Jerusha Hill

11 July 1828–9 July 1921 (Age 92)
Chemung, New York, United States

The Life of Jerusha

When Jerusha Hill was born on 11 July 1828, in Chemung, New York, United States, her father, Seth Hill, was 28 and her mother, Deborah Ann Clark, was 24. She married Stebbins A Ford on 30 April 1846, in Wauconda, Lake, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Lake, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 9 July 1921, in Wauconda, Lake, Illinois, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Wauconda, Lake, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stebbins A Ford
Jerusha Hill
Marriage: 30 April 1846
Morris S Ford
Lois Ann Ford
Louis A Ford
Wellman Henry Ford
Mary Marie Ford
Nellie Fatima Ford
Harry S Ford

Spouse and Children

    Stebbins A Ford



30 April 1846
Wauconda, Lake, Illinois, United States


    Morris S Ford


    Louis A Ford


    Wellman Henry Ford


    Mary Marie Ford



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Morris Seth Hill


    Mary Ann Hill



    Sarah M Hill


    Eliza Jane Hill


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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.
1833 · The Town of Chicago is Founded

Age 5

Chicago became an incorporated town after the Potawatomi Native Americans and the United States Government signed the Treaty of Chicago. The name comes from the indigenous word shikaakwa meaning onion, or something similar, because of the wild garlic that grew abundantly in the area.
1855 · Lager Beer Riot

Age 27

The Lager Beer Riot came at a time in Chicago's history where large waves of Irish and German immigrants moved to the city. The Riot was started because the Mayor of the city renewed enforcement of an old liquor ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and to raise the cost of a license to sell liquor from $50 to $300 each year. This didn't sit well with the German immigrants because they felt like it was directed towards them and their heritage. There was only one death throughout the time of the riot, though protesters claimed that it was more.

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)

  • Jarusha Feral in household of Morris S Feral, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jursha Ford in household of Erskine Oakes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jenisha Ford in household of Stebbins Ford, "United States Census, 1880"

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