Born: 1815-12-12 Tennessee
Died: 1895-03-18 Christian County, Illinois
Flourished: 1829-1850 Sangamon County, Illinois
Bilyeu moved with his parents and siblings from Tennessee to western Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1829. In 1840, he married Elizabeth Workman in Sangamon County. Between 1850 and 1860, they moved to rural Christian County. In 1860, George was a farmer and he owned $2,500 worth of real estate and $1,850 worth of personal property.
John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 119; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 14 December 1840, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 159; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Christian County, IL, 167; Gravestone, Hayes Cemetery, Moweaqua, IL.