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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Hallie Hill: Birth: 10 SEP 1866 in White Co., Tenn.. Death: 02 APR 1926 in White Co., Tenn.

  2. Matthias Hill: Birth: ABT 1869 in White Co., Tenn.. Death: ABT 1928 in Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee

  3. Helen Hill: Birth: JUL 1870 in White Co., Tenn.. Death: 1952 in Wolfe City, Hunt Co., Texas


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Annie Hill: Birth: 08 OCT 1880 in Evan's Cove, White Co., Tennessee. Death: 30 SEP 1966 in Alameda, California

  2. Elizabeth (Bessie) Hill: Birth: 30 MAR 1882 in Evan's Cove, White Co., Tennessee. Death: 07 AUG 1958

  3. Sallye Hill: Birth: 05 MAR 1884 in Evan's Cove, White Co., Tennessee. Death: 20 DEC 1952 in Houston, Harris Co, TX

  4. Margaret Hill: Birth: 11 AUG 1886 in Evans Cove, White Co., Tennessee. Death: 26 OCT 1980 in Dallas, Texas

  5. Joe Meredith Hill: Birth: 21 SEP 1888 in Sparta, White Co. Tennessee. Death: 26 MAY 1980 in Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas

  6. Mert N. Hill: Birth: 17 SEP 1891 in White Co., Tennessee. Death: 19 JAN 1982 in Tarrant Co., Texas

  7. Katherine Edna Hill: Birth: 10 JAN 1893 in Evans Cove, White Co., Tennessee. Death: 27 OCT 1975 in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK


Sources
1. Page:   p. 3 of Hill Family Tree
Source:   S422
2. Page:   p. 39 of "My First Eighty-five Years"
Source:   S422
3. Page:   p. 205
Source:   S825
4. Title:   White County Marriage Records
Page:   p. 11
Publication:   Name: Van Buren Co. Historical Society, 1985;
Source:   S891
Author:   Margret Rhinehart
CallNumber:   FHL #1306059
Givenname:   Dallas Public Library
Name:   Dallas Public Library
RepositoryId:   R3
Repository:   R23
Note continued:   Source Medium: Book <p>
5. Title:   White County Marriage Records
Page:   p. 49
Publication:   Name: Van Buren Co. Historical Society, 1985;
Source:   S891
Author:   Margret Rhinehart
CallNumber:   FHL #1306059
Givenname:   Dallas Public Library
Name:   Dallas Public Library
RepositoryId:   R3
Repository:   R23
Note continued:   Source Medium: Book <p>

Notes
a. Note:   William R. Hill, age 19, joined the Confederate Army on July 26, 1861. He was recruited in Cave (near present day Doyle), White Co. and became a member of Company C, of the 25th Infantry and was ranked a Sergeant. A reorganization took place in May, 1862 and Lt. Col. George C. Dibrell was not reelected, so Dibrell organized the 13th (8th) Cavalry Regiment and W.R. Hill transferred to this unit on May 10 1862. The 13th is also called the 8th as well as Gore's Cavalry. Source: Tennesseans in the Civil War. Archival Records: Two records state he was Enlisted by Lt. A. B. Hardcastle on July 26, 1861 for 12 months in White Co. as a Sgt. in Co. C, 25 Reg't Tennessee Infantry. This was organized for State service on Aug. 10, 1861, and transferred to the service of the Confederate states on October 1, 1861. On October 1 muster-in roll he is shown as present, 19 years old, and Sgt. in Capt. Wm. G. Smith's Company of the 25 Regiment Tennessee Infantry. Another record for a company muster roll dated April 7, 1864 near Zollicoffer, E. Tenn. agrees he joined July 26, 1861 at Cave Hill, Tenn. by Col. S.S. Stanton. This record also states that he transferred to 8 Tenn. Cavalry on May 10, 1862. On the company Muster Roll for the 13th Cavalry, W.R. Hill is serving as 2nd Lt. of Co. D, 8 Reg't Tennessee Cavalry. This regiment was organized as Partisan Rangers in September 1862, and consolidated into 10 companies. He was enlisted by Col. Dibrell in Sparta, Tenn. on Aug. 2, 1862. It states that he served as a 2nd Lieutenant for Co. D, 13th enlisted by Col. Dibrell, enlisting on Aug. 2, 1862 and on the Muster Roll from June 30 to Dec. 31 in 1864. Family history calls him Captain, and on the last muster roll it says he was "Commanding the Company" although he is still listed as a 2nd Lt. When Col. Dibrell was promoted to Brigadier General in July 1864, Capt. Leftwich, leader of Co. D, was usually in command of the regiment after Lt. Col. Dougherty was taken prisoner. So even though the Archives do not reflect a formal promotion, it must have taken place. The chaos of the last year of the war for the Confederacy meant that many records were not kept. Another source is Amanda Hill's Pension Application #51979 filed in Hunt Co., Texas. That can be found in the book Johnny Rebs of Hunt Co. Texas p. 47, compiled by Frances Terry Ingmire, 1977, as well as the archival record from the State of Texas. His son's family history stated his date of birth as Nov. 8, however his tombstone says Nov. 9.
After the war, William came home to Cave and paid his poll taxes in Dist. 3 (his family home) in 1865. By 1866 he had married Mary Anderson and had moved into Sparta and was paying his poll tax in Dist. 1. In 1870 W.R. Hill was the Tax Collector for the Railroad, filed the taxes in April 1875, p. 43-44 of Vol. 26 of County Court Minute Book. On p. 77 of same book, in Sept. 1875, W.R. Hill resigns his office as overseer of the Road, and Wm. Anderson was appointed to take over that position.
1875-1886 White Co. Tax Books FHL #507970--Wm. R. Hill, living in Dist. 1. In 1875 owns no land. In 1876, he owns 100 acres, with a value of $750. This land borders Mat Anderson, H.A. Doyle, the Calf Killer River, and Wm. Anderson, so I assume it is an inheritance made to his wife Mary. In 1883 this same land is listed as belonging to W.R. Hill's heirs--the children of William and Mary. This land will later be sold by the children.
It is during this time that Amanda Meredith Evans Hill's inheritance from her marriage to Sevier is being finalized. The land is put up for sale and W.R. Hill buys 365 acres of it. So now he owns two parcels of land in Dist. 1.
Land records: In Book W, p. 421 W.R. Hill on March 17, 1877 sold the mineral rights to G. M. Colbert for 100 acres on the Calf Killer tributary of Caney Fork of the Cumberland River. He would be paid $10. a year for the right to search for oil, coal, etc. That same year Elizabeth H. Hill signed a mining contract with the same party for her 106 acres.


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