I am researching a Willis Farris also. Am hoping that there is a connection with your Willis. My GGG grandfather Willis Farris was born abt 1813 in SC and moved to Lawrence County (western) Alabama. Listed on the same Census in 1840 is an Anthony Farris. Willis married Jane Collins (from TN) and they later settled in Winston County AL where they died in 1887 and 1888. I am looking for Willis parents or any info on where he was from in SC. Thanks, Gina.