|Birth: ||Sep. 19, 1819|
|Death: ||Feb. 19, 1850|
Exact burial location of John is unknown. From the Diary of Major Howard Egan, whom John was traveling with, we have the following from the year 1850:
Feb. 18th - The morning was cloudy, and we traveled about two miles and came to the foot of the mountain. Here we had to double teams for about two miles. We came about ten miles and camped in the Jousain Valley (San Joaquin at the Pacheco Pass). The roads have been very hilly and hard to travel. There is plenty of feed and wood.
Feb. 19th - Last night we had a light rain. This morning Brother John Bills was much worse. The company remained in camp and about 10 o'clock this evening Brother Bills died. We moved camp about five miles.
Feb. 20th - We traveled twenty miles and came to the San Jouaquin River, took our wagons apart and crossed them in a whale boat, for which we had to pay $87.50.
Most information lists San Joaquin County as the place of death. However, from the above description, John would have died in either Santa Clara County, or more likely Mariposa County (present day Merced County). San Joaquin County is further to the North.
Elizabeth Hall Mower (1820 - 1897)
William Andrew Bills (1835 - 1915)*
John Adison (or Allenson) Bills (1839 - 1843)*
Robert Bills (1840 - 1883)*
Franklin Richard Bills (1845 - 1914)*
Samuel Bills (1848 - 1930)*
Martha Bills (1848 - 1849)*
Thomas Wesley Bills (1850 - 1934)*
Specifically: Buried along side the Pacheco Pass trail.
Created by: Neil Jones
Record added: Jul 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73833971
Added: Mar. 1, 2016
Dearest GGgrandpa John, I can't wait to meet the 'Taylor of the Prophets' and have you tell your story firsthand!Love, Lurell|
Lurell Stocks Bailey
Added: Sep. 11, 2014
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