Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

John Hill, II[1]

Male 1761 - 1812  (50 years)


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  • Name John Hill 
    Suffix II 
    Born 12 Apr 1761 
    Gender Male 
    History Extract from \"Captain Roger Jones of London and Virginia\" by Judge L. H. Jones (1891)
    John Hill\'s will, dated May 26, 1812, probated Feb. 1813, recorded at Wilmington, mentions sons William, Frederick Jones Hill, and John -- land on which he then resided, called Fairfields -- two younger children John and Catherine Anne -- daughter Eliza Hill, now Lord -- brother Dr. Nathaniel Hill -- \"son Hill\" -- executor Col. Thomas Hill, \"my brother\".  [2
    History Extract from \"Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, Vol. 3\" by William Stevens Powell (1913)
    William Hill\'s oldest son, John, was an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati, having taken part in the Battle of Eutau Springs as a Lieutenant in the Fourth Regiment.  [3
    History Extract from \"Thomas Hill Family Bible Records\", part of the North Carolina Digital Collection
    William Hill and Margaret Moore were married at Orton, Brunswick County, N.C., on the 29th Sept. 1757, at noon. The ceremony was performed by the Revd. John McDonnell.
    William Hill was born 15 April 1737;
    Margaret Moore was born Dec. 1735.
    Their children were:
    II. John was born near Brunswick, 12th Aprtil 1761, at 1 o\'clock in the morning;  [2
    History Frederick Jones Hill, physician, planter, and legislator, was born at his father\'s plantation, Fairfields, in New Hanover County. He was the son of Elizabeth Jones and John Hill, an officer in the Continental Army. His grandparents were William and Margaret Moore Hill, and Frederick and Jane Swann Jones.
    He bought Orton Plantation  [4
    Residence Fairfields 
    Will Must abstact this:Book AB, P-467, New Hanover Co., NC.

    In the name of God Amen. I JOHN HILL of the town of Wilmington and state of North Carolina being of sound and disposing mind...
    First:...I give devise and bequeath the same to my beloved wife and children...
    I hereby constitute and appoint Richard Bradley , Sr.,William C. Lord and Frederick J. Hill Esq.,Executors of this my last will and testament...
    In witness where of I the said John Hill the testator have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this 14th day of October A.D. 1833... Signed: John Hill

    Wit: Joseph A. Hill and Thomas Hill



    State of North Carolina
    New Hanover County Court, June Term 1847

    This paper writing _ to the the last last will and testament of John Hill attested the 14th day of October 1833, and attested by Joseph A. Hill and Thomas Hill was offered for probate as such, and it being duly proven to the satisfaction of the court by the oath of William Bettencourt, Joshua G. Wright and William A. Wright that Joseph A. Hill one of the said witnesses is _ and that Thomas Hill the second witness ( has paper?) writing is not a resident of this state...Frederick J. Hill one of the persons appointed Executor of said last will and testament of John Hill recorded said Executorship. Signed: L.H. Marsletter, Clerk

    Comment: Wife and children not name...> Early County, Georgia:

    Div. of Estate of Dr John Hill, on Spring Creek, Early Co, GA, Dec. 1852: To Mrs John Hill and children: Richard, William, John, Frederick, Joseph, Thomas, Eliza,. Total value $40,230.00...> Halifax, Co., NC.

    Will of John 4/Hill (John3/,John2/,William1/)

    Abst.Will, Halifax Co.,NC, John Hill,21 Sept 1854, Prob. Nov. Ct. 1854: To bro.& sis: Richard B. Hill of GA; William Hill of Haliax Co.; Fred J. Hill of GA; Joseph A., Thomas, and Eliza Hill of Wilmington. No Exec. Wit: Charles Skinner, Thomas W. Harrison.
    (Probate shows widow Willie J. Hill entered her dissent, Nov Ct. 1854)


    Dr John \"Bank\"3/ Hill,1796 New Hanover Co.,NC-9 May 1847 Early Co, GA.. Married 12 May 1817,Wilmington, NC, to Eliza Rebecca Bradley,10 Oct 1800-26 Feb 1866, d/o Richard Bradley (1769-1833) and Rebecca Green (ca1770-bef 1806). Their children were:

    1....Richard Bradley Hill
    ......m. 5 May 1846 to Mary Fisher
    2....William Hill
    3....John 4/ Hill,1830-1854
    ......m.1851 to Willie Julia Ruffin, b.1832
    4....Frederick Hill
    5....Joseph A. Hill
    6....Thomas Hill
    7....Eliza Hill

    1850 Census, Early Co.,GA
    Hill, Richard B....27, NC
    Hill, Mary.........20, NC
    Hill, Eliza..10 months,NC

    Willie Julia Ruffin Hill married a second time after her husbands death ( Col._?), but couldn\'t find my notes.Appears, John Hill didn\'t leave Willie very much when he died!!  [5
    Will New hanover Co., NC,26 May 1812, P Feb 1813.
    John Hill, now living on my Plantation called Fairfields, Son William Hill, Son Frederick Jones Hill, two rice plantations known as Swann Fields. Two youngest children John Hill and Catherine Ann Hill, dau: Eliza Hill, now Lord, wife of William C. Lord. (brother): Dr Nathaniel Hill.
    Executors: bro. Col Thomas Hill and son Frederick Jones Hill and son-in-law Wm. C. Lord.......Codicile added Aug 7, 1812, \" My Western lands on the warrants I am entitled to as an officer in the Revolutionary Army I give to sons William and Frederick Jones Hill\",\"The funds arriving from my claims to my grandfathers estate in Boston to use on debts,\" Signed at Pittsborough, Chatham Co., Aug 7, 1812. Wit: Will Scurlock, Thomas J. Davis.

    Comment: As you can see, John 2/ Hill knewn he was dying. Of interest, \"The Western lands...\" never tracked it down. May be of interest to someone out there. 
    Died 1812 
    Person ID I1185  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2018 

    Father William Hill,   b. 15 April, 1737, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 August, 1783, Wilmington, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Margaret Moore,   b. 13 Dec 1735, Brunswick County, North Caroliina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1788, Old Town, Brunswick County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Family ID F348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Jones,   b. 20 Apr 1761,   d. 1812, Spring Gardens, Brunswick, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Dr. John Hill,   b. 1796, near Brunswick, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May, 1847, Wilmington, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [Birth]
     2. Frederick Jones Hill,   b. 15 Mar 1792,   d. 27 Mar 1861  (Age 69 years)  [putative]
     3. Eliza Hill,   b. 1794,   d. 1875  (Age 81 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10856271/john-hill.
      Memorial ID: 10856271

    2. [S41] Ashe Family heritage, https://ashefamily.info/ashefamily/5058.htm.

    3. [S76] Dictionary of North Carolina, Vol 3.

    4. [S75] NCPedia, https://www.ncpedia.org/biography/hill-frederick-jones.

    5. [S77] Many Hills NC GA 1750-1860, http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/hill/6104/.