John H. "Mountain John" Hillis

Male 1856 - 1920  (63 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John H. "Mountain John" Hillis was born 21 Aug 1856, Van Buren County, Tennessee (son of Robert Hillis and Frances "Franky" Overturf); died 17 May 1920, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Hillis Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: owns farm
    • Death: 27 May 1920, Van Buren County, Arkansas

    Notes:

    Died at age 63.

    Married Martha E. Paine on November 7, 1880 in Van Buren, Tennessee. John was 24 years old. Their children:
    Virgil Hew Hillis (1881-1967). Died at age 85. See below.
    Violet Hillis Brown (1884-1959). Died at age 75. See below.
    Amanda Hillis Bowman (1890-1972). Died at age 83. Memorial #78710996.
    Nellie Hillis (1891-1891). Died on the same day she was born. No cemetery.
    Nancy Frances Hillis Johnson (1894-1980). Died at age 86. Memorial #30557230.
    Samuel Houston Hillis (1895-1984). Died at age 87. See below.
    Dewey Hillis (1898-1976). Died at age 86. See below.
    Julia Hillis Johnson (1898-1976). Died at age 77. See below.

    1900 United States Federal Census shows John living in Civil District 1, Van Buren, Tennessee. John was 44 years old and married to Martha Hillis.

    John married Martha Paine 4 Nov 1880, Van Buren County, Tennessee. Martha (daughter of Benjamin Wiley "Ben" Paine and Amanda Thomison) was born 18 Dec 1861, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 23 Nov 1948, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; was buried Friendship Cemetery, Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Virgil Hew Hillis was born 14 Dec 1881, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 27 Oct 1967, (Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama); was buried Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.
    2. Violet Hillis was born 14 Jan 1884, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 21 Mar 1957, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; was buried Friendship Cemetery, Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Amanda Hillis was born 10 Mar 1890, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 10 Oct 1972, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    4. Nellie Hillis was born 22 May 1891, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 22 May 1891, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; was buried Hillis Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    5. Nancy Frances "Frances" Hillis was born 7 Jan 1893, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 4 Jan 1980, (Warren County) Tennessee; was buried Friendship Cemetery, Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. Samuel Hillis was born 22 Jan 1895, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 9 Aug 1984, (Oak Ridge, Tennessee); was buried Memorial Park, Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Tennessee.
    7. Dewey Hillis was born 16 Jun 1898, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 30 Dec 1985, (Warren County) Tennessee; was buried Friendship Cemetery, Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. Julia Hillis was born 16 Jun 1898, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 7 Jan 1976, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; was buried Friendship Cemetery, Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Robert Hillis was born 0___ 1831, (Van Buren County) Tennessee (son of James Hillis and Mary Boyd); died 0___ 1885, (Van Buren County, Tennessee); was buried Hillis Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Military: CSA Veteran

    Notes:

    Unmarked grave...

    Robert married Frances "Franky" Overturf 7 Aug 1854, Van Buren County, Tennessee. Frances (daughter of (Henry) Overturf and Mary "Polly" LNU) was born 0Jul 1831, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1905, (Van Buren County, Tennessee); was buried (Hillis Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee). [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Frances "Franky" Overturf was born 0Jul 1831, (Van Buren County) Tennessee (daughter of (Henry) Overturf and Mary "Polly" LNU); died 0___ 1905, (Van Buren County, Tennessee); was buried (Hillis Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee).

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Frances Scott Overturf Hillis

    Notes:

    Wes Dodson identifies her as "Frankie Richardson Scott"...Peggy Allison
    ID'd in VB Marriage Records,p. 8, as "Frances Overturf"...DAH
    Unmarked gravesite...

    Died at age 74.

    Married Robert Hillis on August 7, 1857. Frances was 23 years old. Their children:
    Mary Frances Hillis (1851-1870).
    John H. "Mountain John" Hillis (1856-1920). Died at age 63. See below.
    William Tucker Hillis (1859-1922).
    Samuel A. Hillis (1861-1936).

    1860 United States Federal Census shows Frances living in Van Buren, Tennessee. Frances was 25 years old and married to Robert Hillis.
    1870 United States Federal Census shows Frances living in District 8, Van Buren, Tennessee. Frances was 39 years old and married to Robert Hillis.
    Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002 shows Frances Overturf. Spouse: Robert Hillis. Marriage date: August 7, 1854. Marriage county: Van Buren.

    Children:
    1. (M(ary) F(rances) Hillis) was born 1851, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    2. 1. John H. "Mountain John" Hillis was born 21 Aug 1856, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 17 May 1920, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Hillis Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    3. William "Bill Tucker" Hillis was born 5 Nov 1859, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 28 Aug 1922, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee; was buried Pope Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    4. Samuel A. "Sam" Hillis was born 4 Dec 1862, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 21 Dec 1936, (Van Buren County, Tennessee); was buried Crain Hill Cemetery, White Hill, Van Buren County, Tennessee.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  James Hillis was born 0___ 1782, (Rowan County) North Carolina (son of John Hillis and unnamed spouse); died 0___ 1858, Rocky River, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Probate: 0Dec 1858, Van Buren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    ______

    Peggy Allison notes that,

    "Barnes says he married Mary Naylor, sister to brother Isaac's wife.
    Hillis material says he married Mary Boyd, sister to sister's husband.
    Wes Dodson says he married Mary Boyd. (N.B. 10/28, pg. 219)

    James Hillis was a native of NC, went to KY with Daniel Boone and settled on
    Rocky River, Warren Co.,TN in 1804 (from Goodspeed)."

    _____

    Buried:
    in the Rocky River Cemetery...

    James married Mary Boyd (North Carolina). Mary was born 0___ 1790, (Rowan County) North Carolina; died CIRCA 1855, (Van Buren County, Tennessee). [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Mary Boyd was born 0___ 1790, (Rowan County) North Carolina; died CIRCA 1855, (Van Buren County, Tennessee).

    Notes:

    Sister to Rebecca, wife of Isaac Hillis...Thomas J. Barnes

    Children:
    1. Sarah "Sallie" Hillis was born 0___ 1811, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1865, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    2. James Hillis, Jr. was born 29 Mar 1813, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 8 Feb 1816, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Old Rocky Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Mary Hillis was born 2 May 1815, (Van Buren County, Tennessee); died 21 Jul 1835, (Van Buren County, Tennessee); was buried Old Rocky Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Archibald Hillis was born 0___ 1818, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1887, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Arch Hillis Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    5. Anna Hillis was born 11 Apr 1819, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 9 Oct 1854, Madison County, Arkansas.
    6. Oliver Hillis was born 0___ 1823, (Van Buren County, Tennessee); died 0___ 1897, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    7. William W. Hillis was born 15 Jan 1825, (Van Buren County, Tennessee); died 15 Oct 1848, (Van Buren County, Tennessee); was buried Old Rocky Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. Isabelle "Ibby" Hillis was born 0___ 1828, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died Bef 1858, (Van Buren County) Tennessee.
    9. Elizabeth Hillis was born 31 Oct 1831, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 18 Feb 1915, (Bledsoe County, Tennessee); was buried Rainey Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    10. 2. Robert Hillis was born 0___ 1831, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1885, (Van Buren County, Tennessee); was buried Hillis Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    11. Eliza Hillis was born 18 Jan 1831, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 14 Feb 1908, (Van Buren County, Tennessee); was buried Crain Hill Cemetery, White Hill, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

  3. 6.  (Henry) Overturf was born (Warren County, Tennessee) (son of Richard Overturf and (Delila LNU)).

    Notes:

    Not enumberated in 1850 Warren Co.,TN census, presumed deceased...DAH

    No proof that he is the son of Richard, however...DAH
    _____

    Enumerated "Names of Heads of Families" as appears in the 1840 Federal Census of Warren County, Tennessee, transcribed by Betty Anderson Bridgewater, 1985, p. 15;

    "Henny Overturf: M21;F1101".

    To be interpreted as
    (2) Males: born between 1835-1840
    (1) Male born between 1830-1840

    Note: Why is there no adult male listed...DAH

    (1) Female born between 1835-1840
    (1) Female born between 1830-1835
    (0) Female born between 1820-1825
    (1) Female born between 1810-1820

    OVERTURF family is enumberated between:

    "Samuel H. Right: M1110001; F1012001
    Margaret Vickers: M0021; F010002".

    p. 30;

    "Philip Overturf".

    _____

    Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 14:53:51 -0700
    From: "William B. Palm Jr."

    To: Schoolstuff@worldnet.att.net
    Subject: Overturfs


    David,

    Thanks a bunch for the detailed work up you have done--my info differs from some of your's

    1) maybe Franky and definetly Richard were sired by a 1/2 Cherokee named Henry Scott, no marriage. We can not find Henry Scott and what we have on him is my family history and some references to him by one of the older Hillis men (through Lady jane Hunter who was married to a Hillis at one time. I have her email if you want it

    Richard is in the '50 census as Overturf but in 60 he is in Van Buren Co, with Mary Ann Shockley. Their son, Henry (named for the elusive grandfather)Scott is my grandfather. My parents visited Warren Co. in 1958 and visited with a man by the name of Clendennon who grew up on property near the Scotts and was able to confirm a great deal of this information.

    Ralph Thompson has Mary (Polly) Overturfs mother's name and I do too-but not in front of me. Your Richard Overturf must have been Mary (polly) father. Polly had 7 children with five different fathers before she officially married and had one more girl. Does this jibe with what you
    have?

    (When Ladye was working on a Hillis genealogy one of the older men told her that Franky was a Scott but he didn't want to talk about it. She didn't push him since she was working on another line, and now we are to generations later and no one knows!)

    Let me know what I owe you for postage and copies and I'll send you a check.

    Thanks again and stay in touch. If I get more or you want copies, let me know.

    Cuz Pat

    Sun, 25 Oct 1998 03:18:35 +0000
    Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 21:12:31 -0700
    From: "William B. Palm Jr."
    To: schoolstuff@worldnet.att.net

    Subject: overturf

    David, I did some looking up. Have you ever been in contact with James Gibson add: 9043 Dallas Hollow Rd. 40-A, Soddy Daisy, Tn. 37379?

    He has done some work on the Overturfs and informed me that the name is a derivitive of Obendorf from the German. When I questioned him on that, because I felt that it was Irish (primarily due to the close relations with the McCorcles) he never answered. But he might have some info for
    you. His email was utsmokey@email.msn.com back in Feb. when he and I were corresponding.

    After my last communication I realized that I had not sent you a complete line on me.

    Henry Scott (his father did not marry the Cherokee woman but he took Henry and reared him as his son with the father's last name--Scott. I know nothing about the father.) Henry Scott fathered Richard Overturf/Scott whose mother was Mary (Polly) Overturf.

    Richard was born abt 1833. In 1860 Richard Scott is living with Mary Ann Shockley in Van Buren Co. Mary Ann was born abt.1843. They had

    1) Phronie (Saphronia) born in '60,
    2) Julie b'62 m Dykes,
    3 Martha b '64 m 1.Walker 2. Moffitt,
    4) Emerson b'67--never married,
    5) Henry Victor b 75 (my grandfather) named for his grandfather,
    6) Nancy '67 m 1.Camp 2.McCathlin
    7) Nancy b'69 mLand
    8) Mary Catherine '69 mSavage
    9.) Amos b '78
    10) Cooper b after '80 and died as a boy.

    Henry V. Married Rebecca Zera Tarkington in 1901 in Ft. Worth, Tx. My mother Marciea Scott was born 2/24/1911 in Ft. Worth, Tx she married my father Thomas Eli Davis in 1928 and I, Patricia Marciea Davis Palm, was born Feb.21,1929.

    My husband and I have two children.

    I have a copy of of Thomas Barnes handwritten notes concerning Mary (Polly) Overturf, her "alliances" and the children from them with the names of the spouses of those children. Do you have that? If not I will gladly send it to you.

    Hope this helps.

    Cuz Pat

    (Henry) married Mary "Polly" LNU (Tennessee). Mary was born 1815, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Mary "Polly" LNU was born 1815, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 3. Frances "Franky" Overturf was born 0Jul 1831, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1905, (Van Buren County, Tennessee); was buried (Hillis Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee).
    2. Richard Overturf\Scott was born 0___ 1834, (Warren County) Tennessee.
    3. Henry Overturf was born 1836, (Warren County) Tennessee.
    4. Margaret Overturf was born 1837-1840, Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. Sarah Overturf was born 1844, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. Mary Ann "Polly Ann" Overturf was born 1847, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. William Overturf was born 1842 OR 1848, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Riverside Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Hillis was born 0___ 1760, Frederick County, Virginia (son of Samuel Hillis, The Immigrant and Anne Luckey); died 20 Jul 1836, Scott County, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    John married unnamed spouse (Virginia). unnamed was born (Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  unnamed spouse was born (Virginia).
    Children:
    1. Isabelle "Ibbie" Hillis was born 27 Nov 1778, (Rowan County) North Carolina; died 3 Oct 1872, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Phronie Boyd Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    2. 4. James Hillis was born 0___ 1782, (Rowan County) North Carolina; died 0___ 1858, Rocky River, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    3. Isaac Hillis, Sr. was born 30 Oct 1787, (Scott County) Kentucky; died 10 Mar 1876, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; was buried Blackstone O. Hillis Cemetery, Rocky River, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

  3. 12.  Richard Overturf was born (BEFORE 1791).

    Richard — (Delila LNU). (Delila was born 0___ 1770, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  4. 13.  (Delila LNU) was born 0___ 1770, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    Enumerated in the household of Robert McCorcle...DAH

    Children:
    1. 6. (Henry) Overturf was born (Warren County, Tennessee).


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  Samuel Hillis, The Immigrant was born 0___ 1707, Londonderry, Ireland (son of John Hillhouse and Rachel LNU); died 7 Aug 1782, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; was buried Thyateria Presbyterian Cemetery, Rowan County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Samuel Hillhouse

    Notes:

    Samuel Hillhouse (wife Ann Hillhouse)

    Born 1707 FreeHall Londonderry Northern Ireland
    Passed on 8/17/1782 (per registered NC will) SAMUEL HILLIS WAS BORN IN 1707,IN FREEHALL,DERRY IRELAND, TO JOHN AND RACHEL HILLHOUSE (JOHN 1655-1716)-(RACHEL 1667-1716).SAMUEL HILLIS WAS ABOUT 9 YEARS OLD WHEN HIS PARENTS DIED.

    SAMUEL CAME TO AMERICA AS A YOUNG MAN LANDING IN PENNSYLVANIA. HE MEET AND MARRIED ANN LUCKEY, THE DAUGHTER OF ROBERT AND ISABLE LUCKEY OF LANCASTER CO. PENNSYLVANIA.The first time I find samuel hillis' name in print,is in the will of Robert luckey Ann hillis' father, in that he states that he leaves to his daughter ann the wife of samuel hillis,five shillings. ON THE 13th DAY OF APRIL 1754 ANN (LUCKEY ) HILLISES FATHER ROBERT LUCKEY WROTE HIS LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT,HE PAST AWAY THE 21st DAY OF NOV 1757,AFTER HIS DEATH SAMUEL ,ANN AND MEMBERS OF THE LUCKEY FAMILY SET OUT FOR " THE IRISH SETTELMENT" IN ROWAN CO. north carolina. I belive that samuel and ann hillis' sons Robert and sampson were either born in pennsylvania,or on the way to north carolina,because I don't find any record of samuel till he is granted land in north carolinain 1761. WITH SAMPSON BEING BORN IN 1753, AND ROBERT BEING BORN IN 1755.

    The book the carolina cradle by Robert w. Ramsey states that the will of robert luckey, written in 1754in the martic township, lancaster co. pennsylvania, referred to sons hugh,john, andrew, james, robert and samuel and to daughters isbel the wife of william sleven, and ann the wife of samuel hillis. also mentioned was agnes luckey the wife of robert pendry. By 1762 john luckey,john luckey jr., joseph luckey, robert luckey,samuel luckey,william luckey, william sleven, alexander pendry and samuel hillis were all residents of the Irish settlement.

    Arriving by way of the shenandoah valley from pennsylvania and maryland,these avid scotch-irish presbyterians settled in the western part of the present rowan co.(26 counties were finally carved out of the original county, the present county taking its shape in 1840). About this time the eastern part of the county was settled by germans of the reformed faith. Both groups kept strictly to themselves for over a hundred years.

    THE COUNTY RECORDS OF ROWAN CO. NORTH CAROLINA (BOOK 5-PAGE 78) REVEALS THAT ON DECEMBER 21,1761 SAMUEL HILLIS AND MEMBERS OF THE LUCKEY FAMILY WERE GRANTED LAND IN ROWAN CO. NC BY THE EARL OF GRANVILLE;. SAMUEL HILLIS WAS GRANTED 640 ACRES OF LAND DESCRIBED AS BEING ON THE NORTH SIDE OF SECOND CREEK . THIS SECTION OF LAND WAS PAID FOR AT THE RATE OF TEN SHILLINGS FOR EACH 100 ACRES OF LAND,OR $7.80 FOR THE ENTIRE 640 ACRES.

    AT THIS TIME IN ROWAN CO. NORTH CAROLINA MANY PEOPLE WERE DIVDED ON THE SUBJECT OF INDEPENDENCE. KING GEORGE HAD MANY LOYAL FOLLOWERS IN THE COLONIES; HOWEVER THE SCOTCH-IRISH IN EVERY COMMUNITY WERE ALMOST TO THE MAN FOR INDEPENDENCE. THEY HAD SUFFERED MUCH FROM BRITISH OPPRESSION IN IRELAND AND HAD COME TO AMERICA, THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL LIBERTY.

    All five of samuel hillis' sons Sampson, robert, john, samuel jr. and palser all fought in the war.Sampson fought in the continental line-revolutionary war. robert fought with co. B under gen. griffith rutherford army of north carolina and under col.francis locke reg. comm. and with capt.w.m wilson. samuel jr. fought under griffith rutherford 10th regiment of the continental army at the age of 16 yrs. john hillis served under capt. bell and was present when cornwallis surrender, and served under capt. hyskill. his brother palser also served in the war.

    In 1782 samuel hillis wrote his last will and testimony, samuel hillis died August 7, 1782 he is buired in the cemetery of the Thyateria presbyterian church at mt. ulla in the mill bridge area of rowan co. north carolina.(ann luckey hillis is not buired beside him).

    IN HIS WILL SAMUEL HILLIS STATED THAT HE KNEW HE WAS WAS VERY SICK OF BODY BUT OF PERFECT MIND AND MEMORY, AND WHILE BEING IN THIS CONDITION, HE WONTED TO DISPOSE OF HIS WORLDLY POSSESSIONS AS FOLLOWS;

    to his loving wife ann he bequeathed three cows,her mare, spinning wheel, bed clothes, and possession of the farm for her lifetime.

    to my son sampson, one-third of the farm,the plow,mall and wedges, and one cow.

    to my son samuel jr. ,one-third of the farm, the family house and improvements, three cows,mare.

    to my son robert, one-third of the farm.

    to my daughter elizabeth, her mare and saddle,three cows, her bed and furniture.

    to my daughter ann, her white mare.

    to my daughter martha, five shillings in hard cash.(65 cents)

    in addition, samuel asked that he be giving a decent christian burial.

    samuel didn't mention john or palser in his will.I belive john and palser left rowan co. north carolina in september of 1779,with Daniel Boone when he lead a large party of emigrants to kentucky.

    NOW THAT THE WAR WAS OVER, AND SAMUEL SR. WAS DEAD,SAMUEL JR. HIS MOTHER,BROTERS AND SISTERS DISPOSED OF THE FAMILY FARM AND MOVED. THIS MOVED OCCURRED ABOUT 1786 AND TOOK THEM TO FAYETTE COUNTY ,KENTUCKY.

    Birth:
    at Free Hall House...

    Samuel married Anne Luckey (Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina). Anne (daughter of Robert Luckey, Sr. and Isabell (Baird)) was born Abt 1730, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1782, Bourbon County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  2. 17.  Anne Luckey was born Abt 1730, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina (daughter of Robert Luckey, Sr. and Isabell (Baird)); died 0___ 1782, Bourbon County, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Maiden name provided by Robert A. C. Hillis.
    William,Samuel & Robert LUCKIE appear in late 18th century Rowan Co.,NC records...DAH

    Children:
    1. Sampson Hillis was born 20 Aug 1753, (Rowan County, North Carolina); died 18 Nov 1831, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    2. Robert Hillis was born 13 May 1755, (Rowan County, North Carolina); died 1 Jun 1826, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    3. 8. John Hillis was born 0___ 1760, Frederick County, Virginia; died 20 Jul 1836, Scott County, Kentucky.


Generation: 6

  1. 32.  John Hillhouse was born ~ 1667, Londonderry, Ireland (son of Abraham Hillhouse and Janet LNU); died 31 Jul 1716, Derry, Ulster, Ireland; was buried Church of Arclow, Wicklow County, Ireland.

    Notes:

    26 Feb 2012

    It is not clear whether the "Church of Arklow" is Church of Ireland or a Catholic parish...DAH

    Birth:
    at Free Hall House...Free Hall is first mentioned in the 1667 and was the birthplace that year of their son John.

    John — Rachel LNU. Rachel was born 0___ 1667, (Ireland); died 17 Jan 1716, Derry, Cavan, Ireland. [Group Sheet]


  2. 33.  Rachel LNU was born 0___ 1667, (Ireland); died 17 Jan 1716, Derry, Cavan, Ireland.
    Children:
    1. 16. Samuel Hillis, The Immigrant was born 0___ 1707, Londonderry, Ireland; died 7 Aug 1782, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; was buried Thyateria Presbyterian Cemetery, Rowan County, North Carolina.

  3. 34.  Robert Luckey, Sr. was born Londonderry, Ireland; died 0___ 1754, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

    Robert — Isabell (Baird). [Group Sheet]


  4. 35.  Isabell (Baird)
    Children:
    1. 17. Anne Luckey was born Abt 1730, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1782, Bourbon County, Kentucky.


Generation: 7

  1. 64.  Abraham Hillhouse was born Bef 1639, Scotland; died 0___ 1689, (Londonderry, Ireland).

    Other Events:

    • Will: 0___ 1676, Londonderry, Ireland

    Notes:

    THE HILLHOUSE FAMILY

    LONDONDERRY
    Northern Ireland

    An American found tracing family roots can seem a peculiar oddity to people in the countries from where our ancestors immigrated. After all, many centuries of family lineage are still firmly grounded on the land of their ancestors. It may come as a comfort to those who stayed to know that once driven from those well-loved landscapes by persecution or famine, early immigrants landed in 18th and 19th Century America looking for the lay of familiar land. They named their parishes and towns in memory of the life they left behind, names like Derry and Londonderry, New Hampshire or hundreds of other place names brought from Britain, Europe and nearly all of the countries of the Earth. They brought their traditions and their passion in search of a chance to start a new life. The ties remain true whether spoken or silenced to just beneath the surface, ready to reveal itself again through the backward glance of the generations of descendants that follow.


    According to Margaret P. Hillhouse's "Historical and Genealogical Collections Relating to the Descendants of Rev. James Hillhouse" (1924) Abraham Hillhouse of Artikelly, Ireland was born sometime before 1639 when he moved from Ayrshire, Scotland to Ireland as a landholder in the Ulster Plantation. The family resided in the Parish of Aghanloo for most of their 120 year stay in Northern Ireland, the townlands where their name appears in historical records include Ballycastle, Artikelly, Free Hall, Streeve Hill and at least 101 days held in siege in 1689 of the city of Derry.

    Reid's History - 1644 quote "Abraham Hillhouse, of Ballycastle and a burgess of Limavady with a large number of people took the Oath of the Covenant in September 1644 at Ballycastle, and there met the Scottish Ministers on their return from Londonderry to Coleraine."

    Abraham (1) and Janet Hillhouse had three children, Abraham (2), James (1) and John (1). His will is dated 1676 states he was "to be buried in such charges as my dear wife, Janet, and my eldest son, Abraham Hillhouse, shall think fit." Free Hall is first mentioned in the 1667 and was the birthplace that year of their son John.

    Birth:
    In Ayrshire. Map & History of Ayrshire ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayrshire

    Will:
    at Free Hall House...

    Map, photos & history of Derry (Londonderry) Ireland ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derry

    Died:
    at Free Hall House...

    Map, photos & history of Derry (Londonderry) Ireland ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derry

    Abraham — Janet LNU. Janet was born Scotland. [Group Sheet]


  2. 65.  Janet LNU was born Scotland.
    Children:
    1. 32. John Hillhouse was born ~ 1667, Londonderry, Ireland; died 31 Jul 1716, Derry, Ulster, Ireland; was buried Church of Arclow, Wicklow County, Ireland.