Daniel David Willard

son of Squire Willard and grandson of Martin Willard

DANIEL DAVID WILLARD, b Feb 26, 1848, Christian Co., Mo;
m Dec. 9, 1869 to  Rachel Angeline Bateman  (1848-1878, b Christian Co., d age 30); after Rachel died he moved to Kansas;
m 2nd Laura Benton (1860-1901, d age 41);
m 3rd Fannie Benton (Laura’s sister, 1870-1938; she was 22 years younger than him). Fannie and Laura were the daughters of a Sac Indian girl named Frances Benton.
Dave died Aug. 27, 1927 (age 79) in Pratt Co., KS.  When Dave died Fannie m Daniel Bateman (brother of Dave’s first wife, Rachel).

Dave and his 1st wife's children & spouses (no picture of Rachel is known to exist) -
Front: Albert Gardner, son Amos, David Willard, John Sutton
Back: daug Bessie, Cora (Hacker), daug Sarah Jane
Taken Dec. 15, 1909 at Pratt, Ks.

son Amos and family

Dave & 2nd wife, Laura (Benton)
Their children are pictured to the left 

Back row L to R: Dennis, Charles, Willie (or Bill)
Front row: Frederick, Francis, Burleigh & Estella

(died 1918 in WWI)

Willie Willard and family (William and Julia)


Dave & 3rd wife Fannie (Benton)

David's Children:

........1a1)    Sarah Jane Willard, 1870-1909, age 39; m John Jackson Sutton.
........1a2)    Mary Elizabeth “Bessie” Willard, 1872-1945; m Albert Gardner; lived in Stafford Co., Ks.; ch: William, Nellie (b 1894; m C. Ezra Coons)
........1a3)    Amos James Willard, 1873-1962; m 1894 Cora Iva Hacker                                             
........1a4)    Robert Willard, b 1876; d same day; buried with his mother.
........1a5)     Martha Willard, b 1881; d same day
........1a6)     Ellen Willard (Martha’s twin), b 1881; d same day
........1a7)     Francis Murrell  Rockhold Willard, 1882-1960; m Essie Rader
........1a8)     William Henry Willard, 1884-1974; m 1904 Julia Elizabeth Hacker (her aunt, Cora Hacker, was her sister-in-law)
........1a9)     Squire Burleigh Willard, 1887-1918 (d in WWI, age 31);  m Eva Signor
........1a10)   Richard Willard, b 1889; d same day
........1a11)   Charles Wesley Willard, 1890-1916 (age 26)
........1a12)   Dennis Benton Willard, b 1891 (named for his grandfather Dennis Benton); m Mahala Mable Rader (sister of Essie)
........1a13)   Fredrick Burl Willard, b 1893; m Florence Westwood
........1a14)   Frances Estella Willard, b 1896; m George Pennington

Willard Site map: Willard line - Henry - James - Martin - Squire - Wm. Henry - John - David - Joseph - home

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