Captain Jonathan Hill V

Brief Life History of Jonathan

When Captain Jonathan Hill V was born on 9 July 1773, in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Hill III, was 25 and his mother, Susanna Cooke, was 18. He married Hannah Gorton on 2 July 1790, in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Mason, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Putnam, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died on 5 May 1853, in Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Sand Hill Cemetery, Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Captain Jonathan Hill V
Hannah Gorton
Marriage: 2 July 1790
Rhoba Hill
Rhodes Hill
Gorton Hill
Susanna Hill
Sheldon Hill
Tallman Hill
Allen Hill
Rebecca Rhodes Hill
Hannah Gorton Hill
Jonathan Hill VI
Tabatha Hill

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  • Jonathan Hill, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Jonathan Hill, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jonathan Hill in entry for Rhodes Hill, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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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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Jonathan Hill

ID: I3121 Name: Jonathan Hill 1 Sex: M Birth: 1775 in Bristol Co., Rhode Island 1 Death: Bef 1860 in Corydon, Wayne Co., Iowa 1 2 Burial: Corydon, Wayne Co., Iowa Note: BIO: JONATHAN HILL: …

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