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This website is intended to be a gathering place for those researching Hill family history. My personal focus is on the Hills from Group 6 on the website, but I research many different Hill families trying to find connections to my Hills.

Whatever Hill lines you are interested in, please feel free to browse the forums, and register if you want to join in the conversations.

David Hill
Atlanta, GA, USA administrator

James Hill's Parents Confirmed!

In another forum post I discussed my Hypothetical family of James Hill. Based on very nebulous evidence I theorized that the parents of my 2nd great-grandfather James Hill (1801-1868) were Thomas Hill (abt 1775-bef 1850) and Elenor (abt 1780-bef 1860).

Progress on James & Zillah Hill Family

I may have made progress on one Hill family mystery.

The deed recording from December 1868, selling the last of James Hill's property, lists initials of "legatees of the estate of James Hill (deceased)". All the initials have been linked to names except for J. R. Hill. To date I have found no other references that include J. R. Hill with other members of the James & Zillah Hill family.

Starting point

Based on notes from Luther Jean "Luke" Hill 1880-1950 about his family, they had eleven children, seven boys and four girls. Luke's father George Lafayette Hill 1843-1922 was "about in the middle." Based on census records from 1830, 1840, and 1860 (1850 is missing), information from descendants, and assumptions about spacing of births, the children were:

One Scottish Immigrant's Story

I recently posted this to a Facebook group called "The Land Called Scotland"

The Grass is Always Greener?

My DNA Goals

Genealogy is about finding records that document family relations. Until recent years that documentation was either verbal, passed down through the generations of a family, or written, whether in official records, or family bibles, or personal letters that survived the years.

Educated Guesses

Genealogical research sometimes involves making educated guesses and seeing where those guesses lead you.

The two brothers who “went to Texas” are a case in point. In my last blog I made it clear how little we know about those two brothers. Here is what we know:

Two Brothers Went to Texas

In my last blog I write about my Aunt Linda having some notes written by my grandmother about my grandfather's family. In those notes, while talking about his father's family (my great-grandfather George Lafayette Hill), I read "two brothers went to Texas and were never heard from again."

No names, nothing about when they went, just "two brothers."

Here is what evidence I have for siblings of my great-grandfather.

How my Hill Family search began

My great-grandfather, George Lafayette Hill 1843-1922

Growing up, everyone in my family knew our family history on our mother's side. We all had copies of the family tree showing the ancestry of her father. Many lines went back to our American immigrant ancestors, and a few went beyond that, including one line back to John Knox and his second wife Lady Margaret Stewart. Through her we are descended from Scottish and early English royalty, even Norman (as in William the Conqueror).

Hill family originating in Darlington Co, SC

My ancestors come from Darlington County, SC area. My lineage is as
follows and our family has lived in Pulaski Co, Ga for over 150 years. Samuel in fact came here by 1840 per census data.
Father - Joel Andrew Hill
Grandfather - James Thomas Hill
G Grandfather - Benjamine Franklin Hill
GG Grandfather - Samuel Hill


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