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Henry Clay Hill
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Birth: Apr. 24, 1841
Terre Haute
Vigo County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1910
Great Falls
Cascade County
Montana, USA

He was born in Indiana and after his father's death returned with his family to VA. They stayed with his mother's first cousin William Crosby. He fought in the Civil War on the side of the North. He returned to Augusta Co where he married his 2nd cousin, dau. of William Crosby. He mysteriously left his family about a year after his marriage and was never heard from again. Even his mother never heard from him. In his Civil War pension application he said he was never married, but the file now contains a letter dated 1920 (10 years after his death) from his daughter Sadie Froom asking to find her father but he was long deceased. Also it contains two letter's from his wife's brother John Crosby in the file. He indicated to the War Dept. that Henry was married to Rebecca and there were records to prove it. He was trying to help Rebecca get a pension but she was denied because she had to divorce him in order to sell the property Henry's mother had left her in her will in 1883.

MARRIAGE: Augusta Co, VA Marriage Register #1 Line 2719 Augusta Co, VA Henry Clay Hill 26y11mo born Vigo Co, IN par Richard Hill, Elizabeth Anderson m. Rebecca Virginia Crosby age 20y par. William Crosby, Sarah Moyers both single and residents of Augusta Co, VA. occupation Farmer by Rev. J.J. Engle of M.E. Church near Staunton VA on the 13th of March 1870. Newspaper article Staunton Vindicator March 25, 1870 p 3 On March 13th near Staunton by Rev. J.J. Engle, Mr. H.C. Hill to Miss Rebecca V. Crosby.

PENSION: Civil War. Pension. Henry C. Hill XC 2497313 born April 24, 1841 Terre Haute, Vigo Co, IN, enlisted Oct 1 1861 private in Princton Gibson Co IN, Comp C 58th Regt IN Infantry discharged Jul 25 1865 Corporal, died April 29 1910 Great Falls, Montana. Occupation Sheep herder. SC 1112514 Henry C.Hill Millegon PO, Cascade, MO Corporal Company C, 58h Ind Vol Inf. starting Apr 20 1907 $2 per month. Letter Dated Dec 21 1932 from John Crosby says Henry C. Hill married his sister Rebecca V. Crosby on Mar 13 1870 and a daughter was born. After about 18 months from the time they were married, and which seemed to be a very happy union, he, for no reason so far as known to his family, deserted his wife and child and was never heard from until long after his death. His widow was now applying for a pension but was declined because she had divorced in order to sell property from his mother. On May 7 1902 Henry C. Hill age 60 years a resident of the town of Orr, County of Cascade, Montana said he is the identical Henry C. Hill who enrolled on the First day of October 1861 in Comp C 58th Regt Ind Vol as a corporal and served until honorably discharged Jul 25 1865. While on march and picket duty at Shiloh, TN from Jul 5 to Jul 8th 1862 the had a very severe attack of the mumps, that affiant was compelled to march and perform picket duty in and during a heavy rain storm, causing his right testicle to become so injured and enlarged that he has never recovered. He wrote he was born April 24 1841 in Vigo Co IN enlisted Oct 1 1861, at Princeton Gibson Co, IN, lived in Patoka, Gibson IN and was a Farmer and discharged 25 Jul 1865 at Indianapolis IN. He lived in Minnesota until about 1872 after leaving Indiana in 1866, Montana the last 30 years. herding sheep. Height 5 feet 6 inches about 175 lbs, hazel eyes, gray hair light complexion, Tattoo on left am indelible H.C. Hill co C 58 Regt Ind Vol and shield and eagle on right arm. Those marks were put on after Shiloh for identification many of the soldiers doing same. Nov 23 1914 Letter from Sadie Froom asking about father Henry C. Hill and his late date of pension. In the response they stated that he indicated on Jul 12 1902 that he had never been married and gave his date of death.

DEATH: Cascade Cert. #111; Harry C. Hill age 69 years died Apr 28 1910 7pm; at Columbus Hosp.; parents H. Hill born Ohio and (mom not listed) (Parents information is wrong); farmer; bur. Highland Cem.; fun. dir. McAllister's. died of tubercular disease of heart. 
 
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 Parents:
  Richard John Hill (1808 - 1842)
  Elizabeth Edwards Anderson Hill (1813 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  Rebecca Virginia Crosby Hill (1849 - 1937)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Elizabeth Hill Froom (1871 - 1963)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
CORPL. HENRY C. HILL CO.G 58 IND. INF.

 
Burial:
Highland Cemetery
Great Falls
Cascade County
Montana, USA
Plot: Buried in the Veterans section of the cemetery
 
Maintained by: President Chris Christou
Originally Created by: Judyvv
Record added: Apr 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36435166
Henry Clay Hill
Added by: President Chris Christou
 
Henry Clay Hill
Added by: Judyvv
 
 
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- Sammy Boyd, Genealogist
 Added: Jan. 19, 2015
Gone but never forgotten. ...... He was my 2nd cousin 4 times removed through the Anderson family of Bledsoe County, TN.
- Sammy Boyd, Genealogist
 Added: Jun. 26, 2013
 
 
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