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William Hill Sr. I (abt. 1710 - abt. 1787)

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William Hill Sr. I
Born about in Caroline County, VAmap
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[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Surry County, NCmap
Profile last modified 2 Sep 2019 | Created 26 Jul 2011
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Biography

William Hill Sr was the husband of Susannah Smithers (his ONLY wife). Their 10 children were: William Hill Jr; Elizabeth Hill; Robert Hill; Uel Hill; Daniel Hill; Jesse Hill; Joshua Hill; James Hill; Joel Hill and Thomas Smithers Hill - As proven by his Last Will and Testament filed in Surry County, North Carolina before 14 March 1787 and recorded in Will Book 2, page 73. His will was not dated. The will and other probate documents may be viewed on Ancestry.com Transcript of the will is shown below.

He is one of my NSDAR approved patriots.
William Hill Sr. I is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P181639
Rank: Patriot

1. William Hill was born in Virginia in 1710, son of Sion Hill and Elizabeth Marriott. He married Susanna Smithers in 1736. William moved to Surry Co., NC (present-day Stokes County) about 1760. He settled on a large farm West of what is now known as the Voss farm in Walnut Cove. William Hill served in the Provincial Congress which met in Hillsboro on August 20, 1775. He died in Stokes County, NC in 1784 and is buried in the Voss Family Cemetery.

  • Children:
  • William Hill (1737 - 1792)*
  • Thomas Smithers Hill (1739 - 1825)*
  • Elizabeth Hill Halbert (1747 - 1836)

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2. WILLIAM HILL, SR. was born in about 1700 in Middlesex Co., VA, and died in about 1787 in Surry Co., NC. He may have had several wives . Mentioned are:

  • 1st Bridget (Hearn) Mullinax, widow of John Mullinax, on April 24, 1729 in Middlesex Co., VA.
  • 2nd Elizabeth Williams, born around 1719 in Virginia.
  • 3rd Susannah Smithers, in 1736 in Caroline Co., daughter of THOMAS SMITHERS and SUSANNAH SINGLETON. She was born in about 1716 in Caroline Co., VA, and died before 1770 in Surry Co., NC.

Specifically: buried in Stokes County, North Carolina

William Hill was a member of the Provincial Congress at Hillsboro, NC, 1775. He was born in Virginia; died 1787, in Surrey County, NC.

The Will of William Hill, who married Susannah Smithers

Last Will and Testament of William T. Hill, Sr. In the name of God, Amen. I William Hill, elder of Surry County and the state of North Carolina, being of sound mind and disposing memory calling to mind my mortality; that it is for all men to die, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form, following is to say. I resign my soul to God who gave it through the merits of Jesus Christ my savior and my body to the dust to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my executors herein after named, and what it hath pleases God to lend me of these worldly goods I dispose of as follows: Item: I will that all my debts and funeral charges be paid and discharged by my executors. Item: I give to my son Dan Hill the land and plantation on which I now live. Item: I give to my son Joseph Hill an improvement or claim of land adjoining the above plantation. Item: I give to my three youngest sons, James Hill, Joshua Hill and Joel Hill each five pounds to be applied in schooling them at the discretion of my son Dan Hill. Item: I will that all my other of every kind be equally divided among my ten children, Viz. William Hill, Elizabeth Halbert, Thomas Hill, Joshua Hill, Joel Hill, or the survivors of them. Lastly: I do constitute and appoint my sons William, Robert and Dan Hill executors to this my last will and testament, signed sealed with my seal and dated this day of one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven. I signed sealed published and declare to be my last will and testament of William Hill. Abraham Martin, Johnson Martin, William Follis.

North Caroline Surry County, February term AD 1787. Abraham Martin and William Follis two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of William Hill, made oath that they saw the said William Hill, sign seal publish and declare the same to be his last will and testament. That he was of sound disposing mind and memory and at the same time they saw Johnson Martin sign the same as a witness; and ordered to be recorded accordingly. J. Williams, Clerk

FTDNA YDNA Test Results

According to FTDNA - YDNA Results for William Hill, who married Susanna Smithers, he is Group #12a and possible #12b. Here is the color chart for YDNA results at FTDNA: https://www.familytreedna.com/public/hill?iframe=ycolorized

GROUPS 12a, 12b, 12c

There are DNA branches for Group 12a, 12b, 12c, for descendants from an unknown but mutual recent common ancestor (MRCA). There are at least 2 and possibly 3 lines to this MRCA suggested by paper documentation. Group 12a lineages are proven to William Hill (1700 VA - 1787 NC) who married Susannah Smither. Group 12b leads to to John Hill (bef 1710 - c1780) of Amelia County who was the brother of the William Hill in Group 12a. Finally, the Group 12c lineages are proven to William Hill (c1742 – c1787) of Amherst. There is documentation suggesting that the William Hill of Group 12c is a grandson of John Hill of Amelia County. However, this linkage has not yet been proven. For more than 80 years genealogists have wondered if James Hill of Amherst Co. VA. who m/Anne Overton might be related to William Hill of Amherst. DNA does not support this (see Group 28, Kit: #146171). An additional DNA sample from another line to James Hill is needed for verification. Website: https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/hill/about/results

Sources

The Will of William Hill North Caroline Surry County, February term AD 1787.

According to FTDNA - YDNA Results for William Hill, who married Susanna Smithers, he is Group #12a and possible #12b. Here is the color chart for YDNA results at FTDNA: https://www.familytreedna.com/public/hill?iframe=ycolorized Website: Website: https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/hill/about/results

Find A Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com : accessed 23 February 2017), memorial #65523952 for William Hill, Sr (1712 - 1787) - Find A Grave Memorial.

Index of North Carolina Ancestors Vol II, 975.6 I864n 1984 HILL, William born 1710 VA died 1787 Surry Co, NC, married 1736 VA to Susannah Smithers.

LDS Library - Sacramento "Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American revolution Buried in Tennessee - 1974" 976.8 R329b The State Regent's Bicentennial Project, Tennessee Society, NSDAR Lucy Womack Bates, Chairman(Mrs. William E. Bates) Page 194, Hill, William (b 1715 England) d 1796 TN) buried Williamson Co, TN 1st Lt.-1st NC Regt. Cont. Line. Enlisted 9-1-1775. M 1st 1736 Susannah Smithers. M 2nd @ 1750 Elizabeth Williams. Children: Dan b 1756 m 1779 Martha Hickman b 1758/d 1845; Green b 1753; Elizabeth b 1747 m Harding Wm. Halbert; William 2nd b 1757; William Jr. b 1737/d 1792 m Hanniniah Elizabeth Halbert; Thomas; Robert b 1752 m Martha Halbert; Ewell; Jesse m Mary _____; James; Joshua b 5- 26-1763 m Nancy Wyatt Collier; Joel b 5-26-1763 m Ann Watson. Ref.: NC Troops in Cont. Line; TN DAR 1940 Yearbook pg. 81 (Note: Cont. Line = Continental Line)

DAR Lineage Book, Vol 16, page 273, #15659; 6. William Hill, Sr., m 1740 Susannah Smithers.

DAR Lineage Book, Vol 118, pages 8 & 9, #117024; 6. William Hill m. 1736 Susananah Smithers.

The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, page 633 9 - Robert Hill (qv) 8 - Sion (b ca. 1654), Isle of Wight Co, VA,; m 1677, Elizabeth, widow of John Spiltimber, and probably a dau of Nicholas Smith, of Isle of Wight Co 7. Sion b ca. 1682, m 1st, a dau of Col. William Browne, will dated 1705 m 2nd, gdau of Peter Greene, of Isle of Wight Co. 6. William (1710-87), m ca. 1736, Susannah Smithers.

"The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy" 977 C813v Vol. 3, page 225; 7. William Hill (ca.1710-87), Mem. Provincial Congress, Hillsboro, NC, 1775; married 1736, Susannah Smithers; 6. (Son of 7) William (1737-92), Com. of Safety, Salisbury, 1775; m 1758, Elizabeth Halbert; 5. (Dau of 6) Rev. Thomas (1759-1849), Am. Rev.; m 1783, Catherine Shropshire(1760-post 1850); 4. (Son of 5) Elijah (1785-1868) married 1820, Mary Moss Sharpe(1800-70) 3. (Son of 4) Merril (1823-63), C.S.A.; m 1849, Louisa Day (1823-70) 2. (Son of 3) Isaac Newton (b 1852), m 1st, Margaret Belle Helsley (1853- 75); issue; I-Samuel E, (m 1899, Mary Callaway, d 1914); II- Mary Osborne

DAR Lineage Book, Vol 130, pages 236 & 237, #129796; -- William Hill m. 1736 Susannah Smithers. William Hill was a member of the Provincial Congress, 1775. He was born in Caroline County, VA; died 1787, in Surrey County, NC.

DAR Lineage Book, Vol 137, pages 190, #136599; William Hill m. Susannah Smithers; (---) William Hill was a member of the Provincial Congress at Hillsboro, NC, 1775. He was born in Virginia; died 1787, in Surrey County, NC.

DAR Lineage Book, Vol 138, pages 89 & 90, #137277; 6. William Hill m. Susannah Smithers; (--) William Hill was a member of the Provincial Congress at Hillsboro, NC, 1775. He was born in Virginia; died 1787, in Surrey County, NC.

DAR Lineage Book, Vol 148, pages 236 & 237, #147748; 6. William Hill m. Susannah Smithers; Tidence Lane m. 1743 Esther Bibber (Bibbin)(--)

Research Notes

William Hill, Sr. has been erroneously listed as a son of Sion Hill, Jr. of Surry and Sussex Cos. VA. Fact is, there was no relationship of these two families.

From WikiTree profile Hill-3101 created through the import of My Family File072211.ged on Jul 25, 2011 by Grady Lucas:

Member of Provincial Congress, which met at Hillsboro, Noth Carolina on August 20, 1775 (N.C. Colonial Records, Vol. 10, page 165) by Saunders

Moved to Surry County, North Carolina prior to the American Revolution and settled on "Town Fork" in what is now Stokes County, North Carolina.

Left considerable property to be divided between his ten children, nine sons and one daughter.

Military service: American Revolution, Captain, Pension #16659; Patriotic Service, Nort Carolina

Specifically: buried in Stokes County, North Carolina

Some indication that he may have been of Welsh extraction.



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On 11 Jan 2019 at 18:49 GMT Cathi (Clements) Gross wrote:

How do we know that William HIll who married Susanna Smither's was the son of Sion Hill. I do NOT see any sources here except someone's family tree that is not a good source. I think William Hill who was married to Susanna Smithers needs to be taken off for Sion Hill. I have just checked YDNA at FTDNA and they have proven that William Hill who married Susanna Smither's is not Blood Related to Sion Hill. Here ar those results: FTDNA - YDNA Group for Sion Hill, seems to be Group #05, while William Hill, who married Susan Smithers is Group # 12a and Possibly 12b. Take a look at the chart at FTDNA - https://www.familytreedna.com/public/hill?iframe=ycolorized

So, I purpose a separation, because they are not related by blood.

On 20 Dec 2018 at 19:59 GMT Sherry Wells wrote:

Hill-25382 and Hill-3101 do not represent the same person because: These two profiles are not the same person based on the bolded area on Hill-25382. Hill-3101 has the biography of two totally different William Hill. I believe they are two totally different families with the same name. I will go through Hill-25382 to make sure that the biography only contains information about this William.

On 20 Dec 2018 at 04:04 GMT James Real wrote:

Hill-25382 and Hill-3101 appear to represent the same person because: Same people, same support info.

On 20 Nov 2018 at 19:36 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

links to DAR records:
Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed 20 Nov. 2018), "Record of William Hill Sr.", Ancestor # A056112.
Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed 20 Nov. 2018), "Record of William Hill Jr.", Ancestor # A056136.
Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed 20 Nov. 2018), "Record of Elizabeth (Hill) Halbert", Ancestor # A049182.
Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed 20 Nov. 2018), "Record of William A. Halbert", Ancestor # A049188.

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