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Reverend John Hill
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Birth: Sep. 13, 1764
Worcester
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 31, 1845
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

Husband of Phoebe Hill. First Methodist preacher of Princeville. Originally buried in the old cemetery south of Princeville, later moved to Princeville Twp Cemetery.
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Taken from a Hill Family Reunion document 1931

Rev. John Hill was born in the Township of Berry, County of Worcester, Massachusetts, the 13th day of September, 1764. His father moved to the county of Hampshire in the aforementioned state when he was five years old, where he lived and died after the death of his mother. John wandered here and there until the year 1800 when he heard the Rev. Jos. Guel preach in upper Canada, near Queenstown, on the Niagara River, when and where he was converted, and in time became a Methodist circuit preacher. In 1812, there was a prospect of war between Canada and the States, he settled his business in Canada and crossed with his family to Buffalo the 5th day of March and the 12th day of June following, war was declared. From Buffalo, he went to Geneseo, Livingstone County. His health was poor and his family large, and finally on April 2, 1834, after much wandering, they arrived in Princeville, Peoria Co., State of Illinois. To him and his wife, Phoebe, were born ten children, all of whom they reared. Their names were Silas, Phineas, John, Sarah, James, Benjamin, Mehitabel, Phoebe, Maria, and Abigail. He died 1845 age 77, and is buried in the Princeville cemetery.
Rev. John Hill’s son John was born Dec. 9, 1798 – he and his wife Leah Ogden owned a farm eight miles from Princeville where Smith, James, Mary, Clark, Emaline, and Cornelia were reared. John and James perished in a blizzard between Chilacothe and Princeville. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Phebe Hoag? Hill (1776 - 1863)
 
 Children:
  Abigail Hill Hoag (1817 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Princeville Township Cemetery
Princeville
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Div A, Row 4, Lot 81?
GPS (lat/lon): 40.93454, -89.76458
 
Maintained by: One Foot In The Grave
Originally Created by: John Melton
Record added: Jan 09, 2008
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Rev. John Hill was an interesting gentleman. He is my great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather. The Greek Orthodox memorialize their dead with a prayer, "may their memory be eternal." I think Rev. Hill is closeto that level. I have provided inform...(Read more)
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