Willard & Related Families

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  • ID: I8054
  • _UID: 8901748060244A39A48FB7E0D63B84977BC3
  • Name: Mary Ann ?Polly? WILLARD
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 20 MAR 1848 in Missouri
  • Death: 11 MAR 1928 in Wyatt Twp, Howell Co, MO 1
  • Burial: 12 MAR 1928 Jolliff Cem Near Rover, Oregon Co, MO 1
  • Note:

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    No children.
    They first lived in Oregon Co. (1870). Here they were charter members of Shiloh Baptist Church in Rover in 1888.

    Then they lived in a log cabin in Douglas Co., Mo. on hwy. 181 between Richville & Junction of 181 & 14. Polly smoked a clay pipe and wore long-sleeved flannel dresses summer and winter. Nate was a bushwhacker. He refused to let Polly mop the floors for fear the wood would rot. Polly was a mid-wife and "country doctor." Her first baby to deliver was her nephew, Joseph Martin Willard, born 1865 when she was 16 years old. She developed a cure for skin cancer that the old-timers swore would work.
    Because Nate & Polly had no children, Albert Willard (Joseph Martin's son) took the responsibility of caring for them in their old age and they left him their small farm in return. (Albert's brother, Arthur, took over for him while he was away in WWI.) Albert and his wife, Maymie lived with them when they were first married and their first 2 children were born there: John Martin (stillborn, 1920, buried behind the cabin) and Joseph Ira (J.I., b 1921 whom Polly called her "sugar-pie"). Albert, Maymie and J.I. lived with them until the cabin burned about 1923. Polly and Nate died several years later.

    Death certificate:
    Polly Ann Lowe, widowed
    died 3-11-28
    husband: Nathaniel Lowe
    age 79 yrs, 11 mos, 20 days (this means her birthdate is about Mar 20, 1848)
    born MO
    father: Martin Willard, b KY
    mother's maiden name: Lindsey, b unk
    informant: J.M. Willard, West Plains, MO
    buried Jolliff Cemetery [there is no marker for her there]
    undertaker: John Jewell, Koshkonong
    cause of death: senility & demenitia

    Find A Grave Memorial# 35377529
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  • FILE: ~/Documents/Mary Jo/2 Website gen files/willard/Martin Willard/PollyLowe.jpg
  • Title: PollyLowe
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  • _SIZE: 222.000000 225.000000
  • Change Date: 26 NOV 2015

    Father: Martin WILLARD b: 1793 in Glade Hollow, Russell Co, Va.
    Mother: Mary "Polly" LINDSEY b: 1803 in Ohio

    Marriage 1 George Nathan ?Nate? LOWE b: 19 JUL 1846 in Indiana
    • Married: ABT 1866

    1. Type: Vital Record
      Title: Missouri Death Certificate
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