Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday--Rebecca Caldwell Hill

     My paternal great great great great grandmother, Rebecca Caldwell Hill, wife of Robert Hill. Rebecca was born to John and Mary Caldwell on June 7, 1865 in Charlotte County, Virginia. She married Robert Hill on November 22, 1787 in Frederick County, Virginia.

     Robert was given a 400 acres tract of land in Monongalia County, (West) Virginia for his service during the American Revolution. The newly weds removed to Monongalia County and began to raise a family north of Morgantown. To this union nine children were born:

Jonathan Hill
Margaret Johnston Hill
Joseph Davidson Hill--My great great great grandfather
William J. Hill
James Hill
Sarah Johnston Hill
George D. Hill
Elizabeth Hill
Robert Johnson Hill

     Robert and Rebecca were originally buried in The Old Hill Cemetery located on a section of their land. As Morgantown grew, old pioneers buried in this cemetery were moved to other resting places. During the spring of 1928 the caskets of the Hills and their friends, Purnell and Mary Carey Houston were moved to Mt. Union Cemetery north of Morgantown on Route 119.

Rebecca died on October 20, 1843 in Monongalia County, (West) Virginia.

Tombstone inscription:

In Memory of
Rebecca Hill. Wife
of Robert Hill. Was bo-
rn June 7th AD 1765 depa-
rted this life Oct 20
1843 Aged 78 years
4 Mo. and 13 Dys.

Hill Family Bible Record

Revised:  September 21, 2023

© 2010, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser


  1. It is amazing how clear the inscription is after all this time!

  2. Thanks for you comment on my blog. I am in Dayton. You visited Woodland Cemetery when you saw the Wright Brothers gravesites. It is one of our truly historic treasures!