Martha Hill

about 1830–
Robertson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Martha

Martha Hill was born about 1830, in Robertson, Tennessee, United States. She married Daniel C. Spiller about 1847, in Robertson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Liberty Township, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Daniel C. Spiller
1816–1857
Martha Hill
1830–
Marriage: about 1847
William Elijah Spiller
1849–1906
Henry J Spiller
1850–1912
Arminta Spiller
1852–1907
John M Spiller
1855–1888
Mary E Spiller
1857–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1847
Robertson, Tennessee, United States
children

(5)

    William Elijah Spiller

    Male1849–1906Male

    Henry J Spiller

    Male1850–1912Male

    Female1852–1907Female

    John M Spiller

    Male1855–1888Male

    Female1857–Female

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 0

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 2

"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."
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 31

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

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)

  • Martha J Spiller in household of D C Spiller, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha I Spiller in household of Daniel E Spiller, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Hill in entry for John M Spiller and Nancy Goddard, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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