Born at Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee; daughter of Jane Kirkpatrick and John Willis. Died at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. 1 (1.2)
 Christine Shumway Walser, Averitt Lines and Related Families (ca. 1974), 15. Nauvoo (Ill) Sexton, Cemetery Records, 1839–1845, CHL. Find a Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com, accessed June 2015), memorial no. 14718173, Dorcus Averett; Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds, Nauvoo, IL.