Martha J. Hillhouse

Brief Life History of Martha J.

When Martha J. Hillhouse was born on 4 August 1858, in Logansport, Indiana, United States, her father, Dewitt Clinton Hillhouse, was 29 and her mother, Mary Ann McPheeters, was 18. She had at least 2 daughters with John Deane. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Pittsburg, Tippecanoe Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died in 1941, in Monon, Monon Township, White, Indiana, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Monon, Monon Township, White, Indiana, United States.

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John Deane
Martha J. Hillhouse
Avisia M Deane
Anna B Deane

Sources (8)

  • Martha J Dean in household of John Dean, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha J Hillhouse Deane, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Martha J. Hillhouse in entry for John Slocum and Anna Deane, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

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World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English or early modern English hill + house ‘house on the hill’. In Yorkshire the surname may arise from the name of a farm in Fartown, Pudsey (Yorkshire).

Scottish (Ayrshire and Lanarkshire) and English: habitational name from any of several minor places in Ayrshire and elsewhere in Scotland, probably named with Middle English, Older Scots hill + house ‘house on the hill’.

History: Rev. James Hillhouse, the first minister of Montville, CT, came to North America from County Londonderry, Ireland, c. 1720. His grandson James Hillhouse was a Federalist congressman from CT and treasurer of Yale College from 1782 to 1832.

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

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