Joseph Billings

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Joseph Billings, son of George Billings and Elizabeth Towner, was born at Sheshequin, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, 9 July 1824.1,2,3,4,5 He died at Randall, Jewell Co., Kansas, 22 October 1898,5 and was buried at Randall Cemetery, Randall, Jewell Co., Kansas.5

Joseph married Jane Eliza Towner, daughter of Leonard Towner and Julia Dewey, at La Salle Co., Illinois, 2 November 1845.6

At one time it was thought Joseph had served in the Civil War in the Iowa Regiment, however, that individual was Joseph M. Billings of Mahaska Co., Iowa, age 21 when he enlisted in 1862. He mustered out in 1865. Our Joseph was buying and selling land in Mills Co., Iowa from about 1852 through 1864. The last transaction was made from LaSalle Co., Illinois in 1864.

Joseph was a farmer, buying and selling several pieces of land in and around LaSalle Co, Ill. During the first town meeting of Ophir Township, he was elected as the Highway Commissioner. Joseph and his wife were among the nine original members of the United Brethren Church established in Mendota in 1875.7,8,9,10,11

Family

Jane Eliza Towner b. 31 May 1827, d. 22 Jan 1905
Children
  • Emily D. Billings12 b. 23 May 1849, d. 1850
  • Matilda Billings13,14 b. 4 Jan 1851, d. 1901
  • Mary E. Billings13,14 b. 24 Sep 1853, d. 1916
  • Harriet Elizabeth Billings15,13,14 b. 24 Mar 1857, d. 1891
  • John H. Billings15,13 b. 20 Oct 1861, d. 1909
  • Miles Jerry Theodore Billings+16,15 b. 25 Jan 1872, d. 31 Oct 1934

Citations

  1. [S457] United States Census for 1850 [Seventh Census of the United States], Ophir, LaSalle County, Illinois, population schedule, sheet 300/599, dwelling 1815, family 1858, Joseph Billings household, age 26, born in Pennsylvania and a farmer with $600 in real estate, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M432, 1009 rolls, roll #115.
  2. [S458] United States Census for 1860 [Eighth Census of the United States], White Cloud Township, Mills County, Iowa, population schedule, sheet 118, dwelling 886, family 828, Joseph Billings household, age 36, born in Pennsylvania, a farmer with $3000 in real estate and $1000 in personal estate, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M653, 1438 rolls, roll #336.
  3. [S459] United States Census for 1870 [Ninth Census of the United States], Town of Ophir, Earlville Post Office, LaSalle County, Illinois, population schedule, sheet 9/480, dwelling 58, family 55, Joseph Billings household, age 45, born in Pennsylvania, a farmer with $5800 in real estate, $1600 in personal estate, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M593, 1748 rolls, roll #244.
  4. [S460] United States Census for 1880 [Tenth Census of the United States], Logan Township, Dickinson County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 65, sheet 6, dwelling 46, family 48, Joseph Billings household, age 55, a farmer born in Pennsylvania, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T9, 1454 rolls, roll #379.
  5. [S623] Kansas, Jewell County Cemeteries: Volume 5: Townships: Calvin, Buffalo, Vicksburg, Browns Creek, Prairie & Allen (Cawker City, Kansas: North Central Kansas Genealogical Society and Library, 2004, second printing), 145, further cited as Jewell County Cemeteries: Vol 5.
  6. [S474] La Salle Co., Illinois, La Salle County, Illinois Marriage Licenses, 1831-1925, A:823A, FHL microfilm 1683304, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as La Salle Co., IL Marriage Licenses.
  7. [S103] U. J. Hoffman, History of La Salle County, Illinois Together with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Prominent and Leading Citizens and Illustrious Dead (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1906), further cited as Hoffman, La Salle Co. History.
  8. [S1123] The American Civil War Research Database, online http://asp6new.alexanderstreet.com/tinyurl/tinyurl.resolver.aspx?tinyurl=180, Joseph M. Billings, further cited as Civil War Research Database.
  9. [S1117] Mills Co. Courthouse, Glenwood, Iowa, Deeds, 1852-1972, K:319, FHL microfilm 1502631, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as Mills Co. Deeds.
  10. [S1117] Mills Co. Deeds, A:226,288,301; FHL #1502628.
  11. [S1117] Mills Co. Deeds, E:355,394,596;G:343; FHL #1502630.
  12. [S457] US Census for 1850, Ophir, LaSalle County, Illinois, pop. sch., sheet 300/599, dwelling 1815, family 1858, Joseph Billings hshld.
  13. [S459] US Census for 1870, Town of Ophir, Earlville Post Office, LaSalle County, Illinois, pop. sch., sheet 9/480, dwelling 58, family 55, Joseph Billings hshld.
  14. [S458] US Census for 1860, White Cloud Township, Mills County, Iowa, pop. sch., sheet 118, dwelling 886, family 828, Joseph Billings hshld.
  15. [S460] US Census for 1880, Logan Township, Dickinson County, Kansas, pop. sch., ED 65, sheet 6, dwelling 46, family 48, Joseph Billings hshld.
  16. [S2154] Marilyn Johnston, Early Cloud County KS Marriages: Vol. I Jan 1886 - Jan 1902 (Concordia, Kansas: Cloud County Genealogical Society, 1989), 48, further cited as Johnston, Cloud Co. Marriages.