Histories of the
Elijah R. Billingsley Family
Note: Print and copy these histories! No one knows how long this web page will last—10 years? 20 years? Paper has proved the most durable medium for preserving histories so far, so if we can get printouts in the file drawers of scattered family members, these stories are more likely to be there for our grandchildren. Putting them on floppies, CDs, etc., also increases the chance they will survive.
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- Benson Y. Parkinson, "Elijah Billingsley (1806–1888) and Family," May 2003; based on all the other histories and including quite a bit of original research.
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- PDF version. Formatted for printing (17 pages). Download this high-quality version for printing copies for your family or saving in your file cabinets (1.4 megabytes).
- Elijah R. Billingsley, "Genealogy of Elijah Billingsley," brief autobiographical sketch. From LDS Archives.
- Harry Alexander Davis, "Elijah R. Billingsley," The Billingsley Family (Billingsly, Billingslea) in America (Washington, D.C., 1936), 387–88; brief sketch. From Family History Library; transcript courtesy of Terry Allen. Note: This work has histories and descendancies of several of Elijah's ancestors and brothers and sisters.
- Norma Brown Billingsley Dallof, "Elijah Randolph Billingsley," brief sketch, with some questionable details. From FHL.
- Brigham Young, Letter to Horace S. Eldredge, 7 Mar. 1871 (excerpt), describing the evacuation of the Muddy Misson. (The Billingsleys were in Overton.)
- Ruby Henson Behrman Packer, "History of Jacob DeGraw and Sophia Dutton"; "History of Elijah Billingsley and Mary DeGraw," draft histories, about 10 pages each, with good information on Elijah and Mary. I believe Ruby will be publishing these for the family soon.
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- Ethel Adair Pope, "Miriam Billingsly Adair," 1967, several page sketch, including several passages and poems written by Miriam. Transcript courtesy of D. Calvin Andrus.
- Maud Bliss Allen, "Miriam Billingsley Adair," 2 page sketch, based on interviews with Miriam's son Jedediah Adair. Transcript courtesy of Sharon Adair Andrus.
- William Wallas Adair, "George Washington Adair," several page sketch of Miriam's husband by a son. Transcript courtesy of D. Calvin Andrus.
- "The Grasshopper War of 1855 and the Provo Sugar Miracle," Ensign, Feb. 1986, 60. Miriam and George took part in this incident in Provo's history. Transcript from LDS Ensign database (see Church website under Gospel Library).
- Notes on Campbell Billingsley, by Ben Parkinson and Len Evans.
- "The Life of Tabitha Louvina Billingsley [Hyde]," author and last page or pages missing. Transcript courtesy of Ruby Packer.
- Edna R. Stark, "Jane Elizabeth Thorpe Billingsley," Archibald's wife, with details of Archibald; 2-page PDF. From Terry Allen. Another version, from the DUP.
- Norma Brown Billingsley Dallof, "Martha Billingsley Fenn," 2-page PDF.
- Emma Jane Savage Jensen, "History of Thomas Fenn," 7-page PDF.
- The Helaman Pratt Family, web page devoted to Victoria, Helaman, and the rest of Helaman's family. Many pictures and histories.
- William Henry Stapley and Mary Ellen Billingsley, tanscript courtesy of Terry Allen.
If you have histories of Elijah Billingsley, his wives, or any member of their immediate family and would be willing to share them, or if you can offer help scanning or transcribing, please contact Ben Parkinson, webmaster.
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