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.

Mary Ann (Mason) Willard

Mary Ann (Mason) Willard

Eva A. Willard 1_20151004_0001

Eva A. Willard 1857-1915

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Eva A. (Willard) Marshall

Emery Mason Willard 1855-1913

Emery Mason Willard 1855-1913

Emery Mason Willard and his wife Nellie Morse Coombs had three children, two of whom are shown below, Mabel and Arthur.

Mabel Vaughan Willard 1889-1960

Mabel Vaughan Willard 1889-1960

Arthur Emery Willard 1887-1948

Arthur Emery Willard 1887-1948

 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).

Lizzie Atwood Willard wife of Everard C. Willard

Lizzie Atwood Willard
wife of Everard C. Willard

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:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/262134098518?

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About Deborah Lee Stewart

I try to get photos returned to family members at no charge. Please contact me if you are related to any of the people in the rescued photos that I post. I can be reached at: deborahleestewart@gmail.com

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