Lucinda Hill (Wallace) (1747 - 1798)

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Nicknames: "Lucy"
Birthplace: St Mary, Maryland, United States
Death: Died in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, United States
Managed by: Walter Joseph Timoschuk, III
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Immediate Family

About Lucinda Hill (Wallace)

Children of LUCINDA WALLACE and ISAAC HILL are:

 i.   MARY ANN6 HILL, b. Edgecomb, North Carolina, USA; m. THOMAS WEBB. 
 ii.   LUCY HILL, b. Edgecomb, North Carolina, USA; m. ETHELRED MAY. 
 iii.   ELIZABETH HILL, b. Edgecomb, North Carolina, USA; m. MITCHELL WATKINS. 
 iv.   ISAAC HILL, b. Edgecomb, North Carolina, USA; m. PENELOPE. 
 v.   LAWRENCE HILL, b. Edgecomb, North Carolina, USA. 
 vi.   BENJAMIN HILL, b. Edgecomb, North Carolina, USA; m. REBECCA WALLACE. 
 vii.   HENRY JOHN HILL, b. Edgecomb, North Carolina, USA; m. SUSANNA SWALLS WALLACE. 
 viii.   WRIGHT HILL, b. Edgecomb, North Carolina, USA. 
 ix.   JOHN HILL, b. Edgecomb, North Carolina, USA. 
 x.   WHITMELL HILL, b. Edgecomb, North Carolina, USA; m. (1) BIDDIE CHRISTIAN; m. (2) ELIZA PACE. 
 xi.   ABRAHAM WEBB (ASA) HILL, b. Edgecomb, North Carolina, USA; m. BETTY BARKSDALE. 
 xii.   ALLEN HILL, b. Edgecomb, North Carolina, USA; m. ANNA PARHAM. 
 xiii.   SARAH HILL, b. Edgecomb, North Carolina, USA; m. UNKNOWN KNIGHT. 
 xiv.   UNKNOWN HILL, b. September 1797. 

HENRY JOHN ALEXANDER HILL, born February 7, 1774 at Near The Tar River, Edgecombe Co., NC; married Susannah Swales January 6, 1796 in Edgecombe Co., NC. Susannah was the widow of Sterling Savage and had one daughter, Brittania Savage. She also had two stepsons, Jesse and Sterling Savage, who went with her and Henry J.A. Hill from NC to TN. Two other stepchildren, Loveless and Elizabeth Savage, died young. Henry and Susannah had seven children, Ervin, Isaac, Asa, Jesse P., Melchesedec, Lucinda, and Hugh Lawson White Hill.

Henry (often called "Harry") led a party of 30 men into the TN wilderness to reconnoiter land on which to settle. Some of this land was obtained through land grants from the state of NC, since what came to be called the state of TN was at one time part of NC. Henry's land was located in what came to be known as Hill's Creek. He was a natural leader and came to be elected in 1807 to three consecutive terms to the TN House of Representatives.

Henry, while married to Susannah, met Polly Johnston sometime around 1808 and six children were born to them; Hariett, Sally, George Washington, Andrew Jackson, William Carroll, and Elenza Grundy Hill. It was apparently well known that Henry and Polly had a long term extramarital affair starting circa 1808 which resulted in their six children. It is said that Polly was a friend of Susannah's and of Virginia Dearing (wife of Henry's son, Hugh Lawson White Hill, who went on to become a prominent TN Legislator) and had been persuaded to come to TN with the Hills. She was sixteen at the time.

My thanks to descendant Doug Turnbull who sent me the photos of Hugh Lawson White Hill and Virginia Dearing.

Polly was born Jan. 19, 1787 and was 13 yrs younger than Henry and 20 yrs younger than Susannah. The two families of Henry J.A. Hill lived next door to each other and children by both women were entered into the family Bible. Here is a copy of the actual Bible page where the names of the children by both women were entered side by side.

  • Note of interest on Henry J. A. Hill; He was walking on boards over a hot tar pit as a teenager when a board broke, causing one leg and foot to be severely burned. His leg was left twisted and scarred for life and finally in his later years, in 1825, it was amputated. He died nine days later, July 30, 1825, at the age of 51. He is buried in Center Hill Cemetery. His wife Susannah is buried beside him, and his paramour, Polly Johnston, is buried at the foot of his grave. Nothing is known of Polly's background, parents, or place of birth.

JOHN HILL, born April 30, 1785 in Edgecombe Co., NC; Remained in Georgia when other family members moved on to Tennessee and Texas. He married Sarah Elizabeth Parham (daughter of Stith Parham and Elizabeth Ingram) November 27, 1806 in Hillsboro, Jasper Co., GA and had nine children; Allen C., James Madison, William Pinckney, Isaac Lafayette, Mary Ann Parham, Elizabeth P., John Stith, Martha Rebecca and Benjamin Harvey Hill. Isaac Lafayette (1814-1889) was in the Battle of San Jacinto and joined the Texas Volunteers. Later Isaac Lafayette was with the Round Top Guerrillas Volunteer Cavalry and became a planter and slave owner in Fayette Co., Texas. John's other son was Georgia State Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill of some fame during and after the Civil War. (See links to historical Bellevue Plantation and Hill grave sites for more on the Senator). John Hill died July 20, 1848 in Long Cane, Troup Co., GA. He and his wife, along with 11 other family members, are interred on his property in the Hill Cemetery, Long Cane, Troup Co., GA. An elderly great aunt, Mary Ingram Tucker, (aunt of Sarah Parham Hill) also lived in a small house on the John Hill property, and contributed money toward the education of Benjamin Harvey Hill, son of John Hill and Sarah Parham.

WHITMEL HILL, born in 1789 in NC and died 1828, Warren County, TN; his first wife's name is unknown. He had two sons with her; Allen Hill and William B. Hill. What became of his first wife is also unknown. He secondly married Elizabeth Foreman Pace (daughter of Isaac Foreman) Dec. 8, 1812. She was the widow of Silas Pace, Jr. and brought five children to the marriage. She and Whitmel had one son; James Harrison Hill b. Sept. 25, 1813. An item of note, published in "The Georgia Journal", Milledgeville, GA in 1813: "My wife has left me without cause, I will not be responsible for debts other than my own." Apparently the marriage was not altogether a happy one since she left him a year after their marriage.

Whitmel and Elizabeth also made a deed of gift to "Beloved son James Harrison Hill, minor, born Sept. 13, 1813, a negro girl about 14 years old named Cleo." Test: John Hill, Justice of the Peace; Hunting Williams, Justice of the Peace.

Whitmel married Biddie Christian after 1816, and they had seven children; Sarah, Elizabeth, Isaac Lafayette, John, Jasper, Martha, and Permetta.

WRIGHT HILL; born Oct. 16, 1782 NC. He was in Warren Co., TN in 1815 (deed of 80 acres west side of Collins River). Little is known of his first wife Polly, but it is believed by some researchers that she is the mother of Wright's first son, William Chapman Hill. The circumstances surrounding his first wife's death were apparently suspicious as evidenced by the public notice Wright placed in a GA Newspaper in 1814 to quiet the rumours.

"Wright Hill (no county of residence shown) in a communication says that in view of the unfavorable reports concerning the death of his wife, he publishes appended to his communication a copy of the Coronor's Inquest jury verdict rendered in Warren Co., Tenn., where she died. Same shows that the inquest was held Nov. 23, 1814, in Warren Co., Tenn., inquest conducted by James Cope, J.P., over the body of Polly Hill 'then lying before us' and the jury verdict was that she came to her death by being 'accidently and innocently shot by her husband, Wright Hill.'" From the book, "Genealogical Material From Legal Notices in Early GA Newspapers", pg. 220, pub. 1989, So. Historical Press, Easley, SC.

His second wife was Frances Christian born Dec. 6, 1795, VA. They married about 1818 and moved that same Spring to Moberly, Randolph Co., MO. Wright is found listed on tax lists, land records, and census records from the 1820's through the 1840's in the counties of Chariton, Henry, and St. Clair, MO. He had a horse mill in 1837 said to be patronized far and near. He and Frances had a large family; Emily, Elizabeth, Almoran, Sarah, Lucinda, Henry, Mary Ellen, Louisa, James Napolean B., Frances W., Ryland. Wright died April 16, 1848 in Roscoe, St. Clair Co., MO. Frances died Feb. 20, 1872 in St. Clair Co., MO. Both are buried in Roscoe Cemetery.

One son, Almoran Hill, was one of the early pioneers who settled in Oregon in 1843, going across the plains by oxen with his wife Sarah Jane Reed. In "The History of Oregon" under the biography of Almoran Hill, it states that, "... he was born in MO, the third child and eldest son of Wright Hill and Frances Christian, who had moved to St. Clair, MO in 1836."

Some of this information courtesy of Douglas Hill.

Additional information and sources courtesy of descendant Carolyn Darby, ecdarby@prodigy.net.

ISAAC HILL JR; born abt. 1781 or 1782; Isaac Jr. was said to have become a very wealthy man, and owned most of three counties in GA. He became a General, also lived in Alabama where he met and married Angeline Penelope Clark, the daughter of Eli Clark of Russell Co., AL. Isaac Jr., died in 1809 at the age of 27 in Hillsboro, GA before his son, Isaac Hill III was born that same year. He and his wife, Penelope, also had daughters, Polly, Lucinda, Susanna and Martha.

His son, Isaac III, was born in Auburn, AL (1809 - 1886) and was one of the original founders of Auburn University, then known as East Alabama Mens College in 1857. His name appears on the charter minute meetings where he also served as Treasurer. Isaac III had at least one child, Isaac William Hill, b. July 25, 1861, with his second wife, Harriet Elizabeth Holt; Isaac Wm. was head of education in Alabama for twelve years and served on the Board of Auburn University from 1902 - 1906. His first wife was Lucy Harris whom he married in 1826 Twiggs Co., GA. Lucy died April 1, 1860 AL and they had no children.

Some information courtesy of Louise Martin.

LAWRENCE HILL, b. abt. 1782, NC; d. 1819 in Monticello, Jasper Co., GA. married BETSY GOODWIN, March 7, 1811 in Monticello, Jasper Co., GA. Little is known of his life or children.

ASA HILL, (Please note that Asa is often confused with Abraham Webb Hill, a different Hill in Texas during the same timeframe. In 1932, the book "Heroes of San Jacinto" by Dixon & Kemp, first incorrectly published Asa's name as Abraham Asa Webb Hill, and the error has been picked up and perpetuated since by subsequent researchers and authors. The newest edition of the book has corrected the error.) Asa was born 1784, Edgecombe Co., NC; married ELIZABETH BARKSDALE, daughter of Jeffery (who was in the Revolutionary War) and Phebe Barksdale, October 6, 1808 at Sparta, Hancock Co., GA; Lived in Jasper Co., Hancock Co., & Muscogee Co., GA before 1834. He traveled to TX about 1834 with his son, Wm. C.A.J. Hill and nephew, Isaac Lafayette Hill, moving his family to TX in 1835, settling in Washington Co., and later Fayette Co., TX. He joined the Texas Army in 1836. (See Historical Hill Documents page) After the burning of Gonzales, Gen. Sam Houston ordered him to travel east to warn those in the path of the approaching Mexican Army, and consequently Asa did not serve at the battle of San Jacinto. In 1839 he settled in Rutersville, Fayette Co., TX. He was part of the Somervell Expedition and the Mier Expedition. He was captured along with two of his sons, Jeffrey Barksdale and John C.C. Hill and was part of the "Black Bean Episode", where he drew a white bean and was spared execution by the Mexicans. He was released in 1843, but was weakened from the experience. He died July 18, 1844, Rutersville, Fayette Co., TX. His remains were removed from their original Cedar Creek site in 1973 and reinterred in the old City Cemetery at La Grange. After Asa died, Elizabeth married longtime friend and neighbor, Alexander Thomson, Jr., May 28, 1850, Fayette Co., TX. Elizabeth was born Jan. 3, 1795, Troup Co., GA; died Jan. 23, 1883, Waelder, TX and is interred in the Waelder Cemetery.

Some family information is said by Robert Hill to be from the Bible of Isaac Lafayette Hill, once owned by daughter Lollie Hill, and written in Isaac Lafayette Hill's own hand.

BENJAMIN HILL, born 1783 at Granville Co., NC; married Rebecca Wallace, born 1783 SC, about 1802 in Warren Co., TN. They had eight children; Henry John Alexander, Lucinda, Martha, Polly, Wallace, Isaac III, and Ashley (male). They were divorced before 1850. Rebecca went to Robertson Co., TX with their son Henry John Alexander Hill (named for his uncle). Benjamin, age 67, was living in the same household as Jackson Riley according to the 1850 census, Warren Co., TN.

A grandson of Benjamin and Rebecca's, son of Isaac III & his wife Frances Pickett, was Benjamin Jefferson Hill who became a Brigadier General in the Civil War serving the Confederacy as leader of the Thirty-Fifth Regiment Tennessee Volunteers which was later known as the Fifth Tennessee. (This portrait hangs in the Magness Library in McMinnville, TN) General B. J. Hill married Mary V. Smartt and both are interred in the old town cemetery in McMinnville, TN.

Note of interest: Published in The Central Gazette, McMinnville, Warren Co., TN, September 21, 1840: "Notice - I forewarn all persons from trading or crediting my wife Rebecca Hill, on my account as I will not pay any of her contracts. Benjamin Hill."

ALLEN HILL, born November 27, 1792 in Windsor Town, Bertie Co., NC; His first wife was Anna Parham, (sister to Sarah Parham who married Allen's brother, John J.) Allen and Anna married in 1811 in Jasper Co., GA. They had eleven children; Caroline, Lucinda, Milton, Elizabeth, Augustus, Hertentious, Ceylon S., Laurence, Adonis "Alonzo", Martha Adelaide, and Anna Alsena.

Allen Hill was a Baptist minister. He moved his family from GA to Somerville, TN about 1816, and a year later to Maury Co., TN. His ministerial credentials were recorded in Maury Co., November 20, 1819 and he was pastor of the Baptist Church of Christ on Fountain Creek. In 1830 he was pastor of Pigeon Ford Creek Baptist Church in Giles Co. In 1843 he went south for health reasons to Monroe Co., MS. He was ordained for that state May 3, 1843. In 1847 he was pastor of the Baptist Church of Christ in New Hope, Chicasaw Co., MS. His wife, Anna, died there about 1851. He married his second wife, Hepsinda Prewitt Bailey, and moved to Clark, Co., AR where his oldest son, Milton, and family had settled before 1850. Allen was a staunch Democrat. He died January 4, 1874 in Dobeyville, Clark Co., AR, and he and his wife, Hepsinda, are buried on his farm there.

Some information courtesy of Douglas Hill and Edith Neal Hill Kniffen

MARTHA HILL, born 1779 in NC; married David Morgan. One daughter, Elenor Morgan, married her first cousin, Ervin Hill, the son of her mother's brother, Henry J. A. Hill.

ELIZABETH HILL, born after 1772, NC; third wife of Mitchell Watkins who fought in the Revolutionary War; Died before 1850. Five children; Mitchell Watkins, Jr., b. Feb. 17, 1804, Isaac H. Watson, Lucinda, Sindrilla, and Phonetta.

LUCINDA "LUCY" HILL, born July 6, 1778; married Ethelred May after 1790; died circa 1858. Two known children; John b. 1804 and a daughter b. abt. 1805, name unknown.

MARY ANN HILL, born 1775, NC; married Thomas Webb. Four children; Isaac Hill Webb, John Webb, Cynthia Webb and James Webb. Mary Ann and Thomas died young, and the guardianship of their children was given to Mary Ann's brothers, John Hill and Isaac Hill, Jr.

SARAH HILL, born after 1797 in NC; married Sylvanous Knight and died Jan. 16, 1854. Little more is known of her life or whether she had children.

(There were no children of Isaac Hill Sr. and Lydia White)

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Lucinda Hill's Timeline

1747
July 11, 1747
St Mary, Maryland, United States
1772
1772
Age 24
Martin County, North Carolina, United States
1774
February 7, 1774
Age 26
Edgecomb Co., North Carolina
February 7, 1774
Age 26
1783
1783
Age 35
Charles Co, Maryland, United States
1784
1784
Age 36
1798
September 23, 1798
Age 51
Edgecombe County, North Carolina, United States
September 23, 1798
Age 51
Tarborough Town, Edgecomb, North Carolina