Sullivan; d. in Sullivan, Aug. 26, 1837, aged 75; m. Mar. 17, 1785, Annis Briggs b. Norton, Mass., Sept. 25, 1759, d. Sullivan, Jan. 22, 1831; dau. of Elisha and Mary Briggs of Keene. Ch. b. Keene:

  1. Mary3 (christened Polly), b. Mar. 17, 1785; m. John Newman (q. v.)
  2. Sarah3, b. 1789; m. Robert. Hall (q. v.)
  3. Annis3, b. May 25, 1794.
  4. Asenath3, b. unk.; d. Keene, unm., June 10, 1824.
  5. Fanny3, b. Dec. 6, 1798.

2. Annis3 Willis, dau. of Benjamin2, 1, m. Justus Chapin, b. Alstead, Mar. 31, 1790, d. there, Sept. 20, 1869, son of Justus and Martha (Taylor) Chapin. They lived in Gilsum and Alstead and she d. in Alstead, Mar. 13, 1867. She had six ch.:

  1. Martha Taylor4 Chapin, b. Gilsum, Aug. 18, 1816, d. Marlow, May 29, 1878; m. Mar. 11, 1852, Ephraim Pratt Evardon, b. Winchester, Oct. 21, 1798, d. Alstead, Jan. 15, 1867, son of John and Rebecca (Pratt) Evardon. Res. Gilsum, and had:
    1. Martha Ann5 Evardon, b. Jan. 17, 1854; m. June 6, 1871, Edgar Cyrus Farnum, b. Marlow, July 4, 1848, son of Heman and Lusylvia (Lowell) Farnum. Res. Marlow. Ch.:
      1. Rosa Belle6 Farnum, b. Marlow, May 22, 1872.
      2. Frank Eugene6, b. July, 1873.
      3. Edgar6 Farnum, b. Apr. 24, 1878.
  2. Mary Wilder4 Chapin, b. Gilsum, Oct. 7, 1818, d. there unm., Dec. 6, 1836
  3. Fanny Willis4 Chapin, b. Gilsum, Oct. 9, 1820, d. unm. in Westmoreland, Oct. 10, 1871.
  4. Ezra Carpenter4 Chapin, b. Alstead, Oct. 19, 1822, d. Ayer, Mass., Jan. 4, 1876; m. Hannah Adams Barrett.
  5. Rebecca Webster4 Chapin, b. Alstead, Sept. 25, 1825; m. William Brown. Res. Utah and had a dau. Zuah Rebecca5 Brown.
  6. Eliza Ann4 Chapin, b. Alstead, Oct. 30, 1836, d. there, Feb. 3, 1839.

3. Fanny3 Willis, dau. of Benjamin2, 1, m. (1), Jan. 1, 1850, Benjamin Ware, b. Swanzey, May 17, 1773, d. Gilsum, Jan. 1, 1858; son of Moses and Betsey (Puffer) Ware of Gilsum. She m. (2), Dec. 1, 1863, Stephen C. Switzer, b. in Bath, in 1793. She lived in Gilsum with first husband, and Surry with second. No. children.


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