The Shemwell Family

James Bohaney Billingsley Jr.Age: 65 years18241889

Name
James Bohaney Billingsley Jr.
Given names
James Bohaney
Surname
Billingsley
Name suffix
Jr.
Birth 1824 31 27
MarriageElizabeth Jane AlexanderView this family
unknown

Birth of a sisterMargaret Billingsley
1827 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 8 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Birth of a sisterMartha Ann Billingsley
estimated 1833 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherMadison Billingsley
1834 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 11 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Birth of a brotherWilliam Billingsley
about 1839 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 22 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Census December 28, 1850 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 33 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Death of a brotherAndrew Billingsley
1859 (Age 35 years)
Census June 23, 1860 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 37 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a daughter
#1Elmira “Minnie” Billingsley
about 1865 (Age 41 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 43 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 43 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 45 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Death of a fatherJames Bohaney Billingsley
before 1870 (Age 46 years)
Death of a brotherElijah Billingsley
1870 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 54 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a wifeElizabeth Jane Alexander
June 21, 1881 (Age 57 years)
Death of a brotherHenry Hugh Billingsley
about 1882 (Age 58 years)
Death January 24, 1889 (Age 65 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Billingsley Cemetery
Last change February 11, 201910:06:06

by: Barry Shemwell
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Children
September 20, 2019

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: before 1818
1 year
elder brother
Elijah Billingsley
Birth: 1818 25 21South Carolina, United States
Death: 1870Alabama, United States
3 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
2 years
himself
4 years
younger sister
7 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
6 years
younger brother
Family with Elizabeth Jane Alexander - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage:
daughter

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - James Billingsley - Household

Rabun, Georgia

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
James Billingsleyhead60MWFarmerSC
Martha Billingsleywife53FWSC
James B Billingsleyson26MWFarmerSC
Martha H Billingsleydaughter17FWSC
William H Billingsleyson11MWSC

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