Thomas Elihu Hill Senior

19 April 1829–22 May 1875 (Age 46)
Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Thomas Elihu

When Thomas Elihu Hill Senior was born on 19 April 1829, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Colonel William Green Hill Senior, was 28 and his mother, Mary Catherine Hall, was 20. He married Frances Ann Sharp on 6 March 1856, in Galveston, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 22 May 1875, at the age of 46.

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Thomas Elihu Hill Senior
Frances Ann Sharp
Marriage: 6 March 1856
Anne Boxley Hill
Mary Hamilton Hill
Sophie G. Hill
Thomas Elihu Hill Junior

Spouse and Children

6 March 1856
Galveston, Texas, United States




    Sophie G. Hill


    Thomas Elihu Hill Junior


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

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.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 6

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 17

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

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)

  • THOMAS E. Hill, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Thos E Hill in entry for Thos Elihn Hill, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Thomas Hill in entry for Mary Hill Barnett, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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