10/21/1850 Dist 6, Jackson Co, TN. At age 44, he was living with his 65 year old widowed mother but had no occupation or property.
1/2/1860 Dist 6, Jackson Co, TN, PO Celina. That year at census time Willet, 54, lived alone next door to brother Samuel. He was a farmer and probably had inherited the homeplace as his property was recorded at $7500/7800.
8/14/1870 Still there but the PO had changed to Gainsboro. He was listed as Miller Martin that year by the census taker. He was 64 and apparently had married a widow lady with several children. In the household were Elizabeth, 47, Bettie F, 2, and Fowler kids: Mattie, 22, Eva S, 19, Benjamin, 17, and Egin A, 14. Next door was Charity Martin, 35, born VA, with 7 children.