Benjamin Craton Hill

by pat jones

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Benjamin Craton Hill

BENJAMIN C. HILL, b. April 1844, Scott County, VA; d. January 30, 1941. He was the son of Daniel Yancy Hill and Lucy Harris Hill. Benjamin marrried LUCY ANN SHEPARD August 28, 1870 in Scott County, Virginia, daughter of J. SHEPARD and S. SHEPARD. She was born May 1854 in Scott County, VA, and died September 28, 1938.

See a photo of Benjamin’s headstone.

Benjamin was the brother of Sarah C. Hill Cowden

Children of BENJAMIN HILL and LUCY SHEPARD are:
1. ELISHA HILL
2. FRANK HILL
3. NATHAN HILL
4. MOLLY HILL, b. 1880, Scott County, VA; married Charlie Baker in 1898.
5. JOSEPH N. HILL, b. April 1883.
6. MELVIN E HILL, b. May 1885.
7. LUCY E. HILL, b. June 06, 1888; d. April 10, 1957, Clinchport, Scott County, VA.; m. Conally Wallen in 1906
8. EMMA HILL, b. May 1889; m. ??? PETERSON.
9. BENJAMIN F. HILL, b. November 1889; m. EVA REYNOLDS, August 10, 1906, Scott County, VA; b. 1890, Rockcastle County, KY.
10. NANCY HILL, b. 1890; m. ??? NEELEY.
11. ETTA HILL, b. February 1896; d. Marion, VA; m. ??? NEELEY.
12. M. J. HILL, b. 1871, Scott County, VA; m. P. H. STANLEY, September 11, 1890, Scott County, Virginia; b. Scott County, VA.

Submitted by Debbie Hunt

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h h stanley March 6, 2007 at 1:44 pm

Sure enjoyed the visit and the information on the Hill’s as I am a decendant
thanks very much

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John Davis November 21, 2007 at 12:11 pm

Just found out from my sister that Benjamin Craton Hill is my Great Grandfather. Thank you

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Chad Davis November 25, 2007 at 3:40 pm

Its very interesting to see this picture; I’m also a decendant. Thank you for the information about the family.

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Sandy Hill Massey December 1, 2007 at 8:44 am

This is my great grand father and seeing this photo is a pleasure.
Sandy Hill Massey.

slmassey@verizon.net

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James B Hill January 8, 2008 at 3:50 pm

So…that is Uncle Benjamin! Thanks! — James B. Hill (descended from His brother James Monroe Hill, Sr.)

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ERNEST WILLIAM HILL September 17, 2008 at 2:09 pm

MY GREAT GRANDFATHER WAS WAS WILLIAM ASBURY HILL 1883-1949 MY GRANDFATHER WAS ERNEST DEWEY HILL MAY 3 1907-3/22/93 HE HAD A SISTER MINNIE HILL THEY WERE BORN AT FORT BLACKMORE THE FAM. MOVED TO KINGSPORT TENN.IN THE ERLY 1920’S WILLIAM WAS KNOWN AS WILLIE OR W.A MY FATHER WAS ERNEST DEWEY HILL jr.1949-1993 MY NAME IS ERNEST WILLIAM HILL 12/9/72 MY GRANDFATHER USED TO SAY HE HAD SOME LAWSONS AS KIN MY GRANDFATHERS MOM WAS MAGGIE HELLEN CARTER HER AND WILLIAM WAS FROM AND MARRIED IN SCOTT CO. IF ANYONE CAN TELL ME MORE LIKE WHO WAS WILLIAM’S FATHER@GRANDFATHER OR ABOUT THE FAMILY IT WOULD BE GREAT THANK YOU I HOPE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF MY KIN!

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willie October 7, 2008 at 6:40 am

Scott County,Va. Marriage book #3 page 45 line19 ..W.A. Hill age 19 and Maggie Carter age 21,married Jan.12, 1903, his parents list as J.W. & Mima, Maggie ‘s parents as H.J. & Nancy E.they were married by M.P. Nelson.

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ERNEST WILLIAM HILL October 14, 2008 at 2:00 pm

THANK YOU SO MUCH WILLIE I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR A WHILE FOR THAT INFO .NOW IM GOING TO TRY TO FIND J.W.HILL FULL NAME AND BIRTH AND FIND OUT HOW WE ARE ALL KIN! MY EMAIL IS ernesthill14@gmail.com

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Debbie Jackson February 25, 2011 at 12:00 am

Glad everyone enjoyed my picture of Benjamin Hill, who was my gg grandfather. Do any of you have pictures of the Hill family you could share? I would love to see them, and I know my mother would. Thanks! septsky58@comcast.net

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Tonya Berry March 19, 2013 at 5:20 pm

I am enjoying your photograph of Benjamin Craton Hill. He is my Great Grandfather. He is buried at Cox Chapel Church cemetary on Cox Chapel Road in the Mabe/Rye Cove area of Scott County. I took a picture of his grave/headstone a while back. I am just now learning about the geneology of our family. I suppose we are cousins. It is all so interesting. I would appreciate any information you could give on the family. thanks!!!

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Debbie Jackson February 16, 2015 at 11:23 am

Thank you for the post of Ben Hill’s headstone. I wonder if Ben Hill and his family lived nearby? I have that his wife Lucy was buried at the Shepherd Cemetary. I thought it was off the Mabe-Stanleytown Road, but I couldn’t find it. Your grandmother and my g-grandmother were sisters. It’s so nice to connect with a cousin – second cousins once removed?

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Tonya Berry March 19, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Forgot to add, my Grandmother was Emma Hill. She married Kelly Peterson. Their son, Carl G. Peterson was my father.

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Craig Wallen February 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm

This is my GG Grandfather on Lucy Hill side. I think I have seen his middle name spelled Creighton before.

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Mandy waters December 28, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Hello everyone! I’m writing because I am also the gg granddaughter of Benjamin Hill. My Mamaw is Nathen Hills daughter her name is Agnes Hill (Davis). My mom and I are trying to figure out how everyone else on her is related and who your parents are! My mom is Vickie Davis daughter of Agnes and great granddaughter of Benjamin! I am also doing a family tree on ancestory.com so any info would be appreciated.

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Debbie Jackson February 16, 2015 at 11:26 am

Mandy – my mom is Gerlene Wallen (Darter), grandfather Ernest Wallen, g-grandmother Lucy Hill Wallen, then my gg grandfather Ben Hill.

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Mike April 22, 2013 at 11:32 am

I am trying to trace Benjamin Hill back to Richard Stanley for Revolutionary war connection, Does anyone have any info on this?

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James B Hill May 16, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Revolutionary war connection? Ben Hill, Daniel Y.G.Hill, Madison Hill, William Hill of Amherst County Va. (Rev. War. Soldier)

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Lori Stacey Chavez July 26, 2017 at 11:45 am

I have pictures of member of the hill family Benjamin C Hill was My Great Great Grandfather on My Mothers Side. My Mother (Bobbie Davis Stacey) gave be before she passed away. I will find and share them. Hello Uncle John & Cousin Chad. Hope your doing well.

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pat jones July 26, 2017 at 7:43 pm

Looking forward to seeing your photos!

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