Texas Family Group Sheet for the Harrison Davis HILL Family


Husband: Harrison Davis HILL (1, 2)
Birthdate: 1828 (3)
Birthplace: Pickens, South Carolina (3)
Death date: 1862 /1863 (4)
Place of death: Probably Arkansas during the Civil War (5)
Father: Birdwell HILL (6)
Mother: Frances DAVIS (7)

Marriage date: 1 Oct 1846 (8)
Marriage place: Cherokee County, Georgia

Wife: Martha Jane MOSS (1)
Birthdate: 1828/1830 (3)
Birthplace: Pickens, South Carolina (3)
Death date: 1870/1880 (9)
Place of death: Probably Fresno County, California
Father:
Mother:

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: Warren Lesir HILL (10)
Sex: Male
Birthdate: 29 Sep 1849
Birthplace: Georgia
Death date: 10 Jan 1912
Place of death: Bakersfield, Kern County, California
Marriage date: 23 Aug 1869 (11)
Marriage place: Bosque County, Texas
Spouse's name: Nancy Ellen BARTON

Child No. 2: William Davis HILL (12)
Sex: Male
Birthdate: 23 Jun 1851
Birthplace: AR
Death date: 8 Mar 1921
Place of death: Fresno, Fresno County, California
Marriage date: 24 Jan 1884 (13)
Marriage place: Fresno County, California
Spouse's name: Lucy Ann MARKWOOD

Child No. 3: John Felix HILL (14)
Sex: Male
Birthdate: 24 Mar 1854
Birthplace: Bosque County, Texas
Death date: 17 Dec 1928
Place of death: Sanger, Fresno County, California
Marriage date: 21 Sep 1879 (15)
Marriage place: Fresno County, California
Spouse's name: Alice Nancy FINK

Child No. 4: Mandeville "Mandy" HILL (16)
Sex: Female
Birthdate: 8 Feb 1856
Birthplace: Texas
Death date: 27 FEB 1934
Place of death: Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
Marriage date: 13 Jul 1870 (17)
Marriage place: Big Dry Creek, Fresno County, California
Spouse's name: John Wesley WILLIAMS

Child No. 5: Thomas J. HILL (18)
Sex: Male
Birthdate: 1857
Birthplace: Texas (19)
Death date: 14 Jun 1941
Place of death: Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
Marriage date: [1] 31 Dec 1880 (20) [2] 19 Oct 1887 (21)
Marriage place: [1] Fresno County, California [2] Fresno County, California
Spouse's name: [1] Mary Z. WRIGHT [2] Mary E. LOWERY

Child No. 6: Allen Preston HILL (22)
Sex: Male
Birthdate: 23 Nov 1859
Birthplace: Boyes, Texas (23)
Death date: 26 Apr 1940
Place of death: Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
Marriage date: 12 Feb 1885 (24)
Marriage place: Home of Bride's father, Maricopa County, Arizona
Spouse's name: Texas Anna ADAMS

Child No. 7: Harrison M. HILL (25)
Sex: Male
Birthdate: About 1862
Birthplace: Texas
Death date: 27 Mar 1925
Place of death: Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
Marriage date: No record of any marriages found.
Marriage place:
Spouse's name:
 
 
Documentation:
  (1.a) The death certificates of many of the children name Harrison D. HILL and Martha Jane MOSS as their parents.
  (1.b) Biography of John Felix HILL names Harrison HILL and Mattie MOSS HILL as his parents; also names his six siblings, his step-father Samuel STROUD, and his two half sisters and one half brother. History of Fresno County, California, Volume I, Page 753-754, by Paul E. Vandor, Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, CA (1919).
  (2) January 28, 1867 - H. D. HILL Estate document, Bosque County, Texas, names Thomas HILL [H. D. HILL's brother] as guardian for: Warren HILL [17], William HILL [15], Felix HILL [12], Mandeville HILL [10], Thomas HILL [9], Preston HILL [7] and H. D. HILL [5].
  (3.a) 1850 Census, Georgia, Cherokee County. Harrison HILL, age 22, Martha HILL, age 20, both born in South Carolina.
  (3.b) 1860 Census, Texas, Bosque County, Clifton. H. D. HILL, age 32, Martha HILL, age 30, both born in South Carolina.
  (4) Harrison Davis HILL died between October 30, 1862 (last date listed as “present” on Civil War service record – see source #5) and July 24, 1863 (earliest date listed on Probate records – see source #2).
  (5) National Archives Civil War Service Record. Fact: Harrison D. HILL enlisted in the Confederate army on March 12, 1862 as a private in Company K of the 10th Regiment Texas Infantry. Fact: In Company Muster Rolls dated January 28, 1862 through October 1862, he is listed as "Present." Fact: In a Company Muster Roll for May and June, 1863, he is listed as "Absent." Remarks: "Left sick in Hospital at Little Rock, Arkansas, dates unknown." Fact: Subsequent Company Muster Rolls through February, 1864, list him as "Absent." Remarks: "In Trans Mississippi Department" (the Trans-Mississippi Theater is the area west of the Mississippi).
  (6) FamilySearch.org: Birdwell HILL (AFN: LB2L-WM)
  (7) FamilySearch.org: Frances DAVIS (AFN: LB3T-D4)
  (8) Marriage date/location listed on Ancestry.com Georgia Marriages to 1850.
  (9) It is believed Martha Jane MOSS/HILL/STROUD died between December 10, 1870 (birth date of her last child, Ira Wesley STROUD) and the 1880 Arizona, Pima County, Tombstone census that lists her second husband, Samuel Aston STROUD, as a widow.
  (10) Warren Lesir HILL death certificate, California State Board of Health, County of Kern, City of Bakersfield. Birthdate: Sept. 29, 1849, Georgia; Death date: Jan. 10, 1912, Bakersfield, Kern County, California. Parents: H. D. HILL and Martha MOSS.
  (11) August 23, 1869 - Married Bosque County, Texas Marriage Index – Warren Lesir HILL and Nancy Ellen BARTON.
  (12) William Davis HILL death certificate, County of Fresno, City of Fresno. Birthdate: June 23, 1851, Texas; Death date: March 8, 1921, Fresno, Fresno County, California. Spouse: Lucy Ann HILL. Parents: Harrison HILL and No Record.
  (13) January 24, 1884 – Married. HILL-MARKWOOD – In this city, January 24, 1884, W. D. HILL and Lucy MARKWOOD. The Fresno Weekly Republican, Fresno, California, Feb. 2, 1884, page 2.
  (14) John Felix HILL death certificate, California, County of Fresno, City of Fresno. Birthdate: Mar. 24, 1854; Death date: Dec. 17, 1928, Fresno, Fresno County, California. Spouse: Alice Hill. Parents: Harrison HILL and Mattie MOSS.
  (15) September 21, 1879, Marriage Certificate, California, County of Fresno. John Felix HILL and Alice Nancy FINK.
  (16) Mandy W. WILLIAMS death certificate, Arizona State Board of Health, Maricopa County, Phoenix. Birthdate: Feb. 8, 1856; Death Date: Feb. 27, 1934. Spouse: not named (he was deceased). Parents: Harrison HILL and Martha MOSS.
  (17) July 13, 1870 – Married. At the residence of Mr. Samuel STROUD, on Big Dry Creek, July 13th, 1870, by Rev. J. H. NEAL, Mr. John W. WILLIAMS to Miss Mandaville E. HILL, all of Fresno County. The Fresno Expositor, July 27, 1870, Page 3.
  (18) Thomas J. HILL Death Certificate, Arizona State Board of Health, Maricopa County, Phoenix. Birthdate: unknown; Death date: June 14, 1941; age 84. Spouse: divorced. Parents: unknown.
  (19) Birthplace: Texas. Obituary, Arizona Republic, June 16, 1941, page 4. Pioneer Stage Owner Dies. “Mr. HILL, who was born in Texas in 1857, went to California by wagon train prior to coming to Arizona.”
  (20) December 31, 1880, Marriage certificate, California, County of Fresno. Thomas J. HILL and Mary Z. WRIGHT.
  (21) October 19, 1887, Marriage certificate, California, County of Fresno. T. J. HILL and Mary E. LOWERY.
  (22) Allen Preston HILL death certificate, Arizona State Board of Health, Maricopa County, Phoenix. Birthdate: Nov. 23, 1859; Death date: Apr. 26, 1940. Parents: HILL and Martha.
  (23) Obituary excerpt: “A native of Boyes, Tex., where he was born November 23, 1858, Mr. HILL had made his home in Phoenix and valley for 63 years, coming here from Texas in 1877.” Arizona Republic, April 27, 1940, page 8.
  (24) Page 22, marriage record (exact source not noted; information provided by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records). Mr. Allen Preston HILL and Miss Texas ADAMS, February 12, 1885.
  (25) H. M. Hill Death Certificate, Arizona State Board of Health, Maricopa County, Phoenix. Birthdate: not stated, Texas. Death date: March 27, 1925. Age: 62. Parents: HILL and Martha MOSS.

Notes:
* After Harrison Davis HILL’s death, Martha Jane MOSS HILL remarried to Samuel Aston STROUD on April 30, 1866 in McLennon County, Texas. In 1869, they moved their combined families to California.
* Three of Martha's children, Mandeville HILL, Thomas J. HILL, and Allen Preston HILL, moved to Arizona in the 1870's and 1880's. One child, Harrison M. HILL, moved to Nevada in the 1880's, and at the end of his life, moved to Arizona.
 

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