4th GREAT GRANDFATHER, CAPT. HENRY DARNALL HILL, JR.
(Sons of the American Revolution) and HESTER "HETTA" MAXWELL BROOKE HILL
Your 4th GGfather, Capt. Henry Darnall Hill, Jr. is a DNA Match
to you. Henry was born in MD about 1750 Henry Sr. and his wife Mary Ann
Hoskins. He died on April 27, 1822 in Prince George's County, MD at the
age of about 72.
your lineage you are eligible for the Sons of the American Revolution membership
(SAR). Capt. Hill served in establishing American Independence. He later
was commissioned Captain and outfitted a company at his own expense in Marbury's
Battalion, Maryland Continental Line. His battalion immediately moved to join
the army under Washington near Philadelphia. His company was attached to
the flying camp of Brig. Gen. Smallwood. Capt. Henry Hill participated in
several engagements of that campaign including Trenton, the battle of Germantown
(October 4, 1777) and operations around Philadelphia.
Henry performed about twenty months of active service. His
service ended on December 10, 1781. Upon his retirement, Capt. Henry Hill
Jr. returned to his farming in Prince George's County,
Three of his sons also served in the War of 1812-1815. We
know your 3rd GGfather Joseph Benedict Hill was one of them, but I do not at
this time know who the other two were.
Interestingly, Brig. Gen. Bennett H. Hill, USA, who died March
24, 1886 after a long service in the Army, was a grandson of your 4th Great
Grandfather Capt. Henry Hill, Jr.
Capt Henry Darnall Hill, Jr. did own slaves per the 1790 census
for Prince George's County. There were 24 slaves listed.
He owned Prospect Hill which he farmed:
Capt. Henry Hill, Jr. married your 4th GGrandmother Hester "Hetta"
Maxwell Brooke Hill on April 23, 1781, in Prince George's County, Maryland, when
he was 31 years old.
was born in London, England in the month of August 1755. She died in PGC,
MD on August 16, 1842 at the age of 87..
They had several children, including::
×Ann T. Hill who never
married. She was born 1786 in PGC. and died before 1861 in same
Next born was your 3rd GGfather, Joseph Benedict Hill,
born in 1789.
Esther Hill was born in 1790. Henry Oswald Hill; some
list him as Henry Vincent Hill. Born 1791? Leonard Hill was born
1792. John Hill born 1793. George Brooke Hill was born in 1794.
Mary Ann Hill was born August 25 in 1795 and she died 14
June 1847 in Kent County, MD. Mary Ann did marry James Brooke and had
one known child Henrietta Eleanor Brooke.
Henrietta Jane Hill born 1795. She married William Lewis
Kennedy and had one child Elizabeth Hill Kennedy born in 1828.
Interestingly, Elizabeth Kennedy received a slave from "Ann" and Elizabeth
Hill Kennedy petitioned to have this slave legally freed.
Other children, without other information, may include
Clement B. Hill, Elizabeth Hill, Anne Brooke Hill and Baker Brooke Hill.
3RD GREAT GRANDFATHER, JOSEPH BENEDICT HILL and
SARAH D. HEISKELL HILL
Your 3rd GGfather, Joseph Benedict Hill, is a DNA match to
you. Joseph was born on May 18, 1789 in Woodland, PGC, MD.
Joseph fought as a private in the War of 1812 for the 1st
Reg't District of Columbia Militia.
Joseph married Sarah D. Heiskell in 1817. He was 27
and she was 22.
owned Prospect Hill in Prince George's County, MD. Part of this he
gave to his son, Alexander Penn Hill who named his portion Moss Side.
In 1850 Census for PGC, MD, Joseph was 61 and a farmer with
real estate valued at $10,500. He and Sarah had their daughter Emily
and son Potterfield Hill living with them.
At the age of 70, in the 1860 Census for PGC, MD, he was a
planter and owned real estate
valued at $12,000! And personal property of $20,000. His wife
Sarah was 69 then. He owned 36 slaves ranging in age from 6 months to
80 years. Slave schedule to the right:
In 1861, the Confederate forces invaded Maryland.
Your 3rd great grandfather died on January 25, 1864 in PGC
when he was 74 years old.
Your 3rd great grandmother Sarah died on July 30th of 1864
at about 69 years of age.
2ND GREAT GRANDFATHER, JOHN OSWALD HILL (Sr.)
and MATILDA MILLICENT WARING HILL
Your Great Great Grandfather, John Oswald Hill Sr. is a DNA
match to you. John is the son of Joseph Benedict Hill and his wife
Sarah Darnall Heiskell Hill.
Note: One of the stained glass windows in St. Ignatius Church in
Oxen Hill is dedicated in Sarah's name►
John was born likely in 1817 to 1820s in PGC, MD.
John married Matilda Millicent Waring who was born on July
22, 1822 in MD. They married in Montgomery County, MD on May 2nd, 1842.
Matilda was 18 when they married in 1842. Their only
child was John Oswald Hill, Jr. born in 1843 in PGC, MD.
We know that John Oswald Hill Sr. died in December of 1844.
Since we don't know the exact date of his birth, we can only surmise that he
was in his 20s or so.
So, in the span of 2 years, they married, had their only
child, and Matilda lost her husband John Sr. We do not know the reason
for his death.
Your Great Grandmother Matilda went on to marry Dr. William
George Hardy and they had 5 children. They lived in Georgetown.
Your Great Grandmother Matilda Millicent Waring Hill Hardy
died in DC on November 29, 1895 at the age of 73. She is buried at St.
Mary's Catholic Church of Piscataway Cemetery in Clinton, PGC, MD.
Matilda was a member of a prominent Maryland family, being
the daughter of Henry Waring of PGC and granddaughter of Basil Waring.
She was related to the Shrewsbury, Carroll, Brent, Brooke, Digges and
At one point she owned a lot of real estate in PGC.
When she died, her son John Jr was living.
GREAT GRANDFATHER, JOHN OSWALD HILL (Jr.)
and MARIA (HENRIETTA MARIA) HURTT HILL
Your Great Grandfather, John Oswald Hill, Jr. was born in
1844 to John Sr. and his wife Matilda Waring Hill.
During the 1870 census John was single and already owned his
own property valued at $2200 and had personal assets of $200.
On May 17, 1872 John Jr. married Maria (Henrietta Maria)
Hurtt who was born ____ in Piscataway, PGC, MD. Maria was the daughter
of Edward Edgar Hurtt and Mary M. Young. By the time she was 10 or 11
both of her parents had died. Maria had three siblings.
John Jr. was a farmer.
the Civil War of 1861-1865 John O. Hill served with the Confederacy Infantry
1st Regiment MD and then with the 2nd Infantry Battalion MD.
In 1873 their first child was born,
your Great Uncle John E. Hill. In 1900 he worked as a telegraph
operator and at one point was a clerk in a grocery store. John E.
married Mabel Claggett. Their children were George C. Hill b. 1904,
Edith Hill born 1906, John Edward Hill (Jr.) b. 1908, an infant died in
1913, and Alfred Bond Hill (photo to Right) born 1915; died 2008.
Alfred died in Newburg and buried at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf.
Three years later, your Grandfather
Thomas Domick Hill was born Aug. 6, 1876 MD.
Your Great Aunt Mariam Maude
Hill, born 1879 on May 14th in MD.
Your Great Uncle Joseph E. Hill
was born April 1880. In 1900, 1920 he was a messenger for the government.
During the year Joseph E. Hill was born, John and Maria and their family
lived in Piscataway and John was farming.
Great Uncle Clarence Joseph Hill born 10 April 1884/85 DC; married Elsie
Lowe 1906 in Piscataway; died July 14, 1941 DC. Clarence Joseph Hill lived
at 1402 E. St. SE in DC and worked as a Navy Yard carpenter. Buried at Cedar
Hill Cemetery. He was medium build/height, light blue eyes, dark hair.
Peter Henry Hill, born November
11, 1887. He was at one point a messenger for the government.
Your Great Grandmother Maria Hurtt Hill died _____ 1018 l1th
Street in DC.
10 years later, he was still a widower, still worked as a
grocer, and was renting his residence. John Jr. lived just two doors
from his son, your grandfather, Thomas Domick Hill, on D St SE in DC.
Your Great Grandfather John Oswald Hill, Jr. died in on
Saturday, October 18, 1913 at Providence Hospital. He was 69. He
had been the beloved husband of Maria and was now a widower. Your Great
Grandfather died of a cerebral hemorrhage.
GRANDFATHER, THOMAS DOMICK (DOMINIC) HILL and
ANNA GERTRUDE GREENFIELD HILL
Your father's dad was Thomas D. Hill who married Anna Gertrude Greenfield
in 1901. Anna Gertrude was born about 1880 in Camden New Jersey to
Charles and Annie Greenfield.
Thomas was born in August 6. 1876. He was baptized on October 15,
1876 was Thomas Dominic Hill. His Godmother was Eugenia Hurtt.
In 1910 the Thomas D. Hill family was living at 1014 Eye Street SE, in
DC. Thomas' dad,John Oswald Hill, age 66 and widowed lived at 1015 Eye
In the 1920 Census for DC, Thomas and his family lived at 608 D Street in
DC. One of the three townhouses below is where they lived. I do
not know which one. This property was built in 1900 and includes 2 bedrooms
and 1 bathroom in the 1172 sq ft townhouse.
Your great grandfather Thomas was a member of the DC Fire Department and
is linked with Engine #83 per his grave marker.
Anna had one daughter and a bunch of boys!
Thomas Domick Hill died October 3, 1943 in DC from complications of
hypertension. At the time of his death they were living at 911 G
Street SE, DC. He was 67.
Anna died of cancer as a widow and not remarried on St. Patrick's Day
1957 at Providence Hospital in DC. She was 77.
Both Thomas and Anna are buried at Congressional Cemetery at Range 84,
Site 115. Their son Charles and daughter Anna Marie (site 116) , Infant John
(Site 114) are also buried at Congressional Cemetery.
Thomas and Anna Gertrude had several children besides
your Dad, Charles Thomas Hill. Charles was their
firstborn, in 1902 in DC.
Your Aunt Anna Marie Hill was born Feb. 3, 1904
in DC but died single at age 20 from TB. She was a telephone
operator for the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company and also worked
as a clerk at some point for the Red Cross. She was living at home with
her parents on 911 G Street SE in DC when she passed.
Your Uncle John Oswald Hill lived only 7 months
and 5 days. He was born March 16, 1905. His infant death was
caused by meningitis.
Your Uncle William Roscoe Hill who we knew
as William R. for a long time, was born in 1907 in DC. Per the 1930
census, William R Hill (22) and his wife, Mary Agnes (21) lived in an
apartment at 1114 F St, NE in DC. He was a clerk for a steam railroad
and she was a clerk at a different business but I can't read the writing
on the census. This wife was unknown to me before I wrote this webpage!
Your Uncle William and Aunt Mary Agnes were married at the time of the
1940 census. He was 32 and she 31 and they had a daughter Patricia
Hill (7) and son Paul Hill (2). All were born in DC. William
Roscoe was a stationery store salesman in 1940. They lived at an RFD
address in PGC, MD. My information included a second wife,
Doris whose maiden name is unknown to me. William and Doris lived
at 1500 MA Ave, NW in DC. I think this was in the 50s but my notes
are unfortunately unclear. William R. Hill owned W. R. Hill
Company at 1313 Thirteenth St NW in DC during the period of 1954 or
Your Uncle Henry Wallace "Opie" Hill born
24 January 1909 in DC. He married young,
age 21, to Mabel Alice Brown (19) on about 13 Oct 1929 in DC before Rev.
Thomas W. Cooke. The Hill family were Catholics; this marriage for
whatever reason ended up in annulment!! He then married a woman 14 years
his senior who had been divorced by her husband Joseph Dinglebeck.
Joseph sued for the divorce from Mattie Elizabeth Dove Dindlebeck as she
deserted him after 21 years of marriage and two children together;
although contested, Joseph was awarded the divorce! Mattie was 14
years older and still outlived Uncle Henry Wallace by 13 years! Mattie
died at 98. Mattie was born June 2, 1895 and died August 25, 1993
in Fairfax, VA, 13 years after Wallace Hill died
on Nov. 11, 1980 at the age of 71. He died of lung cancer.
At the time of his death he was living at 4053 Olley Lane in Fairfax VA.
In 1954 Wallace was a driver at Futrovsky Bros. located at
1053 Thirteenth St
NW in DC, a few doors from his brother William R. Hill's business.
His last occupation prior to his death was a mechanic.
States Seaman Passport
Henry Wallace Hill in Uniform
Nellie? Mattie and Henry Wallace Hill
Your Uncle Robert Vincent Hill Sr, born July 6th
In the 1920 DC
Census Robert V. Hill was 2 years and 5/12 months in age and lived at
608 D Street. Robert was 12 in the 1930 DC census living at 911
G. Street SE. Robert died June 14, 1997 in DC.
His wife Frankie Lee Valentine was previously married to Carl Vernon
Byrd, both of Virginia. Eventually Uncle Robert moved to Florida and
lived at 933 Wedgewood Dr., Winter Springs in 1984; 404 Fort Smith Blvd
in Deltona FL in 1992; 1584 Brady Drive in Enterprise FL at some point.
Robert died in Volusia County, FL on June 14, 1997 and is buried with
his wife Frankie Lee Hill at Deltona Memorial Gardens in Orange City.
She died before him in 1990.
CONGRESSIONAL CEMETERY INTERNMENT RECORDS
Infant of Thomas D.Hill
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