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About Emeline Bills

Born Williamsburg, Ontario, Canada

Daughter of Alexander Beckstead and Catherine Lince

Married William Andrew Bills, 4 Jul 1852, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania

Children - Gordon Silas Bills, William Andrew Bills, Alexander Bills, Catherine Emeline Bills, Harriet Elizabeth Bills, John Alma Bills, George Wellington Bills, Mary Ellen Bills, Martha Ann Bills, Henry Bills, Daniel Wallace Bills, David Bills

Emeline was about one year old when her parents and grandparents accepted the Gospel when three Mormon missionaries visited their home in Canada. The family journeyed by ox teams to meet with the Saints in DeWitt, Missouri, arriving there in September, 1838, it being a time when the Saints were being persecuted severely, and their lives were in danger constantly. She crossed the plains to the Salt Lake valley in 1849, and they settled in the West Jordan area, near the Jordan River.

When she married William Andrew Bills they spent most of their lives in South Jordan and Riverton, Utah, living on a farm.

Emeline was a typical pioneer mother - reared 12 children, most of whom lived on farms in the area of Riverton. She was a mid-wife in the community, and a mother to everyone needing aid.

She was always active in the Church, particularly in the Relief Society organization. She was loved by everyone for her wonderful dispostion and service.

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Emeline Bills's Timeline

April 4, 1837
South Dundas, Ontario, Canada
March 18, 1854
Age 16
West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
September 4, 1857
Age 20
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
February 18, 1861
Age 23
Davis, Utah
June 15, 1867
Age 30
South Jordan, UT, United States
January 1, 1917
Age 79
Riverton, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
January 3, 1917
Age 79
South Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States