Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of John T. BILLS


            John T. BILLS has been one of the farming residents of Sheridan district, Lincoln county, since 1866, and owns 275 acres of land, well improved, well timbered, and with croppings of iron and coal. He was born in Wood county, (then) Virginia, August 23, 1843, a son of Alfred N. and Margaret (Tate) Bills, and they came with him to Lincoln county. His mother died February 13, 1876. John T. enlisted in the Federal army in July, 1862, 11th West Virginia Infantry. He served in the battles of Cedar Creek, Hatchera Run, and numerous smaller engagements, and was at the surrender of Lee at Appomattox. In 1867, in Sheridan district, Lincoln county, he married Sarah J. Midkiff, who was born in Lincoln county in 1842, a daughter of Spencer and Vetury (McComas) Midkiff. Her parents settled in what is now Lincoln county in 1825. Mr. Bills and wife have five children, born: Vetury, January 7, 1863; Walden A., February 20, 1870; John E., May 8, 1873; 0db (?), October 2, 1877; Charlotte, October 8. 1879. John T. Bills is road overseer in his precinct, and is now serving as school trustee in his district. His address is Hamlin, Lincoln county, West Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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