Hannibal Hill

Submitted by Linda J. Camp
ljcamp@casinternet.net
The following excerpt is taken from Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas published in 1889. You can read the entire article, which describes his Civil War service and education, on the Fannin County, Texas USGenweb Page: http://www.rootsweb.com/~txfannin/s154.html

Hannibal Hill, born in Barbour County, Virginia, July 9, 1843, is a son of Frederick and Matilda (Coontz) Hill. Frederick Hill was a native of Maryland, was a farmer and died in Virginia in 1856. Matilda Hill was a daughter of Phillip Coontz of Maryland.

Hannibal Hill came to Texas in 1868 but returned, the next year to his native State, then went to West Virginia and in 1870 married Miss Appeline V. Smith, and had born to him two children, -- Fitzhugh F. and Thomas D.

Returning to Texas immediately after his marriage, Mr. Hill engaged in farming and now owns a tract of 800 acres, a large part of which is under cultivation and he has besides, control of another tract of 1,000 acres.



The Frederick and Matilda Hill family is shown on the 1850 Census of Barbour County as follows:

NameAge Birthplace  Occupation
Frederick Hill 60VA Farmer
Matilda Coontz 40VA  
Henry Hill 15VA  
Peyton Hill 11VA  
Emily Hill 13VA  
Hannibal Hill 8VA  
Dorcas Hill 6VA  
Sarah Ann Hill 4VA  
Samuel Hill 3VA  
Philip Hill 1VA  

The marriage of Hannibal Hill is recorded in Barbour County Marriages, 1843-1892, WPA transcription published by Wes Cochran, 1986.

Hannibal Hill & A Poline V. Smith 30 October 1869

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