Billingsley

Please Note - the information and photo's were provided by chapter member, Becky Morris. The chapter would like to thank Beck for donating this material. Correction in regards to the children of Wilber Billingsley (son of James).  He had a 4th child – a daughter, Bette Ann, who was born on 9/1/1930.  She married Robert Kuhn.  I have a lot of research and a lot of my family is from the Rayland area.  Jara Tucker can be contacted at jaratucker@sbcglobal.net

1 James Billingsley Sr.
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Birth: 1807, Ohio
Death: 1894
Burial: Old Methodist Cem., Newell Ave., St. Clairsville
Father: Billingsley

lived in St. Clairsville at least 1850-1880

Spouse: Sarah/Katherine Slater
Birth: 1811, Ohio/Va
Death: 1892

Children: James E. (1838-1912)
Caroline
Malissa
Sarah
Leah
Isaac
Rebecca
George (~1847-)
Jno
Ida

Regiment (West) Virginia Infantry Volunteers was organized at Wheeling, Virginia in mid to late May, 1861,\par
from volunteer companies from Brooke, Hancock, Marshall and Ohio counties of Virginia and Jefferson county in Ohio, \par which had been formed in April and May 1861 to resist aggressions from that portion of Virginia which had seceded from the\par Union; and under the call of President Abraham Lincoln for 75,000 men, it was mustered into the service of the\par United States for the period of three months, under the command of Col. Benjamin F. Kelley. On the 26th day of\par May, 1861, they left Camp Carlile, at Wheeling, and proceeded to several bridge near Mannington, on the Baltimore\par and Ohio Railroad, which had been destroyed by the rebels. After remaining there for two days to repair the bridges,\par they marched to Grafton, Va., where a body of State militia had been collected, under command of the rebel Col. \par George A. Porterfield. Upon the approach of the Union force, Col. Porterfield retired to Phillippi, where, on the morning \par

1.1 James E. Billingsley Jr.
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Birth: 13 Jan 1838, Short Creek, WV
Death: 10 Dec 1912, Warren, Jefferson, Ohio
Burial: 12 Dec 1912, Warrenton Cem., Jefferson, Ohio

Civil War Co. B. 1st WV V. INF.
death certificate says mother's name Katherine, census and grave marker show Sarah
*death on record Jefferson, Ohio
*buried Warrenton Cemetery inscription: James Billingsley 1838-1912 Co. B 1st WV V. INF Anna his wife 1852-1939
*1880 census, Warren, Ohio, hhh, age 49, laborer, born WV

Spouse: Anna/Annie Jackson
Birth: 1852, WV/Warrenton, Ohio
Death: 1939
Father: James Jackson (~1811-)
Mother: Ann E./Eliza (~1810-)

Children: John J. (1873-1930)
Carrie (1881-1942)
Minnie
Ora
Nora
Blanch
Mary (~1876-)

1.1.1 John J. Billingsley
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Birth: 7 Apr 1873/July 1874, Warrenton, Ohio
Death: 3 Feb 1930, Warren, Jefferson, Ohio
Burial: 5 Feb 1930, Warrenton Cem., Jefferson, Ohio
Occ: pumpman on Wheeling & Lake Erie RR

*1880 census, Warren, Ohio, son, age 8, born Ohio
*1900 census, Warren, Jefferson, Ohio, hhh, born July 1874, age 25, married 5 yrs, born Ohio, parents born Ohio, rr laborer
1910 lived by McClellan Fetty
*death on record Jefferson, Ohio

Spouse: Mattie Martha Miller
Birth: 11 Feb 1882, Long Run, Ohio
Death: 22 Jun 1935, Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio
Father: James Miller
Marr: abt 1895

Children: Wilbur (1897-1950)
Pearl (1899-)
Harold John (1900-1957)
Lula (1904-1904)
William (1905-1956)
Arma
Rachel (1909-1910)
Emma

1.1.1.1 Wilbur Billingsley
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Birth: May 1897, Warrenton, Jefferson, Ohio
Death: 3 Aug 1950, Rayland, Jefferson, Ohio
Burial: 6 Aug 1950, Hopewell, Jefferson, Ohio
Occ: foreman steel ind.

*death on record Jefferson, Ohio

Spouse: Laura

Children:
Ruth
Wilda
Wilbur
Bette Ann Billingsley born 9/1/1930 married Robert Kuhn

1.1.1.1.1 Ruth Billingsley
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1.1.1.1.2 Wilda Billingsley
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1.1.1.1.3 Wilbur Billingsley Jr.
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1.1.1.2 Pearl Billingsley
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Birth: Apr 1899, Ohio

1.1.1.3 Harold John Billingsley Sr.
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Birth: 1900, Warrenton, Ohio
Death: 1957
Occ: railroad

1930 living next to McClellan Fetty
*buried Warrenton Cem.

Spouse: Myrtle Francis
Birth: 1906, Rush Run, Ohio
Death: 1978
Father: John H. Francis (~1872-)
Mother: Emma M. (~1880-)

Children: Harold John (1924-1924)
Clarence (~1927-)
Frederic (~1928-)
UNNAMED (1934-1934)
Patricia Mae (1938-1943)
Matthew

1.1.1.3.1 Harold John Billingsley Jr.
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Birth: 22 Jul 1924
Death: 25 Oct 1924, Warren, Jefferson, Ohio
Burial: 27 Oct 1924, Warrenton Cem., Jefferson, Ohio

*death on record Jefferson, Ohio

1.1.1.3.2 Clarence Billingsley
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Birth: abt Feb 1927

1.1.1.3.3 Frederic Billingsley
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Birth: abt Sep 1928

1.1.1.3.4 Billingsley
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Birth: 26 Oct 1934, Warren Ridge, Warrenton, Ohio
Death: 26 Oct 1934, Warren Ridge, Warrenton, Ohio
Burial: 27 Oct 1934, Warrenton Cem., Jefferson, Ohio

* death on record Jefferson, Ohio, only lived 45 min.

1.1.1.3.5 Patricia Mae Billingsley
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Birth: 21 Jun 1938, Connorville, Jefferson, Ohio
Death: 27 Jan 1943, Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio
Burial: 30 Jan 1943, Warrenton Cem., Jefferson, Ohio

*death on record Belmont, Ohio, cause of death third degree burn and shock, clothes caught fire, place of death Martins Ferry, place of injury Rayland, Ohio

1.1.1.3.6 Matthew Billingsley
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Spouse: Emma Habek

Children: John
James
Brenda
Linda
Caroline

1.1.1.3.6.1 John Billingsley
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1.1.1.3.6.2 James Billingsley
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1.1.1.3.6.3 Brenda Billingsley
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1.1.1.3.6.4 Linda Billingsley
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1.1.1.3.6.5 Caroline Billingsley
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1.1.1.4 Lula Billingsley
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Birth: 1904
Death: 1904

1.1.1.5 William Billingsley
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Birth: 1905
Death: 1956

buried Warrenton Cem. inscription: William Billingsley 1905-1956

1.1.1.6 Arma Billingsley
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1.1.1.7 Rachel Billingsley
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Birth: 1909
Death: 1910

1.1.1.8 Emma Billingsley
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1.1.2 Carrie Billingsley
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Birth: 18 Apr 1881, Warrenton, Jefferson, Ohio
Death: 1 Feb 1942, Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio
Burial: 1 Feb 1942, Riverview

*death on record Belmont, Ohio

Spouse: Chas C. Beck

1.1.3 Minnie Billingsley
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1.1.4 Ora Billingsley
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1.1.5 Nora Billingsley
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Spouse: Charles Edward Fulton

Children: Charles Ramon

1.1.5.1 Charles Ramon Fulton
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1.1.6 Blanch Billingsley
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1.1.7 Mary Billingsley
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Birth: abt 1876

*1880 census, Warren, Ohio, dau, age 4, born Ohio

1.2 Caroline Billingsley
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1.3 Malissa Billingsley
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1.4 Sarah Billingsley
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1.5 Leah Billingsley
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1.6 Isaac Billingsley
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1.7 Rebecca Billingsley
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1.8 George Billingsley
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Birth: abt 1847, Ohio
Occ: carpenter

Spouse: Samantha
Birth: abt 1853, Ohio

Children: Wilbur (~1873-)
Frank (~1874-)
James A. (~1877-)
Jesse (~1879-)

1.8.1 Wilbur Billingsley
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Birth: abt 1873

1.8.2 Frank Billingsley
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Birth: abt 1874

1.8.3 James A. Billingsley
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Birth: abt 1877

1.8.4 Jesse Billingsley
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Birth: abt 1879

1.9 Jno Billingsley
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1.10 Ida Billingsley
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Index

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Chas C. Beck spouse of 1.1.2
Laura spouse of 1.1.1.1
Samantha spouse of 1.8
Billingsley
UNNAMED 1.1.1.3.4
Arma 1.1.1.6
Blanch 1.1.6
Brenda 1.1.1.3.6.3
Caroline 1.1.1.3.6.5
Caroline 1.2
Carrie 1.1.2
Clarence 1.1.1.3.2
Emma 1.1.1.8
Frank 1.8.2
Frederic 1.1.1.3.3
George 1.8
Harold John Jr. 1.1.1.3.1
Harold John Sr. 1.1.1.3
Ida 1.10
Isaac 1.6
James 1.1.1.3.6.2
James Sr. 1
James A. 1.8.3
James E. Jr. 1.1
Jesse 1.8.4
Jno 1.9
John 1.1.1.3.6.1
John J. 1.1.1
Leah 1.5
Linda 1.1.1.3.6.4
Lula 1.1.1.4
Malissa 1.3
Mary 1.1.7
Matthew 1.1.1.3.6
Minnie 1.1.3
Nora 1.1.5
Ora 1.1.4
Patricia Mae 1.1.1.3.5
Pearl 1.1.1.2
Rachel 1.1.1.7
Rebecca 1.7
Ruth 1.1.1.1.1
Sarah 1.4
Wilbur 1.8.1
Wilbur Jr. 1.1.1.1.3
Wilbur 1.1.1.1
Wilda 1.1.1.1.2
William 1.1.1.5
Francis
Myrtle spouse of 1.1.1.3
Fulton
Charles Edward spouse of 1.1.5
Charles Ramon 1.1.5.1
Habek
Emma spouse of 1.1.1.3.6
Jackson
Anna/Annie spouse of 1.1
Miller
Mattie Martha spouse of 1.1.1
Slater
Sarah/Katherine spouse of 1

James E. Billingsley Jr.
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Birth: 13 Jan 1838, Short Creek, WV
Death: 10 Dec 1912, Warren, Jefferson, Ohio
Burial: 12 Dec 1912, Warrenton Cem., Jefferson, Ohio

tombstone inscription:
James Billingsley
1838-1912
Co. B. 1st. W.VA. V. INF
Anna his wife
1852-1939

Civil War Co. B. 1st WV V. INF.
death certificate says mother's name Katherine, census and grave marker show Sarah
*death on record Jefferson, Ohio
*buried Warrenton Cemetery inscription: James Billingsley 1838-1912 Co. B 1st WV V. INF Anna his wife 1852-1939
*1880 census, Warren, Ohio, hhh, age 49, laborer, born WV

Spouse: Anna/Annie Jackson
Birth: 1852, WV/Warrenton, Ohio
Death: 1939
Father: James Jackson (~1811-)
Mother: Ann E./Eliza (~1810-)

Children: John J. (1873-1930)
Carrie (1881-1942)
Minnie
Ora
Nora
Blanch
Mary (~1876-)

Description
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Added by cfulton174 on 22 Sep 2007 According to the journal of Daniel Bert, husband of Ora Billingsley Bert, the twin sister of Nora: "Ora was fair complection with piercing black eyes and coal black hair. NORA, her twin sister being light complection and almost white hair. Ora's weight was 92 pounds when we were married. At the age of 40 she weighed 136 pounds and was about five foot tall."

notes for Annie Jackson Billingsley father James Jackson
Annie's father, husband, and at least 2 brothers served in the civil war. Her father was killed and her brother Vincent died of disease. Her husband and brother William made it back home. William and his wife Levina are also buried in Warrenton Cemetery.

1 James Jackson
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Birth: abt 1811, Pa/Ohio
Death: 14 Sep 1862, battle at South Mountain, MD
Occ: ferryman/constable

*1840 census, Brooke, Va, hhh, 3 m under 5 (John, William, Vincent), 1 m 5-10 (Israel), 1 make 20-30 (James), 1 f 20-30 (Ann/Eliza)
*1850 census, Brooke, Va, hhh, age 35, carpenter, born Ohio
this family was enumerated twice in 1860
*1860 census, Warrenton, Jefferson, Ohio, age 50, hhh, constable, born Pa
*1860 census, second enumeration, Warrenton Village, Jefferson, Ohio, hhh, age 49, ferryman, born Pa., living next door to John Jeffers

James Jackson, Co. G, Union, Ohio 30th Inf, private, killed in action South Mountain MD on Sept 14 1862, sons William and Vincent served in the Ohio 30th Co. G also, wife applied for pension for herself and minor dau Sarah on Apr 29 1863

see note from History of the Thirtieth Reg Ohio Volunteer Inf:from it's organization to the fall of Vicksburg, Miss by Lieut Henry R. Brinkerhoff of the 30th Ohio pgs 40-44 printed in Columbus Ohio by James W Osgood 1863

Spouse: Ann E./Eliza McElfresh
Birth: abt 1810, Va/Pa
Death: bef 1880

Children: Israel (~1835-)
John (~1837-)
William (1838-1904)
Vincent (~1839-1862) Union, 30th Ohio Vol Inf Co G, enlisted Feb 14 1862, private, age 21, died of disease Aug 16 1862 at a hospital in Fayetteville, WV, Company G organized in Steubenville Jefferson County
Louis W. (1840-)
Jackarissa (~1842-<1860)
Albert Wilson (1844-1925)
Leander J. (1846-)
James (~1848-)
Mary E. (1850-)
Anna/Annie/Liza (1852-1939)
Sarah (~1857-<1908)


  • The photo is of: Anna and James Billingsley's only son John (1873-1930) & family. Date abt 1915, place unk, probably Warrenton. In the front row are Arma (1908- ?)and Emma (1913- ?) Billingsley, in the back row is John Billingsley (son of James and Anna Billingsley), Wilbur (1897-1950), wife Mattie (1882-1935) (dau of James Miller), Harold (1900-1957), William (1905-1956) and Pearl (1899- ?). John, Mattie, son William and daughters Lula and Rachel (not pictured) are buried in the Warrenton Cemetery, Warren Twp., Jefferson County, Ohio.

  • Anna Jackson

  • This photo is of Anna Jackson Billingsley (1852-1939) and her daughters. The only ones that can be identified are: (back row unknown), Ora (twin 1888-1953) Billingsley, unknown, Jessie (1884-1958)Billingsley, Nora (twin 1888-1958) Billingsley' front row center, Anna Jackson Billingsley. The unknown daughters are Carrie (1881-1942), Minnie ( 1896-1983), Blanch (?) and Mary (1876- ?).

This Billingsley family photos and information was provided by chapter member, Becky Morris, September 10, 2008.