Billings Family Papers, 1498 WFCHS

Scope and Content: This collection contains information about the Billings family. Included is a Confederate States of America (CSA) pension application for E.S. Billings, Thomas Billings’ family group sheet covering 1481 to 1863, a biographical sketch of Edgar Josiah Hailey, and a few letters and photographs. Mrs. Lu Neal Hailey compiled this material in 1998.

(1 box) Last updated 01/09.

Biographical/Historical: E.S. Billings was born in Mt. Jackson, VA in 1846. His family had moved to Virginia from Connecticut in 1844. He served in VA 11th Cavalry, Company I. His entire family moved to Texas in 1870. He married Sarah Harding Brown in Texas. E.S. Billings died on November 21, 1926 in Texas.

Cite As: Billings Family Papers, 1498 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Box 1

E.S. Billings—Pension application, CSA, 13 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
History of Laurel Brigade, annotated; 11 leaves, printed with notes (photocopy)

Silas Billings and Family, 10 items, manuscript/printing (photocopy)

Thomas Billing(s) family group sheets, covers 1481-1863; 16 leaves, manuscript on printed forms (photocopy)

Edgar Josiah Hailey—biographical sketch, 1 leaf, typescript

Letters—Henry Coy Billings to his brother O.C. Billings, Jan. 28, 1874, 1 leaf
Lynn Villenueve to Bob Billings, Feb. 26, 1992, regarding Billings family, 3 leaves

Photographs (photocopy) from album of William Moreland Billings, 36 leaves