When John Wallace Hill was born on 11 January 1856, in Precinct 7 Paint, Morgan, Kentucky, United States, his father, Spencer Hill, was 37 and his mother, Cynthia Ann Williams, was 35. He married Nancy Ellen Ferguson on 7 May 1872, in Morgan, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Morgan, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Magisterial District 5 Auburn, Logan, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 9 April 1919, in Relief, Morgan, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Coldiron Cemetery, Relief, Morgan, Kentucky, United States.
English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, from Middle English hill, hell, hull ‘hill’ (Old English hyll). Compare Hiller . This surname is also very common among African Americans.
English: possibly in some cases from the personal name Hille, a pet form of some name such as Hilger or Hillary .
German: from a short form of Hildebrand or any of a variety of other names, male and female, containing ancient Germanic hild ‘battle’ as the first element.