Amos B Billings

Brief Life History of Amos B

When Amos B Billings was born on 10 January 1811, in Lewis, New York, United States, his father, Justus Billings, was 43 and his mother, Sarah Allis, was 39. He had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with Eleanor Maria Mott. He lived in Tompkins Township, Warren, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Kirkwood, Warren, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 11 February 1888, in Henderson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Kirkwood, Warren, Illinois, United States.

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Amos B Billings
Eleanor Maria Mott
Amelia Annette Billings
Ellen J Billings
Emmaline L. Billings
Mary L Billings
Theodore Justus Billings
Alfred E. Billings

Sources (11)

  • Amos Billings, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Amos B Billings, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Amos Billings in entry for Perrine Holman and Amelia Annette Billings Or Starr, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Historical Boundaries: 1825: Warren, Illinois, United States

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English (Midlands): variant of Billing , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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