Son of James Stills and Mary Shockley. There seems to be no consensus on where James and his parents were born. I have seen records that list Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. This needs to be researched.
Private, Company B, 60 Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Crawford's Regiment, 79th Tennessee Infantry, CSA)
United States Census, 1870, index and images, FamilySearch (accessed 17 Sep 2014), James Stills, Illinois, United States; citing p. 42, family 333, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000545788.
United States Census, 1900, index and images, FamilySearch (accessed 19 Sep 2014), James Stills, Burnt Prairie Township Liberty village, White, Illinois, United States; citing sheet 10B, family 189, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240351.
United States Census, 1910, index and images, FamilySearch (accessed 19 Sep 2014), James Stills, Burnt Prairie, White, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 133, sheet 10B, family 228, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374346.
United States Census, 1920, index and images, FamilySearch (accessed 17 Sep 2014), James F Stills, Burnt Prairie, White, Illinois, United States; citing sheet 9B, family 203, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820413.
Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947, index, FamilySearch (accessed 17 Sep 2014), James Franklin Stills, 15 Aug 1925; citing Public Board of Health, Archives, Springfield; FHL microfilm 1503941. This record lists his birthdate as 15 Mar 1838.
Find-A-Grave Virtual Cemetery memorial #114681154 in Centerville Cemetery, Centerville, White County, Illinois, USA
Thank you to Kitty Smith for contributions to this profile.
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