Emily Follett

2 January 1812–December 1904 (Age 92)
Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Emily

When Emily Follett was born on 2 January 1812, in Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Oliver Follett, was 45 and her mother, Elizabeth Stowell, was 34. She married Gilbert Billings on 13 December 1835, in Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Connecticut, United States in 1870 and Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States in 1900. She died in December 1904, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Gilbert Billings
Emily Follett
Marriage: 13 December 1835
Edward Billings
John Billings
Sarah Maria Billings
Frances H Billings
Emily Billings
Ellen J Billings
Edward G. Billings

Spouse and Children

    Gilbert Billings



13 December 1835
Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States


    Edward Billings


    John Billings


    Sarah Maria Billings


    Frances H Billings


    Emily Billings


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 17

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 24

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a foolish or eccentric person, from a diminutive of Foll, from Old French fol ‘mad’, ‘stupid’ (Late Latin follis, originally a noun denoting any of various objects filled with air, but later transferred to vain and emptyheaded notions).

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

Sources (3)

  • Emily Billings, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emily Billings in household of Gilbert Billings, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emily Billings in household of Gilbert Billings, "United States Census, 1870"

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