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Richard John Hill
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Birth: 1808
Amherst County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1842
Effingham County
Illinois, USA

CENSUS: 1840 census Effingham Co, IL. R.J. Hill 110001-000010
R. J. Hill 1male 0-5years 1male 5-10years 1male 30-40years 1female 20-30years
Effingham County, page 134 (last entry on page)

MARRIAGE: Richard J. Hill and Elizabeth E. Anderson marriage bond Aug 25 1820 in Amherst Co, Va bond by Richard J. Hill and Reuben D. Hill.

OBIT: Staunton Spectator and General Advertiser June 16 1842
Mr. Richard I. Hill, formerly of this county, was murdered in the village of Fallmanton, in Effingham county, Illinois, on the 14th of April, under most singular and shocking circumstances. It appears as he rode in the village, some one who saw him approaching remarked "there will be a difficulty,"--two individuals who were named, (with whom Mr. Hill had probably some misun-derstanding.) being in the village. Mr. Hill rode up and shook hands with the gentleman to whom the foregoing remark was made, while the one who made it passed into a neighboring black- smith shop. About this time a gun was fired, and Mr. Hill fell from his horse, and expired in about fifteen minutes, without speaking! Most strange to say-- and certainly it tells badly for the jus-tice of the country--notwithstanding these cir-cumstances, and the open manner in which the murder was committed, the investigation of the case failed to fix the bloody and cowardly deed on any one. Mr. Hill was a married man, and we believe has left a family of children.

BOOK: History of Effingham County Illinois by Bateman & Selby page 627, Chapter III, Early Settlements. Freemanton...... " In 1840 immigration came very rapidly, bringing the Devores, Mr. McCracken, George Wood, Evan Jenkins, W. W. Young, John M. Brown, James Martin, the two Gallants and their families, and James D. Clark, Richard J. Hill and Eli Bishop, with their families.......... It was in 1842 that Richard J. Hill, who lived in the east end of Freemanton, was shot and instantly killed while sitting on his horse near the blacksmith shop, conversing with a neighbor."

DEED: In deed of Jun 9 1836, His brother Reuben D. Hill took over his debts and possessions and property in Mercersville. He owned a store and lumber house in Mercerville, near Jennings Gap.

He was appointed tax collector for Effingham Co., Ill. Bond as tax collector June 30, 1841 Effingham Co, IL. 
Family links: 
  William Davis Hill (1781 - 1829)
  Nancy Williams Hill (1782 - 1856)
  Elizabeth Edwards Anderson Hill (1813 - 1883)
  Henry Clay Hill (1841 - 1910)*
  Reuben David Hill (1802 - 1874)*
  Richard John Hill (1808 - 1842)
  Elvira Barbara Madison Hill Shuck (1815 - 1905)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Christos Christou Jr.
Record added: Jun 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112727308

Gone but never forgotten. ...... His wife, Elizabeth E. (Anderson) Hill, was my 1st cousin 5 times removed through the Anderson family of Bledsoe County, TN.
- Sammy Boyd, Genealogist
 Added: Jun. 26, 2013

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