|Birth: ||Apr. 24, 1810|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||May 31, 1912|
Mrs. Betsy Billue
Apr 24, 1810 - May 31, 1912
Dodge County Times-Journal,
Thursday, June 27, 1912
DEATH CAME AT AGE 102 YEARS
Mrs. Betsy Billue of Wilkinson County died at her home in that county June 1st last at the age of 102 years. She had been in feeble health for several weeks.
Mrs. Billue was the sister of Zenus Fordham of this county and also the late Mrs. Martha Rawls, who preceded her to the grave a little over a year. All of her brothers and sisters, who have preceded her, lived past the age of eighty years, and Mr. Fordham is at this time 93 years of age. She was the aunt of Mr. W. T. Dupree of this city also, and had a great host of relatives in this and Wilkinson County, it being said that one entire section of Wilkinson County was at one time related to her almost without exception.
She was a native of North Carolina and came to Georgia with her parents at the age of two years. She, therefore, had been a resident of this state an even 100 years. She was the second eldest child in a large family of children, and all of them with a few exceptions lived until a ripe old age. On the 24th of May, which was her 102nd anniversary of her birth, she held a reunion at her home in Wilkinson County and seemed in splendid health for one of her age, although a little more feeble than usual.
The remains of Mrs. Billue were interred in the old Fordham burying ground in Wilkinson County, Rev. O. O. Williams of Soperton conducting the funeral ceremonies. She was a woman of high character and had lived a long and useful life. She had a great many friends in this county and Wilkinson County who will regret very much to hear of her death, and extend to her loved ones their most sincere sympathy. -- Dublin Courier-Dispatch.
NOTE: Mrs. Billue's grave marker gives her name as Elizabeth Fordham Billue and her dates of birth and death as Apr 24, 1810, and May 31, 1912. She married James Richmond Billue, who was born Sep 16, 1809, and died Oct 8, 1883. He was a member of Co. D. 8th Ga. Militia, CSA.
submitted by Algernon Cannon
Benjamin Fordham (1784 - 1864)
Elsie Miller Fordham (1785 - 1863)
James Richmond Billue (1809 - 1883)
Benjamin Fordham (1784 - 1864)*
S M Fordham (1805 - 1881)*
Robert Tom Daniel Fordham (1807 - 1881)*
Elizabeth Fordham Billue (1810 - 1912)
Olive Fordham Dupree (1812 - 1898)*
Olive Fordham DuPree (1812 - 1898)*
Benjamin Andrew Jackson Fordham (1818 - 1900)*
Fordham Family Cemetery
Created by: Jared Reid
Record added: Jan 09, 2010
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