Notes for Sophia J. MOORE
Biographical Sketch (1887):2717, p. 361.
"Mr. Billingsley was married, Nov. 3, 1853, in Washington, this county, to Miss Sophia J. Moore, daughter of Phillip B. and Lydia Moore. She was born in Licking County, Ohio. They are the parents of four children, three boys and one girl, all except the youngest born in this county: Ray, born Nov. 10, 1854, married Eleanor Patterson, and resides in Santa Ana, Cal., and they have three children, two boys and one girl; May, born Sept. 6, 1856, is the wife of Frederick Lathrop, and also resides in Santa Ana, Cal., and has one daughter; Jay married Eleanor Benjamin, lives in Oskaloosa, and has one daughter; Jones, born March 21, 1870, died August 8 of the same year. Mrs. Billingsley died in 1870."1832 Birth:3053
Birth date of 2 November 1832 taken from 1870 tombstone in Middleburg Cemetery, English River Township, Washington County, Iowa. Birth place of Licking County, Ohio assumed based on 18302377
census enumeration of parents Philip B. Moore and Lydia Patterson in that location. Sophia was most likely named for her maternal grandmother, Sophia Jones.1840 U.S. Census:2378
Sophia enumerated in the household of her father P. B. Moore in Burlington Township, Licking County, Ohio as a female age 5 to 10; Sophia was age 7.1850 U.S. Census:2384
Sophia J. enumerated in the household of her father Philip B. Moore in English River Township, Washington County, Iowa as a female, age 17, born in Ohio.1860 U.S. Census:2381
Sophia J. enumerated in the household of her husband William Billingsley in English River Township, Washington County, Iowa, as a female, age 27, born in Ohio.1870 Tombstone:3053
Middleburg Cemetery, English River Township, Washington County, Iowa.
Sophia Moore Billingsley
b. 2 Nov 1832
d. 1 Mar 1870