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James Alonzo Bills
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Birth: Oct. 6, 1819
Tyringham
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 14, 1898
Buena Vista
Richland County
Wisconsin, USA

James A Bills resides on the northeast corner of section 30, where he settled in 1853. He came to Richland City the previous autumn, where he resided with his family the following winter. He purchased eighty acres of his farm from Jonah Seaman; eighty acres from A C Daley, and forty acres from C C Woodman. His farm now contains 210 acres. He was born in Berkshire Co., Mass., in 1819. When a boy, he removed with his parents to Genesee Co., NY, and thence to the State of Pennsylvania. He was married in Erie county, of the latter State, to Permelia Emerson. After his marriage, he removed with his family to Kane Co., Ill., where he lived seven years, coming here from that county. Like many other settlers, Mr. Bills came into the county a poor man, but by industry and economy, has secured a pleasant home and a competency. Mr. and Mrs. Bills have had twelve children, four sons and eight daughters. One son and seven daughters are still living --- Alonzo, born in Illinois in 1846; Mary, wife of Wesley Southard; Emma, wife of Foster Teeples; Jane, wife of Philip Bixler; Clarissa, wife of William Gewald; Ellen, wife of E Davis, in Colorado; Etta and Hattie. They lost one son, William, in the army during the War of the Rebellion. He was born Feb. 28, 1848. He enlisted in company A, 36th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and was killed at Cold Harbor, Va. He was but sixteen years old at the time of his death, and although so young had already proved himself a brave soldier on the field of battle. He was killed by a confederate sharp-shooter, while conveying water to his comrades. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Permelia Emerson Bills (1826 - 1886)
 
 Children:
  Mary L Bills Southard (1844 - 1933)*
  Alonzo Emerson Bills (1846 - 1911)*
  William Henry Bills (1848 - 1864)*
  Jane Amanda Bills Bixler (1850 - 1923)*
  Emma Bills Teeple (1855 - 1923)*
  Clara M Bills Gewald (1857 - 1910)*
  George Lincoln Bills (1861 - 1862)*
  Etta M Bills Dooley (1863 - 1932)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Button Cemetery
Buena Vista
Richland County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Sec 2-4
 
Created by: Cheryl Ayres
Record added: Jun 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91906240
James Alonzo Bills
Added by: Mr. B. Coberley
 
 
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