Ensign Joseph Billings

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Ensign Joseph Billings, son of William Billings and Hannah Sterry, was born at Stonington, Connecticut, 28 January 1691/921 and baptized there the next day.1 He died at Preston, Connecticut, 9 April 1763.1

Joseph married (1) Comfort (…), whose parents are unknown (or untraced), in 1711;1 he married (2) Sarah Larrabee, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), after 1740.1,2

Ensign Joseph Billings was ensign in the Second Preston Company 8 May 1729, deputy from Preston 9 October 1729 and later, and justice of the peace for New London County in May 1740.

His will was dated 23 June 1762 and proved 10 May 1763. In it he names:
grandchildren Simeon, James, Ame, Sarah and Mary Rouse,
grandchildren Sarah, Comfort, Ame, Nathaniel, and Reuben Babcock,
grandson Nathan Billings,
wife Sarah,
son Joseph, executor.3

Family 1

Comfort (…) d. 6 Jul 1740
  • Amy Billings1 b. 18 Dec 1712, d. Jan 1787
  • Sarah Billings+1 b. 27 Dec 1714, d. 25 Feb 1794
  • Joseph Billings1 b. 17 Dec 1716, d. bef. 11 Dec 1797

Family 2

Sarah Larrabee
This person was last edited on16 Dec 2017


  1. [S1400] Creighton Spencer-Mounsey, "The Billings Family of Connecticut," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 81 (Apr 1927): 156-178, at 140, further cited as Spencer-Mounsey, "Billings Family of Connecticut."
  2. [S1401] Issues and Problems with the Billings Genealogy, online http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wdwrth/Billings/Issues.html, Mary Montagu French Moore: Questions on the family of Joseph Billings (1690-1763), accessed Nov 2009. Hereinafter cited as Billings Problems.
  3. [S1400] Spencer-Mounsey, "Billings Family of Connecticut," 134-137.