Joseph Davison Hill, the son of Robert Hill and Rebecca Caldwell, is my paternal ggg grandfather. He was born September 4, 1793 in Monongalia County, (West) Virginia. On September 22, 1812 in Monongalia County, (West) Virginia he married Sarah Houston, daughter of Purnell Houston and Mary Tumlinson or Tomlinson. According to the marriage records, the wedding took place in her father's home and the service was performed by the Reverand Joseph A. Shackleford.
As you can see from the photograph, the tombstone is badly weathered. Joseph died on August 24, 1860 in Monongalia County, (West) Virginia at the age of 66 just ten day shy of his 67th birthday. He is buried beside his wife, Sarah Houston Hill, in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Monongalia County, West Virginia.
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