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Undergoing Serious Re-editing

Question:  Are the Bilyeus really descendants of Pierre Billiou?
                                       Documents and vital records now available online throw serious doubt on
                                       our "traditional" Billiou~Bilyeu genealogy reports connecting the Bilyeus
                                       of Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri with those of Staten Island, New York.


A Disclaimer:   I first delayed making this report public because of serious problems trying to prove a direct-line
from Pierre Billiou of Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, to my ancestor,John Bilyeu, who died 2
1 Jan 1853
in Richwoods Township, Miller County, Missouri.
  The dean of Bilyeu researchers, Edna Hazel McCullough Lowery, co-
author of
Our Bilyeus, is quoted as saying she believed the Bilyeus were all descended from Pierre, but the records just
don't exist to prove it. Even though most Bilyeu researchers agree that we trace to Pierre Billiou, a
consensus of opinion
is
not proof.

I was willing to accept a preponderance of the evidence, but  there wasn't enough serious evidence.   Hoping the added amount of documents and vital records available online might have some answers, I recently renewed my Bilyeu research, trying to prove once and for all, that we Bilyeus have a claim to Pierre.   I was amazed (shocked!) at what I found, as it  seems the early sources we quoted to prove a relationship, were often based on faulty research,  and the only descendants of Pierre1 that can be proven at this time are his son Isaac2, his grandson Peter3and--maybe--his great-grandson, Peter4, born ca.1730.  This report will start with what CAN be proven, cross some muddy ground, and resume with the proven Bilyeu brothers of Miller County, Missouri, who may or may not be the  great-great-grandsons
of Pierre Billiou.

       Please contact me.  if you have comments, questions, suggestions, or would like to work on this project.  
                                                                                                                      --Joanne Kartak,  June 2009 


Generation 1

The Immigrant Ancestor


1.  PIERRE1 BILLIOU  (JeanA, ThomasB) was born 1625 in Lille, Labasse, France1,2, and died Bef. 06 Jan 1701/02 in Staten Island, Richmond, NY.  He married (1) FRANCOISE DU BOIS3,4 02 May 1649 in Leyden, S. Holland, Netherland5,6, daughter of Chretien DuBois and Cornelia DuBoise.  She was born 17 Jun 1622 in Wicres, France7, and died Bef. 17 Jan 1694/95 in Staten Island, NY.  He married (2) Gerrtje Lamberts/Perriye Gerriage 17 Jan 1694/95 in Stanton Island.  She was born ca. 1655.

 
Early researchers believed Thomas Billiou of Artois in France was Pierre's father.  In the 1970s,  however, this was disproved by on-site research in Holland. Unfortunately, many researchers didn't keep up with the news as seen in this article published in 1986.
 
 "Thomas Billiou (Bilyeu) in late 16OOs had moved from Artois in France to Holland 
   because of religious persecution of the Huguenots.  His son [sic]Pierre with his wife    
   Francoise DuBois
and children, together with other Walloons left Holland in 1661 for
   New Amsterdam where they
arrived  in August. "     
                              --White River Valley Historical Quarterly, Vol 9, No 3, Spring 1986


   
In September 1973, the documents found in Holland clearly showed that Thomas was NOT the father of Pierre. 

Pierre Billiou, His Marriage Date and His Father, by Almerican R. Boileau,
San Diego, CA., (November 1973) is a four page research paper on file at the
DAR Library in Washington, D.C.; filed with 5 or so volumes of material pub-
lished by the DuBois Family Association under the heading Chretein Du Bois
Family.  Mr. Boileau visited the Archives of Leiden, Holland in September 1973,
and examined the marriage records of Pierre Billiou and Francoise DuBoys. The
records he saw there were the church records of the publication of the banns and
the records of marriages. Mr. Boileau's words: "At the publication of the banns
on
9 April 1649, Pierre was sponsored by his father, 'Jeacq Biljouw.'"



As Huguenots, Pierre and his family found life in Holland increasingly difficult, and they
made preparations to immigrate to America.  
     
         Left Amsterdam 9 May 166110
         On the DE ST. JAN BAPTIST (St. John the Baptist)
         Arrived at New Amsterdam 06 August, 1661
         Captain Jan Bergen

 From the passenger list: 
 Pieter Bielliou (Pays de vaud)*, wife & 4 children 9, 7, 6, 2

      *Walslant/walloon Country, now southern Belgium and northern France.
        See Revised   History of Harlem, James Riker, (c) 1904, page 184

The "Bielliou" children  who accompanied their parents were: Martha, Catherine, Francoise and Christienne. Passenger records make no mention of a baby--Isaac-- born at sea.  Marie, who was baptized in March of 1650, would have been 11, and was not with the family when they immigrated.  She accompanied  her Du Bois relatives when they immigrated the year before. 

A close friend, Walraven Luten, his wife and infant child, immigrated with the Biellious.

 "After settling his family temporarily, Pierre led 18 other men over to Staten Island
to see if they could establish a permanent settlement there.  Previously, others had
f
ound the Native Americans on the island discouraging of settlers, but Pierre was able
to befriend them in a positive way, and a permanent settlement was begun."  
           
1661- Pierre Billiou and Walraven Luten set up the first permanent settlement on the
south shore of Staten Island.  French settlers seeking religious freedom soon followed. 
A goverment began to be formed. --www.rajhomes.com/si history.htm



In 1661(Aug. 22, 1661) Pierre BILLEAU.... a Walloon, and others (thirteen) petitioned
to be allowed to live on Staten Island. Their petition was granted and the first permanent settlement was made at Old Dorp, the site now occupied by St. Mary's Cemetery inland
from Arrochar. A survey of the property in New Lots of the Old Town (later Garretsons
and now Dongan Hills) was made April 4, 1685 for Capt. Thomas Stillwell under order of
Gov. Thomas Dongan: 15 acres of land in the New Lots at the Old Town in the County
of Richmond, a part of which was formerly granted to Peter BELEW (BILLEAU) by the
Dutch and confirmed Sept. 20, 1677 to Thomas Stillwell by Gov. Andros beginning on the west side of a run in the valley by the side of Iron Hill, bounded by land of Hans Cristophel on the southwest and by the highway on the northwest.
                                                          --
Pre-Revolutionary Dutch Houses, pg 149-151

BILLOU BALYOU or BALJOU PIETER a Frenchman who with other recently arrived immigrants applied Aug 22 1663 for land on SI as per p 227 of Cal of Dutch Man Bought
Sept 12 1670 of Cornelis Van Ruyven
a farm on the E side of the road in Flh lying between the farms of Jan Hansen Van Noostrand and Adn Lammertse with plain and salt meadow land as per p 87 of Lib C of Flh rec June 5 1674 he also bought of Cor Van Ruyven 26
morgens with plain and meadow land in Flh between land of Do Johannes Megapolensis
and that of Teunis Nyssen Denyse patented by Director Stuyvesant to Evert Duyckingh
Van Borchem as per p 37 of Lib A of Flh rec See Pieter Bellew
                                    --
Early Settlers of Kings Co.,  Long Is.,N.Y., by Teunis G. Bergen


             Historic Markers in  Richmond County, NY      
 
                                  OLD TOWN
                  FIRST PERMANENT SETTLEMENT
                   MADE ON STATEN ISLAND 1661
                    BY PIERRE BILLIOU & OTHERS
                       WITH PERMISSION OF THE
                     DUTCH WEST INDIA COMPANY

                 Location: On the corner of Old Town Road

                                                   ***
                            Memorial Pillar Inscription
                            Church of the Huguenots,
                                 Staten Island, N. Y.

    Sacred to the memory of PIERRE BILLIOU and of FRANCOISE DUBOIS,
 both of Artois, who were married in the Walloon Church Leyden April 20, 1649,
    and emigrated to the New Netherlands May 9th, 1661, and of their daughter
MARIE BILLIOU, who married at Wiltwyck, June 3, 1670, ARENDT JANSEN PRALL,
                 who died on Staten Island 1725. May they rest in Peace.

                                                             ***
The Church of the Huguenots was organized in 1849 in Bloomingview (now Huguenot).
Two years later the little brown church, as it was known, was built on the property given
by the
Hon. Benjamin P. Prall who was a direct descendant of Pierre Billiou, leader of
the 1661 settlement.
This little church stood until 1918 when sparks from a train engine
set fire to the roof. The present
church was erected in 1924 and is known as the Huguenot
Reformed Church.  In 1924 it was
dedicated as a national memorial to the Huguenot settlers
of our country. Memorial pillars and
  windows in the church commemorate Pierre Billiou and
other early settlers of Staten Island
    --History of Stanton Island

                                                     
The following is taken from a letter to "Billiou Descendants" from A. Combs,
June, 6, 1997 and a letter to, "Friends of the Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House,"
from the
Staten Island Historical Society, May 3, 1999.  

    "The house is modest and unimposing, a mix of additions added  to accommodate growing needs of several generations, with the major portions being built in 1661, c.1680 (Stillwell portion), and 1760,1790, and 1830 (the Perine portions).. billiouhouseThe  resulting three chimneys seem more than the house needs, and the middle one   stands much higher than the others. The Bilyeu portion of the house sits at the rear and consists of a single main-floor room with a steeply pitched roof that provides the space for an attic accessed by narrow steps.  Although closed to the public, one can view the  house by appointment.   A family lives in the Stillwell portion to keep the property looking lived in and to have a caretaker on-site.

Restoration that began in 1943 has continued off and on through the years.   A  Bilyeu Family fund raiser was begun early in 1999 to help in restoration of work on the windows in the oldest  part of  the house and to seek a solution to the rising damp in the stone walls which are contributing to the structure's deterioration."

The house is currently the oldest house still standing on Staten Island, and the third oldest in NY State.  Known as the Perine House, or the  Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House, it's located at 1476 Richmond Road, Staten Island and is owned and maintained by the Staten Island Historical Society.


       1664 -  England claimed all Dutch properties and Staten Island became one of three divisions in the shire of Yorkshire. Nicholas Stillwell was elected Constable with the power to determine civil matters under ye value of five pounds. Above that amount there was recourse to the court across the water at Gravesend. Oude Dorp became Dover. Governor Francis Lovelace replaced Nicholls in 1668 and negotiated a final purchase of Staten Island from the Indians. Then, again, in 1673, for fifteen months, the Dutch recaptured New York, long enough for Pierre Billiou to be appointed Schout Scheppen (Sheriff and Magistrate) and to embroil himself in disagreements with his neighbors (Smith, 23).


1670 -  Nicholas Stillwell won a suit he brought against Pierre Billiou for title to land purchased from Pierre Billiou. Pierre was also sued by Thomas Carle, for several abuses done him.
This same year, charges of a different type were brought by Ann Stillwell, Martha Billiou's mother-in-law, who claimed Pierre had assaulted and abused her son and daughter. The court ruled that if either family committed said offenses again, the first guilty party would be severely fined. --Terry Prall.

12 September:  Pierre purchased land at Flatbush, Long Island.

25 August:  Pierre elected Schout and Schepen of Staten Island.1674 -   While serving as schout and schepen, Pierre apparently antagonized some of his fellow citizens.  Charges were brought and a hearing held. On March 2nd,  Pierre was still schout, but others had been appointed. 5 June: Pierre purchased additional land at Flatbush, Long Island. About 1675 , the Billious were joined on Staten Island by their eldest daughter, Marie, and her family.  Marie had married ArentJansen Prall inKingston  in 1670. The couple had two children, Peter and Maria, at the time of the move."   --Terry Prall.


Before his death, Pierre had acquired land at Great Kills, Oude Dorp, and Fresh Kills on
Staten Island; 60 acress in Elizabeth Town, New Jersey [15 March 1677]; 60 acres in
Piscatawasy, New Jersey [3 Feb 1678]; Bridgewater Twp. [1678]; Blue Hill, Plainfield,
and Raritan/Somerville in Somerset Co., New Jersey.

More About PIERRE BILLIOU:
Home: 1662, Built a house on Staten Island, NY8
Immigration: Bet. 09 May - 06 Aug 1661.  Some researchers report Pierre spent at least 12 years
in Netherlands and England before leaving for America on ship St John Bapatiste from Walslant, Netherlands.9
Immigration to US: Aug 166110
Will (proven): 06 Jan 1701/02
Will written: 11 Sep 1699



                                        Notes for Francoise Du Bois

The American Descendants of Chrestien DuBois of Wicres, France, by William Heidgerd,
Part One (New Paltz, New York: DuBois Family Association, 1968):
Pierre's wife, Francoise, was the daughter of  Chretien Du Bois,  a prosperous middle class
 linen merchant and devout protestant from the village of Wicres, outside of Lille. Chretien was
the father of five children: Francoise (b.1622), Anne (b.1624), Louis (1626-1696), Jacques (1628-1676) and another son, name unknown.   


Resentful of high taxes and fearful of religious persecution, Francoise and [her brother] Jacques
Du Bois,  left Wicres and settled in Leyden, Holland. Meanwhile, their brother Louis along with other Huguenot refugees moved to Mannheim, Germany (near Heidelberg) on the Rhine River. This area was called die Pfalz (hence the origin later of the village name of New Paltz).  While in Germany, Louis DuBois married another French Huguenot, Catherine Blanchan in 1655. They emigrated to America in 1660 and traveled ninety miles up the Hudson River to a small community in the Kingston - Hurley area where he obtained a land grant in 1663. Francoise, and her husband Pierre Billiou
also emigrated in 1660, settling in Staten Island, NY. Fourteen years later Jacques and his wife, Pierrone Bentyn arrived in Kingston.


        For more, see   DuBois Family History and DuBois/Blanchan Family 

Note:  Mr. Heidgerd warns of a fake genealogy claiming falsely that Chretian DuBois was of royal blood.  For details, see James Pylant's article, Watch Out for Fake Family Trees

Francoise died sometime before 1695.  

On 17 January, 1695/96, Gerritje Spidgelaer published bans that she was about to marry Pierre
Billiou.  Gerritje was the widow of Jan Spiegelaer of Flatbush and she entered into an antenuptial agreement with Peter Billiou on January 17, 1695/6 indicating their intention to marry.  They were married on the 19th.  
The antenuptial agreement is confirmed in Pierre Billiou's will, but it is clearly distinguishable from the will. It is recorded in a Book of Patents and Deeds. She signed as Gerretye spiegelaers. He signed as peter billiou.  --Courtesy of Terry Prall

Like the name "Billiou",
Gerritje's name was often mispelled or entered incorrectly into documents.  and appears differently in her marriage license than it does in the antenuptial agreement.  

On 15 September, 1701, a Peter Billious was licensed to marry Maria Braun.  In his book on
the Stillwell family, John E. Stillwell, M.D., suggests this was Pierre, and he was about to marry
for the third time, as Goertje died between the time Pierre wrote  his will (1699) and 1701.  The
exact date of Pierre's death is unknown.  His will  was proven in New York on  6 January 1702.  



The Will of Pierre Billiou
 Written September 1, 1699
Proven in New York, January 6, 1702

                                           (Abstract based on two transcriptions,
                                                  one by E. G. Van Name.)


I Pierre Billiou, of the County of Richmond in the Province of New York, yeoman...

Item: I do give unto (my) welbeloved wife GERRITJE BILJOU [One transcription has "Perriye Gerriage".]
  Ten (10) pounds  and also the sume of 15 pounds per annum during
her natural life as per antenuptial contract I did engage to her.  And my Will and pleasure
is that before any diviaion bee made of my Estate (my
Executora) Shall give in Sufficient Security to pay the same yearly and every year during her natural life afore said.

Item: I do give unto my welbeloved Wife Gerritje Biljou aforesaid during her natural life and for her use all  my-household Stuffe & furniture, none excepted, of my house belonging or thereto apurtening.

Item: I Give and bequeath unto my Eldest son ISAAC BILJOU the Sume of Twenty ffive pounds currant Money for this Province and his birthtight.

Item: I Give and bequeath unto the Two Childreu of my Son JACOB BILJOU Deceased the Sume of  fifety Pounds to each of them, I having Sufficiently done for their father in his life time.

Item: I Give and bequeath unto the four Sons of my Daughter CATHARIN Lawfully begotten by RICHARD CURTIS  a Certain Tract of land adjoining to Daniel Lake... being 84 acres +/- ... to be equally divided or sold amongst them.

Item: I Haveing Payd the mortgage [to the sum of 120 pounds] on land [in Richmond] belonging to NICHOLAS LARZILLIERE deceased, late the husband of my Daughter FFRAMCOISE [now married to John Morgan],  (and) whereby all the Interest, Title, claime has devolved upon my Selfe... and Whereas NICHOLAS  the Son and heir of the said Nicholas Larzilliere is heir at Law to the Estate of his Said Father (it is) My will and pleasure  that my Said Daughter shall enjoy the benefit of the Said Morgage untill  her Said Son shall bee of age and take possession of Said Land and then the Said Nicholas his heires or Executors shall well and truely pay or cause to be made the Said Sume of One hundred and Twenty ffive pounds in equall Proportions unto the Children of my said Daughter his Mother without any distinction whether they be begotten of his Own father or of John Morgan, I thinking that he is Sufficiently Provided for by his father throh my Means And my Will and pleasure is that my Said Daughter ffrancoise shall have the income of the portions of her Children untill they bee Severally of age or Marryed.

Item: My Debts...and the aforesaid Legacyes being payd and the yearly pension of my Wife Secured... I do (declare) the  remainder of my Estate  to be equally divided (equally)
One quarter part to my Son ISAAC BILJOU or to his children in case of his Decease,
One quarter part to the Seaven Children of my Daughter MARIE  the late wife of ARENT PRAEL or their heires; One Quarter part to MARTHA the Wife of Thomas Stillwell or to her Children in case of her Decease, And One quarter part to CHRETIENNE- the Wife of Abraham Marlet or to her Children in case of her Deacease ... but with this express condition that before any Dividend be made of my Estate...they shall give Security to my Said Wife Gerrit to pay or cause to be payd unto her yearly and every Year the sume of ffiveteen Pounds Currant Money of this Province as by this my last Will & Testam't I have given & Bequeathed unto her during her natural life.

Item: Whereas  I have given unto my Wife GERRITJE BILJOU all my household Stuffe & furniture belonging to my Howse during her natural  life, (it is my will) that after her decease what is left of same shall bee equally shared and Divided...That is to Say 1/7th part to my Son ISAAC Biyou or his Children in his Stead; 1/7th to the Children of my Son JACOB BILJOU deceased; 1/7th to the Children of my Daughter MARIE deceased Lawfully begotten by Arent Prael; 1/7th to the Children of my daughter CATHARIN Deceased [and] Richard Curtis;
1/7th to CHRETIENNE the Wife of Abraham Marlet or her Children in her Stead; and 1/7th to FFRANCOYS (now) wife of John Morgan or to her Children in her Stead.

Lastly: I do hereby appoint my Trusty & Welbeloved friends Abraham Gouverneur Esq. of the City of New York, Jacques Pouillon of the County of Richmond, Esq.. & Jasper Nissepat of the City of New York. Merch't. or the Survivors of them to bee the only Executors of this my last Will & Testament, giving & hereby granting unto my Said Executors or the survivors of them the full & Soul just & ample Powers as all Executors by the Law doth appurtain & belong.

In testimony whereof the said Peter Biljou hath hereunto set his hand & Seale in New York this 11th Day of Sept. in the Elleventh Year of his Ma'ties Reigne 1699.

Signed Sealed ~ Published in the presence
of (being in two sheets of paper)
Nicolaa Jamain
Drner Ceratt
Jacob Thibou

PIERRE BILLIOU (Seal)


Proved in New York, 6 January 1702.  Liber 7:79   WNYHS I:358.

 


   
Children of PIERRE Billiou and Francoise Du Bois are:
+    2    i.    Marie2 Billiou, born Bef. 03 Mar 1649/50 in Naaren, Holland; died Bef. 1699, Staten Is, NY.
                       Named in father's will:  
". . . to the Seaven Children of my Daughter Marie."

+    3    ii.    Martha Billiou, born Bef. 08 Feb 1651/52 in Leyden; died  23 Oct 1736, New Rochelle,NY.
                      Named in father's will:  
". . .to Martha the Wife of Thomas Stillwell."

      4    iii.   Catherine Billiou, born 1654 in Leyden; died 1733.  She married Richard Curtis.
Named in father's will:  " I leave to the four sons of my daughter Catherine, by her husband, Richard Curtis, a certin tract of land...in the County of Richmond, being
84 acres to be equally divided."

    5    iv.    Francoise Billiou, born 1655 in Leyden; died 1706 in Staten Island, NY. She married
                   (1) Nicholas Largillier/Lazelere ca. 1680 in Richmond Co. NY; he died 11 Sep 1699,
                   
(2) John Morgan.
Francoise and Nicholas had four children.
Named in her father's will:  "...my daughter Frances."
In his will, Pierre leaves the title of land belonging
previously to Frances' 1st husband Nicholas
Largeller,  to Marie's son, Nicholas Largeller, Jr.

    6    v.     Christina Billiou, born Oct 1658 in Leyden; died Bef. 1701. She married Abraham Marlet.
                   Named in father's will:  
" to Chretienne- the Wife of Abraham Marlet
                   or to her Children in case of her Deacease."

+  7    vi.     ISAAC Billau/Billiou, born Bef. 06 Aug 1661 in At sea between Leyden and America;
                   died 01 Sep 1708 in Staten Island, Richmond, NY. Named in father's will:
                    "To my oldest son, Isaac..."

      8    vii.    Jacob Billiou11, born 1663 in Staten Island, NY; died 1694.  He married Margaret
                    Larzelere12;  born 1676; died 1736. Named in father's will, "I leave to the two children
                    of son Jacob, deceased..."


    9    viii.    Peter Billiou, born 06 Jun 1666 in Staten Island, NY.
                   1668, June 6, Nicholas Stillwell with his wife Annetie, were sponsors for Pieter, the
                    child of Pieter Belou and Francyn de Bou [Du Bois] of Staten Island, at the baptism which
                    took place in the Dutch Churcn in New York. --DuBois Family History
                    Not named in father's will.

    10    ix.    John Billiou, born 1668; died Bef. 1701.  Not named in father's will.

Note:  The archives of Leyden include mention of a child of Pieter Biljoen who was buried
          17 June 1656.  There was speculation that it was either Marie or Martha, who were
          baptized in Leyden, but both of these children grew to adulthood.




Generation No. 2

    2.  Marie2 Billiou (PIERRE1, JeanA, ThomasB) was born Bef. 03 Mar 1649/50 in Naaren, Holland, and died Bef. 1699 in Staten Is, NY.  She married Arendt Jansen Prall13 1670 in First Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster Co.,NY14,15.  He was born 1646 in Nardy, France, and died 1725 in Staten Island, NY.

Notes for Marie Billiou:
Marie was baptized 6 March 1649/50 in the Walloon church at Leyden; "godparents Pierre Bocquet, Chrestienne Rousse et Catherine le Bateur." --Archives of Leiden, Netherlands; courtesy of the DuBois Family Association.

Most researchers believe Marie immigrated with her uncle, Louis Du Bois, in 1660, the year before her parents and 4 siblings.  She continued to live with Louis in Kingston, until after she was married, joining her parents on Staten Island after the birth of her first two children were born. It was Louis
who acted as her legal guardian at the time of her marriage.

Terry Prall:
The connection between Pierre and Marie is based on several sources.
[1] Marie's father was named in her baptismal record
[2] When Marie and Arent married in Kingston in 1670, her uncle, Louis DuBois
     granted permission for the union.
[3] After the first two kids were born, Arent and Marie moved to Staten Island.
[4] Pierre named Arent as father of his grandchildren in his will: "The children
     of my daughter Maria, deceased."


More About Marie Billiou:
Baptism: 03 Mar 1649/50, Walloon Church, Leyden16
Spouse: 03 Jun 1670, Kingston, NY to Arnewt Jansen Prall
   
Child of Marie Billiou and Arendt Prall is:
 11    i.    Peter3 Prall, born 1672.




    3.  Martha2 Billiou 
(PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was baptized  08 Feb 1651/52 in Leyden, and died ca. 23 Oct 1736 in New Rochelle, NY.  She married Thomas Stilwell 08 Jan 1669/70 in Gravesend17.  He was born 09 Jul 1651 in Baptism at New Amsterdam18, and died ca. 1704.   They had 4 children.

Notes for Martha Billiou:
Martha was baptized 8 Feb 1652 in the Walloon Church;  godparents Noe Martin,
Albert du Boys, Anne Boquet, Anne Odeene.

Thomas and Martha Stillwell acquired land on Staten Island on 29 June 1677 from Pierre Billiou.


Capt. Thomas' STILLWELL19, bap. July 9, 1651 at New Amsterdam d. 1704-05,
married at Gravesend Jan. 8, 1670 Martha BILLEAU, bap. Feb. 8, 1652 at
Leyden, daughter of Pierre BILLEAU and Francois DU BOIS.  They settled
on her father's land in the New Lots of the Old Town and probably built
the oldest part of the present house about 1680.  Thomas STILLWELL was
an important man on the Island, constable, sheriff, magistrate, captain
of the militia, and member of the Colonial Assembly. --John E. Stillwell, MD
   
Child of Martha Billiou and Thomas Stilwell is:
    12    i.    Ann3 Stilwell, died 1753 in Bucks Co., Pa,.  She married her cousin, Jacob Billiou,
                 s/o of Isaac and Ida Billiou. He was born 1685 in Staten Island, NY; died 1747
                 in Philadelphia, Pa.  (See more under section about #13. Jacob Billiou.)

Will of Ann Belew of Bucks Co., Pa., widow, dated 6-20-1748, pr.
3-7-1753, names her daughter, Martha McClean as sole heiress and
executrix. William Brittain was a witness to both wills.



    7.  ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou (PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born Bef. 06 Aug 1661, at sea between Leyden and America, and died 01 Sep 1708 in Staten Island, Richmond, NY.  He married Ida Sueberingh 02 Nov 1684 in Bergen, NJ20, daughter of Jan Sueberingh and Adriana Polhemus.  She was born 02 Nov 1664 in Stanton Is., and died Aft. 1708.  (
Isaac's birth at sea is mentioned in his marriage record.)  

Ida Suebering was listed as living at Midwout, Long Island at the time of her marriage.
A certificate of transfer to Staten Island Church is dated 25 Nov 1684. (Unverified.)
   
                    Bergen DRC Marriages - 1666-1788  Holland Society Yearbook 1914
1684 25 Nov; Isaac Billau, ym, born at sea; Ida Sueberingh, yd fr Midwout, L.I. (c.)(4)
                                                                 
Flatbush DRC Baptisms 1677-1754
 1679 May 25; Richard Cartes; Richard; Isaac Balieu, Martha Stillwell. [Isaac's sister]

Staten Island - RDC of Port Richmond 1696-1790 Port Richmond Baptisms -
1708 Oct 19; Isaac Bellin; Daniel (b 9/1); Pieter Praal, wife Maria  [Isaac's sister]


Jeanne L. Bloom <jebloom@mcs.net> (Nov. 1997):
He (Isaac) became an owner of real estate quire early in his career.
On 4 April 1685, there was conveyed for him 160 acres in
the new lots at ye old towne in the County of Richmond.
On 4 December 1693 he acquired an additional 160 acres
described as lying near the great kill upon Staten Island. 

More About ISAAC Billau/Billiou:
Baptism: 10 Aug 1661, NY
Will: 07 Sep 1696, Written 7 Dec 1696. Probated 22 Dec1709 Richmond, NY21


                        1706 Census NY
Last Name           First   Age    Page      #    Comment
billew                  Abram             6       43       Boy   
billew                  Isaac               6        42       Boy
billew                  Peter               6        41       Boy
billew                  Catherine         6        44       Girl
billew                  Mary               6        43       Girl
billew                  Peter     16       1         8       Man    
Billew                  Lewcas            4        38       Boy
Billew                  Isaac    48        3        34       Man       34th name on pg 3
Billew                  James  22         3        35       Man       35th name on pg 3
Billew                  John     18        3        36       Man       36th name on pg 3

This appears to be our Isaac Billew and his sons, James and John.
"James" was a translation for Jacobus.  Peter, age 16, and the other
children could belong to Isaac, but their names are on other pages.

Researchers have not agreed on the names or number of Isaac's children:

Pierre Billiou, the Walloon, Staten Island Pioneer, by Elmer G. VanName (1958):
The oldest son, Isaac,  married Ida Sueberingh...and had ten children: Jacob, John, Frances, Aryantie, Isaac, Catherine, Peter, Mary, Abraham, and Daniel. Peter Billiou, the seventh child
of Isaac and Ida Billiou, was born on Staten Island in 1700.

The American Descendants of Chrétien DuBois of Wicres, France by William Heidgerd, 
lists the children of Isaac and Ida as:

1. Jacob 1685
2. John 1687
3. Peter 1691
4. Francina
5. Ariaantje
6. Luke
7. Isaac
8. Abraham
9. Daniel  1708


North of the Raritan Lots, A History of the Martinsville, NJ Area; pg 58
     1st of this family to come to America was Peter Billiou, a French Huguenot, and
wife Francoise DuBois, early settlers of Staten Island. (The name is spelled more
than 50 different ways in the records).
       Peter's son, Isaac m. in 1684 Ida Sueberingh (Sebring) of Bergen (now Jersey City).
They spent all of their married lives on Staten Island. At least three of their sons, Isaac,
Abraham, and Lucas, migrated to Somerset Co. in the early 1700's.  These three sons
were born approximately between 1698 and 1705. Isaac's child, Marietje, was bp in the
First Reformed Church of Raritan. Lucas' first child to be recorded as bp there was
Mareya in 1731, and Abraham "Bellu" had a child bp in the same church in 1744.



                               
                                Will of Isaac Bilyou of Richmond Co., Planter
                                 Written 7 Sept 1696 - Probated 22 Dec 1709

(Abstract by unk.)

In the name of God, Amen, the 7th of September, 1696. I,
ISAAC BILJOU of Richmond County, planter, being of sound
health.
I leave to my eldest son JACOB, L20 in preference to all
others
when he is of age. I leave to my wife IDA, one third of all
lands
and personal estate for life, and the use of all until the children
are of age. After my wife's decease, all my estate is to go to my
children: JACOB, JOHN, and PETER, and they are to pay legacies
to my daughters FRANCINA and ARIENTIE.  I make my wife Ida
and my father PETER BIJOU and Peter LeComte and Cornelius
Barens Van der Wyck and David Polhemus, tutors to my children.

Witnesses: N. Bayard, Peter Lakeman, Samuel Bayard.
Proved before Richard Ingoldsby, Esq., December 22, 1709.
Liber 7:562 WNYHS II:34.




   
Children of ISAAC Billau/Billiou and Ida Sueberingh are:
    13    i.    Jacob3 Billiou, born 1685 in Staten Island, NY; died 1747 in Philadelphia, Pa.  Named in
                  his father's will.  He married  his cousin, Ann Stillwell, daughter of Lt. Thomas Stillwell &
                  Martha Billiou and widow of  Samuel Van Pelt.  Ann died 1753 in Bucks Co., Pa.

Jacob is called in the will of Rev. David DeBonrepose "Jacob Billieu"
and in the will of Martha DeBonrepos "Cobus Billue" and in his father's
will "Jacob" which is the name he signed to his own will. In the census
of 1706 he is called James which is the translation of Jacobus.
Stillwell's Historical & Genealogical Miscellany, mentions a road "to
begin at the house of Jacob Bellue and to run through his land and from
thence through land of William Makleen and so along through a tract of
vacant land and also through Dongan's land". (11-7-1722)

About 1735, in company with his brothers Daniel and Luke, and others,
Jacob set out for Pennsylvania and settled in Moorland.

Philadelphia Mortgages Book F-10, p. 293, mortgage dated 3-22-1738/9,
recorded 4-17-1739 "Jacob Billiou of Moorland, County of Philadelphia &
Ann Philadelphia County and partly in Bucks County ....312 acres."

Will of Jacob Beelue of Philadelphia County, Yeoman,
Dated 8-31-1747
    Proven 10-1-1747 at Philadelphia,  Pa.
leaves his wife an annuity, providing she
does not marry again,
and leaves bequests to son Isaac and daughter
Martha McClean
and grandchildren: Mary, Jacob & Rachel McClean.

Executors: wife & son Isaac.

5-20-1751 George Emlen acknowledges receipt of L300 the full amount of
the mortgage and interest, from Isaac Billew, the only surviving son of
Jacob Billiou and executor of his father's will.


Will of Ann Belew of Bucks Co., Pa., widow,
Dated 6-20-1748, pr.
3-7-1753, names her daughter, Martha McClean
as sole heiress and
executrix. William Brittain was a witness to both wills.
No mention of her son, Isaac.  Note that Ann wrote her will shortly after her
husband's death.  
 Jacob's will mentions Isaac, but no Billiou grandchildren.
Ann wrote her will shortly after her husband's death and while Isaac was still
alive (see 5-20-1751 item).  Did Isaac die between 1751 and his mother's
death, or did she disown him?   More information is needed, but it's looking
as though Isaac left no issue and thus is not the link between the Billiou and
Bilyeu families.



    14    ii.    John Billiou, born 1687 in Staten Island, NY; died 1758 in Morris Co. NJ. He married
                  Jane Rambout; born ca. 1690.  John was named in his father's will.


History of Staten Island, NY:  March 4, 1712,   Presentation by Grand Jury. . .
 John Dore and John Belew for carrying of Syder upon Sabbath Day.  
 (Not necessariliy  John, the son of Isaac.)

    15    iii.    Francis Billiou, born 1692 in Staten Island, NY. Named in her father's will.
    16    iv.    Marietje Billiou, born 1694 in Staten Island, NY. Baptism: 1st Reform Church
                    of Raritan.  This is probably "Arientie" named in father's will.  

    17    v.     Isaac Billiou, born ca. 1696 in Staten Island, NY.  Not named in father's will.
    18    vi.    Catherine Billiou, born ca. 1698 in Staten Island, NY.  Not named in father's will.

+  19    vii.   PETER Billiou, born ca. 1700 in Staten Island, Richmond, NY;
                   died in Somerset, New Jersey.  Named in father's will.

    20    viii.  Mary Billiou, born 1702 in Staten Island, NY. Not named in father's will.
    21    ix.    Abraham Billiou, born 1704 in Staten Island, NY.  Not named in father's will.
    22    x.     Lukas Billiou, born _____ in Staten Island, NY.  Not named in father's will.

    23    xi.    Daniel Billiou, born 01 Sep 1708 in Staten Island, NY.  Not named in father's will.
                    Baptisms,  pg. 13:  1708, Oct 19- Parent - Isaac Bellin  Child - Daniel                                                      Witnesses/Godparents:  Pieter Prall and wife Maria. (Isaac's sister.)

       Notes:   Isaac wrote his will in 1696, and may not have made any changes prior to his death in 1709.
                   Children often credited to Isaac but not proven are in italics.
             
   



Generation No. 3

WARNING:  Much has been written about  Isaac's son, Peter3, but aside from his name and the 
inheritance from  his father,  much is in doubt,  including the name of his wife and children. If you
have solid evidence about Peter, or would like to discuss  him, please  contact me.  

    19.  PETER3 BILLIOU (ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, 
PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB was born ca. 1700 in Staten Island, Richmond, NY, and died aft. 1753 in Somerset, New Jersey.  He married Marrya/Margarietje ca. 1728 in Staten Island, Richmond, NY. Peter was named in his father's will.

        
Below are common statements written about Peter.

 Emigrated 1720 from Staten Island, NY to Somerset NJ  
 Reported in Census of 1706

 Road Commissioner in Staten Island in 1715.
 Seemed to have settled in Somerset County where his children were baptised.
 Freeholder of Bridgewater township in 1753.


Pierre Billiou, the Walloon, Staten Island Pioneer, by Elmer G. VanName, (1958)
Peter Billiou, the seventh child of Isaac and Ida Billiou, was born on Staten Island in
1700. He married Margrita Bilyeu, who was born in New York around 1704. They had
nine children: Peter, Euryda, Abraham, Mareytje, John, Aeltje, Johannas, and Hendrick.

Workman Family History,  by Thelma C. Anderson (1962) Pg 46.  
 Peter Bilyeu (Balliou) son of Isaac Bilyeu, (son of Pierre, son of Thomas) and Ida Sueberingh;
 born in 1690 in Staten Island, New York; his will, dated 25 Jan. 1810, was proved  in 1811;
 married Marrya or Maragrieatje and had (the following)children born in New Jersey:
 
 1.  Kendrick christened at Six Mile Run Church, New Jersey
 2.  Peter born 20 Nov 1731
 3.  Euryda born 19 Jan 1734
 4.  Abraham born 1736
 5.  Hettie born 1738
 6.  Stintye born about 1740
 7.  John baptized 9 Jan 1743 at Six Mile Run Church, N.J.
 8.  Aeltje born about 1748
 9.  Johannes born about 1750


           
Both Van Name and Anderson have a similar list of Peter's children.  Anderson also mentions
 a will written by Peter and proved in 1811.  Trouble is, she is apparently confusing Peter3
(son
of Isaac) born ca 1700 with his son, Peter4, born ca. 1740.  And  there's more bad news. 
Research shows the will Mrs. Anderson  mentions appears to be  that of Peter Blaw, a proven
son of an
early Dutch settler who was not related to the French Hugenot, Pierre Billiou.  Compare
the list
of children given by Van Name and Mrs. Anderson with those listed in this report about
Peter Blaw
and his will.   (More about the Blaw/Blauw/Blue family later.)

                               From Blue Family genealogy: 
A.2.7.4  Peter BLAW (1725-1811), m. Marya/Maria HUMPHREY. 
He was baptised at the New Brunswick NJ Reformed Dutch Church. 
Their children were baptised at the New Brunswick, Six Mile Run and
Hillsborough Reformed Dutch Churches in Somerset Co. NJ. 
His will was proved on 21 Mar 1811 in Somerset Co. NJ. (see below)

Children of Peter & Marya Blaw:
1*  Aaltje BLAW (bap.1755-1836), m. Simon STRYKER (1748-1838).
 2* Stintje (Christina) BLAW (bap.1758), m. Minnah FISHER.
 3   Hendrick BLAW (bap.1763).
 4* Johnnes BLAW (bap.1765), m. Catherine VAN ZANDT.
 5   Peter/Peterus BLAW (bap.1771).  May have gone to Butler Co. OH.
 6*  Abraham BLAW (bap.1775), m. Maria VAN ZANDT.
 7   Hettie BLAW,


Early Recorded Wills from 1804-  (In Surragate's Office, N.J. Records)
Blaw, Peter, Sr. of Franklin Twsp.  Dated 25, 1810, Probated Mar 21, 1811
Named sons:  Henrick, John, Abraham; daughters Hettie, Stintye.  
Executors son John and Frederick Probisis/Probisio.
Witnesses Richard Garritson, Peter Van Zendt (A, p 270)

On the positive side,  I found this, which seems to prove there WAS a Peter Bilyou in Somerset
County NJ during the Revolutionary War, which would make him a generation after Isaac's son, Peter. Note that the inteviews were held within a short time of each other and by the same men,     and the fact that the names are not spelled alike is encouraging.


NJ Archives   http://www.state.nj.us/state/darm/links/databases.html
Inventories of Damages by the British & Americans in New Jersey 1776-1782
Vol 5 Damages by British in Somerset County;

pg. 12 - Inventory of an English mare three years old the Property of
Peter Bilyou Taken by the British...December 1776....
Sworn before Tobias Van Norden Sept 17th 1782.

 Ledea Bilyou ...saith that She saw the British Troops... open the  stable
 Door of the said Peter Bilyou and took off the said mare...
 Sworn by Nathaniel Ayers Sept 17th 1782
                                     ..........................

pg. 103 -  Inventorie of goods and Chattle of Peter Blew....
[inventory includes mare, hogs, sheep, tools]
Peter Blew Sworn According to law....
The Same [inventory] further Saith Not Sworn
Before Tobias Van Norden Septn 25 1782

John Blew....saith that he saw the British in and about
Peter Blews house... saw them take the greatest part
of the Articles Contained in the above [inventory].
Inventory Saith Not Sworn Before Nathaniel.Ayers
Septm 25 1782.
                                          .......................

Traditionally, Peter Billiou is credited with nine children, including:

    i.  Peter Billiou, who reportedly died ca 1811 in Somerset County, N.J.  
   ii. John4 Billiou, reportedly  died Aft. 1794 in Bourbon County, Ky.

I believe that  it's possible most of the information about these men were mixed up with  that of
the Dutch descendants:

  Johannes BLAW (1724-1818) 
   Peter BLAW (1725-1811), m. Marya/Maria HUMPHREY.

Sources:
Terry Prall
 Robert L. Billard   <ancestralcurios.com/bergen_marriages.htm>  
 William Blue        
 Stillwell's Historical & Genealogical Miscellany
 Somerset County Historical Quarterly, By A Van Doren Honeyman,
 Somerset County Historical Society N.J. (1919)  (Digitized by google)

 New Jersey State Archives   http://www.state.nj.us/state/darm/links/databases.html
 Staten Island Church Records, By Tobias Alexander Wright,
 New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Published by Heritage Books, 1997




Generation No. 4

Unsure Footing in Muddy Water


    24.  PETER4 BILLIOU (PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) 

WARNING:  Only Peter's name is proven.  There was a Peter Bilyou and a Ledea Bilyou living
in Somerset County who each filed claims for damages to property during the Revolutionary War.
It's unknown what relationship  they had to each other or to Peter3, Isaac2 and Pierre1Billiou.  



Both the Workman family book by Mrs. Anderson and several Du Bois researchers report that
Peter3 Billiou, son of Isaac,  wrote a will which
was proved 21 Mar 1811.24  Since Isaac's son was born no later than 1708, it seems they confused the generations, and if a Peter Billiou wrote a will ca 1811, it was Isaac's grandson.  There's more trouble though, as  it appears Anderson and/or the Dubois researchers confused the Blew/Blaw/Blauw/Blue families with the Billious.  Here again are records from New Jersey:

 Peter BLAW (1725-1811), m. Marya/Maria HUMPHREY. 
He was baptised at the New Brunswick NJ Reformed Dutch Church. 
Their children were baptised at the New Brunswick, Six Mile Run and
Hillsborough Reformed Dutch Churches in Somerset Co. NJ. 
His will was proved on 21 Mar 1811 in Somerset Co. NJ. 
Children of Peter & Marya Blaw:
1*  Aaltje BLAW (bap.1755-1836), m. Simon STRYKER (1748-1838).
 2* Stintje (Christina) BLAW (bap.1758), m. Minnah FISHER.
 3   Hendrick BLAW (bap.1763).
 4* Johnnes BLAW (bap.1765), m. Catherine VAN ZANDT.
 5   Peter/Peterus BLAW (bap.1771).  May have gone to Butler Co. OH.
 6*  Abraham BLAW (bap.1775), m. Maria VAN ZANDT.
 7   Hettie BLAW,

Somerset County Historical Quarterly, by A Van Doren Honeyman,
Somerset County Historical Society (N.J.)
Published by Somerset County Historical Society, 1919
Original from the New York Public Library (Digitized by google)
Early Recorded Wills from 1804-  (In Surragate's Office)
Blaw, Peter, Sr. of Franklin Twsp.  Dated 25, 1810, Probated Mar 21, 1811
Named sons:  Henrick, John, Abraham; daughters Hettie, Stintye.  
Executors son John and Frederick Probisis/Probisio.
Witnesses Richard Garritson, Peter Van Zendt (A, p 270)


Baptisms Seven Mile Church, Somerset, NJ
p. 212  1758 Sep 24   Blauw, Whilhemis & Margrietje - Neeltje
                         Apr  8    Blauw, Jan & Catryoje - Henderic
p. 217  1763    Jul 10    Blau, Peter & Maryye - Hendrick
p. 219  1765  ____       Blaw, Petre & Maryr - Johannes 
p. 221  1769   Jan 29    Blaw, John & Trynty -Altye 
 
Jan & Catryoje  = John & Trynty, a common Dutch  nickname for Catryoje/Cathrine.
Are "John and Trynty Blaw"  Billiou's or members of the Blau/Blue family?


N.J. State Archives  Marriage Records B (Part 1 : 1711-1765)
Blaeu, Hendrick   Somerset      Lineson, Catalintje  New York    1 Jun 1748   


Questions we need to ask:  How solid is the Blauw family genealogy?  Is Peter Blaw, Sr. of Franklin, Somerset Co., NJ proven to be the descendant of Dutch immigrants?  

 I spent several days checking the reports on the Blue Family site and corresponding with the researchers.  I am convinced that while they may have grabbed one or two of our Billious,  the
claims they make for Peter Blauw seem  solid.  

Take a look at the website and judge for yourself:  

The Blue Family <http://members.tripod.com/blue_family/>.
On the home page click on Family Genealogy, then click on the link: Earliest. The father of John Blaw [1.] is Jan
Frederickse (Blauw) [A.2] and his father is Frederick Janss/Jansen [A.]. The major connection is the Blue
Silver Cup, fabricated in the late 1600’s by Jurian Blanck in Brooklyn. John Blaw [1.] willed the cup to his
son John, and it has been passed down through the generations to this day. In addition to the silversmith’s
mark, there is an inscription “I*F” on the base of the cup.




Back to the "traditional" but unproven Bilyeu genealogy: 

24.  Peter Billiou (Peter, Isaac, Pierre) was
born 20 Nov 1731 in Six Mile Run, Somerset, New Jersey.and died 21 Mar 1811 in Franklin Twn., Somerset, New Jersey.  He married Margarita Workman ca. 1770.  She was born 1752; died Aft. 17 Mar 179523

Unproven Children of PETER4 BILLIOU are usually reported as:
+  33    i.    JOHN5 BILYEU, Sr., born 1775 in Allegany Co.? MD; died 21 Jan 1853 in Iberia,                                    Richwoods Township, Miller County, Mo.
    34    ii.   Peter  Bilyeu, born 1777 in Maryland; died 1863 in Christian Co. Missouri25.  He married
                  Diana Blackwill26ca. 1800 in Green River, KY; born ca.1777; died 1865 in Christian Co. Mo.
+  35    iii.   Isaac Bilyeu, born ca. 1780 in Maryland; died in Carroll Co. AK.
+  36    iv.   Andrew B. Bilyeu, born 1792 in Maryland; died ca. 1865 in Miller Co., Mo.
+  37    v.    Oliver Bilyeu, born 1793 in Green Co. KY27; died Aft. 1850 in Overton, TN ?.
                  died Bef. 1840.
+  38    vi.   William M Bilyeu, Sr., born 17 Mar 1795 in KY(?).


Peter Billiou (1731-1811) and  John Billiou (1742-1794), sons of Peter4 Billiou,
have each been named as the father of John Bilyeu who died
in Miller County
in 1853.  There are clues that point to each of them. 


What we know:  ca 1832  John Bilyeu and his brother, Andrew, arrived together  in Pulaski/Miller
 Co. Missouri.  They are both reported as having been born in Maryland.  It's commonly accepted
that among the 6 sons of Peter (1731-1811) were  sons  John and Andrew.  While John (1742-1794) had a son named John, he did not appear to have had a son named Andrew.  John and Andrew of Miller Co. Missouri are usually reported as having been born in Maryland.  Peter Billiou is reported
as having died in New Jersey, and there is no evidence he or his wife traveled to Maryland; while his brother John Billiou is said to have died in Kentucky after traveling through several states.

Q's:  1.   What proof that Peter and Margarita Billiou were ever in Md.?  Ky?
        2.   What evidence is there that John Bilyeu (1775-1853) was born in Md.?  
              There was no Allegany Co. Md. until much later.
        3.   Where is copy of Peter's will probated 1811 in N.J.that the DuBois Association say exists.
               This is the question that sent me searching.  Found the will okay, but it is NOT Peter Billiou's.
        4.   Did John Billiou(1742) (brother of Peter(1731) leave a will?  Any documentation re his sons?
        5.   What evidence is available to prove ANY connection between John Bilyeu (1775) and ANY of               the Billiou's of Staten Is.? 



    30.  John4 Billiou 
(PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born Bef. 09 Jan 1742/43 in Six Mile Run, Somerset, NJ, and died Aft. 1794 in Bourbon County, Ky.  He married Tryntje Barents Bef. 1760.  She was born 10 Jul 1743 in Six Mile Run, Somerset, NJ, and died Aft. 1795.  

Van Name:   John Bilyeu, the sixth child of Peter Billiou, was born in 1743, likely in Somerville, NJ. He married Tryntje Barents (Berents), who was born in Six Mile Run, NJ in about 1743.
They had seven children: John, Mariya, Hendrick, Atye, Aalte, Peter, and Isaac.  

  This item from Somerset, N.J. baptism records is interesting.  
  Is Petre Blaw the son of Isaac?  If so, was Johannas b. 15 years later that we thought?
  Is John Blaw the same as John Billiou who died in Bourbon Co. Ky?  

Baptisms
p. 219  1765  ____   Blaw, Petre & Maryr - Johannes 
p. 221  1769 Jan 29  Blaw, John & Trynty -Altye    

The following may or may not refer to this family:
1790 Moore Co., NC Census
                  m+16  m-16/  f+16  f-16/  others/slaves
Blew, Peter    1          3       4       0             2
Blew, John     1          1       1       0             0

Marriage Notes for John Billiou and Tryntje Barents:
Number of children reported as 10 by some, and 7 by others.  

Richard Kitchen:  Here is what the Workman Book has:

 i.  John Bilyeu born about 1760 at Six Mile Run, NJ
ii.  Mariya Bilyeu born 10 July 1763 in NJ; moved to Md.
iii. Hendrick Bilyeu born 22 April 1765 in NJ; moved to Md.
iv. Atye Bilyeu born 29 Jan 1769 in NJ; moved to Md.

     Baptism record from Somerset County records reads,  
      "1769 Jan 29  Blaw, John & Trynty -Altye "
      Are Atye, Altye and Aalte same person? The Blue genealogists suggest
       the names are the same, but that the daughter born in 1769 died bef.
       December 1773.

v.  Aalte Bilyeu born 6 Dec 1773 in NJ; moved to Md. 
vi.  Peter Bilyeu born 1777 in Allegany Co., Md; died 7 July 1863 in Christian Co., Ill.

    Note the move of the family from N. J.  to Md .sometime  between 1773-1777.
    If the Workman book is accurate, it  would appear that only Peter is born in Md.


Letter from Avis Combs of Tulsa, Ok. to Lois Coates (no date):
"I...feel confident in saying...John and Andrew are both sons of John Bilyeu and Tryntje Barents who married in Allegaheny Co. Md. In 1774..."    

This marriage date--1774-- with dobs of children given below.
   
Children of John Billiou and Tryntje Barents are (as per Van Name):
+  39    i.     John5 Bilyeu, born 1760 in Six Mile Run, Somerset, NJ; died Aft. 1810.
    40    ii.    Mariya Bilyeu, born 10 Jul 1763.
    41    iii.   Atya Bilyeu, born ca. 1765.
    42    iv.    Heinrick Bilyeu, born ca. 1770.
    43    v.    Aalte Bilyeu, born ca. 1775.
    44    vi.    Peter Bilyeu, born 1777 in Maryland.
    45    vii.   Isaac Bilyeu, born ca. 1780 in Virginia.

Note, in neither list of children of John and Tryntje is there an Andrew, but this is a minor
concern.  What's important is that most if not all of the information about John Billiou,
like that of his brother Peter, seem to be based on mixing up Billious with Blaws.  



Interlude

     I cannot prove a connection between Peter Billiou who died ca. 1811 in New Jersey between Pierre Billiou or
     to John and Andrew Bilyeu who arrived in  Miller County, Missouri ca. 1832.   
For the sake of discussion, if we
     make the assumption there IS a connection,  there is still the problem of  proving which son of the Peter Billiou
     was the father of  John and  Andrew.   I believe there are only two choices.  Take your pick and I guarantee  I
     can provide a well respected  genealogist who will agree, but no one has presented solid evidence for either choice.
     Perhaps some day we'll have the answers.  JMK.



                                               Direct Descendants of Pierre Billiou
               
    1 Pierre Billiou   b: 1625 in France  d: Bef. 06 Jan 1701/02  Staten Island, NY                                               +Francoise Du Bois   
          2  Isaac Billau/Billiou    b: Bef. 06 Aug 1661 d: 01 Sep 1708  Staten Island, NY
                    +Ida Sueberingh    
                  3  Peter Billiou    b: ca. 1690  Staten Island, NY    d:  Somerset, N. J.
                            +Marrya/Margarietje    
                          4   Peter Billiou   b: 20 Nov 1731; d: 21 Mar 1811 Somerset, N. J.
                                      + Margarita Workman  
                                   5   John Bilyeu, Sr. b.1775 in Md.   
                                         d: 21 Jan 1853 Iberia, Richwoods Twnp, Miller County, Mo.

                                                                 OR

   
 1 Pierre Billiou   b: 1625 in France  d: Bef. 06 Jan 1701/02  Staten Island, NY                                               +Francoise Du Bois   
          2  Isaac Billau/Billiou    b: Bef. 06 Aug 1661 d: 01 Sep 1708  Staten Island, NY
                    +Ida Sueberingh    
                   3  Peter Billiou    b: ca. 1690  Staten Island, NY    d:  Somerset, N. J.
                            +Marrya/Margarietje    
                          4.  John Billiou  b: ca. 1742;
d.1794 in Ky.
                                         + 
Tryntje Barents
                                     5.  John Bilyeu, Sr. b. 1775 in Md.
                                           d: 21 Jan 1853 Iberia, Richwoods Twnp, Miller County, Mo.


Several years ago, I wrote: Evidence I've seen to date, makes me inclined to believe that the Bilyeu brothers who settled in Pulaski/Miller County, Missouri in the 1830s were sons of Peter, not John.  

Until we can identify the grandsons of Isaac who reportedly moved to New Jersy, the question
of who is the father of John Bilyue will have to wait.  



Generation No. 5

Back on Safe Ground

               
    33.  JOHN5 BILYEU, Sr., possible son of Peter Billiou4PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, Thomas B) was reportedly born 1775 in Maryland,28,29 and died 21 Jan 1853 in Iberia, Richwoods Township, Miller County, Missouri.30  He married (1) SARAH "Sally" MCGREW 29 Aug 1795 in Hardin County, Kentucky.31,32 daughter of James McGrew.  She was born ca. 1777, and died Bet. 1819 - 1826 in Overton Co. Tennessee.  He married (2) Rachel Carr Bef. 1835.  She was born ca. 1790 in Kentucky33 and died Aft. 1861.

Notes for JOHN BILYEU, Sr.:
The location of John Bilyeu's birth  is usually given as Allegany, Co., Maryland.  Our Bilyeus
cites a census reading as the source, but in the 1850 census,  John's daughter, Delilah Bilyeu
Osborne, gives her father's place of birth as Md., while  her brother Joseph (living in Marion Co. Ore.), states his father born in Ky; and brother Isaac states father born Tenn.  

There was no Allegany County, Md. until 1789, when it was formed  from Washington Co.,
which in turn, was formed in 1776 from Frederick Co.

I have found no proof of John's ancestors, but believe his father may be the grandson of Isaac Billiou.  I am satisfied, however,  that John  is the father of Cornelius, and great grandfather of
my
grandfather, Roy Bilyeu.


Misc. notes from  Mildred Lander Roden & Edna Hazel McCullough Lowery, Our Bilyeus, Pamphlet, privately printed at Cassville, MO (Jul 1979) courtesy of Marguerite von Marenholtz <dieckhorst@earthlink.net>

War of 1812 - John served from Overton Co. TN  in the Volunteer Co., First Regt.,
commanded by Capt. Canida (Kennedy?), Col Bradley,in the Brigade commanded
by General Jackson in the war against the Creek Indians. . . .
At his death in 1853, he left children living in Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Oregon and Miller
Co. Missouri. One son, William Bilyeu, b KY, Mary b 1834 in IL.  Earlier children b TN.

Name: Bilyeu, John
Bequest: all estate to wife, Rachel, during her natural life as long as she remained a
widow;
after her death or remarriage to the two boys, Andrew Jackson Bilyeu and
Larking Bilyeu,
under age.
Executors: Joseph Bilyeu and Joseph Johnson
Date Written: 18 Aug. 1852
Witnessed: Thomas W. Whitaker and John Rowden
Date Proved: 8 Feb, 1853

Named in John Bilyue estate settlement in 1853 were:  Isaac, William, Cornelius,
Joseph, Polly Melton,  Andrew and Larkin, all of Miller Co. Mo.  Delilah Osborne and
Lydia Parrack of Ill; James, John, Didamia Denny, all of Indiana; Susan Carmack, TN; 
Peter Bilyeu, Oregon; Sarah McClothlin, res. unk.


John's 15 children are thought to be:
 1.James b 5 Mar 1796 m Eunice Alexton(?)
 2.Didamia m 21 Jan 1821 to John Denny.
 3.Delilah m ______Osborn.
 4.Peter b 29 Se[t 1802 d 27 July 1877, m in TN 18 Mar 1821 to Mary J. Dyer.
  5.John b ca 1806 m Mary Tyler (?)
 6.William b ca 1809  KY, m Mary McClark
 7.Isaac b 1812, d 1892. m Mary ___
 8.Cornelius b ca 1815 m (1) Eliza J. McClain; m (2) Malinda Melton.
 9.Sarah m ______McGlothlin.
10.Lydia m ___Parrack
11.Joseph b ca 1825 TN m Ann Osborne.
12.Mary "Polly" b ca 1824 IL, m Wm R. Melton.
13.Susannah b ca 1826 m __Carmack.

The younger two sons (maybe more) were the children of Rachel.
14. Andrew
15. Larkin


                           Eldo, Missouri newspaper article 10/26/1972 
        

                                                                  John Bilyeu
                     
                                                  Clyde Lee Jenkins of Tuscuombis, MS

     About 1832 Andrew and John Bilyeu arrived in the northernmost reaches of Pulaski
CO. MO; now Miller CO.  Natives of Maryland, they were of French-Huguenot descent,
and relatives of William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania Colony. 

     John settled in the Big Richwoods, Andrew in the Little Richwoods, and their children
settled around them. Generally, they had traveled out of Maryland into Virginia, then from
the Old Dominion State into the Carolinas, through Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and the
country of the Illinois before entering Missouri, some traveling one route and some another.

     John was born in Maryland in 1775, settled in the Big Richwoods, northeast to Iberia, in
the Bray's country.  He was married to Rachel, born in 1810, a native of Kentucky.  No doubt
she was a second wife.  Their children included Isaac, William, CORNELIUS, Joseph, Mary
or Polly, Delilah, Lydia, James, John, Didama, Susannah, Peter, Sarah, Andrew Jackson,
and Larkin.   In the war with the Creek Indians, John had fought under General Jackson serving
as a private in the 1st Regiment of Bradley's Tennessee Volunteers.  He rushed to arms on
Oct 4, 1813 to avenge the frightful massacre of nearly 400 men, women and children at Fort
Mimms in Alabama on August 30.  At Talladega, ALA on November 9, the Tennessee troops engaged the Indians, killing nearly 300 warriors.  After two more battles in November and one in December, in which the Indians were defeated with great slaughter, John returned home.

John died at his home in the Big Richwoods near Bray's Mill on January 21, 1853 (age 78).  He
was a farmer and blacksmith.  By will he had given his plantation, livestock, mechanical, black-
smith, and farming tools to his widow, Rachel, and upon her death or marriage, to his sons Andrew Jackson and Larkin, equally.  The sale of personal property was held on March 15, 1853; 400
pounds of bacon excepted to the use of the widow. . . .In the autumn of 1861, (Civil War) Rachel's place in the Big Richwoods was raided by sympathizing forces moving south; her cattle, livestock, and provisions taken, and the torch put to her buildings.  Rachel then moved to Lebanon for protection.

(Errors in this article include the reference to a relationship to William Penn, which is not
accurate, and Rachel is mistakenly named as mother of John's children; all but Andrew and Larkin were children of John's first wife, Sarah McGrew.)


The earliest Overton County Deed Books A,B & C - (1801-1813) lists John Bilyeu,
Cornelius Bilyeu, Samuel and Oliver Bilyeu, James Bilyeu, John Bilyeu Sr., Peter Bilyeu.
Books D & E - (1814-1825) lists Isaac Bilyeu,Andrew Bilyeu, Cornelius Bilyeu, C. Bilyeu,
 James Bilyeu, John & Isaac Bilyeu.




More About JOHN BILYEU, Sr.:
Burial: 1853, Bilyeu Cem #2 in Miller Co Mo.34
Census 1: 1820, Overton Co. TN
Census 2: 1850, Miller Co. MO: John age 75 and wife Rachel, 60, living with their children Andrew and Larkin.35
Military service: Bet. 1812 - 1815, Battle of Horseshoe Bend vs. Creek Indians  Serving in this same company were his brothers William and Isaac..
Occupation: Farmer and blacksmilth.  Worked as a "marker" on the first road through Iberia, now part of Hwy 42.
War Pension: Aft. 1853, Application for an Indian War Pension by widow.
Will: 1853, Miller Co, Mo.  He left his estate to his widow, Rachel, and their two 2 sons.  In case she remarried, it was to go to the sons.36

Marriage Notes for JOHN BILYEU and SARAH MCGREW:
(Re. Children of John Bilyeu, Sr.)   Daughter Didama,
who married John Denny, a native of Poland, on Jan. 21, 1821, lived in
Indiana. So did sons John and James, raising large families in the Hoosier state.



Marriage Notes for JOHN BILYEU and Rachel Carr:
Census of 1850 Miller Co. MO reports
 #315 John Bilyeu     75  born MD
                 Rachel [age hard to read, but should be 60) KY 
                  Andrew  15         MO
                  Larkin    12         Mo.

John's son is next door.
 #316 Joseph Bilyeu  27  born TN , Ann 25 IL, John 5 MO William 3 MO Larkin 1 Mo.

   
Children of JOHN BILYEU and SARAH MCGREW are:
+    46    i.    James6 Bilyeu, born 05 Mar 1796 in Washington Co. IN; died Aft. 1860 (Indiana ?).
      47    ii.    Didamia Bilyeu, born 10 Jun 1800.  She married John Denny 31 Jan 182137; born in Poland.

+    48    iii.    Peter Bilyeu, born 29 Sep 1802 in TN; died 27 Jul 1877 in Linn Co. OR.
      49    iv.    John Bilyeu, born ca. 1806; died 16 Jun 1862 (Alt. dod- 12 July 1895)
+    50    v.    William M. Bilyeu, born 15 Feb 1809 in Ky; died 22 Apr 1879 in Miller Co. Mo.
+    51    vi.    Isaac Bilyeu, born ca. 1812 in TN; died 19 Jan 1892 in Miller Co. (Source:Our Bilyeus)                            Another Isaac Bilyeu, b. ca. 1798 in TN. is reported by some as the one who was John and
                     Sarah's son.  
      52    vii.    Delilah Bilyeu, born 01 Feb 1812 in Kentucky38; died Aft. 1897 in Oregon39
                      She married Larkin Osborn 05 Jun 1832 in McDonough Co.IL; born 1808 in NC;
                     died 1881.

Landon Ewers: Delilah BILYEU and Larkin OSBORNE were in Marion Co, OR in 1874. Their children:
       Sarah Jane  b c. 1832 Mc Donough Co IL

       Mary Ann b circa 1835
       
Emmeline  b. c 1839
        Caroline  b c. 1841 

William Perry  b c 1844 Miller Co MO
John  b ?
Reuben  b 1849 
Rebecca b circa 1849-50
Catherine "Kate"  b ca 1850's

    War Pension: 1897, In Delia's application for an Indian War Pension,
     she refers to her half-brother, Joseph Bilyeu, who submitted a letter
     stating his date of birth July 4, 1823 and that he was born in Monroe, TN.40



+    53    viii.  CORNELIUS BILYEU, born 04 Mar 1814 in Overton Co, TN; died 15 Jul 1856, Miller                            Co. Mo.
      54    ix.    Sarah Bilyeu, born ca. 1817.
      55    x.     Lydia Bilyeu, born ca. 1820.
+    56    xi.    Joseph Bilyeu, born 04 Jul 1823 in Monroe, Overton ,TN; died 29 May 1902.Albany, OR.
      57    xii.    Susannah Bilyeu, born ca. 182641; died 03 Jan 1909.
      58    xiii.   Mary "Polly" Bilyeu, born 1824 in Illinois; died ca. 1898.  She married William H. Melton                          (brother of Malinda Melton, w/o Cornelius) 12 Nov 1843 in Miller Co. MO; born ca. 1815
                      in Harrison/Crawford Co. IN42,43; died 31Oct 1900 in Bradleyville, Taney Co. MO44.

William H. Melton enlisted in the U.S. Army 23 Nov 1861 in Co. D 24th Regt. Vols
under Cpt. Vaughn  at Rolls, Mo.   He was 46 yearsw old; 5'10" tall, fair complextion,
blue eyes, dark hair, occupation, farmer.  He also served in Co G & E 48 Mo. Inf.

1850 Census Miller Co. MO
#381  Melton, William 35, Ind; Mary 26, IL; Joseph 4, Reuben 3, John 3mo.
all born Mo.

1860 Census Christian Co. Mo. Linn Twp 5
#16 Melton, William 44 Ind Property-$565;  Mary 39 Tenn;  Joseph 14, Reuben 13,
John 10, Minerva 7, Caroline 1, all born in Mo.  Living next door was the family of
John Witten Biyeu and Sarah Harp Bilyeu.

1870 Census Laclede Co. MO Union twp. #186/184
Melton, William 55, Ind, Property $250; Polly 53 Tenn; John 19, Minerva 17,
Rachel 15, Charity 9, Margaret 5, and an unnamed child age 1 yr. 

There is much more about this family in the books and research papers of
Hazel Lowery. 

Children of JOHN BILYEU and Rachel Carr are:
+    59    i.    Andrew Jackson6 Bilyeu, born ca. 1835.
      60    ii.    Larkin Bilyeu, born ca. 1838 in Miller Co, MO45.



    35.  Isaac5 Bilyeu (PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born ca. 1780 in Maryland, and died in Carroll Co. AK.  He married Mary Ann Workman46,47  She was born in Maryland.  

Notes for Isaac Bilyeu:  Some confusion over which Isaac Bilyeu is the one who married Mary Ann
Workman.   Were there two Isaacs b. ca 1780? 

Source: http://www.sheltons.net/genes/14.html
Isaac Bilyeu
Born: 1780, Green River, Green,
Married to Mary Ann Workman
Died: After 1860, Carroll Co., Ark (buried at Indian Creek)

Notes for ISAAC BILYEU:
Isacc and brothers John, and William volunteered from Overton Co., Tn., in Bradley's
1st Regt. of Tenn., in the campaign against the Creek Indians; (War of 1812).

The three brothers along with another brother, Andrew Bilyeu all came to Sangamon
Co., Ill., for awhile then all moved to Miller Co., Mo., about 1830;(at this date Miller
was not organized and the area where they settled was in Crawford Co., Mo.)


Genforum.com/bilyeu
Posted by: Margie von Marenholtz Date: April 16, 1998 
Our Bilyeu's is more a pamphlet than a book. I believe a copy is located in the Cassville, MO Library. Regarding your Bilyeu's: The author of Our Bilyeu's writes: I believe the children of Isaac and Mary Ann
 to be as follows: (Question Mark(?) = no record of proof). 1. BILYEU, (male) (?Isaac), born 1800/1802.
An Isaac shows up in the 1850 census, Miller Co., Mo. He does not have a wife, but has children.

His (unproven) father was Isaac Bilyeu (1779/80 to 186_). He died about the end of the civil war at the home of his son Stephen in Carroll Co., Ark. His wife Mary Ann and their son Jacob Bilyeu had been
buried there earlier. Isaac's wife M.A. was believed to be Mary Ann Workman, who is recorded in the Workman Family History book, page 37, who was born in Maryland, married to an Isaac Bilyeu, and
had sons John and Jacob and other children, and residents of Missouri.


Info on the senior Isaac Bilyeu shows he was a resident of Overton Co., Tenn. very early (1809). He and his brothers John Bilyeu (1775-1853) and William Bilyeu (1795-1878) were volunteers in the War of 1812. The brothers, along with another brother, Andrew, came to Sangamon Co., Ill for awhile then all moved to Miller Co., MO about 1830. (Miller not being organized then and the area was in Crawford Co. MO) Indications are that Isaac Bilyeu & family left Tenn., about 1824. The youngest child, Stephen, was born in KY about 1825. About 1829, they moved to Sangamon Co., Ill. They were in Carroll Co., Ark by 1838. In 1840 they were in Miller Co., Mo. They moved back to southwest MO by, or around 1846 (later in Stone Co.). Stone Co. was organized in 1851. In 1860 (at the age of 80), Isaac was living with his son Stephen's family in Carroll Co., Ark.

Source: Danny (& Mary) Graham
William Henderson Bilyeu (b. 9/12/1869) is one of ten children born to Hosea Bilyeu (b. 6/9/1844)and Charlotte Angeline Cecil (b. 6/4/1856).
Hosea Bilyeu is one of six children born to Jacob Bilyeu (b. 1803)and Catherine Elizabeth (Bettie) Williams.
Jacob Bilyeu is one of ten children born to Isaac Bilyeu (b. 1779) and Mary Ann Workman (b. 1787)

More About Mary Ann Workman:
Burial: Carroll Co. AK
   
Children of Isaac Bilyeu and Mary Workman are:
+    61    i.   Margaret "Peggy Ann"6 Bilyeu, born Nov 1821 in Overton Co. TN; died 24 Jan 1908 in                            Christian Co. Mo.
    62    ii.    Jacob Bilyeu.
    63    iii.    John Bilyeu.



    36.  Andrew B.5 Bilyeu 
(PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB)48 was born 1792 in Maryland, and died ca. 1865 in Miller Co., Mo.  He married Anna Lemon 24 Sep 1812 in Hardin Co. Kentucky49.  She was born ca. 1795 in South Carolina.

Notes for Andrew B. Bilyeu:
Source: Danny Graham, genforum.com/bilyeu
My wife (Mary)and I have been researching the Bilyeu's for the last 10 years. We've been to Miller Co., Mo. several times. We've rebuilt the Bilyeu Cemetery #2 in Miller Co. Researched the archives at the state library in Jefferson City, Mo. We just got on line a week ago, so I have information for you. For a start:
Andrew Bilyeu b. 1792 in Maryland m. Anna Lemon 9/24/1812 in Hardin Co. Kentucky d. abt.1865 in Miller Co. Mo.
Children of Andrew & Anna:
 1. John Richard Bilyeu b. 1818 in Ten. m. Elizabeth abt. 1830 in Ten. d. 1861 (this is the side that my wife is from)
 2. Simon Peter Bilyeu m. (1) Mary (2) Matilda Smith 4/4/1854.
 3. Lydia Bilyeu b. 1825 in Kentucky m. Felix G. Hale 11/27/1842
 4. Betsy Ann Bilyeu b. 1828 in Ill. m. Alexander Colvin 3/12/1846
 5. Mary or Polly Bilyeu


Marriage Notes for Andrew Bilyeu and Anna Lemon:
After their marriage, Andrew and Anna settled near present day Ulman, where he served as
a justice of the peace, first in Crawford Co., then in Pulaski County, and after 1837, in Glaze Township, Miller Co. --Clyde  Lee Jenkins

   
Children of Andrew Bilyeu and Anna Lemon are:
    64    i.    John Richard6 Bilyeu, born ca. 1818 in TN.
    65    ii.    Simon Peter Bilyeu, born ca. 1820.
    66    iii.    Lydia Bilyeu, born ca. 1825 in KY or Maine.
    67    iv.    Betsy Ann Bilyeu, born ca. 1828 in Illinois.
    68    v.    Mary "Polly" Bilyeu, born ca. 1830.



   37.  Oliver5 Bilyeu,
(PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born either in 1793 in Green Co. KY27, or, 1792 in Maryland; death died Aft. 1850 , possibly in  Overton, Tn.      

Information below is from  Our Bilyeus,  a pamphlet by Mildred Frances Lander Roden and Edna Hazel McCullugh Lowery, July 1979, Cassville, MO:
Oliver Bilyeu, born about 1792 in Maryland (census reading); died ?, married ?

OLIVER BILYEU was moving from state to state with our family members. We find him in
Overton Co., Tenn. living among the fmaily members; in 1820 he is listed on page 9 of the census, along with ISAAC BILYEU, and members of the family of HARP, who intermarried with our family. Oliver moved to Sangamon Co., Illinois and is there in the 1830 census, page 144, along with William Bilyeu, Andrew Bilyeu, Isaac & Peter Bilyeu and other members of the family. Oliver returned to Tenn. and did not follow along to Missouri.
1820 Census, Overton Co., Tenn.: BILYEU, Oliver 26-44; female 26-44, 4 females 0-5.
1830 Census, Sangamon Co., Ill.:BILYEU, Olliver 30-40, 2 females 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 10-15 and 2 females 10-15;
1850 Census, Overton Co., Tenn. #662/Property of $1,000. BILYEU, Oliver 58 Md. Oliver seems to be a widower in 1830 and 1850. I find no other record of Oliver except in census readings. I believe he could be brother to John, William, Andrew and our Isaac Bilyeu and others.


Dst 6, 1850 Overton, TN Census  1 Oct 1850.
HH #662  Oliver Belyew        68      Md.    1,000

HH # 663 Benjamin Belyew    33    Tn        250
                Nancy Belyew        27
                Oliver Belyew         10
                William Belyew        7
                Jackson Belyew        5
                Bethena Belyew        3
                George Belyew         1

On 20 Sept 1850, Benj. was enumerated  in Dst. 3 as Benjamin Bilue.
Ages of younger children and spelling of Bethena different. It seems
he and family moved next to his father soon after.



    38.  William M5 Bilyeu, Sr.
(PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB)50 was born 17 Mar 1795 in KY(?).  He married Dianah Coker ca. 1829.  She was born 1801 in KY51.
   
Children of William Bilyeu and Dianah Coker are: 52
    69    i.    Andrew6 Bilyeu, born 1830 in IL.
    70    ii.    William Bilyeu, born 1834 in IL.
    71    iii.    Rhoda Bilyeu, born 1835 in TN.
    72    iv.    Peter Bilyeu, born 1837 in Missouri.
    73    v.    Martin Bilyeu, born 1839 in Missouri.



    39.  John5 Bilyeu (John4 Billiou, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born 1760 in Six Mile Run, Somerset, NJ, and died Aft. 1810.  He married Unk Mrs. J. Bilyeu. 

Notes for John Bilyeu:
John born about 1760 at Six Mile Run, New Jersey; moved with the family to Maryland. When he was grown he left there and went to Kentucky. He is found in the Kentucky census of 1790, again
in 1800, but by 1810 he had moved to Tennessee. John may have married before leaving Maryland or he may not have married until he arrived in Kentucky. His children were all born in Green County, Kentucky.
They were reportedly:   Isaac, John Jr., Hannah, Peter, Oliver, Lydia, Nancy.
                                                                                           --Courtesy of  Sylvia Kralik Sylvia 


Richard Kitchen (Descendant of Peter, son of John Bilyeu, son of John  and Tryntje):
John, born about 1760 at Six Mile Run, NJ; moved with the family to Maryland.  When
he was grown he left there and went to Kentucky.  He is found in the Kentucky census of
1790, again in 1800, but by 1810 he had moved to Tennessee.  John may have married
before leaving Maryland or he may not have married until he arrived in Kentucky.  His
children were all born in Green Co., Kentucky, and were:

74    i. John Bilyeu, Jr. born 1785 in Green Co. Ky.  He married Lydia Bilyeu, born 1793.
75   ii. Hannah Bilyeu55,56, born ca. 1787 in Green Co. Ky.  She married Benjamin Workman57.
76  iii. Peter Bilyeu born 1789;  married Diana Blackwell/Blackwill.
77  iv. Oliver Bilyeu58 born 1791 in Green Co. Ky
78   v. Lydia Bilyeu born 18 Aug, 1793; married John Workman59.
79  vi. Nancy Bilyeu born 1795.
80 vii.  Isaac Bilyeu, born ca. 1785 in Green Co.Ky.  He married Mary Ann Workman53,54; born in                     Maryland. Mary Ann burial: Carroll Co. AK



Well researched information about these Bilyeu Brothers are at                 http://mhrising.com/Ozarks%20Families/bilyeu_family.htm



Generation No. 6

    46.  James6 Bilyeu (JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born 05 Mar 1796 in Washington Co. IN60, and died Aft. 1860 in Indiana (?).  He married Eunice Alexon/Ellexson ca. 1834.  She was born 1809, and died Aft. 1860.

Marriage Notes for James Bilyeu and Eunice Alexon/Ellexson:
Is this James the s/o John Bilyeu, Sr.?

1850 Washington Co. IN
James Bilyeu         53     IN
Eunice                  42     NC
Emaline                18     IN
Zelpha                  17
Minerva                15
James W               13
John A                  10
Ezekiel R                8
Irvin                       6
Eunice                    5
Calvin                     2

1860 Brown, Washington Co. IN
James Bilyeu           57  (sic)
Eunice Bilyeu          51 
Minerva Jane Bilyeu 25 
James Willis Bilyeu   23 
John E Bilyeu           21 
Ezekial Riley Bilyeu  18 
Wesley Irvin Bilyeu  16 
Eunice  Bilyeu          14 
Jeremiah E Bilyeu       3 
Calvin Felix Barger    12 

   
Children of James Bilyeu and Eunice Alexon/Ellexson are:
    81    i.    Minerva Jane7 Bilyeu, born ca. 1835 in Indiana.
    82    ii.    James Willis Bilyeu, born 1837 in Indiana.
+ 83    iii.    John E Bilyeu, born ca. 1839 in Indiana; died 1901.
    84    iv.   Ezekial Riley Bilyeu, born 1842 in Indiana.
    85    v.    Wesley Irvin Bilyeu, born 1844 in Indiana.
    86    vi.    Eunice M. Bilyeu, born 1846 in Indiana.
    87    vii.   Jeremiah E. Bilyeu, born 1847 in Indiana.



    48.  Peter6 Bilyeu 
(JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born 29 Sep 1802 in TN61, and died 27 Jul 1877 in Linn Co. OR.  He married Mary Dyer 18 Mar 1821 in TN61.  She was born ca. 1804.
   
Child of Peter Bilyeu and Mary Dyer is:
    88    i.  Diadama Ruth7 Bilyeu, born ca. 1824.

Herb Hendricks, genforum.com/bilyeu:  Diadama was born in Overton Co., TN
 I do know that she was in Miller County Missouri on the 10th of Feb 1879 when
 she signed for her share of her father Peter's estate.I was able to find this on file
 in Missouri. I have Peter's father as John, married to Sarah (Sally) McGrew.

 We visited the Bilyeu Den Cemetery in Scio, Oregon a couple years ago and found
 Peter and his wife Jane's grave as well as other Bilyeu's that followed them from
 Miller County, Missouri to Oregon.



    50.  William6 Bilyeu 
(JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born 15 Feb 1809 in Ky62, and died 22 Apr 1879 in Miller Co. Mo.  He married Mary Polly McClark/McCart ca. 1835 in Orange County, Indiana.  She was born ca. 1815 in KY63, and died Aft. 1880.

1860 Osage, Miller Co. MO
William Bilyew    51  Born    KY  farmer
Mary                  45    KY  (can't read/write)
William W.          20    IN
Rebecca     A       16    MO
Fielding               17    IN
Henry                 15    IN
Mary E.                9    IN
Lucy                    6    IN
Peter                    3    IN

   
Children of William Bilyeu and Mary McClark/McCart are:
+  89    i.    William Washington7 Bilyeu, born Feb 1840 in Indiana.
    90    ii.    Fielding Bilyeu, born 28 Dec 1842 in Missouri; died 21 Dec 1928 in Miller Co. Missouri.
Notes for Fielding Bilyeu:
Bilyeu Cemetery, Miller Co. Mo.
<http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momiller/bilyeu_cemetery.html>
Osage Township: Section 26, Township 40, Range 13 Miller County, Mo.

The Bilyeu Cemetery is located on state road A between Hwy’s 17 & 42.
Bilyeu, Fielding
28 Dec. 1842 - 21 Dec. 1928
h/o Mariah -wed 1 Mar. 1868
s/o William M. Bilyeu (b 15 Feb 1808) & Mary McCart (b 15 Aug 1813)

Bilyeu, Mariah Monk (Capps)
9 Mar. 1848 - 3 Aug. 1927
w/o Fielding -wed 1 Mar. 1868
d/o Silas Capps (b 1818) and Julyann (Brumley) (b 1817)

    91    iii.    Rebecca Bilyeu, born ca. 1844 in Missouri.
    92    iv.    Henry Bilyeu, born ca. 1845 in Indiana.
    93    v.    Mary E Bilyeu, born ca. 1851 in Indiana.
    94    vi.    Lucy Bilyeu, born ca. 1854 in Indiana.
    95    vii.    Peter Bilyeu, born ca. 1857 in Missouri64.



    51.  Isaac6 Bilyeu 
(JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born 1812 in TN65, and died 19 Jan 1892 in Miller Co, MO66.  He married Mary "Polly" Bilyeu 02 Nov 1831 in Sangamon Co. IL67.  She was born 1810 in TN, and died Bef. 1880 in Miller Co, Mo.

Notes for Isaac Bilyeu:
STONE COUNTY, MISSOURI - Landowners listed in Survey of 1848-1849
(copied by Edna Hazel McCullough Lowery):

Section 7 & 8, SW1/4 on Little Indian; SE1/4 or Little Indian, Baloos house is listed
on line between 7 & 8 almost in SE1/4 of NW ½ of Section 7, approximatley 2½ to 3
miles from the Arkansas Line (Family of Isaac BILYEU) Same Isaac?


More About Isaac Bilyeu:
Census: 1840, Richwood Twp. Listed as widower with 3 sons and 2 daughters at home.

1850  Miller, MO #474 Isaac Bilyeu   32 TN; Mary 36 TN, Dianah 12 Mo, Nancy 9 MO, Andrew 6 MO, Richmond 1 MO

1860  Miller, MO #124 Isaac Bilyew  47 TN;  Polly 40/45 TN,  Nancy C 19, Andrew 17, Richmond B 11, Sarah A 8, Mary 1 chldn all b Mo.

The reported ages are not accurate, e.g. Isaac ages 15 yrs during the 10 yrs between census.  Re Mary/Polly:  In their marriage records of  2 Nov 1831, their names are listed as Isaac Bilyou and Polly Bilyou.  "Polly" was a common nickname for Mary during the 1800s, and I believe the Mary of one census is the same as Polly of the next.  I also suspect she was concerned about her age, and had the census enumerator change the original "45" by writing a "0" over the "5".   Notice that by 1860, she is younger than Isaac, but earlier, had been 4 years older... or could the enumerator in one or more of the census reports have exchanged their ages?  

Note:  dobs for children based on census reports.

By 1880, Isaac is a widow living with his unmarried son Andrew.  His dob according to this census would be 1806, but Andrew's dob of 1844 remains constant in all of the census.

1880 Census Place Osage, Miller, Missouri
Isaac    BILYEU   Self   W   Male   W   74    TN     TN   TN  Laborer
Andrew BILYEU   Son   S    Male   W   36    MO    TN   TN 


   
Children of Isaac Bilyeu and Polly Bilyeu are:
    96     i.     Dianah7 Bilyeu, born 1838.
    97    ii.     Nancy Bilyeu, born 1841.
    98    iii.    Andrew Bilyeu, born 1844.
    99    iv.    Richmond Bilyeu, born 1849.
   100    v.    Sarah Bilyeu, born 1852.
   101   vi.    Mary Bilyeu, born 1859.



    53.  CORNELIUS6 BILYEU 
(JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB)68 was born 04 Mar 1814 in Overton Co, TN68, and died 15 Jul 1856 in Miller Co. Mo.  He married (1) Eliza Jane McClain 16 Sep 1838 in Miller Co. MO69.  She was born 1820, and died Bef. Mar 1846 in Missouri70.  He married (2) MALINDA MELTON71 01 Mar 1846 in Miller County, MO72,73, daughter of REUBEN MELTON and Ailcey McAdams.  She was born 30 Sep 1828 in Gasconade Co.  MO, and died Aft. 1880 in Miller Co.  MO74,75.

Notes for CORNELIUS BILYEU:
1840 Miller Co. MO Census:  Cornelius Unit#146
1850 Miller CO. MO Census:  13:  HH# 380
Cornelius age 35, Malinda 22, Dona (Thomas) 10, John 9, William 7 and Eliza 2.  Nearby are the households of George Bilyeu, John M. Bilyeu and William Melton.

From First Bilyeu Came To County Over 150 Years Ago, by Clyde Lee Jenkins,
The Elden Advertiser, October 26, 1972 (Distributed with permission of  Vernon Publishing, Eldon, Missouri.) Courtesy of Robert Raup


"Cornelius, born in Tennessee in 1815, was the first of John's children to
die in Miller County. He was married to Eliza Jane McClain on Sept. 16,
1838, and before her death in 1843, they were the parents of Dee*, John W.
and William J. Soon afterward, on March 1, 1846, Cornelius was married to
Malinda Melton. They were the parents of Eliza Jane, Reuben M., James
Simpson, and Green Berry. Daughter Eliza Jane was married to John T.
Thomson on Oct. 16, 1865.
 
"Cornelius suddenly died  in 1856 and the personal property belonging to his
estate was sold on Sept. 4. Items auctioned included one yoke of oxen,
purchased by William Gibson for $46; a young horse, purchased by Thomas
Anderson for $66; a mule colt, bid-in by James Morrow for $46.75; a rifle
gun to James Bolen for $8.25; a wheat fan to P.G. Turner for $8.10; thirteen
head of sheep, purchased by E. L. Short for $18.25; total amount of sale, a
sum of $207.10.

"On Jan. 11, 1859, widow Malinda was married to Elizah
Pittman, a widower, and a native of North Carolina, living in the Big
Richwoods. Nellie C. Dodd, on March 31, 1869, was paid $1.60 for tuition for
schooling of Reuben M. Bilyeu; with Dr. W. M. McAdams paid a small sum for
medical attention to Melinda's children."


       * "Dee"refers to Thomas Dee Bilyeu, son of Cornelius and Eliza, who the family often called                         "Dona".  Some researchers, seeing "Dona" in a  census return, assumed it referred to a daughter.

More About CORNELIUS BILYEU:
Census 1: 1840, Miller Co. MO76
Census 2: 1850, Miller Co. MO77

1870 Census Missouri:  Miller Co. Richwoods Twn.; Post Office: Tuscumbia 
Pitman, Malinda      41    "Widow Lady"   1000(real estate)   400(personal)    Missouri
Pitman, Joel            12                                           
Pitman, Granville       8
 Pitman, Silas            6
 
In the next HH are found,  "Rewben, Jas S and Green Bilyeu"
To find the Bilyeu boys, I had to type in Bilyen.  Reuben is shown as
head of household "next door" to Malinda, but the census doesn't make
clear if the Bilyeu kids were in a separate house...  Maybe they slept in the barn?


1880 Census Place Richwoods, Miller, Missouri
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthpl Mother's Birthpl
 Malinda PITMAN   Self   W    Female    W   51   MO   Keeps House         NC   SC 
 Joel H. PITMAN    Son   M     Male       W   20   MO   Farmer                    ---   MO 
 Mary B. PITMAN   DauLaw   Female     W   22   KY                                KY   TN 
 Granvill PITMAN    Son   S     Male        W   18    MO   Works On Farm    KY   MO 
 Silas E. PITMAN    Son   S      Male        W   16   MO   Works On Farm     KY   MO 


1850 Census Dst 13, Miller, Missouri
Corneluis Bilyou     35  est dob 1815  Tennessee
Malinda Bilyou      22
Donn Bilyou         10      s/o 1st wife, Eliza
John Bilyou            9      s/o     "
William Bilyou       7       s/o     "
Eliza Bilyou           2

Next door is Malinda's brother, Wm Melton, age 35, & his family.


1860 Census    Richwoods, Miller, Missouri   (Post Office: Tuscumbia )
Elijah Pitman          65
Malinda Pitman       32
Benjamin F Pitman  20
Anndelight Pitman    18
Eliza J Pitman          11       Bilyeu  Child of Cornelius & Malinda  Bilyeu      
Reuben M Pitman      9                   "                        "
James S Pitman         7                   "                        "
Greenberry Pitman     5                   "                        "
Joel Pitman            7.12   

1870 Census MO
The Bilyeu boys are living next  to their mother, "Widow Lady," Malinda Pitman
 Bilyen, Rewben          19          Works on farm           Born MO
 Bilyen, Jas S              17           Works on farm                  "
 Bilyen, Green            15            Works on farm                  "
   
   
Children of CORNELIUS BILYEU and Eliza McClain are:
    102    i.    Thomas Dee7 Bilyeu, born 1840.
    Miller Co Census 1850 lists the oldest child of Cornelius as
     "Dona female  10yrs."  Family tradition states this child as
       a son named Thomas Dee who was called "Dona". 

    103    ii.      John W Bilyeu, born 1841.
    104    iii.    William J Bilyeu, born 1843.

   
Children of CORNELIUS BILYEU and MALINDA MELTON are:
+    105    i.    Eliza Jane7 Bilyeu, born 14 Sep 1848 in Miller Co., Mo.
+    106    ii.    Rueben Marion Bilyeu, born 26 Sep 1850 in Miller Co. Mo..
+    107    iii.   JAMES SIMPSON BILYEU, born 02 Mar 1853 in Iberia, Miller County, MO;
                     died 07 Sep 1921 in Pine City, Whitman County, WA.
    108    iv.    Greenberry Bilyeu, born 17 Mar 1855 in Miller Co. Missouri78.



    56.  Joseph6 Bilyeu 
(JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born 04 Jul 1823 in Monroe, Overton , TN79,80, and died 29 May 1902 in Albany, OR.  He married Ann Osborn.  She was born ca. 1824 in Indiana81, and died 1899 in Marion Co. OR.

Notes for Joseph Bilyeu:
"In 1862, Joseph outfitted with wagons and ox and horse-teams and brought his family across the
plains, leaving Missouri May 5, 1862, the party arrived at its destination in Portland October 7, of the
same year.  The oldest son William and his brother driving the stock down the old Columbia river trail, arriving a few days later.  Mr. Bilyeu settled on a claim in Linn county, and the same winter removed to
Polk county, where he bought the farm which he improved, and upon which he lived for many years. A
 later place of residence was a farm near Turner, Marion county, from where he moved to Albany, where
his death occurred May 29, 1902, at the age of seventy-nine years. From early manhood he was a
member of the Christian Church, as was also his wife, who died in Marion county in 1899. Of the large family of children, the following seven attained maturity: William R.; Larkin, an attorney at Eugene, and representative for several terms; James, an educator at Scio; Lydia, now Mrs. Ennis, of Eureka, Cal.; Tabitha, now Mrs. Vaughan, of Salem, Ore.; John, who died in Linn county, Ore., at the age of twenty,
and who was the only one born in Oregon."    --
Source:  History of Linn Co. OR.


More About Joseph Bilyeu:
Possibly son of john's 2nd wife, Rachel and not Sarah.   Is described as 1/2 brother by Delilah.


Census Miller Co. MO 1850:
Living at HH # 316 next door to his father, John. 
Handwriting of enumerator very bad, and age of Joseph hard to read.

Joseph      27  TN
Ann          25   IL
John           5   MO
William       3   MO
Larkin        1   MO


   
Children of Joseph Bilyeu and Ann Osborn are:
    109    i.    John7 Bilyeu, born 1845.
    110    ii.   William R. Bilyeu, born 19 Mar 1847.

Portrait and Biographical Record of the Willamette Valley:
Hon. William R. Bilyeu - among the foremost legal practitioners in Linn county.
1878 - Elected to the state senate  and re-elected in 1882.
1902 was elected to the house of representatives in the twenty-third biennial session. While in the latter body he drew up and was instrumental in securing the passage of the mortgage tax law, which was litigated in the courts, but finally sustained by the United States Supreme Court.
1888 -  nominated presidential elector on the Democratic ticket, and has attended many conventions, but never as a candidate. For several terms he was chairman of the County Central Committe. He married, in Corvallis, Mary Goldson, a native of Mississippi, and who has borne him two children, Charles and Walter. Mr. Bilyeu ranks among the foremost legal exponents in the Willamette valley and personally he embodies those strong and admirable characteristics which win respect and command attention.  

    111    iii.    Larkin Bilyeu, born 24 May 1852 in Miller Co. Missouri.

Notes for Larkin Bilyeu:
Portrait and Biographical Record of the Willamette Valley
Now a leader of the Lane county bar and a general practitioner throughout the courts of
the state, the Honerable Lark Bilyeu has attained the success which marks the members
of this family since their residence in Oregon. He was born in Miller county, Mo., May 24, 1852, the son of Joseph Bilyeu, a native of Tennessee. . . . In Albany, Mr. Bilyeu was united
in marriage with Margaret R. Irvine, a native of Linn county, and the daughter of Robert A. Irvine, an early settler of that county, where he engaged in farming and later served as sheriff
of the county.  In 1876, Lark served as school superintendant of Linn Co.; 1877 admitted to practice law; 1884 elected lef of Lane Co. One son, Coke, has blessed the union. 




    59.  Andrew Jackson6 Bilyeu 
(JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born bet. 1831- 183582.  He married Minerva Melton 10 Mar 1853 in Miller Co. MO83, daughter of REUBEN MELTON and Ailcey McAdams.  She was born ca. 1829 in Gasconade Co. MO, and died Aft. 1869.

         Andrew was born in either TN or MO
   
Child of Andrew Bilyeu and Minerva Melton is:
    112    i.    John Henry7 Bilyeu, born 1856 in Christian Co. MO84.


    61.  Margaret "Peggy Ann"6 Bilyeu (Isaac5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB)85,86 was born Nov 1821 in Overton Co. TN, and died 24 Jan 1908 in Christian Co. Mo.  She married Martin Fisher Melton 20 Oct 1838 in Carroll CO., AR87, son of REUBEN MELTON and Ailcey McAdams.  He was born 10 Dec 1817 in Harrison/Crawford Co. Mo.88, and died 13 Aug 1870 in Eau de Vie, Mo.89  Both Peggy and Martin are buried in
McCoy Cemetery, Ozark, MO

Notes for Margaret "Peggy Ann" Bilyeu by Margie von Matenholtz:
Margaret Ann (Peggy Ann) Bilyeu Melton was remembered as
always wearing a black granny gown and the shawl that she is
wearing in her only known photograph.  When a neigbor was
going to have a baby, a member of the family woul ride in on
horseback and Peggy Ann would ride out with them riding double
behind nim than help witht he delivery of the baby.

She applied for a widow's pension for her husband's Civil War
service when she was 70 years old.  Mrs. Melton declared (in
the application) that she was married under the name of Margaret
Bilyeu to said Martin F. Melton on the 21 day of October 1838 by
James Murry at Ruben Melton's on Kings River, Ark and  that
she had not remarried since his death.  She made her mark on the
document on 17 October 1890.

Peggy Ann died at the age of 76 at the home of her son, Green, as a
result of pneumonia.  She is buried in Prospect Cemetery near
Walnut Shade in Christian Co. Mo.

         Martin Melton: Enrolled in Co.L, 6th Mo.  Union Forces.90
  
1850 Census Prairie, Madison Co. AR   (ll Oct 1850)
  (Both Martin and Peggy  reported as illiterate.)
 HH137  Martin Melton   32        
             Peggy               30
             Alla                    11
             Reuben               8
             Margi(Mary?)       5
             Isaac                    4
             John                     2
             William              2/12


Will of Martin F. Melton dated 1 Aug 1870;  in office of
Probate Judge, Christian Co. MO, Drw #52;  filed 26 Sept 1870;
recorded Bk 4, pgs. 137-139.  Property value was $1565, with
additional notes, money, etc. of $934.88. 

   
Children of Margaret Bilyeu and Martin Melton are:
    113    i.     Mary E.7 Melton, born 29 Feb 1844; died 26 Oct 1930; m. James M. Davis
    114    ii.    Green Berry Melton, Rev., born ca. 1857.
    115    iii.    Reuben Melton, born Bet. 1842 - 184491.
    116    iv.    Isaac Melton, born ca. 1856.
    117    v.     John Melton, born 1858.
    118    vi.    Alla Melton, born ca. 1839.



Generation No. 7

    83.  John E7 Bilyeu (James6, JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born ca. 1839 in Indiana92, 93, and died 1901.  He married Sarah ? Bilyeu.  She was born 1853.
      

Marriage Notes for John Bilyeu and Sarah Bilyeu:
 Residence: 1860, Brown, Washington, Indiana93
 1900 Brown, Washington Co. IN
 John E. Bilyeu b.  dob  1840 
 Sarah E. wife               1853 
 Eddie                           1878
 Willie                           1880
 Correl                          1888
 Fred E.                         1891
 Lola M.                        1895
 
1920 Campbellsburg, Washington Co. IN
Bilyeu, Fred E.  29  Railroad worker
     Nella F. (wife)
      Benjamin E.      4-3/4
      Mahala J.          2-1/2

1930 Campbellsburg, IN 
Bilyeu Fred E.  38     farmer  (all b. IN.) 
 Nella F            44
 Benjamine E.   14
  Mahala           12
  Mary                9
  Elizabeth B.      7
   
Children of John Bilyeu and Sarah Bilyeu are:
    119    i.    Eddie8 Bilyeu, born 1878 in Indiana.
    120    ii.   Willie Bilyeu, born 1880 in Indiana.
    121    iii.   Correl Bilyeu, born 1888 in Indiana.
    122    iv.   Fred E. Bilyeu, born 1891 in Indiana; married Nellie Stephenson 26 Feb 1913
                     in Washington Co. IN94
    123    v.    Lola M. Bilyeu, born 1895 in Indiana.



    89.  William Washington7 Bilyeu (William6, JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born Feb 1840 in Indiana.  He married Rebecca Ann Crane.  She was born 1842.

More About William Washington Bilyeu:
Census: 1860, Osage Twn. Miller Co. Mo; age 20, b. Indiana.
   
Child of William Bilyeu and Rebecca Crane is:
    124    i.    John Henry8 Bilyeu, born Aug 1862.  He married Ida Adaline Jones; born Oct 1872.


    105.  Eliza Jane7 Bilyeu (CORNELIUS6, JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB)95 was born 14 Sep 1848 in Miller Co., Mo.96,97.  She married John Thompson 16 Oct 1865 in Miller Co. Mo.98.  He was born ca. 1845.
   
Child of Eliza Bilyeu and John Thompson is:
    125    i.    Ella8 Thompson99, born ca. 1868.  She married Unk Rowland.


    106.  Rueben Marion7 Bilyeu 
(CORNELIUS6, JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born 26 Sep 1850 in Miller Co. Mo.100,101.  He married Martha.  She was born 1858 in IL.

Marriage Notes for Rueben Bilyeu and Martha:
 1880 Federal Census Wellington, Sumner, Kansas
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Bpl Occupation F. Bpl M.Bpl
 Reuben BILYU      Self   M   Male       W   27   MO    Teamster For R.R.    MO   MO 
 Martha BILYU      Wife  M   Female    W   22   IL       Keeping House          TN   IL 
 William J. BILYU   Son   S   Male        W     1   KS                                      MO   IL 

Next door was Reuben's brother, James.

   
Child of Rueben Bilyeu and Martha is:
    126    i.    William J.8 Bilyeu, born 1879 in KS102.



    107.  JAMES SIMPSON7 BILYEU 
(CORNELIUS6, JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB)103 was born 02 Mar 1853 in Iberia, Miller County, Mo.
just weeks after the death of his grandfather, John.  James died 07 Sep 1921 in Pine City, Whitman County, Wa.  He married SARAH MALINDA HUDDLESTON 25 Jul 1872 in Ozark, Christian County, Mo.104, daughter of ABRAHAM HUDDLESTON and MARGARET MAULDING.  She was born 01 Oct 1851 in Oregon City, Mo., and died 18 Apr 1932 in Corning, Ca.105

Notes for JAMES SIMPSON BILYEU:
Statement of James Simpson Bilyeu -Born March 2, 1853 Iberia (sic) Miller Co. MO (dictated)
James Simpson Bilyeu-born March 2, 1853 in Iberia, Miller Co., Missouri.  Father’s name was
Cornelius Bilyeu.  Mother's name was Malinda Melton--Had 2 brothers, Reuben Marion and Green,
and 1 sister, Eliza Jane. I was only a small boy in time of the civil war.  The Bush Whackers caused
much trouble.  They set fire to the house and took all the stock and some money.  Father died when
I was 3 years old.  I was married to Sarah Malinda Huddleston July 25, 1872.  A son John G. was
born Feb. 23,1873--a daughter Malinda was born April 4, 1875.  Moved to Kansas in 1876.  We lived
in Kansas about 3 years.  A son Wm C. was born Feb 15,1878, a daughter Maude M was born
Feb 9, 1880 while in Kansas.  While in MO rented some land and lived there 2 years.  A daughter,
Adeline M was born Jan 18, 1883.  Moved to Wyoming in 1884.  A daughter Eliza Allison (?) was born
Mar 14, 1885 and died Feb 7, 1889 and buried Feb 9.  Moved to Idaho in 1889 and a son Roy was born
Dec 28,1889.  We moved to Washington in the spring of 1890 to what is known as the old Dotson Ranch.
Lived there 2 years and moved to the homestead in March 1892.  A son Fred was born Sept 15,1893.
A daughter, Bessie was born Oct 1,1896.We sold the old homestead in March 19 (11 unreadable)...had a
sale April 11, and spent the summer with friends  and children.  In the Fall of 1971 moved to Southern
California and bought the place where we now live.

(This is father’s story as was told to someone-- looks like my writing, but I don’t
remember doing it. 
(signed) Bess Bilyeu.



BILYEU, JAMES S  WA  02/13/1899  5872  WASPAA 011500 
Document #: 5872  Issue Date: February 13, 1899
Authority: May 20, 1862: HOMESTEAD ENTRY-ORIGINAL (12 Stat. 392)
Acres: 106.87       Land Office: SPOKANE
Source: Selected Land Patents from BLM Records Available online:


                Obituary for James S. Bilyeu, Cheney Newspaper, ca.  10 Sept 1921 

        James S. Bilyeu was born in Miller County, Missouri, Mar 2, 1853.  Died at Pine City (Wa.)

on September 7,1921, having experienced therefore 68 years, 6 mos. and 5 days of this earth life. 
He was married to Sarah M. Huddleston in 1872.  After spending a few years in Arkansas they
turned their faces westward and were among the pioneers who crossed the plains by team.  After living in Wyoming 6 years they came to Washington in 1890.  This home was blessed with ten children of which eight are now living, and also 36 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  Of his
children, there are 5 girls and 3 boys:  Mrs. Linnie Calvert, Amber, Wash.   Mrs. Maude Louthan, Orland, Calif. Mrs. Addie Moser, Camp Verde, Arizona.  Miss Bessie Bilyeu, San Francisco, Calif. Mrs. Ella Gustin, Pine City, Wash. William Bilyeu, Ephrata, Wash, Roy Bilyeu, Orient, Wash. and FredBilyeu, Lamont, Washington.
         Bro. Bilyeu was a member of the Church of  Christ over 20 years.  Previous to this time he was identifiedwith the U.B. about 10 years.  Brother Bilyeu loved his children and spent the last few days of his life with his wife visiting them.  God the heavenly father loves the children of men and has visited them through his Son Jesus our Lord.
All the children were able to be present at the grave side except Mrs. Moser of Arizona whose absence was unavoidable.
        How beautiful it is to love God and keep his commandments.  The Heavenly and earthly
parent will rejoice in that great day if all the children are gathered home without the lose of one.  Help
Lord to sustain thy servants strength!

More About JAMES SIMPSON BILYEU:
Burial: Pine City Cemetery, Whitman Co. WA106
Cause of Death: cerbral hemorrhage
Medical Information: Washington State Certificate of Death

Notes for SARAH MALINDA HUDDLESTON:
1930 Census Corning, Tehama Co. CA Dst 5
HH122 Louthan, William S.  58  Owns house/radio; 
                           Mary M    50
                           William H. 17

HH123  Bilyeu, Sarah M        78  Owns house/radio    (Sarah Huddleston Bilyeu)


                             Obituary for Sarah Bilyeu (Cheney newspaper-4/29/1932):
 
     Many old friends gathered Sunday to pay a tribute of respect to a pioneer, Mrs. Sarah Bilyeu, whose funeral was held Sunday afternoon in Pine City at the Church of Christ of which she was
a member.  Mrs. Bilyeu passed away April 18th, following an attack of heart trouble at her home
near Orland, California.  A daughter, (?)ill Louthan, and a son, Roy Bilyeu, accompanied the body
to Cheney where the Jerue Funeral home took charge. Services were conducted by the Church of Christ pastor of Rosalia and singing was by local people.  Henry Smith sand a solo. The service was as Mrs. Bilyeu had arranged it shortly before her death.  Many of the flowers were sent from California, some of them from her own yard.

     Mrs. Sarah Bilyeu was born in Oregon County, Missouri, Oct. 1, 1851 and was married to
James S. Bilyeu, July 25, 1871 (?).  In 1878 they left Missouri to go West.  Six years were spent
in Wyoming and the family lived in Wardner, Idaho during the Winter of '89, coming to this neigh- borhood the following spring.  The entire trip from Wyoming to Washington was made by covered wagon.  The family lived 21 years on the Bilyeu place, now a part of the Mohs ranch, and the children attended the school here.

     Mrs. Bilyeu is survived by five daughters, Mrs. __ Calvert, Amber, Wash., Mrs. Wm Louthan, Orland, Ca. Mrs. Walter Moser, Yuma, Arizona, Mrs. Alex Gustin, Pine City, and Bessie Bilyeu, San Francisco, and two sons, Roy Bilyeu, Yakima, Washington and Fred Bilyeu, Loon Lake, Washington.  Two sons and one daughter preceded her in death.  There are also 31 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.  Five grandsons and a great grandson acted as pall bearers.

Obit: Corning, CA newspaper-4/18/32: 
     After an illness extending over a period of several months, Mrs. Sarah Smith Bilyeu passed
away last evening at 5 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.S. Louthan, in Capay Rancho, eight miles south of Corning.  Mrs. Bilyeu was past 80 years of age and until here recent illness was very active for a woman of her years.  She had hosts of friends in Corning where she resided for several years prior to going to the home of her daughter where she had lived for the past three years.  Deceased was born October 1, 1851 in Oregon county, Missouri, and had been in California for the past twenty-one years.  Surviving are six children. . .Mrs. W.S. .Louthan, Capay; Mrs. W.A.Moser, Yuma, Arizona; Mrs. A.H.Gustin, Rosalia, Wash. and Miss Bessie Bilyeu, San Francisco; two sons, Roy Bilyeu of Yakima, Washington, and Fred Bilyeu of Loom Lake, Washington.  Her husband passed away many years ago.


More About SARAH MALINDA HUDDLESTON:
Burial: 28 Apr 1932, Pine City Cemetery, Whitman Co. Wa.107
Ca Death Certificate: 24 Apr 1932, Maiden name mistakenly given as "Malden."108
Spouse: 25 Jul 1871, at Coulee City, Wa. to wife  Lillie Hellwig

Marriage Notes for JAMES BILYEU and SARAH HUDDLESTON:
1880 Federal Census Wellington, Sumner, Kansas

 James BILYU          Self    M       26    MO   Laborer         MO   MO 
 Sarah BILYU          Wife   M       36    AR     K'ing House   AR   AR 
 John G. BILYU        Son    S          8    MO                        MO   AR 
 Margaret M. BILYU  Dau   S          5    MO                        MO   AR 
 William C. BILYU     Son   S           3   MO                       MO   AR 
 Mary M. BILYU       Dau   S         3M   KS                        MO   AR 

 Next door is James' brother, Reuben.

 
1910 Federal Census WA., Whitman Co.  Rock Crk. pct. 
 BILYEN   James S.   57     m. 38yrs.      farmer    MO
                 Sarah M.   59   10 children   8 living      MO
                  Frederick  16                                      WA
                  Bessie       13                                      WA

 Son LeRoy Bilyen, age 20, single, b. Idaho, was
 working as a hired man in Pampa,Whitman Co.
 
   1920 Federal Census > Calif > Los Angeles > Covina > Dist. 44; Orange St.
   Bilyeu, James Simpson and Sarah H.
    Daughter Maud and her husband, William Louthan are also living in Calif.

    1930 Census Corning, Tehama Co. CA Dst 5
    HH122 Louthan, William S.  58  Owns house/radio;  Mary M  50;  William H.  17
    HH123  Bilyeu, Sarah M      78  Owns house/radio  (aka Sarah Huddleston Bilyeu)



Children of JAMES BILYEU and SARAH HUDDLESTON are:
    127    i.    John G8 Bilyeu, born 23 Feb 1873 in Missouri (?); died 29 Jul 1880 in Harper Co. KS.
    128    ii.    Margaret Malinda Bilyeu, born 04 Apr 1875 in Taney Co. MO; died 14 May 1953 in
                    Lance Hill, Cheney, WA.  She married Elipha White Calvert on 6 June 1895.  He born 22                         Feb 1865 in Walla Walla, WA; died 22 Dec 1942 in Lance Hill, Cheney, WA. Both
                     buried Lance Hill Cemetery.

    129    iii.    William "Billie" C Bilyeu109, born 15 Feb 1878 in Comanche Co. KS; died 28 Jan 1930 in                         Ephrata, WA.  He married Lillie Hellwig 11 Oct 1905 in Coulee City, WA; born 16 Feb
                      1886 in Sheyenne, Dakota Terr.; died 10 Jul 1977 in Bellevue, King Co. WA110,111
                      Both buried in Ephrata cemetery, Grant Co., WA.

1959 Ephrata phone book includes,
  "LillieBilyew"

1920 U.S. Census • Washington • Grant • Ephrata • ED# 59, HH#118/122
Bilyeu, William       42  Dairy Farmer  Kansas
          Lillie             33     
          Mary            14     
          Nellie            12
          Helen            11
          Joe                10
          Orville             5

William was born in KS, Lillie in ND (her parents b in Germany).  
 The Bilyeu children were all b in Wa.


1930 U.S. Census Seattle, King Co. District 201, Washington
Address- 52? 18th So.
Bilyeu, Lillie   44
         Orville   16

    130    iv.   Mary Maude Bilyeu, born 09 Feb 1880 in Stafford Co. KS; died 01 Jan 1963 in Placer,
                    CA112.  She married William S Louthan113 07 Apr 1898 in Spokane, WA114; born 1872
                     in Missouri115; died Bet. 1930 - 1940 in California116.

1910 Cenus in Graves, Spokane Co. WA
Lists William S. Louthan age 38 b. Missouri and Maude Louthan age 30 b. KS.
Children Ellie 11 and Minnie 6. 

1920 Census Tehama,Corning, CA
Louthan, William S  47  MO
Mary M 39, b. KS; Sarah E. 20; Winnie/Minnie M 16; William H. 7.  Chn all b. WA

1930 Census Corning, Tehama Co. CA Dst 5
HH122 Louthan, William S.  58  Owns house/radio;  Mary M  50;  William H.  17
HH123  Bilyeu, Sarah M       78  Owns house/radio  (aka Sarah Huddleston Bilyeu)

These must be Maude's 2 daughters:
Effie L Edwards [Effie L Louthan]
 7 Apr 1984 Fresno Fem  5 Feb 1899 Wash.  Bilyeu (mother's maiden name)   

Winnie Maude Turner [Winnie Maude Louthan]     
18 Nov 1997 Fresno Fem  17 Aug 1903  Wash.     Bilyeu

Either of these 2 men could be Maude's son:
W. H. Louthan   13 Jul 1912    21 Oct 2007  Greenville, Plumas, California     
William Louthan 18 Oct 1913      Oct 1983    Whittier, Los Angeles, California


    131    v.    Minerva Adeline Bilyeu, born 18 Jan 1883 in Jasper Co. MO; died 22 Jan 1965 in Salinas,
                    Monterey Co. CA.  She married Walter A. Moser 11 Sep 1904 in WA; born 06 Feb 1881
                     in Oregon; died 04 Aug 1973 in Los Gatos, Santa Clara Co. CA118,119.


1910 Census Yuma, Arizona
Moser,  Walter A   29  Bookeeper/Postoffice
        Adaline M     27
        Dorothy A      4
        Marjorie A      3

1920 Census Camp Verde, Arizona
Moser, Walter A    39    OR
            Adeline      35    MO
 Dorothy Adeline    14    WA  
            Marjorie     13    WA
             Helen        10     AZ
        Walter A., Jr.    3     CA
        James            3/12    AZ

   1930 Census Crane, Yuma, AZ
   Moser, Walter       49  Owns 4000     Dep Sheriff
        Adeline M        47
        Walter Jr.         12
        James              10


    132    vi.    Eliza Ella Bilyeu, born 14 Mar 1885 in Fremont Co. WY; died 03 Jan 1959 in Washington.
                      She married (1) Alexander Hamilton Gustin II 13 Jun 1905 in WA120; born 01 Sep 1867 in                        Wisconsin; died 11 Jan 1914 in Washington121.  
She married (2) Christian Showalter. 

From Theodore John Gustin, III (November 2005):
Eliza's husband Alex Sr. died in 1944 and she remarried after..
I am trying to remember the name of her 2nd husband...the
building at Eastern Washington University where the university
administration is housed is named after his family. Ted Sr.
(the older boy in her family photo...my grandfather) died in early 1964.
My dad (Ted Jr.) died in 1992. He had one son from a previous marriage
to Betty Jane Brown (Randy Gustin...not sure where he is currently). He
and my mom had 4 children, I am the eldest, followed by Robert (currently
resides in Kelso, Washington), Greg and Marla (both currently in Longview,
Washington. I and my wife Mary live in Orting, Washington and have two
sons, Marshal and Tyler (ages 10 and almost 8 respectively).

Eliza and Alex Sr. had one more child than  the picture at your website
shows, Alexander Hamilton Gustin III (Bud Gustin) was the youngest of
their 4 children. I believe that all 4 are now deceased (with the
possible exception of great aunt Belva, but I am uncertain as I have not
seen her in years). Eliza's husband Alex Sr. died in 1944 and she
remarried after...I am trying to remember the name of her 2nd
husband...the building at Eastern Washington University where the
university administration is housed is named after his family. Ted Sr.
(the older boy in her family photo...my grandfather) died in early 1964.
My dad (Ted Jr.) died in 1992. He had one son from a previous marriage
to Betty Jane Brown (Randy Gustin...not sure where he is currently). He
and my mom had 4 children, I am the eldest, followed by Robert (currently
resides in Kelso, Washington), Greg and Marla (both currently in Longview,
Washington. I and my wife Mary live in Orting, Washington and have two
sons, Marshal and Tyler (ages 10 and almost 8 respectively).

Louise Belsby:  The name Ted Gustin was trying to remember was Showalter, 
I graduated from EWU and the admin building was
Showalter Hall.  There are
Showalters that live near Amber and the Washington
Archives has an Ella Gustin
married to Christian Showalter.



1930 Pine, Whitman Co., WA
Gustin Alexander       62
         Ella    wife       45
       Theodore  son    24
        Lenore   (dil)     18
        Mark      son      22
        Belva     dau       18
        Alex Jr.   son      17

    133    vii.   Sarah Emily Bilyeu, born 15 Mar 1888 in Fremont Co. WY; died 07 Feb 1889 in Lander
                     City, Fremont Co. Wyo.122.
    134    viii.   ROY L. BILYEU123, born 28 Dec 1889 in Wardner, Shoshone Co, ID124; died 16 Feb
                      1954 in Yakima, WA124,125.  He married (1) JULIA CARRUTHERS HUMES126
                      30 Nov 1910 in Post Falls, ID; born 25 Jul 1887 in Liberty Springs, Arkansas127;
                      died 17 Jul 1974 in Arlington, WA.128  Following a divorce, Roy married (2) Oveta "Veta"
                       Kennedy 29 Apr 1939 in Chelan Co. Wa;129 born 1907 in Washington.


Census 1910 Whitman County, WA
Surname Given   Age  Sex  Race  Birthplace  State  County     Location       Year
BILYEN  LEROY   20    M     W        ID    WA  WHITMAN  PAMPA PCT  1910
 

Obit Feb. 16, 1954, Yakima, Washington

                               Roy Bilyeu
                                Taken by Death

    Roy Bilyeu, 64, died this morning in a Yakima nursing home
following a brief illness. Born in Warner, Idaho, he moved to
Washington state when he was 4 years old and had come to
Yakima 26 years ago.  He had made his home at 902 N. 1st St.
Mr. Bilyeu was in the produce business and was a member of
the Eagles Lodge.
    Survivors include his wife, Veta; one son, Robert C. of Yakima;
three daughters, Mrs. Eva Shields of San Bernardino, Calif., Mrs.
Bessie Laurent of Ellensburg and Mrs. Irene Pulkrabek of Seattle;
two stepsons, Everett Kennedy of Portland, Ore. and Neal Kennedy
of Mount Vernon; four sisters, Mrs. Ella Showalter and Mrs. Etta
Moser of Spokane, Mrs. Maude Loudon of Chico, Calif. and Miss
Bessie Bilyeu of San Mateo, Calif.; three grandchildren and two
great grandchildren.


Funeral services were held Feb. 19, 1954 at the Shaw and Sons Chapel
with Dr. Orval D. Peterson officiating.  Paulbearers: Earl Wade, Jess
Walton, Casey Shepherd, C. Gossett, Claude Callahan, J.G. Magnusson.
Burial in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima.

Washington Death Index 1907-1996
Name: Roy Bilyeu
Place of Death: Yakima
Age: 64
Gender: M
Date of Death: 16 Feb 1954
Certificate: 3772


More About ROY L. BILYEU:
Burial: Yakima, WA
Occupation: Farmer; produce stand owner.

Notes for JULIA CARRUTHERS HUMES:
Julia had left home and was working as a servant/cook for a family in Walla Walla in April, 1910 when the census was enumerated.  Roy, her future husband, was working as a farm labor in nearby Whitman Co. On November 3oth, they married.  When or how they met is unknown, but possibly was because of their family backgrounds in Miller Co. Missouri. 
 
1910 Census Green Park, Walla Walla, WA
Humes, Julia    23   servant    cook                    AR         VA    VA
Living/working in household of Henry H. Marshall 37 (bank cashier),
his wife Julia K. Marshall 27, and their 3 children. 

Julia's father and brother James, Jr. are living in Lincoln Co.
Her future groom (they were m. in Nov. 1910) was working as a hired man in
Whitman Co.. 

Washington Death Index:
Name: Julia C Bilyeu
Place of Death: Snohomish
Residence: Snohomish
Gender: F
Date of Death: 17 Jul 1974
Certificate: 016625
 
 
SS Death Index
JULIA BILYEU  25 Jul 1887 Jul 1974 98036 (Lynnwood, Snohomish, WA)

More About JULIA CARRUTHERS HUMES:
Burial: 22 Jul 1974, Terrace Heights Cemetery, Yakima

Marriage Notes for ROY BILYEU and JULIA HUMES:
Western States Marriage Record
ID Number   117962 
Grooms First Name   Roy 
Grooms Last Name   BILYEN (sic)
Grooms Residence   
Brides First Name   Julia 
Brides Last Name   HUMES 
Brides Residence   
County of Record   Kootenai Co., Idaho 
Place of Marriage   Coeur D' Alene 
Date of Marriage     30 Nov 1910 
Volume   7 
Page   78
 

1920 Census Stevens Co, WA   Enumeration Dst 291 First Thought Precinct
X 14 14  Bilyeu,   Roy    Head   R(ent)      age 30    Idaho          MO  MO  Yes Teamster Lumber Carry All    056
                             Julia         wife       30      Arkansas     VA  VA
                             Robert      son         8         WA           ID  AR
                             Irene        dau         7         WA           ID  AR
                             Eva          dau         5         WA           ID  AR
                             Bessie      dau   3-6/12(sic)  WA           ID  AR

1930 Census Yakima, Yakima Co. Dst 26
HH 1009 E. Washington St.
             Bilyeu, Roy  (r) age        40      Idaho         MO  MO     Truck driver
                          Julia                 40       AR            MO   Kansas  (sic)
                          Robert              18       WA
                          Irene                 17       WA         fulltime  clerk in notions store
                          Eva                   16         "                partime  clerk in notions store
                          Bessie               13         "

    135    ix.    Fredrick Bilyeu, born 15 Sep 1893 in Whitman Co. WA; died 17 Mar 1938 in Deer Park, Spokane Co. WA.  He married Grace Ella Calvert 16 Jun 1920 in Spokane, WA; born 04 Nov 1900 in Amber, WA.

More About Fredrick Bilyeu:
Burial: Riverside Park Cemetery, Spokane
Spouse: 16 Jun 1920, Bride: Grace Calvert

    136    x.    Bessie Bilyeu, born 01 Oct 1896 in Whitman Co. Wa130; died 13 Apr 1987 in Sun City,
                    Az131.  She married (1) Ray Olson 06 Aug 1919.  She married (2) Gustav "Carl" Wallgren
                    Bef. 1961.  He was born 17 Dec 1892 in Ca; died Feb 1973 in Sun City, Maricopa, Az132.

From Lois Coates:  We corresponded in the 1980s.....she (Bessie) died on
April 13, 1987 in Sun City Arizona.  She didn't admit to her first
marriage.......she sent me a list of all the Bilyeu children (her siblings)
birth dates, etc., but she had crossed off her marriage date to Olson.






Endnotes

Warning   I have not edited these endnotes and sadly, many are no
longer of any use as they point to false data. (jmk, June 3, 2009)

1.  William Heidgerd, American Descendants of Chretien Du Bois of Wicres, France,  (Du Bois Family Association 1968 1977), Pierre Billiou..
      b. French Flanders, imigrated from Walslandt, and sailed from Amsterdam...arriving at New Amsterdam...
     with his wife and five children aged repectively 9,7,6,21/2, newborn.  He died between 9-11-1699 and 1-6-1702."
2.  Van Name, Elmer Garfield, Pierre Billiou, the Walloon, Staten Island Pioneer, , Pierre Billiou, the Walloon, Staten Island Pio- neer.
      Haddonfield, N. J., Author.
3.  Moore, Kate, Bilyeu descendant,,  (E-mail  15, Nov 2002),  Descendant Kate Moore wrote:  I did chase the Pierre Billiou connection back a
      couple more generations on his wife's side.  She was Francois Dubois, and her father was Chretien Dubois. 
     There is a little information about him on the following web site http://www.intercom.net/local/richardson/DuBois.html.
4.  DuBois Family History < http://www.dbfa.org/family_history.htm >.
5.  "Margie von Marenholtz," Cited  marriage records found in Archives of Leiden, Holland , and pub. by the "Chretein Du Bois Family",
        pub. by  the DuBois Family Association.  Note:  Publication of marraige bans was on 9 April 1649.
6.  William Heidgerd, American Descendants of Chretien Du Bois of Wicres, France,  (Du Bois Family Association 1968 1977), pg. 1,2.
7.  DuBois Family History < http://www.dbfa.org/family_history.htm >.
8.  R. Fellows Bailey, Pre-Revolutionary Dutch Houses.
9.  Unverified.
10.  Immigrants to New Netherland 1630-1664, http://www.rootsweb.com/~nycoloni/daimm.html, Citations include:Ship Passenger Lists, NY-NJ
       1600-1825, Carl Boyer (c)1978; New World Immigrants, Vol. I, Michael Tepper, (c)1980; Immigrants to the Middle Colonies, Michael Tepper,
         (c)1979..
11.  Stephen Smith,  (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~smithhouse/smithgen/smithfam/index2.htm), "Jacob Billiou was born
        in 1663. He died in 1694. Jacob married Margaret Larzelere."
12.  ibid
13.  Terry Prall, Information about Arendt Prall and Marie Billiou.
14.  William Heidgerd, American Descendants of Chretien Du Bois of Wicres, France,  (Du Bois Family Association 1968 1977).
15.  New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, Kingston Marriages, Series a4, Vol 106 (Oct 1975), p 194(Courtesy of Terry Prall).
16.  William Heidgerd, American Descendants of Chretien Du Bois of Wicres, France,  (Du Bois Family Association 1968 1977), pg 16.
17.  R. Fellows Bailey, Pre-Revolutionary Dutch Houses.
18.   ibid.   Date given reported as baptism.
19.  Rosalie Fellows Bailey, "PRE-REVOLUTIONARY DUTCH HOUSES",  Pg 149-151:.
20.  Ancestral Curios, Bergen Marriages,  (http://www.ancestralcurios.com/bergen_marriages.htm:),  Bergen Marriages:
      1684 25 Nov; Isaac Billau, ym, born at sea; Ida Sueberingh, yd fr Midwout, L.I. (c.)[4].
21.  William Heidgerd, American Descendants of Chretien Du Bois of Wicres, France,  (Du Bois Family Association 1968 1977).
22.  Will of Isaac Bilyou, Named in father's will; dated 7 Sept 1696, proven 22 Dec 1709:.
23.  Note, Margarita Workman Billiou's last child was bonr 17 Mar 1795.
24.  Laxenby Genealogy, Ray & Beulah LAZENBYOrem, Utah, USArlazen8@aol.com.
25.  John Carroll Power, History of Sangamon Co. IL,  (Edwin A. Wilson & Co. Springfield,  IL (1876)), pg 118-119, Parents no named and
      difficult to know for certain that this is the son of Peter & Margarita and brother of John Bilyeu  (1775).
26.  ibid
27.  1850 United States Federal Census, Overton, TN (Dst 6).
28.  1880 United States Federal Census, Marion Co.  Ohio: John's daughter, Delilah Bilyeu Osborne gives her father's place of birth as MD
29.  John is reported as having been born in Allegany Co. MD, but that county was formed in  1789 from Washington Co., which was
       formed in 1776 from Frederick Co.
30.  Private
31.  Marriage Bonds of Hardin Co. KY,  copied by Hazel  Aug 1973.
32.  Marriage Bonds of Hardin Co. KY, Belyue, John and Sarah (Sally) McGrew, daughter of James McGrew.  Surety, David Bozorth.  Consent
       filed with bond.Witnesses, John McGrew and William Ellet.  There is no dateon the bond, but the consent is dated Augest 29, 1795;
        no marriage return.
33.  Miller Co. Marriage Records,  (http://www.rootsweb.com/~momiller/marriage.htm), Age in 1850 Census given as 40? 60?
        I believe 60 is correct.At home is Andrew, 15 yrs and Larkin, 12 yrs, both born in Mo.
34.  Jill Bradley, genforum 1999.
35.  Miller Co. Marriage Records,  (http://www.rootsweb.com/~momiller/marriage.htm), 315 Bilyeu John m 75 MD Rachel f 40 KY Andrew
        m 15 MO Larkin m 12 Mo.
36.  Miller County, MO Home Page @ rootsweb.com - http://www.rootsweb.com/~momiller/wills.htm, Name: Bilyeu, John Bequest: all estate to
       wife, Rachel, during her natural life as long as she remained a widow; after her death or remarriage to the two boys, Andrew Jackson Bilyeu
        and Larking Bilyeu, under age Executors: Joseph Bilyeu and Joseph Johnson Date Written: 18 Aug. 1852 Witnessed: Thomas W. Whitaker
         and John Rowden Date Proved: 8 Feb, 1853.
37.  Mildred Lander Roden & Edna Hazel McCullough Lowerey, Lowrey, Edna Hazel, Falls Church, VA.,, Our Bilyeus,  Pamphlet privately printed
       at Cassville, MO (Jul 1979)..
38.  1880 United States Federal Census, Marion Co. Census lists Delilah's place of birth as Kentucky.
39.  Jill Bradley, October 01, 1998, Bilyeu Genforum Posting, Per her application for an Indian War Pension dated 1897 (Ore Historical Society Library,
        Portland, OR ) Delilah was b 1 Feb 1812 in Overton co TN. Landon presents info re. wives and children of John Bilyeu, Sr.
40.  Oregon Historical Society; Portland, OR.
41.  Mildred Lander Roden & Edna Hazel McCullough Lowerey,
42.  Lowery, Edna Hazel, Research Notes, 1988.
43.  Application for Military Pension, William stated in his application that he was born in Crawford Co. IN.
44.  ibid.
45.  1850 Census Miller Co MO, Age in census 12.
46.  Anderson, Thelma, Workman Family History,(genforum.com/bilyeu #575) , This is the name usually given for Isaac's wife, but I've never \
        seen source verification.
47.  "Margie von Marenholtz," Date: April 16, 1998, Isaac's wife M.A. was believed to be Mary Ann Workman, who is recorded in the Workman Family History book, page 37, who was born in Maryland, married to an Isaac Bilyeu, and had sons
        John and Jacob and other children, and residents of Missouri. .
48.  Danny Graham, genforum.com/bilyeu, All info re. Andrew's family.
49.  Marriage Bonds of Hardin Co. KY, Bilyou, Andrew and Anny Lemon, daughter of Abraham Lemon.Surety, George Coker, Consent says Anny is above 21 years ofage.  Bond dated September  21, 1812, married September 24, 1812, by T. Whitman.
50.  Miller Co. Marriage Records,  (http://www.rootsweb.com/~momiller/marriage.htm).
51.  ibid  Reported as age 49 in census, born  in Ky.
52.  ibid
53.  Anderson, Thelma, Workman Family History,, "Electronic," genforum.com/bilyeu #575, This is the name usually given for Isaac's wife, but I've never seen source verification.
54.  Margie von Marenholtz
56.  Kralik, Sylvia , "Electronic," email 7 Dec 2002.
57.  Anderson, Thelma, Workman Family History,, "Electronic."
58.  ibid.   Oliver, born 1791, is "...the son of John Bilyeu, son of John Billiou, son of Peter, son of Isaac, son of Pierre son of Thomas. . . Oliver's mother is not known."
59.  ibid.  genforum.com/bilyeu #575.
60.  Mildred Lander Roden & Edna Hazel McCullough Lowerey, Lowrey, Edna Hazel, Falls Church, VA.,, Our Bilyeus,  Pamphlet privately printed at Cassville, MO (Jul 1979)., Not verified.  Could he possibly have been b. ca. 1803?
61.  ibid
62.  United States Federal Census, 1860 Census Miller Co. Mo. William reported b. in Ky.1880 Census Osage, Miller Co. Mo. Son Peter Bilyeu's  father b. Tenn.; son Fielding's  father b. Missouri.
63.  1860  Census Miller Co. MO, Age 45 in census.
64.  1880 United States Federal Census, Osage, Miller Co. Mo census reports Peter b. Missouri.
65.  Mildred Lander Roden & Edna Hazel McCullough Lowerey, Pamphlet privately printed at Cassville, MO (Jul 1979)., pg. 30.
66.  "Margie von Marenholtz," Cites Our Bilyeus, pg 30 by Lowery.
67.  Illinois State Records, BILYOU, ISAAC        BILYOU, POLLY            SANGAMON    11/02/1831.
68.  Bilyeu Family Bible.
69.  Miller Co. MO Marriage Bk A, Pg 5, Marriage ceremony by Jesse Kendrick, JPGroom: Bilyeu, CorneliusDate: 16 Sep 1838Bride: McClain, Eliza Jane.
70.  Cornelius remarried in March 1846.
71.  Bilyeu Family Bible, In possession of Melvin Bilyeu.
72.  Miller Co. Marriage Records,  (http://www.rootsweb.com/~momiller/marriage.htm), 1 Mar 1846 in Miller Co, Mo marriage records Book A., p. 65// by Davis Henderson J.P. .
73.  Mildred Lander Roden & Edna Hazel McCullough Lowery,  Falls Church, VA. Our Bilyeus, Pamphlet privately printed at Cassville, MO (Jul 1979).
74.  1860  Census Miller Co. MO, Malinda age 32 reported as w/o Elijah Pittman.
75.  Census 1880 Miller Co. MO, 1880 Census Place Richwoods, Miller, Missouri  Malinda PITMAN   Self   W   Female   age   51   .
76.  Miller County, MO Census Reports, Richwood Twn.  Nearby  is  Peter Bilyeu, Isaac Bilyeu, and Joshua Bilyeu.
77.  Miller County, MO Census Reports, !820 Miller Co. Dst. 13:  HH# 380 is Cornelius age 35, Malinda 22, Thomas 10, John 9, William 7 and Eliza 2.  Nearby are the households of George Bilyeu, John M. Bilyeu and William Melton (Malinda's brother.)
78.  Courtesy of Lois Coates and Pete Moser
79.  Mildred Lander Roden & Edna Hazel McCullough Lowerey, Lowery, Edna Hazel, Falls Church, VA. Our Bilyeus, Pamphlet privately printed at Cassville, MO (Jul 1979), Research notes; courtesy of Marguerite von Marenholtz.
80.  Jill Bradley, In Delilah Bilyeu Osborn's pension application,  she refers to her 1/2 brother Joseph BILYEU and Joseph submitted a letter in Delilah's app that shows his date of birth July 4 1823 and that he was b in Monroe, Overton Co. TN. .
81.  1880 United States Federal Census, Scio, Lynn Co. Oregon.
82.  Miller Co. MO Census 1850
83.  Lowery, Edna Hazel, Research Notes, 1988.
84.  "Margie von Marenholtz."
85.  genforum.com/bilyeu, Posting by  Cathie (ID *****4863) Date: November 27, 2002 at 12:02:18 In Reply to: Re: BILYEU, Lydia b. 1825 Hardin Co., Ky. by Joanne   of 694  You asked who the Margaret Bilyeu was that married
       Martin Melton ... according to my records (needs to be proven), she was the daughter of Isaac Bilyeu and Maryann Workman.
86.  Martin/Davis Cemetery, http://www.rootsweb.com/~mochrist/martindavis.htm, ... ann peggy (bilyeu)   melton cemetery visit/ county research ...
87.  Lowery, Edna Hazel, Research Notes, 1988, Gives marriage location as the home of his parents at Kings River, AR .
88.  ibid
89.  ibid.
90.  Lowery, Edna Hazel, Research Notes, 1988, Cites Widow's application #477 076, cert. #379 791, filed Missouri Oct. 1890.
91.  1860 Census, Linn Twn. Christian Co. Census gives Reuben's age as 16, Mary 14, Isaac 12, John 10, W.H. 8, Diannah 6, G.B. 3, and Stephen 1.
92.  Britton, Judy, "Electronic," John E. Bilyeu was the son of James and Eunice Alexon/Ellexson Bilyeu (he)  first married Sarah Frances Chastain 18 Feb 1866 in Washington Co.,IN. She died 15 Jun 1886 in Washington Co., IN and a year later John E.
       married  Sarah Ellen "Ella" Chastain on 19 Jun 1887. "Ella" was a niece to his first wife. John E. and both of his wives are buried at the Hop Cemetery, Washington Co., IN.  John E. Bilyeu was a grandson of John Bilyeu (1775-1853) and Sarah "Sally"
       McGrew..
93.  1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States. 1860 United States Federal Census. M653, 1438 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. Brown, Washington, Indiana, post office Campbellsburg, roll M653_306, page 127, image 128.
94.  Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940., Index to Marriage Records; ancestry.com.
95.  Note, Named for her father's first wife, Eliza Jane McClain.
96.  Courtesy of Lois Coates and Pete Moser., Bilyeu Family Records.
97.  1860  Census Miller Co. Mo.
98.  Miller Co. Marriage Records,  (http://www.rootsweb.com/~momiller/marriage.htm), Groom: Thompson, John Date: 16 Oct 1865 Bride: Bilyeu, Eliza Jane.
99.  Julie Martinez <raithynn@hotmail.com>, Email Feb 2003.
100.  Courtesy of Lois Coates and Pete Moser.
101.  Census 1880 KS, Wellington, Sumner, Kansas: age of Reuben given as 27, which puts dob in 1853.
102.  1880 Census.
103.  Misc.Family Records provided by Lois Coates, Peter Moser, and Joanne Kartak
104.  Marriage Certificate of James & Sarah Bilyeu, Christian Co. Marriage Records, Bk.01, pg 197, Huddleston Sarah James S. Bilyeu 25 Jul 1872   Wray Ephraim m gMarried in the presence of Rueben & Eliza Melton..
105.  Obit: Sarah Bilyeu (Cheney newspaper-4/29/1932.
106.  Pine City Cemetery, Bilyeu , James S., b. 2 Mar 1853, d. 7 Sep 1921, Row-23*Bilyeu , Sarah M., b. 1 Oct 1851, d. 18 Apr 1932, His wife, Row-23*.
107.  Photo of tombstone.
108.  California Death Records.
109.  Lois Eisenhardt Coates.
110.  Social Security Death Index.
111.  Lois Eisenhardt Coates.
112.  California Death Records, CA Death Records LOUTHAN  MARY  M    Birth Date 02/09/1880    Mother Maiden   HUDDLESON       Female    Death Place   Death Date  PLACER    01/01/1963  SS# 572-36-8539  82 yrs  old.
113.  1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com.
114.  Washington State Digital Archives, Louthan    William  S     Bilyers     Maude  M  7 Apr 1898 Spokane (Image Exists).
115.  1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line].
116.  Note, Found in 1930 Census, but not in  CA Death Index which began in 1940.
117.  1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census  Graves Twp, Spokane, Washington, ED 142, roll 1669, part 2, page 204B.
118.  Moser, Peter.
119.  California Death Index, 1940-1997, Walter A Moser  4 Aug 1973   Santa Clara  MALE  6 Feb 1881 (dob) Oregon.
120.  Hoot, Thomas -  thoot@nationwide.net, "Electronic."
121.  Louise Belsby, Email May 2009: " I was surfing the net looking for information on Alex Gustin for I was reading an excerpt from a paper written by a former resident of Pine City and she stated that Alex Gustin was shot the
         same year her father died and that would have been 1914."
122.  Bilyeu Family Bible, Courtesy of Lois Coates., "A stone her mother polished marks her grave."
123.  Washington State Digital Archives, In the 1910 census,  Roy is listed as "Leroy Bilyeu" (mis-read as "BilyeN".  "R" listed as Roy's middle initial in several records.
124.  Funeral Records.
125.  Washington State Death Index.
126.  Family Archive: Notes of Julia Humes, Julia's middle name was shared by her mother's uncle, Isaac Caruthers Lackey.
127.  Rowland-Humes Family Bible;  Copy of Family Record Page, Page of Births lists name and dob.  Julia was born in either Liberty or Cleveland, Arkansas,  but always considered herself a Virginian by descent!
128.  Washington State Death Index.
129.  Washington State Digital Archives:  Bilyeu  Roy  Kennedy Oveta 1939 Apr 29  Chelan County, WA.
130.  Bilyeu Family Bible.
131.  Lois Eisenhardt Coates.

Descendants of Pierre Billiou & Francoise Du Bois

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Billiou ~ Bilyeu
Undergoing Serious Re-editing

Question:  Are the Bilyeus really descendants of Pierre Billiou?
                                       Documents and vital records now available online throw serious doubt on
                                       our "traditional" Billiou~Bilyeu genealogy reports connecting the Bilyeus
                                       of Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri with those of Staten Island, New York.


A Disclaimer:   I first delayed making this report public because of serious problems trying to prove a direct-line
from Pierre Billiou of Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, to my ancestor,John Bilyeu, who died 2
1 Jan 1853
in Richwoods Township, Miller County, Missouri.
  The dean of Bilyeu researchers, Edna Hazel McCullough Lowery, co-
author of
Our Bilyeus, is quoted as saying she believed the Bilyeus were all descended from Pierre, but the records just
don't exist to prove it. Even though most Bilyeu researchers agree that we trace to Pierre Billiou, a
consensus of opinion
is
not proof.

I was willing to accept a preponderance of the evidence, but  there wasn't enough serious evidence.   Hoping the added amount of documents and vital records available online might have some answers, I recently renewed my Bilyeu research, trying to prove once and for all, that we Bilyeus have a claim to Pierre.   I was amazed (shocked!) at what I found, as it  seems the early sources we quoted to prove a relationship, were often based on faulty research,  and the only descendants of Pierre1 that can be proven at this time are his son Isaac2, his grandson Peter3and--maybe--his great-grandson, Peter4, born ca.1730.  This report will start with what CAN be proven, cross some muddy ground, and resume with the proven Bilyeu brothers of Miller County, Missouri, who may or may not be the  great-great-grandsons
of Pierre Billiou.

       Please contact me.  if you have comments, questions, suggestions, or would like to work on this project.  
                                                                                                                      --Joanne Kartak,  June 2009 


Generation 1

The Immigrant Ancestor


1.  PIERRE1 BILLIOU  (JeanA, ThomasB) was born 1625 in Lille, Labasse, France1,2, and died Bef. 06 Jan 1701/02 in Staten Island, Richmond, NY.  He married (1) FRANCOISE DU BOIS3,4 02 May 1649 in Leyden, S. Holland, Netherland5,6, daughter of Chretien DuBois and Cornelia DuBoise.  She was born 17 Jun 1622 in Wicres, France7, and died Bef. 17 Jan 1694/95 in Staten Island, NY.  He married (2) Gerrtje Lamberts/Perriye Gerriage 17 Jan 1694/95 in Stanton Island.  She was born ca. 1655.

 
Early researchers believed Thomas Billiou of Artois in France was Pierre's father.  In the 1970s,  however, this was disproved by on-site research in Holland. Unfortunately, many researchers didn't keep up with the news as seen in this article published in 1986.
 
 "Thomas Billiou (Bilyeu) in late 16OOs had moved from Artois in France to Holland 
   because of religious persecution of the Huguenots.  His son [sic]Pierre with his wife    
   Francoise DuBois
and children, together with other Walloons left Holland in 1661 for
   New Amsterdam where they
arrived  in August. "     
                              --White River Valley Historical Quarterly, Vol 9, No 3, Spring 1986


   
In September 1973, the documents found in Holland clearly showed that Thomas was NOT the father of Pierre. 

Pierre Billiou, His Marriage Date and His Father, by Almerican R. Boileau,
San Diego, CA., (November 1973) is a four page research paper on file at the
DAR Library in Washington, D.C.; filed with 5 or so volumes of material pub-
lished by the DuBois Family Association under the heading Chretein Du Bois
Family.  Mr. Boileau visited the Archives of Leiden, Holland in September 1973,
and examined the marriage records of Pierre Billiou and Francoise DuBoys. The
records he saw there were the church records of the publication of the banns and
the records of marriages. Mr. Boileau's words: "At the publication of the banns
on
9 April 1649, Pierre was sponsored by his father, 'Jeacq Biljouw.'"



As Huguenots, Pierre and his family found life in Holland increasingly difficult, and they
made preparations to immigrate to America.  
     
         Left Amsterdam 9 May 166110
         On the DE ST. JAN BAPTIST (St. John the Baptist)
         Arrived at New Amsterdam 06 August, 1661
         Captain Jan Bergen

 From the passenger list: 
 Pieter Bielliou (Pays de vaud)*, wife & 4 children 9, 7, 6, 2 ½

      *Walslant/walloon Country, now southern Belgium and northern France.
        See Revised   History of Harlem, James Riker, (c) 1904, page 184

The "Bielliou" children  who accompanied their parents were: Martha, Catherine, Francoise and Christienne. Passenger records make no mention of a baby--Isaac-- born at sea.  Marie, who was baptized in March of 1650, would have been 11, and was not with the family when they immigrated.  She accompanied  her Du Bois relatives when they immigrated the year before. 

A close friend, Walraven Luten, his wife and infant child, immigrated with the Biellious.

 "After settling his family temporarily, Pierre led 18 other men over to Staten Island
to see if they could establish a permanent settlement there.  Previously, others had
f
ound the Native Americans on the island discouraging of settlers, but Pierre was able
to befriend them in a positive way, and a permanent settlement was begun."  
           
1661- Pierre Billiou and Walraven Luten set up the first permanent settlement on the
south shore of Staten Island.  French settlers seeking religious freedom soon followed. 
A goverment began to be formed. --www.rajhomes.com/si history.htm



In 1661(Aug. 22, 1661) Pierre BILLEAU.... a Walloon, and others (thirteen) petitioned
to be allowed to live on Staten Island. Their petition was granted and the first permanent settlement was made at Old Dorp, the site now occupied by St. Mary's Cemetery inland
from Arrochar. A survey of the property in New Lots of the Old Town (later Garretsons
and now Dongan Hills) was made April 4, 1685 for Capt. Thomas Stillwell under order of
Gov. Thomas Dongan: 15 acres of land in the New Lots at the Old Town in the County
of Richmond, a part of which was formerly granted to Peter BELEW (BILLEAU) by the
Dutch and confirmed Sept. 20, 1677 to Thomas Stillwell by Gov. Andros beginning on the
west side of a run in the valley by the side of Iron Hill, bounded by land of Hans Cristophel
on the southwest
and by the highway on the northwest.
                                                          --
Pre-Revolutionary Dutch Houses, pg 149-151

BILLOU BALYOU or BALJOU PIETER a Frenchman who with other recently arrived immigrants applied Aug 22 1663 for land on SI as per p 227 of Cal of Dutch Man Bought
Sept 12 1670 of Cornelis Van Ruyven
a farm on the E side of the road in Flh lying between
the farms of Jan Hansen Van Noostrand and Adn Lammertse with plain and salt meadow
land as per p 87 of Lib C of Flh rec June 5 1674 he also bought of Cor Van Ruyven
26
morgens with plain and meadow land in Flh between land of Do Johannes Megapolensis
and that of Teunis Nyssen Denyse patented by Director Stuyvesant to Evert Duyckingh
Van Borchem as per p 37 of Lib A of Flh rec See Pieter Bellew
                                    --
Early Settlers of Kings Co.,  Long Is.,N.Y., by Teunis G. Bergen


             Historic Markers in  Richmond County, NY      
 
                                  OLD TOWN
                  FIRST PERMANENT SETTLEMENT
                   MADE ON STATEN ISLAND 1661
                    BY PIERRE BILLIOU & OTHERS
                       WITH PERMISSION OF THE
                     DUTCH WEST INDIA COMPANY

                 Location: On the corner of Old Town Road

                                                   ***
                            Memorial Pillar Inscription
                            Church of the Huguenots,
                                 Staten Island, N. Y.

    Sacred to the memory of PIERRE BILLIOU and of FRANCOISE DUBOIS,
 both of Artois, who were married in the Walloon Church Leyden April 20, 1649,
    and emigrated to the New Netherlands May 9th, 1661, and of their daughter
MARIE BILLIOU, who married at Wiltwyck, June 3, 1670, ARENDT JANSEN PRALL,
                 who died on Staten Island 1725. May they rest in Peace.

                                                             ***
The Church of the Huguenots was organized in 1849 in Bloomingview (now Huguenot).
Two years later the “liitle brown church” as it was known, was built on the property given
by the
Hon. Benjamin P. Prall who was a direct descendant of Pierre Billiou, leader of
the 1661 settlement.
This little church stood until 1918 when sparks from a train engine
set fire to the roof. The present
church was erected in 1924 and is known as the Huguenot
Reformed Church.  In 1924 it was
dedicated as a national memorial to the Huguenot settlers
of our country. Memorial pillars and
  windows in the church commemorate Pierre Billiou and
other early settlers of Staten Island
    --History of Stanton Island

                                                     
The following is taken from a letter to "Billiou Descendants" from A. Combs,
June, 6, 1997 and a letter to, "Friends of the Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House,"
from the
Staten Island Historical Society, May 3, 1999.  

    "The house is modest and unimposing, a mix of additions added  to accommodate growing needs of several
     generations,  with the
major portions being built in 1661, c.1680 (Stillwell portion), and 1760,1790, and 1830
     (the Perine portions)
. billiouhouseThe  resulting three chimneys seem more than the house needs, and the middle one   stands much higher than the others. The Bilyeu portion of the house sits at the rear and consists of a single main-floor room with a steeply pitched roof that provides the space for an attic accessed by narrow steps.  Although closed to the public, one can view the  house by appointment.   A family lives in the Stillwell portion to keep the property looking lived in and to have a caretaker on-site.

Restoration that began in 1943 has continued off and on through the years.   A  Bilyeu Family fund raiser was begun early in 1999 to help in restoration of work on the windows in the oldest  part of  the house and to seek a solution to the ‘rising damp’ in the stone walls  which are contributing  to the structure's  deterioration. “

The house is currently the oldest house still standing on Staten Island, and the third oldest in NY State.  Known as the Perine House, or the  Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House, it's located at 1476 Richmond Road, Staten Island and is owned and maintained by the Staten Island Historical Society.


       1664 -  England claimed all Dutch properties and Staten Island became one of three divisions in the                        shire of Yorkshire.  Nicholas Stillwell was elected Constabel with the power to determine
   civil matters “under ye value of five pounds.” Above that amount there was recourse to the        court across the water at Gravesend.  Oude Dorp became Dover. Governor Francis Lovelace      replaced Nicholls in 1668 and negotiated a final purchase of Staten Island from the Indians.        Then, again, in 1673, for fifteen months, the Dutch recaptured New York, long enough for         Pierre Billiou to be appointed Schout Scheppen (Sheriff and Magistrate) and to embroil him-
    self with several of his neighbors (Smith, 23).


1670 -  Nicholas Stillwell won a suit he brought against Pierre Billiou for title
            to land purchased from Pierre Billiou. Pierre was also sued by Thomas
            Carle, "for several abuses done him."

           This same year, charges of a different type were brought by Ann Stillwell,
            Martha Billiou's mother-in-law, who claimed Pierre had assaulted and abused
            her son and daughter. The court ruled that if either family committed said
            offenses again, the first guilty party would be severely fined. --Terry Prall

            12 September:  Pierre purchased land at Flatbush, Long Island.

1673 -   25 August:  Pierre elected Schout and Schepen of Staten Island.

1674 -   While serving as schout and schepen, Pierre apparently antagonized                       
             some of his fellow citizens.  Charges were brought and a hearing held. 
             On March 2nd,  Pierre was still schout, but others had been appointed                       
             schepens. 

             5 June: Pierre purchased additional land at Flatbush, Long Island.

1675 -    "About 1675 , the Billious were joined on Staten Island by their eldest                       
              daughter, Marie, and her family.  Marie had married Arent Jansen Prall in
              Kingston  in 1670. The couple had two children, Peter and Maria, at the
              time of the move."   --Terry Prall.

Before his death, Pierre had acquired land at Great Kills, Oude Dorp, and Fresh Kills on
Staten Island; 60 acress in Elizabeth Town, New Jersey [15 March 1677]; 60 acres in
Piscatawasy, New Jersey [3 Feb 1678]; Bridgewater Twp. [1678]; Blue Hill, Plainfield,
and Raritan/Somerville in Somerset Co., New Jersey.

More About PIERRE BILLIOU:
Home: 1662, Built a house on Staten Island, NY8
Immigration: Bet. 09 May - 06 Aug 1661.  Some researchers report Pierre spent at least 12 years
in Netherlands and England before leaving for America on ship St John Bapatiste from Walslant, Netherlands.9
Immigration to US: Aug 166110
Will (proven): 06 Jan 1701/02
Will written: 11 Sep 1699



                                        Notes for Francoise Du Bois

The American Descendants of Chretien DuBois of Wicres, France, by William Heidgerd,
Part One (New Paltz, New York: DuBois Family Association, 1968):
Pierre's wife, Francoise, was the daughter of  Chretien Du Bois,  a prosperous middle class
 linen merchant and devout protestant from the village of Wicres, outside of Lille. Chretien was
the father of five children: Francoise (b.1622), Anne (b.1624), Louis (1626-1696), Jacques (1628-1676) and another son, name unknown.   


Resentful of high taxes and fearful of religious persecution, Francoise and [her brother] Jacques
Du Bois,  left Wicres and settled in Leyden, Holland. Meanwhile, their brother Louis along with other Huguenot refugees moved to Mannheim, Germany (near Heidelberg) on the Rhine River. This area was called die Pfalz (hence the origin later of the village name of New Paltz).  While in Germany, Louis DuBois married another French Huguenot, Catherine Blanchan in 1655. They emigrated to America in 1660 and traveled ninety miles up the Hudson River to a small community in the Kingston -
Hurley area where he obtained a land grant in 1663. Francoise, and her husband Pierre Billiou
also emigrated in 1660, settling in Staten Island, NY. Fourteen years later Jacques and his wife, Pierrone Bentyn arrived in Kingston.


        For more, see   DuBois Family History and DuBois/Blanchan Family 

Note:  Mr. Heidgerd warns of a fake genealogy claiming falsely that Chretian DuBois was of royal blood.  For details, see James Pylant's article, Watch Out for Fake Family Trees

Francoise died sometime before 1695.  

On 17 January, 1695/96, Gerritje Spidgelaer published bans that she was about to marry Pierre
Billiou.  Gerritje was the widow of Jan Spiegelaer of Flatbush and she entered into an antenuptial agreement with Peter Billiou on January 17, 1695/6 indicating their intention to marry.  They were married on the 19th.  
The antenuptial agreement is confirmed in Pierre Billiou's will, but it is clearly distinguishable from the will. It is recorded in a Book of Patents and Deeds. She signed as Gerretye spiegelaers. He signed as peter billiou.  --Courtesy of Terry Prall

Like the name "Billiou",
Gerritje's name was often mispelled or entered incorrectly into documents.  and appears differently in her marriage license than it does in the antenuptial agreement.  

On 15 September, 1701, a Peter Billious was licensed to marry Maria Braun.  In his book on
the Stillwell family, John E. Stillwell, M.D., suggests this was Pierre, and he was about to marry
for the third time, as Goertje died between the time Pierre wrote  his will (1699) and 1701.  The
exact date of Pierre's death is unknown.  His will  was proven in New York on  6 January 1702.  



The Will of Pierre Billiou
 Written September 1, 1699
Proven in New York, January 6, 1702

                                           (Abstract based on two transcriptions,
                                                  one by E. G. Van Name.)


I Pierre Billiou, of the County of Richmond in the Province of New York, yeoman...

Item: I do give unto (my) welbeloved wife GERRITJE BILJOU [One transcription has "Perriye Gerriage".]
  Ten (10) pounds  and also the sume of 15 pounds per annum during
her natural life as per antenuptial contract I did engage to her.  And my Will and pleasure
is that before any diviaion bee made of my Estate (my
Executora) Shall give in Sufficient Security to pay the same yearly and every year during her natural life afore said.

Item: I do give unto my welbeloved Wife Gerritje Biljou aforesaid during her natural life and for her use all  my-household Stuffe & furniture, none excepted, of my house belonging or thereto apurtening.

Item: I Give and bequeath unto my Eldest son ISAAC BILJOU the Sume of Twenty ffive pounds currant Money for this Province and his birthtight.

Item: I Give and bequeath unto the Two Childreu of my Son JACOB BILJOU Deceased the Sume of  fifety Pounds to each of them, I having Sufficiently done for their father in his life time.

Item: I Give and bequeath unto the four Sons of my Daughter CATHARIN Lawfully begotten by RICHARD CURTIS  a Certain Tract of land adjoining to Daniel Lake... being 84 acres +/- ... to be equally divided or sold amongst them.

Item: I Haveing Payd the mortgage [to the sum of 120 pounds] on land [in Richmond] belonging to NICHOLAS LARZILLIERE deceased, late the husband of my Daughter FFRAMCOISE [now married to John Morgan],  (and) whereby all the Interest, Title, claime has devolved upon my Selfe... and Whereas NICHOLAS  the Son and heir of the said Nicholas Larzilliere is heir at Law to the Estate of his Said Father (it is) My will and pleasure  that my Said Daughter shall enjoy the benefit of the Said Morgage untill  her Said Son shall bee of age and take possession of Said Land and then the Said Nicholas his heires or Executors shall well and truely pay or cause to be made the Said Sume of One hundred and Twenty ffive pounds in equall Proportions unto the Children of my said Daughter his Mother without any distinction whether they be begotten of his Own father or of John Morgan, I thinking that he is Sufficiently Provided for by his father throh my Means And my Will and pleasure is that my Said Daughter ffrancoise shall have the income of the portions of her Children untill they bee Severally of age or Marryed.

Item: My Debts...and the aforesaid Legacyes being payd and the yearly pension of my Wife Secured... I do (declare) the  remainder of my Estate  to be equally divided (equally)
One quarter part to my Son ISAAC BILJOU or to his children in case of his Decease,
One quarter part to the Seaven Children of my Daughter MARIE  the late wife of ARENT PRAEL or their heires; One Quarter part to MARTHA the Wife of Thomas Stillwell or to her Children in case of her Decease, And One quarter part to CHRETIENNE- the Wife of Abraham Marlet or to her Children in case of her Deacease ... but with this express condition that before any Dividend be made of my Estate...they shall give Security to my Said Wife Gerrit to pay or cause to be payd unto her yearly and every Year the sume of ffiveteen Pounds Currant Money of this Province as by this my last Will & Testam't I have given & Bequeathed unto her during her natural life.

Item: Whereas  I have given unto my Wife GERRITJE BILJOU all my household Stuffe & furniture belonging to my Howse during her natural  life, (it is my will) that after her decease what is left of same shall bee equally shared and Divided...That is to Say 1/7th part to my Son ISAAC Biyou or his Children in his Stead; 1/7th to the Children of my Son JACOB BILJOU deceased; 1/7th to the Children of my Daughter MARIE deceased Lawfully begotten by Arent Prael; 1/7th to the Children of my daughter CATHARIN Deceased [and] Richard Curtis;
1/7th to CHRETIENNE the Wife of Abraham Marlet or her Children in her Stead; and 1/7th to FFRANCOYS (now) wife of John Morgan or to her Children in her Stead.

Lastly: I do hereby appoint my Trusty & Welbeloved friends Abraham Gouverneur Esq. of the City of New York, Jacques Pouillon of the County of Richmond, Esq.. & Jasper Nissepat of the City of New York. Merch't. or the Survivors of them to bee the only Executors of this my last Will & Testament, giving & hereby granting unto my Said Executors or the survivors of them the full & Soul just & ample Powers as all Executors by the Law doth appurtain & belong.

In testimony whereof the said Peter Biljou hath hereunto set his hand & Seale in New York this 11th Day of Sept. in the Elleventh Year of his Ma'ties Reigne 1699.

Signed Sealed ~ Published in the presence
of (being in two sheets of paper)
Nicolaa Jamain
Drner Ceratt
Jacob Thibou

PIERRE BILLIOU (Seal)


Proved in New York, 6 January 1702.  Liber 7:79   WNYHS I:358.

 


   
Children of PIERRE Billiou and Francoise Du Bois are:
+    2    i.    Marie2 Billiou, born Bef. 03 Mar 1649/50 in Naaren, Holland; died Bef. 1699, Staten Is, NY.
                       Named in father's will:  
". . . to the Seaven Children of my Daughter Marie."

+    3    ii.    Martha Billiou, born Bef. 08 Feb 1651/52 in Leyden; died  23 Oct 1736, New Rochelle,NY.
                      Named in father's will:  
". . .to Martha the Wife of Thomas Stillwell."

      4    iii.   Catherine Billiou, born 1654 in Leyden; died 1733.  She married Richard Curtis.
Named in father's will:  " I leave to the four sons of my daughter Catherine, by her husband, Richard Curtis, a certin tract of land...in the County of Richmond, being
84 acres to be equally divided."

    5    iv.    Francoise Billiou, born 1655 in Leyden; died 1706 in Staten Island, NY. She married
                   (1) Nicholas Largillier/Lazelere ca. 1680 in Richmond Co. NY; he died 11 Sep 1699,
                   
(2) John Morgan.
Francoise and Nicholas had four children.
Named in her father's will:  "...my daughter Frances."
In his will, Pierre leaves the title of land belonging
previously to Frances' 1st husband Nicholas
Largeller,  to Marie's son, Nicholas Largeller, Jr.

    6    v.     Christina Billiou, born Oct 1658 in Leyden; died Bef. 1701. She married Abraham Marlet.
                   Named in father's will:  
" to Chretienne- the Wife of Abraham Marlet
                   or to her Children in case of her Deacease."

+  7    vi.     ISAAC Billau/Billiou, born Bef. 06 Aug 1661 in At sea between Leyden and America;
                   died 01 Sep 1708 in Staten Island, Richmond, NY. Named in father's will:
                    "To my oldest son, Isaac..."

      8    vii.    Jacob Billiou11, born 1663 in Staten Island, NY; died 1694.  He married Margaret
                    Larzelere12;  born 1676; died 1736. Named in father's will, "I leave to the two children
                    of son Jacob, deceased..."


    9    viii.    Peter Billiou, born 06 Jun 1666 in Staten Island, NY.
                   1668, June 6, Nicholas Stillwell with his wife Annetie, were sponsors for Pieter, the
                    child of Pieter Belou and Francyn de Bou [Du Bois] of Staten Island, at the baptism which
                    took place in the Dutch Churcn in New York. --DuBois Family History
                    Not named in father's will.

    10    ix.    John Billiou, born 1668; died Bef. 1701.  Not named in father's will.

Note:  The archives of Leyden include mention of a child of Pieter Biljoen who was buried
          17 June 1656.  There was speculation that it was either Marie or Martha, who were
          baptized in Leyden, but both of these children grew to adulthood.




Generation No. 2

    2.  Marie2 Billiou (PIERRE1, JeanA, ThomasB) was born Bef. 03 Mar 1649/50 in Naaren, Holland, and died Bef. 1699 in Staten Is, NY.  She married Arendt Jansen Prall13 1670 in First Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster Co.,NY14,15.  He was born 1646 in Nardy, France, and died 1725 in Staten Island, NY.

Notes for Marie Billiou:
Marie was baptized 6 March 1649/50 in the Walloon church at Leyden; "godparents Pierre Bocquet, Chrestienne Rousse et Catherine le Bateur." --Archives of Leiden, Netherlands; courtesy of the DuBois Family Association.

Most researchers believe Marie immigrated with her uncle, Louis Du Bois, in 1660, the year before her parents and 4 siblings.  She continued to live with Louis in Kingston, until after she was married, joining her parents on Staten Island after the birth of her first two children were born. It was Louis
who acted as her legal guardian at the time of her marriage.

Terry Prall:
The connection between Pierre and Marie is based on several sources.
[1] Marie's father was named in her baptismal record
[2] When Marie and Arent married in Kingston in 1670, her uncle, Louis DuBois
     granted permission for the union.
[3] After the first two kids were born, Arent and Marie moved to Staten Island.
[4] Pierre named Arent as father of his grandchildren in his will: "The children
     of my daughter Maria, deceased."


More About Marie Billiou:
Baptism: 03 Mar 1649/50, Walloon Church, Leyden16
Spouse: 03 Jun 1670, Kingston, NY to Arnewt Jansen Prall
   
Child of Marie Billiou and Arendt Prall is:
 11    i.    Peter3 Prall, born 1672.




    3.  Martha2 Billiou 
(PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was baptized  08 Feb 1651/52 in Leyden, and died ca. 23 Oct 1736 in New Rochelle, NY.  She married Thomas Stilwell 08 Jan 1669/70 in Gravesend17.  He was born 09 Jul 1651 in Baptism at New Amsterdam18, and died ca. 1704.   They had 4 children.

Notes for Martha Billiou:
Martha was baptized 8 Feb 1652 in the Walloon Church;  godparents Noe Martin,
Albert du Boys, Anne Boquet, Anne Odeene.

Thomas and Martha Stillwell acquired land on Staten Island on 29 June 1677 from Pierre Billiou.


Capt. Thomas' STILLWELL19, bap. July 9, 1651 at New Amsterdam d. 1704-05,
married at Gravesend Jan. 8, 1670 Martha BILLEAU, bap. Feb. 8, 1652 at
Leyden, daughter of Pierre BILLEAU and Francois DU BOIS.  They settled
on her father's land in the New Lots of the Old Town and probably built
the oldest part of the present house about 1680.  Thomas STILLWELL was
an important man on the Island, constable, sheriff, magistrate, captain
of the militia, and member of the Colonial Assembly. --John E. Stillwell, MD
   
Child of Martha Billiou and Thomas Stilwell is:
    12    i.    Ann3 Stilwell, died 1753 in Bucks Co., Pa,.  She married her cousin, Jacob Billiou,
                 s/o of Isaac and Ida Billiou. He was born 1685 in Staten Island, NY; died 1747
                 in Philadelphia, Pa.  (See more under section about #13. Jacob Billiou.)

Will of Ann Belew of Bucks Co., Pa., widow, dated 6-20-1748, pr.
3-7-1753, names her daughter, Martha McClean as sole heiress and
executrix. William Brittain was a witness to both wills.



    7.  ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou (PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born Bef. 06 Aug 1661, at sea between Leyden and America, and died 01 Sep 1708 in Staten Island, Richmond, NY.  He married Ida Sueberingh 02 Nov 1684 in Bergen, NJ20, daughter of Jan Sueberingh and Adriana Polhemus.  She was born 02 Nov 1664 in Stanton Is., and died Aft. 1708.  (
Isaac's birth at sea is mentioned in his marriage record.)  

Ida Suebering was listed as living at Midwout, Long Island at the time of her marriage.
A certificate of transfer to Staten Island Church is dated 25 Nov 1684. (Unverified.)
   
                    Bergen DRC Marriages - 1666-1788  Holland Society Yearbook 1914
1684 25 Nov; Isaac Billau, ym, born at sea; Ida Sueberingh, yd fr Midwout, L.I. (c.)(4)
                                                                 
Flatbush DRC Baptisms 1677-1754
 1679 May 25; Richard Cartes; Richard; Isaac Balieu, Martha Stillwell. [Isaac's sister]

Staten Island - RDC of Port Richmond 1696-1790 Port Richmond Baptisms -
1708 Oct 19; Isaac Bellin; Daniel (b 9/1); Pieter Praal, wife Maria  [Isaac's sister]


Jeanne L. Bloom <jebloom@mcs.net> (Nov. 1997):
He (Isaac) became an owner of real estate quire early in his career.
On 4 April 1685, there was conveyed for him 160 acres in
the new lots at ye old towne in the County of Richmond.
On 4 December 1693 he acquired an additional 160 acres
described as lying near the great kill upon Staten Island. 

More About ISAAC Billau/Billiou:
Baptism: 10 Aug 1661, NY
Will: 07 Sep 1696, Written 7 Dec 1696. Probated 22 Dec1709 Richmond, NY21


                        1706 Census NY
Last Name           First   Age    Page      #    Comment
billew                  Abram             6       43       Boy   
billew                  Isaac               6        42       Boy
billew                  Peter               6        41       Boy
billew                  Catherine         6        44       Girl
billew                  Mary               6        43       Girl
billew                  Peter     16       1         8       Man    
Billew                  Lewcas            4        38       Boy
Billew                  Isaac    48        3        34       Man       34th name on pg 3
Billew                  James  22         3        35       Man       35th name on pg 3
Billew                  John     18        3        36       Man       36th name on pg 3

This appears to be our Isaac Billew and his sons, James and John.
"James" was a translation for Jacobus.  Peter, age 16, and the other
children could belong to Isaac, but their names are on other pages.

Researchers have not agreed on the names or number of Isaac's children:

Pierre Billiou, the Walloon, Staten Island Pioneer, by Elmer G. VanName (1958):
The oldest son, Isaac,  married Ida Sueberingh...and had ten children: Jacob, John, Frances, Aryantie, Isaac, Catherine, Peter, Mary, Abraham, and Daniel. Peter Billiou, the seventh child
of Isaac and Ida Billiou, was born on Staten Island in 1700.

The American Descendants of Chrétien DuBois of Wicres, France by William Heidgerd, 
lists the children of Isaac and Ida as:

1. Jacob 1685
2. John 1687
3. Peter 1691
4. Francina
5. Ariaantje
6. Luke
7. Isaac
8. Abraham
9. Daniel  1708


North of the Raritan Lots, A History of the Martinsville, NJ Area; pg 58
     1st of this family to come to America was Peter Billiou, a French Huguenot, and
wife Francoise DuBois, early settlers of Staten Island. (The name is spelled more
than 50 different ways in the records).
       Peter's son, Isaac m. in 1684 Ida Sueberingh (Sebring) of Bergen (now Jersey City).
They spent all of their married lives on Staten Island. At least three of their sons, Isaac,
Abraham, and Lucas, migrated to Somerset Co. in the early 1700's.  These three sons
were born approximately between 1698 and 1705. Isaac's child, Marietje, was bp in the
First Reformed Church of Raritan. Lucas' first child to be recorded as bp there was
Mareya in 1731, and Abraham "Bellu" had a child bp in the same church in 1744.



                               
                                Will of Isaac Bilyou of Richmond Co., Planter
                                 Written 7 Sept 1696 - Probated 22 Dec 1709

(Abstract by unk.)

In the name of God, Amen, the 7th of September, 1696. I,
ISAAC BILJOU of Richmond County, planter, being of sound
health.
I leave to my eldest son JACOB, L20 in preference to all
others
when he is of age. I leave to my wife IDA, one third of all
lands
and personal estate for life, and the use of all until the children
are of age. After my wife's decease, all my estate is to go to my
children: JACOB, JOHN, and PETER, and they are to pay legacies
to my daughters FRANCINA and ARIENTIE.  I make my wife Ida
and my father PETER BIJOU and Peter LeComte and Cornelius
Barens Van der Wyck and David Polhemus, tutors to my children.

Witnesses: N. Bayard, Peter Lakeman, Samuel Bayard.
Proved before Richard Ingoldsby, Esq., December 22, 1709.
Liber 7:562 WNYHS II:34.




   
Children of ISAAC Billau/Billiou and Ida Sueberingh are:
    13    i.    Jacob3 Billiou, born 1685 in Staten Island, NY; died 1747 in Philadelphia, Pa.  Named in
                  his father's will.  He married  his cousin, Ann Stillwell, daughter of Lt. Thomas Stillwell &
                  Martha Billiou and widow of  Samuel Van Pelt.  Ann died 1753 in Bucks Co., Pa.

Jacob is called in the will of Rev. David DeBonrepose "Jacob Billieu"
and in the will of Martha DeBonrepos "Cobus Billue" and in his father's
will "Jacob" which is the name he signed to his own will. In the census
of 1706 he is called James which is the translation of Jacobus.
Stillwell's Historical & Genealogical Miscellany, mentions a road "to
begin at the house of Jacob Bellue and to run through his land and from
thence through land of William Makleen and so along through a tract of
vacant land and also through Dongan's land". (11-7-1722)

About 1735, in company with his brothers Daniel and Luke, and others,
Jacob set out for Pennsylvania and settled in Moorland.

Philadelphia Mortgages Book F-10, p. 293, mortgage dated 3-22-1738/9,
recorded 4-17-1739 "Jacob Billiou of Moorland, County of Philadelphia &
Ann Philadelphia County and partly in Bucks County ....312 acres."

Will of Jacob Beelue of Philadelphia County, Yeoman,
Dated 8-31-1747
    Proven 10-1-1747 at Philadelphia,  Pa.
leaves his wife an annuity, providing she
does not marry again,
and leaves bequests to son Isaac and daughter
Martha McClean
and grandchildren: Mary, Jacob & Rachel McClean.

Executors: wife & son Isaac.

5-20-1751 George Emlen acknowledges receipt of L300 the full amount of
the mortgage and interest, from Isaac Billew, the only surviving son of
Jacob Billiou and executor of his father's will.


Will of Ann Belew of Bucks Co., Pa., widow,
Dated 6-20-1748, pr.
3-7-1753, names her daughter, Martha McClean
as sole heiress and
executrix. William Brittain was a witness to both wills.
No mention of her son, Isaac.  Note that Ann wrote her will shortly after her
husband's death.  
 Jacob's will mentions Isaac, but no Billiou grandchildren.
Ann wrote her will shortly after her husband's death and while Isaac was still
alive (see 5-20-1751 item).  Did Isaac die between 1751 and his mother's
death, or did she disown him?   More information is needed, but it's looking
as though Isaac left no issue and thus is not the link between the Billiou and
Bilyeu families.



    14    ii.    John Billiou, born 1687 in Staten Island, NY; died 1758 in Morris Co. NJ. He married
                  Jane Rambout; born ca. 1690.  John was named in his father's will.


History of Staten Island, NY:  March 4, 1712,   Presentation by Grand Jury. . .
 John Dore and John Belew for carrying of Syder upon Sabbath Day.  
 (Not necessariliy  John, the son of Isaac.)

    15    iii.    Francis Billiou, born 1692 in Staten Island, NY. Named in her father's will.
    16    iv.    Marietje Billiou, born 1694 in Staten Island, NY. Baptism: 1st Reform Church
                    of Raritan.  This is probably "Arientie" named in father's will.  

    17    v.     Isaac Billiou, born ca. 1696 in Staten Island, NY.  Not named in father's will.
    18    vi.    Catherine Billiou, born ca. 1698 in Staten Island, NY.  Not named in father's will.

+  19    vii.   PETER Billiou, born ca. 1700 in Staten Island, Richmond, NY;
                   died in Somerset, New Jersey.  Named in father's will.

    20    viii.  Mary Billiou, born 1702 in Staten Island, NY. Not named in father's will.
    21    ix.    Abraham Billiou, born 1704 in Staten Island, NY.  Not named in father's will.
    22    x.     Lukas Billiou, born _____ in Staten Island, NY.  Not named in father's will.

    23    xi.    Daniel Billiou, born 01 Sep 1708 in Staten Island, NY.  Not named in father's will.
                    Baptisms,  pg. 13:  1708, Oct 19- Parent - Isaac Bellin  Child - Daniel                                                      Witnesses/Godparents:  Pieter Prall and wife Maria. (Isaac's sister.)

       Notes:   Isaac wrote his will in 1696, and may not have made any changes prior to his death in 1709.
                   Children often credited to Isaac but not proven are in italics.
             
   



Generation No. 3

WARNING:  Much has been written about  Isaac's son, Peter3, but aside from his name and the 
inheritance from  his father,  much is in doubt,  including the name of his wife and children. If you
have solid evidence about Peter, or would like to discuss  him, please  contact me.  

    19.  PETER3 BILLIOU (ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, 
PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB was born ca. 1700 in Staten Island, Richmond, NY, and died aft. 1753 in Somerset, New Jersey.  He married Marrya/Margarietje ca. 1728 in Staten Island, Richmond, NY. Peter was named in his father's will.

        
Below are common statements written about Peter.

 Emigrated 1720 from Staten Island, NY to Somerset NJ  
 Reported in Census of 1706

 Road Commissioner in Staten Island in 1715.
 Seemed to have settled in Somerset County where his children were baptised.
 Freeholder of Bridgewater township in 1753.


Pierre Billiou, the Walloon, Staten Island Pioneer, by Elmer G. VanName, (1958)
Peter Billiou, the seventh child of Isaac and Ida Billiou, was born on Staten Island in
1700. He married Margrita Bilyeu, who was born in New York around 1704. They had
nine children: Peter, Euryda, Abraham, Mareytje, John, Aeltje, Johannas, and Hendrick.

Workman Family History,  by Thelma C. Anderson (1962) Pg 46.  
 Peter Bilyeu (Balliou) son of Isaac Bilyeu, (son of Pierre, son of Thomas) and Ida Sueberingh;
 born in 1690 in Staten Island, New York; his will, dated 25 Jan. 1810, was proved  in 1811;
 married Marrya or Maragrieatje and had (the following)children born in New Jersey:
 
 1.  Kendrick christened at Six Mile Run Church, New Jersey
 2.  Peter born 20 Nov 1731
 3.  Euryda born 19 Jan 1734
 4.  Abraham born 1736
 5.  Hettie born 1738
 6.  Stintye born about 1740
 7.  John baptized 9 Jan 1743 at Six Mile Run Church, N.J.
 8.  Aeltje born about 1748
 9.  Johannes born about 1750


           
Both Van Name and Anderson have a similar list of Peter's children.  Anderson also mentions
 a will written by Peter and proved in 1811.  Trouble is, she is apparently confusing Peter3
(son
of Isaac) born ca 1700 with his son, Peter4, born ca. 1740.  And  there's more bad news. 
Research shows the will Mrs. Anderson  mentions appears to be  that of Peter Blaw, a proven
son of an
early Dutch settler who was not related to the French Hugenot, Pierre Billiou.  Compare
the list
of children given by Van Name and Mrs. Anderson with those listed in this report about
Peter Blaw
and his will.   (More about the Blaw/Blauw/Blue family later.)

                               From Blue Family genealogy: 
A.2.7.4  Peter BLAW (1725-1811), m. Marya/Maria HUMPHREY. 
He was baptised at the New Brunswick NJ Reformed Dutch Church. 
Their children were baptised at the New Brunswick, Six Mile Run and
Hillsborough Reformed Dutch Churches in Somerset Co. NJ. 
His will was proved on 21 Mar 1811 in Somerset Co. NJ. (see below)

Children of Peter & Marya Blaw:
1*  Aaltje BLAW (bap.1755-1836), m. Simon STRYKER (1748-1838).
 2* Stintje (Christina) BLAW (bap.1758), m. Minnah FISHER.
 3   Hendrick BLAW (bap.1763).
 4* Johnnes BLAW (bap.1765), m. Catherine VAN ZANDT.
 5   Peter/Peterus BLAW (bap.1771).  May have gone to Butler Co. OH.
 6*  Abraham BLAW (bap.1775), m. Maria VAN ZANDT.
 7   Hettie BLAW,


Early Recorded Wills from 1804-  (In Surragate's Office, N.J. Records)
Blaw, Peter, Sr. of Franklin Twsp.  Dated 25, 1810, Probated Mar 21, 1811
Named sons:  Henrick, John, Abraham; daughters Hettie, Stintye.  
Executors son John and Frederick Probisis/Probisio.
Witnesses Richard Garritson, Peter Van Zendt (A, p 270)

On the positive side,  I found this, which seems to prove there WAS a Peter Bilyou in Somerset
County NJ during the Revolutionary War, which would make him a generation after Isaac's son, Peter. Note that the inteviews were held within a short time of each other and by the same men,     and the fact that the names are not spelled alike is encouraging.


NJ Archives   http://www.state.nj.us/state/darm/links/databases.html
Inventories of Damages by the British & Americans in New Jersey 1776-1782
Vol 5 Damages by British in Somerset County;

pg. 12 - Inventory of an English mare three years old the Property of
Peter Bilyou Taken by the British...December 1776....
Sworn before Tobias Van Norden Sept 17th 1782.

 Ledea Bilyou ...saith that She saw the British Troops... open the  stable
 Door of the said Peter Bilyou and took off the said mare...
 Sworn by Nathaniel Ayers Sept 17th 1782
                                     ..........................

pg. 103 -  Inventorie of goods and Chattle of Peter Blew....
[inventory includes mare, hogs, sheep, tools]
Peter Blew Sworn According to law....
The Same [inventory] further Saith Not Sworn
Before Tobias Van Norden Septn 25 1782

John Blew....saith that he saw the British in and about
Peter Blews house... saw them take the greatest part
of the Articles Contained in the above [inventory].
Inventory Saith Not Sworn Before Nathaniel.Ayers
Septm 25 1782.
                                          .......................

Traditionally, Peter Billiou is credited with nine children, including:

    i.  Peter Billiou, who reportedly died ca 1811 in Somerset County, N.J.  
   ii. John4 Billiou, reportedly  died Aft. 1794 in Bourbon County, Ky.

I believe that  it's possible most of the information about these men were mixed up with  that of
the Dutch descendants:

  Johannes BLAW (1724-1818) 
   Peter BLAW (1725-1811), m. Marya/Maria HUMPHREY.

Sources:
Terry Prall
 Robert L. Billard   <ancestralcurios.com/bergen_marriages.htm>  
 William Blue        
 Stillwell's Historical & Genealogical Miscellany
 Somerset County Historical Quarterly, By A Van Doren Honeyman,
 Somerset County Historical Society N.J. (1919)  (Digitized by google)

 New Jersey State Archives   http://www.state.nj.us/state/darm/links/databases.html
 Staten Island Church Records, By Tobias Alexander Wright,
 New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Published by Heritage Books, 1997




Generation No. 4

Unsure Footing in Muddy Water


    24.  PETER4 BILLIOU (PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) 

WARNING:  Only Peter's name is proven.  There was a Peter Bilyou and a Ledea Bilyou living
in Somerset County who each filed claims for damages to property during the Revolutionary War.
It's unknown what relationship  they had to each other or to Peter3, Isaac2 and Pierre1Billiou.  



Both the Workman family book by Mrs. Anderson and several Du Bois researchers report that
Peter3 Billiou, son of Isaac,  wrote a will which
was proved 21 Mar 1811.24  Since Isaac's son was born no later than 1708, it seems they confused the generations, and if a Peter Billiou wrote a will ca 1811, it was Isaac's grandson.  There's more trouble though, as  it appears Anderson and/or the Dubois researchers confused the Blew/Blaw/Blauw/Blue families with the Billious.  Here again are records from New Jersey:

 Peter BLAW (1725-1811), m. Marya/Maria HUMPHREY. 
He was baptised at the New Brunswick NJ Reformed Dutch Church. 
Their children were baptised at the New Brunswick, Six Mile Run and
Hillsborough Reformed Dutch Churches in Somerset Co. NJ. 
His will was proved on 21 Mar 1811 in Somerset Co. NJ. 
Children of Peter & Marya Blaw:
1*  Aaltje BLAW (bap.1755-1836), m. Simon STRYKER (1748-1838).
 2* Stintje (Christina) BLAW (bap.1758), m. Minnah FISHER.
 3   Hendrick BLAW (bap.1763).
 4* Johnnes BLAW (bap.1765), m. Catherine VAN ZANDT.
 5   Peter/Peterus BLAW (bap.1771).  May have gone to Butler Co. OH.
 6*  Abraham BLAW (bap.1775), m. Maria VAN ZANDT.
 7   Hettie BLAW,

Somerset County Historical Quarterly, by A Van Doren Honeyman,
Somerset County Historical Society (N.J.)
Published by Somerset County Historical Society, 1919
Original from the New York Public Library (Digitized by google)
Early Recorded Wills from 1804-  (In Surragate's Office)
Blaw, Peter, Sr. of Franklin Twsp.  Dated 25, 1810, Probated Mar 21, 1811
Named sons:  Henrick, John, Abraham; daughters Hettie, Stintye.  
Executors son John and Frederick Probisis/Probisio.
Witnesses Richard Garritson, Peter Van Zendt (A, p 270)


Baptisms Seven Mile Church, Somerset, NJ
p. 212  1758 Sep 24   Blauw, Whilhemis & Margrietje - Neeltje
                         Apr  8    Blauw, Jan & Catryoje - Henderic
p. 217  1763    Jul 10    Blau, Peter & Maryye - Hendrick
p. 219  1765  ____       Blaw, Petre & Maryr - Johannes 
p. 221  1769   Jan 29    Blaw, John & Trynty -Altye 
 
Jan & Catryoje  = John & Trynty, a common Dutch  nickname for Catryoje/Cathrine.
Are "John and Trynty Blaw"  Billiou's or members of the Blau/Blue family?


N.J. State Archives  Marriage Records B (Part 1 : 1711-1765)
Blaeu, Hendrick   Somerset      Lineson, Catalintje  New York    1 Jun 1748   


Questions we need to ask:  How solid is the Blauw family genealogy?  Is Peter Blaw, Sr. of Franklin, Somerset Co., NJ proven to be the descendant of Dutch immigrants?  

 I spent several days checking the reports on the Blue Family site and corresponding with the researchers.  I am convinced that while they may have grabbed one or two of our Billious,  the
claims they make for Peter Blauw seem  solid.  

Take a look at the website and judge for yourself:  

The Blue Family <http://members.tripod.com/blue_family/>.
On the home page click on Family Genealogy, then click on “Earliest”. The father of John Blaw [1.] is Jan
Frederickse (Blauw) [A.2] and his father is Frederick Janss/Jansen [A.]. The major connection is the Blue
Silver Cup, fabricated in the late 1600’s by Jurian Blanck in Brooklyn. John Blaw [1.] willed the cup to his
son John, and it has been passed down through the generations to this day. In addition to the silversmith’s
mark, there is an inscription “I*F” on the base of the cup.




Back to the "traditional" but unproven Bilyeu genealogy: 

24.  Peter Billiou (Peter, Isaac, Pierre) was
born 20 Nov 1731 in Six Mile Run, Somerset, New Jersey.and died 21 Mar 1811 in Franklin Twn., Somerset, New Jersey.  He married Margarita Workman ca. 1770.  She was born 1752; died Aft. 17 Mar 179523

Unproven Children of PETER4 BILLIOU are usually reported as:
+  33    i.    JOHN5 BILYEU, Sr., born 1775 in Allegany Co.? MD; died 21 Jan 1853 in Iberia,                                    Richwoods Township, Miller County, Mo.
    34    ii.   Peter  Bilyeu, born 1777 in Maryland; died 1863 in Christian Co. Missouri25.  He married
                  Diana Blackwill26ca. 1800 in Green River, KY; born ca.1777; died 1865 in Christian Co. Mo.
+  35    iii.   Isaac Bilyeu, born ca. 1780 in Maryland; died in Carroll Co. AK.
+  36    iv.   Andrew B. Bilyeu, born 1792 in Maryland; died ca. 1865 in Miller Co., Mo.
+  37    v.    Oliver Bilyeu, born 1793 in Green Co. KY27; died Aft. 1850 in Overton, TN ?.
                  died Bef. 1840.
+  38    vi.   William M Bilyeu, Sr., born 17 Mar 1795 in KY(?).


Peter Billiou (1731-1811) and  John Billiou (1742-1794), sons of Peter4 Billiou,
have each been named as the father of John Bilyeu who died
in Miller County
in 1853.  There are clues that point to each of them. 


What we know:  ca 1832  John Bilyeu and his brother, Andrew, arrived together  in Pulaski/Miller
 Co. Missouri.  They are both reported as having been born in Maryland.  It's commonly accepted
that among the 6 sons of Peter (1731-1811) were  sons  John and Andrew.  While John (1742-1794) had a son named John, he did not appear to have had a son named Andrew.  John and Andrew of Miller Co. Missouri are usually reported as having been born in Maryland.  Peter Billiou is reported
as having died in New Jersey, and there is no evidence he or his wife traveled to Maryland; while his brother John Billiou is said to have died in Kentucky after traveling through several states.

Q's:  1.   What proof that Peter and Margarita Billiou were ever in Md.?  Ky?
        2.   What evidence is there that John Bilyeu (1775-1853) was born in Md.?  
              There was no Allegany Co. Md. until much later.
        3.   Where is copy of Peter's will probated 1811 in N.J.that the DuBois Association say exists.
               This is the question that sent me searching.  Found the will okay, but it is NOT Peter Billiou's.
        4.   Did John Billiou(1742) (brother of Peter(1731) leave a will?  Any documentation re his sons?
        5.   What evidence is available to prove ANY connection between John Bilyeu (1775) and ANY of               the Billiou's of Staten Is.? 



    30.  John4 Billiou 
(PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born Bef. 09 Jan 1742/43 in Six Mile Run, Somerset, NJ, and died Aft. 1794 in Bourbon County, Ky.  He married Tryntje Barents Bef. 1760.  She was born 10 Jul 1743 in Six Mile Run, Somerset, NJ, and died Aft. 1795.  

Van Name:   John Bilyeu, the sixth child of Peter Billiou, was born in 1743, likely in Somerville, NJ. He married Tryntje Barents (Berents), who was born in Six Mile Run, NJ in about 1743.
They had seven children: John, Mariya, Hendrick, Atye, Aalte, Peter, and Isaac.  

  This item from Somerset, N.J. baptism records is interesting.  
  Is Petre Blaw the son of Isaac?  If so, was Johannas b. 15 years later that we thought?
  Is John Blaw the same as John Billiou who died in Bourbon Co. Ky?  

Baptisms
p. 219  1765  ____   Blaw, Petre & Maryr - Johannes 
p. 221  1769 Jan 29  Blaw, John & Trynty -Altye    

The following may or may not refer to this family:
1790 Moore Co., NC Census
                  m+16  m-16/  f+16  f-16/  others/slaves
Blew, Peter    1          3       4       0             2
Blew, John     1          1       1       0             0

Marriage Notes for John Billiou and Tryntje Barents:
Number of children reported as 10 by some, and 7 by others.  

Richard Kitchen:  Here is what the Workman Book has:

 i.  John Bilyeu born about 1760 at Six Mile Run, NJ
ii.  Mariya Bilyeu born 10 July 1763 in NJ; moved to Md.
iii. Hendrick Bilyeu born 22 April 1765 in NJ; moved to Md.
iv. Atye Bilyeu born 29 Jan 1769 in NJ; moved to Md.

     Baptism record from Somerset County records reads,  
      "1769 Jan 29  Blaw, John & Trynty -Altye "
      Are Atye, Altye and Aalte same person? The Blue genealogists suggest
       the names are the same, but that the daughter born in 1769 died bef.
       December 1773.

v.  Aalte Bilyeu born 6 Dec 1773 in NJ; moved to Md. 
vi.  Peter Bilyeu born 1777 in Allegany Co., Md; died 7 July 1863 in Christian Co., Ill.

    Note the move of the family from N. J.  to Md .sometime  between 1773-1777.
    If the Workman book is accurate, it  would appear that only Peter is born in Md.


Letter from Avis Combs of Tulsa, Ok. to Lois Coates (no date):
"I...feel confident in saying...John and Andrew are both sons of John Bilyeu and Tryntje Barents who married in Allegaheny Co. Md. In 1774..."    

This marriage date--1774-- with dobs of children given below.
   
Children of John Billiou and Tryntje Barents are (as per Van Name):
+  39    i.     John5 Bilyeu, born 1760 in Six Mile Run, Somerset, NJ; died Aft. 1810.
    40    ii.    Mariya Bilyeu, born 10 Jul 1763.
    41    iii.   Atya Bilyeu, born ca. 1765.
    42    iv.    Heinrick Bilyeu, born ca. 1770.
    43    v.    Aalte Bilyeu, born ca. 1775.
    44    vi.    Peter Bilyeu, born 1777 in Maryland.
    45    vii.   Isaac Bilyeu, born ca. 1780 in Virginia.

Note, in neither list of children of John and Tryntje is there an Andrew, but this is a minor
concern.  What's important is that most if not all of the information about John Billiou,
like that of his brother Peter, seem to be based on mixing up Billious with Blaws.  



Interlude

     I cannot prove a connection between Peter Billiou who died ca. 1811 in New Jersey between Pierre Billiou or
     to John and Andrew Bilyeu who arrived in  Miller County, Missouri ca. 1832.   
For the sake of discussion, if we
     make the assumption there IS a connection,  there is still the problem of  proving which son of the Peter Billiou
     was the father of  John and  Andrew.   I believe there are only two choices.  Take your pick and I guarantee  I
     can provide a well respected  genealogist who will agree, but no one has presented solid evidence for either choice.
     Perhaps some day we'll have the answers.  JMK.



                                               Direct Descendants of Pierre Billiou
               
    1 Pierre Billiou   b: 1625 in France  d: Bef. 06 Jan 1701/02  Staten Island, NY                                               +Francoise Du Bois   
          2  Isaac Billau/Billiou    b: Bef. 06 Aug 1661 d: 01 Sep 1708  Staten Island, NY
                    +Ida Sueberingh    
                  3  Peter Billiou    b: ca. 1690  Staten Island, NY    d:  Somerset, N. J.
                            +Marrya/Margarietje    
                          4   Peter Billiou   b: 20 Nov 1731; d: 21 Mar 1811 Somerset, N. J.
                                      + Margarita Workman  
                                   5   John Bilyeu, Sr. b.1775 in Md.   
                                         d: 21 Jan 1853 Iberia, Richwoods Twnp, Miller County, Mo.

                                                                 OR

   
 1 Pierre Billiou   b: 1625 in France  d: Bef. 06 Jan 1701/02  Staten Island, NY                                               +Francoise Du Bois   
          2  Isaac Billau/Billiou    b: Bef. 06 Aug 1661 d: 01 Sep 1708  Staten Island, NY
                    +Ida Sueberingh    
                   3  Peter Billiou    b: ca. 1690  Staten Island, NY    d:  Somerset, N. J.
                            +Marrya/Margarietje    
                          4.  John Billiou  b: ca. 1742;
d.1794 in Ky.
                                         + 
Tryntje Barents
                                     5.  John Bilyeu, Sr. b. 1775 in Md.
                                           d: 21 Jan 1853 Iberia, Richwoods Twnp, Miller County, Mo.


Several years ago, I wrote: Evidence I've seen to date, makes me inclined to believe that the Bilyeu brothers who settled in Pulaski/Miller County, Missouri in the 1830s were sons of Peter, not John.  

Until we can identify the grandsons of Isaac who reportedly moved to New Jersy, the question
of who is the father of John Bilyue will have to wait.  



Generation No. 5

Back on Safe Ground

               
    33.  JOHN5 BILYEU, Sr., possible son of Peter Billiou4PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, Thomas B) was reportedly born 1775 in Maryland,28,29 and died 21 Jan 1853 in Iberia, Richwoods Township, Miller County, Missouri.30  He married (1) SARAH "Sally" MCGREW 29 Aug 1795 in Hardin County, Kentucky.31,32 daughter of James McGrew.  She was born ca. 1777, and died Bet. 1819 - 1826 in Overton Co. Tennessee.  He married (2) Rachel Carr Bef. 1835.  She was born ca. 1790 in Kentucky33 and died Aft. 1861.

Notes for JOHN BILYEU, Sr.:
The location of John Bilyeu's birth  is usually given as Allegany, Co., Maryland.  Our Bilyeus
cites a census reading as the source, but in the 1850 census,  John's daughter, Delilah Bilyeu
Osborne, gives her father's place of birth as Md., while  her brother Joseph (living in Marion Co. Ore.), states his father born in Ky; and brother Isaac states father born Tenn.  

There was no Allegany County, Md. until 1789, when it was formed  from Washington Co.,
which in turn, was formed in 1776 from Frederick Co.

I have found no proof of John's ancestors, but believe his father may be the grandson of Isaac Billiou.  I am satisfied, however,  that John  is the father of Cornelius, and great grandfather of
my
grandfather, Roy Bilyeu.


Misc. notes from  Mildred Lander Roden & Edna Hazel McCullough Lowery, Our Bilyeus, Pamphlet, privately printed at Cassville, MO (Jul 1979) courtesy of Marguerite von Marenholtz <dieckhorst@earthlink.net>

War of 1812 - John served from Overton Co. TN  in the Volunteer Co., First Regt.,
commanded by Capt. Canida (Kennedy?), Col Bradley,in the Brigade commanded
by General Jackson in the war against the Creek Indians. . . .
At his death in 1853, he left children living in Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Oregon and Miller
Co. Missouri. One son, William Bilyeu, b KY, Mary b 1834 in IL.  Earlier children b TN.

Name: Bilyeu, John
Bequest: all estate to wife, Rachel, during her natural life as long as she remained a
widow;
after her death or remarriage to the two boys, Andrew Jackson Bilyeu and
Larking Bilyeu,
under age.
Executors: Joseph Bilyeu and Joseph Johnson
Date Written: 18 Aug. 1852
Witnessed: Thomas W. Whitaker and John Rowden
Date Proved: 8 Feb, 1853

Named in John Bilyue estate settlement in 1853 were:  Isaac, William, Cornelius,
Joseph, Polly Melton,  Andrew and Larkin, all of Miller Co. Mo.  Delilah Osborne and
Lydia Parrack of Ill; James, John, Didamia Denny, all of Indiana; Susan Carmack, TN; 
Peter Bilyeu, Oregon; Sarah McClothlin, res. unk.


John's 15 children are thought to be:
 1.James b 5 Mar 1796 m Eunice Alexton(?)
 2.Didamia m 21 Jan 1821 to John Denny.
 3.Delilah m ______Osborn.
 4.Peter b 29 Se[t 1802 d 27 July 1877, m in TN 18 Mar 1821 to Mary J. Dyer.
  5.John b ca 1806 m Mary Tyler (?)
 6.William b ca 1809  KY, m Mary McClark
 7.Isaac b 1812, d 1892. m Mary ___
 8.Cornelius b ca 1815 m (1) Eliza J. McClain; m (2) Malinda Melton.
 9.Sarah m ______McGlothlin.
10.Lydia m ___Parrack
11.Joseph b ca 1825 TN m Ann Osborne.
12.Mary "Polly" b ca 1824 IL, m Wm R. Melton.
13.Susannah b ca 1826 m __Carmack.

The younger two sons (maybe more) were the children of Rachel.
14. Andrew
15. Larkin


                           Eldo, Missouri newspaper article 10/26/1972 
        

                                                                  John Bilyeu
                     
                                                  Clyde Lee Jenkins of Tuscuombis, MS

     About 1832 Andrew and John Bilyeu arrived in the northernmost reaches of Pulaski
CO. MO; now Miller CO.  Natives of Maryland, they were of French-Huguenot descent,
and relatives of William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania Colony. 

     John settled in the Big Richwoods, Andrew in the Little Richwoods, and their children
settled around them. Generally, they had traveled out of Maryland into Virginia, then from
the Old Dominion State into the Carolinas, through Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and the
country of the Illinois before entering Missouri, some traveling one route and some another.

     John was born in Maryland in 1775, settled in the Big Richwoods, northeast to Iberia, in
the Bray's country.  He was married to Rachel, born in 1810, a native of Kentucky.  No doubt
she was a second wife.  Their children included Isaac, William, CORNELIUS, Joseph, Mary
or Polly, Delilah, Lydia, James, John, Didama, Susannah, Peter, Sarah, Andrew Jackson,
and Larkin.   In the war with the Creek Indians, John had fought under General Jackson serving
as a private in the 1st Regiment of Bradley's Tennessee Volunteers.  He rushed to arms on
Oct 4, 1813 to avenge the frightful massacre of nearly 400 men, women and children at Fort
Mimms in Alabama on August 30.  At Talladega, ALA on November 9, the Tennessee troops engaged the Indians, killing nearly 300 warriors.  After two more battles in November and one in December, in which the Indians were defeated with great slaughter, John returned home.

John died at his home in the Big Richwoods near Bray's Mill on January 21, 1853 (age 78).  He
was a farmer and blacksmith.  By will he had given his plantation, livestock, mechanical, black-
smith, and farming tools to his widow, Rachel, and upon her death or marriage, to his sons Andrew Jackson and Larkin, equally.  The sale of personal property was held on March 15, 1853; 400
pounds of bacon excepted to the use of the widow. . . .In the autumn of 1861, (Civil War) Rachel's place in the Big Richwoods was raided by sympathizing forces moving south; her cattle, livestock, and provisions taken, and the torch put to her buildings.  Rachel then moved to Lebanon for protection.

(Errors in this article include the reference to a relationship to William Penn, which is not
accurate, and Rachel is mistakenly named as mother of John's children; all but Andrew and Larkin were children of John's first wife, Sarah McGrew.)


The earliest Overton County Deed Books A,B & C - (1801-1813) lists John Bilyeu,
Cornelius Bilyeu, Samuel and Oliver Bilyeu, James Bilyeu, John Bilyeu Sr., Peter Bilyeu.
Books D & E - (1814-1825) lists Isaac Bilyeu,Andrew Bilyeu, Cornelius Bilyeu, C. Bilyeu,
 James Bilyeu, John & Isaac Bilyeu.




More About JOHN BILYEU, Sr.:
Burial: 1853, Bilyeu Cem #2 in Miller Co Mo.34
Census 1: 1820, Overton Co. TN
Census 2: 1850, Miller Co. MO: John age 75 and wife Rachel, 60, living with their children Andrew and Larkin.35
Military service: Bet. 1812 - 1815, Battle of Horseshoe Bend vs. Creek Indians  Serving in this same company were his brothers William and Isaac..
Occupation: Farmer and blacksmilth.  Worked as a "marker" on the first road through Iberia, now part of Hwy 42.
War Pension: Aft. 1853, Application for an Indian War Pension by widow.
Will: 1853, Miller Co, Mo.  He left his estate to his widow, Rachel, and their two 2 sons.  In case she remarried, it was to go to the sons.36

Marriage Notes for JOHN BILYEU and SARAH MCGREW:
(Re. Children of John Bilyeu, Sr.)   Daughter Didama,
who married John Denny, a native of Poland, on Jan. 21, 1821, lived in
Indiana. So did sons John and James, raising large families in the Hoosier state.



Marriage Notes for JOHN BILYEU and Rachel Carr:
Census of 1850 Miller Co. MO reports
 #315 John Bilyeu     75  born MD
                 Rachel [age hard to read, but should be 60) KY 
                  Andrew  15         MO
                  Larkin    12         Mo.

John's son is next door.
 #316 Joseph Bilyeu  27  born TN , Ann 25 IL, John 5 MO William 3 MO Larkin 1 Mo.

   
Children of JOHN BILYEU and SARAH MCGREW are:
+    46    i.    James6 Bilyeu, born 05 Mar 1796 in Washington Co. IN; died Aft. 1860 (Indiana ?).
      47    ii.    Didamia Bilyeu, born 10 Jun 1800.  She married John Denny 31 Jan 182137; born in Poland.

+    48    iii.    Peter Bilyeu, born 29 Sep 1802 in TN; died 27 Jul 1877 in Linn Co. OR.
      49    iv.    John Bilyeu, born ca. 1806; died 16 Jun 1862 (Alt. dod- 12 July 1895)
+    50    v.    William M. Bilyeu, born 15 Feb 1809 in Ky; died 22 Apr 1879 in Miller Co. Mo.
+    51    vi.    Isaac Bilyeu, born ca. 1812 in TN; died 19 Jan 1892 in Miller Co. (Source:Our Bilyeus)                            Another Isaac Bilyeu, b. ca. 1798 in TN. is reported by some as the one who was John and
                     Sarah's son.  
      52    vii.    Delilah Bilyeu, born 01 Feb 1812 in Kentucky38; died Aft. 1897 in Oregon39
                      She married Larkin Osborn 05 Jun 1832 in McDonough Co.IL; born 1808 in NC;
                     died 1881.

Landon Ewers: Delilah BILYEU and Larkin OSBORNE were in Marion Co, OR in 1874. Their children:
       Sarah Jane  b c. 1832 Mc Donough Co IL

       Mary Ann b circa 1835
       
Emmeline  b. c 1839
        Caroline  b c. 1841 

William Perry  b c 1844 Miller Co MO
John  b ?
Reuben  b 1849 
Rebecca b circa 1849-50
Catherine "Kate"  b ca 1850's

    War Pension: 1897, In Delia's application for an Indian War Pension,
     she refers to her half-brother, Joseph Bilyeu, who submitted a letter
     stating his date of birth July 4, 1823 and that he was born in Monroe, TN.40



+    53    viii.  CORNELIUS BILYEU, born 04 Mar 1814 in Overton Co, TN; died 15 Jul 1856, Miller                            Co. Mo.
      54    ix.    Sarah Bilyeu, born ca. 1817.
      55    x.     Lydia Bilyeu, born ca. 1820.
+    56    xi.    Joseph Bilyeu, born 04 Jul 1823 in Monroe, Overton ,TN; died 29 May 1902.Albany, OR.
      57    xii.    Susannah Bilyeu, born ca. 182641; died 03 Jan 1909.
      58    xiii.   Mary "Polly" Bilyeu, born 1824 in Illinois; died ca. 1898.  She married William H. Melton                          (brother of Malinda Melton, w/o Cornelius) 12 Nov 1843 in Miller Co. MO; born ca. 1815
                      in Harrison/Crawford Co. IN42,43; died 31Oct 1900 in Bradleyville, Taney Co. MO44.

William H. Melton enlisted in the U.S. Army 23 Nov 1861 in Co. D 24th Regt. Vols
under Cpt. Vaughn  at Rolls, Mo.   He was 46 yearsw old; 5'10" tall, fair complextion,
blue eyes, dark hair, occupation, farmer.  He also served in Co G & E 48 Mo. Inf.

1850 Census Miller Co. MO
#381  Melton, William 35, Ind; Mary 26, IL; Joseph 4, Reuben 3, John 3mo.
all born Mo.

1860 Census Christian Co. Mo. Linn Twp 5
#16 Melton, William 44 Ind Property-$565;  Mary 39 Tenn;  Joseph 14, Reuben 13,
John 10, Minerva 7, Caroline 1, all born in Mo.  Living next door was the family of
John Witten Biyeu and Sarah Harp Bilyeu.

1870 Census Laclede Co. MO Union twp. #186/184
Melton, William 55, Ind, Property $250; Polly 53 Tenn; John 19, Minerva 17,
Rachel 15, Charity 9, Margaret 5, and an unnamed child age 1 yr. 

There is much more about this family in the books and research papers of
Hazel Lowery. 

Children of JOHN BILYEU and Rachel Carr are:
+    59    i.    Andrew Jackson6 Bilyeu, born ca. 1835.
      60    ii.    Larkin Bilyeu, born ca. 1838 in Miller Co, MO45.



    35.  Isaac5 Bilyeu (PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born ca. 1780 in Maryland, and died in Carroll Co. AK.  He married Mary Ann Workman46,47  She was born in Maryland.  

Notes for Isaac Bilyeu:  Some confusion over which Isaac Bilyeu is the one who married Mary Ann
Workman.   Were there two Isaacs b. ca 1780? 

Source: http://www.sheltons.net/genes/14.html
Isaac Bilyeu
Born: 1780, Green River, Green,
Married to Mary Ann Workman
Died: After 1860, Carroll Co., Ark (buried at Indian Creek)

Notes for ISAAC BILYEU:
Isacc and brothers John, and William volunteered from Overton Co., Tn., in Bradley's
1st Regt. of Tenn., in the campaign against the Creek Indians; (War of 1812).

The three brothers along with another brother, Andrew Bilyeu all came to Sangamon
Co., Ill., for awhile then all moved to Miller Co., Mo., about 1830;(at this date Miller
was not organized and the area where they settled was in Crawford Co., Mo.)


Genforum.com/bilyeu
Posted by: Margie von Marenholtz Date: April 16, 1998 
Our Bilyeu's is more a pamphlet than a book. I believe a copy is located in the Cassville, MO Library. Regarding your Bilyeu's: The author of Our Bilyeu's writes: I believe the children of Isaac and Mary Ann
 to be as follows: (Question Mark(?) = no record of proof). 1. BILYEU, (male) (?Isaac), born 1800/1802.
An Isaac shows up in the 1850 census, Miller Co., Mo. He does not have a wife, but has children.

His (unproven) father was Isaac Bilyeu (1779/80 to 186_). He died about the end of the civil war at the home of his son Stephen in Carroll Co., Ark. His wife Mary Ann and their son Jacob Bilyeu had been
buried there earlier. Isaac's wife M.A. was believed to be Mary Ann Workman, who is recorded in the Workman Family History book, page 37, who was born in Maryland, married to an Isaac Bilyeu, and
had sons John and Jacob and other children, and residents of Missouri.


Info on the senior Isaac Bilyeu shows he was a resident of Overton Co., Tenn. very early (1809). He and his brothers John Bilyeu (1775-1853) and William Bilyeu (1795-1878) were volunteers in the War of 1812. The brothers, along with another brother, Andrew, came to Sangamon Co., Ill for awhile then all moved to Miller Co., MO about 1830. (Miller not being organized then and the area was in Crawford Co. MO) Indications are that Isaac Bilyeu & family left Tenn., about 1824. The youngest child, Stephen, was born in KY about 1825. About 1829, they moved to Sangamon Co., Ill. They were in Carroll Co., Ark by 1838. In 1840 they were in Miller Co., Mo. They moved back to southwest MO by, or around 1846 (later in Stone Co.). Stone Co. was organized in 1851. In 1860 (at the age of 80), Isaac was living with his son Stephen's family in Carroll Co., Ark.

Source: Danny (& Mary) Graham
William Henderson Bilyeu (b. 9/12/1869) is one of ten children born to Hosea Bilyeu (b. 6/9/1844)and Charlotte Angeline Cecil (b. 6/4/1856).
Hosea Bilyeu is one of six children born to Jacob Bilyeu (b. 1803)and Catherine Elizabeth (Bettie) Williams.
Jacob Bilyeu is one of ten children born to Isaac Bilyeu (b. 1779) and Mary Ann Workman (b. 1787)

More About Mary Ann Workman:
Burial: Carroll Co. AK
   
Children of Isaac Bilyeu and Mary Workman are:
+    61    i.   Margaret "Peggy Ann"6 Bilyeu, born Nov 1821 in Overton Co. TN; died 24 Jan 1908 in                            Christian Co. Mo.
    62    ii.    Jacob Bilyeu.
    63    iii.    John Bilyeu.



    36.  Andrew B.5 Bilyeu 
(PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB)48 was born 1792 in Maryland, and died ca. 1865 in Miller Co., Mo.  He married Anna Lemon 24 Sep 1812 in Hardin Co. Kentucky49.  She was born ca. 1795 in South Carolina.

Notes for Andrew B. Bilyeu:
Source: Danny Graham, genforum.com/bilyeu
My wife (Mary)and I have been researching the Bilyeu's for the last 10 years. We've been to Miller Co., Mo. several times. We've rebuilt the Bilyeu Cemetery #2 in Miller Co. Researched the archives at the state library in Jefferson City, Mo. We just got on line a week ago, so I have information for you. For a start:
Andrew Bilyeu b. 1792 in Maryland m. Anna Lemon 9/24/1812 in Hardin Co. Kentucky d. abt.1865 in Miller Co. Mo.
Children of Andrew & Anna:
 1. John Richard Bilyeu b. 1818 in Ten. m. Elizabeth abt. 1830 in Ten. d. 1861 (this is the side that my wife is from)
 2. Simon Peter Bilyeu m. (1) Mary (2) Matilda Smith 4/4/1854.
 3. Lydia Bilyeu b. 1825 in Kentucky m. Felix G. Hale 11/27/1842
 4. Betsy Ann Bilyeu b. 1828 in Ill. m. Alexander Colvin 3/12/1846
 5. Mary or Polly Bilyeu


Marriage Notes for Andrew Bilyeu and Anna Lemon:
After their marriage, Andrew and Anna settled near present day Ulman, where he served as
a justice of the peace, first in Crawford Co., then in Pulaski County, and after 1837, in Glaze Township, Miller Co. --Clyde  Lee Jenkins

   
Children of Andrew Bilyeu and Anna Lemon are:
    64    i.    John Richard6 Bilyeu, born ca. 1818 in TN.
    65    ii.    Simon Peter Bilyeu, born ca. 1820.
    66    iii.    Lydia Bilyeu, born ca. 1825 in KY or Maine.
    67    iv.    Betsy Ann Bilyeu, born ca. 1828 in Illinois.
    68    v.    Mary "Polly" Bilyeu, born ca. 1830.



   37.  Oliver5 Bilyeu,
(PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born either in 1793 in Green Co. KY27, or, 1792 in Maryland; death died Aft. 1850 , possibly in  Overton, Tn.      

Information below is from  Our Bilyeus,  a pamphlet by Mildred Frances Lander Roden and Edna Hazel McCullugh Lowery, July 1979, Cassville, MO:
Oliver Bilyeu, born about 1792 in Maryland (census reading); died ?, married ?

OLIVER BILYEU was moving from state to state with our family members. We find him in
Overton Co., Tenn. living among the fmaily members; in 1820 he is listed on page 9 of the census, along with ISAAC BILYEU, and members of the family of HARP, who intermarried with our family. Oliver moved to Sangamon Co., Illinois and is there in the 1830 census, page 144, along with William Bilyeu, Andrew Bilyeu, Isaac & Peter Bilyeu and other members of the family. Oliver returned to Tenn. and did not follow along to Missouri.
1820 Census, Overton Co., Tenn.: BILYEU, Oliver 26-44; female 26-44, 4 females 0-5.
1830 Census, Sangamon Co., Ill.:BILYEU, Olliver 30-40, 2 females 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 10-15 and 2 females 10-15;
1850 Census, Overton Co., Tenn. #662/Property of $1,000. BILYEU, Oliver 58 Md. Oliver seems to be a widower in 1830 and 1850. I find no other record of Oliver except in census readings. I believe he could be brother to John, William, Andrew and our Isaac Bilyeu and others.


Dst 6, 1850 Overton, TN Census  1 Oct 1850.
HH #662  Oliver Belyew        68      Md.    1,000

HH # 663 Benjamin Belyew    33    Tn        250
                Nancy Belyew        27
                Oliver Belyew         10
                William Belyew        7
                Jackson Belyew        5
                Bethena Belyew        3
                George Belyew         1

On 20 Sept 1850, Benj. was enumerated  in Dst. 3 as Benjamin Bilue.
Ages of younger children and spelling of Bethena different. It seems
he and family moved next to his father soon after.



    38.  William M5 Bilyeu, Sr.
(PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB)50 was born 17 Mar 1795 in KY(?).  He married Dianah Coker ca. 1829.  She was born 1801 in KY51.
   
Children of William Bilyeu and Dianah Coker are: 52
    69    i.    Andrew6 Bilyeu, born 1830 in IL.
    70    ii.    William Bilyeu, born 1834 in IL.
    71    iii.    Rhoda Bilyeu, born 1835 in TN.
    72    iv.    Peter Bilyeu, born 1837 in Missouri.
    73    v.    Martin Bilyeu, born 1839 in Missouri.



    39.  John5 Bilyeu (John4 Billiou, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born 1760 in Six Mile Run, Somerset, NJ, and died Aft. 1810.  He married Unk Mrs. J. Bilyeu. 

Notes for John Bilyeu:
John born about 1760 at Six Mile Run, New Jersey; moved with the family to Maryland. When he was grown he left there and went to Kentucky. He is found in the Kentucky census of 1790, again
in 1800, but by 1810 he had moved to Tennessee. John may have married before leaving Maryland or he may not have married until he arrived in Kentucky. His children were all born in Green County, Kentucky.
They were reportedly:   Isaac, John Jr., Hannah, Peter, Oliver, Lydia, Nancy.
                                                                                           --Courtesy of  Sylvia Kralik Sylvia 


Richard Kitchen (Descendant of Peter, son of John Bilyeu, son of John  and Tryntje):
John, born about 1760 at Six Mile Run, NJ; moved with the family to Maryland.  When
he was grown he left there and went to Kentucky.  He is found in the Kentucky census of
1790, again in 1800, but by 1810 he had moved to Tennessee.  John may have married
before leaving Maryland or he may not have married until he arrived in Kentucky.  His
children were all born in Green Co., Kentucky, and were:

74    i. John Bilyeu, Jr. born 1785 in Green Co. Ky.  He married Lydia Bilyeu, born 1793.
75   ii. Hannah Bilyeu55,56, born ca. 1787 in Green Co. Ky.  She married Benjamin Workman57.
76  iii. Peter Bilyeu born 1789;  married Diana Blackwell/Blackwill.
77  iv. Oliver Bilyeu58 born 1791 in Green Co. Ky
78   v. Lydia Bilyeu born 18 Aug, 1793; married John Workman59.
79  vi. Nancy Bilyeu born 1795.
80 vii.  Isaac Bilyeu, born ca. 1785 in Green Co.Ky.  He married Mary Ann Workman53,54; born in                     Maryland. Mary Ann burial: Carroll Co. AK



Well researched information about these Bilyeu Brothers are at                 http://mhrising.com/Ozarks%20Families/bilyeu_family.htm



Generation No. 6

    46.  James6 Bilyeu (JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born 05 Mar 1796 in Washington Co. IN60, and died Aft. 1860 in Indiana (?).  He married Eunice Alexon/Ellexson ca. 1834.  She was born 1809, and died Aft. 1860.

Marriage Notes for James Bilyeu and Eunice Alexon/Ellexson:
Is this James the s/o John Bilyeu, Sr.?

1850 Washington Co. IN
James Bilyeu         53     IN
Eunice                  42     NC
Emaline                18     IN
Zelpha                  17
Minerva                15
James W               13
John A                  10
Ezekiel R                8
Irvin                       6
Eunice                    5
Calvin                     2

1860 Brown, Washington Co. IN
James Bilyeu           57  (sic)
Eunice Bilyeu          51 
Minerva Jane Bilyeu 25 
James Willis Bilyeu   23 
John E Bilyeu           21 
Ezekial Riley Bilyeu  18 
Wesley Irvin Bilyeu  16 
Eunice  Bilyeu          14 
Jeremiah E Bilyeu       3 
Calvin Felix Barger    12 

   
Children of James Bilyeu and Eunice Alexon/Ellexson are:
    81    i.    Minerva Jane7 Bilyeu, born ca. 1835 in Indiana.
    82    ii.    James Willis Bilyeu, born 1837 in Indiana.
+ 83    iii.    John E Bilyeu, born ca. 1839 in Indiana; died 1901.
    84    iv.   Ezekial Riley Bilyeu, born 1842 in Indiana.
    85    v.    Wesley Irvin Bilyeu, born 1844 in Indiana.
    86    vi.    Eunice M. Bilyeu, born 1846 in Indiana.
    87    vii.   Jeremiah E. Bilyeu, born 1847 in Indiana.



    48.  Peter6 Bilyeu 
(JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born 29 Sep 1802 in TN61, and died 27 Jul 1877 in Linn Co. OR.  He married Mary Dyer 18 Mar 1821 in TN61.  She was born ca. 1804.
   
Child of Peter Bilyeu and Mary Dyer is:
    88    i.  Diadama Ruth7 Bilyeu, born ca. 1824.

Herb Hendricks, genforum.com/bilyeu:  Diadama was born in Overton Co., TN
 I do know that she was in Miller County Missouri on the 10th of Feb 1879 when
 she signed for her share of her father Peter's estate.I was able to find this on file
 in Missouri. I have Peter's father as John, married to Sarah (Sally) McGrew.

 We visited the Bilyeu Den Cemetery in Scio, Oregon a couple years ago and found
 Peter and his wife Jane's grave as well as other Bilyeu's that followed them from
 Miller County, Missouri to Oregon.



    50.  William6 Bilyeu 
(JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born 15 Feb 1809 in Ky62, and died 22 Apr 1879 in Miller Co. Mo.  He married Mary Polly McClark/McCart ca. 1835 in Orange County, Indiana.  She was born ca. 1815 in KY63, and died Aft. 1880.

1860 Osage, Miller Co. MO
William Bilyew    51  Born    KY  farmer
Mary                  45    KY  (can't read/write)
William W.          20    IN
Rebecca     A       16    MO
Fielding               17    IN
Henry                 15    IN
Mary E.                9    IN
Lucy                    6    IN
Peter                    3    IN

   
Children of William Bilyeu and Mary McClark/McCart are:
+  89    i.    William Washington7 Bilyeu, born Feb 1840 in Indiana.
    90    ii.    Fielding Bilyeu, born 28 Dec 1842 in Missouri; died 21 Dec 1928 in Miller Co. Missouri.
Notes for Fielding Bilyeu:
Bilyeu Cemetery, Miller Co. Mo.
<http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momiller/bilyeu_cemetery.html>
Osage Township: Section 26, Township 40, Range 13 Miller County, Mo.

The Bilyeu Cemetery is located on state road A between Hwy’s 17 & 42.
Bilyeu, Fielding
28 Dec. 1842 - 21 Dec. 1928
h/o Mariah -wed 1 Mar. 1868
s/o William M. Bilyeu (b 15 Feb 1808) & Mary McCart (b 15 Aug 1813)

Bilyeu, Mariah Monk (Capps)
9 Mar. 1848 - 3 Aug. 1927
w/o Fielding -wed 1 Mar. 1868
d/o Silas Capps (b 1818) and Julyann (Brumley) (b 1817)

    91    iii.    Rebecca Bilyeu, born ca. 1844 in Missouri.
    92    iv.    Henry Bilyeu, born ca. 1845 in Indiana.
    93    v.    Mary E Bilyeu, born ca. 1851 in Indiana.
    94    vi.    Lucy Bilyeu, born ca. 1854 in Indiana.
    95    vii.    Peter Bilyeu, born ca. 1857 in Missouri64.



    51.  Isaac6 Bilyeu 
(JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born 1812 in TN65, and died 19 Jan 1892 in Miller Co, MO66.  He married Mary "Polly" Bilyeu 02 Nov 1831 in Sangamon Co. IL67.  She was born 1810 in TN, and died Bef. 1880 in Miller Co, Mo.

Notes for Isaac Bilyeu:
STONE COUNTY, MISSOURI - Landowners listed in Survey of 1848-1849
(copied by Edna Hazel McCullough Lowery):

Section 7 & 8, SW1/4 on Little Indian; SE1/4 or Little Indian, Baloos house is listed
on line between 7 & 8 almost in SE1/4 of NW ½ of Section 7, approximatley 2½ to 3
miles from the Arkansas Line (Family of Isaac BILYEU) Same Isaac?


More About Isaac Bilyeu:
Census: 1840, Richwood Twp. Listed as widower with 3 sons and 2 daughters at home.

1850  Miller, MO #474 Isaac Bilyeu   32 TN; Mary 36 TN, Dianah 12 Mo, Nancy 9 MO, Andrew 6 MO, Richmond 1 MO

1860  Miller, MO #124 Isaac Bilyew  47 TN;  Polly 40/45 TN,  Nancy C 19, Andrew 17, Richmond B 11, Sarah A 8, Mary 1 chldn all b Mo.

The reported ages are not accurate, e.g. Isaac ages 15 yrs during the 10 yrs between census.  Re Mary/Polly:  In their marriage records of  2 Nov 1831, their names are listed as Isaac Bilyou and Polly Bilyou.  "Polly" was a common nickname for Mary during the 1800s, and I believe the Mary of one census is the same as Polly of the next.  I also suspect she was concerned about her age, and had the census enumerator change the original "45" by writing a "0" over the "5".   Notice that by 1860, she is younger than Isaac, but earlier, had been 4 years older... or could the enumerator in one or more of the census reports have exchanged their ages?  

Note:  dobs for children based on census reports.

By 1880, Isaac is a widow living with his unmarried son Andrew.  His dob according to this census would be 1806, but Andrew's dob of 1844 remains constant in all of the census.

1880 Census Place Osage, Miller, Missouri
Isaac    BILYEU   Self   W   Male   W   74    TN     TN   TN  Laborer
Andrew BILYEU   Son   S    Male   W   36    MO    TN   TN 


   
Children of Isaac Bilyeu and Polly Bilyeu are:
    96     i.     Dianah7 Bilyeu, born 1838.
    97    ii.     Nancy Bilyeu, born 1841.
    98    iii.    Andrew Bilyeu, born 1844.
    99    iv.    Richmond Bilyeu, born 1849.
   100    v.    Sarah Bilyeu, born 1852.
   101   vi.    Mary Bilyeu, born 1859.



    53.  CORNELIUS6 BILYEU 
(JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB)68 was born 04 Mar 1814 in Overton Co, TN68, and died 15 Jul 1856 in Miller Co. Mo.  He married (1) Eliza Jane McClain 16 Sep 1838 in Miller Co. MO69.  She was born 1820, and died Bef. Mar 1846 in Missouri70.  He married (2) MALINDA MELTON71 01 Mar 1846 in Miller County, MO72,73, daughter of REUBEN MELTON and Ailcey McAdams.  She was born 30 Sep 1828 in Gasconade Co.  MO, and died Aft. 1880 in Miller Co.  MO74,75.

Notes for CORNELIUS BILYEU:
1840 Miller Co. MO Census:  Cornelius Unit#146
1850 Miller CO. MO Census:  13:  HH# 380
Cornelius age 35, Malinda 22, Dona (Thomas) 10, John 9, William 7 and Eliza 2.  Nearby are the households of George Bilyeu, John M. Bilyeu and William Melton.

From First Bilyeu Came To County Over 150 Years Ago, by Clyde Lee Jenkins,
The Elden Advertiser, October 26, 1972 (Distributed with permission of  Vernon Publishing, Eldon, Missouri.) Courtesy of Robert Raup


"Cornelius, born in Tennessee in 1815, was the first of John's children to
die in Miller County. He was married to Eliza Jane McClain on Sept. 16,
1838, and before her death in 1843, they were the parents of Dee*, John W.
and William J. Soon afterward, on March 1, 1846, Cornelius was married to
Malinda Melton. They were the parents of Eliza Jane, Reuben M., James
Simpson, and Green Berry. Daughter Eliza Jane was married to John T.
Thomson on Oct. 16, 1865.
 
"Cornelius suddenly died  in 1856 and the personal property belonging to his
estate was sold on Sept. 4. Items auctioned included one yoke of oxen,
purchased by William Gibson for $46; a young horse, purchased by Thomas
Anderson for $66; a mule colt, bid-in by James Morrow for $46.75; a rifle
gun to James Bolen for $8.25; a wheat fan to P.G. Turner for $8.10; thirteen
head of sheep, purchased by E. L. Short for $18.25; total amount of sale, a
sum of $207.10.

"On Jan. 11, 1859, widow Malinda was married to Elizah
Pittman, a widower, and a native of North Carolina, living in the Big
Richwoods. Nellie C. Dodd, on March 31, 1869, was paid $1.60 for tuition for
schooling of Reuben M. Bilyeu; with Dr. W. M. McAdams paid a small sum for
medical attention to Melinda's children."


       * "Dee"refers to Thomas Dee Bilyeu, son of Cornelius and Eliza, who the family often called                         "Dona".  Some researchers, seeing "Dona" in a  census return, assumed it referred to a daughter.

More About CORNELIUS BILYEU:
Census 1: 1840, Miller Co. MO76
Census 2: 1850, Miller Co. MO77

1870 Census Missouri:  Miller Co. Richwoods Twn.; Post Office: Tuscumbia 
Pitman, Malinda      41    "Widow Lady"   1000(real estate)   400(personal)    Missouri
Pitman, Joel            12                                           
Pitman, Granville       8
 Pitman, Silas            6
 
In the next HH are found,  "Rewben, Jas S and Green Bilyeu"
To find the Bilyeu boys, I had to type in Bilyen.  Reuben is shown as
head of household "next door" to Malinda, but the census doesn't make
clear if the Bilyeu kids were in a separate house...  Maybe they slept in the barn?


1880 Census Place Richwoods, Miller, Missouri
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthpl Mother's Birthpl
 Malinda PITMAN   Self   W    Female    W   51   MO   Keeps House         NC   SC 
 Joel H. PITMAN    Son   M     Male       W   20   MO   Farmer                    ---   MO 
 Mary B. PITMAN   DauLaw   Female     W   22   KY                                KY   TN 
 Granvill PITMAN    Son   S     Male        W   18    MO   Works On Farm    KY   MO 
 Silas E. PITMAN    Son   S      Male        W   16   MO   Works On Farm     KY   MO 


1850 Census Dst 13, Miller, Missouri
Corneluis Bilyou     35  est dob 1815  Tennessee
Malinda Bilyou      22
Donn Bilyou         10      s/o 1st wife, Eliza
John Bilyou            9      s/o     "
William Bilyou       7       s/o     "
Eliza Bilyou           2

Next door is Malinda's brother, Wm Melton, age 35, & his family.


1860 Census    Richwoods, Miller, Missouri   (Post Office: Tuscumbia )
Elijah Pitman          65
Malinda Pitman       32
Benjamin F Pitman  20
Anndelight Pitman    18
Eliza J Pitman          11       Bilyeu  Child of Cornelius & Malinda  Bilyeu      
Reuben M Pitman      9                   "                        "
James S Pitman         7                   "                        "
Greenberry Pitman     5                   "                        "
Joel Pitman            7.12   

1870 Census MO
The Bilyeu boys are living next  to their mother, "Widow Lady," Malinda Pitman
 Bilyen, Rewben          19          Works on farm           Born MO
 Bilyen, Jas S              17           Works on farm                  "
 Bilyen, Green            15            Works on farm                  "
   
   
Children of CORNELIUS BILYEU and Eliza McClain are:
    102    i.    Thomas Dee7 Bilyeu, born 1840.
    Miller Co Census 1850 lists the oldest child of Cornelius as
     "Dona female  10yrs."  Family tradition states this child as
       a son named Thomas Dee who was called "Dona". 

    103    ii.      John W Bilyeu, born 1841.
    104    iii.    William J Bilyeu, born 1843.

   
Children of CORNELIUS BILYEU and MALINDA MELTON are:
+    105    i.    Eliza Jane7 Bilyeu, born 14 Sep 1848 in Miller Co., Mo.
+    106    ii.    Rueben Marion Bilyeu, born 26 Sep 1850 in Miller Co. Mo..
+    107    iii.   JAMES SIMPSON BILYEU, born 02 Mar 1853 in Iberia, Miller County, MO;
                     died 07 Sep 1921 in Pine City, Whitman County, WA.
    108    iv.    Greenberry Bilyeu, born 17 Mar 1855 in Miller Co. Missouri78.



    56.  Joseph6 Bilyeu 
(JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born 04 Jul 1823 in Monroe, Overton , TN79,80, and died 29 May 1902 in Albany, OR.  He married Ann Osborn.  She was born ca. 1824 in Indiana81, and died 1899 in Marion Co. OR.

Notes for Joseph Bilyeu:
"In 1862, Joseph outfitted with wagons and ox and horse-teams and brought his family across the
plains, leaving Missouri May 5, 1862, the party arrived at its destination in Portland October 7, of the
same year.  The oldest son William and his brother driving the stock down the old Columbia river trail, arriving a few days later.  Mr. Bilyeu settled on a claim in Linn county, and the same winter removed to
Polk county, where he bought the farm which he improved, and upon which he lived for many years. A
 later place of residence was a farm near Turner, Marion county, from where he moved to Albany, where
his death occurred May 29, 1902, at the age of seventy-nine years. From early manhood he was a
member of the Christian Church, as was also his wife, who died in Marion county in 1899. Of the large family of children, the following seven attained maturity: William R.; Larkin, an attorney at Eugene, and representative for several terms; James, an educator at Scio; Lydia, now Mrs. Ennis, of Eureka, Cal.; Tabitha, now Mrs. Vaughan, of Salem, Ore.; John, who died in Linn county, Ore., at the age of twenty,
and who was the only one born in Oregon."    --
Source:  History of Linn Co. OR.


More About Joseph Bilyeu:
Possibly son of john's 2nd wife, Rachel and not Sarah.   Is described as 1/2 brother by Delilah.


Census Miller Co. MO 1850:
Living at HH # 316 next door to his father, John. 
Handwriting of enumerator very bad, and age of Joseph hard to read.

Joseph      27  TN
Ann          25   IL
John           5   MO
William       3   MO
Larkin        1   MO


   
Children of Joseph Bilyeu and Ann Osborn are:
    109    i.    John7 Bilyeu, born 1845.
    110    ii.   William R. Bilyeu, born 19 Mar 1847.

Portrait and Biographical Record of the Willamette Valley:
Hon. William R. Bilyeu - among the foremost legal practitioners in Linn county.
1878 - Elected to the state senate  and re-elected in 1882.
1902 was elected to the house of representatives in the twenty-third biennial session. While in the latter body he drew up and was instrumental in securing the passage of the mortgage tax law, which was litigated in the courts, but finally sustained by the United States Supreme Court.
1888 -  nominated presidential elector on the Democratic ticket, and has attended many conventions, but never as a candidate. For several terms he was chairman of the County Central Committe. He married, in Corvallis, Mary Goldson, a native of Mississippi, and who has borne him two children, Charles and Walter. Mr. Bilyeu ranks among the foremost legal exponents in the Willamette valley and personally he embodies those strong and admirable characteristics which win respect and command attention.  

    111    iii.    Larkin Bilyeu, born 24 May 1852 in Miller Co. Missouri.

Notes for Larkin Bilyeu:
Portrait and Biographical Record of the Willamette Valley
Now a leader of the Lane county bar and a general practitioner throughout the courts of
the state, the Honerable Lark Bilyeu has attained the success which marks the members
of this family since their residence in Oregon. He was born in Miller county, Mo., May 24, 1852, the son of Joseph Bilyeu, a native of Tennessee. . . . In Albany, Mr. Bilyeu was united
in marriage with Margaret R. Irvine, a native of Linn county, and the daughter of Robert A. Irvine, an early settler of that county, where he engaged in farming and later served as sheriff
of the county.  In 1876, Lark served as school superintendant of Linn Co.; 1877 admitted to practice law; 1884 elected lef of Lane Co. One son, Coke, has blessed the union. 




    59.  Andrew Jackson6 Bilyeu 
(JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born bet. 1831- 183582.  He married Minerva Melton 10 Mar 1853 in Miller Co. MO83, daughter of REUBEN MELTON and Ailcey McAdams.  She was born ca. 1829 in Gasconade Co. MO, and died Aft. 1869.

         Andrew was born in either TN or MO
   
Child of Andrew Bilyeu and Minerva Melton is:
    112    i.    John Henry7 Bilyeu, born 1856 in Christian Co. MO84.


    61.  Margaret "Peggy Ann"6 Bilyeu (Isaac5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB)85,86 was born Nov 1821 in Overton Co. TN, and died 24 Jan 1908 in Christian Co. Mo.  She married Martin Fisher Melton 20 Oct 1838 in Carroll CO., AR87, son of REUBEN MELTON and Ailcey McAdams.  He was born 10 Dec 1817 in Harrison/Crawford Co. Mo.88, and died 13 Aug 1870 in Eau de Vie, Mo.89  Both Peggy and Martin are buried in
McCoy Cemetery, Ozark, MO

Notes for Margaret "Peggy Ann" Bilyeu by Margie von Matenholtz:
Margaret Ann (Peggy Ann) Bilyeu Melton was remembered as
always wearing a black granny gown and the shawl that she is
wearing in her only known photograph.  When a neigbor was
going to have a baby, a member of the family woul ride in on
horseback and Peggy Ann would ride out with them riding double
behind nim than help witht he delivery of the baby.

She applied for a widow's pension for her husband's Civil War
service when she was 70 years old.  Mrs. Melton declared (in
the application) that she was married under the name of Margaret
Bilyeu to said Martin F. Melton on the 21 day of October 1838 by
James Murry at Ruben Melton's on Kings River, Ark and  that
she had not remarried since his death.  She made her mark on the
document on 17 October 1890.

Peggy Ann died at the age of 76 at the home of her son, Green, as a
result of pneumonia.  She is buried in Prospect Cemetery near
Walnut Shade in Christian Co. Mo.

         Martin Melton: Enrolled in Co.L, 6th Mo.  Union Forces.90
  
1850 Census Prairie, Madison Co. AR   (ll Oct 1850)
  (Both Martin and Peggy  reported as illiterate.)
 HH137  Martin Melton   32        
             Peggy               30
             Alla                    11
             Reuben               8
             Margi(Mary?)       5
             Isaac                    4
             John                     2
             William              2/12


Will of Martin F. Melton dated 1 Aug 1870;  in office of
Probate Judge, Christian Co. MO, Drw #52;  filed 26 Sept 1870;
recorded Bk 4, pgs. 137-139.  Property value was $1565, with
additional notes, money, etc. of $934.88. 

   
Children of Margaret Bilyeu and Martin Melton are:
    113    i.     Mary E.7 Melton, born 29 Feb 1844; died 26 Oct 1930; m. James M. Davis
    114    ii.    Green Berry Melton, Rev., born ca. 1857.
    115    iii.    Reuben Melton, born Bet. 1842 - 184491.
    116    iv.    Isaac Melton, born ca. 1856.
    117    v.     John Melton, born 1858.
    118    vi.    Alla Melton, born ca. 1839.



Generation No. 7

    83.  John E7 Bilyeu (James6, JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born ca. 1839 in Indiana92, 93, and died 1901.  He married Sarah ? Bilyeu.  She was born 1853.
      

Marriage Notes for John Bilyeu and Sarah Bilyeu:
 Residence: 1860, Brown, Washington, Indiana93
 1900 Brown, Washington Co. IN
 John E. Bilyeu b.  dob  1840 
 Sarah E. wife               1853 
 Eddie                           1878
 Willie                           1880
 Correl                          1888
 Fred E.                         1891
 Lola M.                        1895
 
1920 Campbellsburg, Washington Co. IN
Bilyeu, Fred E.  29  Railroad worker
     Nella F. (wife)
      Benjamin E.      4-3/4
      Mahala J.          2-1/2

1930 Campbellsburg, IN 
Bilyeu Fred E.  38     farmer  (all b. IN.) 
 Nella F            44
 Benjamine E.   14
  Mahala           12
  Mary                9
  Elizabeth B.      7
   
Children of John Bilyeu and Sarah Bilyeu are:
    119    i.    Eddie8 Bilyeu, born 1878 in Indiana.
    120    ii.   Willie Bilyeu, born 1880 in Indiana.
    121    iii.   Correl Bilyeu, born 1888 in Indiana.
    122    iv.   Fred E. Bilyeu, born 1891 in Indiana; married Nellie Stephenson 26 Feb 1913
                     in Washington Co. IN94
    123    v.    Lola M. Bilyeu, born 1895 in Indiana.



    89.  William Washington7 Bilyeu (William6, JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born Feb 1840 in Indiana.  He married Rebecca Ann Crane.  She was born 1842.

More About William Washington Bilyeu:
Census: 1860, Osage Twn. Miller Co. Mo; age 20, b. Indiana.
   
Child of William Bilyeu and Rebecca Crane is:
    124    i.    John Henry8 Bilyeu, born Aug 1862.  He married Ida Adaline Jones; born Oct 1872.


    105.  Eliza Jane7 Bilyeu (CORNELIUS6, JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB)95 was born 14 Sep 1848 in Miller Co., Mo.96,97.  She married John Thompson 16 Oct 1865 in Miller Co. Mo.98.  He was born ca. 1845.
   
Child of Eliza Bilyeu and John Thompson is:
    125    i.    Ella8 Thompson99, born ca. 1868.  She married Unk Rowland.


    106.  Rueben Marion7 Bilyeu 
(CORNELIUS6, JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB) was born 26 Sep 1850 in Miller Co. Mo.100,101.  He married Martha.  She was born 1858 in IL.

Marriage Notes for Rueben Bilyeu and Martha:
 1880 Federal Census Wellington, Sumner, Kansas
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Bpl Occupation F. Bpl M.Bpl
 Reuben BILYU      Self   M   Male       W   27   MO    Teamster For R.R.    MO   MO 
 Martha BILYU      Wife  M   Female    W   22   IL       Keeping House          TN   IL 
 William J. BILYU   Son   S   Male        W     1   KS                                      MO   IL 

Next door was Reuben's brother, James.

   
Child of Rueben Bilyeu and Martha is:
    126    i.    William J.8 Bilyeu, born 1879 in KS102.



    107.  JAMES SIMPSON7 BILYEU 
(CORNELIUS6, JOHN5, PETER4 BILLIOU, PETER3, ISAAC2 Billau/Billiou, PIERRE1 Billiou, JeanA, ThomasB)103 was born 02 Mar 1853 in Iberia, Miller County, Mo.
just weeks after the death of his grandfather, John.  James died 07 Sep 1921 in Pine City, Whitman County, Wa.  He married SARAH MALINDA HUDDLESTON 25 Jul 1872 in Ozark, Christian County, Mo.104, daughter of ABRAHAM HUDDLESTON and MARGARET MAULDING.  She was born 01 Oct 1851 in Oregon City, Mo., and died 18 Apr 1932 in Corning, Ca.105

Notes for JAMES SIMPSON BILYEU:
Statement of James Simpson Bilyeu -Born March 2, 1853 Iberia (sic) Miller Co. MO (dictated)
James Simpson Bilyeu-born March 2, 1853 in Iberia, Miller Co., Missouri.  Father’s name was
Cornelius Bilyeu.  Mother's name was Malinda Melton--Had 2 brothers, Reuben Marion and Green,
and 1 sister, Eliza Jane. I was only a small boy in time of the civil war.  The Bush Whackers caused
much trouble.  They set fire to the house and took all the stock and some money.  Father died when
I was 3 years old.  I was married to Sarah Malinda Huddleston July 25, 1872.  A son John G. was
born Feb. 23,1873--a daughter Malinda was born April 4, 1875.  Moved to Kansas in 1876.  We lived
in Kansas about 3 years.  A son Wm C. was born Feb 15,1878, a daughter Maude M was born
Feb 9, 1880 while in Kansas.  While in MO rented some land and lived there 2 years.  A daughter,
Adeline M was born Jan 18, 1883.  Moved to Wyoming in 1884.  A daughter Eliza Allison (?) was born
Mar 14, 1885 and died Feb 7, 1889 and buried Feb 9.  Moved to Idaho in 1889 and a son Roy was born
Dec 28,1889.  We moved to Washington in the spring of 1890 to what is known as the old Dotson Ranch.
Lived there 2 years and moved to the homestead in March 1892.  A son Fred was born Sept 15,1893.
A daughter, Bessie was born Oct 1,1896.We sold the old homestead in March 19 (11 unreadable)...had a
sale April 11, and spent the summer with friends  and children.  In the Fall of 1971 moved to Southern
California and bought the place where we now live.

(This is father’s story as was told to someone-- looks like my writing, but I don’t
remember doing it. 
(signed) Bess Bilyeu.



BILYEU, JAMES S  WA  02/13/1899  5872  WASPAA 011500 
Document #: 5872  Issue Date: February 13, 1899
Authority: May 20, 1862: HOMESTEAD ENTRY-ORIGINAL (12 Stat. 392)
Acres: 106.87       Land Office: SPOKANE
Source: Selected Land Patents from BLM Records Available online:


                Obituary for James S. Bilyeu, Cheney Newspaper, ca.  10 Sept 1921 

        James S. Bilyeu was born in Miller County, Missouri, Mar 2, 1853.  Died at Pine City (Wa.)

on September 7,1921, having experienced therefore 68 years, 6 mos. and 5 days of this earth life. 
He was married to Sarah M. Huddleston in 1872.  After spending a few years in Arkansas they
turned their faces westward and were among the pioneers who crossed the plains by team.  After living in Wyoming 6 years they came to Washington in 1890.  This home was blessed with ten children of which eight are now living, and also 36 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  Of his
children, there are 5 girls and 3 boys:  Mrs. Linnie Calvert, Amber, Wash.   Mrs. Maude Louthan, Orland, Calif. Mrs. Addie Moser, Camp Verde, Arizona.  Miss Bessie Bilyeu, San Francisco, Calif. Mrs. Ella Gustin, Pine City, Wash. William Bilyeu, Ephrata, Wash, Roy Bilyeu, Orient, Wash. and FredBilyeu, Lamont, Washington.
         Bro. Bilyeu was a member of the Church of  Christ over 20 years.  Previous to this time he was identifiedwith the U.B. about 10 years.  Brother Bilyeu loved his children and spent the last few days of his life with his wife visiting them.  God the heavenly father loves the children of men and has visited them through his Son Jesus our Lord.
All the children were able to be present at the grave side except Mrs. Moser of Arizona whose absence was unavoidable.
        How beautiful it is to love God and keep his commandments.  The Heavenly and earthly
parent will rejoice in that great day if all the children are gathered home without the lose of one.  Help
Lord to sustain thy servants strength!

More About JAMES SIMPSON BILYEU:
Burial: Pine City Cemetery, Whitman Co. WA106
Cause of Death: cerbral hemorrhage
Medical Information: Washington State Certificate of Death

Notes for SARAH MALINDA HUDDLESTON:
1930 Census Corning, Tehama Co. CA Dst 5
HH122 Louthan, William S.  58  Owns house/radio; 
                           Mary M    50
                           William H. 17

HH123  Bilyeu, Sarah M        78  Owns house/radio    (Sarah Huddleston Bilyeu)


                             Obituary for Sarah Bilyeu (Cheney newspaper-4/29/1932):
 
     Many old friends gathered Sunday to pay a tribute of respect to a pioneer, Mrs. Sarah Bilyeu, whose funeral was held Sunday afternoon in Pine City at the Church of Christ of which she was
a member.  Mrs. Bilyeu passed away April 18th, following an attack of heart trouble at her home
near Orland, California.  A daughter, (?)ill Louthan, and a son, Roy Bilyeu, accompanied the body
to Cheney where the Jerue Funeral home took charge. Services were conducted by the Church of Christ pastor of Rosalia and singing was by local people.  Henry Smith sand a solo. The service was as Mrs. Bilyeu had arranged it shortly before her death.  Many of the flowers were sent from California, some of them from her own yard.

     Mrs. Sarah Bilyeu was born in Oregon County, Missouri, Oct. 1, 1851 and was married to
James S. Bilyeu, July 25, 1871 (?).  In 1878 they left Missouri to go West.  Six years were spent
in Wyoming and the family lived in Wardner, Idaho during the Winter of '89, coming to this neigh- borhood the following spring.  The entire trip from Wyoming to Washington was made by covered wagon.  The family lived 21 years on the Bilyeu place, now a part of the Mohs ranch, and the children attended the school here.

     Mrs. Bilyeu is survived by five daughters, Mrs. __ Calvert, Amber, Wash., Mrs. Wm Louthan, Orland, Ca. Mrs. Walter Moser, Yuma, Arizona, Mrs. Alex Gustin, Pine City, and Bessie Bilyeu, San Francisco, and two sons, Roy Bilyeu, Yakima, Washington and Fred Bilyeu, Loon Lake, Washington.  Two sons and one daughter preceded her in death.  There are also 31 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.  Five grandsons and a great grandson acted as pall bearers.

Obit: Corning, CA newspaper-4/18/32: 
     After an illness extending over a period of several months, Mrs. Sarah Smith Bilyeu passed
away last evening at 5 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.S. Louthan, in Capay Rancho, eight miles south of Corning.  Mrs. Bilyeu was past 80 years of age and until here recent illness was very active for a woman of her years.  She had hosts of friends in Corning where she resided for several years prior to going to the home of her daughter where she had lived for the past three years.  Deceased was born October 1, 1851 in Oregon county, Missouri, and had been in California for the past twenty-one years.  Surviving are six children. . .Mrs. W.S. .Louthan, Capay; Mrs. W.A.Moser, Yuma, Arizona; Mrs. A.H.Gustin, Rosalia, Wash. and Miss Bessie Bilyeu, San Francisco; two sons, Roy Bilyeu of Yakima, Washington, and Fred Bilyeu of Loom Lake, Washington.  Her husband passed away many years ago.


More About SARAH MALINDA HUDDLESTON:
Burial: 28 Apr 1932, Pine City Cemetery, Whitman Co. Wa.107
Ca Death Certificate: 24 Apr 1932, Maiden name mistakenly given as "Malden."108
Spouse: 25 Jul 1871, at Coulee City, Wa. to wife  Lillie Hellwig

Marriage Notes for JAMES BILYEU and SARAH HUDDLESTON:
1880 Federal Census Wellington, Sumner, Kansas

 James BILYU          Self    M       26    MO   Laborer         MO   MO 
 Sarah BILYU          Wife   M       36    AR     K'ing House   AR   AR 
 John G. BILYU        Son    S          8    MO                        MO   AR 
 Margaret M. BILYU  Dau   S          5    MO                        MO   AR 
 William C. BILYU     Son   S           3   MO                       MO   AR 
 Mary M. BILYU       Dau   S         3M   KS                        MO   AR 

 Next door is James' brother, Reuben.

 
1910 Federal Census WA., Whitman Co.  Rock Crk. pct. 
 BILYEN   James S.   57     m. 38yrs.      farmer    MO
                 Sarah M.   59   10 children   8 living      MO
                  Frederick  16                                      WA
                  Bessie       13                                      WA

 Son LeRoy Bilyen, age 20, single, b. Idaho, was
 working as a hired man in Pampa,Whitman Co.
 
   1920 Federal Census > Calif > Los Angeles > Covina > Dist. 44; Orange St.
   Bilyeu, James Simpson and Sarah H.
    Daughter Maud and her husband, William Louthan are also living in Calif.

    1930 Census Corning, Tehama Co. CA Dst 5
    HH122 Louthan, William S.  58  Owns house/radio;  Mary M  50;  William H.  17
    HH123  Bilyeu, Sarah M      78  Owns house/radio  (aka Sarah Huddleston Bilyeu)



Children of JAMES BILYEU and SARAH HUDDLESTON are:
    127    i.    John G8 Bilyeu, born 23 Feb 1873 in Missouri (?); died 29 Jul 1880 in Harper Co. KS.
    128    ii.    Margaret Malinda Bilyeu, born 04 Apr 1875 in Taney Co. MO; died 14 May 1953 in
                    Lance Hill, Cheney, WA.  She married Elipha White Calvert on 6 June 1895.  He born 22                         Feb 1865 in Walla Walla, WA; died 22 Dec 1942 in Lance Hill, Cheney, WA. Both
                     buried Lance Hill Cemetery.

    129    iii.    William "Billie" C Bilyeu109, born 15 Feb 1878 in Comanche Co. KS; died 28 Jan 1930 in                         Ephrata, WA.  He married Lillie Hellwig 11 Oct 1905 in Coulee City, WA; born 16 Feb
                      1886 in Sheyenne, Dakota Terr.; died 10 Jul 1977 in Bellevue, King Co. WA110,111
                      Both buried in Ephrata cemetery, Grant Co., WA.

1959 Ephrata phone book includes,
  "LillieBilyew"

1920 U.S. Census • Washington • Grant • Ephrata • ED# 59, HH#118/122
Bilyeu, William       42  Dairy Farmer  Kansas
          Lillie             33     
          Mary            14     
          Nellie            12
          Helen            11
          Joe                10
          Orville             5

William was born in KS, Lillie in ND (her parents b in Germany).  
 The Bilyeu children were all b in Wa.


1930 U.S. Census Seattle, King Co. District 201, Washington
Address- 52? 18th So.
Bilyeu, Lillie   44
         Orville   16

    130    iv.   Mary Maude Bilyeu, born 09 Feb 1880 in Stafford Co. KS; died 01 Jan 1963 in Placer,
                    CA112.  She married William S Louthan113 07 Apr 1898 in Spokane, WA114; born 1872
                     in Missouri115; died Bet. 1930 - 1940 in California116.

1910 Cenus in Graves, Spokane Co. WA
Lists William S. Louthan age 38 b. Missouri and Maude Louthan age 30 b. KS.
Children Ellie 11 and Minnie 6. 

1920 Census Tehama,Corning, CA
Louthan, William S  47  MO
Mary M 39, b. KS; Sarah E. 20; Winnie/Minnie M 16; William H. 7.  Chn all b. WA

1930 Census Corning, Tehama Co. CA Dst 5
HH122 Louthan, William S.  58  Owns house/radio;  Mary M  50;  William H.  17
HH123  Bilyeu, Sarah M       78  Owns house/radio  (aka Sarah Huddleston Bilyeu)

These must be Maude's 2 daughters:
Effie L Edwards [Effie L Louthan]
 7 Apr 1984 Fresno Fem  5 Feb 1899 Wash.  Bilyeu (mother's maiden name)   

Winnie Maude Turner [Winnie Maude Louthan]     
18 Nov 1997 Fresno Fem  17 Aug 1903  Wash.     Bilyeu

Either of these 2 men could be Maude's son:
W. H. Louthan   13 Jul 1912    21 Oct 2007  Greenville, Plumas, California     
William Louthan 18 Oct 1913      Oct 1983    Whittier, Los Angeles, California


    131    v.    Minerva Adeline Bilyeu, born 18 Jan 1883 in Jasper Co. MO; died 22 Jan 1965 in Salinas,
                    Monterey Co. CA.  She married Walter A. Moser 11 Sep 1904 in WA; born 06 Feb 1881
                     in Oregon; died 04 Aug 1973 in Los Gatos, Santa Clara Co. CA118,119.


1910 Census Yuma, Arizona
Moser,  Walter A   29  Bookeeper/Postoffice
        Adaline M     27
        Dorothy A      4
        Marjorie A      3

1920 Census Camp Verde, Arizona
Moser, Walter A    39    OR
            Adeline      35    MO
 Dorothy Adeline    14    WA  
            Marjorie     13    WA
             Helen        10     AZ
        Walter A., Jr.    3     CA
        James            3/12    AZ

   1930 Census Crane, Yuma, AZ
   Moser, Walter       49  Owns 4000     Dep Sheriff
        Adeline M        47
        Walter Jr.         12
        James              10


    132    vi.    Eliza Ella Bilyeu, born 14 Mar 1885 in Fremont Co. WY; died 03 Jan 1959 in Washington.
                      She married (1) Alexander Hamilton Gustin II 13 Jun 1905 in WA120; born 01 Sep 1867 in                        Wisconsin; died 11 Jan 1914 in Washington121.  
She married (2) Christian Showalter. 

From Theodore John Gustin, III (November 2005):
Eliza's husband Alex Sr. died in 1944 and she remarried after..
I am trying to remember the name of her 2nd husband...the
building at Eastern Washington University where the university
administration is housed is named after his family. Ted Sr.
(the older boy in her family photo...my grandfather) died in early 1964.
My dad (Ted Jr.) died in 1992. He had one son from a previous marriage
to Betty Jane Brown (Randy Gustin...not sure where he is currently). He
and my mom had 4 children, I am the eldest, followed by Robert (currently
resides in Kelso, Washington), Greg and Marla (both currently in Longview,
Washington. I and my wife Mary live in Orting, Washington and have two
sons, Marshal and Tyler (ages 10 and almost 8 respectively).

Eliza and Alex Sr. had one more child than  the picture at your website
shows, Alexander Hamilton Gustin III (Bud Gustin) was the youngest of
their 4 children. I believe that all 4 are now deceased (with the
possible exception of great aunt Belva, but I am uncertain as I have not
seen her in years). Eliza's husband Alex Sr. died in 1944 and she
remarried after...I am trying to remember the name of her 2nd
husband...the building at Eastern Washington University where the
university administration is housed is named after his family. Ted Sr.
(the older boy in her family photo...my grandfather) died in early 1964.
My dad (Ted Jr.) died in 1992. He had one son from a previous marriage
to Betty Jane Brown (Randy Gustin...not sure where he is currently). He
and my mom had 4 children, I am the eldest, followed by Robert (currently
resides in Kelso, Washington), Greg and Marla (both currently in Longview,
Washington. I and my wife Mary live in Orting, Washington and have two
sons, Marshal and Tyler (ages 10 and almost 8 respectively).

Louise Belsby:  The name Ted Gustin was trying to remember was Showalter, 
I graduated from EWU and the admin building was
Showalter Hall.  There are
Showalters that live near Amber and the Washington
Archives has an Ella Gustin
married to Christian Showalter.



1930 Pine, Whitman Co., WA
Gustin Alexander       62
         Ella    wife       45
       Theodore  son    24
        Lenore   (dil)     18
        Mark      son      22
        Belva     dau       18
        Alex Jr.   son      17

    133    vii.   Sarah Emily Bilyeu, born 15 Mar 1888 in Fremont Co. WY; died 07 Feb 1889 in Lander
                     City, Fremont Co. Wyo.122.
    134    viii.   ROY L. BILYEU123, born 28 Dec 1889 in Wardner, Shoshone Co, ID124; died 16 Feb
                      1954 in Yakima, WA124,125.  He married (1) JULIA CARRUTHERS HUMES126
                      30 Nov 1910 in Post Falls, ID; born 25 Jul 1887 in Liberty Springs, Arkansas127;
                      died 17 Jul 1974 in Arlington, WA.128  Following a divorce, Roy married (2) Oveta "Veta"
                       Kennedy 29 Apr 1939 in Chelan Co. Wa;129 born 1907 in Washington.


Census 1910 Whitman County, WA
Surname Given   Age  Sex  Race  Birthplace  State  County     Location       Year
BILYEN  LEROY   20    M     W        ID    WA  WHITMAN  PAMPA PCT  1910
 

Obit Feb. 16, 1954, Yakima, Washington

                               Roy Bilyeu
                                Taken by Death

    Roy Bilyeu, 64, died this morning in a Yakima nursing home
following a brief illness. Born in Warner, Idaho, he moved to
Washington state when he was 4 years old and had come to
Yakima 26 years ago.  He had made his home at 902 N. 1st St.
Mr. Bilyeu was in the produce business and was a member of
the Eagles Lodge.
    Survivors include his wife, Veta; one son, Robert C. of Yakima;
three daughters, Mrs. Eva Shields of San Bernardino, Calif., Mrs.
Bessie Laurent of Ellensburg and Mrs. Irene Pulkrabek of Seattle;
two stepsons, Everett Kennedy of Portland, Ore. and Neal Kennedy
of Mount Vernon; four sisters, Mrs. Ella Showalter and Mrs. Etta
Moser of Spokane, Mrs. Maude Loudon of Chico, Calif. and Miss
Bessie Bilyeu of San Mateo, Calif.; three grandchildren and two
great grandchildren.


Funeral services were held Feb. 19, 1954 at the Shaw and Sons Chapel
with Dr. Orval D. Peterson officiating.  Paulbearers: Earl Wade, Jess
Walton, Casey Shepherd, C. Gossett, Claude Callahan, J.G. Magnusson.
Burial in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima.

Washington Death Index 1907-1996
Name: Roy Bilyeu
Place of Death: Yakima
Age: 64
Gender: M
Date of Death: 16 Feb 1954
Certificate: 3772


More About ROY L. BILYEU:
Burial: Yakima, WA
Occupation: Farmer; produce stand owner.

Notes for JULIA CARRUTHERS HUMES:
Julia had left home and was working as a servant/cook for a family in Walla Walla in April, 1910 when the census was enumerated.  Roy, her future husband, was working as a farm labor in nearby Whitman Co. On November 3oth, they married.  When or how they met is unknown, but possibly was because of their family backgrounds in Miller Co. Missouri. 
 
1910 Census Green Park, Walla Walla, WA
Humes, Julia    23   servant    cook                    AR         VA    VA
Living/working in household of Henry H. Marshall 37 (bank cashier),
his wife Julia K. Marshall 27, and their 3 children. 

Julia's father and brother James, Jr. are living in Lincoln Co.
Her future groom (they were m. in Nov. 1910) was working as a hired man in
Whitman Co.. 

Washington Death Index:
Name: Julia C Bilyeu
Place of Death: Snohomish
Residence: Snohomish
Gender: F
Date of Death: 17 Jul 1974
Certificate: 016625
 
 
SS Death Index
JULIA BILYEU  25 Jul 1887 Jul 1974 98036 (Lynnwood, Snohomish, WA)

More About JULIA CARRUTHERS HUMES:
Burial: 22 Jul 1974, Terrace Heights Cemetery, Yakima

Marriage Notes for ROY BILYEU and JULIA HUMES:
Western States Marriage Record
ID Number   117962 
Grooms First Name   Roy 
Grooms Last Name   BILYEN (sic)
Grooms Residence   
Brides First Name   Julia 
Brides Last Name   HUMES 
Brides Residence   
County of Record   Kootenai Co., Idaho 
Place of Marriage   Coeur D' Alene 
Date of Marriage     30 Nov 1910 
Volume   7 
Page   78
 

1920 Census Stevens Co, WA   Enumeration Dst 291 First Thought Precinct
X 14 14  Bilyeu,   Roy    Head   R(ent)      age 30    Idaho          MO  MO  Yes Teamster Lumber Carry All    056
                             Julia         wife       30      Arkansas     VA  VA
                             Robert      son         8         WA           ID  AR
                             Irene        dau         7         WA           ID  AR
                             Eva          dau         5         WA           ID  AR
                             Bessie      dau   3-6/12(sic)  WA           ID  AR

1930 Census Yakima, Yakima Co. Dst 26
HH 1009 E. Washington St.
             Bilyeu, Roy  (r) age        40      Idaho         MO  MO     Truck driver
                          Julia                 40       AR            MO   Kansas  (sic)
                          Robert              18       WA
                          Irene                 17       WA         fulltime  clerk in notions store
                          Eva                   16         "                partime  clerk in notions store
                          Bessie               13         "

    135    ix.    Fredrick Bilyeu, born 15 Sep 1893 in Whitman Co. WA; died 17 Mar 1938 in Deer Park, Spokane Co. WA.  He married Grace Ella Calvert 16 Jun 1920 in Spokane, WA; born 04 Nov 1900 in Amber, WA.

More About Fredrick Bilyeu:
Burial: Riverside Park Cemetery, Spokane
Spouse: 16 Jun 1920, Bride: Grace Calvert

    136    x.    Bessie Bilyeu, born 01 Oct 1896 in Whitman Co. Wa130; died 13 Apr 1987 in Sun City,
                    Az131.  She married (1) Ray Olson 06 Aug 1919.  She married (2) Gustav "Carl" Wallgren
                    Bef. 1961.  He was born 17 Dec 1892 in Ca; died Feb 1973 in Sun City, Maricopa, Az132.

From Lois Coates:  We corresponded in the 1980s.....she (Bessie) died on
April 13, 1987 in Sun City Arizona.  She didn't admit to her first
marriage.......she sent me a list of all the Bilyeu children (her siblings)
birth dates, etc., but she had crossed off her marriage date to Olson.






Endnotes

Warning   I have not edited these endnotes and sadly, many are no
longer of any use as they point to false data. (jmk, June 3, 2009)

1.  William Heidgerd, American Descendants of Chretien Du Bois of Wicres, France,  (Du Bois Family Association 1968 1977), Pierre Billiou..
      b. French Flanders, imigrated from Walslandt, and sailed from Amsterdam...arriving at New Amsterdam...
     with his wife and five children aged repectively 9,7,6,21/2, newborn.  He died between 9-11-1699 and 1-6-1702."
2.  Van Name, Elmer Garfield, Pierre Billiou, the Walloon, Staten Island Pioneer, , Pierre Billiou, the Walloon, Staten Island Pio- neer.
      Haddonfield, N. J., Author.
3.  Moore, Kate, Bilyeu descendant,,  (E-mail  15, Nov 2002),  Descendant Kate Moore wrote:  I did chase the Pierre Billiou connection back a
      couple more generations on his wife's side.  She was Francois Dubois, and her father was Chretien Dubois. 
     There is a little information about him on the following web site http://www.intercom.net/local/richardson/DuBois.html.
4.  DuBois Family History < http://www.dbfa.org/family_history.htm >.
5.  "Margie von Marenholtz," Cited  marriage records found in Archives of Leiden, Holland , and pub. by the "Chretein Du Bois Family",
        pub. by  the DuBois Family Association.  Note:  Publication of marraige bans was on 9 April 1649.
6.  William Heidgerd, American Descendants of Chretien Du Bois of Wicres, France,  (Du Bois Family Association 1968 1977), pg. 1,2.
7.  DuBois Family History < http://www.dbfa.org/family_history.htm >.
8.  R. Fellows Bailey, Pre-Revolutionary Dutch Houses.
9.  Unverified.
10.  Immigrants to New Netherland 1630-1664, http://www.rootsweb.com/~nycoloni/daimm.html, Citations include:Ship Passenger Lists, NY-NJ
       1600-1825, Carl Boyer (c)1978; New World Immigrants, Vol. I, Michael Tepper, (c)1980; Immigrants to the Middle Colonies, Michael Tepper,
         (c)1979..
11.  Stephen Smith,  (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~smithhouse/smithgen/smithfam/index2.htm), "Jacob Billiou was born
        in 1663. He died in 1694. Jacob married Margaret Larzelere."
12.  ibid
13.  Terry Prall, Information about Arendt Prall and Marie Billiou.
14.  William Heidgerd, American Descendants of Chretien Du Bois of Wicres, France,  (Du Bois Family Association 1968 1977).
15.  New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, Kingston Marriages, Series a4, Vol 106 (Oct 1975), p 194(Courtesy of Terry Prall).
16.  William Heidgerd, American Descendants of Chretien Du Bois of Wicres, France,  (Du Bois Family Association 1968 1977), pg 16.
17.  R. Fellows Bailey, Pre-Revolutionary Dutch Houses.
18.   ibid.   Date given reported as baptism.
19.  Rosalie Fellows Bailey, "PRE-REVOLUTIONARY DUTCH HOUSES",  Pg 149-151:.
20.  Ancestral Curios, Bergen Marriages,  (http://www.ancestralcurios.com/bergen_marriages.htm:),  Bergen Marriages:
      1684 25 Nov; Isaac Billau, ym, born at sea; Ida Sueberingh, yd fr Midwout, L.I. (c.)[4].
21.  William Heidgerd, American Descendants of Chretien Du Bois of Wicres, France,  (Du Bois Family Association 1968 1977).
22.  Will of Isaac Bilyou, Named in father's will; dated 7 Sept 1696, proven 22 Dec 1709:.
23.  Note, Margarita Workman Billiou's last child was bonr 17 Mar 1795.
24.  Laxenby Genealogy, Ray & Beulah LAZENBYOrem, Utah, USArlazen8@aol.com.
25.  John Carroll Power, History of Sangamon Co. IL,  (Edwin A. Wilson & Co. Springfield,  IL (1876)), pg 118-119, Parents no named and
      difficult to know for certain that this is the son of Peter & Margarita and brother of John Bilyeu  (1775).
26.  ibid
27.  1850 United States Federal Census, Overton, TN (Dst 6).
28.  1880 United States Federal Census, Marion Co.  Ohio: John's daughter, Delilah Bilyeu Osborne gives her father's place of birth as MD
29.  John is reported as having been born in Allegany Co. MD, but that county was formed in  1789 from Washington Co., which was
       formed in 1776 from Frederick Co.
30.  Private
31.  Marriage Bonds of Hardin Co. KY,  copied by Hazel  Aug 1973.
32.  Marriage Bonds of Hardin Co. KY, Belyue, John and Sarah (Sally) McGrew, daughter of James McGrew.  Surety, David Bozorth.  Consent
       filed with bond.Witnesses, John McGrew and William Ellet.  There is no dateon the bond, but the consent is dated Augest 29, 1795;
        no marriage return.
33.  Miller Co. Marriage Records,  (http://www.rootsweb.com/~momiller/marriage.htm), Age in 1850 Census given as 40? 60?
        I believe 60 is correct.At home is Andrew, 15 yrs and Larkin, 12 yrs, both born in Mo.
34.  Jill Bradley, genforum 1999.
35.  Miller Co. Marriage Records,  (http://www.rootsweb.com/~momiller/marriage.htm), 315 Bilyeu John m 75 MD Rachel f 40 KY Andrew
        m 15 MO Larkin m 12 Mo.
36.  Miller County, MO Home Page @ rootsweb.com - http://www.rootsweb.com/~momiller/wills.htm, Name: Bilyeu, John Bequest: all estate to
       wife, Rachel, during her natural life as long as she remained a widow; after her death or remarriage to the two boys, Andrew Jackson Bilyeu
        and Larking Bilyeu, under age Executors: Joseph Bilyeu and Joseph Johnson Date Written: 18 Aug. 1852 Witnessed: Thomas W. Whitaker
         and John Rowden Date Proved: 8 Feb, 1853.
37.  Mildred Lander Roden & Edna Hazel McCullough Lowerey, Lowrey, Edna Hazel, Falls Church, VA.,, Our Bilyeus,  Pamphlet privately printed
       at Cassville, MO (Jul 1979)..
38.  1880 United States Federal Census, Marion Co. Census lists Delilah's place of birth as Kentucky.
39.  Jill Bradley, October 01, 1998, Bilyeu Genforum Posting, Per her application for an Indian War Pension dated 1897 (Ore Historical Society Library,
        Portland, OR ) Delilah was b 1 Feb 1812 in Overton co TN. Landon presents info re. wives and children of John Bilyeu, Sr.
40.  Oregon Historical Society; Portland, OR.
41.  Mildred Lander Roden & Edna Hazel McCullough Lowerey,
42.  Lowery, Edna Hazel, Research Notes, 1988.
43.  Application for Military Pension, William stated in his application that he was born in Crawford Co. IN.
44.  ibid.
45.  1850 Census Miller Co MO, Age in census 12.
46.  Anderson, Thelma, Workman Family History,(genforum.com/bilyeu #575) , This is the name usually given for Isaac's wife, but I've never \
        seen source verification.
47.  "Margie von Marenholtz," Date: April 16, 1998, Isaac's wife M.A. was believed to be Mary Ann Workman, who is recorded in the Workman Family History book, page 37, who was born in Maryland, married to an Isaac Bilyeu, and had sons
        John and Jacob and other children, and residents of Missouri. .
48.  Danny Graham, genforum.com/bilyeu, All info re. Andrew's family.
49.  Marriage Bonds of Hardin Co. KY, Bilyou, Andrew and Anny Lemon, daughter of Abraham Lemon.Surety, George Coker, Consent says Anny is above 21 years ofage.  Bond dated September  21, 1812, married September 24, 1812, by T. Whitman.
50.  Miller Co. Marriage Records,  (http://www.rootsweb.com/~momiller/marriage.htm).
51.  ibid  Reported as age 49 in census, born  in Ky.
52.  ibid
53.  Anderson, Thelma, Workman Family History,, "Electronic," genforum.com/bilyeu #575, This is the name usually given for Isaac's wife, but I've never seen source verification.
54.  Margie von Marenholtz
56.  Kralik, Sylvia , "Electronic," email 7 Dec 2002.
57.  Anderson, Thelma, Workman Family History,, "Electronic."
58.  ibid.   Oliver, born 1791, is "...the son of John Bilyeu, son of John Billiou, son of Peter, son of Isaac, son of Pierre son of Thomas. . . Oliver's mother is not known."
59.  ibid.  genforum.com/bilyeu #575.
60.  Mildred Lander Roden & Edna Hazel McCullough Lowerey, Lowrey, Edna Hazel, Falls Church, VA.,, Our Bilyeus,  Pamphlet privately printed at Cassville, MO (Jul 1979)., Not verified.  Could he possibly have been b. ca. 1803?
61.  ibid
62.  United States Federal Census, 1860 Census Miller Co. Mo. William reported b. in Ky.1880 Census Osage, Miller Co. Mo. Son Peter Bilyeu's  father b. Tenn.; son Fielding's  father b. Missouri.
63.  1860  Census Miller Co. MO, Age 45 in census.
64.  1880 United States Federal Census, Osage, Miller Co. Mo census reports Peter b. Missouri.
65.  Mildred Lander Roden & Edna Hazel McCullough Lowerey, Pamphlet privately printed at Cassville, MO (Jul 1979)., pg. 30.
66.  "Margie von Marenholtz," Cites Our Bilyeus, pg 30 by Lowery.
67.  Illinois State Records, BILYOU, ISAAC        BILYOU, POLLY            SANGAMON    11/02/1831.
68.  Bilyeu Family Bible.
69.  Miller Co. MO Marriage Bk A, Pg 5, Marriage ceremony by Jesse Kendrick, JPGroom: Bilyeu, CorneliusDate: 16 Sep 1838Bride: McClain, Eliza Jane.
70.  Cornelius remarried in March 1846.
71.  Bilyeu Family Bible, In possession of Melvin Bilyeu.
72.  Miller Co. Marriage Records,  (http://www.rootsweb.com/~momiller/marriage.htm), 1 Mar 1846 in Miller Co, Mo marriage records Book A., p. 65// by Davis Henderson J.P. .
73.  Mildred Lander Roden & Edna Hazel McCullough Lowery,  Falls Church, VA. Our Bilyeus, Pamphlet privately printed at Cassville, MO (Jul 1979).
74.  1860  Census Miller Co. MO, Malinda age 32 reported as w/o Elijah Pittman.
75.  Census 1880 Miller Co. MO, 1880 Census Place Richwoods, Miller, Missouri  Malinda PITMAN   Self   W   Female   age   51   .
76.  Miller County, MO Census Reports, Richwood Twn.  Nearby  is  Peter Bilyeu, Isaac Bilyeu, and Joshua Bilyeu.
77.  Miller County, MO Census Reports, !820 Miller Co. Dst. 13:  HH# 380 is Cornelius age 35, Malinda 22, Thomas 10, John 9, William 7 and Eliza 2.  Nearby are the households of George Bilyeu, John M. Bilyeu and William Melton (Malinda's brother.)
78.  Courtesy of Lois Coates and Pete Moser
79.  Mildred Lander Roden & Edna Hazel McCullough Lowerey, Lowery, Edna Hazel, Falls Church, VA. Our Bilyeus, Pamphlet privately printed at Cassville, MO (Jul 1979), Research notes; courtesy of Marguerite von Marenholtz.
80.  Jill Bradley, In Delilah Bilyeu Osborn's pension application,  she refers to her 1/2 brother Joseph BILYEU and Joseph submitted a letter in Delilah's app that shows his date of birth July 4 1823 and that he was b in Monroe, Overton Co. TN. .
81.  1880 United States Federal Census, Scio, Lynn Co. Oregon.
82.  Miller Co. MO Census 1850
83.  Lowery, Edna Hazel, Research Notes, 1988.
84.  "Margie von Marenholtz."
85.  genforum.com/bilyeu, Posting by  Cathie (ID *****4863) Date: November 27, 2002 at 12:02:18 In Reply to: Re: BILYEU, Lydia b. 1825 Hardin Co., Ky. by Joanne   of 694  You asked who the Margaret Bilyeu was that married
       Martin Melton ... according to my records (needs to be proven), she was the daughter of Isaac Bilyeu and Maryann Workman.
86.  Martin/Davis Cemetery, http://www.rootsweb.com/~mochrist/martindavis.htm, ... ann peggy (bilyeu)   melton cemetery visit/ county research ...
87.  Lowery, Edna Hazel, Research Notes, 1988, Gives marriage location as the home of his parents at Kings River, AR .
88.  ibid
89.  ibid.
90.  Lowery, Edna Hazel, Research Notes, 1988, Cites Widow's application #477 076, cert. #379 791, filed Missouri Oct. 1890.
91.  1860 Census, Linn Twn. Christian Co. Census gives Reuben's age as 16, Mary 14, Isaac 12, John 10, W.H. 8, Diannah 6, G.B. 3, and Stephen 1.
92.  Britton, Judy, "Electronic," John E. Bilyeu was the son of James and Eunice Alexon/Ellexson Bilyeu (he)  first married Sarah Frances Chastain 18 Feb 1866 in Washington Co.,IN. She died 15 Jun 1886 in Washington Co., IN and a year later John E.
       married  Sarah Ellen "Ella" Chastain on 19 Jun 1887. "Ella" was a niece to his first wife. John E. and both of his wives are buried at the Hop Cemetery, Washington Co., IN.  John E. Bilyeu was a grandson of John Bilyeu (1775-1853) and Sarah "Sally"
       McGrew..
93.  1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States. 1860 United States Federal Census. M653, 1438 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. Brown, Washington, Indiana, post office Campbellsburg, roll M653_306, page 127, image 128.
94.  Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940., Index to Marriage Records; ancestry.com.
95.  Note, Named for her father's first wife, Eliza Jane McClain.
96.  Courtesy of Lois Coates and Pete Moser., Bilyeu Family Records.
97.  1860  Census Miller Co. Mo.
98.  Miller Co. Marriage Records,  (http://www.rootsweb.com/~momiller/marriage.htm), Groom: Thompson, John Date: 16 Oct 1865 Bride: Bilyeu, Eliza Jane.
99.  Julie Martinez <raithynn@hotmail.com>, Email Feb 2003.
100.  Courtesy of Lois Coates and Pete Moser.
101.  Census 1880 KS, Wellington, Sumner, Kansas: age of Reuben given as 27, which puts dob in 1853.
102.  1880 Census.
103.  Misc.Family Records provided by Lois Coates, Peter Moser, and Joanne Kartak
104.  Marriage Certificate of James & Sarah Bilyeu, Christian Co. Marriage Records, Bk.01, pg 197, Huddleston Sarah James S. Bilyeu 25 Jul 1872   Wray Ephraim m gMarried in the presence of Rueben & Eliza Melton..
105.  Obit: Sarah Bilyeu (Cheney newspaper-4/29/1932.
106.  Pine City Cemetery, Bilyeu , James S., b. 2 Mar 1853, d. 7 Sep 1921, Row-23*Bilyeu , Sarah M., b. 1 Oct 1851, d. 18 Apr 1932, His wife, Row-23*.
107.  Photo of tombstone.
108.  California Death Records.
109.  Lois Eisenhardt Coates.
110.  Social Security Death Index.
111.  Lois Eisenhardt Coates.
112.  California Death Records, CA Death Records LOUTHAN  MARY  M    Birth Date 02/09/1880    Mother Maiden   HUDDLESON       Female    Death Place   Death Date  PLACER    01/01/1963  SS# 572-36-8539  82 yrs  old.
113.  1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com.
114.  Washington State Digital Archives, Louthan    William  S     Bilyers     Maude  M  7 Apr 1898 Spokane (Image Exists).
115.  1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line].
116.  Note, Found in 1930 Census, but not in  CA Death Index which began in 1940.
117.  1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census  Graves Twp, Spokane, Washington, ED 142, roll 1669, part 2, page 204B.
118.  Moser, Peter.
119.  California Death Index, 1940-1997, Walter A Moser  4 Aug 1973   Santa Clara  MALE  6 Feb 1881 (dob) Oregon.
120.  Hoot, Thomas -  thoot@nationwide.net, "Electronic."
121.  Louise Belsby, Email May 2009: " I was surfing the net looking for information on Alex Gustin for I was reading an excerpt from a paper written by a former resident of Pine City and she stated that Alex Gustin was shot the
         same year her father died and that would have been 1914."
122.  Bilyeu Family Bible, Courtesy of Lois Coates., "A stone her mother polished marks her grave."
123.  Washington State Digital Archives, In the 1910 census,  Roy is listed as "Leroy Bilyeu" (mis-read as "BilyeN".  "R" listed as Roy's middle initial in several records.
124.  Funeral Records.
125.  Washington State Death Index.
126.  Family Archive: Notes of Julia Humes, Julia's middle name was shared by her mother's uncle, Isaac Caruthers Lackey.
127.  Rowland-Humes Family Bible;  Copy of Family Record Page, Page of Births lists name and dob.  Julia was born in either Liberty or Cleveland, Arkansas,  but always considered herself a Virginian by descent!
128.  Washington State Death Index.
129.  Washington State Digital Archives:  Bilyeu  Roy  Kennedy Oveta 1939 Apr 29  Chelan County, WA.
130.  Bilyeu Family Bible.
131.  Lois Eisenhardt Coates.