James was born in 1809 to Stephen Billue and Elizabeth Williams. He may have had at least 1 sibling: Stephen Jr. His father may have had more than one wife and other children.
He married on 24 Nov 1833 in Wilkinson County, Georgia, to Sarah "Sallie" Dupree, daughter of Thomas Washington Dupree and Cynthia McDonald. He was about 24 years old. She died the following year. They did not have children together.
He remarried about 1835-1853 in Wilkinson County to Elizabeth "Lizzie" Fordham, daughter of Benjamin Fordham and Elsie Miller. They had 1 child together:
James Franklin Billue
Fact: Residence (1840) District 354, Wilkinson, Georgia
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8PH-R9Z : 11 August 2017), James R Billew, District 332, Wilkinson, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 144, sheet 414C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,172.
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 30 September 2019), memorial page for James Richmond Billue (16 Sep 1809–8 Oct 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46498933, citing Fordham Family Cemetery, Irwinton, Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Jared Reid (contributor 47217208).