DeEtta Hill

FemaleNovember 1839–

Brief Life History of DeEtta

When DeEtta Hill was born in November 1839, in New York, United States, her father, Isaac Frederick Hill, was 34 and her mother, Mary A Vancesse, was 32. She married David Howell about 1875, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

David Howell
DeEtta Hill
Marriage: about 1875
Hattie Howell

Sources (4)

  • Dedeetta Hill in household of Isaac F Hill, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • D Etta Howell in household of David Howell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • De Etta Howell in household of David A J Howell, "United States Census, 1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1875New York City, New York, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 7

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


    Age 24

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 31

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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