Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday--Joseph Davidson Hill

     Joseph Davison Hill, the son of Robert Hill and Rebecca Caldwell, is my paternal great great great 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 Carey. According to the marriage records, the wedding took place in her father's home and the service was performed by the Reverend Joseph A. Shackleford.

     As you can see from the photograph, the tombstone is badly weathered. Joseph died on August 29, 1859 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.

Note:  There is a personal frustration and "grave" mistake on Find A Grave.  A second listing has been added for Joseph listing him along with his wife, Sarah Houston Hill as buried at Mount Union Cemetery.  The Mount Union listings are incorrect.  It has been taken from a 2000 addendum to a list on US GenWeb for Mount Union Cemetery.

The photos of the Hill tombstones, taken by myself in 2004, were in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  The information for Sarah Houston Hill was originally listed on Find A Grave in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in 2004 by Jennifer Selfridge.  I emailed her to get directions to the cemetery.  

The parents of both Joseph Davidson Hill and Sarah Houston Hill were reinterred in Mount Union in 1928.  Those photos and the listings are mine.  

Updated, September 2023.

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