John H. "Mountain John" Hillis

Male 1856 - 1920  (63 years)


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  • Name John H. "Mountain John" Hillis 
    Born 21 Aug 1856  Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 May 1920  Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Death 27 May 1920  Van Buren County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation owns farm  [3
    Buried Hillis Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I22177  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2015 

    Father Robert Hillis,   b. 0___ 1831, (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1885, (Van Buren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Frances "Franky" Overturf,   b. 0Jul 1831, (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1905, (Van Buren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 7 Aug 1854  Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F7851  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Paine,   b. 18 Dec 1861, (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1948, (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 4 Nov 1880  Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Virgil Hew Hillis,   b. 14 Dec 1881, (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1967, (Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Violet Hillis,   b. 14 Jan 1884, (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1957, (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Amanda Hillis,   b. 10 Mar 1890, (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1972, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Nellie Hillis,   b. 22 May 1891, (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1891, (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Nancy Frances "Frances" Hillis,   b. 7 Jan 1893, (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1980, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Samuel Hillis,   b. 22 Jan 1895, (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1984, (Oak Ridge, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     7. Dewey Hillis,   b. 16 Jun 1898, (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1985, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     8. Julia Hillis,   b. 16 Jun 1898, (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1976, (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F7833  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Aug 1856 - Van Buren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Nov 1880 - Van Buren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 May 1920 - Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 27 May 1920 - Van Buren County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hillis Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • 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. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S990] "Van Buren County Historical Journal",Vol. VII,1987 Edition,Landon D. Medley,, p. 21.

    2. [S5749] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=2181447&GRid=119392517&.

    3. [S148] "United States Census - Van Buren County,Tennessee 1900",transcribed by, p. 37.

    4. [S31561] "Van Buren County Marriage Records - Book I thru Book V: May 21, 1840 to, p. 8.

    5. [S5750] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35425675.

    6. [S31561] "Van Buren County Marriage Records - Book I thru Book V: May 21, 1840 to, p. 18.