I am trying to establish the parentage of Henry Jason Willis who lived in Johnson County at the time of the 1870 Federal Census. He was living close to some other Willises, notably John W. Willis, and had a daughter named Cleopatra (as did John W.). A note in the Rootsweb archives for Johnson County says he was mentioned in a will probated in 1869, along with John W. Willis, Thomas Willis, and Catherine Susannah Meers.
Henry was born in Arkansas about 1847. He married Martha J. Thompson in Bourbon County, Kansas in 1865 and died in Hunt County, Texas in 1894. In the 1880 Federal Census he said that his father was born in Ohio and his mother in Missouri--this does not match with the family of John W. Willis. I am confused! Can anyone help me with this brick wall?