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Wilkes County, Georgia



THE HILLS



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JOHNSON-DALLIS COMPANY
Atlanta, Georgia



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ALLIED FAMILIES



Anthony
Barrow

BiLLUPS

Calhoun
Callaway
Clark
Colquitt

DUBOSE

EXUM

Grigsby

Harvie

Henderson

Jordan

Lane

Lewis

Lipscomb



Lumpkin

McGehee

McIntosh

McKinley

McKinnie

Pope

Quakers

Ransom ^

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Shepherd

Spalding

Walton

Webster

Wellborn

Willis

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EXPLANATION

The different generations will be indicated as follows:

1st by Capital letter 0.

2nd by Capital letter P.

3rd by Capital letters A, B, C, D, E, F, etc.

4th by Roman numerals I, II, III, IV, V, VI, etc.

5th by Arabic numerals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc.

6th by Arabic numerals, followed by letter a.

7th by Arabic numerals, followed by letter b.

8th by Arabic numerals, followed by letter c.

9th by Arabic numerals, followed by letter d.
10th by Arabic numerals, followed by letter f.
11th by Arabic numerals, followed by letter g.
12th by Arabic numerals, followed by letter h.

Letters or numerals, or both, in parentheses immediately fol-
lowing a name, denote the parent, gr. parent, etc.

To get the meaning clearly in mind, turn to p. 130. Here we
have 3b. — Janie May Hiir. The Arabic numeral followed by "b"
indicates 7th generation and the figure 3 the 3rd child of her parent
(in parenthesis), 10a. — James DuB. HilP (p. 129), 6th generation
and 10th child of his father, 2.— Col. L. M. HilP (p. 120), 5th
generation and 2nd child of his father, X. — Wylie Hill* (p. 103),
4th generation and 10th child of his father, B. — Abraham HilP (p.
63), 3rd generation and 2nd child of his father, P. — Abraham
HilP (p. 16), 2nd generation and only child of his father, O. —
Henry HilP (p. 7), 1st generation.

Abbreviations :

a., ante; b., born; c. or circa, about; d., died; d. s. p., decessit
sine prole — died without issue; d. y., died young; d. in inf., died
in infancy; ink., issue unknown; m., married; N. R., no further
record; p., after; pro., probably; q. v., quod vide — which see;
unm., unmarried.



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PREFACE

In searching for and collecting the data for this work I have
received valuable and most generous aid from Mrs. Annie Noble
Sims, deed., of Savannah, Ga., Mrs. Ella Barrow Spalding, of
Savannah, Ga., Mrs. Annie Hill Snyder, of Austin, Tex., Mrs. Joel
Kendall Mathis, of Mooresville, Ala., and Memphis, Tenn., Mrs.
Jesse Mercer Callaway, deed., of LaGrange, Ga., and, in lesser de-
gree, from many others, too numerous to mention. To one and all
of these I extend my most sincere thanks. Without their kindly
co-operation the task would have been well nigh impossible. As
it is, the work is not as complete as I would have it. The de-
scendants of many families have not been traced, from inability
to get in touch with them, others only partly traced, because of
indifference, or lack of interest on the part of those applied to for
information. Nevertheless, I hope and believe it will prove both of
interest and value to the descendants of every family treated, es-
pecially so to those who feel any interest in their ancestry or have
any affection for their kin.

I have labored earnestly and diligently to ascertain the real
truth, the actual facts, as to the lineage and history of each
family, and have given the result in plain and unvarnished lan-
guage in these pages. That there are shortcomings, deficiencies
and probably errors, I fully realize. But I trust and believe, credit
will be given for whatever of real value has been presented, and
errors will be viewed with indulgence. If appreciated by those for
whom compiled, and prove helpful to such as may wish to make
further research, I shall be amply rewarded.

As a prelude to a genealogical work the following article is so
apposite, and expresses so perfectly my own views, that I (by con-
sent) reproduce it here.

THE COUNTY COURT NOTE-BOOK.

Vol. 1. December, 1921. No. 2.

[Mrs.] Milnor Ljungstedt, Editor and Publisher, Bethesda, Route 1, Maryland.

The Editor's Letter.

"Now, what I want is. Facts. . . . You can only form the minds of reason-
ing animals upon Facts. Stick to Facts, Sir ["—(Dickens, Hard Times, p. 7).

The Editor "admires" facts — to drop into a dear New England colloquialism.
The Editor even loves facts. The beautiful consecutiveness of the alphabet — the



fact that two and two make four and don't and can't make anything else — these
are so restfuUy definite. It is strange to the Editor that anything doubtful about
figures or ancestors can hold any charm. Our ancestors were our ancestors, for
good or ill, and for all eternity. Kings and princes; peasants and pirates; they are
with us forever.

The Editor does think that if a person's ancestor had to be a king, he might at
least be a respectable one. But so many of the kings who pose as ancestors aren't
so very respectable. The Editor bears a personal grudge against one of hers — he
was one of the very worst of them all. And the shocking thought comes ocasionally —
how much of that detestable person am I ? The Editor is merely aiming at this — take
your ancestors philosophically. They didn't know anything about j'ou — and they
didn't know you were going to know anything about them, dig them out of their
royal tombs and lowly graves, and exhibit them to the eyes of the modern world in
their unveiled skin and bones, so to speak. Treat them kindly, but exactly. If I
were an ancestor, I would hate to have my dates mixed up, and my wives made into
my daughters, or even my granddaughters. The best we can now do for them is to
be frank when we can, and respectfully reticent when we can't.

It gives this compiler especial pleasure to add that Mrs.
Ljungstedt, the Editor of the County Note-Book — an unique bulletin
— is "a painful, conscientious and faithful" searcher. She has given
her attention, in a large measure, to reading the old unpublished
records at the various county seats in Virginia and Maryland, and
is publishing in the "County Court Note-Book" brief abstracts of
these old records, and I know of no source from which one can ob-
tain so much and so varied genealogical information.

Respectfully,

LoDOwicK Johnson Hill, Sr.
Atlanta, Ga., 1922.



"He only deserves to be remembered by posterity who treasures
up and preserves the history of his ancestors" (Edmund Burke).



The Hills of Wilkes County Georgia
And Allied Families



According to family tradition, positive, persistent and unvary-
ing, the ancestors of Henry HilP, of Nansemond County, Va., — s,,^i,o
the branch of the family of which I treat— were Seotch-Irish, from ' -
County Down, Ireland. I therefore note a few of the Hills of '^^f^'^^'
Ireland. ^^j.

Moses Hill, with a number of other prominent persons, were
invited to Ulster, Ireland, to populate and develop it, 1605-1618.

Moses Hill had wood land given him, which being thereafter
demolished, left a fair and beautiful country, when a later heir of
the Hills built Hillsborough (Foote's Sketches of N. C, pp. 88-89—
taken from "A short account of the Church of Christ as it was
amongst the Irish at first; among and after the English entered;
and after the entry of the Scotts", by Rev. Andrew Stewart).

Sir Moses Hill, of Hillsboro, d. Feby. 1629, ae. 76, had sons :

Peter and Arthur, d. 1632, who afterwards succeeded; two
sons, Francis and Randall. Francis died without male issue and
the estate devolved upon his uncle, Arthur Hill, of Hillsboro, who
during the period of the Irish rebellion built a fortress at Hillsboro,
in recognition of his devotion; this was in 1660 erected into a
Royal Garrison and he and his heirs made Constable of the Castle ;
died 1663. Some of his sons died young and none were of the
names of those that came to America. (Collins' Peerage — Edition
of 1768— Vol. VII).

Moses Hill went to Ireland 1573.

Seats. — Hillsborough Castle and Merlough House, Dumdrum,
County Down ; and East Hampstead Park, Wakingham, Berks. The
Marquis of Devonshire. Motto: "Per Deum et Fermen Ostium".

Samuel Hill, an ancestor of the Hill family in Ireland, was
Treasurer for the County of Buckingham during the time of Oliver
Cromwell, 1642.

Sir Hugh Hill, son of Rowley^ son of John-, son of Samuel% was
created baronet in 1779, and represented the city of Derry in
Parliament 1768 to 1795, when he died.

The arms as here presented are taken from- Crozier's General
Armory, as brought to Virginia by Col. Humphrey Hill, of King and
Queen County, d. 1775, and are described as:

"Arms. — Azure, on a chevron between three owls argent, three
mullets, sable, a bordure ermine."

The arms as given Sir Hugh Hill, bore :

"The chevrons, with erminois points instead of mullets, and
were placed between three leopards' heads instead of owls ; but the
differences between the two are easily attributable to the inter-
marriages with other families bearing arms of that distinction."



2 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia

Sir Henry Blyth Hill, 6th Baronet, of St. Columbs, County
Londonderry, Captain and Brevet Major late Royal Irish Fusiliers,
sometime Governor of Bohrel el Gazol, attached to the Egyptian
Army 1898-1908, etc., etc.

Lineage. — Samuel Hill, first ancestor of the family in Ireland,
went from Buckinghamshire to Ireland as Treasurer of that King-
dom under Oliver Cromwell in 1642. John, Samuel, Hugh, etc., etc.

Motto. — "Ne tentes aut perfice" — "Complete what you attempt,"
or "Attempt not, or accomplish." (Burks' Peerage, Baronetage
and Knightage, under head of "Hill".)

Samuel Hill in Warwick County, Va., in 1693, but no further
record of him. (N. C. H. & G. R. 1-1-52.)

The Viscount Hill (Sir Rowland Richard Clegg-Hill) of Hawk-
stone and Hardwicke, Salop, Baron Hill, of Almares and Hard-
wicke, in the same County, etc., etc.

Lineage. — The residence in the County of Salop, of this dis-
tinguished family, can be traced to a period antecedent to the reign
of Edward I, but the name, instead of Hill, was formerly spelled
Hull, or de la Hull — Humphrey Hill, of Buntingale, living tempo
Henry V ; Ralph, Thomas, Rowland, etc.

Motto. — "Avancez". (Burk's Peerage, Baronetage and Knight-
age, head "Hill").

The coat of arms of Col. Humphrey Hill are identical with those
of Isaac Hill, of King and Queen County, Va. (Old King William
Homes and Fams., pp. 64-'5, by Clarke.)

Edward Hill^ in Virginia, 1622 ; d. 15 May, 1624. His son and
grandson bore the same name. All were Burgesses, Members of
Council, and held other prominent offices. The tomb of the third
Col. Edward Hill, of "Shirley", bears the arms: A lion passant.
Crest: a demi-lion. The tinctures are not designated.

The arms of Hill, of the County of Wexford, Ireland, contain a
lion passant, with a demi-lion passant for a crest. ("Va. Herald-
ica", Vol. V, p. 46; E. S. of Ala., p. 383, footnote).

From a copy of the Raleigh News and Observer, of some years
ago, is taken the following :

The Hill Family, of Elizabeth and Charles City Counties, Va.:
Arms: Gules, two bars, ermine; in chief, a lion passant, argent.
Crest: A boar's head, sa.; in the mouth a trefoil slipped, ppr.
Motto: "Spe labor levis".

Nathaniel Hill, great-grandfather of the late Nathaniel P. Hill,
U. S. Senator from Colorado, was born 1705 in the North of Ireland,
and about 1730 emigrated to New York and settled on the western
frontier of the Scotch-Irish settlements then already established
west of the Hudson River. (Frances Cowles). The late Governor
David Hill, of New York, descended from Adam Hill, of County
, Derry, Ireland, who emigrated to Schenectady, N. Y., where he
died 1764.



AND Allied Families 3

There are some fourscore possible coats of arms for the Hill
family, one being as follows:

Arms : Gules, two bars ermine, in chief a lion passant, per pale
or and argent. The crest is a fleur de lys argent.

The Motto — which is always an optional matter, is "Esse quam
videri", literally "to be rather than to seem", or freely, "Better



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