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Descendants of Joseph Billiter and Elizabeth Filler fl Maryland Colony 1671-1687

Seventh Generation


68. Mary Billiter (Jonathon , Alexander , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born on 3 Apr 1807 in Salem, Stokes Co, North Carolina. She died on 13 Aug 1851 in Dexter, Dallas Co, Iowa from In childbirth.

Mary's marriage date and location, her children, and some details about her and Joseph are courtesy Ginger Riccio, 8/2012.

Mary married Joseph Green McPherson, son of Joseph McPherson and Abigail Piggott, on 30 May 1830 in Stokes Co, North Carolina. Joseph was born on 18 Jan 1799 in Stokes Co, North Carolina. He died on 17 Jun 1875 in Dexter, Dallas Co, Iowa. He was buried in Dexter Cem, Dexter, Dallas Co, Iowa.

Joseph's middle name is courtesy Ginger Riccio, 8/2012.

They had the following children.

  193 F i Cynthia Ann McPherson was born on 4 May 1832 in Stokes Co, North Carolina. She died on 23 Feb 1913 in Denver, Colorado.
        Cynthia married George David Webb.
        Cynthia also married Peter Simon.
  194 M ii Marquis Alexander McPherson was born on 10 Jun 1834 in Stokes Co, North Carolina. He died on 1 Apr 1914 in Linden, Watcom Co, Washington.
        Marquis married Rebecca E Combs.
  195 F iii Laura Ellen McPherson was born on 10 Sep 1836 in Stokes Co, North Carolina. She died on 8 Nov 1918 in Crete, Nebraska.
        Laura married Henry Carpenter.
  196 M iv Francis Marion McPherson was born on 4 Sep 1840 in Randolph Co, Indiana. He died on 26 Jan 1916 in Polk Co, Iowa.
        Francis married Losada Maulsby.
  197 F v Elizabeth S McPherson was born on 8 Aug 1843 in Randolph Co, Indiana. She died on 10 Feb 1853 in Randolph Co, Indiana.
  198 F vi Infant Girl McPherson was born on 9 Nov 1846 in Randolph Co, Indiana. She died on 9 Nov 1846 in Randolph Co, Indiana.
  199 M vii Allen Green McPherson was born on 6 Mar 1848 in Randolph Co, Indiana. He died on 6 Apr 1922 in Portland, Oregon.
        Allen married Mary Ann Wilburn-Maulsby.
        Allen also married Clerica Jane Harris "Clearacy".
  200 F viii Mary B McPherson was born on 13 Aug 1851 in Dexter, Dallas Co, Iowa. She died on 29 Aug 1851 in Dexter, Dallas Co, Iowa.

74. Jonathan D Billiter (Matthew , Alexander , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born on 17 Sep 1846 in Forsythe Co, North Carolina.

Civil War veteran: Co B, 3rd North Carolina Infantry.

Jonathan's information and that of his parents are mostly from "Portrait and biographical album of Sumner County, Kansas...", p 351, 1885 by Chapman Brothers.  The pointer is courtesy Ann Holladay, 2010.

Jonathan married Margaret E Benton, daughter of C L Benton and Mary Gentry, on 17 Nov 1869 in Jackson Co, Missouri. Margaret was born on 11 Aug 1844 in Tennessee.

They had the following children.

  201 M i John C Billiter died in 1879.
  202 M ii Edgar F Billiter.
  203 F iii Sarah Lutitia Billiter.
  204 M iv James Dawson Billiter.

75. Elijah Billiter (Mark , Zebediah , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born on 1 Dec 1811 in Stokes Co., North Carolina. He died on 8 Oct 1878 in Grant Co., Kentucky. He was buried in Elijah Bullitor Family Cemetery, Dry Ridge, Grant Co, Kentucky.

Elijah was a Baptist minister.

Elijah married Marilla Childress on 24 Jan 1833 in Dry Ridge, Grant Co, Kentucky. Marilla was born on 27 Apr 1809 in Pendleton Co, Kentucky. She died in 1873 in Grant Co, Kentucky.

They had the following children.

  205 F i Scythia Billiter was born on 22 Feb 1835. She died on 10 Oct 1845. She was buried in Baptist Cem, Dry Ridge, Kentucky.
  206 F ii Jane Billiter was born in 1839 in Grant Co, Kentucky. She died on 2 Sep 1853 in Grant Co, Kentucky.
+ 207 M iii John Wesley Billiter was born on 9 Oct 1841. He died in 1918.
  208 F iv Elizabeth Billiter was born in 1848 in Grant Co, Kentucky. She died on 23 Jan 1856 in Grant Co, Kentucky.

77. Penthus Billiter (Mark , Zebediah , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born on 12 Sep 1820 in Elkhart Co, Kentucky. He died on 6 Nov 1886 in Harlan, Shelby Co, Iowa. He was buried in Bowman Grove Cem, Shelby Co, Iowa.

Now on the 28th day of March A.D. 1864 came Penthus
    Billeter and filed his bond and moves the court that he be
    appointed administrator of the estate of Mark Billeter Deed
    and it appearing to the court that Marion Carlton formerly
    appointed administrator of said estate is now deceased - and
    it further appearing that the said Penthus Billeter is a
    suitable person to act as such Administrator and that the
    Bond filed by him is sufficient and also that Penthus Billeter
    has taken his oath to perform the duties of such
    Administrator as required by law. It is therefore ordered
    that the said Penthus Billeter be appointed Administrator of
    Estate of Mark Billeter, Deceased with full powers to
    Administer such estate as required by law. Witness by hand
    this 25th day of March, 1864. Samuel Moore.

    And now on this 13th day of June AD 1875 comes Penthus
    Billeter and makes this his report of the above estate.

Penthus Billeter is account with Mark Billeter Dec`d and
    Mary Billeter Widow of Dec`d to cash received of Charles
    Bingham 220.72
    Isiah Dungan 19.50
    Wm. Billeter 7.65
    Isiah Dungan account 10.50
    -----------
    $258.27

    By cash pd. for council 4.00
    "courts fee 2.00
    Cash paid Sarah Ann Dungan 19.50
    Wm. Billeter 19.50
    Mary " 19.00
    James " 19.00
    B.P. Butts 19.50
    Martin Billeter 19.00
    Joseph Billeter 19.00
    Elijah Husha 19.00
    P. Billeter 19.00
    5 per cent on moneys collected -----------
    $ 196,92

Penthus married Susannah Beauchamp in 1840 in Clay Co, Indiana. Susannah was born on 21 Dec 1819 in Indiana. She died on 14 May 1873 in Iowa.

They had the following children.

  209 M i John Billiter.
  210 F ii Susannah Billiter.
+ 211 F iii Sarah Ann Billiter was born on 13 Mar 1842. She died on 14 Oct 1921.
  212 F iv Maria Billiter was born in 1844 in Posey Twp, Clay Co, Indiana.
        Maria married J L Jarvis.
+ 213 M v William Henry "Henry" Billiter was born on 19 Jan 1850. He died on 15 Jun 1938.
  214 M vi Jackson Billiter was born on 25 Apr 1851 in Indiana. He died on 6 Feb 1943 in Los Angeles, California.
        Jackson married Haddie F. Haddie was born about 1857 in Iowa.
+ 215 M vii Levi Billiter was born on 3 Dec 1856.
+ 216 M viii Penthus Billiter was born on 9 Nov 1858. He died after 1930.

Penthus also married Nancy Miller on 20 May 1875. Nancy was born in 1835 in Indiana.

78. Eli Billiter (Mark , Zebediah , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born in 1821.

One genealogy shows additional children: Jackson (b 1851), Levi(b 1856) and Penthus(b 1859), which seem to duplicate children in Eli's brother Penthus' family.

Eli married Susannah.

They had the following children.

  217 M i Henry Billiter was born in 1861.
  218 M ii John Billiter was born in 1863.

79. James Billiter (Mark , Zebediah , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born in 1821 in Ohio. He died on 6 Feb 1879 in Elkhorn Precinct, Douglas Co, NE.

James mustered in the army 28 October 1862 with son
    Mark. James served as a Private in Co. A 2nd Nebr. Cav.
    age 45. 1856 Douglas Co. Elk Horn City: James was a
    farmer. There was 1 male over 21, 1 male over 16, and 1
    male under 16, 1 female over 16, 3 females under 16 in the
    household.
    James` estate records are in Omaha, Douglas County, NE.
    The estate from James Billeter drug on from 1879 when he
    died until 1912. Heirs were Frank Billeter of Des Moines,
    IA grandson and son of William Billeter, John W. Billeter of
    Fremont NE, grandson and son of Marks J. Billeter; Zylpha
    Billeter Tobler of Fremont, grandaughter and daughter of
    Marks; Laura Morris of Waterloo, NE, grandaughter and
    daughter of Mary Brown (Rebecca) Alice Billeter Creedon
    of So. Omaha duaghter; Ida Billeter Branton of Omaha,
    daughter. Judi did not have James daughter Ida Mae.
    Selia/Delia died before 1879. Another spelling for her name
    is Celia.

The petion of Marks J. Billeter who is of theage of twenty
    one years and upwards, of the County of Douglas
    respectfully shows: "That JAMES BILLETER late of Elk
    Horn Precinct in said county of Douglas departed this life in
    said precinct of Elk Horn on Thursday the 6th of February
    1879, leaving no last Will and Testament, as your petitioner
    is informed and verily believed that your petition is a son of
    said deceased.
    That said deceased was, at and immediately previous to his
    death,an inhabitant of said County of Douglas and that he
    possessed of both personal and real estate, situate and bing
    in the County of Douglas to be administered, and that the
    estimated value thereof is the sum of seven hundred dollars
    or thereabouts, as your petioner is informaed and verily
    believed. And you petioner further shows that the names
    and residence of the heirs at law of said deceased and other
    person interested in his estate, are as follows: WILLIAM
    BILLETER and MARKS J. BILLETER, sons of the
    deceased; and REBECCA ALICE BILLETER, and IDA
    MAY BILLETER, daughters of the deceased, all living in
    Elk Horn Precinct except IDA who lives in Valley Precinct,
    in Doulglas CO. Nebr. and MRS. MARY BROWN
    daughter of the deceased now in the hospital for the insane
    at Lincoln, Nebr.
    Your petioner therefore pray that all persons interestedin
    said estate may be duly cited as required by law, and as to
    this Court may seem proper, to show cause, if any there be,
    why Administration of said estate may not be granted to
    F.W. Corless as administrator and that such other an further
    order and proceedings may be had in the premises as may
    be required by the statutes in shuc case made and provided.
    Dated February 12, 1879, and signed by Marks J. Billeter

    Waterloo, Nebr. Feb. 16th 1879, taking charge of property
    and hogs at 25 cents per day, 1 horse $.25 a day. husking
    corn 9 days at$1.50 per day, furnished corn 40 days, for
    horse and hay all the time, Bill was $185.00 presented to the
    court, Signed BILLETER and MORRIS.

    Granting Administration-State of Nebr., Douglas Co., ; At
    County Court held at the County Court Room in and for said
    COunty on the 11th day of April 1879. Wm Batholomew,
    County Judge.
    In the Matter of the Estate of James Billeter. F.W. Corlis,
    administrator, ordered the six months be allowed for
    creditors to present their claims against said Estate for
    adjustment and allowance, and one year be allowed said
    administrator to settle up Estate, from the 17th day of April
    1879. And it is Further Ordered, That M.W.E. PURCHASE
    and JOHN MORRIS, disinterested persons of Douglas
    County, Nebraska be appointed appraisers of the Estate of
    said deceased.
    And it is Futher Ordered, That notice be given to the
    creditors of said Estate, to appear before me, at the County
    Court Room in said County on the 17th day of June 1879,on
    the 16th day of August 1879, and on the 17th day of
    Octover 1879 at 10 o`clock in the a.m.
    Signed by County Judge

Notice for Letters: State of Nebraska, County of Douglas,
    At a term of the County Court held in and for said County at
    the County Court Room, in the City of Omaha
    in said County, on the 17th day of April 1879. County Judge,
    William Bartholomew.
    In the matter of the estate of JAMES BILLETER. An
    order of this Court having been mad in said matter, on the
    22nd of March 1979. Assignining this 17th day of April
    1879. At the County Court Room in and for said COunty as
    the time and place fore hearing the petition of MARKS J.
    BILLETER.
    The administrator was F.W. Corliss and they published
    notice of thehearing in the Omaha Weekly Bee. It is
    ordered that upon the filing of the sid F.W. Corliss of a good
    and sufficient bond in the penal sum of Five hundred dollars,
    with one or more sureties, to be approved by this court said
    bond conditional according to law andupon taking the oath
    required by law. Letters of Administrtion be issued out of
    and under the seal of this Court, to the said F.W. Corliss, as
    admintistrator of the estate of said deceased.
    Witness my had, and the seal of said County Court, at
    Omaha this 17th day of April 1879.
    William Bartholomew, County Judge.
    _________________________________________________________________
    Funeral Costs: total $42.60, Feb. 8, 1879
    Paid by William Morris (an uncle to REBECCA MORRIS
    BILLETER)
    Coffin $25.00 Stock $55.25
    ALICE BILLETER $25.00 Physician Elwood $15.25
    BILLETER & MORRIS $53.00 Attorney $16.25
    Mortgage Chattel paid $79.95
    Then what they had sold was:
    Old Horse $75.00 Hogs$72.33
    Mowing Machine $5.00
    James bill at Purchase & Raber, dealers in : Dry Goods,
    Clothing, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes, Groceries and
    Provisions, Dried and Canned Fruits, Wood and Willow
    Ware, Crockery, Lumber, Lath, Lime, Doors, Sash, Blinds,
    Plasterer`s Hair and all kinds of Build Material. He had
    charges $40.55 then $40 was paid and charged $24.50 paid,
    and unreadable was charged and the balance due $16.05.
    Schedule of claims against the estate of JAMES
    BILLETER, deceased, adjudged by the County Court to be
    valid and subsiting: amount claimed, nature of claim, amount
    allowed, when allowed. Claimants: ALICE BILLETER
    $34.75 money paid out by her for the use of said JAMES
    BILLETER in his life time. WILLIAM MORRIS $ 42.50
    Funeral; Dr. A.B. Elwood, medical attendant. $15.25;
    BILLETER and MORRIS $55.25 work and care of stock;
    W.M. Koerner, Blacksmith $ 9.45; F.D. Cooper $78,95 note
    of Chattel Mortgage (promissary note)....
    _________________________________________________________________
    State of Nebraska, County of Douglas.
    At a session of the county court held in and for the County
    of Douglas at the County Court Room in the city of Omaha,
    on this August 16th, 18979.
    Present: Wm. Bartholomew, County Judge.
    In the matter of the estate of JAMES BILLETER,
    deceased. Be it remembered that on this day cause for
    hearing the above claims against said estate to be paid in full
    or pro Rate according to their respective priorities, as the
    circumstances of the estate will allow.
    Signed Wm. O. Bartholomew, County Judge
    Claim: of undivided one-half of one hundred and twenty
    acres of land to, JAMES BILLETER for four years,
    1875-$30.00;1876-$30.oo;1877-$30.00; 1878=$30. fo a total
    of $120... L.B> Butler being first duly sworn depose and
    say, that i am acquainted with the above describedpremises,
    that the same was occupied by above named JAMES
    BILLETER during his life per as above charged, That I
    during the four years named was the obligated owner of the
    undivided and ______ of the above described bond, that the
    above account is just and true and wholly unpaid and that
    this claim _____ _____ filed with the County Judge of
    Douglas CO. signed L.R. Butler
    _________________________________________________________________
    County Court of Douglas Co., Nebr
    In the matter of JAMES BILLETER, deceased, Petioner
    F.W. Corliss shows that of the 17th day of April 1879 he
    was duly appointed bysaid court administrator of the estate
    of JAMES BILLETER, deceased, and took upon himself
    the burden and office thereof: and that twelve months
    having elapsed since theappointment of your petioner as
    fore said he is desirous of having a settlement of his account
    this day filed and a decree of that settlement entered therein
    according to law.
    The names, ages, residence and relationship to deceased of
    the heirs at law, legatees and deserves of said deceased are
    as follows:
    FRANK BILLETER, over 21 of Des Moines, IA, grandson
    and son of William John W. Billeter over 21 of Fremont,
    NE, grandson and son of Marks J.;
    ZYLRHA BILLETER TOBLER over 21 of Fremont, NE
    grandaughter and daughter of MARKS J.;
    MAY BILLETER HENDERSON over 21 of Fairfax, S.D.
    grandaughter and daughter of MARKS J.
    JOSIE BILLETER STONER over 21, of Bloomfield, NE
    grandaughter and daughter of MARKS J.;
    KATIE BILLETER BRUNTON over 21 of Washington,
    NE, grandaughter and daughter of MARKS J.;
    LAURA MORRIS over 21 of Waterlood, NE, grandaughter
    and daughter of MARY BROWN;
    ALICE BILLETER CREEDON over 21 of South Omaha,
    NE daughter
    IDA BILLETER BRANTON over 21 of
    ____________daughter.
    Your petioner therefore prays this Court for a final
    settlement and allowanceof such account, and for a
    discharge from his trust, and that for these purposes, a time
    and place be fixed for examining, settling and allowing such
    account and such notice thereof ordered given as the law
    may require and as to the Court may deem proper.
    Dated December 5th 1912
    ________________________________________________________________

    In the Co. Court of Douglas County NE...in the matter of
    the Estate of JAMES BILLETER, Deceased.
    The undersigned, as administrator of said estate, hereby
    respectfully submits to the court the following report of his
    acts and doing from April 17th, 1879 to December 5th, 1912,
    inclusive.
    RECEIPTS 1880 Cash sale of horse $75.00
    Cash sale of hogs $72.33
    Cash sale of mowing
    machines $5.00
    ______
    Total $152.33
    The corn listed in the Inventory was fed to the hogs
    belonging to the estate; the other items of personal property
    listed in the Inventory were worthless. The real estate
    belonging to the estate of JAMES BILLETER, Deceased,
    was foreclosed and sold in the case of Creighton v. Billeter,
    et al. Doc."S" No. 100 District Court, Douglas Co. NE. The
    petition in said case being billed April 20,1880, the decree
    therein being entered July 9th, 1880, the land sold under said
    decree October 14th, 1880 and said sale confirmed October
    23rd, 1880.
    DISBURSEMENT
    The following disbursements were made during the years
    1879, 1880, 1881, and 1883 and are evidenced by vouchers
    on file.
    To BILLETER and MORRIS for taking care of and
    keeping stock $55.25
    To J. Crawford, Atty. fee 15.25
    To F.D. Cooper payment of chattell mortgage on all
    personal
    property of deceased. 79.95
    To ALICE BILLETER 27.80
    To WM MORRIS 34.00
    To Dr. A. Elwood 7.55
    To John A. Logan 4.45
    To J. Crawford 12.80
    To Miller & Richardson 2.80
    To Purchase A. Raber 6.00
    ________
    $263.80
    State of Ne, Co. of Douglas

    F.W. CORLISS being first duty sworn, says that he is the
    Administrator of the Estate of the said Deceased; that the
    foregoing account is in all respects, true and just; that it
    contains a full and true account of all the estate and of facts
    of the said deceased, that have come into
    ______possession of knowledge, or that have come into the
    possession of any other person for him,
    Signed, F.W. Coriliss on the 5th day of December, 1912
    _________________________________________________________________
    IN THE COURT OF DOUGLAS CO.NE
    In the matter of the Estate of JAMES BILLETER,
    Deceased
    Decree if Final Account
    Now on this 11th day of January, 1915, this cause came on
    to be heard on the petition of Fred W. Corliss, Administrator
    for a final settlement of the Estate of JAMES BILLETER,
    Deceased, on the final administration account of the
    administrator of said estate, and the evidence, and was
    submitted to the court. On consideration wher of, the court
    finds that said JAMES BILLETER died on the 6th day of
    February, 1879, That on the 24th of December,1912, F.W.
    Corliss, adminstrator of the estate of said JAMES
    BILLETER, deceased, filed in this court his final
    administation account as such adminstrator, and a petiton
    praying that the said account be settled and allowed; that
    said estate be closed as required by law; that he be
    discharged from his trust as such administator, and that for
    these purposes a time and place be assigned for hearing said petion and examining and settling said account, and that
    such notice be given thereof, as the law directs.
    That on the 24th day of December, 1912, an order of this
    court was entered assigning the elevnth day of January,
    1913 at nine o`clock a.m. at the County Court room of
    Douglas County, as the time and place for hearing said
    petition , and examining and settling said account, and
    requiring that notice of said hearing be given to all persons
    interested by publishing a notice thereof in the Western
    Laborer, a newpaper printed, and in general circulation in
    said county,two weeks successively prior to said day of
    hearing. That notice of said hearing has been duly given
    andpublished as required by said order of this court.
    That the final adminstrtion account is in all respects true and
    correct; that due notice to creditors has been given, that all
    funds and moneys belonging to said estate adminstratior on
    the claims allowed against said estate, and that said estate is insolvent.
    That the said JAMES BILLETER left surviving him at the
    time of his death as the only heirs at law,
    William Billeter, son
    Marks J. Billeter, son
    Rebecca Alice Billeter, commonly known as Alice Billeter,
    daughter
    IDA MAY BILLETER, daughter and
    MARY BILLETER BROWN, daughter.
    That at the time of death of said JAMES BILLETER, said
    daughters REBECCA ALICE BILLETER and IDA MAY
    BILLETER were unmarried; said IDA MAY BILLETER
    being at that time a minor about nine years of age;
    That said son WILLIAM BILLETER died as the Soldier`
    Home in Grand Island, NEbr., several years ago but long
    subsequent to the death of said JAMES BILLETER, that
    said WILLIAM BILLETER left surviving him as the only
    heirs at law, Frank Billeter, son; and CHARLES
    BILLETER, son; that said, CHARLES BILLETER died
    about five years ago, unmarried and without issue.That said
    FRANK BILLETER is at this time, the sole heir at law of
    said WILLIAM BILLETER;
    That at the time of the death of said JAMES BILLETER,
    his said son MARKS J. BILLETER was married, his wife`s
    name given name being Rebecca; that said MARKS J.
    BILLETER died at Kennard, Nebr. About twenty-one
    years go, and his said wife Rebecca died March 5th, 1912,
    that said MARKS J. BILLETER and wife REBECCA left
    them surviving as their heirs at law, JOHN W. BILLETER,
    son; ZYLPHA B. TOBLER, daughter; MAY BILLETER
    HENDERSON, daughter; JOSIE BILLETER
    STONER,daughter, and KATIE BILLETER BRUNSON,
    daughter, who are at this time the only heirs at law of said
    MARKS J. and REBECCA BILLETER.
    That IDA MAY BILLETER, daughter of said JAMES
    BILLETER, Deceased, now resides in the city of OMaha
    and siad daughter IDA MAY was not married until several
    years after the death of said JAMES BILLETER'
    That said REBECCA ALICE BILLETER, commonly
    known as ALICE BILLETER, now resides at South
    Omaha, and was married long, subsequnt to the death of
    said JAMES BILLETER, her married name being ALICE
    BILLETER CREEDON;
    Thatat the time of the death of said JAMES BILLETER, his
    daughter MARY BILLETER BROWN was married, her
    husband being FRED BROWN; that subsequent to the
    death of said JAMES BILLETER, said daughter MARY
    BROWN died at the Asylum for the Insane at Hastings,
    Nebr. And her husband FRED BROWN died at Elk City,
    Nebraska about the year 1890;that said MARY BROWN
    and her husband, left surviving as their heirs at law, a
    daughter named LAURA, now married and living at
    Waterloo Nebr. Her married name being Mrs. LAURA
    MORRIS; that at this time the heirs at law of said JAMES
    BILLETER, Deceased are;
    Frank Billeter, grandson
    John W. Billeter, grandson
    Zylpha Billeter Tobler, grandaughter
    May BIlleter Henderson, grandaughter
    Josie Billeter Stoner, grandaughter
    Kate Billeter Brunton, grandaughter
    Laura Billeter Morris, grandaughter
    Rebecca ALice Creedon, daughter
    Ida May Billeter Branton, daughter
    That all the personal property belonging to said estate, has
    been converted by said adminstrator into money, and said
    money appied on claims allowed against said estate as
    herein before found; that the real estate belonging to the
    estateof said JAMES BILLETER, deceased as listed and
    shown in the inventory herein, was foreclosed on Doc. "S"
    Number 100 District Court of Douglas Co. Nebr. the
    petition in said foreclosure case being filed April 20th 1880,
    the decree therein being entered July 8th 1880 and said sale
    confirmed on October 23rd 1880.
    That after compiling the record of this case, there will be
    due this court for costs of Administration, the sum of
    $10.25.
    Wherefore it is entered and adjudged by the court, that the
    final administration account is hereby settled, allowed, and
    approved as filed. That the administator pay said costs
    herein taxed at $10.25 that upon the payment of said costs
    under this decree, and upon the approval of the name bythis
    cour, the administrator be discharged.
    County Judge _______Cranfew

    NOTE: This summary of JAMES BILLETER`S Estate is
    only in part. Many of the pages are crumbling and not copy
    able. Even the papers we received were too blurry to read.

Sources:

  1.Title: 1860 Douglas County Nebraska Census
    Repository:
    Call Number:
    Media: Book
    Text: James Billeter
    Gene`s gr gr grandfather
  2.Title: Genforum- David Michael Gerth
    Text: I have a James Billeter in Indiana in 1842 from another
    source.
  3.Title: Marsha Bovey family sheets submitted Dec. 1986 Yates
    Publishing
    Text: James Billeter
  4.Title: Information from Georgia L. Lewis, 3746 Jefferson Ave.
    South Ogden, Utah, 84401
    Text: James, 1821
  5.Title: Nebraska Census
    Text: James Billeter b. Ohio
  6.Title: Marsha Bovey family sheets submitted Dec. 1986 Yates
    Publishing
    Text: James 1821
  7.Title: Information from Georgia L. Lewis, 3746 Jefferson Ave.
    South Ogden, Utah, 84401
    Text: 1821 in Warren County, Ohio
  8.Title: Genforum-Janet Josserand
    Page: e-mail dated 9-29-1999
    Text: James Billeter b. 1821 Warren or Butler County,OH
  9.Title: Genforum- Janette Josserand
    Text: d. 06, Feb.. 1879 Elkhorn Precinct, Douglas, Nebraska
 10.Title: Marsha Bovey family sheets submitted Dec. 1986 Yates
    Publishing
    Text: James-1821-1879
 11.Title: Nebraska Census
    Text: James Billeter, Farmer, Douglas Co. NE 42
 12.Title: Douglas County Census
    Page: 046
    Text: James Billeter, Neb., Douglas County, Elkhorn City Cooper
    and Farmer
 13.Title: Genforum- Janette Josserand
    Text: buried Douglas, Nebraska
 14.Title: Descendants of James BILLETER; sent by Sadonna Lewis
    and Joyce Luce
    Page: Page 1
    Text: There is no record as to where James is buried but it was probably the Old Elk City Cemetery. There was an orignal Elk City Cemetery whichis just across a small field to the south from the present cemetery. Supposedly this cemetery was started when the Mormons left Winter Quarters and headed for Utah. It is said that many died and were buried in an open trench. Early settlers were also buried there and the protection of the original cemetery was a battle for years, in the area. Until about 1884 when Moriris Purchase donated land for thepresent cemetery. Some of the remains were removed but by far not all. Having walked through the original cemetery area, no stones remain but there are depressed areas in the ground and evidence of planted flowers. There were pieces of broken stone but I am not sure if they were from tombstones. It is now occupied by cattle as far as I last knew and is definately private property.......Georgene Morris Sones... 15.Title: Genforum-Janette Josserand
    Page: E-mail date September 29, 1999 reply to me
    Text: occ. cooper/farmer. In Webster`s dictionary a cooper as an
    occupation first appeared in the 14th century. Definition: one that
    makes or repairs wooden casks or tubs.
 16.Title: Ancestry.com Database: American Civil War Soldier
    Repository:
    Call Number:
    Media: Book
    Text: Name: James Billeter
    State Served: Nebraska
    Enlist Date: 22 October 1862
    Enlist Rank: Private
    Enlist Age: 45
    Army: Union
 17.Title: E-mail from Georgene Morris Sones:GS1931 @ aol.com
    Page: Feb. 17, 2001
    Text: James Billeter did not leave a will. As I read the file there wasn`t enough money at one time to pay off all the bills. The settlement of the estate dragged on from 1879 to 1913.
    The `1913 settlement reads in part, "that supsequent to the death of said James Billeter, said Mary Brown died at the Asylum for the insane at Hastings, Nebraska and her husband Fred Brown died at Elk City, Nebraska about the year 1889; that said Mary Brown and her husband left then surviving as their heirs at law, a daughter named Laura, now married and living at Waterloo, Nebraska; her married name being Mrs. Laura Morris.
 18.Title: Genforum- Janette Josserand
    Text: m. 15 Sep. 1839 to Selia Beauchamp, VIgo, Indiana
    (widowed)
 19.Title: Descendants of James BILLETER; sent by Sadonna Lewis and Joyce Luce Page: Page 1
    Text: m. 15 Sept 1839 Selia/Delia BEAUCHAMP
 20.Title: Ancestry.com Indiana Marriages to 1850
    Text: Vigo County, Indiana Beuchamp, Selia married Billeter, James on 15 September 1839 in Vigo County, Indiana

James married Selia Beauchamp on 15 Sep 1839 in Vigo Co, Indiana. Selia was born in 1820 in South Carolina.

They had the following children.

+ 219 M i William J Billiter was born in 1840. He died after 1929.
+ 220 M ii Mark John Billiter was born in 1842. He died in 1891.
+ 221 F iii Mary E Billiter was born in 1844. She died before 1912.
  222 F iv Susan Billiter was born in 1846.
  223 F v Rebecca Alice Billiter was born in 1852. She died after 1912.
        Rebecca married Patrick J Creedon on 26 Nov 1888. Patrick was born about 1846.
  224 F vi Ida Mae Billiter was born about 1865. She died after 1912.
        Ida married Joseph Branton on 11 Dec 1893. Joseph was born about 1861.

80. William Billiter (Mark , Zebediah , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born in 1824 in Warren Co, Ohio. He died after 1885 in Harrison Co, Iowa.

William's family group and descendants are mostly courtesy Glenna and Arlo Henderson, via their Web site at http://www.oregontrail.net/~vernon/.

William married Mary Ann Wells, daughter of Levi Wells and Mahalia Caststed, on 9 Dec 1852 in Clay Co, Indiana. Mary was born on 3 Dec 1833 in Indiana. She died on 28 Nov 1915 in Milton, Umatilla Co, Oregon. She was buried on 30 Nov 1915 in Milton, Umatilla Co, Oregon.

They had the following children.

+ 225 F i Amanda Billiter was born on 6 Aug 1854. She died on 30 Dec 1922.
  226 M ii Harrison Billiter was born in 1857.
  227 F iii Mary A Billiter was born in 1860.
+ 228 M iv James Arthur Billiter was born in 1863.
  229 M v Edward Billiter was born in 1867 in Harrison Co, Iowa.
        Edward married Mary G Henderson on 22 Nov 1890 in Harrison Co, Iowa.
  230 M vi George H Billiter was born in 1871 in Harrison Co, Iowa.
  231 M vii Willard Billiter was born in 1875 in Harrison Co, Iowa.
  232 M viii Perry Billiter was born in 1877 in Harrison Co, Iowa.
  233 M ix Ira Billiter.

83. Pommenes Billiter (Mark , Zebediah , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born in 1828 in Ohio.

Pommenes married Nancy.

They had the following children.

  234 F i Rachel Billiter was born in 1849 in Posey Twp, Clay Co, Indiana.

84. Joseph Billiter (Mark , Zebediah , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born in 1829 in Warren Co, Ohio. He died in 1878.

Joseph married Phoebe McBride Graney in 1851.

They had the following children.

  235 M i Penthus Billiter was born in 1870 in Clay Co, Indiana.

89. Eliza Billiter (John P , Zebediah , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born on 14 Jan 1815 in North Carolina. She died on 16 Sep 1879 in Schuyler Co, Illinois. She was buried in McHatten Cem, Camden Twp, Schuyler Co, Illinois.

Courtesy Pat Clare: "... Eliza's existence; however, her burial next to John P. (d 9 Dec 1857 Schuyler IL) and Mary is a good clue. The fact that the John P. Billeter family came to Schuyler to live, where Eliza and William Hendrix settled, is another plus. Zebedee Billeter, b 1823 NC , lives there, (John Z in your records)."
In Green Co, TN for 1850 census, and the following are also Courtesy Pat Clare.
"(Eliza Billeter born 1815 per obituary) Bride: Eliza Bellitter Groom: William Hendrix Bond Date: 05 Jul 1840 County: Stokes Record #: 01 136 Bondsman: Little P Hendri Witness: R D Golding, Clerk of Court Bond #: 000139233 North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868"

Eliza married William F Hendrix, son of Nicholas Hendrix, on 5 Jul 1840 in Stokes Co, North Carolina. William was born on 28 Feb 1817. He died on 21 Nov 1891 in Schuyler Co, Illinois.

Marriage Notes:

Courtesy Pat Clare: marriage bond witnessed by Little P Hendrix, license 00046. Stokes, Co, NC.

Eliza and William had the following children.

+ 236 F i Henrietta Hendrix was born on 1 Jun 1843. She died on 29 Sep 1925.

Eliza also married Bonner.

They had the following children.

  237 M ii Thomas Hendrix was born about 1837 in Stokes Co, North Carolina.

90. Leannah Billiter (John P , Zebediah , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born in 1824 in Ohio.

"Widowed and in IL with Mary; 1860 census - Schuyler, IL". Courtesy Pat Clare

Leannah married Daniel Combs in Indiana.

They had the following children.

  238 F i Mary F Combs was born in 1842 in Indiana.

91. Parmeneo Furman Billiter (John P , Zebediah , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born on 8 Dec 1827 in Ohio. He died on 27 May 1899 in Chariton Co, Missouri.

Parmeneo married Nancy Catherine Yocum, daughter of Jonathan Yocum and Rachel Williams. Nancy was born on 22 Nov 1827 in Indiana. She died on 16 Feb 1908 in Chariton Co, Missouri.

They had the following children.

  239 F i Marilla "Mary" Billiter was born in 1852 in Mound Twp, McDonough Co, Illinois.
+ 240 F ii Ann Eliza Billiter was born in 1854.
+ 241 M iii Charles Rufus Billiter was born in 1856. He died in 1932.
  242 F iv Malinda Billiter was born about 1858 in Mound Twp, McDonough Co, Illinois.
        Malinda married Claude Pitts.
+ 243 M v Dr William John Billiter was born on 9 Mar 1865. He died on 26 Jan 1952.

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