I have information on Robert Willis who was a son of Joseph Willis, Sr. and his second wife, Matilda Mauney. Joseph, Sr. and Matilda had 6 children.
Robert Willis b. about 1796 in Lincoln Co., NC; d. 1881 in Cleveland Co., NC; married Elizabeth Young; Elizabeth was born about 1799 in NC and died about 1870 in Cleveland County. Listed in the 1850 Cleveland County census with children: Solomon, born about 1830; Joseph, born about 1838; John, born about 1835; Robert, born about 1840; Elizabeth, born about 1845.
Rev. Joseph Willis, Sr. was a Methodist minister. He was born on November 23, 1753 in Goochland County, Virginia. On February 19, 1848, Joseph, Sr. died in Cleveland County, NC and is buried in the cemetery at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Belwood, NC.
In 1780, Joseph, Sr. was drafted into the Revolutionary War. He served in Saunder’s Company of Moore’s North Carolina Regiment.