Mary Caroline Hillhouse

Brief Life History of Mary Caroline

When Mary Caroline Hillhouse was born on 18 October 1822, in Giles, Tennessee, United States, her father, George H. Hillhouse, was 45 and her mother, Elizabeth Dobbins, was 41. She married William Murell on 25 March 1845. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Mount Pleasant Township, Lawrence, Missouri, United States in 1860. She registered for military service in 1846. She died on 11 June 1893, in Lawrence, Missouri, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Boucher Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Township, Lawrence, Missouri, United States.

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Cary Boucher
Mary Caroline Hillhouse
Marriage: 24 February 1853
Laviona Ann Boucher
Martha Louise Boucher
Nancy Jane Boucher
Sarah Frances Boucher
Lenora Adeline Boucher

Sources (13)

  • Mary C Murrell in household of John Hillhouse, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary C Hillhouse Boucher, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Mary C Murrell in entry for Cary Boucher, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English or early modern English hill + house ‘house on the hill’. In Yorkshire the surname may arise from the name of a farm in Fartown, Pudsey (Yorkshire).

Scottish (Ayrshire and Lanarkshire) and English: habitational name from any of several minor places in Ayrshire and elsewhere in Scotland, probably named with Middle English, Older Scots hill + house ‘house on the hill’.

History: Rev. James Hillhouse, the first minister of Montville, CT, came to North America from County Londonderry, Ireland, c. 1720. His grandson James Hillhouse was a Federalist congressman from CT and treasurer of Yale College from 1782 to 1832.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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