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Allen Crawford HILL

Male 1826 - 1894  (68 years)

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  • Name Allen Crawford HILL 
    Born 9 Apr 1826  Hillsboro, Jasper Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jul 1894  Wise Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aurora Cemetery, Wise Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From: White7sand@aol.com 2/24/2001 (descendant John Paul Hill of Ft. Worth, TX)

      "My name is John Paul Hill. I am a decendent of Allen Crawford Hill (A.C.) who was the brother of U.S. Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill and William Pinckney Hill of Troup Co. Ga. Their father was John J. Hill and Sarah Parham Hill of Troup Co. Ga. Benj. Harvey Hill was born in 1823. William Pinckney Hill came to Texas in the late 1830's and was mayor or Bastrop, Texas for a few months in 1839. He was chosen by Jefferson Davis to be Chief Justice of the Confederate Supreme which never was created. He was then urged to run for Governor of Texas and was being considered to be the Supreme Court Chief Justice but declined to run for both positions. .My great, great, great grandfather Allen Crawford Hill or A. C. Hill....is buried in Wise Co. Texas in the Aurora, TX cemetery. He was an attorney and a very good one and his son John Pinckney Hill was born in Homer, Louisiana in 1851. Allen C. Hill was know locally as Col. Hill and was a cotton buyer and attorney. I have no idea who his wife was or if he had any more children other than John Pinckney Hill whose wife's name was Merah Kinnebrew and had six children, my grandfather, William Allen Hill was one of their children. Any information about how he
      became a Col., records of his marriage, children, would be most helpful"

      email from John Hill 3/27/01.

      I am going to send you some actual photos of my Hill Clan and I even have a photo of Allen Crawford Hill as a cotton buyer in Aurora, TX. John Pinckney Hill my great grandfather and his wife Merah Kinnebrew lived in Aurora in 1889 when there was an outbreak of rocky mountain spotted fever caused by ticks. John Pinckney ran the livery stable and he would go around town and pick up the bodies of those who had died from the fever...and Merah would sit up with the families. Amazingly neither of them caught the fever somehow. Aurora at the time had 6 cotton gins, a newspaper, a number of doctors, and a population of 10 to 20,000.

      I went down to Homer, LA which is northeast of Shreveport. Most of the town was run by the Kinnebrew family. Alabama or "Bama" Kinnebrew was the owner of the Kinnebrew plantation and had numerous slaves as late as 1922."

      Subsequent email from John Hill.

      "I would like to send you photo copies of some photos of the Hills here in North Central Texas. One photo of the family of John Pinckney Hill, son of Allen Crawford Hill, and his entire family standing on their front porch. Some of the children are grown men and Merah, "Uncle Johnny's" is sitting in a child with her younger children on her lap. One photo shows A. C. Hill as part of a group shot in a cotton yard in Aurora, TX. where he is buried along side John Pinckney Hill and Merah Kinnebrew Hill. Their monument is very
      beautiful, it is a white marble with diagonal dark gray streaks running through it and A. C. Hill's is a small Obelik marker with a point on the top. There is a grave next to A.C. Hill which is the grave of a male about 10 yrs. of age at the time of his death. What I have heard about A. C. Hill was that he was very bright and from an eye witness to his death who was a boy of 11 at the time, Oscar Lowry, who said that A.C. was laying on his death bed propped up on a pillow looking out the window as the sun was setting and just as the sun set Col. A. C. Hill closed his eyes and was quietly slipped away into eternity.

      My father, Paul Thurmond Hill, born September 13, 1913 in Rhome, TX to William Allen Hill, said his brother James McAfee Hill went down to see the Kinnebrews in Homer, Louisiana, and when they arrived at the home of Alabama Kinnebrew there were African Americans who dusted off his clothes, his
      shoes, .and in general were waiting on everyone making the visit. One was fanning "Bama" by pulling a rope which in turn moved a fan in the ceiling. In short, this was still a hold over from slavery as late as 1922.

      John Pinckney Hill, my great grandfather, son of A. C. Hill had one blue eye and one brown eye. He walked with a limp and had a "gimpy" leg. He worked in a lumber yard, the train depot at Newark, TX just 3 miles south of Rhome, TX. I know very little about him other than he married a very pretty daughter
      of Uncle Bama who bore him a lot of children. I have no idea other than he probably was a cotton farmer.

      John P. Hill
      6767 Winifred Dr.
      Fort Worth, TX 76133"

      4/25/00. From the book written by Benj. H. Hill, Jr., in 1891, "The Life of Benjamin H. Hill of Georgia, His Life, Speeches and Writings, p. 13 of the book. In writing of his father's siblings, B. H. Hill, Jr., wrote in part the following;
      "The other brothers were all farmers and men of character and local influence. Only one survives, Allen, now living in Arkansas, who is the youngest of the brothers. His three sisters married Georgia farmers and all died before their brother. Indeed, the family was not a long-lived family, only two reached the age of sixty."

      This tells us that Allen Crawford was living in Arkansas at the time the book was written in 1891, (published in 1893).

      From 4/29/01 email from descendant John Paul Hill of Ft. Worth, TX.
      "He (Allen) died in 1894 at age 69 which would have him born in Hillsboro, Georgia about 1825. His death occurred in 1894 at Aurora TX about 35 miles west northwest of Dallas. I know he was a fine attorney and that before coming to Aurora, TX he lived in Homer, Louisiana where his wife (name unknown) gave
      birth to John Pinckney Hill in October of 1851."

      5/6/01 email from John Paul Hill.
      "Allen Crawford Hill was known as 'Col. Hill'...he was said to be able to read Latin and write it...it is said he was a very fine attorney, but he did drink to some extent, and if it was on your court day it was not good.
      As far as I know I think he may have settled somewhere in Southern Arkansas and may have drifted over to Homer, LA. I corresponded with a John Riley Malone about 40 yrs. ago who gave me a lot of information on the Kinnebrews, but I went to Homer with my parents and were told the courthouse burned and no records were available further back than 1895. Mr. Malone did find an Allen Hill who signed some wills in Homer as an attorney. ...He (Allen) died in 1894 at age 69. ...His only child (as far as I know) John Pinckney Hill was born October 1851 to Mirah Kennebrew, dau. of Alabama Kinnebrew, who had two brothers, Jack and Talmage.
      I think Allen Crawford may have stopped near El Dorado, AR before going over to Homer, LA where he fell in love with the mother of John Pinckney Hill."

      "Claiborne Rebels, La. Mil. Capt. Allen C. Hill, Ind."
      (Volume I , Pages 3-20.......Introduction, Battles & Units
      Compiled by Andrew B. Booth, Commissioner Louisiana Military Records, 1920)

    Person ID I0067  Hill Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2008 

    Father Frank MORLAND,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Mother Eva ICKE,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Family ID F0019  Group Sheet

    Family ID F1366  Group Sheet