William Henry Hill

Brief Life History of William Henry

When William Henry Hill was born on 12 July 1840, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Jacob W. Hill, was 25 and his mother, Anna, was 18. He had at least 7 sons and 4 daughters with Mary A V Grant. He lived in Travis, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 6, Travis, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 October 1921, at the age of 81, and was buried in Masonic Cemetery, Austin, Travis, Texas, United States.

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William Henry Hill
Mary A V Grant
Arthur Gideon Hill
John Hill
William D. Hill
Minnie Hill
Lillian Mae Hill
Oliver Gerald Hill
Floyd Samuel Hill
Anna Hill
Ada Irene Hill
Otis Gideon Hill
Orville Eugene Hill

Sources (10)

  • W.h. Hill, "United States Census, 1880"
  • W H Hill, "BillionGraves Index"
  • William H Hill in entry for Shirley S Lockwood and Lillian Mae Hill, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

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World Events (8)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.


In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""

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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