George Pierce Billings

Brief Life History of George Pierce

When George Pierce Billings was born on 25 July 1827, in Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States, his father, Titus Billings, was 34 and his mother, Diantha Morley, was 30. He married Edith Patten on 27 May 1851, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 2 December 1896, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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George Pierce Billings
Jerusha Lois Shoemaker
Marriage: 27 April 1856
Marion Billings
Nancy Ruth Billings
Clara Isabela Billings
Luella Billings
Ezra Golden Billings
Diantha Billings
Eunice Billings
LaPriel Billings

Sources (60)

  • Geo Billings, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Pierce Billings Birth
  • George P Billings, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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George Pierce Billings (1827-1896) George Pierce Billings, one of the pioneers of Utah, died at his residence in Manti on 2 Dec 1896, Wednesday night at 8:40 o'clock. The funeral was held in the Taber …

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