Billings, Nelson

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Nelson Billings was born 13 Mar. 1822 in Albany.[1] His parents are unknown.

Marriage and Children

Before 1850 he married Catharine. They had at least two children:[2]

Military Service

Residence: Berne
Enlistment Date: 20 April 1861[4]
Enlistment Place: Albany, New York [4]
Enlistment Rank: Private[4]
State Served: New York[4]
Regiment: 3 NY Infantry.[4]
Company: C[4]
Deserted: August 1, 1861[4]
Apprehended: March 15, 1863[4]
Muster Out Date: 17 May 1865
Muster Out Place: Raleigh, NC
Additional Remarks: Was in the 1890 Vets Schedule of the Federal Census, in Berne with an East Berne PO address.

Enlisted at the age of 35.

Sources Used: 1890 Veterans census, Berne, Albany Co., NY;, American Civil War Soldiers; Civil War Pension Index, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York


Nelson died 25 Feb 1893, East Berne and was buried at the Beaverdam Cemetery in Berne.


Altamont Enterprise 3 mar 1893

East Berne

Died, suddenly of heart disease, Saturday morning, Feb. 25, Nelson Billing Sr. aged 70 years, 11 months and 12 days. Mr. Billings was a veteran of the late war. The funeral arrangements were in charge of Chas McCulloch Post G. A. R., No. 645, of Berne. The funeral was held in the Lutheran church, Tuesday, at 10 a. m., when the services were conducted by the Chaplain, Rev. Mr. Pendall and the commander. Mr. G.W. Steiner. The flowers used for this solemn and impressive ceremony were beautiful.

Deceased leaves a son and daughter to mourn his loss. Sources

  1. Obiturary in the Altamont Enterprise
  2. obit
  3. Obiturary in the Altamont Enterprise, Nov. 17, 1899
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Annual Report of the Adjutant General or the State of New York