Lt. John P. Willard

Submitted by Linda Long

Lt John P WILLARD, born 1837 in Fort Miller, NY, was son of George WILLARD and Julia Ann PETTIT. George's mother was Rebecca, maiden name unknown, and I am looking for his father's name. Julia was the child of Jacob PETTIT and Lydia LIVERMORE. John P. WILLARD married Susette STILES and moved to Arkansas and where he raised 7 children and farmed. Even until the 1930s we had an Aunt Alice BRISTOL still living in Fort Miller. George's other children are Lydia Margaret, married Roselle VANDERWARKER; Alice, married Abram BRISTOL; William K.; Jacob P.; Mary, married James VANDERWARKER. George and Julia were members of the Reformed Church of Schuyerville as were the VANDERWARKERS. John P. WILLARD and Sussette STILES had children Oscar; Bert; Nettie; Edward; Frank Leslie; James Blain; Elmer, born after the move to Arkansas. Rebecca, George WILLARD'S mother, also had Ann and Hannah who married James CHERRY in NY. Would love to hear from any family still in the area or anyone who knows anymore about them. Julia Ann's father was Jacob PETTIT and I have nothing else on him, her mother was a LIVERMORE and I have the info from The Livermore Family.

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