Ancestry of Ezekiel Willey, 3rd, husband of Sarah "Sally" Jane Cross of NH
Ezekiel Willey I was born 1724, Dover, Strafford Co., NH, and he was the son of Thomas Willey and Frances.His wife was Mary Rowe, daughter of Anthony Rowe and Joanna Rouse.He was a veteran of the French and Indian Wars and the Revolutionary War.From military records we know his year of birth and occupations of husbandman and carpenter.He had children:Ezekiel 2, probable twins Isaiah and Mary, Joannah, and John.
Ezekiel Willey 2 was born 1749/1750, Barrington, Strafford Co., NH, area (son of Ezekiel 1) as per the Revolutionary War pension application of John Glover of Canterbury, NH, and died 4 Jun 1833, Northfield, Merrimack Co., NH.Later Patty Glover Willey, wife of Ezekiel 2, applied for a widow's Revolutionary War pension.The debate is whether she did it under falsifying facts regarding her husband's participation in the war and was going under records of her father-in-law, who in 1775 was serving.Ezekiel 2 may have substituted later for his father.I have no way of knowing.Known children of Ezekiel 2 and Patty Glover were:Joanna, Susan, Eleanor Sarah, Ezekiel 3, Lois, Mercy, and Nancy.
Ezekiel Willey 3 was born between 1785-1790, Northfield, Merrimack Co., NH, and died between Dec 1823-Jan. 1824, Northfield, Merrimack Co., NH.He married Sarah Jane "Sally" Cross, 18 Aug. 1808, Canterbury, Merrimack Co., NH.She later married Benjamin Kidder, 1839, Bristol, Grafton Co., NH, and died 6 Jul. 1860, Bristol, Grafton Co., NH, of smallpox.Known children were:Mary Jane, David Cross, Asenath, Martha A., and Isaac.