Randolph County, Indiana
Henry and Benoni Hill
Henry and Benoni Hill were
brothers. Sons of Jesse Hill and Mary ( Pritchard) Hill. They were first
cousins to Hannah (Hill), wife of Amos Peacock.
Henry Hill was further tied
to the Peacocks in that Achsah Peacock, daughter of Abraham, was Henry's
first wife. By her, his first five children were born. She died on February
1, 1830, and is buried at old Jericho. He next married Achsah Thomas (the
daughter of Isaac and Rachel) by whom his next three children were born.
died September 29, 1835, and is buried in Old Jericho. Last he married Avis
Woodard (a widow, daughter of Thomas and Miriam Cox) by whom his last two
children were born. Henry died May 2, 1874 and Avis August 15. 1875. Both
are buried in the present Jericho burying-ground.
Benoni Hill married
Mary Boswell in North Carolina. She was known by the
nickname 'Polly'. They had nine children of whom the first five are known
definitely to have married Jericho folks. (See membership lists). Fanny
Diggs, who married Mathew Hill, the son of Benoni was said to have been the
first white child born on the White River. Benoni Hill died August 20, 1870,
and Mary Hill on May 9. 1856. Both are buried in the present Jericho
burying-ground. They lived on Owl Creek, adjacent to Amos Peacock.
Jericho Friends Meeting And Its Community Randolph County, Indiana, 1846, page
Submitted by Lora Radiches
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