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 Ruth “Rutha” <I>Pilkington</I> Hill Posey

Ruth “Rutha” Pilkington Hill Posey

Macon County, North Carolina, USA
Death 1933 (aged 90–91)
Burial Swain County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Plot # 24
Memorial ID 79571135 · View Source
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Discrepancy in Birth Date & Death Date: Her headstone indicates she was born in 1830. This is incorrect; she was born in 1842.

Ruth was the daughter of Nathan Moses Pilkington and Ruth Jane West.

Her first marriage was to John H. Hill on 20 Sep 1861 in Macon County. It is believed that John was killed in the Civil War.

One child would be born to this union, Mary Jane Hill, born 1864; she would marry Hiram Proctor on 06 Jul 1878 on Forney Creek in Swain County.

In the 12 Jul 1870, Alarka Township, Swain County, NC Census, Ruth and her daughter Mary, age 6 are living in the home of her parents; Nathan and Ruth.

Ruth would meet William Carlyle Posey and they would marry on 30 Jun 1872 in Monroe County, TN.

Children born to this union were:
James U. Posey, 1872, TN
Andrew Jackson Posey, 08 May 1876, TN
Nathan Carlyle Posey, TN
Riley Posey, 07 Jan 1879, NC

Sometime after the death of her husband, Ruth would move to Blue Ridge, Fannin Co, GA as indicated on the WWI Draft Registration Card of her son, Andrew. He had married Lora May Clark in 1898 in Swain County.

Ruth is last shown in 16 Jan 1920 Maryville, Blount County, TN Census. She is listed as widowed and head of house. Also living in the home is her son, Nathan C. Posey and his daughter.




  • Created by: Trails of History
  • Added: 30 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79571135
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth “Rutha” Pilkington Hill Posey (1842–1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79571135, citing Pilkey Cemetery, Swain County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Trails of History (contributor 47272808) .