Birth* 18 Aug 1828 Marriage* 26 Jun 1853 Parke county, IN. Death* 27 Feb 1922 at the home of his son, John, in Ellis county, Oklahoma Father* Jess Pendegast HILL (1798- ) Mother* Martha M. HADLEY (1800-1839) Spouse* Amanda M. PAINTER Birth* 15 Jul 1832 MD. Death* 12 Dec 1919 OK. Children William F HILL Birth* 26 Apr 1854 Rockville, IN. Death* 01 Mar 1937 CA. Daughter: Gertie HILL Daughter: Emma HILL Son: Arthur HILL John Howard HILL Birth* 24 Feb 1856 Brazil, IN. Marriage* 23 Oct 1884 Emma May OLSON (1866-1949), daughter of Andrew OLSON and Johanna "Hanna" INGLEBORG; KS. Daughter: 28 Mar 1888 Clara HILL Daughter: 28 Sep 1891 Ruth L. HILL Son: 22 Dec 1893 Ashford H. HILL Daughter: 05 Mar 1896 Cena A. HILL Daughter: 23 Oct 1898 Grace Evelyn HILL Son: 19 May 1901 Quimby Hayward HILL Daughter: 07 Mar 1904 Myrtle Beatrice HILL Death* 30 Nov 1928 OK. Charles Wilson HILL Birth* 02 Nov 1858 Brazil, IN. Death* 07 Oct 1941 Gage, OK. Never married George M HILL Birth* 01 Mar 1860 Brazil, IN. Death* __ ___ 1938 migrated to Canada and the family lost track of him James Frederick "Fred" HILL Birth* 02 Mar 1862 Olathe, KS. Death* __ ___ 1942 CO. Son: John HILL Son: Harry HILL Daughter: Meta HILL Mildred Virginia (Jennie) HILL Birth* 02 Sep 1865 Lennoxie, KS. Marriage* 12 Dec 1886 William James BEEDLES (1865-1925), son of Edward BEEDLES and Anna MARTIN; KS. Son: 01 Aug 1888 Harold Harrison BEEDLES; Otter Creek township, KS. Son: 23 Dec 1889 Glenn BEEDLES; KS. Son: 09 Feb 1891 Walter William BEEDLES; Otter Creek, KS. Daughter: 13 Nov 1903 Florence BEEDLES; Otter Creek, KS. Son: 16 Sep 1908 Bertrum Hill (Bert) BEEDLES; KS. Death* 31 Mar 1956 KS. Burial* 02 Apr 1956 Eureka, KS. Son: __ ___ ____ Ralph BEEDLES; KS. Bert HILL Marriage* 22 Jan 1868 Millicent ENGLISH Birth* 18 Apr 1868 Olathe, KS. Death* 10 Mar 1938 TX. Daughter: Helen HILL Daughter: Hazel HILL Served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Farmed, then had B.R. Hill General Merchandise, firm which was lost during the depression Frank S. HILL Birth* 18 Aug 1871 Olathe, KS. Death* 14 Oct 1957 Gage, OK. Never Married Clifton HILL Birth* 11 Feb 1876 Death* 17 Jan 1878 KS.
In the 20 September 1850 census for Parke county, Indiana, Amanda Painter was listed as age 19, born in Maryland, and living with the James Moyars family. John had been married, but the name of his wife and date of death are not known. His second wife was Amanda, the ceremony performed by Rev. Cummins in Parke county, Indiana. The other males in his family worked in the lime kill and all died of TB.
They lived in Brazil, Indiana, for several years, then migrated to Olathe, Kansas about 1861, where John had a lime kiln and made brick, etc. He was blind in one eye and did not have to serve in the Civil War but was in the home guard.
Jennie remembered traveling from Johnson county to Greenwood county, Kansas, in a covered wagon. They had a farm and John carried the mail to and from the Star Post Office to Eureka for many years.
Two of their sons, Charles and Frank, filed on homesteads in Woodward county, Oklahoma, and after a few months returned to Kansas to move their parents. John said he wasn't leaving, but was the first one in the wagon the morning they started in May, 1901.
He homesteaded eight acres four miles east of Gage, Oklahoma. Although 73 years old, he milked cows, had a garden, and raised turkeys. He had muzzle loading gun made by Peter Neff and Sons prior to 1820 with an octagonal barrel which was given to him by his father - he could shoot the head off a turkey with it, then it was carefully cleaned and polished. He spent many hours of the day herding, as the livestock had full range of the prairies. One grandson remembers that in 1905, John had a long gray beard and very gray hair, whereas Amanda at 73 still had very black hair. By tradition, she had English, Pennsylvania Dutch, and Carlyle Indian ancestors.
The Hills were staunch Methodists and took an active part in the church activities at the nearby small school house. He always prayed aloud in church, asking the Lord to take him anytime so he could be with his wife in heaven. Amanda, his second wife and mother of his nine children was still alive at the time.
Contributed by Betty I. Ralph bralph@HiWAAY.net
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