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114. Thomas Jefferson Hill

Thomas and Mary were first cousins.
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1840 - Thomas listed as head of household on the 1840 Census informationfor Haywood County, District 1, TN, page 377, but looks like Thomas I.
Males: under 5=2; 5-10=1; 20-30=1 Females: 20-30=1 - also 1 SlaveMale age 24-36

1850 - Listed as head of household on the 1850 Census for Haywood County,District 1, Tennessee (House #829). Household included Mary (36), James(17), Robert (11), Thomas (10) William (8), Ann (3) and Charles (1). Hisuncle, William, lived at House #831, his cousin Richard, lived at House#830, brother Cary G. at #834, sister Elizabeth Roulhac at #835 andfather, John, at #846.

1860 - Laura is listed in her mother's household in Davidson County (alsoElizabeth (6) and Permelia (4), but Thomas J. is not listed with them.Have not located him in 1860 as yet.

1870 - Listed on the 1870 Census for Davidson County, District 5,Tennessee, page 249B; household included Thomas (56), Laura (36),Elizabeth (16), Ann, name unclear, (13), George (8) and William (3);property value $2,000/personal $800

1880 - Listed on the 1880 Census for Davidson County, District 5,Tennessee (page 65A), along with wife Laura A. (46) and children George(18), William C. (13) and Addison P. (2).

1889 - Died
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Letter dated April 23, 1853 written to Thos. J. Hill, Trenton, TN fromNew Orleans:

Dear Sir,
Your favor of 14th inst is at hand - we have not rec'd from messrsHarwood any cotton marked T. J. H. nor any shipment of 13 bales. Youwill please advise us further on the subject.
Yours respy
Henry Henderson

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Envelope addressed to Mrs. Laura Ann Hill in Trenton TN postmarkedNovember 13, 1856 from Nashville, TN.

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Following letter was written by John T. Felts to Thomas J. Hill (theywere cousins):

January 23, 1855
Friend Thos.,
Your note to me by Bob was duly received. I am not able to do myselfjustice to go to Trenton today. I was there yesterday. I came home witha very sore throat and this morning feel very unwell. As regards theexpense of filing the bill you speak of. That is already done and theanswer made out and course we cant be any further expense or troubleabout the bill. The lawyer so informed me and --
yesterday for that was my principal business there on yesterday. You sayyou have made another sale of some of the negroes which I suppose is thewoman and two children you purchased from the Claiborn estate. If so thetrade I don't think ought to be made for the reason when sold- - wouldnot agree to it on account of the means of being wholly applied to thenegro debt. I saw Wm -- Claiborn on Saturday last and without my askinghim he informed me that the debt he owed to the Claiborn estate of $500 -- his security was not paid but to give myself no less - - about it forthe reason that the $700 debt you speak of were made safe in your deedand coulbe made to meet that - - if - - arrangement but as it is you willsee at once. I might be frustrated and as it is I can secure myself. Iknow that I wish you will and would gladly see the matter all arranged toyour best interest and satisfaction.
Your,
John T. Felts

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The following letter was written by Elizabeth C. Hill Burleson (daughterof John C. F. Hill) to uncle Thomas J. Hill.

Bastrop Co., Texas March 18, 1859
My Dear uncle,
I now seat myself to write to you for the first time in life. These fewlines leaves us all well and hope when they reach you they may find youand family well. We received your letter ____ which we was glad to hearfrom you.

Pa is not at home. He stabed a man last August and he went off andstayed a while and come home and the sheriff came with 20 men to take himbut he had two good friends to come and let him know it. He had beengone about a half an hour when they came and surrounded the house andcome in and searched the house and under the beds but he got away fromthem. That was the first of December and he has not stayed at home anysince. He is now at uncle Jefferson Warren (sp?) about 200 miles fromhere. He intends to start back to your country in about three weeks. Mais no a heep of trouble about him. He did not do it in self defence himand the man was quarreling and the man gave him the __ by and he ran athim and cut him with his knife but the man got well.

Uncle you must come to Texas to see your new nephew. I was married the26 of January to Edward Burleson. Pa was deprived of the pleasure ofbeing at my wedding. I would be glad to see you and Aunt Laura and thechildren. But I have been away from you all so long that I have almostforgotten you. I was quite small when I seen you last but I am as largeas any body now I weigh 130 pounds. Ma has got six children, 4 boys and2 girls. Her baby is going on 3 years old his name is James Buchananafter the president. Pa is a strong Democrat. We have moved from AllumCreek about 35 miles west. You said you wanted to know where Aunt BetOwen was she is living where she was when Uncle John was killed. she isgetting along very well. John Price __ about three miles from us. He isdoing nothing for himself nor no one else. Uncle Minus Long is living inBastrop, he is married again and doing very well. Give my love to allthe connections and to Jim and tell him to rite to me. Uncle I want youto rite to me where uncle Henry is and where Aunt Susanah Murphy is. Weheard Uncle William Murphy was dead.

Uncle I want your little Betty's likeness taken and send to me. I wouldbe glad to have you and Aunt Laura Likeness two for you are the only oneof the relations that I can recollect much about. Give my love to AuntLaura and tell her i would be glad to see her although I never have seenher and for her to write to me. I would be glad to keep us acorrespondence with her. Ma send her love to you and Aunt Laura and thechildren and says she would be glad to see you both and for you to writeto her. When you write direct your letters to Bastrop Post Office * andBastrop County. Write soon I am anxious to hear from you so I will cometo a close. I am and will reamin your affectionate niece until death.Brother Ed is nearly groan, he sends his love to you and family.

Mrs. Elizabeth C. Burleson
To her uncle Thomas J. Hill

(a town and county about 25 miles southeast of Austin)
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original letters/documents in possession of Roy Newsom, Jr., Nashville,Tennessee


271. Robert Pinkney Hill

1850 - At home with family in Haywood County, Tennessee


272. Thomas Hicks Hill

1850 - At home with family in Haywood County, Tennessee


1860 - Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee, page 290b
Thomas Hill, 22, medical student; living in household of Matt Cowan,physician. (It's only a possibility that this is the same Thomas.Trying to find verification)


273. William Francis Hill

1850 - At home with family in Haywood County, Tennessee[tennhill2.FTW]


275. Charles Benjamin Hill

1850 - At home with family in Haywood County, Tennessee

1860 - See brother, James Napier Hill[tennhill2.FTW]


Laura Ann Davis

1860 - Laura (26) is listed in her mother's household along with childrenElizabeth (6) and Permelia (4). Thomas J. is not listed and so far Ihaven't located him in 1860.

1870 - Davidson County, District 5, Tennessee, page 249B; householdincluded Thomas (56), Laura (36), Elizabeth (16), Ann, name unclear,(13), George (8) and William (3); property value $2,000/personal $800

1880 - Davidson County, District 5, Tennessee (page 65A), along with wifeLaura A. (46) and children George (18), William C. (13) and Addison P.(2).

1900 - Laura (66) living in the household of her son, Addison P. Hill.Showed that she had 4 children living at the time of this census; thatshe was born in Tennessee, father North Carolina, mother Tennessee.

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The following letter was written by Thomas Hill to Laura Davis, hisfuture bride about three months before their marriage (originalletters/documents in possession of Roy Newsom, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee)

Addressed to
Miss Laura A. Davis
Mount View, Davidson Co., Tenn

Return address
Dancyville, Tenn

August 14, 1851

Dear Laura,
As this is a spair time with me I will fill it with communicating to youmy wishes and feeling, though they are today in the blews. I feel todayas if I should never be able to see you any more though my hopes arestrong, my fears are many. My troubles about other matters are few andfinding that I have nothing of know great matters to interest you. I donot know how to fill this sheet nowing that you are of so great acapatious mind, that were I to wright with the beauty and splendor ofSocrates or the might power and reason of Plato, I should fall infinitelyshort to interest you. Nowing that I am not any of these ilustriouscharacters I shall not attemp to_____out as???fair, Little Boots. Now asI am one of those Little ones I cant venture out___for fear of anaxident. Now you will___by this that when you answer this that you mustconfine your self down in my circle of understanding and not branch outtoo high so that I cannot understand you at all on those calssicalsciences to which your great mind has bin directed. I know that I amtalking with the high and___of the ages though I am small yet I am likethe fellow who was coming drunk___to the church and was asked if was amember and his answer was not though I have a leaning that weigh.

I have said enough to you to satisfy you that I shall fulfill my part ofthe contract if life and health will permit I did wright you a shortletter which did not start to Nashville till next Friday at which timethis will leave. It will be nothing amiss to send you this too as Iexpect to start to Arkansas on Sunday or Monday morn. I shall not beout moor that 18 days and as soon as I get back and write a letter I thenshall start to see you. If I was courting you now I could fill thisletter though it rather feels like wrighting to my wife when is write toyou and not that either for something might in___that wont cause ourseparation yet not anything on my___as I___only death though I cant saywhat changes are going on with you. I only wish to wright to you to shewyou my constancy to you and my health__that is all sufficient and when isaw you last I told you that I should do this often and wanted you to dothe same though you hestitate to do ___. I think that when too areingaged to be married that nothing that could come that would case ahenderance of a communication from one to another. I feel now like thatI could with pleasure tell you all that I thought would interest you butfor fear that you have changed your mind as you know I had fears of thatwhen I left you nowing that you would have so many other suitors who withthis___and poetical___might be able to set you against me and in favor ofothers. ___I will say that I have on gleam of hope and that is your goodsense would bear me out in that though I am absent.

I still remember you as ever dear to me
when going in distant lands I be

I now will give you a small sketch of the prospects of the presents cropshear. I have never seen such dry prospects before, corn is better thanit is in your section and cotton only tolerable it has shedded its__toomuch to make too mutch to the acre. We have had a___of rain lately whichhas changed the appearance of things mutch. I think that now people aretaking of their fodder__it will rain again so that will stopthem___saving it and the fruit dryers are busying drying the fruithere____water millions you know that I am___on them. I cannnot see somutch of___as I did at Mitts? though I am half a___at any rate. I didnot come by your uncles on my weigh home though I think when I return Iwill go by there. If I remain permitted to___the plan that is onhand___I get his company__up with me. I shall be glad to hear you onthat as I wish not to__the__without your consent. I now will close bysaying to you to give my warmest affections to your dear mother as ____that I should like to hear from them though I am__I hope that I will ____ you must not forget to wright __at any rate if you cant send a longone you might wright a short one. It is __ ___ for me to hear yourhealth and that you have not changed your mind. Now my dear love, Ishall bid you adieu after remembering my most warmest affections and ____ __ after wishing that these few lines may find you enjoying goodhealth __ __ fair well till I see you.

Thos J. Hill to Miss Laura A. Davis
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OBITUARY:
At the ripe old age of four score years and four, Mrs. Laura Davis Hill,a direct descendant of one of the state's most notable pioneer families,closed her eyes in the long final sleep and her spirit is at rest.

Mrs. Hill died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bettie Newsom, on theFranklin Road, at 9:20 Sunday morning, February 3 (1918). She had beenin frail health a long time and had been confiend to her bed since July.

Mrs. Hill (nee Miss Laura Davis) was born in Davidson County April 25,1834 and at the age of 16 she became the bride of Thomas Hill, who diedabout 35 years ago. After her father's death, about 16 years ago, shecame to this city to reside and recently has made her home with herdaughter, Mrs. Newsom. She also has one living son, Mr. George W. Hillof West Nashville.

She was a woman of most interesting personality and had many friends andadmirers. She had been a devout member of the Methodist church for morethan fifty years.

The remains of Mrs. Hill were taken to Nashville and laid to rest in thefamily lot in Mt. Olivet Cemetery where her husband and two sons areinterred.

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281. Addison P. Hill

1900 - 9th Ward, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee - page 43
Addison P. (22) (shows that he is married but no wife is listed), LauraA. (66) mother, John B. Fulghum, nephew (21), Railroad fireman; John L.Hamlett, nephew (19) machinist.


115. Cary Green Hill


1850 Census for Gambrill District, Rutherford County, TN: Cary G. Hill-along with wife Jane E. and children Susan and James - living in the samehousehold as his cousin, John Hill and his wife Margaret P. Roulhac Hill.
This census was taken September 30, 1850.

On the census taken October 23, 1850, Cary G. Hill appeared as the headof household in Haywood County, District 1, TN, with wife Jane andchildren Susan and James but Nicholas is also listed.

On the 1860 Census information for Tipton County, District 1, Tennessee(Covington Post Office), Cary G. Hill (46) is listed as head ofhousehold; only his wife Eliza J (46) is listed. RV $4,700; PV $10,000
House #2

At House #3 is William N. Hill

In 1870 Cary G and wife Eliza J are listed as living in the household oftheir daughter Susan Sanford, Tipton County, District 1, Tennessee, page35. Covington Post Office

In 1880 Cary G and wife Eliza J are listed as living in the household oftheir daughter Susan SAnford, Tipton County, Covington Town, Tennessee,page 304B. (See Bailey Sanford)


116. Elizabeth L. Hill

1840 - Rutherford County, Tennessee

1850 - Elizabeth and husband, William G. Roulhac, are listed on the 1850Census information for Haywood County, District 1, Tennessee. Children:Joseph (17), William (9) and Ellen (7).

Also listed is Joseph Nelson, age 21, born in Tennessee--occupation,school teacher.

1860 - Died February 1860


William Gray Gregoire Roulhac

1840 - Rutherford County, Tennessee

1850 - William G. Roulhac and wife Elizabeth are listed on the 1850Census information for Haywood County, District 1, Tennessee. Children:Joseph (17), William (9) and Ellen (7).

Also listed is Joseph Nelson, age 21, born in Tennessee--occupation,school teacher.

1860 - Died February 1860

From: Stephen F. Austin's Register of Families (Texas Colony)
Name: William G. Roulhac
Where From: Tennessee
Date Arrived: April 4, 1835
Date of Application: April 12, 1835
Family: Family in Tennessee
Wants land as above
(don't know what this refers to, except the entry immediately above sayscame on their own and would pay own fees)

Letter to Thomas J. Hill from Wm G. Roulhac

May 8, 1856 Hickman

I recd from the office this morning your note written 28th of April. Itreminds me that I ought to pay what I owe. If I was in any position, Ishould have long since done so. To go up to tell you that I have nomoney seems to me be useless. Especially as the more time I loose theworse for me and my condition.

You seem to think hard that I let __ have the old negroes in __ to youbut you have no right to as I have written to you accepting a propositionyou had made me and you have not complied. In __ I had no choice so theywere not out of the family. I would have preferred your offer to Rec'dbut you did not come and he did and I let him have them. Regrets do nogood in paying debts. I forwarded __against the__Tennessee Cooperationto the committee apointed to settle with me. I have no heard from themsince I was to receive an order on the __. When it comes I will __you,till then I __not. This is the honest truth. It takes all I make tolive as we have everything to buy. Your sister's health __ good. Weexpect another boy to be born to us in the course of a few months.* Othermembers of the family are well.

The river is out of the banks and rising rapidly. We expect a good__. Iam now posting books for Young and Wilson, sometimes work at theCorporation ___ and sometimes at home.

Your brother-in-law
Wm. G. Roulhac

*Francis Joseph was born in 1856 and died in infancy.

Original documents in possession of Roy Newsom.


117. John Christopher Foster Hill

1840 -Listed as head of household 1840 Census for Hardeman County, TN,page 291. Household included:

Males 15-20=1
Males 20-30=1
Females under 5=1
Females 15-20=1
Slaves=3

1850 - Listed on the 1850 Census information for Bastrop County, Texas,as head of household. Listing as follows: John C. F. Hill (32), M (24),E, female (11), E, male (8), John (6), W. H. (2)

1860 -

1870 - Caldwell County, Texas, Lockhart P. O., page 351a (8/24/1870)
Listed are John C. F. HELL (50), Mary (42), Sarah (17) and James (14).

1880 - Harwood, Gonzales County, Texas, page 407c. Living in household ofson, W. H. Hill. Also his wife Mary. At this time he was age 62 andshe was 48.

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From "The Advertiser", Bastrop, Texas, Saturday, July 21, 1858

We learn that a difficulty took place on sunday last on Walnut Creekabout ten or twelve miles west of Bastrop, between Mr. Jno. C. F. Hilland Mr. Frank Shepherd, which originated from a dispute in relation tothe owndership of some stock. Mr. Hill stabbed Mr. Shepherd in the leftshoulder and the wound has been considered so dangerous to to render Mr.S's life to be in a very critial condition. Mr. H. has left to partsunknown, so we are informed. Mr. S. was still alive at last accounts andhopes were entertained for his recovery.

See: Thomas J. Hill - Letter written to him by John C. F. Hill's daughter


118. Mary Frances Hill

Listed on the 1850 Census for Rutherford County, Tennessee, BurnettDistrict, page 151B, with husband William Goodman and children. Mary'sage on the 1850 census is 34; William's is 38.

1860, Tipton County, District 1, Tennessee, William is listed as head ofhousehold with wife Mary F. (40) and children Susan, Martha, Elizabeth,Mary L., Sarah O., Josephine, Fanny and Cate. Also listed isEleanor/Ellen Roulhac (spelled Roluck on census) who is the daughter ofElizabeth Hill Roulhac, sister to Mary F. She is age 17 and a student.

1870 - Tipton County, District 1, Tennessee, handwritten page 24
William (58) is listed as head of household; also Mary (50); children inthe house were Susan (30), Martha (24), Josephine (20), Frances (17), MCate (11), John (9) and Gennet (6)

1880, Tipton County, District 1, Tennessee, page 281A, William is listedas head of household which includes wife Mary F. and children Mary,Fannie, John and Rosa.


William G. Goodman

1850 - Burnett, Rutherford County, Tennessee
William Goodman (38), Mary F. (34), susan (12), Martha A. (10), Elizabeth(8), Mary L. (6), Sarah O. (4), Infant Female (0)

1860, Tipton County, District 1, Tennessee, William is listed as head ofhousehold with wife Mary F. (40) and children Susan, Martha, Elizabeth,Mary L., Sarah O., Josephine, Fanny and Cate. Also listed isEleanor/Ellen Roulhac (spelled Roluck on census) who is the daughter ofElizabeth Hill Roulhac, sister to Mary F. She is age 17 and a student.

1870 - Tipton County, District 1, Tennessee, handwritten page 24
William (58) is listed as head of household; also Mary (50); children inthe house were Susan (30), Martha (24), Josephine (20), Frances (17), MCate (11), John (9) and Gennet (6)

Listed on the 1880 Census for Tipton County, District 1, Tennessee.Household included William (68), M. F. (59), children - Mary (32), Fannie(22), John (17) and Rosa L. (14).


119. Lucinda Caroline Hill

Sent to me by Roy Newsom:

Give my love to your Ma and Pa
I would like to see them
March the 27, 1887
Eurekaton Haywood Co Tenn
Excuse this scribbling

Dear Niece [Alice Elizabeth Hill]

I received your kind and welcome letter dated the 10th of November lastnearly 15 months ago. I feel ashame [sic] for not answering your letterbut hope you will excuse me and if you will answer this I will do betternext time. I am very much oblige [sic] to you for sending thoselikenesses & they come [sic] all safe. But do not stop writing at thatfor I want to hear from you all and especially your Pa [Thomas JeffersonHill]. I think of him so often. I want to come see him and all of youthis fall if I can get Mr. Hill [her husband, Rev. Richard Peebles Hill]off. I enjoyed it so much I felt so sad all the way home but Mr. Hill wasat Brownsville with the buggy waiting for me. When I got home Aunt Fannyhad a nice fat hen nicely dressed on the table waiting for us for which Idone justice to.

Well I had to lay by pen and paper to gather up hail. It began tothunder in the west and a cloud arose and I never saw it hail any harderfor about a half hour. I could rake it up by handfuls some as large aslarge marbles. I never have seen so much rain as there has been thiswinter. People have just commenced plowing. Some have planted corn I donot think it will come up when the ground is so wet. I have peas,onions, early turnips, radishes, tomatoes and beets all 6) up. We haveplanted Irish potatoes and have bedded sweet potatoes.

Mr. Hill rented out our place last year so he could give all his time tohis Circuit but was taken with rheumatism was confined to his bed allsummer. So it looked like we was [sic] going to play out of everything sohe will never rent out this place again while I live. We killed meatenough to do us and we have two large beef hams dried and I am going toraise all the chickens I can and live at home and board at the same placeunless he will go with me up to see you all. I will take that trip everytime.

I want you to read this letter to your Pa. Tell him I got a letter fromsister Nancy [Ann] last week. She said she was the same old seven andsix, said her health was good. She lives in Marshall Co. Mississippi[just across the state line with Fayette Co. TN between them]. I am goingto see her. Tell your Pa that I get letters from Betty Hearrel that isbrother John's [C.F. Hill] daughter in Texas. She married a [Edward B.]Burleson first. She had 2 boys by him and then she married a Hearrel[Leander Harrell]. She has one little boy by him. Betty is a smart woman.I think from her letters she is always asking about your Pa. She said sheremembered him well. She was quite small when her Pa left here. She seams[sic] so anxious to know all about her Pa's kin. She ask [sic] aboutbrother Tom [Thomas Jefferson Hill] every time she writes. Both of heroldest boys are married.

I do not know anything about the Tipton kin [sister Mary Frances HillGoodman and brother Cary Green Hill's families]. They have quit writingto me. I have written two letters but never got any answer from eitherone of them. Brother Henry's [William Henry Hill] daughter has married aman his name is Slaughter. He died and left her with three children. Shegave the two oldest to her husband's father and married a man and wentwith him up the railroad. I have never heard of her since. Sister Su[Susannah Bennett Hill] said the last time she was up here that she didnot like to get so many letters that it was all she could do to write herchildren. So it will be a long silence if she does not write.

James' [James Napier Hill] daughters [Mary Alice and Ida B.; Estherprobably dead] are both married they look very lonesome no one left butlittle Dick [Richard Hill]. Itta [Ida] has married a very industriousman. Cora, Fountain's* , daughter has a fine boy so you see I am greatgrand Ma but it doesn't make me feel any older. He is a sprightly boy. Iwould like it best if they were all boys. Henry's [John Henry Hill] wifehas 6 children 2 boys and 4 girls. I would like it best if they were allboys. Henry's youngest boy is named for Father John Hill. I did not wantthe name to go out of the family. I want you to write often. I want tohear from your Pa and any of you that will write. I cannot write much butI will scribble something to get to hear from you all. Tell your Pa thatI would like for him to be here this spring to fishing with me. UncleCary Felts has his hooks set out he catches one now and then. They liveat Tom Rice's [son-in-law]. Tell Cate [Ann Catherine Hill] I have beenwaiting a long time for that letter she promised to write to me but haveseen it yet.

You are the only one that has filled their promises. I will rite any timeany of you will rite to me but excuse me this time and I will answer assoon as any of you will rite to me. Tell your Pa if we don't go to seesister Nancy it may be that we may come up there. Give my love to George[W. Hill] and his wife [Edith] and to Anney [Parmelia Ann Hill] and Ben[Fulgham] to not kiss Ann's mouth off for I will want to kiss her when Icome up there. I often think of what a pleasant time spent at Ann's butit was a sad parting next morning. I felt sad all day.

Tell your Pa he ought to see Mr. Hill he is as big as a bale of cotton.He is getting around having a heap of work done. Give my love to yourhusband and kiss the children, you and your husband come to see us. TellCate [Ann Catherine Hill] and Mr. Gentry [M.S. Gentry] they promised towrite to me but nary a scratch have they written.

L[ucinda] C[aroline[ Hill your aunt ** Good bye may the Lordbless you and yours

Notes:
*Fountain was John Henry's brother

**Lucinda Caroline was our great-grandmother, married to ReverendRichard Hill. Just to remind you they were first cousins - their fatherswere sons of Green Hill.
Lucinda's father was John Hill
Richard's father was William Hill


Richard Peebles Hill Rev.

Richard married Lucinda Caroline Hill (daughter of John Hill), his firstcousin.

His obituary stated that he was the father of 5 children, 3 who died whensmall. I don't know if this is 5 in addition to the adopted son orincluding him.
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1850 - Haywood County, District 1
Richard age 28 as head of household which included Lucinda and Fountain;occupation farming, property value $2,000.

1860 - Haywood County, District 1
Richard, age 38, as a farmer; married to Lucinda, with children FountainP and John H. His parents, William and Nancy, lived at the sameresidence.

1870 - Haywood County, District 1
Richard, Lucinda and son Henry (and father William) at same residence.
Real estate value $9,000; personal $1,000.

On this census there was also a female named Mary Muns (14); norelationship is shown. On the 1860 census she is shown living inHaywood County, Dancyville P. O. with parents Charles and Mary MUNNS.
Mary had a sister named Martha who is also listed on the 1870 census,living in the household of Martha Nelson; she is listed as a domesticservant. I'm wondering if they were orphans as I cannot locate theirparents on the 1870 census??? Mary was not listed with Richard Hill'sfamily in 1880.

1880 - Haywood County, District 1
Richard, Lucinda and adopted son, J. Monroe Nichols, age 14. (age wascloser to 17 actually)

Both Richard and Lucinda died before the 1900 Census was taken.

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Richard was appointed guardian of his sister, Martha E. Hill in 1850.

State of Tennessee }
Haywood County }

Be it remembered that at a quorum term of the County Court begun and heldfor said County, at the Court house in the Town of Brownsville, on thefirst Monday in November 1850, it being the 4th day of Said month,present the worshipful Charles P. Taliaferro, Robert S. Thomas and EdwardJ. Read, Justices of the quorum holding said Court. Littleton JoynerClerk and William J. Shaw Sherriff, also present.

The following proceedings, among others were had, to wit:

Richard Hill came into open court and was duly appointed guardian ofMartha E. Hill and entered into bond in the sum of one thousand dollars,with Thomas A. Adams and William G. Roulhac as his securities, approvedthe Court and ordered to be filed.

State of Tennessee }
Haywood County }

I Littleton Joyner Clerk of the County Court of said County, do herebycertify that foregoing is a true and perfect copy of the proceedings hadin said Court upon the appointment of Richard Hill as guardian of MarthaE. Hill. Witness my hand at office this 16th day of November 1850.

L. Joyner, Clerk

State of Tennessee }
Haywood County }
We C. P. Taliaferro, E. J. Read and R. S. Thomas justices of the quorumcourt now in session do certify that Richard Hill who was at the lastterm of this court appointed guardian of Martha E. Hill is a suitableperson for such guardianship and that the security to said bond is goodfor the __of said bond.

Given under our hands and seals This 2nd December 1850.

C. P. Taliaferro {SEAL}
Chairman of the County Court of
Haywood County, Tennessee

Signatures of:
Robert S. Thomas
Edward J. Read


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BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY of the TENNESSEE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Volume II, 1861-1901
Page 420

Hill, Richard Peebles (1822-1900)
House, 34th (Confederate) General Assembly; 1861-63; representing HaywoodCounty; Republican. Born near Franklin in Williamson County on March 2,1822; son of William and Nancy (Peebles) Hill, and grandson of the Rev.Green Hill. Farmer and Methodist minister at Hillville, Haywood County;also a magistrate of the county. He was married on January 14, 1842, toLucinda Caroline Hill. Three children Fountain Pitts, John Henry, andMary M. Hill Died in Haywood County on February 18, 1900 and buried atMt. Pleasant, Haywood County.
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Minister of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Hillville, TN.,1885-1887

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Obituaries

DEATH OF REV. RICHARD HILL
Rev. D. L. Hines* writes that the veteran local preacher, Rev. RichardHill, some time itinerant also, after protracted and painful illness diedat his residence in Haywood County, Sunday, February 18(1), in hisseventy-eighth year, and Monday afternoon in the presence of a largecongregation, with the burial service by Rev. D. L. Hines, his remainswere laid to rest in old Mt. Pleasant(2) graveyard by the side of hiswife's body, who died last year. He was long a great factor in theChurch and in civil life, also in politics. Decided in his convictionsand courageous in their maintenance, generous and liberal, good andfaithful, loving God and the Church, also men, yet against such asopposed truth and righteousness, Dick Hill, as we all called him, was apower in his community. An aged sister(3) and two sons(4) survive him,also a host of friends and younger relatives, together with the olderpreachers, to cherish his memory, following him as he followed Christ.

(1) the year was 1900
(2) although this article states he was buried at Mt. Pleasant, theactual cemetery where he is buried, with his wife, is called MooreCemetery. It may have been the old Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Both arelocated at Hillville, TN.
(3) Martha E. Hill Blakemore (died 1918)
(4) Fountain P. Hill and John Henry Hill

*D. L. Hines was a minister at Mt. Pleasant Church after Richard

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REV. RICHARD HILL
Rev. Richard Hill was born March 2, 1822; was married to Miss Lucinda C.Hill January 14, 1842; and departed this life February 18, 1900. Thesubject of this sketch was a grandson of Mr. Green Hill, in whose housethe first Methodist Conference in North Carolina was held April 20, 1785near Louisburg. The Rev. Green Hill removed to Tennessee in 1799 andsettled fourteen miles south of Nashville. His house became a Methodistcenter and there Bishop McKendree held his first Conference in 1808.Brother Hill who was of such noble ancestry, was a strong, useful man andwas soundly converted in early manhood and began his long and usefulcareer by working in prayer meetings. He was elected to the office ofmagistrate by the people of District No 1, Haywood County, where he spentthe most of his life, in which capacity he served thirty-six yearswithout having a decision reversed. He often received the suffrages ofthose of the opposing party. He was elected to this office withoutasking for it, because he protected the interest of the county. He alsorepresented his county in the Legislature. Brother Hill was a man ofstrong convictions. When he thoroughly investigated a subject and madeup his mind he would not swerve from his opinion. At the time of theCivil War he was a Union man in sentiment, but his sympathy was with theSouthern people, and he did not refuse to do acts of kindness to hisneighbors when the trading points were held by Union forces. Often haveI heard the expression from strong men that differed with him "We alwaysknow where to find Dick Hill."
The more important part of his public service was that of "ambassador forChrist." Although he had the church service for the Master, working theprayer meetings and revivals, he was not licensed to preach until he wasforty years old. He served as local preacher for many years but finallyjoined the Memphis Conference and traveled for six years and then locatedon account of ill health from which he afterwards recovered, but theremainder of his life was spent in the local ranks. As a preacher he wasstrong, earnest, and forceful. The power of God often attended hispreaching in the conversion of many souls. He has much fruit of hisministry, some of which preceded him to the happy land and some are stillhere tolling in the Master's vineyard. He assisted this writer in threemeetings last year, and would preach, although with much feebleness ofvoice, and sinners were convicted and converted and received into theChurch. I heard him preach his last sermon, and a happy meeting we hadthat night. He was the father of five children, three of whom went toheaven when small. His companion in life preceded him to glory justfourteen months. He has two sons (1), who with their families and alarge circle of relatives and friends mourn their loss. But "we sorrownot as those who have no home" for we are content that Rev. Richard Hillis in Heaven where we can all meet him and his partings will never comeagain.
J. W. E. PETERS*
*He was a minister at Mt. Pleasant after Richard

(1) These were Fountain P. Hill and John Henry Hill

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312. Mary Muns

See Notes for Richard Peebles Hill regarding Mary Muns and her possibleparentage.


120. William Henry Hill

From DeWayne:
Edward Burleson Hill, (who lived in Texas) served in the Civil War andwas captured at the battle of Arkansas Post; was paroled and manned acannon at the siege of Atlanta - he lost his hearing due to this and usedan ear horn for the rest of his life. A cannon rolled over both hislegs, breaking both, after which he was taken by a Union Hospital wagonto Covington, TN at the end of the war. Living in Covington was hiscousin, Dr. William Henry Hill who took care of him until he was well andthen gave him a horse on which to return to Texas.
NOTE: William Henry Hill was actually his uncle not his cousin.
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1850 - Haywood County, District 1, Tennessee; at home with father JohnHill.

1860 - Listed on the Census for Tipton County, District 1, Tennessee(Covington Post Office). At this time he lived in a hotel with his wife,Martha (age 19); Jordan Brown is listed a the hotel keeper, whose familyalso lived there. Jordan Brown's wife, Marina (Applewhite Hill) was asecond cousin of William Henry. Some of the other residents were H.Bute, Lawyer; Thos S. Lauderdale(later married Lorina Tipton), ClerkCounty Court; J. H. Lauderdale, Constable; Henry Townsend and JamesTownsend, grocers; Henry S. Milorson, dancing master.

(There is also some difference in the age shown and what I hadpreviously. He is listed as age 22 on the 1850 census for Haywood Countywhere he was listed as living at home and a 'student of medicine'. Ifthat is accurate he should have been about 36 in 1860.??)

1870 - William is listed as head of household on the 1870 census forTipton County, District 1, Tennessee, page 36. (Covington Post Office).Also listed is Martha (30) and Mary E (7).

1880 - William is listed as head of household on the 1880 census forTipton County, District 1, Tennessee, page 272A - wife Martha is notlisted, only William (52) and children: Albert (9), Betsey (7), Byars(5), Kate (4), Henry B. (1).


121. Susannah Bennett Hill

Susan must have married in 1850 prior to the census as she was not listedas living in her father's household.

1860 -Susan B. Murphy is listed as head of household on the 1860 Censusfor Tipton County, District 1, Tennessee, (handwritten page #18); her ageis 28. Also listed are her children Mary E. Murphy (9), W. Murphy (5)and Norman Murphy (2).

There are two other children - John Murphy (14) and Wm Murphy (12) thatmust have been from a previous marriage of her husband because of theages.

1870 - Tipton County, District 1, Tennessee, page 24 (hand written)
R. G. (36) and S. (38). Also her sons from her marriage to Wm Murphy - W(15) and Norman (13).

1900 - listed on the Census for Tipton County, District 1, TN page 71a,as head of household. She is 69, widowed; also in the household areSite(?) Murphy age 20, granddaughter and Bessie Hill age 24, niece (thinkthis is daughter of William, Susan's brother)


Robert Gardiner Goodman

1860 - Robert is listed as the head of household on the 1860 Census forTipton County, District 1, Tennessee; living in his household arebrothers and sisters as follows: Nancy W. (19), Mary L. (17), William V.(16) and Alfred H. (14). Real Estate $4,500; Personal Value $10,000.

1870 - Tipton County, District 1, Tennessee, page 24 (handwritten)
R. G. (36), S. (38), two other people listed but there is only initialsand ages are not clear.

1880 - Robert is listed as the head of household on the 1880 Census forTipton County, District 1, Tennessee, page 279C, married to Susan HillMurphy, with their children B. B. (9) and Rosalie (5). Also listed isAustin Lyons, male, black, age 7, born in TN.

1891 - Died

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The last Will and Testament of R. G. Goodman

1st I desire all my debts paid.

2nd I give, bequeath and desire all my property of every description,real and personal to my beloved wife with full power to sell exchange andreinvest the same as she deems best.

3rd At her death I desire all said property of every description to beequally divided between our son Bennet (sic) B. Goodman and our daughterRosa H. Goodman; and in case either of them shall have died with nochildren surviving then the survivor shall take all said property; and inthe event of the death of either leaving children then his or herchildren shall have his or her shares.

4th If both of our said children should die before my wife, with nosurviving children then my beloved wife shall disperse of all of saidproperty as she may desire.

5th If both should die before their mother with surviving children thenat her death the children of each shall take equally the share of theirfather or mother.

And I do hereby appoint my beloved wife sole executrix of this my lastwill and desire that she execute no bond, and make no settlement nor anycourt (count?).

Witness my hand, Feb 18th R. G. Goodman

Witnesses: Signed the foregoing will in the presence of and at therequest of the foregoing testator.
W. L. Barret
Thos. C. Murphy

For probate see Minute
Book, “X” page 273
Transcribed by Elise L. Moore July 2004
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126. John Hill

Dates of birth and death, marriages for John and Margaret (Roulhac) Hilland their descendants came from "Tennessee Records- Bible Records andMarriage Bonds, Tombstone Inscriptions", section entitled JOHN HILL BIBLE(this John Hill was the son of Thomas Hill, son of Green Hill, Jr.)
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1850 - Rutherford County, Gambrill District, Tennessee, page 183, house#479
Listed are John (43), Margaret (42), John R. (15), George W. (11), Thomas(9), Eleanor J. (7), Mary (4), Margaret (3).
Also in the household are:
Margaret's father, Francis Roulhac, 83, born Limoges, France.
John's cousin and family: Cary Green Hill (38), Jane (34), Susan G. (7),James D. (5). Note: Cary & family moved to Haywood County, TN laterin the year and were also listed on the census for that county.

1860 - Rutherford County, Tennessee
John (53) is listed as head of household; rv $35,700/pv $47,000;occupation Farmer. In the household are M. R. (53), John R. (22), G.W.R.(21), Thomas (19), E. R. (17), M. R. (14) and M. E. (9). Also: W.Roulhac (16) and Joseph Roulhac (9).

1870 - Rutherford County, Tennessee
John (63) is head of household; rv $3,600/pv $8,000; occupation Farmer.Also Margaret (63), George (30), Thomas (28) and Martha (19).


Margaret Penelope Gray Roulhac

1880 - Rutherford County, Tennessee - 3rd District, ED191, page 28d
Living in household of son, John R. Hill. She was 73 at this time.


325. Margaret Elizabeth Hill

Time of Death: 2 o'clock P. M.

Time of Death: 2 o'clock P. M.


328. George William Roulhac Hill

1880 - District 2, Rutherford County, Tennessee, page 11a
Thomas (40) is head of household; Margaret (37), George (7), Joseph (5),Emily (4), Margaret (5), John (1).
Also living in the house were Thomas' brother George (41) and hisstep-daughter, Jinnie Anderson (10).

1880 - District 2, Rutherford County, Tennessee, page 11a
Thomas (40) is head of household; Margaret (37), George (7), Joseph (5),Emily (4), Margaret (5), John (1).
Also living in the house were Thomas' brother George (41) and hisstep-daughter, Jinnie Anderson (10).


127. Emeline Hill

1880 - Davidson County, 3rd Ward Nashville, Tennessee, page 76c
Emeline (63) is listed as widowed and head of household. In thehousehold are:
Son listed as James but age from other census records would be Joseph(35), Mary (39) single; Emma (29) single; Susan (27) married to EdwinRichardson (38) and their children Leonora (4) and Mortimer (1);
also J. Oscar Hamilton (21).

In addition Emeline's mother, Sally Hill (87) and her sister SusanSafferons(Sp?) (58) also lived in this home.

There was Agnes M. (F, B, 40) Cook born in TN; Sam M. (M, B, 12) Servantborn in TN; Laura Towson (F, B, 22) Servant born in Tennessee.


Mortimer Hamilton

1850 - Davidson County, Tennessee, page 305
Mortimer (33) is listed as head of household; also listed are Emeline(33), Mary (10), Leonora (8), Thomas (7), Joseph (5), Sally (2), Emeline(5 mos). Living in the household also are Emeline's mother, Sally Hill(59) and sister Susan Safferans (29).Saffarans/Safferans/Saffrans/Saffarand - Found several spellings of thisname.

1860 - Davidson County, 6th Ward Nashville, Tennessee, page 450a
M. (43), Emeline (43), Leonora (17), Thomas (16), Joseph (14), Emma (10),Susan (8), Oscar (2). Also living there are Susan Safferans (38) andSarah Hill (67), Richard Abbey (54) Methodist Clergy born in NY and wifeJulia (48) born in Mississippi.

1870 - Davidson County, 6th Ward Nashville, Tennessee, page 369a - house#873
M (53), Emeline (53), Mary (29), Thomas (26), Joseph (24), Emma (20),Susie (18), Oscar (12).
Note: House #874 was Emeline mother, Sallie Hill, and her sister, SusanSafferans.

Bet 1870-1880 - Died. See Emeline for 1880 Census


335. Mary Hamilton

1880 - Davidson County, 3rd Ward Nashville, Tennessee, page 76c
Single, at home in mother's house.

1880 - Davidson County, 3rd Ward Nashville, Tennessee, page 76c
Single, at home in mother's house.


340. Emeline EMMA Hamilton

1880 - Davidson County, 3rd Ward Nashville, Tennessee, page 76c
Single, at home in mother's house.

1880 - Davidson County, 3rd Ward Nashville, Tennessee, page 76c
Single, at home in mother's house.


342. J. Oscar Hamilton

1880 - Davidson County, 3rd Ward Nashville, Tennessee, page 76c
Single, at home in mother's house.

1880 - Davidson County, 3rd Ward Nashville, Tennessee, page 76c
Single, at home in mother's house.


Thomas Jefferson Hill

Thomas and Mary were first cousins.
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1840 - Thomas listed as head of household on the 1840 Census informationfor Haywood County, District 1, TN, page 377, but looks like Thomas I.
Males: under 5=2; 5-10=1; 20-30=1 Females: 20-30=1 - also 1 SlaveMale age 24-36

1850 - Listed as head of household on the 1850 Census for Haywood County,District 1, Tennessee (House #829). Household included Mary (36), James(17), Robert (11), Thomas (10) William (8), Ann (3) and Charles (1). Hisuncle, William, lived at House #831, his cousin Richard, lived at House#830, brother Cary G. at #834, sister Elizabeth Roulhac at #835 andfather, John, at #846.

1860 - Laura is listed in her mother's household in Davidson County (alsoElizabeth (6) and Permelia (4), but Thomas J. is not listed with them.Have not located him in 1860 as yet.

1870 - Listed on the 1870 Census for Davidson County, District 5,Tennessee, page 249B; household included Thomas (56), Laura (36),Elizabeth (16), Ann, name unclear, (13), George (8) and William (3);property value $2,000/personal $800

1880 - Listed on the 1880 Census for Davidson County, District 5,Tennessee (page 65A), along with wife Laura A. (46) and children George(18), William C. (13) and Addison P. (2).

1889 - Died
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Letter dated April 23, 1853 written to Thos. J. Hill, Trenton, TN fromNew Orleans:

Dear Sir,
Your favor of 14th inst is at hand - we have not rec'd from messrsHarwood any cotton marked T. J. H. nor any shipment of 13 bales. Youwill please advise us further on the subject.
Yours respy
Henry Henderson

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Envelope addressed to Mrs. Laura Ann Hill in Trenton TN postmarkedNovember 13, 1856 from Nashville, TN.

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Following letter was written by John T. Felts to Thomas J. Hill (theywere cousins):

January 23, 1855
Friend Thos.,
Your note to me by Bob was duly received. I am not able to do myselfjustice to go to Trenton today. I was there yesterday. I came home witha very sore throat and this morning feel very unwell. As regards theexpense of filing the bill you speak of. That is already done and theanswer made out and course we cant be any further expense or troubleabout the bill. The lawyer so informed me and --
yesterday for that was my principal business there on yesterday. You sayyou have made another sale of some of the negroes which I suppose is thewoman and two children you purchased from the Claiborn estate. If so thetrade I don't think ought to be made for the reason when sold- - wouldnot agree to it on account of the means of being wholly applied to thenegro debt. I saw Wm -- Claiborn on Saturday last and without my askinghim he informed me that the debt he owed to the Claiborn estate of $500 -- his security was not paid but to give myself no less - - about it forthe reason that the $700 debt you speak of were made safe in your deedand coulbe made to meet that - - if - - arrangement but as it is you willsee at once. I might be frustrated and as it is I can secure myself. Iknow that I wish you will and would gladly see the matter all arranged toyour best interest and satisfaction.
Your,
John T. Felts

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The following letter was written by Elizabeth C. Hill Burleson (daughterof John C. F. Hill) to uncle Thomas J. Hill.

Bastrop Co., Texas March 18, 1859
My Dear uncle,
I now seat myself to write to you for the first time in life. These fewlines leaves us all well and hope when they reach you they may find youand family well. We received your letter ____ which we was glad to hearfrom you.

Pa is not at home. He stabed a man last August and he went off andstayed a while and come home and the sheriff came with 20 men to take himbut he had two good friends to come and let him know it. He had beengone about a half an hour when they came and surrounded the house andcome in and searched the house and under the beds but he got away fromthem. That was the first of December and he has not stayed at home anysince. He is now at uncle Jefferson Warren (sp?) about 200 miles fromhere. He intends to start back to your country in about three weeks. Mais no a heep of trouble about him. He did not do it in self defence himand the man was quarreling and the man gave him the __ by and he ran athim and cut him with his knife but the man got well.

Uncle you must come to Texas to see your new nephew. I was married the26 of January to Edward Burleson. Pa was deprived of the pleasure ofbeing at my wedding. I would be glad to see you and Aunt Laura and thechildren. But I have been away from you all so long that I have almostforgotten you. I was quite small when I seen you last but I am as largeas any body now I weigh 130 pounds. Ma has got six children, 4 boys and2 girls. Her baby is going on 3 years old his name is James Buchananafter the president. Pa is a strong Democrat. We have moved from AllumCreek about 35 miles west. You said you wanted to know where Aunt BetOwen was she is living where she was when Uncle John was killed. she isgetting along very well. John Price __ about three miles from us. He isdoing nothing for himself nor no one else. Uncle Minus Long is living inBastrop, he is married again and doing very well. Give my love to allthe connections and to Jim and tell him to rite to me. Uncle I want youto rite to me where uncle Henry is and where Aunt Susanah Murphy is. Weheard Uncle William Murphy was dead.

Uncle I want your little Betty's likeness taken and send to me. I wouldbe glad to have you and Aunt Laura Likeness two for you are the only oneof the relations that I can recollect much about. Give my love to AuntLaura and tell her i would be glad to see her although I never have seenher and for her to write to me. I would be glad to keep us acorrespondence with her. Ma send her love to you and Aunt Laura and thechildren and says she would be glad to see you both and for you to writeto her. When you write direct your letters to Bastrop Post Office * andBastrop County. Write soon I am anxious to hear from you so I will cometo a close. I am and will reamin your affectionate niece until death.Brother Ed is nearly groan, he sends his love to you and family.

Mrs. Elizabeth C. Burleson
To her uncle Thomas J. Hill

(a town and county about 25 miles southeast of Austin)
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original letters/documents in possession of Roy Newsom, Jr., Nashville,Tennessee


131. Richard Peebles Hill Rev.

Richard married Lucinda Caroline Hill (daughter of John Hill), his firstcousin.

His obituary stated that he was the father of 5 children, 3 who died whensmall. I don't know if this is 5 in addition to the adopted son orincluding him.
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1850 - Haywood County, District 1
Richard age 28 as head of household which included Lucinda and Fountain;occupation farming, property value $2,000.

1860 - Haywood County, District 1
Richard, age 38, as a farmer; married to Lucinda, with children FountainP and John H. His parents, William and Nancy, lived at the sameresidence.

1870 - Haywood County, District 1
Richard, Lucinda and son Henry (and father William) at same residence.
Real estate value $9,000; personal $1,000.

On this census there was also a female named Mary Muns (14); norelationship is shown. On the 1860 census she is shown living inHaywood County, Dancyville P. O. with parents Charles and Mary MUNNS.
Mary had a sister named Martha who is also listed on the 1870 census,living in the household of Martha Nelson; she is listed as a domesticservant. I'm wondering if they were orphans as I cannot locate theirparents on the 1870 census??? Mary was not listed with Richard Hill'sfamily in 1880.

1880 - Haywood County, District 1
Richard, Lucinda and adopted son, J. Monroe Nichols, age 14. (age wascloser to 17 actually)

Both Richard and Lucinda died before the 1900 Census was taken.

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Richard was appointed guardian of his sister, Martha E. Hill in 1850.

State of Tennessee }
Haywood County }

Be it remembered that at a quorum term of the County Court begun and heldfor said County, at the Court house in the Town of Brownsville, on thefirst Monday in November 1850, it being the 4th day of Said month,present the worshipful Charles P. Taliaferro, Robert S. Thomas and EdwardJ. Read, Justices of the quorum holding said Court. Littleton JoynerClerk and William J. Shaw Sherriff, also present.

The following proceedings, among others were had, to wit:

Richard Hill came into open court and was duly appointed guardian ofMartha E. Hill and entered into bond in the sum of one thousand dollars,with Thomas A. Adams and William G. Roulhac as his securities, approvedthe Court and ordered to be filed.

State of Tennessee }
Haywood County }

I Littleton Joyner Clerk of the County Court of said County, do herebycertify that foregoing is a true and perfect copy of the proceedings hadin said Court upon the appointment of Richard Hill as guardian of MarthaE. Hill. Witness my hand at office this 16th day of November 1850.

L. Joyner, Clerk

State of Tennessee }
Haywood County }
We C. P. Taliaferro, E. J. Read and R. S. Thomas justices of the quorumcourt now in session do certify that Richard Hill who was at the lastterm of this court appointed guardian of Martha E. Hill is a suitableperson for such guardianship and that the security to said bond is goodfor the __of said bond.

Given under our hands and seals This 2nd December 1850.

C. P. Taliaferro {SEAL}
Chairman of the County Court of
Haywood County, Tennessee

Signatures of:
Robert S. Thomas
Edward J. Read


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BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY of the TENNESSEE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Volume II, 1861-1901
Page 420

Hill, Richard Peebles (1822-1900)
House, 34th (Confederate) General Assembly; 1861-63; representing HaywoodCounty; Republican. Born near Franklin in Williamson County on March 2,1822; son of William and Nancy (Peebles) Hill, and grandson of the Rev.Green Hill. Farmer and Methodist minister at Hillville, Haywood County;also a magistrate of the county. He was married on January 14, 1842, toLucinda Caroline Hill. Three children Fountain Pitts, John Henry, andMary M. Hill Died in Haywood County on February 18, 1900 and buried atMt. Pleasant, Haywood County.
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Minister of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Hillville, TN.,1885-1887

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Obituaries

DEATH OF REV. RICHARD HILL
Rev. D. L. Hines* writes that the veteran local preacher, Rev. RichardHill, some time itinerant also, after protracted and painful illness diedat his residence in Haywood County, Sunday, February 18(1), in hisseventy-eighth year, and Monday afternoon in the presence of a largecongregation, with the burial service by Rev. D. L. Hines, his remainswere laid to rest in old Mt. Pleasant(2) graveyard by the side of hiswife's body, who died last year. He was long a great factor in theChurch and in civil life, also in politics. Decided in his convictionsand courageous in their maintenance, generous and liberal, good andfaithful, loving God and the Church, also men, yet against such asopposed truth and righteousness, Dick Hill, as we all called him, was apower in his community. An aged sister(3) and two sons(4) survive him,also a host of friends and younger relatives, together with the olderpreachers, to cherish his memory, following him as he followed Christ.

(1) the year was 1900
(2) although this article states he was buried at Mt. Pleasant, theactual cemetery where he is buried, with his wife, is called MooreCemetery. It may have been the old Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Both arelocated at Hillville, TN.
(3) Martha E. Hill Blakemore (died 1918)
(4) Fountain P. Hill and John Henry Hill

*D. L. Hines was a minister at Mt. Pleasant Church after Richard

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REV. RICHARD HILL
Rev. Richard Hill was born March 2, 1822; was married to Miss Lucinda C.Hill January 14, 1842; and departed this life February 18, 1900. Thesubject of this sketch was a grandson of Mr. Green Hill, in whose housethe first Methodist Conference in North Carolina was held April 20, 1785near Louisburg. The Rev. Green Hill removed to Tennessee in 1799 andsettled fourteen miles south of Nashville. His house became a Methodistcenter and there Bishop McKendree held his first Conference in 1808.Brother Hill who was of such noble ancestry, was a strong, useful man andwas soundly converted in early manhood and began his long and usefulcareer by working in prayer meetings. He was elected to the office ofmagistrate by the people of District No 1, Haywood County, where he spentthe most of his life, in which capacity he served thirty-six yearswithout having a decision reversed. He often received the suffrages ofthose of the opposing party. He was elected to this office withoutasking for it, because he protected the interest of the county. He alsorepresented his county in the Legislature. Brother Hill was a man ofstrong convictions. When he thoroughly investigated a subject and madeup his mind he would not swerve from his opinion. At the time of theCivil War he was a Union man in sentiment, but his sympathy was with theSouthern people, and he did not refuse to do acts of kindness to hisneighbors when the trading points were held by Union forces. Often haveI heard the expression from strong men that differed with him "We alwaysknow where to find Dick Hill."
The more important part of his public service was that of "ambassador forChrist." Although he had the church service for the Master, working theprayer meetings and revivals, he was not licensed to preach until he wasforty years old. He served as local preacher for many years but finallyjoined the Memphis Conference and traveled for six years and then locatedon account of ill health from which he afterwards recovered, but theremainder of his life was spent in the local ranks. As a preacher he wasstrong, earnest, and forceful. The power of God often attended hispreaching in the conversion of many souls. He has much fruit of hisministry, some of which preceded him to the happy land and some are stillhere tolling in the Master's vineyard. He assisted this writer in threemeetings last year, and would preach, although with much feebleness ofvoice, and sinners were convicted and converted and received into theChurch. I heard him preach his last sermon, and a happy meeting we hadthat night. He was the father of five children, three of whom went toheaven when small. His companion in life preceded him to glory justfourteen months. He has two sons (1), who with their families and alarge circle of relatives and friends mourn their loss. But "we sorrownot as those who have no home" for we are content that Rev. Richard Hillis in Heaven where we can all meet him and his partings will never comeagain.
J. W. E. PETERS*
*He was a minister at Mt. Pleasant after Richard

(1) These were Fountain P. Hill and John Henry Hill

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Lucinda Caroline Hill

Sent to me by Roy Newsom:

Give my love to your Ma and Pa
I would like to see them
March the 27, 1887
Eurekaton Haywood Co Tenn
Excuse this scribbling

Dear Niece [Alice Elizabeth Hill]

I received your kind and welcome letter dated the 10th of November lastnearly 15 months ago. I feel ashame [sic] for not answering your letterbut hope you will excuse me and if you will answer this I will do betternext time. I am very much oblige [sic] to you for sending thoselikenesses & they come [sic] all safe. But do not stop writing at thatfor I want to hear from you all and especially your Pa [Thomas JeffersonHill]. I think of him so often. I want to come see him and all of youthis fall if I can get Mr. Hill [her husband, Rev. Richard Peebles Hill]off. I enjoyed it so much I felt so sad all the way home but Mr. Hill wasat Brownsville with the buggy waiting for me. When I got home Aunt Fannyhad a nice fat hen nicely dressed on the table waiting for us for which Idone justice to.

Well I had to lay by pen and paper to gather up hail. It began tothunder in the west and a cloud arose and I never saw it hail any harderfor about a half hour. I could rake it up by handfuls some as large aslarge marbles. I never have seen so much rain as there has been thiswinter. People have just commenced plowing. Some have planted corn I donot think it will come up when the ground is so wet. I have peas,onions, early turnips, radishes, tomatoes and beets all 6) up. We haveplanted Irish potatoes and have bedded sweet potatoes.

Mr. Hill rented out our place last year so he could give all his time tohis Circuit but was taken with rheumatism was confined to his bed allsummer. So it looked like we was [sic] going to play out of everything sohe will never rent out this place again while I live. We killed meatenough to do us and we have two large beef hams dried and I am going toraise all the chickens I can and live at home and board at the same placeunless he will go with me up to see you all. I will take that trip everytime.

I want you to read this letter to your Pa. Tell him I got a letter fromsister Nancy [Ann] last week. She said she was the same old seven andsix, said her health was good. She lives in Marshall Co. Mississippi[just across the state line with Fayette Co. TN between them]. I am goingto see her. Tell your Pa that I get letters from Betty Hearrel that isbrother John's [C.F. Hill] daughter in Texas. She married a [Edward B.]Burleson first. She had 2 boys by him and then she married a Hearrel[Leander Harrell]. She has one little boy by him. Betty is a smart woman.I think from her letters she is always asking about your Pa. She said sheremembered him well. She was quite small when her Pa left here. She seams[sic] so anxious to know all about her Pa's kin. She ask [sic] aboutbrother Tom [Thomas Jefferson Hill] every time she writes. Both of heroldest boys are married.

I do not know anything about the Tipton kin [sister Mary Frances HillGoodman and brother Cary Green Hill's families]. They have quit writingto me. I have written two letters but never got any answer from eitherone of them. Brother Henry's [William Henry Hill] daughter has married aman his name is Slaughter. He died and left her with three children. Shegave the two oldest to her husband's father and married a man and wentwith him up the railroad. I have never heard of her since. Sister Su[Susannah Bennett Hill] said the last time she was up here that she didnot like to get so many letters that it was all she could do to write herchildren. So it will be a long silence if she does not write.

James' [James Napier Hill] daughters [Mary Alice and Ida B.; Estherprobably dead] are both married they look very lonesome no one left butlittle Dick [Richard Hill]. Itta [Ida] has married a very industriousman. Cora, Fountain's* , daughter has a fine boy so you see I am greatgrand Ma but it doesn't make me feel any older. He is a sprightly boy. Iwould like it best if they were all boys. Henry's [John Henry Hill] wifehas 6 children 2 boys and 4 girls. I would like it best if they were allboys. Henry's youngest boy is named for Father John Hill. I did not wantthe name to go out of the family. I want you to write often. I want tohear from your Pa and any of you that will write. I cannot write much butI will scribble something to get to hear from you all. Tell your Pa thatI would like for him to be here this spring to fishing with me. UncleCary Felts has his hooks set out he catches one now and then. They liveat Tom Rice's [son-in-law]. Tell Cate [Ann Catherine Hill] I have beenwaiting a long time for that letter she promised to write to me but haveseen it yet.

You are the only one that has filled their promises. I will rite any timeany of you will rite to me but excuse me this time and I will answer assoon as any of you will rite to me. Tell your Pa if we don't go to seesister Nancy it may be that we may come up there. Give my love to George[W. Hill] and his wife [Edith] and to Anney [Parmelia Ann Hill] and Ben[Fulgham] to not kiss Ann's mouth off for I will want to kiss her when Icome up there. I often think of what a pleasant time spent at Ann's butit was a sad parting next morning. I felt sad all day.

Tell your Pa he ought to see Mr. Hill he is as big as a bale of cotton.He is getting around having a heap of work done. Give my love to yourhusband and kiss the children, you and your husband come to see us. TellCate [Ann Catherine Hill] and Mr. Gentry [M.S. Gentry] they promised towrite to me but nary a scratch have they written.

L[ucinda] C[aroline[ Hill your aunt ** Good bye may the Lordbless you and yours

Notes:
*Fountain was John Henry's brother

**Lucinda Caroline was our great-grandmother, married to ReverendRichard Hill. Just to remind you they were first cousins - their fatherswere sons of Green Hill.
Lucinda's father was John Hill
Richard's father was William Hill


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