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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Family Time Line

John Wiley Brassfield
1804–1849
Sarah Rebecca Hill
1806–1879
Marriage: 1826
Wiley Daniel Brassfield
1827–1902
Darmenda Elizabeth Brassfield
1829–1900
George W Brassfield
1830–
Abigail M Brasfield
1833–1887
Jefferson H Brassfield
1838–
Drucinda Brassfield
1840–1870
John D. Brassfield
1843–1885
Delilah Adeline Brassfield
1844–1924
Francis M Brassfield
1845–1862
Nicholas Randolph Brassfield
1848–1926
William Chesley Brassfield
1850–1922

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1826
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1808

Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1818

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.

Possible Related Names

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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