I should also mention that Nathan and Anna Jones Billings, parents of John Billings, are found living in WaKenney Twp., Trego Co., KS in 1880:
Nathan H. Billings - 33 - head - IL - MD - MD attorney
Anna E. Billings - 29 - wife - IN - VA - OH
Herbert Billings - 12 - son - KS - IL - IN
Emma J. Billings - 7 - dau - KS - IL - IN
Is it possible that the John Billings who died in 1962 was their son and came "back home" to Trego Co. to live? Is this where he was born?
Nathan Billings was somewhat of a scoundrel and can be found heavily mentioned in the histories of Norton Co., KS.
Anna divorced Nathan and remarried in 1885 to John Notley in Cloud Co., KS, where her father, Carmi Jones, and sisters were living.