John Hill

1749–1834 (Age 85)
Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Hill was born on 2 March 1749, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Hill Jr., was 25 and his mother, Alice Elizabeth Tibbets, was 27. He married Priscilla Wilbur on 19 August 1772, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 12 October 1834, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Rockland, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Hill
Priscilla Wilbur
Marriage: 19 August 1772
Mary Hill
Sarah Hill
Knight Hill
Rebeckah Hill
Thomas Hill
Priscilla Hill

Spouse & Children

19 August 1772
Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States


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Parents & Siblings



  • Jonathan Hill


  • Benjamin Hill


  • Male1747–1834Male

  • Male1749–1834Male

  • Female1751–1784Female

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 14

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 23

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

Age 27

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John Hill in entry for Knight Hill, "Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • John Hill, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Hill, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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