Hugh Hilton

10 July 1821–19 September 1873 (Age 52)
Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Hugh

When Hugh Hilton was born on 10 July 1821, in Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Hilton, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Hardman, was 26. He married Jane Hewett on 9 February 1845, in Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1851 and lived in Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Virgin, Kane, Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1852. He died on 19 September 1873, in Virgin Cemetery, Virgin, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Virgin, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Hilton
Isabella Pilkington
Marriage: 9 April 1852
Hugh Hilton
Sarah Ann Hilton
John Hugh Hilton
Joseph Hilton
Hyrum Henry Hilton
Isabella Jane Hilton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 April 1852St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 4
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 15
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire):habitational name from any of various places called Hilton (e.g. in Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, North Yorkshire, and Westmorland), most of which derive from Old English hyll ‘hill’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, though some come from Old English helde ‘slope’ + tūn.occasionally, as in the case of Ralph filius Hilton (Yorkshire 1219), perhaps from the personal name Hilton, itself a possible form of Norman Hildun, composed of the ancient Germanic elements hild ‘strife, battle’ + hūn ‘bear cub’. Compare Hilt . This English surname is present in Ireland (mainly taken to Ulster in the early 17th century, though recorded earlier in Dublin).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    From Hugh, the first Hilton Mormon—His Progenitors and Descendants by Eugene Hilton (written in 1964)

    HUGH AND HIS FATHER'S FAMILY Seven Velvet Walks Since working people in Bolton did not move from one house to another, except rarely, we assume that the family was living there in 1821. It was on …

    Sources (34)

    • Hugh Hilton, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Hugh Hilton in entry for John Hugh Hilton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Hugh Hilton in household of William Hilton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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