David Hills

David Hills

Death 18 Dec 1815 (aged 78)
Burial New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Plot H20
Memorial ID 62838506 · View Source
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He came to New Ipswich about 1772, bought the farm of Joseph Bates, previously owned by Abijah Foster, and erected, but a few rods southerly from the place of the first dwelling ever built in the town, a substantial building which was his home and store for many years, and which gave evidence of the thoroughness of its construction, not only by showing no signs of age as more than one hundred years passed by, but also by the long continued vigor of the fire which finally destroyed it. He was a man who was not afraid to follow new ways, in which he usually was successful. This trait of character was shown in his improved methods and instruments in farming, his horizontal well to supply his house with running water, and in his manufacture of potash near the site of the bank building north of Union Hall, which probably aroused the very considerable number of like attempts in many parts of the town.

Parents: Jabez Hills and Martha Metcalf

#1 Hannah Fales
Children: Martha, Mary, Hannah, Meletiah.

#2 Sarah Manning April 22, 1778
Children: Sarah, John Fales ,David, Meletiah,
Susana, Samuel, Jabez.

#3 Abigail Wheelock Jan 9, 1806

Source: The History of New Ipswich, N.H. 1735-1914, Charles Henry Chandler, page 466,467

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Gravesite Details Buried: Dec 18, 1815



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Hills (24 Jan 1737–18 Dec 1815), Find a Grave Memorial no. 62838506, citing Hill Cemetery, New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Donna J. Plamondon (contributor 47342781) .