Sarah Rebecca Hill

2 November 1806–22 September 1879 (Age 72)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Sarah Rebecca

When Sarah Rebecca Hill was born on 2 November 1806, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Richard Hill Jr, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Gordon, was 20. She married John Wiley Brassfield in 1826. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 22 September 1879, in Madison, Madison, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in McGinnis Cemetery, Patterson, Madison, Iowa, United States.

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John Wiley Brassfield
Sarah Rebecca Hill
Marriage: 1826
Wiley Daniel Brassfield
Darmenda Elizabeth Brassfield
George W Brassfield
Abigail M Brasfield
Jefferson H Brassfield
Drucinda Brassfield
John D. Brassfield
Delilah Adeline Brassfield
Francis M Brassfield
Nicholas Randolph Brassfield
William Chesley Brassfield

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 12

Illinois is the 21st state.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 24

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

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)

  • Sarah Brassfield, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah B Brassfield in household of Nickolis Brassfield, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Brassfield, "United States Census, 1860"

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