Today's featured relative in my database is my maternal 8th-great grandmother, Deborah Willets.
Deborah was born January 14, 1711/12 in Little Egg Harbor, Burlington Co., NJ., the daughter of Joseph and Deborah (Seaman) Willets. Deborah married July 13, 1732 in Bethlehem, Bucks Co., PA. to Samuel Willson, son of Samuel and Hester (Overton) Willson. Samuel was born January 19, 1705/06 in Chesterton Twp., Burlington Co., NJ. and died 1785 in Hunterdon Co., NJ. Deborarh died June 2, 1772 in Hardwick, Warren Co., NJ.
Many of these dates have not been properly converted from the Quaker format, but I present them as they stand in my database as a starting point.
Known children of Samuel and Deborah (Willets) Willson are as follows :
i. Mary Willson b. June 29, 1733 Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. 1816 m. Jacob Lundy
ii. Deborah Willson b. June 17, 1735, d. May 3, 1800 Ontario, CAN, m. Titus Doan
iii. Samuel Willson b. 1738-1mo-5d Hunterdon Co., NJ., d. 1794-5mo-22d, m. Deborah Collins.
iv. Sarah Willson b. May 29, 1740 Hunterdon Co., NJ
v. Joseph Willson b. December 10, 1742 Hunterdon Co., NJ, d. October 26, 1784 NJ, m. Elizabeth Schmuke
vi. Gabriel Willson b. December 13, 1745 Hunterdon Co., NJ., d. 1803, m. Keziah Decker
vii. John Willson b. February 23, 1747/48 Warren Co., NJ, m. Elizabeth Schooley
viii. James Willson b. November 27, 1750 Warren Co., NJ., m. Sarah Schmuck
ix. Esther Willson b. March 13, 1754 Sussex Co., NJ., d. Decmber 20, 1836 Sussex Co., NJ, m. George Lundy
x. Susanna Willson b. June 27, 1757 Warren Co., NJ, d. aft. April 12, 1792 Westland, PA., m. Jacob Smith