Robert died in April 1765 at Halifax County, Virginia and is buried in the Robert Hill Cemetery in Halifax County, North Carolina.
1698: Surry County, Tithables
Sion HIll, Sr.
1702: Tithables in Southwark Parish, Surry County, Virginia (June 10, 1702)
Sion Hill, Sr.
Sion Hill, Jr.
Transcription: 'He [Robert Hill] made his will in Halifax on June 18, 1762, probated April, 1766 as follows: to son Green Hill a negro called Simon; to son Sion Hill the plantation we now live on south side of Blue March, after decease of my wife, to son Abner Hill a negro called Peter; to son Thomas Hill fifty pounds Virginia currency; to daughter Tabitha Chapman and daughter Agnes Harrington a negro each; to daughter Lewraina Chapman two pounds, 10 shillings; daughter Ann Steed a negro; daughter Mary Bryant land on both sides of Red Bud Creek below mouth of Crab Tree; and daughter Milbry all land above Crab Tree. Cattle to grandson, John Chapman. Sons Abner, Sion, and Green Hill Executors (Book 1, p.159).'
Abstract: 1765, Robert Hill: wife Tabitha; Green, Sion, Abner, Milory (Halifax County, NC)
I believe that Tabitha "The Elder" was not mentioned in her father's will as her death proceeded his in 1762. [Boren-314] Note - If I recall, this comment was made when we had only this abstract to go on. The transcription of the will below names daughter Tabitha Chapman and provides for "my wife" but does not name her. ~ Noland-165 20:26, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
Robert Hill who married Tabitha Green is sometimes shown as Robert Hill Jr. to distinguish him from his uncle Robert living in the same area. His uncle married Elizabeth (Marriott) Mizell in 1693/4. One profile for his uncle Robert (Hill-20180) had the birth year of 1667 as of 19 May 2020.
After 1694: Tabitha Green's birth is given as about 1690, so "after 1694" does not seem appropriate. Perhaps that date is more suitable for Robert's uncle? (Uncle's profile/s: Hill-20180, Hill-620.)
Before 1705: Hannah Hill is said to have been born in 1705. If so, and if she is the daughter of Robert and Tabitha, then Tabitha was 15 when she was born (or perhaps that was the basis of her birth year being 1690?).
About 1710, 1713: If Hannah is not their daughter (perhaps she is the uncle's daughter?), then c1710 would be a better estimate, as the earliest birth year given in the profiles attached for the other children is 1714.
Before 1721 (likely considerably before) is based on the following:
'Robert Hill is shown with a wife, Tabitha, in 1721 when he made a sale of land to Henry Browne. He patented 145 acres in Isle of Wight, Virginia, January 23, 1724, and deeded this land on the south side of Fountain Creek to Arthur Jordan the "plantation where I now live." He was styled "Junior" because his uncle Robert was residing nearby. Fountain Creek evidently ran into Northampton for on May 22, 1725, he was granted 160 acres on the south side of Fountain Creek in Northampton Co., North Carolina. This may be about the time that a 25 mile strip along the border of Virginia and North Carolina was found to be in North Carolina and ceded by Virginia. Robert Hill patented 700 acres at different times in Edgecombe County which became Halifax in 1758.'
Robert Hill - the uncle referred to earlier. He was married to Elizabeth from 1693/4 to at least 1724. His estimated birth year is c1670 (considering he was married by 1693/4). He died in 1740.
Robert Hill married Elizabeth Marriott, widow of Luke Missel, who was named Elizabeth Hill in her father's 1707 will.
Jan1693/4 "Ordered that the Sheriff sumons Robert Hill and Eliza [Marriott] his wife to appeare at the next court and produce an inventory of the estate of Luke Mizle deced". [Surry Court Orders 1671-1713, p96]
"Robert Hill and Elizabeth continued to live in Surry County for another two decades. In 1703 Robert Hill acquired 200 a. on the other side of the river, which he and his wife Elizabeth sold in 1724. They moved into what became Brunswick County where Robert Hill died in 1740, apparently a widower."
Marriage to Elizabeth Marriott: Elizabeth was named administrator of her husband's will in 1691, after which she married Robert Hill: "Luke was perhaps 33 years old when he died, and his widow must have been still relatively young herself with two small children to support. At some point during the administration of his estate, between 28 September 1693 and 3 January 1694, Elizabeth Mizell remarried to Robert Hill, who was a neighbor of both the Mizells and Marriotts. Elizabeth Hill was still alive and living in Surry when Matthias Marriott made his will.
"On 12 June 1707, Mathias Marriott made a will which mentions three children, including a daughter named Elizabeth Hill. By elimination, she seems most likely to have been the same person who was married to Luke Mizell and then to Robert Hill. The only other possibility is the wife of Sion Hill Jr., Robert Hill’s nephew – but he was probably too young to have married any daughter of Mathias Marriott. (Sion Hill Jr. does not appear in the tithables until 1697, thus was not born until late 1680 or early 1681.)"
Note: Bob Baird (author of Bob's Genealogy Filing Cabinet) does not mention a wife other than Elizabeth, widow of Luke Mizell, who appears to be the daughter "Elizabeth Hill" mentioned in Mathias Marriott's 1707 will. One of the profiles representing the uncle of this Robert [Hill-49] - Hill-20180 - has an Elizabeth Halleman attached as wife, but the text does not offer compelling evidence that she is the wife of the Robert Hill portrayed (son of Robert Hill & Mary Webb, uncle of this Robert).
Note - Morrow has his wife as Elizabeth Green, but this appears to be incorrect. ~ Noland-165, 31 July 2018
↑ 2.02.1 Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Ancestry Online Publication, 2004; APID: 1,7836::0). Original data...extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Text (APID: 1,7836::576722): Source number: 451.000; Submitter Code: SJP. Text (APID: 1,7836::575097): Source number: 529.063; Source type: Family group sheet (from "Gleanings"), listed as parents.
↑ 3.03.13.2 Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collections (Ancestry Online Publication, 2000; APID: 1,5771::1247461, APID 1,4725::4229919, APID: 1,5769::2144427): Birth 1678, Surry Co, VA. (APID 1,4725::4229922): Birth 1682, Isle Wight County, VA.
↑ Need to check "Halifax County, Virginia" in 1765 - maybe when the area was disputed?
↑ 6.06.1 Find A Grave: Memorial #148172677 NB: This memorial is unsourced and is the result of two memorials that were merged. It appears that it kept the wife and child of this Robert ([Hill-49]) but may have dates from a brother (Sion?) or uncle.
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