Joseph Billings, Jr. (1716-1770), Preston, CT
Thanks to information from Anne Winters, I believe I can say the line of Joseph is through Joseph, Sr, given the dates shown. Let me reconstruct for your information:
1st Generation:Desire Billings (1757-c1797) md 1777 to Benjamin BABCOCK. Her parents were
2nd generation: Joseph Billings, Jr (1716-1770) of Preston, md 1737 Thankful DENISON (c1714-?).
3rd generation: Joseph Billings, Sr. (1691-1763) md 1711 Comfort DENISON (c1690-?).
Was this last Joseph Sr. the Magistrate of Preston? If so, he was the brother of Roger Billings [see Message #1132 from S. Billings Beyer] who was the son of:
William Billings, Jr. (1660-1738) md Hannah STERRY. He was the son of
William Billings, Sr. (b 1628 at Taunton, England, died 1712/3 in Stonington, CT).
Anne has pointed out some locations for me to search; they should clarify the question. I do not yet know who the parents of Comfort or Thankful were, or even whether they were related. They DO appear in two different generations.