In 1756, a census of Albany householders identified "Thomas Willis" as a weaver. Beginning in 1766, city assessment rolls valued his first ward property modestly. In 1779, his holdings again were located on the Southside of the city.
After 1779, the name of Thomas Willis has not been found among the community-based resources encountered so far. In 1790, his widow Rachel was listed on the census as the head of a first ward household.
Sources: The life of Thomas Willis is CAP biography number 6920. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 1/10/10