George Washington Hill

George Washington Hill
b. 2 July 1816, Orange County, Indiana, to John and Mary Ann (Clark) Hill
d. 9 August 1892, Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois

m/1. 24 August 1852, Knox County, Indiana
Indiana Piety
b. 8 December 1831, Knox County, Indiana, to Samuel Duncan and Eliza Ann (Hodgen) Piety
d. 4 September 1863, Knox County, Indiana

m/2.
Elizabeth (Newlin) McDowell, widow of George McDowell

Children:

  • John Riley
  • Eliza Jane married [–?–] Sartor
  • Mary L. married [–?–] Prigmore
  • Samuel
  • Cora Candas married [–?–] Wilson

George Hill rafted corn grown on his farm in Knox County, Indiana, down the Wabash River to New Orleans and returned by foot and stagecoach. After his first wife died in 1863 and his mother died in 1866, he followed his sister Rebecca and her husband, Ferdinand Hollingsworth, to Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, in 1872. George served as a justice of the peace and constable in Knox County, Indiana, and Jasper County, Missouri. He moved to Palestine, Crawford County, Illinois, in 1882.

Submitted by:
Christie Hill Russell
Paris IL

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