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Birth: Jul. 4, 1809
Rutland Center
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 1886
Mason County
West Virginia, USA

BIO: LABON HILL:
Labon was the fourth child and second son of Roxana (Worner) Hill and Jonathan Hill. It is believed he was born in New York State on July 4, 1809. He moved with his parents to West Virginia. There he married Rebecca (Becky) Woodruff. They settled in Jackson County near the present site of Rock Castle on a place known as Chestnut Orchard. Labon Hill attempted to cut himself a house in a clift of stone. By the time the lay-out of a window and door were chiseled out the impracticability of the undertaking was so apparent that the plan was abandoned and the workman discharged. The chisel marks on the face of this great stone are almost as plain now as the day they were put there. (this time was in the early 1940's Carl Hill)
He apparently devoted most of his life to farming. His business acumen and far-sightedness was apparently not as acute as some, for it is said, he told of being offered 100 acres of river bottom land located across the Kanawha River from the present site of Arbuckle and now valued at $100 (again in the 1940's) per acre, for a rifle he had. This however, was probably ninety or more years ago (would be 140 years ago today 1991) when land was cheap and required a lot of clearing and a rifle represented food, clothing and protection. He lived practically his entire adult life in Putnam, Jackson and Mason Counties in West Virginia. He died in Mason County June 21 1886, age 77. Labon and Rebecca were the parents of ten children. Alzina, Marthenia, Roxie Ann, Josephine, Calvin Clark, Ira Ellis, Elizabeth, Elijah, Enoch, William, and Andrew Hill. After the death of his wife, Rebecca Woodruff, Labon Hill married Elizabeth {Lizzie} (Stover) Clemens, a widow whose maiden name was Stover. They had two children. Alena, and Elsie Nancy. For more information visit Pitzer website.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Jonathan Hill (1775 - ____)
  Roxana Warner Hill (1781 - 1853)
 
 Spouses:
  Rebecca Woodriff Hill (1812 - 1872)
  Elizabeth Stover Hill (1838 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  Alzina Hill Sayre Shinn (1830 - 1920)*
  Roxy Ann Hill Harpole (1835 - 1906)*
  Josephine Hill Bennett (1837 - 1916)*
  Enoch Hill (1847 - 1928)*
 
 Sibling:
  Alice J. Hill Jividen (1804 - 1866)*
  Laban Hill (1809 - 1886)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Shinn Family Cemetery
Fairplain
Jackson County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Phillip H. Pitzer
Record added: Jan 23, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10364910
Laban Hill
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Laban Hill
Added by: Phillip H. Pitzer
 
 
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- William Neill
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