Stephen Billings, II
|Birthplace:||Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States|
|Death:||(Date and location unknown)|
Son of Stephen Billings, I and Bridget Minor Billings
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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
Stephen Billings, II's Timeline
July 3, 1748
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States
September 25, 1781
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States
December 23, 1792
Montville, New London, CT, USA