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Sion Hill (abt. 1654 - 1705)

Sion Hill
Born about in Isle of Wight County, Colony of Virginiamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married before 1678 in Virginiamap
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Died in Surry County, Colony of Virginiamap
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Sion Hill was a Virginia colonist.

Sion was born about 1654 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. He was the son of Robert Hill and Mary Webb. He passed away about 1705 in Virginia. His exact date and place of death/burial location are unknown. [1]

Robert Hill and Ann Kinge's son Robert Hill married Mary Webb: [2]

  • "Robert Hill was born 1615 in Northumberland County, England, and died 1682 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. He married Mary Webb 1642 in Northumberland County, England, daughter of Steven Webb. She was born about 1621 in Kent County, England, and died after 1684 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. They emigrated to Isle of Wight from Northumberland County, England in 1642. Their transportation was paid by Francis England, who received a headright grant."[3] [4] Their children:
    • Sion W. Hill, born 1654 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia; died 1705 in Surry County, Virginia. He married (1) Elizabeth Smith in 1677, daughter of Nicholas and Ann Smith. She was born 1662 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, and died after 1689. He married (2) Hannah Cook after 1689. In 1685 Sion patented 420 acres of land in Surry County, Virginia which he later sold to William Gray. [5] [4] Their son Robert:
      • Robert Hill was born between 1678 and 1683 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, and died 1766 in Halifax County, North Carolina. He married Tabitha Browne Green about 1705 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, daughter of Abner Green. She was born 1690, and died April 1765 in Halifax County, North Carolina
    • Robert Hill, born 1667 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia; died 1740 in Brunswick County, Virginia.

At September Court 1677, Surry County, Sion Hill was on a jury who heard the cases of several persons accused of taking part in Bacon's Rebellion. In the text he is stated to be from Lawnes Creek Parish.[6]


Sion Hill married Mrs. Elizabeth (Smith) Spiltember, widow of John Spiltember, who died in 1677. Children of Sion and Elizabeth named by Boddie:[7]

  1. Robert Hill 1678-1765
  2. Sion Hill, 1682-
  3. Richard Hill, 164-1723
  4. Capt Thomas Hill, 1686-1737
  5. Michael Hill, 168_-1755

1677 --- Marriage: U. S. AND INTERNATIONAL MARRIAGES 1560-1900 --- Name: Sion Hill - Gender: Male - Birth Place: Virginia - Birth Year: 1653 - Spouse Name: Elizabeth Smith - Spouse Birth Place: Virginia - Spouse Birth Year: 1662 - Marriage Year: 1677 - Number Pages: 2 --- Source Citation: Source number: 529.063; Source type: Family group sheet (from "Gleanings"), listed as parents; Number of Pages: 2 --- Source Information: Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004. Ancestry link.


  • Page 85. 12 Oct 1675. William Gray sold to Jno. Salway a mare 12 Oct. 1675. Testified by William Buttler and Sion Hill ....[8]
  • Page 209. 27 Mar. 1679. Administration granted to the following: [list follows, only showing here entry related to Sion Hill]
    • Sion Hill on est. of Mary Davis.[8]
  • Page 211. 16 June 1679. Robert Ruffin declared that at the house of Lewis Williams, of Lawnes Creek Parish, late deceased, he heard Mrs. Williams say that her husband, before he died, gave his son to Wm. Newsum, and his girls to Sion Hill, and his wife and daughter-in-law, named Mary, to Mr. Tompson and ye others of his daughters-in-law to the disposing of his wife. The wife died, and the child went to Mrs. Edwards.[8]
  • Page 16. 16 June 1679. Sion Hill qual Admr. Mary Davies dece'd; Bond, 40,000 lbs, tob. with Geo. Williams & Geo. Foster surety. Wit.: Robert Ruffin & Wm. Edwards Cl. Cur.[8]
  • Page 19. 1 July 1679. Sion Hill qual. as admr. Jno. Spilltimber dec'd. Bond, 40,000 lbs. legall tob., with Joseph Rogers and Jno. Phillips surety. Wit.: Benja. Harrison & Wm. Edwards, Cl. Crt.[8]
  • 1681. Simon Hill patented 420 acres in Surry County, Virginia. (Land Office Book 7, p. 111). In 1685 this land was sold to William Gray.[7]
  • Page 21. 12 July 1683. Sion Hill, Geo. Williams of Surry County, bound to the Court. Sion Hill to pay the orphan of Lewis Williams, deceased, the portion of her late father's estate when she is of age, and to teach her the Christian religion.[8]
  • 1689. Sion Hill, in a deposition, stated that he was then 35 years of age. [Est birth year 1654][7]
  • 5 July 1690. John and Margaret Coker sold to Sion Hill for 1600 lbs of tobacco 160 aces on Blackwater adjacent to Richard Bennett. (Id. 143)[7]
  • 1699. Sion Hill is recorded in Surry County Tithable Lists as paying taxes in 1699 for himself and Sion Hil Jr.[8]
  • 1700,1702. Sion Hill paid taxes for himself, Sion Hill Jr., and Richard Hill.[8]
  • 1703. Sion Hill paid taxes for himself and Richard Hill; Sion Hill Jr. paid for himself.[8]
  • 1704. Sion Hill and Robert Hill listed in the Virginia Quit Rent Rolls for Surry County.[8] Robert Hill - 200 acres; Lyon [Sion] Hill - 300 acres.[9]
  • 4 Dec. 1704. William Browne Sr. in his will dated Dec. 4, 1704, proved 3 July 1705, instructed his executors to make conveyance of land sold to Sion Hill "contained in my tract of land on the South side of Blackwater, ... the said Hill having already made satisfaction for the same".[7]

Research Notes

1724-1766: Land Transactions of Robert Hill

  • In 1724 was granted 145 acres in that county on Jan 23 1724 Robert deeded to Arthur Jordon 145 acres on the south side of Fountain Creek a plantation "on which the said Hill is now living with" Tabitha his wife relinquishing owner. Witness: Thomas Alleman, Sr. and Jr.
  • In 1725 Robert was deeded 233 acres of land in Isle of Wight County, Virginia
  • On May 22 1725 Robert was granted 160 acres on the south side of Fountain Creek, Northampton County, North Carolina..
  • In 1738 200 acres on the south side of Blue Marsh in Edgecomb County, North Carolina.
  • He conveyed 75 acres of this land in 1740 with the deed witnessed by Abner Green and Thomas Hill.
  • He received several grants in Edgecomb County, North Carolina.
Notes: These are transactions of Robert Hill son of Sion W. Hill and Elizabeth Smith.


  1. Find A Grave: Memorial #46343511
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  3. Nugent, Nell Marion, Abstracted and Indexed by. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1800. In Five Volumes. Richmond, VA.: Press of the Dietz Printing Co., 1935; Page 140
  4. 4.0 4.1 Craft, Alta DeShazer. East Goes West: History of the Craft-Hill-Harris- and DeShazer-Faubion-Douglass-Howlett Familes. Publisher: A. D. Craft,1984. Located: Dallas Public Library, 929.2C973 C885E. Pg 89
  5. The Lane Family: The ancestry and descendants of Rev. Tidence Lane, Part I, by Larry A James 1986, pg 9.
  6. Boddie, John B. Colonial Surry. Originally PublishedL: Richmond, 1948. Reprinted Baltimore: Southern Book Company, 1959. Reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, Maryland, 1992, 1997, 2000. Pages 144, 146
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Boddie, John Bennett. Southside Virginia Families. in 2 volumes. Redwood City, Calif., Pacific Coast Publisers, 1955 Volume 2, pages 84, 85, 164
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 Surry County Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006. Original data:Davis, Eliza Timberlake. Surry County Records. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1995. Section: Book II, March 1671 to 5 July 1684, pages 78, 97, 111. 126; Search Results, Sion Hill
  9. Wertenbaker, Thomas J. The Planters of Colonial Virginia. New York: Russell & Russell, 1959. Project Gutenberg Ebook: Release date: May 24, 2010, page 193.
  • Ancestry link, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 - Documentation of marriage to Tabitha Green (no date on this document, only state of Virginia listed)
  • Ancestry link, Family Data Collection - Individual Records - Documentation of birth, death, marriage to Elizabeth Smith; parents, Robert Hill and Mary Webb
  • Thomas Maxwell of Virginia and Georgia and His Descendants with a Number of Allied Families. Compiled by Annie Norman, Helen Maxwell Longino, Annie Lou Maxwell. Macon, Georgia: Press of the J. W. Burke Company, 1956.; Pages 382, 383. Gives documentation to the Hill descendants, as earliest immigrants to first settle in the Isle of Wright, VA area.
  • S2853013008: Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Ancestry Online publication, 2004). Original data...extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases.
  • S-2084685148: Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection - Births (Ancestry Online publication, 2001; APID 5769::0).
  • S-869848842: Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection - Individual Records (Ancestry Online publication, 2000; APID 4725::0)
  • S-869875135: Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection - Deaths (Ancestry Online publication, 2001; APID 5771::0)
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 06 November 2020), memorial page for Sion Webb Hill (1654–1705), Find a Grave Memorial no. 46343511, ; Maintained by Richard Parker (contributor 47021994) Unknown.

See also:


  • WikiTree profile Hill-2638 created through the import of The Sammons Family Tree.ged on Jun 9, 2011 by Steve Sammons.

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Edit: Hannah Cook has been removed as wife of Sion Hill. No source has ever been found to indicate Sion had more than one wife. No source has been found to show Hannah Cook was his wife.


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edited by Shirley (Strutton) Dalton
Hill-11264 and Hill-50 appear to represent the same person because: basic information on both profiles suggest that these 2 profiles represent the same person
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