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Moses R. Hill


Transcription contributed by Arne H Trelvik 18 October 2005

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Harlan Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)


MOSES R. HILL, farmer; P. O. Pleasant Plain. This esteemed citizen is a native of Clermont Co., Ohio, and was born Jan. 22, 1843; he is the son of John and Lavina Hill, nee Ross; the former a native of Seneca Co., N. Y., born Oct. 8, 1795; the latter of New Jersey, and born Dec. 15, 1805. They were married in her native State, and settled in this county in the year 1847. The subject of this sketch received a common school education in the rural districts of Harlan Township, and at an early age began the battle of life in that earnest and careful manner which generally insures success. He was united in marriage Dec. 9, 1865, to Miss Sophia Jones, a native of this county; born Sept. 1, 1847. This union was blessed with five children-Alva (born March, 1867), Thomas J. (born Dec. 29, 1868), John (born May 14, 1871), Anna (born Dec. 17, 1873), and Emma J. (Jan. 25, 1875). When the late war broke out, Mr. Hill warmly espoused the Union cause, and enlisted in Company C, 2d O. I. for three years. He participated in numerous skirmishes, and took an active part in the heroic struggle of his regiment at Stone River and Chickamanga [sic]. At the latter engagement he was captured and taken to Richmond, Va., where he was incarcerated in one of its vile prison pens ; from Richmond he was sent to Danville, Va., Charleston and Florence, S. C., and finally to that awful charnel house of death and starvation, Andersonville, Ga. Mr. Hill was naturally of a robust constitution and muscular frame; for five months he endured the horrors and suffering of that ever-to-be-remembered spot, where sleep over 14,000 of our loved dead. Since his return home, the intervening years have not improved his shattered health. He owns a well cultivated farm of 172 acres of land, on which he erected a fine brick residence, at a cost of $2,500; the surroundings are picturesque and the situation beautiful. He is a Democrat of the old school, and at presents holds the office of Township Trustee ; he had eight brothers and sisters-Jackson (born Nov. 11, 1823, deceased), William (born July 14, 1825, deceased), Calista (born July 3, 1827, deceased), Melissa (born Sept. 10, 1830, deceased), Enoch A. (born Aug. 17, 1834), Jefferson (born May 1, 1836), John (born Nov 31, 1840), and Anna (born Aug. 27, 1846, deceased). Thomas Jones was the father of Mrs. Hill; he was born September, 1816, in Virginia; he married Martha Sears, of this State, who was born Feb. 19, 1826. She continued to reside with her husband until Dec. 20, 1878, when death closed her eventful life of over one-half century.

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15 May 2006 - 17 Jan 2009
Arne H Trelvik

Tombstone photos for a number of people in this family can be viewed at Rossburg Cemetery
Moses Ross Hill died in 1926 and is buried in Goshen, Ohio

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