Hiland Gray Dennison Hill

3 December 1836–16 August 1917 (Age 80)
Beaufort, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Hiland Gray Dennison

When Hiland Gray Dennison Hill was born on 3 December 1836, in Beaufort, North Carolina, United States, his father, Robert George Hill, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Ann Miranda Godley, was 23. He married Mimsy Taylor in 1861. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Chocowinity, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Washington Township, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 16 August 1917, in Chocowinity Township, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Chocowinity, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States.

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Hiland Gray Dennison Hill
Mimsy Taylor
Marriage: 1861
John Robert Hill
William Henry Hill
Olivia Hill
Robert Ann Hill

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    Olivia Hill


    Robert Ann Hill


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World Events (8)


Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 17

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 26

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

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)

  • Heighland Hill, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hirland Hill, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hiland D Hill, "United States Census, 1900"

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