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Wills, Francis Reed



  • Existence: April 25, 1803- June 22, 1872

Dr. Francis Reed Wills (1803-1872) of Preference was a well-educated physician and major landowner, with a somewhat contentious temperament. He recieved his medical degree from University of Maryland Medical College in Baltimore in 1828. He married daughters of the wealthy Fowke family of Gunston and the politically influential Hughes family of Bryantown. Several of his 16 children left large families who account for hundreds of descendants today.