John Tippy Hill

2 October 1821–5 September 1885 (Age 63)
Williamson, Illinois, United States

The Life of John Tippy

When John Tippy Hill was born on 2 October 1821, in Williamson, Illinois, United States, his father, Sterling Hill, was 39 and his mother, Jane Corder, was 44. He married Mahala Yancey on 6 February 1845, in Williamson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Williamson, Madison, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Union Precinct, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 5 September 1885, in Williamson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Creal Springs, Williamson, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Tippy Hill
1821–1885
Mahala Yancey
1822–1901
Marriage: 6 February 1845
Jasper Hill
1842–
Jane Hill
1844–1912
James Hill
1846–
Elizabeth Hill
1847–1905
Thomas Hill
1849–
Mary Hill
1850–
John Francis Hill
1851–1897
India Hill
1853–1942
Mahaly Hill
1854–
Sterling R. Hill
1856–1927
George Washington Hill
1859–1924
William Riley Hill
1860–1920
Francis M. Hill
1860–1931
Martha Hill
1861–1940
Parthenia Hill
1864–1946

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 February 1845
Williamson, Illinois, United States
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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

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.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 11

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 18

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: extremely common and widely distributed topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, Middle English hill (Old English hyll).2 English: from the medieval personal name Hill, a short form of Hilary ( see Hillary ) or of a Germanic (male or female) compound name with the first element hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.3 German: from a short form of Hildebrand or any of a variety of other names, male and female, containing Germanic hild as the first element.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jno Hill, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John T Hill, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John T Hill, "United States Census, 1880"

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