Group 12c

(Haplotype R1b1)

ANALYSIS OF PARTICIPANT DATA
Group 12a, 12b, 12c, is willing to sponsor DNA analysis for one male Hill with a reasonably well documented lineage to any of the following Virginia Hill lineages: (1) Isaac Hill/Margaret Jennings or their son William Hill (2) Thomas Hill/Elizabeth of Amherst County or their son Dabney Hill (3) John D. Hill of Amherst County, Va. (4) Humphrey Hill of Caroline, Va. (5) William C. Hill of Augusta County, Va. Contact: Marine263@ma.rr.com.

There are DNA branches for Group 12a, 12b, 12c, for descendants from an unknown but mutual recent common ancestor (MRCA). There are at least 2 and possibly 3 lines to this MRCA suggested by paper documentation. Group 12a lineages are proven to William Hill (1700 VA – 1787 NC) who married Susannah Smither. Group 12b leads to to John Hill (bef 1710 – c1780) of Amelia County who was the brother of the William Hill in Group 12a. Finally, the Group 12c lineages are proven to William Hill (c1742 – c1787) of Amherst. There is documentation suggesting that the William Hill of Group 12c is a grandson of John Hill of Amelia County. However, this linkage has not yet been proven.

Group 12c: William Hill (bef 1742 – bef 1785)
William Hill, revolutionary soldier from Amherst County, Va. was born before 1742 and died about 1785. He married Susannah (?) and had three children: Judith Hill Lyons, Elizabeth Hill Thurmond, and Madison Hill. The only known son* of this William Hill was Madison Hill (1773 VA – 1859 VA) who married Polly Day (c1775 – 1855 VA) on 14 August 1790. The male children of Madison Hill were: 1 – Edward D. Hill (1790 – aft. 1870) who married Jemima Pendleton; 2 – Daniel Yancy Gordon Hill (1797 – aft. 1860) who married Lucy Harris; 3 – Solomon Hill (1804 – 1893) who married Mary Polly Hill. Descendants from all 3 lines submitted DNA for analysis.
*There is mounting evidence that William Hill is the same William Hill, Jr that was a grandson of John Hill of Amelia County as shown in Group 12b. DNA evidence strongly suggests this possibility and researchers in both groups are actively studying it.
1 – Edward Hill (Kit #141202)
2 – Solomon Hill (Kit #117621)
3 – Daniel Yancy Gordon Hill
James M. Hill (Kit #102977)
Lewis Davis Hill (Kit #133506)

KIT 141202: William Hill (bef 1742 – bef 1785) m/Susannah (?)
Direct paternal lineage of DNA participant 141202:
Madison Hill (c 1764 VA – 1858 VA) m/Polly Day
Edward D. Hill (1792 VA –aft 1870 VA ) m/Jemima Pendleton
Robert M. Hill (1834 VA – )
Burnett Hill (1855 VA – )
James Lilburn Hill (1878 VA – )
Ben Tilson Hill (1911 VA – )
Living Hill
Contact: Marine263@ma.rr.com

KIT 117621: William Hill (bef 1742 – bef 1785) m/Susannah (?)
Direct paternal lineage of DNA participant 117621:
Madison Hill (c 1764 VA – 1858 VA) m/Polly Day
Solomon Hill (c1803 VA – 1893 VA) m/Elizabeth Carter
Ira Winfield Hill born (1846 VA – 1941 VA) m/Mary J. Salling
Solomon Auburn Hill (1872 VA – 1936 KY) m/Maxie lee “Mollie” Salyers
James Madison Hill (Va – living) m/Elsa Wimberger
Contact: Marine263@ma.rr.com

KIT 102977: William Hill (bef 1742 – bef 1785) m/Susannah (?)
Direct paternal lineage of DNA participant 102977:
Madison Hill (c 1764 VA – 1858 VA) m/Polly Day
Daniel Yancy Gordon Hill ( c1797 VA – aft 1860) m/Lucy Harris.
James M. Hill (1825 VA – 1908 VA) m/Elizabeth Jones
James Monroe Hill (1863 – 1939 m1/Sara Syramia Blair; m2/Martha Ramey
Napoleon Hill (1883 VA– 1971 NC) m1/Florence E. Hornor
David Hornor Hill (1918 WV – 2007 WV) m/Francis E. McCormack
James Blair Hill (1948 – living)
Contact: Marine263@ma.rr.com

KIT 133506: William Hill (bef 1742 – bef 1785) m/Susannah (?)
Direct paternal lineage of DNA participant 133506:
Madison Hill (c1764 VA – 1858 VA) m/Polly Day.
Daniel Yancy Gordon Hill ( c1797 VA – aft 1860 VA) m/Lucy Harris.
Lewis David Hill (1824 VA – )
Daniel Frederic Hill (1849 VA – )
Lewis Daniel Hill (1877 VA – )
Fred Hill (1905 VA – )
Living Hill (1946 VA – )
Contact: lroyhill@earthlink.net

Comment: For more than 80 years genealogists have wondered if James Hill of Amherst Co. VA. who m/Anne Overton might be related to William Hill of Amherst. DNA does not support this conjecture (see Group 28, Kit: #146171). An additional DNA sample from another line to James Hill is needed for verification.