Thank you, David I have been unable to post to the forum for several months as I'd forgotten my password. Good to "be back." I have in copies of transcribed records (Orange Co. Deed book) page 323 the Will of John Willis dated 25 Nov. 1761.
Also, pg. 319: "Bond of James Madison as guardian of Mary Willis, orphan of John Willis. Unto Benja. Cave, William Bell, Reuben Daniel and Richard Barbour, Gent. For 5000 lb current money. 27 Nov. 1761. Securities, Zachary Lewis and George Taylor, Gent. James Madison Z. Lewis Geo. Taylor 27 Nov. 1761 Acknowledged"
There are many other references to Mary Willis orphan of John Willis, and James Madison.