WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
JOSHUA THOMAS WILLIS
(early resident of Toquerville)
BIOGRAPHYJoshua Thomas Willis was born December 12, 1818 in McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois.
Peggy Willis helped her son and daughter in law in Toquerville. She was the first women in Toquerville to spin Cotton. She was an amazing latter day Saint woman. She was a very loving and supportive wife, mother and grandmother.
Joshua married Sophia Fryer Geary sometime in 1867 after the death of her first husband, John Thomas Geary.
Joshua died on May 1, 1886 in Taylor, Navajo County, Arizona.
He is buried in the Taylor Cemetery.
REFERENCESThe Fryers of Yarmouth
Chapter XI of an unknown book
The Fate of the Fryers
Compiled by Bessie "Bess" Snow
Find-A-Grave enry for Joshua Thomas Willis
Find-A-Grave enry for Sarah Melissa Dodge Willis
Find-A-Grave enry for Sophia Geary Fryer Willis
Find-A-Grave enry for Margaret "Peggy" Cherry Willis