Rev Samuel Hilton

Rev Samuel Hilton

St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA
Death 24 Apr 1830 (aged 63–64)
Hiltons, Scott County, Virginia, USA
Burial Hiltons, Scott County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 133025224 · View Source
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Samuel moved to Kentucky (present day Scott County,VA in 1795: An Internet article on Hilton Schools states: "In 1795, the first member of the Hilton family, Reverend Samuel Hilton, moved from North Carolina to build a log house on the banks of the Holston River at the site of present-day Hiltons. When Scott County was later divided into magisterial districts, this portion became the Fulkerson District and the first post office was located in the home of John Hilton. With the coming of the railroad, the station was named Hiltons in honor of the Hilton family and the post office was moved near there in 1889.
Born in St. Mary's County, Maryland, in 1766, Samuel HIlton moved to North Caroliina in the 1780s where he married Nancy Bird in 1787. Influenced by Youbal Stern (or Sterns or Starnes), Samuel Hilton became a Baptist preacher. Hilton, sometimes spelled Helton, moved to western Virginia and began purchasing land on the North Fork of the Holston River in what was then Washington County. In 1803 the Rev. Samuel HIlton and Jesse Wilson established the Double Springs Church on lthe Holston near Kingsport, Tennessee. In 1805 Hilton founded the United Baptist Church at Big Moccasin Gap, the first church established in what would become Scott County. Samuel Hilton and his son, John, subsequently acquired extensive land holdings on the North Fork of the Holston River where it joined Little Valley, at what is still known as Hilton Gap, about 1 mile downstream from Abraham Fulkerson's mill.

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  • Added: 19 Jul 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 133025224
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Samuel Hilton (1766–24 Apr 1830), Find a Grave Memorial no. 133025224, citing Fulkerson Cemetery, Hiltons, Scott County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Polly Cox (contributor 47181251) .