Titus Billings

24 Mar 1793 - 6 Feb 1866

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24 Mar 1793 - 6 Feb 1866
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Titus Billings

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Married: 16 Feb 1817
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Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States
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Interested in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Contributor: finnsh Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

The Tuttle family became interested in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after listening to the missionaries in Boston. In 1842, they migrated to Nauvoo, Illinois. After being taught by the missionaries again in Nauvoo, they were baptized on September 2, 1843. They were devout members of the Church. Mary Ann, her parents, and her sister, Martha Ann, received their endowments in the Nauvoo Temple on January 3, 1846. They were driven from Nauvoo by the mobs and her family was forced to flee across the Mississippi River on ice. The family stayed at Winter Quarters for two years before they were able to cross the Plains with the Brigham Young Company in 1848. In 1849, Mary Ann married Howard Egan. They lived a life of privation where they had to dig for roots, bulbs, gather greens, fish, and hunt for wild game. This marriage was dissolved by Brigham Young because of very disagreeable conditions between the two of them. They had a son which they named Hyrum William. As time passed, Mary Ann met Titus Billings and was married to him as a second wife. She lived in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, where three children were born to them. Titus lived with his other wife in Prove and did not visit Manti very often. She and her children went out in the fields to glean wheat to make their bread. This marriage also ended in divorce. Mary Ann found work in the homes of other people and taught school in Manti. She left Manti and went south to Richfield where her sister's family lived. When her divorce was finial she married Walter E Garner on November 28, 1866, as his second wife. It was dangerous because of the Indians, so the families moved back to Fountain Green where they lived for a few years. Then they moved to Salem. Mary Ann taught school in both towns. After her daughter, Emily, married and was settled, Mary Ann made her home with them. Mary Ann helped to raise Emily's children after Emily's death at age forty-five. from the Daughters of Utah Pioneers page 1059-1060 Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude

Interested in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Contributor: finnsh Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

The Tuttle family became interested in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after listening to the missionaries in Boston. In 1842, they migrated to Nauvoo, Illinois. After being taught by the missionaries again in Nauvoo, they were baptized on September 2, 1843. They were dfevout members of the Church. Mary Ann, her parents, and her sister, Martha Ann, received their endowments in the Nauvoo Temple on January 3, 1846. They were driven from Nauvoo by the mobs and her familly was forced to flee across the Mississippi River on ice. The family stayed at Winter Quarters for two years before they were able to cross the Plains with the Brigham Young Company in 1848. In 1849, Mary Ann married Howard Egan. They lived a life of privation where they had to dig for roots, bulbs, gather greens, fish, and hunt for wild game. This marriage was dissolved by Brigham Young because of very disagreeable conditions between the two of them. They had a son which they named Hyrum William. As time passed, Mary Ann met Titus Billings and was married to him as a second wife. She lived in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, where three children were born to them. Titus lived with his other wife in Prove and did not visit Manti very often. She and her children went out in the fields to glean wheat to make their bread. This marriage also ended in divorce. Mary Ann found work in the homes of other people and taught school in Manti. She left Manti and went south to Richfield where her sister's family lived. When her divorce was finial she married Walter E Garner on November 28, 1866, as his second wife. It was dangerous because of the Indians, so the families moved back to Fountain Green where they lived for a few years. Then they moved to Salem. Mary Ann taught school in both towns. After her daughter, Emily, married and was settled, Mary Ann made her home with them. Mary Ann helped to raise Emily's children after Emily's death at age forty-five. from the Daughters of Utah Pioneers page 1059-1060 Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude

Titus Billings from Wikipedia

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Titus Billings From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Titus Billings Titus Billings Large.jpg Second Counselor to the Bishop of the Church August 1, 1837 – May 27, 1840 Called by Edward Partridge End reason Honorably released at the death of Edward Partridge Personal details Born March 25, 1793 Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States Died February 6, 1866 (aged 72) Provo, Utah Territory, United States Resting place Provo City Cemetery 40.225°N 111.6444°W Spouse Mary Ann Tuttle Diantha Morley Children 13 Parents Ebeneezer Billings Esther Joyce Portal icon Biography portal Portal icon Latter-day Saints portal Titus Billings (March 25, 1793 – February 6, 1866) was an early convert to the Latter Day Saint movement. He served in several positions in the church and was a contemporary of Joseph Smith, and Brigham Young. Billings was a councilor in the first Bishopric of the Church to Edward Partridge. He participated in the Battle of Crooked River, and was a Colonel in the Nauvoo Legion. He participated in the Mormon migration as a Captain of Fifty in the second company, and was a notable settler of Manti, Utah. Contents 1 Early life 2 Cambellite commune 3 Early church membership 4 Mob persecution 5 Utah settlement 6 Polygamy 7 Death 8 Progeny 9 Notable descendants 10 References 11 External links Early life Titus was born in Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts on March 24, 1793.[1] He was the son of Ebeneezer Billings and Ester Joyce. One notable ancestor is Sir Thomas Billing, Chief Justice of the Kings Bench in England. Cambellite commune Titus and Diantha Morley Billings. On February 16, 1817 he married Diantha Morley. Diantha and her older brother Isaac Morley were members of Sidney Rigdon's congregation of Campbellites. This utopian group practiced communal principles, holding goods in common for the benefit of all of the members. They also held the belief, called Restorationism, that a purer form of Christianity should be restored using the early Christian church as a model. These beliefs would serve as a backdrop for Billings's membership in the "Church of Christ", as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was first called, including his future participation in the United Order. When Sidney Rigdon joined the fledgling Church of Christ he held a two-hour sermon explaining to his congregation why he was making the commitment. The next morning, November 15, 1830 he was baptized.[2] Upon calling for more converts, Titus Billings stepped forward and was the second person baptized in Kirtland, Ohio.[3] Early church membership In March 1831 Joseph Smith said he had received a revelation directing the Saints to impart of their land and money to the church.[4] In August 1831 Billings was commanded to sell the Morley Family farm and holdings in preparation to move to Independence Missouri.[5] On March 10, 1832 he was ordained an Elder by Thomas B Marsh.[6] While en route to Jackson County Missouri he met with Joseph Smith on "The Charleston" a steam packet in Louisville Kentucky. The Billings family arrived in Clay County Missouri in May.[7] While in Missouri, Billings participated in the United Order covenant which was made with Edward Partridge, the first Bishop of the Church. The United Order was short lived though, and anti-Mormon pressure at the time caused Billings to lose much of his property. While storing hay on a rented farm owned by then Governor Boggs, a mob burned 24 tons of the hay and later forced Billings out of Clay County.[8] In February 1835 Titus and Diantha were called to return to Kirtland to help finish the Kirtland temple. Titus was a stonemason, carpenter, and musician, while Diantha designed the original temple garments. In March, upon the temple’s completion, Diantha sang at the dedication services and Titus became a member of the School of the Prophets. The Billings family moved back to Missouri in 1837 and Titus was sustained as 2nd Councilor to Bishop Edward Partridge at the General Conference of the church in Far West.[9] He served in this calling until the death of Bishop Partridge in 1840. Mob persecution On October 25, 1838 Titus participated in the Battle of Crooked River, and as part of the aftermath was forced to flee from his home to Des Moines river. While fleeing the mob he suffered from lack of food for several days and frostbite on his feet . As a result of the battle, Governor Boggs signed the infamous Extermination order. Titus signed a petition documenting the losses of property during this time which were never recovered. Escaping the mobs, he and his family moved to what became known as Morleytown or Yelrome which is near modern day Lima, Illinois and is a short distance from Nauvoo, Illinois. In February 1841 the Nauvoo Legion was organized and Titus was made a Captain. By September, Billings was promoted to the rank of Colonel in the legion.[10] August 22, 1842 Billings was called on a mission to the New England states. Luman Andros Shurtliff was his companion. They returned in June 1843 after suffering much and having only small successes.[11] In September 1846, Isaac Morley's cooper shop was burned and the Billings family and all of the residents of Morleytown moved to Nauvoo. During this time Billings worked daily on the Nauvoo temple until its completion. However due to mob pressure, their stay was short lived and after the death of Joseph Smith the Billings family and the saints moved out of Nauvoo. In 1848 Titus was appointed as a Captain of Fifty in Heber C Kimball’s company of pioneers.[12] The company arrived in Salt Lake Valley in the winter of 1848. In February 1849 Titus is called to the Greater Salt Lake City Stake High Council.[13] Utah settlement Billings family pioneer home[14][15] After Ute Indian leader Walkara invited Church president Brigham Young to send colonists to the Sanpitch (now Sanpete) Valley in central Utah, Young dispatched Isaac Morley and other settlers including the Titus Billings family to what is now the present location of Manti, Utah.[16] Manti was incorporated by the Legislature in Salt Lake City, and the area was surveyed in 1851. Upon completion of the survey, the settlers left their temporary shelters at Temple Hill and moved to their city lots. Titus Billings and Jezreel Shomaker built the first houses, and were followed by others before the next winter.[17] The Billings home still stands at present. Titus lived in Manti and was a member of the Stake presidency there in 1851. Initially the native tribes of the area were friendly towards the settlers while still at war with one another. When one tribe had a victory over another, often the women and children of the opposing tribe were taken as slaves. Upon seeing the cruel treatment of the newly enslaved children, the pioneers would sometimes purchase the children from their captors to liberate them. Titus Billings purchased a young Indian girl and gave her to Diantha to raise as a daughter. Diantha named the girl Rose Billings. After a few years the pioneers were able to convince the tribes that the Great Spirit was displeased with them for their cruelty to prisoners and the practice gradually died out.[18] Polygamy On January 20, 1854 Titus married Mary Ann Tuttle as his second wife under the practice of polygamy. Mary Ann was the divorced ex-plural wife of Howard Egan. She bore four children with Titus before they too divorced. Mary Ann moved to Bicknell, Utah and remarried. However near the end of her life she was resealed to Titus and changed her name again to Billings as can be seen on her grave marker. Death Billings' grave in Provo, Utah In his later years, Titus moved to Provo Utah and died there at the age of 72. He is buried in the Provo Cemetery with his first wife Diantha.[19] Progeny Children from Diantha Morley Billings: Samuel Dwight Billings Thomas Billings Ebenezer Billings Emily Billings Martha Billings Alfred Nelson Billings George Pierce Billings Eunice Billings Titus Billings (Jr.) Children from Mary Ann Tuttle: Emily Billings Titus Billings (Jr.) Teresa Billings Alonzo Billings Notable descendants George Victor Billings, former Mayor of Duchesne, Utah and two term Utah State representative. Roger Billings, entrepreneur, inventor, and scientist. Lewis Billings, former Mayor of Provo, Utah. References Jump up ^ Price, F. Lynn. "Every Person in the Doctrine and Covenants" 1997 pg. 17 ISBN 0-88290-597-X, 9780882905976 Jump up ^ Rodney Stark, Roger Finke. "Acts of faith: explaining the human side of religion" 2000 pg. 132-133 ISBN 0-520-22202-4, ISBN 978-0-520-22202-1 Jump up ^ Price, F. Lynn. "Every Person in the Doctrine and Covenants" 1997 pg. 17 ISBN 0-88290-597-X, 9780882905976 Jump up ^ The Doctrine and Covenants, Covenant 48:1 Jump up ^ The Doctrine and Covenants, Covenant 63:39 Jump up ^ Pearson Harris Corbett. "Hyrum Smith, patriarch" 1963 Deseret Book Co. pg. 98 Jump up ^ Jenson, Andrew "The Historical record, Volumes 7-9" 1888 pg.403 Jump up ^ Johnson, Clark V. "Mormon redress petitions: documents of the 1833-1838 Missouri conflict" Volume 16 of Religious Studies Center monograph series 1992 pg. 139-140 ISBN 0-88494-850-1, ISBN 978-0-88494-850-6 Jump up ^ "The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star" 1852 pg. 449 Jump up ^ Wells, Junius F. "The Contributor: representing the Young men's and Young ladies' mutual improvement associations of the Latter-day saints", Volume 9 1888 pg. 47 Jump up ^ Shurtliff, Luman. Autobiography (1807-1847) "Biographical Sketch of the Life of Luman Andros Shurtliff," http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/LShurtliff.html Jump up ^ Jenson, Andrew "The Historical record, Volumes 7-9" 1888 pg. 902 Jump up ^ Jenson, Andrew "Church chronology: a record of important events pertaining to the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" 1886 pg. 34 Jump up ^ "Manti City Walking Tour" (pdf). Manti, Utah: Sanpete County Visitors' Bureau. Retrieved September 12, 2013. "#26. Titus Billings home, 301 n. 100e. built in 1860, this pioneer home is owned by Jim and Shannon Miller. it has been restored and is practically unaltered from the original building" - Building can be located here to verify location. Jump up ^ "Billings-Hougaard House". National Register of Histoic Places. National Park Service. 10/14/1980. Retrieved 16 September 2013. Jump up ^ Warrum, Noble "Utah since statehood: historical and biographical, Volume 1" 1919 pg. 520 Jump up ^ Lever W.H. "History of Sanpete and Emery counties, Utah : with sketches of cities, towns and villages, chronology of important events, records of Indian wars, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens" 1898 pg. 17 Jump up ^ Kimball, Solomon F. "Improvement era, Volume 11" 1908 pg. 738 Jump up ^ Jenson, Andrew "Church chronology: a record of important events pertaining to the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" 1886 pg. 70

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1793
Titus Billings was born on 24 Mar 1793
Titus Billings was 11 years old when The Lewis and Clark Expedition departs from Camp Dubois and begins its historic journey by traveling up the Missouri River. The Lewis and Clark Expedition from May 1804 to September 1806, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American expedition to cross the western portion of the United States. It began near St. Louis, made its way westward, and passed through the Continental Divide of the Americas to reach the Pacific coast. The Corps of Discovery was a selected group of US Army volunteers under the command of Captain Meriwether Lewis and his close friend Second Lieutenant William Clark.
Titus Billings was 26 years old when Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore. Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, FRS was a British statesman, Lieutenant-Governor of British Java (1811–1815) and Governor-General of Bencoolen (1817–1822), best known for his founding of Singapore and the British Malaya.
Titus Billings was 33 years old when The Erie Canal opens: Passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie. The Erie Canal is a canal in New York, United States that is part of the east–west, cross-state route of the New York State Canal System. Originally, it ran 363 miles (584 km) from where Albany meets the Hudson River to where Buffalo meets Lake Erie. It was built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. When completed in 1825, it was the second longest canal in the world and greatly affected the development and economy of New York, New York City, and the United States.
Titus Billings was 39 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
Titus Billings was 47 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
Titus Billings was 66 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
Titus Billings died on 6 Feb 1866 at the age of 72
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