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Re: James J. and Rebecca Caroline Bilsland Polk Co., IA & Troy, IN
Posted by: Marsha J. Hamilton (ID *****6685) Date: July 09, 2006 at 10:37:00
In Reply to: Re: James J. and Rebecca Caroline Bilsland Polk Co., IA & Troy, IN by Richard V. Shelby of 9

In the 1860 IA Census he is listed as J.J. Bilsland, b. IN ca 1832. He is living with his wife, Caroline Garrett (Rebecca Caroline) and her parents in Four Mile Twp. Polk Co., IA. Also listed in the 1860 IA Census in Douglas, Boone Co., IA is a John Bilsland, 29, b. IN and his wife, Eliza, 23, IL. In Ida Bilsland Eell's obit, Jackson Bilsland's daughter, her father is listed as dying in the Civil War. A James J. Bilsland served in Co. B,, 11th IN Infantry during the Civil War. A James J. Bilsland is listed in the 1850 IN Cen as living in Troy, Fountain Co., IN with his widowed mother, Lydia, 51, b. DEL. His siblings are: Fidelia, 21, IN; Matilda, 19, IN; Reuben, 15, IN; Mary, 13, IN; Isaac, 10, IN. Nearby is a Benjamin Bilsland, 27, b. OH; Nancy, 18, KY; John, 1, IN. and a Susan Bilsland, 55, VT; Eliza, 22, IN; Mary, 20, IN; John, 18, IN; Lucinda, 16, IN; Tamy?, 13, IN; Louretta?, 10, IN [Louretta is listed on pg. 109 by herself at the top on a split page. Rest of family on pg. 112. [Image Source: Year: 1850; Census Place: Troy, Fountain, Indiana; Roll: M432_145; Page: 56; Image: 474.]. Do you know the John and Eliza Bilsland who lived in Boone Co., IA? Is the Lydia, Benjamin and Susan Bilsland the family of your John and James Bilsland? Since they settled in IN in 1824, could my James J. be a son of John, Sr.? Was Lydia John or James's wife? Finally, listed at Ancestry.com in the Civil War Pension Recs. is: James J. Bilsland; Comments: Lyle A. Garrett, Gdn. No other information is known.


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