William Hawkins Hill

Male14 January 1820–24 June 1883

Brief Life History of William Hawkins

William Hawkins Hill was born on 14 January 1820, in Rome, Oneida, New York, United States. He married Sarah Eveline Pierpont on 19 February 1861, in Rome, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Richland, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States in 1875 and Pulaski, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 24 June 1883, at the age of 63, and was buried in Pulaski Village Cemetery, Pulaski, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States.

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William Hawkins Hill
Sarah Eveline Pierpont
Marriage: 19 February 1861
Mary Pierrepont Hill
William P. Hill

Sources (6)

  • W_M H Hill, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Hawkins Hill, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William H. Hill in entry for William P. Hill, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 February 1861Rome, Oneida, New York, United States
  • Children (2)

    World Events (7)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 1

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 7

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


    Age 26

    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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