- The Billingsley Family in America, pp 601-4
358 JOHN BIRDINE (9) BILLINGSLEY
(Jeptha 8, William 7, Samuel 6, James 5, William 3, John 2, Francis 1.) Born near Millport, Alabama 16 September 1844. He enlisted 28 April 1862 as Private I, 43d Alabama Infantry, C.S.A.; wounded at Drewry's Bluff 16 May 1864, in hospital 17 May 1864 and thigh amputated by Surgeon Hilliard of the 59th Alabama. On 20 July 1864 he applied for an artificial leg. No further record. He moved to Mississippi and located in Tishmingo County before 1870. He married in 1872 Nancy Lovina Lindsey, born in Alabama 21 September 1846, and believed to have been a widow Smith who had a daughter, Sally, b in 1868, at the time of this marriage. She was a daughter of Holland Lindsey, born South Carolina in 1808 and Sallie ----, born Tennessee in 1809. John B. Billingsley is listed in the census of 1880 with occupation of shoemaker, and was the enumerator for the 5th District of Tishmingo County. He became a minister in the Christian church and died at Marietta, Mississippi 3 September 1893, she survived him a few yuears and died in October 1895.
i Claudius Elliott: b 1873, m Millie Franks. He died in 1909 and she m (2) a Mr. Gresham, he was deceased prior to 1932, she survives and resides Wheeler, Miss.
ii Lilly Maria: b 1875, m Dr. J.S. Wheeler, she died in 1901.
iii Esther Odella: b 1877, m J. Luther Waters, reside San Benito, Tex.
v Jessie Melvina: b 1879, m T.M. Burns, reside Fort Smith, Ark.
v. Clarence Birdine: b 4 Apr. 1882. He states that after the death of his mother the orphans staid together on the farm, made crops and all went to school. He began teaching at 17 years of age and taught for 4 years, between sessions sold wire stretchers, fruit trees, and books; at 21 went to Macon, Ga. and graduated in book keeping and worked 8 months in Central of Georgia freight office. In 1903 he took a travelling position with P. F. Collier & Sons, and after 2 years, entered the medical school of the University of Tennessee, graduated M. D. in 1910. Practiced at Rienzi, Miss. for 3 years, moved to Cowlington, Okla. where he married 1 June 1916 Mary C. Harbour, b 1 Feb. 1899, youngest daughter of Dr. I. T. Harbour, of Cameron, IOkla. In 1924 took a post graduate course at Tulane University in Pediatrics and obstetrics. [there was more on him, but I didn't copy it.]
vi Florence May: b 1884, m Mark Millinix, reside San Benito, Tex.
vii Taxie Salena: b 1887, m prior to 1921 Rev. Glenn E. Green. He is pastor of the 4th & State Sts. Christian church, Little Rock, Ark.
viii Leo Wellington: b 1890, died 1892.