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 Jacob Billings

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Jacob Billings

Birth
Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Death
7 Mar 1921 (aged 90)
Chehalis, Lewis County, Washington, USA
Burial
Orting, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Plot
Grave Memorial #1240333
Memorial ID
5550568 View Source

18 June 1830 Jacob was born in Franklin, Vermont. Verification of Jacob’s birth date comes from Civil War enlistment records. Jacob’s parents were both born in Ireland. His parents were probably Jacob Billings and Mary (Elkins) Billings, although there is at least one suggestion that Jacob’s parents were Joseph Billings and Mary (Auldrich or Aldrich) Billings.

There is also some discrepancy in the year Jacob Billings was born. One record suggests that the correct year was 1831; however, the informant for this record was Jacob's second wife who most assuredly did her best to provide information at the time of his death, but may not have had the correct details. The information on which we are relying for the year 1830 is tied to Jacob's service to country during the Civil War. This information would have been provided by Jacob directly, and is a self-reported contemporary document for him. We continue to try to locate additional confirmation.

11 November 1851 Jacob Billings married Julia Ann Green in Indiana. Abraham Moore officiated. She was born on 1 May, 1834 in Ripley, Brown County, Ohio.

Julia Ann (Green) Billings
* Find a Grave Memorial #39307721

20 August 1861 Jacob enlisted in Union service during the Civil War. Reference: “D” Company IN 1st Calvary. He was a Blacksmith and Farrier (later worked as a shoemaker in civilian life). At the time of his enlistment, Jacob lived in Posey County. He is said to have enrolled in Evansville, Indiana (28th Regiment). He was discharged for disability on 10 January, 1863.

Across his life, Jacob lived in Vermont, Indiana, Nebraska, Kansas, Montana, and Washington. During the many years he lived in Montana, Jacob Billings was actively a part of the Grand Army of the Republic.

16 July 1912 Jacob’s 1st wife, Julia Ann (Green) Billings, passed away on 16 July, 1912, in Camas Prairie, Sanders County, Montana. She is buried at the Lone Pine Cemetery in Bigfork, Flathead County, Montana.

After Julia's passing, Jacob later married Celia Ellen (Ramey) Dorrah Billings. 16 February 1939 Jacob’s 2nd wife, Celia Ellen (Ramey) Dorrah Billings, passed away on February 16, 1939, in Chehalis, Lewis County, Washington. Celia is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park in Centralia, Lewis County, Washington. She was born on 22 November, 1861, in Eagleville, Missouri. Celia’s parents were John Preston Ramey, and Elizabeth (Mallet) Ramey. She married Branson Dorrah in about 1880 (Missouri).

Children Born to Jacob Billings and Julia Ann (Green) Billings
William Thomas Billings who was born in June 1853
Joseph A. Billings who was born in September 1855
* Find a Grave Memorial #168774075
Mary Charlotte "Lottie" Billings who was born in August 1860
* Find a Grave Memorial #12450333
Henry E. "Hank" Billings who was born in 1864
* Find a Grave Memorial #102980861
Alice Catherine Billings who born about 1867

18 June 1830 Jacob was born in Franklin, Vermont. Verification of Jacob’s birth date comes from Civil War enlistment records. Jacob’s parents were both born in Ireland. His parents were probably Jacob Billings and Mary (Elkins) Billings, although there is at least one suggestion that Jacob’s parents were Joseph Billings and Mary (Auldrich or Aldrich) Billings.

There is also some discrepancy in the year Jacob Billings was born. One record suggests that the correct year was 1831; however, the informant for this record was Jacob's second wife who most assuredly did her best to provide information at the time of his death, but may not have had the correct details. The information on which we are relying for the year 1830 is tied to Jacob's service to country during the Civil War. This information would have been provided by Jacob directly, and is a self-reported contemporary document for him. We continue to try to locate additional confirmation.

11 November 1851 Jacob Billings married Julia Ann Green in Indiana. Abraham Moore officiated. She was born on 1 May, 1834 in Ripley, Brown County, Ohio.

Julia Ann (Green) Billings
* Find a Grave Memorial #39307721

20 August 1861 Jacob enlisted in Union service during the Civil War. Reference: “D” Company IN 1st Calvary. He was a Blacksmith and Farrier (later worked as a shoemaker in civilian life). At the time of his enlistment, Jacob lived in Posey County. He is said to have enrolled in Evansville, Indiana (28th Regiment). He was discharged for disability on 10 January, 1863.

Across his life, Jacob lived in Vermont, Indiana, Nebraska, Kansas, Montana, and Washington. During the many years he lived in Montana, Jacob Billings was actively a part of the Grand Army of the Republic.

16 July 1912 Jacob’s 1st wife, Julia Ann (Green) Billings, passed away on 16 July, 1912, in Camas Prairie, Sanders County, Montana. She is buried at the Lone Pine Cemetery in Bigfork, Flathead County, Montana.

After Julia's passing, Jacob later married Celia Ellen (Ramey) Dorrah Billings. 16 February 1939 Jacob’s 2nd wife, Celia Ellen (Ramey) Dorrah Billings, passed away on February 16, 1939, in Chehalis, Lewis County, Washington. Celia is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park in Centralia, Lewis County, Washington. She was born on 22 November, 1861, in Eagleville, Missouri. Celia’s parents were John Preston Ramey, and Elizabeth (Mallet) Ramey. She married Branson Dorrah in about 1880 (Missouri).

Children Born to Jacob Billings and Julia Ann (Green) Billings
William Thomas Billings who was born in June 1853
Joseph A. Billings who was born in September 1855
* Find a Grave Memorial #168774075
Mary Charlotte "Lottie" Billings who was born in August 1860
* Find a Grave Memorial #12450333
Henry E. "Hank" Billings who was born in 1864
* Find a Grave Memorial #102980861
Alice Catherine Billings who born about 1867


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CO D 1 IND CAV

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Historical Information for the Veterans buried at the Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery, including a detailed life history for Jacob Billings, is linked here: https://www.civilwarvetswastate.com/veterans/detail.html?veteranid=501


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  • Maintained by: AnnieM
  • Originally Created by: Carolyn Farnum
  • Added: 18 Jun 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 5550568
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5550568/jacob-billings: accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Billings (18 Jun 1830–7 Mar 1921), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5550568, citing Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery, Orting, Pierce County, Washington, USA; Maintained by AnnieM (contributor 50106578) .