Is the Hannah Billings who married Gideon Walker the child of Timothy or Thomas?

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Just on the off-chance someone else has found something (doesn't seem like I've got many cousins on this line on WikiTree). I'm finding conflicting information, and the one vital record (birth of a Hannah Billings to Thomas and Sarah in Westborough MA) is far from dispositive, given how many Hannah Billings' seem to have been running around.
WikiTree profile: Hannah Walker
in Genealogy Help by Roger Travis G2G6 Mach 2 (24.9k points)
edited by Roger Travis

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Ok here is the proof that Hannah is the daughter of Thomas and Sarah.

Massachusetts Birth Records 1569-1850.  Hannah Billings. Birthdate: 1736. Birth Location: Westborough, Worchester, Massachusetts. Record Type: birth. page 19. Record ID 142477569  Original Text: Hannah d. Thomas and Sarah, Feb. 27, 1736-7.

Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850. page 19. Volume: Westborough - V1.

Billings, Hannah d. Thomas and Sarah, Feb 27, 1736-7.  Jane d. Thomas and Sarah Jan 2, 1734-5. Mary d. Thomas and Sarah Jan 28 1739-40.
by Jamie Barron G2G6 (7.5k points)
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I have not yet found the marriage of Hannah billings to Gideon Walker but I found a birth record for a Hannah billings. I did not find a birth record showing Thomas and sarah having children as of yet still researching. I found the following:
Massachuetts Birth Records 1569 - 1850  archives.com
under Deerfield births the following Billings birth records.
Children born to Timothy and Ame Billings:
     Achsah d. born Jan 16, 1796
     Ama     d. born Sept 21, 1820
     Amy Amelia d. born Sept 22 1820, (Oct 22, 1820 but believe this is a type o)
     Ame     d. born Feb. 21 1815
     Ame     d. born Sept 13 1800
     Charles William s. born Feb 21 1815
     Francis             s. born Oct 27 1797
    * Hannah d. born Aug. 4 1804
     Lathrop            s. born Apr 28 1802
     Martha Teresa  d. born Feb 13 1825
     Mary Ann         d. born Jan 20  1809
     Samuel Dwelly s. born Sept 22 1806
     Susan Elizabeth d. born Jan 9   1812
     Timothy Dwight s. born May 27 1817

Hope this helps to answer question of who Hannah's father is .
I did not see any dates in your questions of when these people were born or when they married, so I tried to find what I could hoping these dates are close to what you need.
by Jamie Barron G2G6 (7.5k points)
Thanks so much for the help! Unfortunately, my Hannah seems pretty clearly born a good deal earlier. I'll let you know if I find anything!
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I got it this time I pretty sure this is the Hannah you are looking for:

U.S Find a Grave Index 1600-Current. Memorial #114681460 has a bio. information is: Hannah Billings Walker b. 27 Feb 1736. birth place: Westborough, Worchester County, Massachusetts. Death: 18 Apr 1815. place: Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont, USA. Cemetery:  Summer Hill Burial or Cremation: Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont.

1st. marriage was to Joseph Old (s) intent of marriage 8-18-1758 in Westborough, Worchester County, Massachusetts. Their Child: Reuben Old (s) 1759-1840 married Elsabeth Haywood/ Azubah Walker.

2nd marriage was in 1766 to Lieut. Gideon Walker. Their Children were: Billings Walker 1767-1852 he married Hannah Proctor. John Wilks Walker 1770-. Ensign Gideon Walker 1772-. he married a Rachel, then Martha Nott.  Walter Pitts Walker 1774-1785.  Hannah 1776, she married Ellicott Lynde.  Artemas Bernard Walker 1781.  This information if I read it right was added to find a grave on Jul 31, 2013.

Lieut. Gideon Walker b. Oct 8, 1734 Brookfield, Worchester County, Massachusetts. d. Jun 3, 1800 Cavendish, Windsor County, Vermont. USA. His parents were: Edward Walker 1690-1754. and Elizabeth Dean. His first wife was Dorothy d. 9-8-1717 Brookfield, Massachusetts. His 2nd wife was Hannah Billings they married 4-4-1723 Brookfield, Massachusetts.  Source Find a Grave memorial # 105319199

Olean Times Herald p. 15 by Dorothy Godfrey Wayman : Gideon was in the Revolutionary War. He was a Matross in Colonel James Converse's Massachusetts Militia Company. He packed powder bags and irson cannon balls down the muzzle of the cannon while the gunner got the cannon aimed and commanded to "Fire".
by Jamie Barron G2G6 (7.5k points)
Fantastic! Now if only we can figure out who her father was! Thanks so much, Jamie! EDIT: wait — if it's Westborough, then that confirms (probably) that her father is Thomas!
Now that you have her birthdate it should be easy to find her parents, so glad this information helps. I searched for my father and his family for 43 years just found them last year. I love helping others find theirs, it is a wonderful feeling to know your family history.

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