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.
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.