George Washington Hill

6 September 1833–26 July 1885 (Age 51)
Wabash Precinct, Wabash, Illinois, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Hill was born on 6 September 1833, in Wabash Precinct, Wabash, Illinois, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Hill, was 48 and his mother, Mary Standfield, was 41. He married Sarah E. about 1854, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Wabash, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Grayville, Edwards, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 26 July 1885, in Grayville, Gray Township, White, Illinois Territory, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Edwards, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Hill
Sarah E.
Marriage: about 1854
Mary S Hill
Byram Jefferson Hill
Francis J Hill

Spouse and Children

about 1854
Illinois, United States


    Mary S Hill


    Byram Jefferson Hill


    Francis J Hill


Parents and Siblings



    William Stausfield Hill


    Thomas R. Hill



    Joseph M. HILL


    John W. Hill


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 6

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.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 15

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

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)

  • George W Hill, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George W Hill, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George W Hill in household of Benjamin F Hill, "United States Census, 1850"

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