Submitted by Linda J. Camp
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:
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
|Name||Age|| Birthplace ||Occupation|
|Frederick Hill ||60||VA
|Matilda Coontz ||40||VA
|Henry Hill ||15||VA
|Peyton Hill ||11||VA
|Emily Hill ||13||VA ||
|Hannibal Hill ||8||VA
|Dorcas Hill ||6||VA
|Sarah Ann Hill ||4||VA
|Samuel Hill ||3||VA
|Philip Hill ||1||VA
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
Barbour Family Album
Barbour Main Page