Joicy Willis1

b. circa 1775, d. after 30 September 1850
Last Edited=22 Jun 2014
4th great-grandmother of Joseph Michael Flint
Pedigree for Joseph Michael Flint
     Joicy Willis was born circa 1775 at North Carolina.2 She was the daughter of Henry Willis and Mary Watkins.3

A Marriage Bond was issued for Joicy Willis and Timothy Twiggs on 8 April 1793 at Rutherford County, North Carolina. Wiliam Qeen was the Bondsman. Samuel Carpente was the Witness.1

A Marriage Bond was issued for Joicy Willis and Elisha Mashburn on 15 November 1821 at Burke County, North Carolina. John H Mashburn was the Bondsman. William F McKee was the Witness.4

On 30 September 1850 Joicy Willis was enumerated in the household of John H Mashburn on the 1850 U. S. census for District 31, Forsyth County, Georgia as Joicy Mashburn, 75 years old, birthplace of North Carolina. Also enumerated in the household were Catherine Twiggs, John W Mashburn, Jane K Mashburn, Robert F Mashburn and David W Twiggs.2

Joicy Willis died after 30 September 1850.2

Children of Joicy Willis and Timothy Twiggs


  1. "North Carolina, Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868," database on-line, ( accessed 14 June 2014), entry for Timothy Twigs and Joicy Wilass; citing An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives. Raleigh, NC, USA: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977.
  2. 1850 U. S. census, Forsyth County, Georgia, population schedule, District 31, p. 199 (stamped) p. 397 (written), dwelling 751, family 751, J H Mashburn; digital image, ( : accessed 29 Apr 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication M432, Roll 69.
  3. "Some Southern Appalachian Ancestors & Old World Roots," RootsWeb WorldConnect ( accessed 15 June 2014), entry for Joicy Willis, WorldConnect Database name is jbturner
  4. "North Carolina, Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868," Elisha Masborn and Joyse Twigs,.
  5. "Ark_Heath_Twiggs_Holt," RootsWeb WorldConnect ( accessed 15 Jun 2014), entry for Joyce Twiggs, WorldConnect Database name is 1900729
  6. Ethelene Dyer Jones, "Willis, the First Twiggs in Union County," Through Mountain Mists, September 23, 2004 ( Accessed 26 May 2014 ).