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Allen HILL, Reverend

Male 1792 - 1874  (81 years)

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  • Name Allen HILL, Reverend 
    Suffix Reverend 
    Born 27 Nov 1792  Windsor Town, Bertie Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Birth 27 Nov 1792 
    Died 4 Jan 1874  Dobeyville, Clark Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Allen Hill, born Nov. 27, 1792 in Bertie Co., NC married first, Anna Parham in 1811 in Jasper Co., GA. They had eleven children; Caroline, Lucinda, Milton, Elizabeth, Augustus, Hertentious, Ceylon S., Laurence, William (Adonis) Alonzo, Martha Adelaide, and Anna Alsena.

      Allen was a Baptist minister. He and his family moved from GA to the vacinity of Somerville, TN about 1816 and a year later to Maury Co., TN. His ministerial credentials were recorded in Maury Co., Nov. 20, 1819. He was pastor of the Baptist Church of Christ on Fountain Creek.

      In 1830 he was pastor of Pigeon Ford Creek Baptist Church in Giles Co. He officiated at numerous marriages there, and later in Laurence Co., TN when he lived on Weakly Creek. He was advised to go south for his health and in 1843 he moved to Monroe Co., MS. On May 3, 1843 he presented evidence to the court that he was a regular ordained minister of the Baptist Church and a certificate was issued authorizing him to solemnize the rites of matrimony in that state.

      In 1847 he was called to be pastor of the Baptist Church of Christ in New Hope, Chicasaw Co., MS. He and his family show up on the 1850 census. His reported profession at the time was clerk, and son Lawrence studied Law. His wife, Anna, died there about 1851. He married again, Hepsiba (sometimes found as Hepsinda) Prewitt Baily, and moved to Clark Co., AR soon after the marriage. His oldest son, Milton, and family had settled there before 1850. Allen and his wife Hepsiba show up on the 1860 & 1870 census for Clark Co., Ark. Rev. Allen Hill had an account, along with 225 other persons, with Doby and Paisley Mercantile located in the community. Allen is buried on his farm near Dobeyville; Hill Cemetery, two graves in the woods near the Stitt Home Place, Hwy. 53, junction Hwy. 10. One date of death is listed as 1874. The cemetery book for Clark Co. lists it as 1876. Hepsiba, his second wife, is buried there as well, although the date of her death is unreadable on her tombstone. Allen was said to have been a staunch Democrat. Allen was appointed Commissioner for Volunteer Families for Southfork Township, Clark Co., AR to oversee needy and destitute families during the Civil War. At least five are known to have survived to adulthood; Milton, Ceylon, Alonzo, Martha Adelaide who married a Mr. Williams (first name unknown), and Annie Alzena who married a Mr. Broach (first name unknown).

      Clark County Ark: A Genealogical Source Book Vol 1
      Registration of Ministers
      Hill, Allen, (ministry) Credentials presented by Probate Court Monroe
      County, MS ( no church given) D-70

      Clark County Ark: A Genealogical Source Book Vol 2
      January Term 1857
      Monday, Jan12, 1857
      p. 464 Allen Hill presented petition praying court to grant him the
      privilege to change the road running from Terrenoir Post Office to Rome,
      where the same runs through his land

      Index to Circuit Court Records Clark County AR 1819-1878
      HILL, Allen case #3047

      Descendents of Ceylon still reside in Arkansas.
      (Harry Steven Hill, email: shill@inet-direct.com ; father Harry Mills Hill; grandfather Harry Ceylon Hill, ggrandfather Samuel Allen Hill, of Howard Co., AR). Updated info for Harry Steven Hill as of 11/13/1998; fax is 870-933-2191. My address is Steve Hill, 1602 Virginia, Jonesboro, Ar 72401.

      6/24/99. Email from William C. Hill, Kilgore, TX. Email: txskeet@aol.com.
      "I believe I am a descendant of Isaac Hill. My great-grandfather was Augustus I. Hill born Jan 11, 1822 in Tennessee. He died March 15, 1880. His father was Allen G. Hill, born in 1794. He was a minister of the Primitive Baptist faith. This information comes from hand written family notes and is also written in a book "History of the State of Oklahoma" page 597. I have a copy of the page, but I don't know the publisher or the date of publication. However, the children of the Allen G. Hill listed in the history book do not match the children you have listed. Those in the book are "Horace, who died in Ardmore, Oklahoma; C.S. who passed away near Little Rock, AR; Augustus, who died in Lee Co. MS; Mrs. A.G. Nelson, who died in Mississippi; Mrs. Adalaide and Mr. Adaline, both of whom reside at Meridian, Mississippi." There are enough similarities to make me think the two Allen Hill's - yours and mine- are the same, but enough discrepancies to make me wonder. Do you have any additional information that would shed some light for me? Thank you."

      This email poses some questions that need to be resolved. How many children survived to adulthood? If Augustus, b. 1822, is the ancestor of Wm. Hill, then he certainly survived to adulthood. Also, is the 1792 or 1794 birthdate correct for Rev. Allen Hill? Only six are listed in Wm. Hill's email and not all names match the 11 I have listed. Are we even talking about the same Rev. Allen Hill or are the similarities merely coincidence?

      Additonal information on Rev. Allen Hill, wives and descendants was sent to me 10/18/99 courtesy of Steve and Janis Hill, email: sjhill@insolwwb.net.

      GenForum post 10/19/99 by Dana email: danahusk@cs.com
      "My great-great grandmother was Sallie Hill Marbury. She was born September 24, 1865. Her sister was Alice Hill Marbury (they married brothers). Alice was born July 18 1860. They were both buried in Shiloh Cemetary in Clark County Arkansas. I suspect they were descendents of Isaac, Allen, and Milton Hill. Can anyone make the connection."

      5/12/02. Among documents sent to me by Robert Steele of Dallas, TX, RSteele185@aol.com, were the notes of Lucy Amanda Hill written in 1936 and found in TX State Archives, Austin, TX:

      "Allen Hill, son of Isaac Hill, Sr., was a Baptist minister, married Miss Annie Parham (sister of John J. Hill's wife) and born to them were seven children, all of whom have died, except perhaps Ceylon S. Hill who lived in Okalona, Arkansas, and two daughters living in Meridian, Mississippi, Mrs. Martha Adelaide Williams and Mrs. Annie Alzena Broach."

      The following letter was written Sept. 24, 1901 by Mrs. Annie A. Borach of Meridian, MS, to James Monroe Hill.

      "Dear Sir and Cousin,
      A few days since a friend handed me a Cincinnatti paper for perusal. When upon opening it how pleased I was to see your picture confronting me. For in a few moments I found you were my first cousin.
      Cousin Ben Harvey Hill of Georgia was my double first cousin, his parents and mine being brothers and sisters.

      My father, Allen Hill, a Baptist preacher. My mother was Miss Annie Parham, also of Georgia. Born to them were eleven children, all of whom have died except Ceylon S. Hill, now living in Okolona, Arkansas, and a sister older than myself. She is 68 years old. I am 63. Both of us widows. She has one son. I have no children. Her name is Martha Adelaide Williams. Mine is Annie Alzena Broach.

      Our mother having died while we were quite young, our father remarried in a short time and removed to Arkansas with his wife, (Note: this would be Hepsiba Bailey) a good woman, where he died several years since. So we have had no one to tell us of our Georgia relatives, as much as we desired to know.

      We are even ignorant of the first names of our grandparents. Sister thinks Grandfather Hill's name was Asa, but not sure. We would sometimes hear from Aunt Mary Turrentine, but since her death no one has written us. We feel entirely alone in this great big world, having no relatives near us.

      Will you kindly add to our pleasure by writing and telling us something of our Georgia kin? What was the name of Cousin Ben's father and mother? Also that of your parents? Did you know, or hear, of Aunt Mary Ann Tucker? I think was my mother's own aunt on her mother's side. She was a wealthy maiden lady.

      I guess you knew my uncle Anderson Parham? I knew him, he having removed to Lafayette City, this State, but finally moved to Louisiana.

      As soon as I saw your picture I was impressed with the striking resemblence to a brother of mine who died in Ardmore, Indian Terr. three years ago.

      Oh, how we have longed, all these long years, to hear some one tell us of our kin in Georgia. Anything you will be kind enough to write us will add joy to our hearts.

      Trusting we will hear from you soon,
      I am sincerely,

      Your cousin

      Mrs. Annie A. Broach
      11th St. & 28th Ave.
      Meridian, Miss"

      Sept. 29, 1901, James M. Hill did respond to her letter, outlining family details as he knew them. However, there is a note by Lucy Amanda Hill that says Annie was never heard from again.

      5/13/02. Wrote William Hill (txskeet@aol.com) who last wrote me in 1999. I believe this letter from Annie Hill Broach clarifies some of our earlier questions. I believe William Hill is part of this Hill line through Augustus b. 1822, son of Rev. Allen Hill. My email was returned to me undeliverable. I have no mailing address in TX for Wm. Hill.

      5/28/02. According to Paulette in NM (Gabgolly@aol.com) her ancestor, Frederick Francis Biggers Hill, lived next door to Rev. Allen Hill and wife Hepsinda, in the 1870 census in Clark Co., AR. She is trying to discover whether there was a relationship between the two familes. There was also a 13 yr. old boy b. AR living with Rev. Hill at that time by the name of Frederick Whitten listed as "farm hand". Was he related? Note: Further email over the past year leads me to believe these Hills are not related after all. I leave this in only for reference in the event something else surfaces.

      1/24/2003. Email received from Richard Smith of Maury Co., TN.
      "I have an Allen Hill md to Mary Parham in my family line. They had a son
      named William Alonso Hill b. NOv. 1833 and d. Sept. 1883 in Maury County,
      TN.; Alonzo, as he was called, md. Mary Ann Faris Dugger in 1865-she died in
      1924 and is buried in Giles Co., Tn.
      Do any of these names fit into your database of the Hill family.
      Richard Smith
      Maury Co., TN
      (I wrote back same day giving him what info. I have and asking for additional data. There is a slight name discrepancy for Annie Parham- he shows Mary Parham- but it is possible she was named Mary Ann. Per the letter written in 1901 by her daughter, she refers to her mother as "Annie Parham".)

      2/13/2003 1840 census for Laurence Co., TN, page 23, shows Allen Hill as Head of Household with:
      2 males from 5 thru 9 (William Alonzo, and ?}
      2 males 10 thru 15 (Ceylon and Lawrence)
      1 male 16 thru 19 (Hertentious)
      1 male 40 thru 49 (Allen)

      2 females 5 thru 9 (Martha Adelaide and Annie Alzena)
      1 female 40 thu 49 ( Annie, wife)

      The older children would have been on their own by 1840, but I can't account for one missing male child in the 5-9 age group)

      Feb. 12, 2003. Rec'd scan of 1823 Tax List for Maury Co., TN from Richard Smith, that shows Allen Hill on the listing.

      Oct. 27, 2003. Rec'd info. from descendant John O. Bronson, JBron10544@aol.com.
      "Allen was in a Giles County, TN Tax List of 1836, 15th District which is adjacent to the Maury County line. He had 7 slaves. No real estate noted, but with 7 slaves one had to be raising something somewhere. Probably cotton but may be tobacco."
    Person ID I0013  Hill Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2008 

    Father James Curl (Jack) MCEWEN,   b. 17 Jan 1879, Indianola, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1965, Veteran's Hospital, Birmingham, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Myrtle Anna BAILEY,   b. 11 Jul 1904, Hickory County, Missouri, in the old farm house. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1986, Humana Hosp., St. Petersburg, Flordia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
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