John Bone Hill

1797–1863 (Age 66)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of John Bone

When John Bone Hill was born in 1797, in Kentucky, United States, his father, James McCreary Hill III, was 46 and his mother, Jane Bone, was 25. He married Elizabeth Witherspoon about 1828, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hopkins, Kentucky, United States in 1850. He died in 1863, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

John Bone Hill
Elizabeth Witherspoon
Marriage: about 1828
John Tilford Hill
Hugh Davis Hill
Jane Hill
Margaret C. Hill
Robert Porter Hill
Elizabeth Jane "Bettie" Hill

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Witherspoon


about 1828
Kentucky, United States


    John Tilford Hill


    Hugh Davis Hill


    Jane Hill


    Margaret C. Hill


    Robert Porter Hill


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

Age 4

The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.
1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 21

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

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)

  • John B Hill, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John B. Hill in entry for Robert Porter Hill, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"
  • Jno. D. Hill in entry for Bessie Elizabeth Hill Peyton, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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