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Capt Robert Hill, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 17, 1751
Caroline County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 1834
Stokes County
North Carolina, USA

He enlisted in the Revolutionary Army in 1776 and served as a private under Col. Alexander Martin. In Jan 1781 he was commissioned as Captain under Major Joseph Winston and after the war, he always carried the title of Captain Hill.

JFYI//William Hill Sr. died in 1787 in Surry County, N.C. The Hills moved from Caroline County Virginia to near Bowling Green in Surry County N.C. sometime in the 1770's. He was a member of the Provincial Congress, which was held at Hillsboro (N.C.) on 20th August 1775.

His Will dated 1777 was proved in Surry County, N.C. in 1787 and he left considerable property to be divided among his 10 children.

Children list not complete or in chronological order
1. Captain Robert Hill, son of William Hill Sr. & Susannah (Smither) Hill was born in February of 1752 in Caroline Co., Va. (Ref: his declaration) and died on 2nd August 1832-34 in Stokes County, NC. He died from injuries received when a tree fell on him (Ref: Am. Genealogical Society Book "The Hill Family"). He was married to Martha Halbert, who died on 20th September 1833. They were married in September of 1769. Martha's sister, Elizabeth, married Rev. Wm. Hill Jr, older brother of Robert Hill. Robert volunteered early in the Revolutionary War from Surry County, N.C. and served as private under Captain Richard Goode and Col Alexander Martin in the Scotch Expedition for one month. After his return in July of 1776, he again volunteered under Captain Goode for 5 months. In 1780 he served as a Lieutenant under Captain Maredy or Meredith for 5 months. In July of 1780, a tree fell on him, crippling him but apparently not enough to prevent him from continuing to serve. From January 1781 he served as Captain under Major Joseph Winton. After the Battle of Guilford Court House, he served as Captain under Col Robert Smith (Pension Dept-Wash. D.C.). After the war he was called Major Hill. He settled in Surry County NC afterwards divided into Stokes County N.C.

Joel Hill, son of Robert Hill & Martha Holbert (Halbert) was born on 4th July 1780 and died 12th September 1856, married in 1813 to Mildred Golding (b. 29th December 1774).

Lauriston Hardin Hill, son of Joel, married Minerva Rierson in 1862. They were the parents of J.M. Hill, a rural letter carrier of Germantown, N.C. and Miss Anna Hill also of Germantown. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Hill (1712 - 1787)
  Susannah Smithers Hill (1715 - 1763)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Halbert Hill (1747 - 1833)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Hill Matthews (1777 - 1853)*
  Robert Hill (1785 - 1844)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Hill (1737 - 1792)*
  Thomas Smithers Hill (1739 - 1825)*
  Elizabeth Hill Halbert (1747 - 1836)*
  Robert Hill (1751 - 1834)
  Uel Hill (1753 - 1832)*
  Daniel Hill (1756 - 1826)*
  Jesse Hill (1759 - 1820)*
  Joshua Hill (1763 - 1855)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Voss Family Cemetery
Flat Rock
Stokes County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Clem W. Akins Jr.
Record added: Dec 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32455381
Capt Robert Hill, Sr
Added by: DONALD MASSIE
 
 
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💖💜💚💕 ⓁⓄⓋⒺ 💕💚💜💖 Happy Anniversary to Robert & Martha,
- 💖 Wayne & Arleta 💖
 Added: Sep. 17, 2015

- frances seaman
 Added: Mar. 22, 2015
In Loving Memory of my 6 X Great Grand Father.
- Marcia Towry
 Added: Mar. 19, 2014
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