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Stephen Billings, II

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: January 29, 1798 (49)
Montville, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Stephen Billings, I and Bridget Minor Grant
Husband of Cynthia Billings and Anna Billings
Father of Colonel Stephen Billings and Nancy Otis
Brother of Corp. Andrew Billings; Bridget Ledyard and Hannah Allyn
Half brother of Elizabeth Avery

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About Stephen Billings, II

Was serving in General Washington's army at the time of the storming of Fort Griswold on September 6, 1781, where his brother Andrew was killed in its defense.

"Andrew Billings lived at the time with his father near the Elder Tuttle Church in Ledyard He started for the fort in response to the alarm reaching there after the gates were shut and being recognized a rope was thrown to him by which he climbed through the embrasure being the last man to enter for defence. His brother Stephen was in the army with General Washington at the time"

Source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ... By William Wallace Harris p. 221

Stephen Billings, 2d, son of Stephen B. and Bridget Grant, of the fifth generation, was born in 1750. He entered the Army of the Revolution as a sergeant in 1775, participated in the battle of Bunker Hill, served through the entire war, and was honorably discharged at the close of it, holding the office of captain at the time. He was married, in 1774, to Cynthia Hewitt. By her he had four sons and one daughter. She died in 1786, aged 28. In 1787 he was married to Anna Raymond, by whom he had four daughters and one son—also a child that died in infancy.

HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF LEDYARD 1650-1900, by Rev. John Avery, published by Noyes & Davis: Press, Norwich, Connecticut, 1901, p. 101

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Stephen Billings, II's Timeline

July 3, 1748
Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony
September 25, 1781
Age 33
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States
December 23, 1792
Age 44
Montville, New London, CT, USA
January 29, 1798
Age 49
Montville, New London County, Connecticut, United States