Family: Willse, James/ (F574)



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  • Father | Male
    Willse, James

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    Child 1 | Female
    + Willse, Catherine Elizabeth

    Born  22 Aug 1806  Otsego , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  5 Feb 1888  Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Oakland Cemetery, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Tanner, John | F45 
    Married  24 Jun 1828  Otsego , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 
    • The identity of Catherine Willse's parents is a long-standing brick wall and much more research is required before I can conclude that James Wilsey is actually Catherine's father.
      This James Wilsey (b. 1758) was the eldest son of Gerardus Wilsey and Sarah Pinkney. James married his third(?) wife in 1816 in Otsego County putting him in the right general area for his daughter Catherine to have met John Tanner.
      It is notable that John Tanner's sister Roxana married Blenis Willse, who was the son of John Wilsey and grandson of Gerardus Wilsey. If these relationships are correct, then Catherine and Blenis were cousins who married a brother and sister.
      The fact that one of Catherine's sons was named James Wilsie Tanner is consistent with the idea that Catherine's father was named James, but obviously could be a coincidence.
    • There was a James Wilsey living in Maryland, Otsego, New York US Census), but he appears to be too young to be Catherine's father.


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