Biography of E. D. Willits
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Willits, E. D., born in Ontario, August 11, 1843, is a son of Jonathan and Hannah (Knowles) Willits, he is a native of Farmington, Ontario county, and she of Albany county, N. Y. The grandparents came from New Jersey to New York and settled in Ontario county, where the grandfather died. The grandmother then came and lived with her son, Jonathan, in Ontario. Jonathan came to Ontario when a young man and purchased a farm, part of which subject now owns. Mr. Willits resided on this farm over fifty years. He was a Republican in politics, and in religion was a Friend. He died 1880, and his wife, 1878. E. D. was reared on the farm and educated at the common and select schools. He has for twenty six years followed teaching winters and worked his farm summers. He is engaged in fruit growing, having a general variety of fruits. His wife is Sarah (Allen) Willits, whom he married February 18, 1869. She was a daughter of Freeman and Betsey Allen, of Ontario. In politics Mr. Willits is a Republican, has been justice sixteen years, justice of sessions sixteen years, and is now notary public. At present he is supervisor of Ontario. He is a member of the G. A. R, M. M. Fish Post, No. 406. In religion Mr. Willits is a liberal Christian.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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