Elizabeth Billings

14 March 1735–17 February 1813 (Age 77)
Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Billings was born on 14 March 1735, in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Stephen Billings, was 43 and her mother, Elizabeth Fenno, was 27. She married Samuel Dewelley about 1749, in Dorchester, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 17 February 1813, at the age of 77, and was buried in Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Samuel Dewelley
Elizabeth Billings
Marriage: about 1749
Samuel Dwelly
Sally Maminash Dwelly
Hannah Dwelly
Elizabeth Stebbins
Sophia Dwelly
Elijah Dwelly
Amy Dwelley

Spouse and Children

about 1749
Dorchester, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States


    Samuel Dwelly


    Hannah Dwelly



    Sophia Dwelly


    Elijah Dwelly


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (4)


Age 41

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 41

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 65

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Bill .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Dwelly in entry for Hannah Dwelly, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Elizabeth in entry for A._ Dwelly, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Elizabeth in entry for Sophia Dwelly, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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