S. Billingsley was born in 1818, near East Palestine, Columbiana County,
OH, the son of Robert and Jemima Austin Billingsley. He was
ordained as a Presbyterian Minister on 10 Jan 1854, and pastored the
Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church in Lawrence County until 1857, when he
was sent to west as a missionary by the Presbyterian Home Board of
Missions. He ministers in the Colorado Gold fields,
1863, he was assigned as Chaplain of the 101st Regiment, Pennsylvania
Volunteers. He mustered in 9 Jan 1864. He was captured 20 April
1864 at Plymouth, NC, and held captive at Libby Prison in Richmond, VA.
married Emily Hamilton. They settled in Statesville, NC, where he
pastored at the colored Presbyterian Church. Rev. Billingsley died 12 Oct 1897 in Statesville, NC.