Benjamin Hill

15 April 1765–17 April 1849 (Age 84)
Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin

When Benjamin Hill was born on 15 April 1765, in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, James Hill, was 53 and his mother, Hannah Nettleton, was 41. He married Jemima Stannard on 16 December 1795, in Middlefield, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 17 April 1849, in Le Roy, LeRoy, Genesee, New York, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Pavilion, Pavilion, Genesee, New York, United States.

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Benjamin Hill
Jemima Stannard
Marriage: 16 December 1795
Albert Hill
Charles Hill
James Babcock Hills
Benjamin Ellsworth Hill
Jamima Mima Hill
William Hill

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  • Marriage
    16 December 1795Middlefield, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 11
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
    Age 16
    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.
    Age 22
    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, from Middle English hill, hell, hull ‘hill’ (Old English hyll). Compare Hiller . This surname is also very common among African Americans.English: possibly in some cases from the personal name Hille, a pet form of some name such as Hilger or Hillary .German: from a short form of Hildebrand or any of a variety of other names, male and female, containing ancient Germanic hild ‘battle’ as the first element.

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

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    Sources (20)

    • Benjamin Hill in entry for William Hill, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Benjamin Hill - Published information: death: 17 April 1849; Le Roy, Genesee, New York, United States
    • Benjamin Hill in entry for Mima Hill, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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