Newton Jasper Billingsley

Maleabout 1855–1931

Brief Life History of Newton Jasper

When Newton Jasper Billingsley was born about 1855, in West Virginia, United States, his father, Eugenius Billingsley, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Shackelford, was 33. He married Laura Jane Galbraith in 1878, in Adams, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Dresden, Pettis, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Cedar Township, Pettis, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died in 1931, at the age of 77, and was buried in Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States.

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Newton Jasper Billingsley
Laura Jane Galbraith
Marriage: 1878
H A Billingsley
Arthur Galbraith Billingsley
Lenna L. Billingsley
Flora Alice Billingsley

Sources (9)

  • Newton Billingsley in household of Eugene Billingsley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Newton Billingsley, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"
  • Newton J. Billingsley, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    1878Adams, Ohio, United States
  • Children (5)

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    World Events (8)

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 5

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


    Age 8

    "West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 20

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands): habitational name from a place in Shropshire named Billingsley, from Old English Billingeslēah ‘clearing (Old English lēah) near a sword-shaped hill’ (billing). See Bill 2.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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