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Genealogy: Family Histories

James Will Family

   Compiled and Edited by Michael R. Reilly

Last Revised 03/03/2005

Descendants of James Will

Generation No. 1

 

1. JAMES1 WILL was born 1815 in Scotland (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Age is 64.), and died 1900 (Source: Lisbon Central Cemetery headstone inscription.). He married JENETTE (JANETTE) ? (Source: Lisbon Central Cemetery headstone inscription.). She was born 1831 in Scotland, and died 1916.

More About JAMES WILL:

Burial: Lisbon Central Cemetery

Occupation 1: 1880, Farmer

Occupation 2: 1860, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin, farmer, with $500 in real estate and $500 in personal property.

More About JENETTE (JANETTE) ?:

Burial: Lisbon Central Cemetery

 

Children of JAMES WILL and JENETTE ? are:

i. EMILY2 WILL, b. Abt. 1856, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: 1870 Federal Census, age 14.).

ii. ANNA WILL, b. Abt. November 1859, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

2. iii. ALEXANDER WILL, b. Abt. 1861, Wisconsin; d. 1959.

iv. DAVID WILL, b. Abt. 1865.

v. CHARLES WILL, b. September 06, 1866, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. May 04, 1957, Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin; m. MARY E. ROGER WATSON, JR.; b. Unknown.

More About CHARLES WILL:

Education: Bef. 1889, Carrol College

Occupation 1: 1890, Took over Oakwood Farm in 1890, called it "Bonair Farm".

Occupation 2: Abt. 1889, Teacher at Lisbon Plank School.

Occupation 3: 1908, Telephone book: Watson & Will Farm

Occupation 4: 1943, Precision grinder, Square D Electric, Milwaukee from age 77 - 81+

More About MARY E. ROGER WATSON, JR.:

Education: 1889, Graduated Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin

vi. JOHN J. WILL, b. Abt. 1867.

vii. MARY J. WILL, b. Abt. 1869.

viii. ELIZABETH A. WILL, b. Abt. 1872.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. ALEXANDER2 WILL (JAMES1) was born Abt. 1861 in Wisconsin (Source: Federal Census, 1870 lists age as 9 yrs, the 1880 as 18.), and died 1959. He married EDITH SARAH TURNER Abt. 1891, daughter of ROBERT TURNER and ISABEL FOSTER. She was born 1863, and died 1951. Some source information: Published on Ancestry.com by Marla Will at [email protected]

More About ALEXANDER WILL:

Census 1: 1880, Listed as "Alaxandra"

Census 2: 1910, Page 6A

Occupation 1: 1889, Bought Archibald Rodgers grain farm for $5,775, turned to raising cattle. (Source: Landmark, Waukesha County Historical Society, Inc., Spring and Summer Vol. 28, No.1 & 2.., "This Old House" by Linda Schafer, 1985, page 16.)

Occupation 2: 1900, Insurance Agent (Source: 1900 Federal Census, Evadne B. Will also says he will be remembered as an insurance agent in her story "Fifty-five Year Old Robin" published 1975, Landmark, Autumn-Winter, 1975, Vol. 18, No. 4, page 18-19.)

Occupation 3: October 24, 1904, Sold farm to John and Lydia Schafer of Milwaukee.

Occupation 4: 1910, Farmer

Occupation 5: 1920, Farmer

Residence 1: 1910, Delaware, Jefferson, Kansas

Residence 2: 1900, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin (had a boarder named Angeline Young who worked as a dressmaker)

Residence 3: 1920, Garfield, Jackson, Kansas

Residence 4: 1930, Garfield, Jackson, Kansas

More About ALEXANDER WILL and EDITH TURNER:

Marriage: Abt. 1891

 

Children of ALEXANDER WILL and EDITH TURNER are:

3. i. LEROY GAULT3 WILL, b. April 03, 1892, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. July 1987, Dension, Kansas.

ii. EVADNE B. WILL (Source: 1910 Federal Census, Delaware, Jefferson, Kansas listed as age 16.), b. August 19, 1894, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: SSDI.); d. March 1986, Tulsa, Tulsa, OK. 74105.

More About EVADNE B. WILL:

Occupation: 1930, Teacher, Public school (Source: 1930 Federal Census.)

Residence: 1930, Boarder in Exeter, Tulare, California

4. iii. ROBERT J. WILL, b. October 28, 1897, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. June 1972, Cupertino, Santa Clara, CA. 95014.

iv. LYLE A. WILL (Source: 1910 Federal Census, Delaware, Jefferson, Kansas listed as age 5. Census taken May 14, 1910.), b. March 07, 1905, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. December 03, 2000, Tulsa, Tulsa, OK. 74137.

More About LYLE A. WILL:

Residence: 1930, Lives with parents working farm

 

Generation No. 3

 

3. LEROY GAULT3 WILL (ALEXANDER2, JAMES1) was born April 03, 1892 in Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin, and died July 1987 in Dension, Kansas. He married ALICE M. ? Abt. 1922. She was born 1892. Note: some information abt Leroy and Turner family: Published on Ancestry.com by Marla Will at [email protected]

More About LEROY WILL and ALICE ?:

Marriage: Abt. 1922

 

Children of LEROY WILL and ALICE ? are:

5. i. ROGER LEROY4 WILL, b. December 08, 1929; d. April 27, 2003, Topeka, Kansas.

ii. GENEVA R. WILL, b. Abt. 1923.

 

4. ROBERT J.3 WILL (ALEXANDER2, JAMES1) (Source: 1910 Federal Census, Delaware, Jefferson, Kansas listed as age 12.) was born October 28, 1897 in Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin, and died June 1972 in Cupertino, Santa Clara, CA. 95014. He married BERNICE. She was born July 10, 1896 (Source: SSDI.), and died May 1986 in Saratoga, Santa Clara, CA. 95070.

More About ROBERT J. WILL:

Occupation: 1930, Teacher, Public school

Residence: 1930, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, CA

 

Children of ROBERT WILL and BERNICE are:

i. MERRILEE4 WILL, b. Abt. 1926.

ii. ROBERT J. WILL, JR., b. August 20, 1927; d. April 1993, Ca. 22186.

 

Generation No. 4

 

5. ROGER LEROY4 WILL (LEROY GAULT3, ALEXANDER2, JAMES1) was born December 08, 1929, and died April 27, 2003 in Topeka, Kansas. He married ? TREASTER.

 

Child of ROGER WILL and ? TREASTER is:

6. i. ?5 WILL, b. Unknown.

 

Generation No. 5

 

6. ?5 WILL (ROGER LEROY4, LEROY GAULT3, ALEXANDER2, JAMES1) was born Unknown. He married ? ROWSE.

 

Children of ? WILL and ? ROWSE are:

i. ONE6 WILL.

ii. TWO WILL.

iii. THREE WILL.

iv. FOUR WILL.

 

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