Family:Billing, Thomas (1712-?)

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Thomas Billing (Hannah4 Whitney, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Nathaniel and Hannah4 (Whitney) Billing,[1] was born 9 May 1712, Concord, MA.[2] His date and place of death are unknown.

He married, about 1731, Sarah (?Fay?).[3] If the identification of his wife is correct, she was daughter of Gershom and Mary (Brigham) Fay,[4] born 2 Oct 1710, Westborough, MA.[5] Her date and place of death are unknown.

Children of Thomas and Sarah (?Fay?) Billing:

i. Sarah Billing, b. 30 May 1732, Concord, MA;[6] m. Samuel Hayward.
ii. Jane Billing, b. 2 Jan 1734, Westborough, MA;[7] d. 9 Sep 1745, Westborough, MA.[8]
iii. Hannah Billing, b. 27 Feb 1736, Westborough, MA;[9] m.(1) Joseph Olds; m.(2) Paul Johnson.
iv. Mary Billing, b. 28 Jan 1739, Westborough, MA;[10] d. 9 Sep 1745, Westborough, MA.[11]
v. Nathaniel Billing, b. 20 Jan 1742, Westborough, MA;[12] d. 8 Sep 1745, Westborough, MA.[13]
vi. Silvanus Billing, b. 10 Feb 1745, Westborough, MA;[14] m. Keturah Fosgate.
vii. Artemus Billing, b. 5 May 1749, Westborough, MA;[15] d. 26 Aug 1775, Northborough, MA, age 26 years 3 months 10 days.[16]

References

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record.

2.^  Town of Concord, Concord, Massachusetts. Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Boston, MA: Todd, 1895).

3.^  That his wife was named Sarah is revealed by the record of birth of their children. That she was born about 1710 is an estimate based on the birth date of her oldest child and the age of her husband. Thomas's sister Hannah married Silas Fay, who had a sister Sarah Fay. Orlin P. Fay, Fay Genealogy: John Fay of Marlborough and His Descendants (Cleveland, 1898), p. 337, says that Sarah married Timothy Billings. The L.D.S. International Genealogical Index shows that this Sarah Fay married Thomas or Timothy Billing. I cannot find any Timothy Billing(s) who could have been her spouse. Putting these facts together, it seems that Sarah Fay married this Thomas Billing. Of course, this is not proof!

4.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record.

5.^  "Sarah [Fay], d. Gershum and Mary, [born] Oct. 2, 1710," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1908).

6.^  Concord Vital Records.

7.^  "Jane [Billings], d. Thomas and Sarah, [born] Jan. 2, 1734-5," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1903).

8.^  "Jane [Billing], d. Thomas and Sarah, [died] Sept. 15, 1745," according to Westborough Vital Records.

9.^  "Hannah [Billings], d. Thomas and Sarah, [born] Feb. 27, 1736-7," according to Westborough Vital Records.

10.^  "Mary [Billings], d. Thomas and Sarah, [born] Jan. 28, 1739-40," according to Westborough Vital Records.

11.^  "Mary [Billing], d. Thomas and Sarah, [died] Sept. 9, 1745," according to Westborough Vital Records.

12.^  "Nathaniel [Billing], s. Thomas and Sarah, [born] Jan. 20, 1742-3," according to Westborough Vital Records.

13.^  "Nathaniel [Billing], s. Thomas and Sarah, [died] Sept. 8, 1745," according to Westborough Vital Records.

14.^  "Silvanus [Billing], s. Thomas and Sarah, [born] Feb. 10, 1745-6," according to Westborough Vital Records.

15.^  "Artemus [Billing], s. Thomas and Sarah, [born] May 5, 1749," according to Westborough Vital Records.

16.^  "Artemas [Billings], [died] Aug. 26, 1775, a. 26 y. 3 m. 10 d. G.R.," according to Franklin P. Rice, Vital Records Of Northborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1850.


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