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Isaac Hill (1763 - 1823)

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Isaac Hill
Born in Sussex, Virginiamap
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Husband of — married 13 Sep 1786 in Southampton, Virginia, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Barren, Kentucky, USAmap
Profile last modified 28 Apr 2019 | Created 20 Dec 2014
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Isaac Hill was born on August 31, 1763 and baptized on October 23, 1763 in Albermarle Parish, Sussex County, Virginia and son of Michael Hill III and Ann Nancy Tyus and his Godparents were William Welborn, Sarah Welborn and John Brown. After the death of Michael Hill III, Isaac's guardian became John Dillihay in 1772, Sussex County, Virginia. Isaac married Mildred HInes on September 3, 1786 in Southampton County, Virginia. Their children were: Jesse Hinds, born: 1789; Rebecca born: 1791; Temperance "Tempy" Hill -- Born: October 5, 1793; twin sister, Margaret born: October 5, 1793; James born:1795; John born: 1797; Sandy born: 1799; Greenberry born 1802; Nancy Ann born: 1806; Roland Holt Hill -- Born: May 3, 1806. In 1816, jesse H. HIll appointed his father, Isaac, as his lawful attorney to sell his interest in a tract of hundred acres of land in Sussex County, Virginia and the record was dated on August 23, 1816. [1] He passed away in 1823 and buried on the Isaac Hill Family Cemetery in Barren County, Kentucky. [2]


  1. 1816 --- References: Sussex County Deed Book: N, page: 327, recorded: February 28, 1822 --- EMIGIRATION TO OTHER STATES FROM SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA, by Katerine Elliott, page: 21.
  2. Find A Grave Memorial Number: 46402949.


1763 --- Isaac Hill, son of Michael and wife, Anne - Born: August 31, 1763 -- Baptized: October 23, 1763 -- Godparents: William Wellborn, Sarah Wellborn and John Brown ----- Source: REGISTER OF ALBEMARLE PARISH SURRY AND SUSSEX COUNTIES 1739-1778, compiled by Gertrude Richards, 1958, page: 97.

Guardian Of Isaac

1769--- Sussex County Orphan Docket to August Court 1769-- John Dillihay guardian of Isaac Hill, son of Michael Hill, page: 138. --- THE SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIAN VOL. 6 NUMBER 3, 1988, Editors Lydon Hart and J. Christian Kolbe, pages: 138 and 139.


1786---- VIRGINIA SELECT MARRIAGES 1785-1940 --- Name: Isaac Hill - Gender: Male -- Marriage Date: September 13, 1786 -- Marriage County: Southampton -- Marriage State: Virginia -- spouse's Name: Mille Hines -- Gender: Female -- FHL Film Number: 33993.

1786 --- Date Of Bond: September 13, 1786 -- Name Of Husband: Isaac Hill -- Name Of Wife: Millie Hines -- Security: John Hines -- Witness: Tzd. Edmund -- County: Southampton -- State: Virginia ----- Source: SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY COURT HOUSE RECORDS, Courtland, Southampton County, Virginia.

Property Transactions

1803 --- Isaac Hill purchased from Miles Birdsong 178 acres of land, being a part of the Joseph Birdsong's land, deceased, which was sold to Miles Birdsong by an order of Sussex County, situated in the County Of Sussex, Virginia for the price of $500.00 on October 6, 1803. Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of: Thomas Brown - Samuel Birdsong - Nicholas Morris, signed: Miles Birdsong and recorded in Deed Record Book: J on page: 219. Source: SUSSEX COUNTY COURT HOUSE RECORDS, Sussex, Sussex County, Virginia.

1811 --- Isaac Hill -- Land Deed -- Jesse Brittle -- Date: May 1, 1811 -- County: Sussex -- State: Virginia -- Deed Record Book: L -- Page: 61 ----- Source: SUSSEX COUNTY COURT HOUSE RECORDS, Sussex, Sussex County, Virginia.

1815 --- , Isaac Hill sold to Thomas Ellis some land to him on February 28, 1815 in Sussex County, Virginia. Source: SUSSEX COUNTY COURT HOUSE RECORDS, Sussex, Sussex County, Virginia. --- Deed Record Book: L -- Page: 430

1821 --- Isaac Hill -- Sold To -- John Ellis -- Acres: 100 -- Tract of land given by John Hines in his last will and testament to his daughter Mildred Hines, during her natural life and at her death to the above names Jesse H. Hill, who gave the said Isaac Hill, the above mentioned Power of attorney -- Price: $100.00 -- Date: November 16, 1821 -- County: Sussex -- State: Virginia -- Signed, seal and delivered in presence of: Peter Booth - Samuel B. Booth -- Sihon Gay -- Henry Ellis -- Signed: Issac (his X mark) Hill -- Deed Record Book: N -- Page: 335 ----- Source: SUSSEX COUNTY HOUSE RECORDS, Sussex, Sussex County, Virginia.

Tax Records

1817 --- Kentucky Tax --Name: Isaac Hill -- Acres: 100 Watercourse: Nobob -- Name Entered: Joseph Dennis -- Named Surveyed: Joseph Dennis -- Name Patented: Joseph Dennis -- County, Barren -- State: Kentucky -- white Males Over 21: 1 -- Total Blacks: 12 -- Horses and Mares: 3 -- Total Valuation: 1760. KENTUCKY TAX BOOKS.

1821 --- Kentucky Tax -- Name: Isaac Hill -- Acres: 100 -- Watercourse: Nobob -- County: Barren -- State: Kentucky -- White Males Over 21: 1 -- White Males 16 And Under: 3 --Total Blacks : 14 -- Horses and Mares: 3 -- Total Valuation: 3300. KENTUCKY TAX BOOKS.

1822 --- Kentucky Tax -- Name: Isaac Hill -- Acres: 100 -- Watercourse: NoBob -- County: Barren -- State: Kentucky -- White Males Over 21: 1 -- Total Blacks 18 -- Horses and Mares: 3 -- Total Valuation: 4730. ----- KENTUCKY TAX BOOKS.

Court Records

The following estate records are very important for they reveal the four husbands of Isaac's mother, Ann Tyrus. JAMES BELL ESTATE PAPERS by David B. Gammon The following depositions were abstracted from the file of James Bell in the loose estate papers of Edgecombe County, North Carolina. This file contains three depositions relative to a suit brought by Joseph John Sumner against George Bell, executor of James Bell, deceased. Bell evidently possessed a certain negro in dispute.

Deposition #1: July 25, 1809. Thomas Walk of Surry County, Virginia. Said Walk married Ann Holt, widow and relict of John Holt, deceased, in 1887 or 1788. She owned a negro, Charles, whom Walk believed was part of her dower from her former deceased husband, Michael Hill.

Deposition #2: July 25, 1809. James Simpson of Surry County, Virginia. Does not reveal anything additional to above.

Deposition #3: July 25, 1809. Isaac Hill of Sussex County, Virginia, basically agrees with the other depositions, but adds that Ann Holt was the widow of Michael Hill (father of said Isaac Hill) and she then married John Avery. At the death of said Avery, she married John Holt. SOUTHSIDE VIRGIANAN VOL. 7, April 7, 1989, editors L. Lyndon Hart and L. Christian Hobbe, page: 70.

1816 --- Jesse H. Hill -- Nominated -- Isaac Hill -- Date; August 23, 1816 -- County: Barren -- State: Kentucky -- Deed Record Book: N -- Page: 329.

Know all men by these presents that I, Jesse H. Hill, of the County of Barren and State of Kentucky, hath nominate my friend, Isaac Hill, of the same county and state my true and lawful attorney-in-fact for me and in my name and stead and to my use to sell for the best price he can get, all my interest, right, title and claim which I am always entitled to in a certain tract of of one hundred acres of land situated in the County of Sussex and State of Virginia which tract of land was willed to my mother, Mildred Hill, by her father, John Hinds and which tract of land was sold by my father, Isaac Hill, to Henry Ellis during my mother's life, which after her death death is to decent to me by legal bequeath and I do by there presents fully authorize and in power my said attorney-in-fact to sell and receive the money or any part thereof, I do convey my right and title to any person purchasing the same and to make use of my name in any conveyance, receipt or other instrument in writing that may be necessary for insuring the title and further to do execute and perform all manner of acts and things for carrying into effect the aforegoing said sell and conveyance of the aforesaid land which I could do were I present and had done it myself, hereby ratifying and confirming whatever my said attorney may lawfully do in the above premisses in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 23rd day of August 1816 -- Signed: Jessee H. HIll --- On the 28th day of February 1822, this power of attorney from Jesse H. Hill to Isaac Hill was presented for record and appearing by annexed certificate that the same had been duly acknowledged by Jesse H. HIll, the party hereto be his act and deed, the said power of attorney together with the certificate is recorded in the clerk's office of Sussex County -- (Virginia) -- Teste: J. C. Bailey, Clerk. BARREN COUNTY COURT HOUSE RECORDS, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.

Isaac's Will

1822 --- Isaac Hill's Will: In the name of Almighty God, I, Isaac Hill of Barren County and State of Kentucky, being in sound mind tho weak in body do make and ordain this my last will and testament. It's my will and desire that my just debts should first be paid out of moneys due me or out of my perishable property and after the discharge of my just debts, it's my will and desire that my wife, Mildred, should have the balance of my estate during her natural life or widowhood and should my wife think proper at any time, she may sell the land where on we now live by her purchasing of one hundred acres of lands of equal value where she think proper and at the close of my wife's life or widowhood, it's my will and desire that the lands that my life should own be equally divided between my two sons, Green Hill and Robin (or Rolin) Holt Hill. It's my will and desire that at the close of my wife's life or widowhood that my son Green Hill should have my servants Rubben and Creesa and Creesa's increase should there be an increrase, also one bed and furniture, and one half of my stock of horses, Danniell excepted, also one half of the utensils. It's my will and desire at the close of my wife's life or widowhood that my son Robin (or Rolin) Holt Hill should have my servants Jacob and Judith and Judith's increase should there be an increase hereafter, also one bed and furniture and my colt called Danniell with one half of the reminder of my stock of horses that may be on hand at my wife's death or marriage, also one half of my plantation utensils.It's my will and desire that if my wife should think proper that she may sell as much as three of the negroes out of my stock of negroes that is not specifically given and lay the proceeds of the sale out in land which lands is at at her death or marriage to be equally divided between by three sons, Sandy, Green Robin (or Rolin) Hill. It's my will and desire that my five children living in the State of Missouri at this time should return and live by or convenient to my wife until her death or so many as may return and so live by her shall have their equal share of all my property that may not be specifically given in this will and to all of these that do not return and live by my wife till death or marriage there shall be so much of my property sold over and above what will take to pay my just debts as will give to each one five dollars that do not return and comply with the conditions here in mentioned. It's my will and desire that if my children, John Hill, James Hill, Tempa Allee, Margaret Birdsong, Anna Holt Allee, do not return in comply with the conditions with this will that in the dividend of my property not particularly named between my children still living here and those that may return from Missouri and comply with the within conditions that should the negroes of my sons Green Hill and Robin (or Rolin) Hill not be worth as much as the other shares then and in that case that lotts are to be made equal to the other lotts. It's my will and desire that if any of my children die without heirs that may have gotten shares that their property so inherited shall revert back to the other children that drew lotts to be equally divided among them, this, I, Isaac Hill do declare to be my last will and testament made and confirmed this fifth of July eighteen hundred and twenty-two. --- Signed in the presence of the witnesses: Jos. T. Tunstall -- David Hardin -- John Hamilton --- Signed: Isaac Hill.

1824 --- The following is a brief of a long legal agreement recorded in the deed records of Barren County Court House, Kentucky: REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE -- County: Barren -- State: Kentucky -- Book: 2 -- Page: 27 -- Deed Record: J - Page: 531 -- Date: September 6, 1824.

Hill heirs to William Allee. We, Jesse HIll, Sandy Hill of Monroe County, Fredrick Ackerson, wife Rebecca and Green Hill of Barren County are bound to James Birdsong, wife Peggy, Nicholas Allee, wife Ann (should be Tempy), James Hill and John Hill, all of Cole and Cooper Counties, Missouri. In the sum of $10,000 to be paid at the close of Mildred Hill's life or widowhood, who is heir of Isaac Hill, deceased, by his last will and testament. If the Missouri people return to Kentucky to live, the first named agree to pay the $10.000 at Mildred's death, agree to divide Issac Hill's estate with the Missouri people or to pay the $10,000. --- Witnesses: John Allee -- John Hamilton -- Thomas Parker -- Mary Gee Parker (made oaths the same day September 6, 1824) --- Signed: Sandy Hill -- Jessee Hill -- Fredrick Ackerson -- Rebecca Ackerson --- Recorded at special request of William Allee. Barren County Court House, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.


Five Hill families came to Missouri before it became a state, making them some of the earliest pioneers to settlers in the Cooper County Cooper County was organized in 1881 from Howeard County while still a part of the Missouri Terriorty. Jessie, John, Nancy, Tempy and , Margaret along with their husbands and children in oxen-drawn wagons and what belonings they could transport. They brought and cleared the land. The cut trees for logs and usually built a one room, dirt floor cabin to lived in. Game help to provide food along with what they could grow.

In the year of 1822, Isaac Hill’s health begain to fail. He drew up a will and stated in it that if his five children in Missouri didn’t come back and helped their mother (Mildred (Hines) Hill), he would only five them five dollars each. If they decided to to come back and strayed in Ketucky, they would get a full share. Isaac died in late 1822 and was buried in Barren County, Kentucky.

The five Missouri children and Isaac’s, son-in-law, William Allee, came back to Kentucky. After a long law suit, the family finely broke the will. Some time around 1827, Jess and, John brought their mother and all the rest of the children back to Missouri. All settled on land in Cooper County to live out their lives. Mildred Hill later was called Granny Hill and lived to be 105 years old. If this was true she should have been listed on a 1850 Census. She is not listed as living with any of her children. Most likely she died before 1850. She is said to be buried in the old Hill Cemetery on Sandy Hill’s old farm in an unmarked grave. There’s no reason to dispute where was buried. The Sandy Hill Cemetery, as it is called today, is the most likely place for her to be laid to rest. There are several unmarked graves in this small cemetery. Sandy and his wife, Sarah (Hays), and a number of their children are buried there. The cemetery is located about three miles east of California, Missouri on a gravel road that connects to Clarksburg, Missouri. In 1845, the part of Cooper County the Hills resided in is now in Moniteau County.

The Hills, Birdsong and Hines moved from Southampton County, Virginia to Barren County, Kentucky some time around 1812-1814. About this same time the Allees, Byees and Dodsons went from Pittsylvania County, Virginia to Barren County. They moved by ox teams and covered wagons. They settled in Barren County on plantations with their family and slaves. They owned a large number of slaves. By the time the Civil War rolled around, most of these families had nearly sold all of slaves. There’s some that are buried in the Sandy Hill Cemetery. These families marriage amongst themselves as well as new families in the area such as the Vaughans,Thrumans, Howards and Scotts. From Cooper and Moniteau Counties, descendants from these families scattered to the four winds. Many would fight in the Civil War, World I, World II, Korea, Vietnam and today’s military crises.

Today many of these descendants still live in Moniteau, Copper, Henry, St. Clair and Bates and Jackson Counties, Missouri. Like a bad penny, we can found anywhere.

Isaac and Mildred -- Children

1789 --- Son -- Jesse Hinds Hill -- Born: 1789 -- State: Virginia -- Father: Isaac B. Hill -- Mother: Mildred (Hines) Hill.

1791 --- Daughter -- Rebecca Hill -- Born: 1791 -- State: Virginia -- Father: Issac B. Hill -- Mother: Mildred (Hines) Hill.

1793 --- Daughter -- Temperance "Tempy" Hill -- Born: October 5, 1793 - State: Virginia -- Father: Isaac B. Hill -- Mother: Mildred (hines) Hill.

1793 --- Daughter -- Margaret Hill -- Born: October 5, 1793 -- State: Virginia -- Father: Isaac B. Hill -- Mother: Mildred (Hines) Hill.

1795 --- Son -- James Hill -- Born: 1795 -- State: Virginia -- Father: Isaac B. Hill -- Milsred (Hines) Hill.

1797 --- Son -- John Hilkl -- Born: 1797 -- State: Virginia -- Father: Isaac B. Hill -- Mildred (Hines) Hill.

1799 --- Son -- Sandy Hill -- Born: October 15, 1799 -- State: Virginia -- Father: Isaac B. Hill -- Mother: Mildred (Hines) Hill.

1802 --- Son -- Green Berry Hill -- Born: 1802 -- State: Virginia -- Father: Isaac B. Hill -- Mother: Mildred (Hines) Hill.

1806 --- Daughter -- Ann Nancy Roland Holt Hill -- Born: May 3, 1806 - State: Virginia -- Father: Isaac B. Hill -- Mother: Mildred (Hines) Hill.

1810 --- Son -- Rolin Holt Hill -- Born: 1810 -- State: Virginia -- Father: Isaac B. Hill -- Mother: Mildred (Hines) Hill.

Written April 14, 2008 by Richard Parker a Hill descendant.

Written April 14, 2008 by Richard Parker a Hill descendant.


  • * Will Records of Barren County, Kentucky 1800-1824. Book 2. Page 271.
  • Virginia Marriages 1660-1800.
  • Moniteau County, Missouri History. Pages 94-95. "Rev. David Allee"
  • 1810 U.S. Census. Sussex, VA. Roll 71, Page 170.
  • 1820 U.S. Census. Barren, KY. Page 14. Roll M33_17. Image 26.
  • Family records.

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