Group 70

(Haplotype R-M269)

ANALYSIS OF PARTICIPANT DATA

KIT  594354:  JAMES DWIGHT HILL is a descendant of William Hill who was born in the 1760s in North Carolina, probably in what became Wake County in 1771. He married Elizabeth Cope on 12 November 1789 in Wake County, NC. There was also a Thomas Hill, born about 1774 in Wake County, NC, who married Elizabeth’s sister Sybia Cope on 30 March 1796 in Wake County, NC. Contrary to many family trees found on Internet sites, William Hill who married Elizabeth Cope is not a son of Sion Hill and Sarah Brown. Sion Hill died in 1780 with a Last Will & Testament and named two sons William and Thomas Hill. DNA testing on a descendant of Thomas Hill is pending, but it is anticipated that it will match this William Hill. This DNA supports the research on this family proving that this William Hill was not a son of Sion Hill. The Cope sisters were daughters of Thomas Cope, Sr. and the Hill and Cope families moved to Jackson County, TN. That portion of Jackson County became Overton County in 1806 when it was formed. Much later in 1879, most of the land where they had received grants on waters of the Obed’s River became part of Pickett County, TN. Proof of William Hill’s death is found in the court records of Overton County in July 1849 and his son George Washington Hill was one of the administrators of his estate. Elizabeth died in the 1860s in her 90s when she was living with her son William S. Hill. Elizabeth was listed as age 93 in 1860 in Fentress County, TN.
Direct paternal lineage of DNA participant 594354:
William Hill, Sr. – born 1760s in NC – died July 1849, Overton County, TN – married Elizabeth Cope on 12 November 1789 in Wake County, NC
George Washington Hill, Sr. – born 9 February 1791, Wake County, NC – died 12 June 1873, Overton County, TN – married Mary Margaret Moore
George Washington Hill, Jr. – born 2 March 1827, Overton County, TN – died 19 October 1912, Pickett County, TN – married Dicy Ann Reynolds
Robert Channing (Dock) Hill – born 26 January 1869, Overton County, TN – died 14 May 1952 – married Nancy Emeline Booher
Everett Osborn Hill – born 10 June 1901, Pickett County, TN – died 6 March 1956, Overton County, TN – married Hazel Roberta Reynolds
J. D. Hill – born 25 December 1927, Pickett County, TN – died 16 August 2009, Overton County, TN – married Shirley Marie Robbins
James Dwight Hill – born 15 December 1953, Pickett County, TN – living
Research of DNA participant 594354 done by L. Jerry McDowell – 4th generation Hill descendant of Kit #19351, Group 5 – jerrymcd@nc.rr.com, www.hillebooks.com

KIT 594355: DAVID STEVEN HILL is a descendant of Thomas Hill who was born 1772-1779 in Wake County, NC. He married Sibbie Cope on 30 March 1796 in Wake County, NC. There was also a William Hill, born in the 1760s, who married Sibbie’s sister Elizabeth Cope on 12 November 1789 in Wake County, NC. Contrary to many family trees found on Internet sites, Thomas Hill who married Sibbie Cope is not a son of Sion Hill and Sarah Brown. Sion Hill died in 1780 with a Last Will & Testament and named two sons Thomas and William Hill. DNA testing on a William Hill descendant is in Kit # 394354 and matches this Y-DNA for Thomas Hill. This DNA supports the research on this family proving that this Thomas Hill was not a son of Sion Hill. The Cope sisters were daughters of Thomas Cope, Sr. and the Hill and Cope families moved to Jackson County, TN around 1800. That portion of Jackson County became Overton County in 1806 when it was formed. Much later in 1879, most of the land where they had received grants on the waters of Obed’s River became part of Pickett County, TN. Thomas Hill’s wife Sibbie Hill died in 1862 and is noted on their tombstone. Thomas Hill was age 96 in 1870 and was living with his daughter Sarah Hill and grandson Newton Mulky Hill.
Direct paternal lineage of DNA participant 594355:
Thomas Hill, Sr. – born 1772-1779, Wake County, NC – died after 1870, Overton, TN – married Sibbie Cope on 30 March 1796 in Wake County, NC
Stokely R. Hill – born 1795-1800, Wake County, NC – died before 1 July 1830, Overton, TN – married Polly McDonnold
Thomas H. Hill – born 3 December 1820, Overton, TN – died 4 August 1905, Pickett, TN – married (1) 1Ellinder UNKNOWN and (2) Sally J. Milton
Thomas Hill – born 15 October 1871, Overton, TN – died 20 November 1947, Overton, TN – married Mattie Catherine Bradley
Milton Lansden (Doc) Hill – born 7 August 1902, Clay, TN – died 19 June 1978, Overton, TN – married Cecil Moredock
Malcolm Lansden Hill – born 12 January 1934, Overton, TN – died 26 June 2012, Putnam, TN – married Billie Ruth Bilyeu
David Steven Hill – born 11 November 1960 – living

Research of DNA participant 594355 done by L. Jerry McDowell – 4th generation Hill descendant of Kit #19351, Group 5 – jerrymcd@nc.rr.com, www.hillebooks.com