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Subject: [HILL-L] Thomas HILL (1763) Granville (now Rowan) NC
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 07:43:05 EST

The following information was submitted by Robert Hill () who
asked that I post it to the list. Please respond directly to Robert.
Thanks. Byron.

Entered in February of 1988 and updated in August of 1990
by Robert R. Hill of Brandon, Fla.

Source: Data by William Collier Hill Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia
and other sources from Mormon Church.

The first information on Thomas Hill 1/ was a land grant for
243 acres on February 10th 1763. The land was in Tract 10 of
Earl of Granville's land and the agent was Henry Eustace
McCullough. At that time the land was in Rowan County, N.C.
but by 1771 Guilford County had been formed and was located
in the new county.

In 1773 Thomas Hill's 1/ land was still in Guilford County.
He was among the petitioners asking to have the court house
moved nearer to the center of the county (Vol V. No. 1, 1981
of Genealogical Journal of Randolph County, N.C.).

In 1779 Randolph County was formed and the land was again in
a new county, located in the northwest corner of Randolph
County, N.C.

Thomas Hill 1/ was a Regulator (a Regulator was a person who
complained of injustice, extortion, corrupt courts, compelled
to pay taxes to British Agents etc. They banded together to
bring order to the community but they refused to pay the
taxes between 1764 and 1771. In 1771 Governor Tryon marched
against them and defeated them and at least three hundred
people died. At the beginning of the Revolutionary War the
Regulators supported the cause of the British and were
defeated by Colonel Caswell in February of 1776.

In 1779, Thomas Hill 1/ proved himself a patriot by taking
the Oath of Allegiance to the Provincial Congress. In the
1779 Randolph County Tax List, (Page 183) Thomas Hill 1/
returned an inventory of his taxable property in William
Millikian's tax list.

In the 1779 and 1785 Tax List of Randolph County, Thomas Hill
1/ had 143 acres instead of the original 243 acres. On
February 20th, 1768, Thomas Hill 1/ & wife Elizabeth had sold
100 acres to Stephen Alexander. Samuel Lowe listed the
taxables in Captain Clark's and Captain Gray's District. In
this list, Thomas Hill 1/ and Thomas Lowe are adjoining
lines. Samuel Millikan witnessed Thomas Hill's 1/ will in

Thomas Hill 1/ made his will on 7th March 1798 (Will Book B,
Page 112, N.C. State Archives, Raleigh, N.C.). The will was
proved in the November Court Session of 1800, Randolph County
Court Term, showing that Thomas Hill 1/ had died sometime
between 7th March 1798 and November 1800. The location of his
birth and date of birth is unknown. Apparently his wife had
died before him as no wife is names in his will but his
children named were:
Margaret Hill 2/
Richard Hill 2/
John Hill 2/
Francis Hill 2/
William Hill 2/
Mary Hill 2/
Daidi Hill 2/.

Thomas Hill 1/ called Winifred his daughter but she was not
named as one of his children so she may have been a daughter
in law.

He named his sons John & William the executors of the estate.
He gave the plantation on which he lived to the son John
Hill. The remainder of the land was given to the son William
Hill. The other children shared equally in what was left of
the estate.


John Hill 2/ was born ca. 1765-1767 in what was then Rowan
County, N.C. He married Rachel Sargent but the date of
marriage is unknown.

They had nine children according to the biography of a son,
Doctor Hill 3/, in the History of Crawford & Clark Counties
Illinois, by Perrier, 1883, pages 276 and 277. Those children
1. Charles Hill 3/.
2. Jane Hill 3/.
3. Rachel Hill 3/.
4. John A. Hill 3/.
5. Doctor Hill 3/.
6. Malinda Hill 3/
7. Richard Hill 3/.
8. William Hill 3/.
9. Elizabeth Hill 3/.

John Hill 2/ purchased 495 acres of land in 1804 from Henry
Youst. He bought another 22 acres from him and was granted 10
acres from the State of N.C. which totaled 527 acres on the
Uhwarrie River which in 1815 he paid taxes in Smith's

Charles Hill 3/, son of John 2/ paid taxes on 323 acres on
Caraway River in Smith's District. John Hill's 2/ brother
(William Hill 3/) paid taxes on 243 acres on the Caraway
River. Thomas Hill 2/ had 135 acres on Caraway River on
which he paid taxes.

John Hill 2/ had inherited his father's plantation of 143
acres and apparently sold it to his brother William Hill 2/.
The state sold William Hill 2/ 100 acres bringing it back to
a total of 243 acres, which is the number of acres originally
owned by his father, Thomas Hill 1/.

In 1816, John Hill and his wife Rachel Sargent and their
children moved to Sullivan County, Indiana, near Farmersburg.

Two of their sons, Charles Hill 3/ & Doctor Hill 3/ married
Boyd Sisters, Hannah & Nancy Boyd in Randolph County. They
were the daughters of James Boyd of Guilford County, N.C..
Charles Hill 3/ married Hannah and Doctor Hill 3/ married
Nancy Boyd.

John Hill 2/ was in the Militia in 1788 under Captain York.
(Genealogical Journal of Randolph County, N.C., Vol. III, NO.
1, 1978-1979, page 37).


William Hill 2/ , b. 8th July 1766 in Rowan County, N.C.
(now Randolph Co.) married first in March of 1788 or 1789 to
Rebecca Low (Lowe) (b. ca. 1770 Rowan (Now Randolph Co.,
N.C.). She died between 1811 & 1816. His 2nd wife was to
Edith Harlan, daughter of Stephen & Mary Carter Harlan.Their
marriage bond was dated 9th September 1817 in Randolph
County, N.C. William Hill was a son of Thomas Hill 1/ & wife
children were:
a. Thomas Hill 3/, b. ca. 1790 in Randolph County,
married Sally Wright.
b. John Hill 3/, b. 1792 in Randolph County, N.C., went
to Tennessee & fought in War of 1812. Married on
29th October 1810 to Mary Ann (Dolly) Clark of
Stokes County, N.C. John Hill died ca. 1825.
c. Elizabeth Hill 3/, b. 1793 in Randolph County, N.C.,
married William Gray of Randolph County, N.C. on 7th
May 1812
d. Tamer Hill 3/, she was born ca. 1795 in Randolph
County, N.C. She married David White on 24th
September 1815.
e. Absalom Hill 3/, b. ca. 1796, left N.C. for
Tennessee, then went to Indiana. He married 20th
April 1816 to Guzzeal (Gizzy) Wright. His 2nd
marriage was to Polly Hollingsworth on 16th
September 1844.
f. Benjamin Hill 3/, b. ca. 1798, moved west.
g. Rebecca Hill 3/, b. ca. 1800 in Randolph County,
N.C., married John Harlan on 30th April 1825.
h. Daniel Hill 3/, b. 13 October or November 1802 in
Randolph County, N.C., married 4th September 1824 to
Abigail McCracken, daughter of Robert McCracken.
i. Christopher Hill 3/, b. 16th November 1804 in
Randolph County, N.C., married 1st Christina Richs
on 9th August 1826. His 2nd marriage was on 17th
April 1832 to Rebecca Blair (b. 20 July 1806-d. 11
March 1880. Christopher Hill 3/ died 10th April
1856 in Randolph County, N.C.
j. William Hill 3/, b. 15th July 1810 in Randolph
County, N.C., he married Anna Milliken ca. 1835.
William died on 10th January 1866.
k. (BY 2ND WIFE) Nancy (Ann) Hill 3/, born on 28th
January 1819 in Randolph County, N.C., married on
25th October 1839 to Samuel Farlow, son of Isaac &
Mary Farlow.

NOTE: Source of the above named children was from a letter
dated 20th September 1882 from William Hill, son of John Hill
3/ & Mary Carter Hill to his cousin John A. Hill 3/, son of
William Hill 2/ & Anna Milliken Hill & a returned letter
dated 30th October 1882.


Christopher Hill 3/, son of William Hill 2/ & Rebecca Lowe,
was born 16th November 1804 in Randolph County, N.C. He
married twice, 1st to Rebecca Richs. The marriage bond was
dated 9th August 1826 & they married on 17th August 1826 in
Guilford County, N.C.. His 2nd marriage was to Rebecca Blair
on 17th April 1832 in Randolph County, N.C. He died on 10th
April 1856 in Randolph County, N.C. and is buried at the Mt.
Gilead Methodist Church. His father was William Hill (1766-
1849) and his mother was Rebecca Lowe (ca. 1770-ca. 1816).

Christopher Hill 3/ & his first wife had two children..
a. Rebecca Hill 4/, born 27th June 1827 in Randolph
County, N.C. She married on 6th October 1844 to
George Divinny. Rebecca died before 1856 (estate
b. Eleanor (Ellen) Hill 4/, born 28th December 1828
(bible of Christopher Hill 3/) in Randolph County,
N.C. (Tabernacle Township). She married Oliver P.
Briles and she died on 8th October 1890 (Popular
Ridge Friends Church Records).

Christopher Hill 3/ married as his 2nd wife, Rebecca Blair.
She was born 20th July 1806 and died on 11th March 1880 in
Randolph County, N.C. Her father was Jesse Blair and her
mother was Ann Smith. They had the following children:

c. Joshua A. (Addison?) Hill 4/, born 1st May 1834 in
Randolph County, N.C. He married on the 13th or
14th of June 1853 to Mary Spencer. Joshua Hill 4/
died on 12th March 1904. Mary Spencer was born 6th
March 1834 in Randolph County, N.C. and died on
17th February 1927 in Randolph County. She is
buried at Popular Ridge Friend's Church.
d. Anna Jane Hill 4/, born 9th July 1837 in Randolph
County, N.C. She married Michael Spencer on 28th
July 1853 and she died on 12th May 1915. Anna Hill
4/ is buried with husband in Marlboro Friend's
Church Cemetery, adjacent to her uncle Daniel Hill
e. Hannah Martitia Hill 4/, born 19th September 1841
in Randolph County, N.C. She married Michael C.
Farlow and she died on 3rd May 1873.
f. Sarah Elizabeth Hill 4/, born 22nd December 1843 in
Randolph County, N.C. She married Franklin Gray
and she died in November of 1888.
g. Mary Eliza Hill 4/, born 30th July 1850 in Franklin
County, N.C. She married Elihu Skeen. Mary Hill
died on 8th October 1926.


Joshua A. Hill 4/, was born on 1st May 1834 in Randolph
County, N.C. He married Mary Spencer on 13th or 14th of July
1853 in Randolph County, N.C. and he died on 12th March 1904.
in Randolph County. He is buried at Popular Ridge Friend's
Church Cemetery by his wife.

The wife Mary Spencer was born on 6th May 1834 in Randolph
County, N.C. and she died on 17th February 1927 in same
county. She was the daughter of Joseph Spencer and Deborah
Farlow. They had four known children. They were:

a. Thomas A. Hill 5/, born ca. 1854 (1870 Census
Record) in Randolph County, N.C., married Frances V.
(Fannie) Kindley.
b. Joseph Aaron Hill 5/, b. 9th June 1855 in Randolph
County, N.C., married on 19th December 1878 to Sarah
Louise Richardson. He died on 12th May 1932.
c. Louisa (Luezer) Hill 5/, born ca. 1859 (1860 Census
Records), married George W. Rush.
d. Mary Ann Hill 5/, born 7th January 1862 in Randolph
County, N.C., never married. She died 17th February

Note: A Fanny M. Hill (1886-1930) is buried along with
Joshua, Mary & Mary Ann. Who was she? Was she a
granddaughter, a daughter of Thomas & Frances Hill ?


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