Major Simon Willard Descendants
This group of photos started with Grandma Willard. Born Mary Ann Mason in 1831, she married Solon Willard who was the 5th great grandson of Major Simon Willard, who has also my ancestor – my 9th great grandfather. Simon Willard’s life and career are well documented from the early days of this country in the Willard Memoir. A plaque in his honor stands in the center of Concord, Massachusetts. Mary Ann and Solon had five children – two of whom are shown below, Eva and Emery.
Emery Mason Willard and his wife Nellie Morse Coombs had three children, two of whom are shown below, Mabel and Arthur.
I purchased this collection of family cabinet cards at a flea market in Central Massachusetts. Included in the grouping was a photo of Lizzie Atwood Willard who was the wife of Everard C. Willard (brother of Emery and Eva).
Although I am distantly related to these people (7th or 8th cousins at best) I would like to see the group go to a family member more closely related who is willing to take on the responsibility of preserving these 100+ year old photos. I have put them up on Ebay with a reserve of what I paid for the group. See the listing here: