This posting will serve as update on the continuing work of posting an online genealogy of the Wallis family of early New Hampshire. You can always choose Wallis Family as a category search.
William2 Wallis 1648-after 1723 is the man from who all the other male Wallises must descend. His brother George had many daughters and one son called "an idiot" in his probate papers. William2 has two sons that have been profiled: William3 and Samuel3. I decided to tackle the descendants of Samuel3 first because I felt they were easier to do in the first two ensuing generations. All four of Samuel3's sons have probate papers that name all their children (three wills and one administration). That gives the fourth generation into the fifth generation a solid footing. Both William5-4 and his brother Spencer had families for whom I've done a sketch where the family is pieced together, child by child. Samuel5-4 didn't get a separate sketch because he daughters out. At some point I will have to write separate sketches for George5-4 and his brother Ebenezer5.
This side of the family was more sedentary. They were in Rye and then in Epsom, with only two exceptions: Spencer in Exeter and William5-4 in Northwood and Pittsfield. It is his children that make the first big migration out of Rockingham County. This, to my mind, was important, because at least one child of William3 migrates out of Rockingham County himself and several grandchildren do. So, the fifth generation of Samuel3 is in Rockingham County and that can't be said for the descendants of William3. So the next step is profile those children. And unlike the children of Samuel3, William3's children leave practically no probate papers at all. So partly I have set up a system to use process of elimination in placing people in those families, having determined with certainty the members of the families of Samuel3 and his descendants.
One of the cool things of this experiment is that I can digitize documents and link to them instead of just footnoting the source. You can instantly see the will. Or the critical deed. I like that. I can also link to online secondary sources such as google books for those works published pre-1922. That is also useful. Lastly, I want to thank T.J. Rand who has been extremely helpful in this endeavor. Of course his Wallis lines are well defined (damn him!) and it's mine that need the help.
So, feel free, to click on the pages to your right and see the plethora of William Wallises and Samuel Wallises!