|Birth: ||May 17, 1828|
William died sometime after 1900, probably in High Prairie Twp, Leavenworth Co, KS.
William G. Cutler's 1883 History of the State of Kansas - LEAVENWORTH COUNTY- HIGH PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP:
WILLIAM STILLINGS, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Leavenworth; also engaged in the manufacture of sorghum syrup, and took first premium at the State Fair at Topeka, 1881 and 1882, on his samples of syrup. Mr. Stillings came to Kansas in 1866, and located in Lyon County, and followed farming and stock-raising to some extent in that place not quite seven years. Then with his family moved to Missouri, remained there nearly two years, when they moved to Leavenworth County, Kan., High Prairie Township, in 1874, where he has since been living. Mr. Stillings was born in Harford County, Md., May 17, 1828, and was brought up in Union County, Ohio, and remained there until April 1854, when he with three others started for Iowa, and there settled, and being a young man at the time, did not do much farming for nearly two years; at the end of that time married Susan, daughter of Archibald Elson, who was a native of Coshocton County, Ohio. He then settled down and farmed some for three years, or till April 1859, when he and his family went back to his old home in Ohio, and farmed a part of the old home farm until September, 1865 (his wife and one child, Flora Belle, died a short time before), when, with three children (James E., aged six, Mary, four years, seven months, and George, three years), he emigrated to Iowa; from there to Lyon County, Kan., in the fall of 1866. In 1867, married Mrs. Mary E. Kirby (maiden name, Denham), who was a native of Iowa, and by her was born to him five children - Herbert, Cora, Curtis, Ina and Adelie. Mr. Stillings is one of the enterprising farmers of High Prairie Township, and has a well improved farm of 120 acres.
Mary Ellen Denham Stillings (1842 - 1923)*
Adele Stillings Ryan (1882 - 1933)*
Created by: Joanna
Record added: Jun 13, 2009
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