Stephen Mosher Hill

28 November 1816–18 April 1882 (Age 65)
Montgomery, New York, United States

The Life of Stephen Mosher

When Stephen Mosher Hill was born on 28 November 1816, in Montgomery, New York, United States, his father, Nicholas Hill, was 49 and his mother, Sarah Mosher, was 24. He married Jane Sterling on 14 September 1842, in Amsterdam, Montgomery, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Osceola Township, Stark, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 18 April 1882, in Paxton, Ford, Illinois, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Paxton, Ford, Illinois, United States.

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Stephen Mosher Hill
Jane Sterling
Marriage: 14 September 1842
Nicholas Hill
Margaret Jane Hill
Sarah Catherine Hill
Hellen Hill
Sophia Hill
Hellen Hill
John W. Hill
Francis A. Hill
Elizabeth S Hill

Spouse and Children

14 September 1842
Amsterdam, Montgomery, New York, United States



    Margaret Jane Hill


    Sarah Catherine Hill


    Hellen Hill


    Sophia Hill


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Illinois is the 21st state.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 11

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 20

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

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)

  • S M Hill, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Stephen N Hill, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Stephen Hill, "New York State Census, 1855"

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