|Willis Brumley - Kenner Cemetery in Maries Co. Missouri|
Willis is my 2nd great grandfather he was born about 1824 in Missouri. At this writing, I think his parents were James Brumley and Eleanor "Nellie" Crismon, but I have no concrete evidence that connects him to James.
|Marriage Record of Willis Brumley and Mary Johns|
Willis was married to his first wife, Mary "Polly" Johns February 25, 1844, in Gasconade County, Missouri. They had four children together, William "Bill" 1847, Nancy Ann "Aunt Coon" 1850, Amanda Elizabeth "Mandie" 1855 and John Brumley 1860. It is not clear if Polly died after giving birth to her last child John or if it was a later date. I have been unable to find her gravesite or any of her relatives over the years. So that is my first question mark on Willis.
|Willis signing up for the Civil War 1863|
On June 12, 1864, he married for the second time to Sarah Lane/Jane Shockley in Gasconade County. I have discovered no children born to this union. I have no more information on her except the marriage record. Another question mark for Willis.
|Willis Brumley and Sarah Shockley Marriage|
|Willis Brumley and Nancy J Vaughn-Loughry-Lewis Marriage|
I think Willis was working on the railroad when they traveled to Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska and where Walter was born. I don't know what happened to Nancy if she died or they divorced or if she remained in Nebraska. I have not found a gravesite or any marriage after Walter.
This is where it really gets tricky. Willis married for the fourth time to Delanie Foster Harris on February 22, 1874, in Osage County, Missouri.
|Willis Brumley and Delanie Foster Harris Marriage|
I have determined that Willis must have died sometime around 1899 in Maries County, Missouri. There is no information about dates on his headstone. I do not find him on any census after 1900. I wish I had a picture of him but I have found none to this date.
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