Elizabeth Billing

23 May 1811–6 August 1848 (Age 37)
Warren, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Billing was born on 23 May 1811, in Warren, Kentucky, United States. She married Samuel S. Thompson Jr. in 1838, in Adams, Burton Township, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 6 August 1848, in Crook, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Converse, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel S. Thompson Jr.
Elizabeth Billing
Marriage: 1838
Lucinda Jane Thompson
Joshua W Thompson
Adam Ray Thompson
Betsy Orinda Thompson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1838Adams, Illinois, United States
  • Children


    World Events (7)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created
    Age 1
    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 14
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English: either a patronymic from the Middle English personal name Billing, derived from Old English bil ‘sword’, or a habitational name from Great and Little Billing in Northamptonshire, meaning ‘(settlement of) the followers (Old English -ingas) of a man called Bill(a) or Bȳdel’.German: from an ancient Germanic personal name, formed with a cognate of Old Saxon bīl ‘sword’.Danish and Norwegian: from an Old Danish personal name of uncertain origin.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Elisabeth (Betcy) - Individual or family possessions: death: 6 August 1848; Converse, Wyoming, United States
    • Elisabeth Thompson, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
    • Elizabeth Thompson, "Find A Grave Index"

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