John Tippy Hill

Brief Life History 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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John Tippy Hill
Mahala Yancey
Marriage: 6 February 1845
Jasper Hill
Jane Hill
James Hill
Elizabeth Hill
Thomas Hill
Mary Hill
John Francis Hill
India Hill
Mahala Hill
Sterling Richard Hill
George Washington Hill
William Riley Hill
Francis M. Hill
Martha Hill
Parthenia Hill

Sources (21)

  • Jefferson Hill, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Hill, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • John Tippy Hill, "Find A Grave Index"

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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.

1832 · Black Hawk War

"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."


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

Name Meaning

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.

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

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