- [S3] Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com), http://www.familyoriginstree.com/custom_images/census_page_1900_hezekiah_gertrude.jpg (Reliability: 2).
According to the 1900 census. Gertrude, Levi and Robert all still lived with their dad and Mom, L.C. Elsie? Hmmm? .. while Charles, the oldest, started his own family and had his own household next door.
- [S16] Census Data - Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).
07/18/2007: Discovered an 1870 Census with the Billings Family. Census taker wrote, Hez. for short and wrote Elsie and Ailsey. - R. Finley Sr.
1900 Census Info
In the 1900 census, Elsie is listed as L.C. It's likely, the census taker misunderstood the name and wrote what he phonetically heard. - R. Finley Sr.
I just found an 1880 census that has some interesting stuff. There was a Hezekiah Jr and a Johnson Billings! Also, Elsie is indeed her name. The census taker in 1900 must have been out to lunch. They also listed a niece (age 12).. a Catherine Jones -- R. Finley Sr.
There is another Robert Billings that was born in 1887 with wife and child located on the the 1910 census, but this Robert is 19 years younger than Charles Billings. I doubt this is relevant but kept jest in case. - R. Finley Sr.
- [S4] Freemans Bureau, Christine's Genealogy Websites, (http://www.freedmensbureau.com), Registers of Marriages of Freedmen Volume II 1863 - 1865 (Reliability: 2), Dec 19 1864.
Hezekiah Billings m. Eliza Ann, both of Natchez, Mississii
Date: December 19, 1864
Man's age: 21 years old; color: black; father: black; mother: black. Woman's age: 21 years old; color: black; father: black; mother: black. They, unitedly had 0 children; the man by previous connection had 0; the woman by previous connection had 0.