Hezekiah B. Billings

Hezekiah B. Billings[1, 2]

Male 1836 - 1907  (71 years)

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  • Name Hezekiah B. Billings  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Born 18 Feb 1836  Natchez, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 10, 12
    Gender Male 
    Civil Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1870  Township 8, Jefferson, Mississippi, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1880  Beat 4, Jefferson, Mississippi, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1890  Jefferson County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1900  Church Hill, Jefferson, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 60Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head 
    _MILT U.S. Colored Troops Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Died 21 Jul 1907  Archer Place, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID P163  Our Extended Family and History
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2019 

    Father Jonathan Kent or Kent Descendant - Mixed Race?,   b. 1780, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. January 1849, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Slave Mother,   b. Abt 1800, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F1251  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lenora Calvit Billings,   b. Feb 1857, Natchez, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Natchez, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1880  [13
    Children 
     1. Louis J. Billings,   b. 26 May 1906, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1981, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]  [Adopted]
    Documents
    Marriage Document for George and Josephine Johnson
    Marriage Document for George and Josephine Johnson
    This document shows that George and Josephine Johnson really were married:

    CHATMAN, GEORGE 13-Nov-1909 5768 JOHNSON, JOSEPHINE

    CHATMAN, GEORGE - JR 07529 LEBLANC, JEANETTE

    It appears that a Junior is listed here as well getting married. It's possible that George and Josephine officially married or simply renewed their vows.
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F47  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Unknown Wright,   b. Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Suwillie Wright,   b. Sep 1886, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F48  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Elsie Ann Johnson,   b. 1845, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1896, Jefferson County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1864  Natchez, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 14
    Married 1880  [3
    Children 
     1. Charles Franklin Billings,   b. 09 Mar 1870, Adams County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Mar 1942, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     2. Levi Billings,   b. May 1872, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Robert Billings,   b. 16 Oct 1873, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1942, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     4. Johnson Billings,   b. 1878, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Hezekiah B. Billings,   b. 1879, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Gertrude Bertha Billings,   b. 19 Nov 1884, Natchez, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1979, Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Feb 1836 - Natchez, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCivil - - Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Dec 1864 - Natchez, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Bertha Billings Noel
    Bertha Billings Noel

    Documents
    Hezekiah's Second Wife attempting to get a Pension
    Hezekiah's Second Wife attempting to get a Pension

  • Notes 
    • Suwillie Wright is listed as Hezekiah's daughter on the 1900 Census. She was the latest born of the children born at that time. The enumerator did NOT report that she was a step-daughter. If taken as-is, Hezekiah had a child with an Unknown Wright.

      Suwillie disappears from the census after 1900. Perhaps she died young or left the household.
    • We don't know very much about Hezekiah and his wife Elsie Ann. They are listed on the Freedman's Register for Mississippi marriages. They lived in and near areas that was dominated by the slave trade. An excerpt from an article below gives some historical background about the area where they lived and farmed.

      "Between 1820 and 1861 more than 60 percent of the Upper South's enslaved population was "sold South" in this manner. Mississippi's enslaved population increased by more than 225 percent. The destination of the enslaved people listed in the ‘Record Book’ were the slave markets at Natchez. The Natchez Trace led directly to one of the two largest and busiest slave markets in the entire Deep South. It was called “Forks of the Road” and was located at the intersection of Washington Road (now St. Catherine Street) and Liberty Road about a mile east of downtown Natchez. Slaves were also sold at the Adams County Courthouse itself, at Natchez Under-the-Hill and in various auction houses around town. But it’s almost certain it was at “Forks of the Road” slave market where the enslaved men, women and children mentioned in the ‘Record Book’ were brought.
      Original Article: http://pages.prodigy.net/gmccallum

  • Sources 
    1. [S-2134050181] Census Data - Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com).
      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. UPDATE: 10/29/2006 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.


    2. [S-2144004508] Ancestry Family Trees, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=8662431&pid=163

    3. [S-2137538330] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, ), Year: 1900; Census Place: Beat 4, Jefferson, Mississippi; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: .
      Birth date: Feb 1840 Birth place: Mississippi Marriage date: 1880 Marriage place: Residence date: 1900 Residence place: Church Hill, Jefferson, Mississippi

    4. [S-2143306470] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.Original data - 1870. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls.Minnesota. Minneso), Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 8, Jefferson, Mississippi; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: .
      Birth date: abt 1839 Birth place: Mississippi Residence date: 1870 Residence place: Township 8, Jefferson, Mississippi, United States

    5. [S-2138647631] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limite), Year: 1880; Census Place: Beat 4, Jefferson, Mississippi; Roll: T9_651; Family History Film: 1254651; Page: 263.1000; Enumeration District: 63; Image: 0330.
      Birth date: abt 1840 Birth place: Mississippi Residence date: 1880 Residence place: Beat 4, Jefferson, Mississippi, United States

    6. [S-2146686158] Mississippi Census, 1805-90, Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp., (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.Original data - Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.Or).
      Residence date: 1890 Residence place: Jefferson County, MS

    7. [S-2116839029] U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865, National Park Service, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.Original data - National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, online <http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/>, acquired 2007.Original data: National Park Service, Civil War ).

    8. [S-2116838961] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, Historical Data Systems, comp., (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.Original data - Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA from the following list of works.Copyright 1997-2009Historical Data Systems, Inc. PO Box 35Duxbury, MA 02331.Ori).

    9. [S-1731908849] Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, National Archives and Records Administration, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.Original data - General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T288, 546 rolls.Original data: General Index to Pension Files,).

    10. [S681226282] U.S., Freedmen’s Bureau Marriage Records, 1846-1867, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; NAI: 595003; Record Group Title: Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands; Record Group Number: 105; Series Number: M1875.

    11. [S-1034693255] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    12. [S-2134050168] Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com), http://www.familyoriginstree.com/custom_images/census_page_1900_hezekiah_gertrude.jpg.
      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.

    13. [S-2137538330] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, ), Year: 1900; Census Place: Beat 4, Jefferson, Mississippi; Roll: T623_812; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 88.
      Birth date: Feb 1857 Birth place: Mississippi Marriage date: 1880 Marriage place: Residence date: 1900 Residence place: Church Hill, Jefferson, Mississippi

    14. [S-2134050169] The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, Christine's Genealogy Websites, (http://www.freedmensbureau.com), Registers of Marriages of Freedmen Volume II 1863 - 1865 , Dec 19 1864.
      Hezekiah Billings m. Eliza Ann, both of Natchez, Mississippi 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.