Nahum, Mitchell. History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Boston: Kidder & Wright, 1897. Read Here
  • Joab Willis,
    27. Joab (s. of Joshua 13) m. Martha, D. of John Bolton Jr- 
    1745, and had John 1745, Joab 1747, Martha 1749, Hezekiah,
    1751, Timothy 1753*, Caleb 1755, Ruth 1757, Joshua 1760, 
    Ezra, and Jacob. John ni. Abihail, D. of John Conant, 1774, 
    and had John 1777, Asa 1779. — Martha and Ruth appear to have 
    been at Winchester, whither most of the family removed. — Joab 
    m. Alice Rickard 1772, and went to Pomfret, and to N. Y. State. 
    Wid. Martha Willis died 1802, ae. 77. — Ezra d. here a bachelor. 
    Jacob m. a Morse and went to Me.

    Bolton pp118;