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John Edans Billups, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1836
Death: Mar. 19, 1901

John Eden Billups (surname also shown as Bellups; name also shown as J.W. Billups - see also, previous entry), born Matthews County, Virginia, March 2, 1836, son of John and Mary Anne (Borum) Billups; family later moved to Norfolk, Virginia; educated at William and Mary College; entered the Confederate States Navy, and served as petty officer (quartermaster) aboard CSS Florida, 1862; appointed Master's Mate by Lieutenant C.W. Read, May 6, 1863 (described by Read as "good, brave and patriotic"); served aboard the Tacony and captured by Union Navy, June 27, 1863, off Portland, Maine; incarcerated at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor; exchanged and sent to Richmond from City Point, Virginia, October 18, 1864; returned home to recuperate; served on Battery Wood, James River, Virginia, October, 1864; assigned to steam torpedo boat Hornet, January, 1865; later served on the CSS Webb, April, 1865; abandoned the vessel below New Orleans, and was captured, and sent aboard the USS Bermuda, to Philadelphia, as a prisoner of war; resided in Texas after the war; married Fanny L. Billups, a distant cousin, February 10, 1871; served as sheriff of Jackson County, Texas, 1879-1891; listed in the 1880 census, as a "sea faring man", residing with his wife and three children; died March 19, 1901; buried at the Edna Memorial Cemetery, Edna, Texas 77957. [ORN 1, 1, 767; 1, 2, 657; 1, 10, 804; 1, 11, 664 and 1, 22, 166 & 169; additional biographical information supplied by his grandson, Travis Anthony Billups, through an e-mail sent by Henry Seale (Henryseale@aol.com) dated October 5, 2003; 1880 U.S. Census; Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia) dated October 20, 1864; Drayton; Fort Warren; Portland, Maine, Eastern Argus dated Monday, June 29, 1863; U.S. Veterans Gravesites, circa 1775 - 2006 at the Ancestry.com web site.] 
 
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 Spouse:
  Frances Louise Billups Billups (1841 - 1925)*
 
 Children:
  George Robert Landry Billups (1871 - 1901)*
  Maude Zelena Billups (1873 - 1965)*
  John Edans Billups (1875 - 1952)*
  Mary Louise Billups (1881 - 1942)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Vet
 
Burial:
Memory Gardens of Edna Cemetery
Edna
Jackson County
Texas, USA
Plot: 33 D 5
 
Created by: elaine zikuhr
Record added: Apr 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50582452
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A Southern Hero and Patriot. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace. Deo Vindice
- Sam D. Hatcher
 Added: Sep. 1, 2014
A Southern Hero and Patriot. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace. Deo Vindice
- Sam D. Hatcher
 Added: Sep. 1, 2014
A Southern Hero and Patriot. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace. Deo Vindice
- Sam D. Hatcher
 Added: Sep. 1, 2014
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