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Dean B. Hill Biography
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Dean B. Hill Bollinger Co Mo Biography
  • Dean B. Hill, a prominent citizen of Bollinger County, Mo., is a son of John S. and Sarah E. Hill, who were married in 1853.

    John S. Hill was reared and educated in West Tennessee, and when a young man learned the printer's trade.

    In early life he served as sheriff of Madison County, Tenn., and afterward removed to Trenton, Gibson Co., Tenn., and remained there some time engaged at bookkeeping and writing in the various offices.

    He then engaged in the mercantile business at Spring Creek, but in 1869 removed his family to St. Louis, where he was engaged for several years as traveling salesman, first for R.B. Price & Co., hatters; second for Crow & Hill, and next for a drug firm.

    From St. Louis he removed to New Orleans and began working at his trade again, since which time he has visited the sanctums of some of the best printing offices in the world.

    His wife departed this life on March 11, 1868, at Trenton, Tenn.

    She was the mother of four children: Dean B., Emmerson, Mary (who died at the age of seventeen years) and Emma L. (who now resides with her brother, Dean B.).

    The subject of this sketch was born in Madison County, Tenn., on June 24, 1855.

    He attended the common schools, and Andrew College, Trenton, Tenn., and, after coming to Missouri, the public schools of Cape Girardeau County.

    The family were separated in St. Louis, and Dean B. and Emmerson came to Southeast Missouri and engaged to work for B.F. Cannon, near Jackson.

    Remaining with him awhile, they started to Kansas, but their wagon gave out and Dean B. stopped in Bollinger County, and remained four years with George F. Limbaugh, after which he stayed with Robert Drum, engaged in clerking, doing the chores and attending school.

    In 1877 he managed Mrs. Mary E. Limbaugh's farm and put in the crop next year, when he married Mrs. Limbaugh.

    She was born in 1843, and is a daughter of David and Catherine Smith.

    Suffering from heart disease and rheumatism, Mr. Hill went to Southern Montana and remained six months, when he returned home in good health.

    Mr. and Mrs. Hill have two children: Mattie L. and John Smith.

    In 1872 Mr. Hill united with the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and since then has served as trustee, and as Sunday-school superintendent for six years.

    He served as school director one year, and in 1887 was appointed by Gov. Marmaduke associate judge of the county court. [p. 832]

Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri, [p. 832]
Contributed by Joe Crim



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