Eliza Billington

16 December 1825–16 August 1907 (Age 81)
Audlem, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Eliza

When Eliza Billington was born on 16 December 1825, in Audlem, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Billington, was 21 and her mother, Martha Brown, was 25. She married John Welch, Sr. on 18 May 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Nodaway, Andrew, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 16 August 1907, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Welch, Sr.
Eliza Billington
Marriage: 18 May 1845
Nicholas Welch
child Welch
Elizabeth Preston Welch
Maria Keziah Welch
Eliza Ann Welch
child Welch
Charlotte Welch
Martha Jane Welch
Annie Welch
John Welch Jr
William Wallace Welch
Flora Velletti Welch

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 May 1845Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Missouri State Library
    Age 4
    The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
    Age 5
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1851 · Brigham City is Settled
    Age 26
    In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the three places called Billington, in Lancashire, Staffordshire, and Bedfordshire. The first of these is first recorded in 1196 as Billingduna ‘sword-shaped hill’ (see Bill 2); the second is in Domesday Book as Belintone ‘settlement (Old English tūn) of Billa’; the one in Bedfordshire is recorded in 1196 as Billendon, from an Old English personal name Billa + dūn ‘hill’. The place in Lancashire is the most likely source of the surname.History: John Billington (1580–1630), from Spalding, Lincolnshire, was a passenger on the Mayflower in 1620 and an early settler in Plymouth Colony. Governor Bradford called him ‘the profanest’ of the settlers; eventually he was hanged for murder. His son Francis married and had children.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Life Sketch of Nicholas (II) and Elizabeth Briggs Welch

    Transcribed from the Hatch book by Marjorie Eddy and Kathleen Savage Judd. From “A History of Ann Welch Crookston” by Mary Ann Crookston Farmer, “Welch Family History” by Eleanor Welch Schow, and “E …

    Sources (31)

    • Eliza Welch in household of Jno Welch, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Billings in entry for Wm W. Welch, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Eliza Billington, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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