Stephen Hill Sr.

Stephen Hill Sr.

Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Death 20 Aug 1838 (aged 84)
Delaware County, Ohio, USA
Burial Rathbone, Delaware County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 11547670 · View Source
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Stephen Hill was the son of Joseph & Elisabeth (Sheely) Hill. When Stephen was still a youth, father Joseph moved the family from Virginia to Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, PA. It was there that Stephen volunteered for service in the American Revolution and began said service as a "minute man" under one Capt. Van Meter. Stephen's Revolutionary War exploits have been preserved as a pension application file at the National Archives. His remembrances of this service were a bit cloudy as he was over 80 years of age at the time he was being deposed by an officer of the Delaware County, OH, Court of Common Pleas. Most of Stephen's military service occurred around Fort Pitt (Pittsburgh, PA) where he saw action serving in a regiment commanded by Col. James Smith who had been given the task of preventing British-inspired Indians from killing settlers. Following the war, Stephen was married to Maryem (a.k.a. "Marium") Martin. The couple reportedly parented 11 children between the years of 1784 & 1807: Joseph D. Hill, David Hill (also buried at Hill Cemetery), George Hill, Elizabeth (a.k.a. "Betsey") Hill (also buried at Hill Cemetery), John Adam Hill (also buried at Hill Cemetery), Stephen Hill Jr., Rachel Hill (also buried at Hill Cemetery), Benjamin Hill (also buried at Hill Cemetery), Joshua Hill (also buried at Hill Cemetery), Sarah (a.k.a. "Sally" & a.k.a. "Kate") Hill (also buried at Hill Cemetery), and Mary Hill. In about 1811 Stephen came to Ohio with a party of other Pennsylvania men and navigated up the Scioto River to homestead 1,300 acres in what is now Concord Township, Delaware County, OH. This tract of land included one acre which later became the cemetery in which Stephen, his widowed mother, his wife, and numerous descendants are buried.

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As read in 1997:
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Stephen Hill Sr. (27 Feb 1754–20 Aug 1838), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11547670, citing Hill Cemetery, Rathbone, Delaware County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Gene Dulin (contributor 46799007) .