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The family name "Billings" is said by some researchers to come from the location of their ancestral home at a site about 4 miles from Northampton, England. Descendants lived there for many years.

Others say the word "Billings" originally written as "de Billings" is a Saxon word meaning "a place by the meadow". Later the "s" was added to make the name "Billings". (In early years in Rowan Co., N.C., the German family of John Siegfried Billing gave their name also simply as "Billing", without the "s", which was added later.

This Billings family from Northampton, England, is said to go back as far as the time of Henry III (A.D. 1221), after which there is a gap in the knowledge of them until John Billing of Rowell, perhaps sometime around 1425. From that time, the line goes from John Billing of Rowell, Sir Thomas Billing, Nicholas, John, William, Roger, Richard, William, to William of Taunton, England, who came to America about the middle of the 17th century and is the ancestor of many of the New England Billing's, who have spread all over the United States.

William Billings of Taunton, England (1629-1713) arrived in Massachusetts about 1649. He later settled in Stonington, Connecticut, becoming one of its largest landed proprietors and married Mary (surname unknown) on December 5, 1657. Mary died sometime between 1713 and 1718.

Frederick Billings of Vermont, sometime in 1861, obtained the services of the renowned American genealogy, Mr. Henry (Horatio) Somerby, who resided in England at that time to do a study of his ancestry. This genealogist continued the line from John of Rowell through William of Taunton, England, and on through William, Joseph, Samuel, John, Oel to Frederick (4th son of Oel).

There are several family histories of early Billings families from the New England area. Most of these families can be traced to William of Taunton, England, and other members of the same line who came to America from England. There are now thousands of descendants, perhaps most in the New England area. Some of these were active in the building of the railroad system in the U. S., including Frederick Billings above mentioned, for whom the town of Billings, Montana is named. Their influence, along with that of the railroad, was spread all over the United States. Several of these New England Billinges were named Jasper, which because of the unusual name, first led us to a certainty that there was a close relationship between these Billings men in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, and the groups in New England. One source states that some relatives from the New England area disappeared after an uprising, and while the worst was expected, they may have gone to the south and failed to return. For whatever reason, it does appear that some of this Virginia group are descendant of those in New England. Just how remains to be found.

Location of English Ancestry

Taunton; (pop 35, 300), the county town of Somerset and a flourish market centre, lies in the beautiful valley of Taunton Deane famous for its apples and cider.

History; Founded c 705 by Ine, king of the West Saxons, to guard the river crossing against the Celts, Taunton remained a fortified seat of the Bishops of Winchester for more than a thousand years. The castle dates from the early 12c. In 1497, the unsuccessful rebel Perkin Warbeck was examined here by Henry VII, the castle withstood three sieges by Royalist forces in 1644-45; much of the town was destroyed by fire. On 20 June 1685, James, Duke of Monmouth, was proclaimed king in the market place. After the battle of Sedgemoor swift retribution fell on the inhabitants, who suffered the cruelties of 'Kirke's Lambs' and Judge Jeffrey's Bloody Assize. The later prosperity and character of Taunton's merchant class are reflected int he town's surviving 18c buildings and Dissenting chapels; Queen's College (1843) and Taunton School (1847) are both important Dissenting foundations.

The much restored 12c Castle now housing the Somerset Co., Museum, has a good prehistoric collection and a portrait of Judge Jeffreys.

Northampton (pop 162, 000), located on the North bank of Nene, is known mainly as a shoemaking town.

History: The castle which Simon de Senlis, First Earl of Northampton, built this ancient Saxon town soon after the Norman Conquest became a favorite resort of kings and site of several great councils and parliaments. St. Thomas Becket was tried at the castle in 1164, and Shakespeare laid the first scene of "King John" in the great hall. A decisive battle (1460) in the War of the Roses was fought outside the town walls. Northampton sided with Parliament during the Civil War, and one of Charles II's first acts was to raze its castle and walls. It suffered a disastrous fire in 1675.

3 ½ miles from Northampton on the road to Peterborough is Great Billing, with 1700 monuments by Bushnell in the church. Little Billing is 1 miles Southwest.
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Generation 1

Henry de Billing-1.


Henry de Billing and unknown spouse married. They had the following children:
  1. John Billing was born in 1343.

Generation 2

John Billing-2 (Henry-1) was born in 1343. John Billing and unknown spouse married. They had the following children:

  1. 3. John Billing. He died in 1478.
  2. Thomas Billing.

Generation 3

3. John Billing-3 (John-2, Henry-1). He died in 1478. John Billing and unknown spouse married. They had the following children:

  1. 4. Sir Thomas Billing[1, 2] was born in 1395 in Northamptonshire,England[1, 2]. He married Catherine Giffard in 1435 in Northamptonshire, England[3]. He died on 05 May 1481 in Oxfordshire,England[1, 2].

Generation 4

4. Sir Thomas Billing-4 (John-3, John-2, Henry-1)[1, 2] was born in 1395 in Northamptonshire,England[1, 2]. He died on 05 May 1481 in Oxfordshire,England[1, 2]. Catherine Giffard daughter of Roger Giffard and Elizabeth Seyton[3, 4] was born in 1399 in Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England[3]. She died on 03 Mar 1479 in Westminster, Middlesex, England[3]. Sir Thomas Billing and Catherine Giffard were married in 1435 in Northamptonshire, England[3]. They had the following children:

  1. 5. Nicholas Billing[5] was born in 1429 in Malzar, Northamptonshire, , England[5]. He married Agnes Gilbert in 1467. He died in 1512[6].
  2. Thomas Billing. He died on 23 Mar 1498.
  3. Mary Wessenham[1] was born in 1430 in Covington, Huntington, England[2]. She died on 14 Mar 1499 in Westminster, Middlesex, , England[2].
Sir Thomas Billing and Mary Wessenham were married in Roswell, Northhamptonshire, England (Mary, daughter and heir of Robert Wessenham of Conington, Huntingdonshire, who had previously been married to Thomas Lang, and then to William Cotton of Redware, Staffordshire.)[2]. They had no children.
Generation 5

5. Nicholas Billing-5 (Sir Thomas-4, John-3, John-2, Henry-1)[5] was born in 1429 in Malzar, Northamptonshire, England[5]. He died in 1512[6]. Agnes Gilbert[5] was born in 1433. She died in 1512. Nicholas Billing and Agnes Gilbert were married in 1467. They had the following children:

  1. Joan Billing[5]
  2. Henry Billing[5] was born in 1476[5].
  3. William Billing[5] was born in 1474[5].
  4. Roger Billing[5] was born in 1472[5]. He died in 1526.
  5. Agnes Billing[5] was born in 1470[5].
  6. Katherine Billing[5] was born in 1468[5].
  7. 6. John Billing[5] was born in 1500 in Middleton, Derbyshire, , England[5]. He died in 1526 in , Northamptonshire, , England[5].

Generation 6

6. John Billing-6 (Nicholas-5, Sir Thomas-4, John-3, John-2, Henry-1)[5] was born in 1500 in Middleton, Derbyshire, , England[5]. He died in 1526 in , Northamptonshire, , England[5]. Agnes Bodgenve was born in 1502 in Malzar, England. She died in 1519. John Billing and Agnes Bodgenve married. They had the following children:

  1. 7. William Billing was born in 1519. He died in 1557 in Malzar, Northamptonshire, , England.

Generation 7
7.William Billing-7 (John-6, Nicholas-5, Sir Thomas-4, John-3, John-2, Henry-1) was born in 1519. He died in 1557 in Malzar, Northamptonshire, , England. Joan Billing was born in 1508 in Northhamptonshire, England. She died in 1557. William Billing and Joan Billing married. They had the following children:
  1. 8. Roger Billing was born in 1535 in Malzar, England. He died on 16 Dec 1596.
  2. Katherine Billing.
  3. William Billing
  4. .
  5. Richard Billing.

Generation 8

8. Roger Billing-8 (William-7, John-6, Nicholas-5, Sir Thomas-4, John-3, John-2, Henry-1) was born in 1535 in Malzar, England. He died on 16 Dec 1596. Katherine Billing was born in 1537 in Taunton, Somerset, England. She died on 12 Feb 1566. Roger Billing and Katherine Billing married. They had the following children:

    9.
  1. Richard Billings was born in 1560 in England. He died in 1604.
  2. Richard Billing

Generation 9

9. Richard Billings-9 (Roger-8, William-7, John-6, Nicholas-5, Sir Thomas-4, John-3, John-2, Henry-1) was born in 1560 in England. He died in 1604. Elizabeth Strong was born in 1564 in Taunton, Somerset, England. Richard Billings and Elizabeth Strong married. They had the following children:

  1. 10.William Billing[7] was born in 1602 in Taunton, Somerset, England[7]. He died in 1659 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA[7].

Generation 10

10. William Billing-10 (Richard-9, Roger-8, William-7, John-6, Nicholas-5, Sir Thomas-4, John-3, John-2, Henry-1)[7] was born in 1602 in Taunton, Somerset, England[7]. He died in 1659 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA[7]. Mary William Wife[7] was born in 1602 in Taunton, Somerset, England[7]. William Billing and Mary William Wife married. They had the following children:

  1. 11. William Billings[7, 8] was born in 1629 in Taunton, Somerset, England[7, 8, 9, 10]. He married Mary Atherton on 05 Feb 1658 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA[11]. He died on 16 Mar 1713 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[7, 8].

Generation 11

11. William Billings-11 (William-10, Richard-9, Roger-8, William-7, John-6, Nicholas-5, Sir Thomas-4, John-3, John-2, Henry-1)[7, 8] was born in 1629 in Taunton, Somerset, England[7, 8, 9, 10]. He died on 16 Mar 1713 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[7, 8]. Mary Atherton[8] was born on 30 Apr 1636 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA[8]. She died in 1718 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8]. William Billings and Mary Atherton were married on 05 Feb 1658 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA[11]. They had the following children:

  1. WILLIAM, b. in 1660, m. Hannah Sterry, 1689. He d. 1738.
  2. LYDIA, b. .
  3. MARGARET, b. , m. Edmund Fanning, (No. 2) that family.
  4. MARY, b. .
  5. ABIGAIL, b. .
  6. DOROTHY, b. .
  7. PATIENCE, b. .
  8. 12.
  9. Ebenezer Billings[8, 12] was born in 1661 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8, 12]. He married Ann Comstock on 01 Mar 1680 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8]. He died on 16 Sep 1727 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8, 12].

Generation 12

12. Ebenezer Billings-12 (William-11, William-10, Richard-9, Roger-8, William-7, John-6, Nicholas-5, Sir Thomas-4, John-3, John-2, Henry-1)[8, 12] was born in 1661 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8, 12]. He died on 16 Sep 1727 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8, 12]. Ann Comstock[8, 12] was born on 09 Apr 1661 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA[8, 12]. She died in Oct 1727 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8, 12]. Ebenezer Billings and Ann Comstock were married on 01 Mar 1680 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8]. They had the following children:

  1. Anna Billings[8] was born on 07 Oct 1681 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8]. She died in 1752 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8].
  2. 13. Ebenezer Billings[12, 13] was born on 01 Jan 1684 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[12, 13, 14]. He married Phebe Denison on 02 Apr 1706[14]. He died on 20 Jul 1760 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[12, 13, 14].
  3. William Billings[8] was born on 04 Apr 1686 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8]. He died in 1687 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8].
  4. James Billings[8] was born on 04 Oct 1688 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8]. He died in 1761 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8].
  5. Zipporah Billings[8] was born on 13 May 1691 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8]. She died in 1765 in Waterford, Connecticut, USA[8].
  6. Margaret Billings[8] was born on 11 Apr 1693 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8]. She died on 27 Mar 1752 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8].
  7. Jemima Billings[8] was born on 15 Apr 1695 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8]. She died in 1709[8].
  8. Increase Billings[8] was born on 13 May 1697 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8]. He died on 12 Oct 1777 in Preston, New London, Connecticut, USA[8].
  9. Thankful Billings[8] was born on 05 Feb 1699 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8]. She died on 20 Jul 1740 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8].
  10. Benjamin Billings[8] was born on 28 Sep 1703 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[8]. He died in 1742 in Westerly, Rhode Island, USA[8].

Generation 13

13. Ebenezer Billings-13 (Ebenezer-12, William-11, William-10, Richard-9, Roger-8, William-7, John-6, Nicholas-5, Sir Thomas-4, John-3, John-2, Henry-1)[12, 13] was born on 01 Jan 1684 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[12, 13, 14]. He died on 20 Jul 1760 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[12, 13, 14]. Phebe Denison daughter of John Borodell Denison and Phebe Lay[13] was born on 06 Apr 1690 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[13]. She died on 30 Dec 1775 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[13]. Ebenezer Billings and Phebe Denison were married on 02 Apr 1706[14]. They had the following children:

  1. Abigail Billings was born on 01 Mar 1707 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. She died on 30 Oct 1789 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
  2. John Billings was born on 07 Dec 1708 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. He died on 05 Feb 1761 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
  3. Ebenezer Billings was born on 20 Mar 1711 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. He died on 03 Jul 1759.
  4. Grace Billings was born on 27 May 1716 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. She died on 22 Jun 1793 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
  5. Ann Billings was born on 21 Jun 1718 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. She died on 10 Nov 1754 in Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut, USA.
  6. 14. Christopher Billings[13, 15, 16, 17, 18] was born on 10 Feb 1723 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[13, 15, 19]. He died in 1820 in Salem, Washington, New York, USA[13, 15].
  7. Daniel Billings was born on 10 Feb 1725 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. He died on 01 Jun 1745 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
  8. Nathan Billings was born on 09 Apr 1727 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. He died in 1762.

Generation 14

14. Christopher Billings-14 (Ebenezer-13, Ebenezer-12, William-11, William-10, Richard-9, Roger-8, William-7, John-6, Nicholas-5, Sir Thomas-4, John-3, John-2, Henry-1)[13, 15, 16, 17, 18] was born on 10 Feb 1723 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[13, 15, 19]. He died in 1820 in Salem, Washington, New York, USA[13, 15]. Anna Fanning daughter of William Fanning and Esther[15] was born in 1723 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, USA[15]. She died on 16 Nov 1758 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[15]. Christopher Billings and Anna Fanning married. They had the following children:

  1. Mercy Billings was born on 28 Nov 1745.
  2. Christopher Billings was born on 05 Nov 1748.
  3. 15. Nathan Billings[20, 21, 22] was born on 15 May 1750 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[15, 20, 21, 23]. He died on 27 Aug 1818 in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, USA[15, 23].

Generation 15

15. Nathan Billings-15 (Christopher-14, Ebenezer-13, Ebenezer-12, William-11, William-10, Richard-9, Roger-8, William-7, John-6, Nicholas-5, Sir Thomas-4, John-3, John-2, Henry-1)[20, 21, 22] was born on 15 May 1750 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA[15, 20, 21, 23]. He died on 27 Aug 1818 in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, USA[15, 23].
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Myra Willard daughter of Oliver Willard and Thankfull Doolittle[21, 24] was born on 25 Sep 1765 in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, USA[21, 24]. She died on 18 Jan 1827 in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, USA[21, 24]. Nathan Billings and Myra Willard married. They had the following children:

  1. 16. Willard Billings[21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28] was born in 1782 in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, USA[21, 24, 25]. He died on 22 Dec 1855 in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, USA[21, 24, 25, 29].

Generation 16

16. Willard Billings-16 (Nathan-15, Christopher-14, Ebenezer-13, Ebenezer-12, William-11, William-10, Richard-9, Roger-8, William-7, John-6, Nicholas-5, Sir Thomas-4, John-3, John-2, Henry-1)[21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28] was born in 1782 in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, USA[21, 24, 25]. He died on 22 Dec 1855 in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, USA[21, 24, 25, 29].Dorcas Marcy Lamb daughter of Joseph Lamb and Dorcas Marcy[25] was born on 08 Feb 1787[25]. She died on 16 Dec 1825 in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, USA[25]. Willard Billings and Dorcas Marcy Lamb married. They had the following children:

  1. Hiram Billings[21] was born in 1810 in Connecticut[21]. He died in 1859 in Wapello, Iowa, United States[21].
  2. Lorenzo Billings[21] was born in 1812[21].
  3. Chastina Billings[21] was born in 1814[21].
  4. 17. Edwin Samuel Billings[25] was born on 23 Sep 1817 in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont[30]. He married Amelia Mary Gildersleeve on 05 Jul 1841 in Portage, Ohio, USA[25]. He died on 10 Dec 1855 in Monroe, Monroe, Iowa (Blakesburg Cemetery, Wapello, Iowa)[30].
  5. Nathan Billings[21] was born on 08 Nov 1821 in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, United States[21]. He died on 21 Jan 1901 in Junction, Greene, Iowa, United States[21].
  6. Dorcas Mary Billings[21] was born on 08 Dec 1825[21]. She died on 23 Apr 1902 in Hawkeye, Fayette, Iowa, United States[21].

Generation 17

17. Edwin Samuel Billings-17 (Willard-16, Nathan-15, Christopher-14, Ebenezer-13, Ebenezer-12, William-11, William-10, Richard-9, Roger-8, William-7, John-6, Nicholas-5, Sir Thomas-4, John-3, John-2, Henry-1)[25] was born on 23 Sep 1817 in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont[30]. He died on 10 Dec 1855 in Monroe, Monroe, Iowa (Blakesburg Cemetery, Wapello, Iowa)[30]. Amelia Mary Gildersleeve daughter of Joel Gildersleeve and Charlotte Jones[25] was born on 29 Jul 1821 in Commack, Long Island, New York, USA[25, 31]. She died on 13 Jul 1893 in Wyaconda, Clark, Missouri, USA[25, 32]. Edwin Samuel Billings and Amelia Mary Gildersleeve were married on 05 Jul 1841 in Portage, Ohio, USA[25]. [Edwin Samuel Billings find a grave link] They had the following children: i.

  1. Ellen Amelia Billings[25] was born in 1842 in Portage, Ohio, USA[25]. She died in 1903 in Avery, Monroe, Iowa, USA[25]
  2. . Dorcas Ann Billings[25] was born on 15 May 1843 in Parkman, Geauga, Ohio, USA[25]. She died on 23 Oct 1911 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, USA[25].
  3. 18. Levi Willard Billings[25, 33] was born on 30 Aug 1845 in Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA[25, 33]. He died on 02 Mar 1927 in Monroe, Iowa, USA[25].
  4. 19. William Samuel Billings[32, 34] was born on 08 Sep 1847 in Fulton, Ohio, USA[34, 35, 36, 37]. He married Malinda Church on 18 Jun 1876 in , Lee, Iowa, USA[38]. He died on 08 Nov 1910 in Willard, Shawnee, Kansas, USA[32, 39].
  5. Anson Joel Billings[25] was born on 14 Jan 1849 in Lucas, Richland, Ohio, USA[25]. He died on 01 Nov 1899 in Wyaconda, Clark, Missouri, USA[25].
  6. Orlando Billings[25] was born on 01 May 1854 in Monroe, Iowa, USA[25]. He died on 05 Nov 1930 in Wyaconda, Clark, Missouri, USA[25].

Generation 18

18. Levi Willard Billings-18 (Edwin Samuel-17, Willard-16, Nathan-15, Christopher-14, Ebenezer-13, Ebenezer-12, William-11, William-10, Richard-9, Roger-8, William-7, John-6, Nicholas-5, Sir Thomas-4, John-3, John-2, Henry-1)[25, 33] was born on 30 Aug 1845 in Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA[25, 33]. He died on 02 Mar 1927 in Monroe, Iowa, USA[25]. Mary was born in 1847. Levi Willard Billings and Mary married. They had the following children:

  1. Ida Billings was born in 1865.
  2. Clinton Billings was born in 1867.
  3. William Billings was born in 1870.
  4. Minnie Billings was born in 1873.
  5. Ellen A Billings was born in 1875.
  6. George R Billings was born in 1878.
Link to Levi Billings Family Tree


19. William Samuel Billings-18 (Edwin Samuel-17, Willard-16, Nathan-15, Christopher-14, Ebenezer-13, Ebenezer-12, William-11, William-10, Richard-9, Roger-8, William-7, John-6, Nicholas-5, Sir Thomas-4, John-3, John-2, Henry-1)[32, 34] was born on 08 Sep 1847 in Fulton, Ohio, USA[34, 35, 36, 37]. He died on 08 Nov 1910 in Willard, Shawnee, Kansas, USA[32, 39]. Malinda Church daughter of Seth W. Church and Mary "Polly" Haskins[32, 34, 36, 38, 40] was born in Oct 1850 in charleston, Iowa[34, 36, 41]. She died on 20 Feb 1930 in Willard, Shawnee, Kansas, USA[39, 41, 42]. [ William's find a grave link]
William Samuel Billings and Malinda Church were married on 18 Jun 1876 in , Lee, Iowa, USA[38]. They had the following children:
  1. Charles Ross Billings was born on 08 Mar 1877 in Iowa. He died on 16 Jun 1903 in Dover, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. He was buried in Dover Cemetery, Dover, Shawnee Co, KS.
  2. 20. Harry Richard Billings[43, 44, 45, 46, 47] was born on 31 Aug 1879 in Wyconda, Missouri[43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51]. He married Florence C. Stevens on 25 Dec 1899 in Valencia, Shawnee, Kansas, USA[52]. He died on 25 Jan 1961 in Wabaunsee, Kansas, USA[51, 53].
Mary Geneva Haskins[32] was born on 02 Aug 1854 in Kahoka, Clark, Missouri, USA[35]. She died on 20 Oct 1875 in Kahoka, Clark, Missouri, USA[35]. William Samuel Billings and Mary Geneva Haskins were married on 03 Jan 1869 in Dover, Clark, Kansas, USA[35]. They had the following children:
  1. 21. William Edwin Billings[35] was born on 02 Oct 1869 in Kahoka, Clark, Missouri, USA[35, 54]. He married Nettie Jane Barnett on 22 Dec 1892 in Weldon, Decatur, IA[54]. He died on 29 Jan 1955 in Lockhart, Cardwell, Texas, USA[35, 54].

William and Malinda Billings and their farm in Willard, KS

Generation 19

20. Harry Richard Billings-19[43, 44, 45, 46, 47] was born on 31 Aug 1879 in Wyconda, Missouri[43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51]. He died on 25 Jan 1961 in Wabaunsee, Kansas, USA[51, 53]. He was buried on 28 Jan 1961 in Dover, Shawnee, Kansas, USA[51]. Florence C. Stevens daughter of Charles J Stevens and Mary Ann Hole[47, 55, 56, 57] was born on 25 Sep 1877 in Schenectady, Albany, New York, USA[47, 58]. She died on 26 Dec 1946 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA[59]. Harry Richard Billings and Florence C. Stevens were married on 25 Dec 1899 in Valencia, Shawnee, Kansas, USA[52].
[ Harry's find a grave link]

They had the following children:

  1. 22. Merril S Billings[60] was born on 26 Sep 1901 in Kansas[60]. He died in Jun 1971 in Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas[60].
  2. 23. Marvin E Billings[61, 62] was born on 09 Jan 1907 in Willard, Shawnee, Kansas, USA[61, 63]. He married Margeret Ann Lewis on 28 Nov 1934[64]. He died on 15 May 1982 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA[62, 64].
  3. 24. Mary Elma Billings[47, 49] was born on 17 Apr 1908 in Willard, Shawnee, Kansas, USA[47, 49, 65]. She married Orville Elliott Strimple on 31 Aug 1929 in Silver Lake, Shawnee, Kansas, USA[66]. She died on 14 Mar 2001 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA[65, 67, 68].


Harry Billings and family


Billings Farm near Willard, KS

21. William Edwin Billings-19 (William Samuel-18, Edwin Samuel-17, Willard-16, Nathan-15, Christopher-14, Ebenezer-13, Ebenezer-12, William-11, William-10, Richard-9, Roger-8, William-7, John-6, Nicholas-5, Sir Thomas-4, John-3, John-2, Henry-1)[35] was born on 02 Oct 1869 in Kahoka, Clark, Missouri, USA[35, 54]. He died on 29 Jan 1955 in Lockhart, Cardwell, Texas, USA[35, 54]. Nettie Jane Barnett[54]. William Edwin Billings and Nettie Jane Barnett were married on 22 Dec 1892 in Weldon, Decatur, IA[54]. They had the following children:
  1. Everett Billings[54] was born on 07 Oct 1893 in Kahoka, Clark Co., MO[54]. He died on 18 Jan 1973 in San Antonio, Bexar, TX[54].
  2. Robert Dean Billings[54] was born on 09 Aug 1895[54].
  3. Geneva Billings[54] was born on 03 May 1897[54]. She died in 1928[54].
  4. Hazel Marie Billings[54] was born about 1900[54].
  5. William Russell Billings[54] was born on 24 May 1902[54]. He died on 26 May 1974[54].
  6. Loren "Pete" Billings[54] was born about 1905[54].
  7. Diana Verle Billings[54] was born on 12 Jan 1908 in Geddes, Chas Mix Co., SD[54]. She died in 1990[54].
  8. Nettie[69] was born in 1870 in Illinois[70, 71].

Generation 20

22. Merril S Billings-20 was born on 26 Sep 1901 in Kansas[60]. He died in Jun 1971 in Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas[60]. Nora Mearle Riley[60] was born in 1902 in Kansas[60]. She died on 20 Oct 1963. She was buried in Dover, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. Merril S Billings and Nora Mearle Riley married. They had the following children:

  1. Marlin Richard Billings[60] was born on 11 May 1927 in Kansas[60]. He died on 14 Jan 2005 in Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas[60].
  2. Galen A Billings[60] was born on 22 Jan 1925 in Kansas[60]. He died on 11 Oct 2008 in Bonner Springs, Wyandotte, Kansas[60].
23. Marvin E Billings-20 [61, 62] was born on 09 Jan 1907 in Willard, Shawnee, Kansas, USA[61, 63]. He was buried on 15 May 1982 in Dover, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. He died on 15 May 1982 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA[62, 64]. Margeret Ann Lewis daughter of M E Lewis was born on 06 May 1914. She died on 07 Mar 1989. She was buried in Dover, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. Marvin E Billings and Margeret Ann Lewis were married on 28 Nov 1934[64]. They had the following children:
  1. Calvin Billings was born on 09 Oct 1938 in Willard, Kansas, USA[72]. He died on 01 Mar 1967 in Kansas, USA. He was thrown from a pickup truck after it was hit by a Missouri Pacific frieght train at the 45th street crossing[72]. He was buried in Dover, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.
  2. Marvin Billings was born on Unknown. He died on Unknown.

Mary Billings
24. Mary Elma Billings-20 [47, 49] was born on 17 Apr 1908 in Willard, Shawnee, Kansas, USA[47, 49, 65]. She died on 14 Mar 2001 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA[65, 67, 68]. She was buried on 20 Mar 2001 in Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum Also known as: Memorial Park Cemetery[73]. Orville Elliott Strimple son of Francis Elliot Strimple and Clara Augusta Strausbaugh[74] was born on 12 Jan 1906[74, 75, 76]. He died on 24 Aug 1965 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA[77]. He was buried on 27 Aug 1965 in Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka, KS[77]. Orville Elliott Strimple and Mary Elma Billings were married on 31 Aug 1929 in Silver Lake, Shawnee, Kansas, USA[66]. They had the following children:
  1. Elizabeth Ann Strimple[78] was born on 19 Aug 1930 in Willard, KS (at 9:00 tues morning, at Billings Farm)[79]. She married Joseph Carl Thornwall on 18 Aug 1950 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA[80]. She died on 02 Apr 2007 in Potomac, Montgomery, Maryland, USA[81].
  2. Carolyn Strimple was born (Private).
  3. Jan Strimple was born (Private).
Mary and Orville Strimple
Spouses:
  1. Orville F. Boyd. He died on 08 Jan 1991. Orville F. Boyd and Mary Elma Billings were married on 18 Sep 1969 in Sacramento, California, USA. They had no children.
  2. George F. Brock. He died on 01 Jan 2001. George F. Brock and Mary Elma Billings were married on 05 Mar 1994 in Harrisonville, MO[73]. They had no children.

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Sources 1 Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Sir Thomas Billing.
2 Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Sir Thomas Billing.
3 Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc.), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Thomas Billing.
4 Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Catherine Giffard.
5 Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Nicholas Billing.
6 Fielding Garrison, John Shaw Billings (, 1915), p 401.
7 Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc.), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for William Billings.
8 Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc.), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Ebenezer Billings.
9 GENEALOGIES OF CONNECTICUT FAMILIES, Vol 1, p 134, The Billings Family of Connecticut.
10 Susan Meech, History of the descendants of Peter Spicer: a landholder in New London (, 1911), P 490. William Billings came from Taunton, England. He settled first in Dorchester and Braintree, Massachusetts. Later he removed to Stonington, Connecticut, where he built a house on Cosatuc Hill, in the northwestern part of the town. The site of this dwelling may still be seen. He became a large landholder, and his sons were prosperous and influential men. He evidently wrote his own will, October, 1712. He died March or April, 1713. A stone, of native rock, erected to his memory is still in existence, and the inscription reads: " 1713. Here lies the body of William Billings, who died in the 85th year of his age." The stone beside it, also of native rock, but not of so enduring quality, evidently marks the resting place of Mary, his wife, although the inscription is not legible. The footstone shows the letters "M. B." She made a noncupative will, which was presented in Court Feb. 27, 1717-18, but is not found recorded.
11 Richard Anson Wheeler, History of the town of Stonington, county of New London, Connecticut: from (, 1900), P 236. He m. Mary __ Fedb. 4, 1658.
12 Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc.), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Ebenezer Billings.
13 Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Christopher Billings.
14 Susan Meech, History of the descendants of Peter Spicer: a landholder in New London (, 1911), P 490. Ebenezer3 Billings (Ebenezer2, William1) was born Jan. 1, 1684, married April 2, 1706, Phebe, daughter of John B. and Phebe (Lay) Denison. He served in the Colonial Wars as ensign and lieutenant, bearing the latter title in 1731..
15 Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Sargent Nathan Billings.
16 Ancestry.com, Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Christopher Billings.
17 Godfrey Memorial Library, comp., American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Christopher Billings.
18 Ancestry.com, Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Christopher Billings.
19 Susan Meech, History of the descendants of Peter Spicer: a landholder in New London (, 1911), p 491. viii. Christopher, b. Feb. 19, 1723; m. (1) Anna Fanning; (2) Abigail Babcock..
20 Ancestry.com, Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Nathan Billings.
21 Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Willard Billings.
22 Godfrey Memorial Library, comp., American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Nathan Billings.
23 Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Nathan Sargent Billings.
24 Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc.), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Willard Billings.
25 Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc.), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Edwin Samuel Billings.
26 Ancestry.com, 1830 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Year: 1830; Census Place: Hartland, Windsor, Vermont; Roll: ; Page:. Record for Willard Billings.
27 Ancestry.com, 1820 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Year: 1820; Census Place: Hartland, Windsor, Vermont; Roll: M33_128; Page: 309; Image: 176. Record for Willard Billings.
28 Ancestry.com, 1840 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Year: 1840; Census Place: , Windsor, Vermont; Roll: 548; Page: 440. Record for Willard Billings.
29 Grave Stove, http://www.hartlandhistory.org/stone_detail.php?recno=3016.
30 Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Willard Billings.
31 Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Year: 1870; Census Place: Viola, Mercer, Illinois; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image:. Record for Amelia Billings.
32 Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for William Samuel Billings.
33 Ancestry.com, Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Levi Billings.
34 Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Year: 1910; Census Place: Maple Hill, Wabaunsee, Kansas; Roll: T624_459; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 136; Image: 293. Record for W F Billings.
35 Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc.), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for William Samuel Billings.
36 Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2004), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Year: 1900; Census Place: Maple Hill, Wabaunsee, Kansas; Roll: T623_502; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 176. Record for Wm Billings.
37 Ancestry.com, Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for William S Billings.
38 Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for William Samuel Billings.
39 Grave Stove, W S Billings Dover Cemetery, Dover KS. BILLINGS, W.S. Billings Sep 8 1847 Nov 8 1910. Malinda Church 1850 - 1930. Charles Ross March 8 1877 - June 16, 1903.
40 Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Maple Hill, Wabaunsee, Kansas, ED , roll , page , image 727. Record for Malinda Billings.
41 Death Certificate, Malinda Billings; Kansas Vital Records; 99 1764. House wife, retired, Husband : W S Billings, Birthplace: Charleston, Iowa, Father: Seth Church, Informant: Harry Billings, Willard, KS, Date of death: Feb 20, 1930, cause of death: Chronic intestital nephritis, onset Jan. 1930 Copy in possession of the author.
42 Obituary, Topeka State Journal, 2/21/1930 11:5; Malinda Billings (Church). Died Thursday morning at the home of her son, Harry Billings, of Willard.
43 Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Registration Location: Wabaunsee County, Kansas; Roll: 1643923; Draft Board: 0. Record for Harry Richard Billings.
44 Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2004), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Year: 1900; Census Place: Maple Hill, Wabaunsee, Kansas; Roll: T623_502; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 176. Record for Kar* Billings.
45 Ancestry.com., Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915 (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2007), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Harry Billings.
46 Ancestry.com., Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915 (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2007), www.ancestry.com, Database online. 1905 Ks Ag Census, page 72 - 77, line 29. Record for Harry Billings.
47 Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Year: 1910; Census Place: Maple Hill, Wabaunsee, Kansas; Roll: T624_459; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 136; Image: 293. Record for Harry Billings.
48 1900 Census, Vol 53 ED 176 Sheet 5 Line 55.
49 Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Maple Hill, Wabaunsee, Kansas, ED , roll , page , image 728. Record for Harry Billings.
50 Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Wyaconda, Clark, Missouri, ED 45, roll T9_681, page 251.2000, image 0507. Record for Harry Billings.
51 Death Certificate, Harry R Billings KS Vital Records 61 001661 Feb 6, 1961. Died Jan 25, 196 Born: 8-31-1879, Birthplace: Wyconda, Missouri, USA Occupation: Farmer (retired), Fanther's Name: Wm. S. Billings, Informant: Marvin Billings RFD #8, cause of death: decmpo.. heart, 6 years. buried: Dover Cemetery, -28-1961 Copy in possession of the author.
52 Original Document, Married document framed. Harry Billings and Florence Stevens married twentyfith December 1899. Rev Clarence E Roberts.
53 Dover Cemetery, Grave Stove of Harry and Florence. Photo in possession of the author.
54 Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Willie Edwin Billings.
55 Obituary, Topeka State Journal, 12/26/1946 A3. Mrs. Florence C. Billings.
56 Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Year: 1930; Census Place: Maple Hill, Wabaunsee, Kansas; Roll: 725; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 392.0. Record for Harry Billings.
57 Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Year: 1880; Census Place: Dover, Shawnee, Kansas; Roll: T9_397; Family History Film: 1254397; Page: 216.1000; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 0332. Record for Chas. Stevens.
58 Obituary, Florence Stevens Topeka State Journal 12/26/1946 A3. She was born Sept 25, 1877.
59 Obituary, Florence Stevens: Topeka State Journal 12/26/1946 A3. Died Thursday at her home at 2026 North Tyler. She was born Sept 25, 1877, Schenectady, NY, lived in Willard 50 years and in Topeka the last year. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
60 Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Merril S Billings.
61 Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Marvin Billings.
62 Ancestry.com, Social Security Death Index (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2008), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Number: 515-01-2753; Issue State: Kansas; Issue Date: Before 1951. Record for Marvin Billings.
63 Obituary, Topeka Capital Journal Page: 48; May 16, 1982 Marvin E. Billings.
64 Obituary, Marvin Edwin Billings, Topeka Capital Journal, 5/16/1982, page 48. Marvin Edwin Billings, 75 died sat at a Topeka Hosp. born Jan 9, 1907 son of Harry and Florence C. Stevens Billings. Mr Billings had farmed near the Dover area until 5 years ago, when he moved to Topeka.
65 Ancestry.com, Social Security Death Index (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2008), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Mary E. Brock.
66 Kansas, Vital Statistics, Marriage License, D No. 44331, August 9, 1929, Stafford County. Orville E Strimple of Topeka, Kansas Age 23, Mary Billings of Willard, Kansas Age21Pearl Grant Probate Judge. 31 rst day of August 1919 at Methodist Parsonage, Silver Lake Kan. Signed Ray M. Brown, Methodist Minister, Silver Lake, Kansas..; Greg Thornwall, 6012 Moser Rd, Boonsboro, MD, 21713 (as of 2010).
67 The Topeka Capital-Journal, Mary Billings obit: Thursday, March 15, 2001; The Topeka Capital-Journal; Mary Brock; Mary Elma Brock, 92, Topeka, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at a Topeka hospital. Mrs. Brock was an accounting clerk for Blue Cross and Blue Shield until she retired in 1968.She was born April 17, 1908, in Willard, the daughter of Harry R. and Florence C. Stevens Billings. She graduated from Rossville High School in 1927. Mrs. Brock was a member of Northland Christian Church, where she attended the Friends Class, Tice Group and Golden Dinner Club. She also did volunteer work at St. Francis Hospital and the Topeka Rescue Mission. She married Orville E. Strimple on Aug. 31, 1929, in Silver Lake. He died Aug. 24, 1965. She married Orville F. Boyd on Sept. 18, 1969, in Sacramento, Calif. He died Jan. 8, 1991. She married George F. Brock on March 5, 1994, in Harrisonville, Mo. He died Jan. 1, 2001. Survivors include three daughters, Elizabeth Thornwall, Potomac, Md., Carolyn Tromba, Plano, Texas, and Jan Williams, Topeka; three stepsons, Paul Boyd, Loomis, Calif., Dr. Richard Boyd, Redding, Calif., and John Brock, Reston, Va.; nine grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Brock will lie in state from noon to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Northland Christian Church Building Fund, 3102 N.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka, 66617.
68 Memorial Card, In Loving Memory of Mary E Brook. Date of Birth: April 17, 1908, Willard KS; Date of Death: March 14, 2001; Funeral Serivice: Penwell-Gable Mid Town Chapel 11 am, Tues March 20, 2001; Interment Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka, KS.
69 Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2004), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Year: 1900; Census Place: Green Bay, Clarke, Iowa; Roll: T623_424; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 30. Record for William E Billings.
70 Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Year: 1920; Census Place: Maple Hill, Wabaunsee, Kansas; Roll: T625_553; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 145; Image: 729. Record for E William Billings.
71 Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Year: 1910; Census Place: Maple Hill, Wabaunsee, Kansas; Roll: T624_459; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 136; Image: 295. Record for W E Billings.
72 Obituary, Calvin H. Billings, Topeka State Journal March 3, 1967, page 31. Died weds morning in a Topeka Hospital since Jan 18 when he was injured in a truck-train accident. Mr. Billings was thrown from a pickp after it was struck by a Missouri Pacific feight tran at the 45th st crossing.
73 Obituary, Mary E Billings: Friday March 16, 2001.
74 Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Year: 1920; Census Place: Rossville, Shawnee, Kansas; Roll: T625_550; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 146; Image: 837. Record for Frank E Strimple.
75 Ancestry.com, Social Security Death Index (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2008), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Orville Strimple.
76 Obituary, Orville Strimple: obit clipping from unk newspaper. Orville Strimple Dies of Heart Attack on Topeka Street.
77 Memorial Card, Orville E Strimple, Memorial Park Cemetery. Born Jan 12, 1906, Died August 24, 1965, Services Brennan's Chapel, Fri Aug 27, 1965. Officiating : Rev W. E. Dull Matt Brennan Funeral Home, Topeka, KS
78 Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Elizabeth Thornwall.
79 Personal, Elizabeth Ann Strimple Baby book, word of mouth. Birth: 19 Aug 1930, Willard, KS at Billings farm.
80 Shawnee County, Kansas, Certificate of Marriage, JC Thornwall and Elizabeth Strimple Marr cert. North Topeka Baptist Parsonage on the 18th day of August 1950. Copy in possession of the author.
81 Death Certificate, Mongomery, County, Maryland. Died at Casey House, Hospice, off of Muncaster Mill RD. Nearby where she kept horses and rode in the mid 1970s.

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