Group 26

(Haplotype R1b)

ANALYSIS OF PARTICIPANT DATA
by group member Catherine Hill, spntosprno@clearwave.com

We have not, as yet, identified a MRCA (Most Recent Common Ancestor). We have now, January 2007, received the 67 DNA marker tests, for William Hill, I, Kit #24699, Ralph Hill, Kit #N13537, and Joseph Hill (d. Aft. 1769), Kit #54066, and they have proved to be 66/67 DNA marker matches! It is believed that William Hill’s DNA, Kit #24699, may be the base line of this Hill family, as it lies between Ralph Hill, Kit #N13537 and Joseph Hill (d. Aft. 1769), Kit #54066. William Hill, Kit #24699, and Ralph Hill, Kit #N13537, have only 1 mutation, and that is in the DYS “CDYa” marker, with a Genetic Distance of “1”, while Joseph Hill (d. Aft. 1769), Kit #54066, has only 1 mutation, in the DYS “CDYb” marker, with a Genetic Distance of “2”. They are tightly related. Ralph Hill, Kit #N13537, and Joseph Hill (d. Aft. 1769), Kit #54066, have 2 mutations, being different in DYS “CDYa” and DYS “CDYb”, with a Genetic Distance of “3”, they are also tightly related.

(As of September 2007) William Hill, I, Kit # 24699, and Ralph Hill, I (b.1595/1610 ENG-d.1663 MA), Kit # 97006, DNA Markers shows a 65/67 DNA Marker match with 2 mutations: one is in the second panel DYS #447, with a Genetic Distance of “1”; the second is in the DYS #CDYa, with a Genetic Distance of “1’; therefore, with William Hill, I, there is a 65/67 DNA Marker match, with a Genetic Distance of “2”. – Ralph Hill, of the Plymouth Colony, 1638, Kit # N13537, shows, with Ralph Hill, I (b.1595/1610 ENG-d.1663 MA), Kit # 97006, a 66/67 DNA Marker match, the mutation being in the second panel DYS #447 with a Genetic Distance of “1”. – Joseph Hill (d. Aft. 1769), Kit #54066, and Ralph Hill, I (b.1595/1610 ENG-d.1663 MA), Kit # 97006, shows a 64/67 DNA Marker match; there are 3 mutations: one is in the second panel DYS #447, with a Genetic Distance of “1”; the second is in DYS #CDYa, with a Genetic Distance of “1”; and the third is in DYS #CDYb, with a Genetic Distance of “2”; therefore, he has a 64/67 DNA Marker match, with a Genetic Distance of “4”.

(As of June 2008) William Hill, I, Kit # 24699, and Joseph Hill (b. Bef. 1700), Kit #115113, DNA Markers shows a 65/67 DNA Marker match with 2 mutations: one is in the second panel DYS #458, with a Genetic Distance of “1”; the second is in the DYS #CDYa, with a Genetic Distance of “1’; therefore, with William Hill, I, there is a 65/67 DNA Marker match, with a Genetic Distance of “2”. – Ralph Hill, of the Plymouth Colony, 1638, Kit # N13537, and Ralph Hill, I (b.1595/1610 ENG-d.1663 MA), Kit # 97006, have a 66/67 DNA Marker match with Joseph Hill (b. Bef. 1700), Kit #115113, the 1st mutation being in the second panel DYS #458 with a Genetic Distance of “1”. – Joseph Hill (d. Aft. 1769), Kit #54066, and Joseph Hill (b. Bef. 1700) Kit #115113, shows a 64/67 DNA Marker match; there are 3 mutations: one is in the second panel DYS #458, with a Genetic Distance of “1”; the second is in the DYS #CDYa, with a Genetic Distance of “1”, and the third is in DYS #CDYb, with a Genetic Distance of “2”; therefore, he has a 64/67 DNA Marker match, with a Genetic Distance of “4”.

(As of December 2008) Kit #24699, and Kit #137053 have a documented common ancestor, William Hill, I, (c1750 to 1807-1819 PA or IL). Kit #137053 has only been tested for 37 Markers.

William Hill, I, Kit #24699 and William Hill, I, Kit #137053, DNA Markers shows a DNA Marker Match with only one mutation, which is in DYS #CDYa, with a Genetic Distance of “1”, therefore, there is a 36/37 DNA Marker Match with a Genetic Distance of “1”. Ralph Hill, of the Plymouth Colony, 1638, Kit #N13537, and William Hill, I, Kit #137053, has a 37/37 DNA Marker Match with no mutations, and a Genetic Distance of “0”. – Joseph Hill (d. Aft. 1769), Kit #54066, and William Hill, I, Kit #137053 has 2 mutations, being different in DYS CDYa, and DYS CDYb with a Genetic Distance of “3”, having a 35/37 DNA Marker Match. – Ralph Hill, I, (b. 1595/1610 ENG-d1663 MA), Kit #97006, and William Hill, I, Kit #137053, has a 36/37 DNA Marker Match with one mutation, in the second panel DYS #447, with a Genetic Distance of “1”. – Joseph Hill (b. Bef. 1700), Kit #115113, and William Hill, I, Kit #137053, have a 36/37 DNA Marker Match with one mutation, in the second panel DYS #458, with a Genetic Distance of “1”.

Ralph Hill, I (b.1595/1610 ENG-d.1663 MA), Kit # 97006, shows in the second panel DYS #447, and Joseph Hill (Bef. 1700), Kit #115113, shows in the second panel DYS #458, a mutation with each of the other participants. I am assured by the Hill DNA Project, that, “These are just simple mutations over time, and are common. You can look at the other DNA Groups and see similar anomalies. I doubt there is an error.”

Haplogroup predictions: “Some markers (their markers are within this group) have been observed to have a faster-than-average mutation rate, and therefore these markers are very helpful at splitting lineages into subsets or branches within your family tree.”

William Hill, I, Kit #24699 and Kit #137053, Ralph Hill, Kit #N13537, and Kit #97006, Joseph Hill (d. Aft. 1769), Kit #54066, and Joseph Hill (b. Bef. 1700), Kit #115113, are all tightly related!

Richard Hill, & sister, Catherine Hill, are the 7th generation back counting his ancestor, William Hill, I, Kit #24699. – Jan Saunders’s cousin, Ralph Hill is the 10th generation back counting his ancestor, Ralph Hill, Kit #N13537, of Plymouth Colony in 1638 – Dorian Hill is the 7th generation back counting his ancestor, Joseph Hill (d. Aft. 1769), Kit #54066 – Tyler Colby Hill, is the 10th generation back counting his ancestor, Ralph Hill, I (b.1595/1610 ENG-d.1663 MA), #97006. – Frederick Lee Hill, Jr. is the 9th generation back counting his ancestor, Joseph Hill (b. Bef. 1700), Kit #115113 – Earl Edward Hill is the 7th generation back counting his ancestor, William Hill, I, Kit #137053 – There is a 90% probability that the MRCA (Most Recent Common Ancestor) lived no longer than 8 generations ago. – There is a 95% probability that the MRCA lived no longer than 10 generations ago.

Very few people achieve this close level of a match. These are remarkable matches, and there is a very great chance that we need only 1 to 3 generations to find the link. At least we can be pretty sure that it may not be longer than 10 – 11 generations ago altogether.

Richard Keith Hill, and sister, Catherine June Hill, Kit #24699, and Earl Edward Hill, Kit #137053, have a documented common ancestor, William Hill, I, (c1750 to 1807-1819 IL or PA). Earl Hill, Kit #137053 has only been tested for 37 Markers.

Jan Saunders’ and her cousin, Ralph’s ancestor is Ralph Hill, I, (of the Plymouth Colony in 1638), Kit #N13537, and Tyler Colby Hill, his ancestor, Ralph Hill, I (b.1595/1610 ENG-d.1663 MA), #97006 have thus found a common ancestor, Ralph Hill, I, but they are from different wives.

Frederick Lee Hill, Jr.’s ancestor, Joseph Hill (b. Bef. 1700) Kit #115113, DNA matches the DNA of Jan, Ralph, and Tyler, but a common ancestor has not been found.

William’s (Kit #24699 & Kit #137053) son, Peter Hill removed from Fayette Co., & Crawford Co., PA with family, and the family of Jonathan Hill (Kit #54066), 1807, to Illinois Territory (now St. Clair Co., IL). They were known to have been related, but the connection has been lost.

All are very likely descended from Ralph Hill, or a close descendant, a brother, 1st cousin or 2nd cousin, but further than that we would likely see more mutations.

From: “the BELLEVILLE ADVOCATE” – Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL. “HILL, died at his home in Freeburg on Thurs, July 2d, 1891, James Hill in the 80th year of his age. Mr. James Hill was one of the oldest residents of St. Clair County…..” (James, born 1811, was the son of Peter Hill, I, and Elizabetha Wilderman). “Peter Hill (I) emigrated to this county from Penn about the year 1807. Near that time came also from the same place, another branch of the Hill family, and the Wilderman family, and the Stuntz family. Many strange stories are told of the accidents that happened to these people as they wandered from place to place trying to better their condition. It has passed down into history that a daughter of Jonathan Hill was carried away by a panther and only the partial remains of her dead body were found buried under a log to tell the sad story of her fate.”

KIT 24699: WILLIAM HILL I, born Bet. 1745 – 1755, and died Bet. 09 March 1807 and 1820 in probably St. Clair Co., IL or possibly in Fayette Co., PA., m/c1773 prob. NJ, poss PA to Mary (RITTENHOUSE?, d/o Peter Rittenhouse and Hannah Hall?), b/bet 1755/57 prob NJ, d/c1803 prob. Crawford Co., PA. Children: (1) Peter I, b/29 Dec 1774 NJ/PA?, d/16 Nov 1820 Belleville Twp., SCCIL, m/c1800 prob FCPA to Elisabetha (Elizabeth) WILDERMAN b/13 Jun 1781 MD, d/27 Jan 1861 Belleville Twp., SCCIL (d/o George Wilderman, Sr. and Patience Davis Dorsey); (2) William II, b/1776, d/04 Aug 1842 Conneaut Tsp., Crawford Co., PA, m/bet 1803-1809 FCPA to Ruth PADEN b/c1787 Menallen Twp., FCPA, d/Knox? or Mercer Co.?, IL; (3) Unknown female b/c 1778; (4) Unknown male b/c1782; (5) Sarah Elizabeth b/16 Aug 1784 FCPA (tombstone has “born in Fayette Co., PA” – d/08 Sept. 1839 Freeburg, St. Clair Co., IL), m/10 Jan 1805 Crawford Co., PA to Capt. John STUNTZ b/10 Apr 1780 Crawford/Allegheny? Co., PA, d/24 Dec 1853 Freeburg, SCCIL; (6) Susanna b/bet 1784 – 1787 NJ/PA?, d/ 1860-1870 prob. SCCIL, m1/bet 1801/1807 prob Crawford Co., PA to Thomas McGUIRE b/PA , d/c1823 SCCIL, m2/aft 19 Aug 1826 prob SCCIL to John Walker WOODS II b/bet 1775/82, d/15 Feb. 1859 SCCIL; (7) Nancy b/17 Nov 1788 NJ/PA?, d/15 Aug 1866 SCCIL, m/25 Oct 1808 in SCCIL to George WILDERMAN, Jr. b/22 Apr 1788 MD, d/27 Jun 1866 SCCIL; (8) Delilah b/c 1790 PA, d/19 Aug 1826 SCCIL, m/15 Nov 1808 SCCIL to John Walker WOODS II, b/bet 1775/82, d/15 Feb 1859 SCCIL.
Direct paternal lineage of DNA participant 24699:
William HILL (c1750-1807/19 PA or IL)
Peter HILL, I (1774 NJ or PA – 1820 IL)
James HILL (1811 IL -1891 IL)
Peter HILL (1835 IL -1899 IL)
Samuel Arthur (Sam) HILL (1871 IL -1941 IL)
Oral Edgar (Dutch) HILL (1904 IL – 1981 MO)
Richard Keith HILL (1931 MO – living)
Contact: spntosprno@clearwave.com

KIT 54066: JONATHAN b. 20 April 1646, Woburn, MA d. 1717 Billerica, MA; son and grandson both named Joseph believed to have emigrated to NJ (with Farley cousins) in ca 1705; GG grandson son JONATHAN, b. ca. 1764 in Bethlehem, N.J. and bpt. 9 Apr 1769, at St. Thomas Church in Alexandria, Hunterdon Co., N.J. and d. ca 1808 in Ill. He m. Ruth Maple in N.J. or Franklin, Fayette, PA. She was b.ca. 13 Sep 1772, prob. in Middlesex Co., N.J. the dau. of David Maple and ?Mary Johnson, and d. 6 Dec. 1825, Turkey Hill, St. Clair, Ill. Jonathan Hill was living in Conneaut Twp., Crawford Co., PA in 1800. He may have gone to Ill in 1807 and d. there before Ruth and children came 2 June 1808 with the family of Peter Hill. Seven children: William b. ca. 1792, PA and d. Jan 1859, m. Sarah Rittenhouse; DAVID, b. 10 Mar 1794 PA, d. 6 Aug 1881, Ill, m. Isabelle Burnett; Sarah “Sally”, b. 12 Jan 1797 PA, d. 22 Feb 1865 Ill, m. Thomas J. Wright; dau. b. ca.1799, Pa (killed by panther?), d. young; Mary” Polly”, 1801, Conneaut, Crawford, PA. m. Mark John Wood; Jonathan, b. 1 Oct 1803, Conneaut, Crawford, PA, d.2 Mar 1840, m. Elizabeth Ellsworth; Henry, b. 1 Nov 1805 Conneaut, Crawford, PA, d. 3 Sept 1870 Munroe Co. Ill. m. Sarah (Ellsworth?) Lamastress b. 1809, d. 1841. Henry m. (2) Sarah Ann Sackets 1842.
Direct parental lineage of DNA participant 54066;
Ralph 159? England – 1663 MA
Jonathan 1646 MA – 1717 MA
Joseph Hill 1683 MA -1751 NJ
Joseph Hill ca 1702 NJ -1774 NJ
Joseph Hill ca 1742 NJ – ca 1805
Jonathan Hill ca 1764 NJ – ca 1808 IL
David Hill 1794 PA – 1881 IL
Josiah P. Hill 1828 IL – 1910 IL
Robert Milton Hill 1854 IL – 1924 KS
Charles Bright Hill 1889 KS – 1947 CT
Harmon Milton Hill 1921 ME – 2010 CT
Dorian Evan Hill 1947 CT –
Contact: dorianhill@comcast.net or dehill1947@gmail.com

KIT N13537: Ralph Hill was granted land in Plymouth August 7,1638. It is not known where he was from. He was a widower with 2 children when he married Margret (?), widow of Roger Toothaker, December 21, 1638. They moved from Plymouth to Woburn then were one of the founders of Billerica MA (1652-3) where they both died.
Direct paternal lineage of DNA participant N13537:
Ralph Hill
Nathaniel Hill probably born in Plymouth 1642, married Elizabeth Holmes June 21, 1667 in Billerica MA.
Joseph Hill born in Billerica MA March 18, 1672/3, married Susanna Baldwin April 14, 1677, both died Billerica.
Jonathan Hill born in Billerica MA April 28, 1718, married Mary Lane January 13, 1747, both died Billerica.
Ralph Hill born in Billerica MA September 20, 1747, married Mary Jones April 15, 1777. He died Berlin VT, she died later in Billerica MA.
Brewer Hill born in Ashby MA September 16, 1784, married Celinda Carpenter of Woodstock CT. Both died Billerica MA.
Amos Wright Hill born Cambridge MA October 18, 1825, married Helen M. Gragg of Bedford MA.
Ralph Walter Hill born Waltham MA Novemer 22, 1858, married Emma Godber, born England, 1885 in Ipswich MA. Both died Waltham MA
Ralph Hill (living)
Walter James Hill b. march 7, 1886 in Waltham MA- d. Nov. 4,1939 in Ipswich MA married Feb. 28, 1917 in Waltham MA Florence White.
Contact: Jan at: jsaunders1@comcast.net

KIT 137053: (See above: KIT 24699): WILLIAM HILL I, born Bet. 1745 – 1755
Direct paternal lineage of DNA participant 137053:
William HILL (c1750 -1807 thru 1819 PA or IL)
Peter HILL, I (1774 NJ or PA – 1820 IL)
Isaac HILL, (1815 IL – Aft. 1870 poss. MO)
William HILL, (1842 IL – Aft. 1900)
Clarence E. HILL, (1871 IL – 1923 MA)
Henry Wallace “Harry” HILL, SR. (1896 IL – 1942 MA)
Earl Edward HILL, SR. (1933 MD – Living)
Contact: Catherine Hill, spntosprno@clearwave.com

KIT 97006: RALPH HILL, I, born Bet. 1595-1610, prob. England, poss. Holland, died 29 April 1663, Billerica, Middlesex Co., MA; married (1st) Unknown Lady, before 1630; died before 21 December 1638; Children: (1) Jane HILL, b/ c1630, d/ 20 December 1646, Woburn, MA, marr/ Francis LITTLEFIELD Bet. 16454-1646, b/ c17 June 1619 Tichfield, Hants, England; (2) RALPH HILL II, b/ c1633 England, d/ 09 April 1695, BMCMA, m/ Martha TOOTHAKER, 15 November 1660, BMCMA, b/ c1636, Plymouth Colony, MA, d/ 04 January 1703/04, BMCMA, (d/o Roger and Margaret Toothaker); (2nd) marr/ Margaret [–?–] (Mrs. Roger TOOTHAKER, a widow), 21 December 1638, Plymouth Colony, MA, d/ 22 November 1683, BMCMA; Children: (3) Nathaniel HILL, Sr., b/ c1642 probably Plymouth, MA, d/ 14 May 1706, Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., MA; marr/ Elizabeth HOLMES, 21 June 1667, BMCMA, b/ 02 March 1643/44, Cambridge, MA, d/ 09 October 1685, BMCMA; (4) Jonathan HILL, b/ 20 April 1646, Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA, d/ 1717 BMCMA, marr/ Mary HARTWELL, b/ c1643, prob Concord, MA, d/ 13 February 1694/95, BMCMA; (5) Rebecca HILL, b/ c1648, MA, d/ 29 March 1669, BMCMA, marr/ Caleb FARLEY, 05 July 1666, BMCMA, b/ 01 April 1645, Woburn, MA, d/ 29 March 1669, BMCMA.
Direct paternal lineage of DNA participant 97006:
Ralph Hill II, and Martha Toothaker
Daniel Hill, I, (1675 MA – ca 1750 MA)
Daniel Hill, II, (1724 MA – 1768 MA)
Daniel Hill, III, (1755 MA – 1814 MA)
George Hill, (1778 MA – 1845 MA)
Ezra Jenks Hill, (1840 MA – 1907 MA)
Daniel Eddy Hill, (1875 MA – 1959 MA)
Philip Colby Hill, (1918 MA – 2000)
Tyler Colby Hill, (1953 NY – living)
Contact: tylerchill@gmail.com

KIT 115113: Direct paternal lineage of DNA participant 115113:
Joseph Hill b Bef. 1700, Unk.
Samuel “Isaac” Hill b 14 Sept 1716, d 4 May 1785 NJ
Smith Hill b 16 Feb 1751, d 9 Jan 1822 NJ
Samuel Hill b 5 Apr 1792, d 5 Feb 1862 NJ
William Welling Hill, b. 1826, CA
Edward Franklin Hill, b. 24 May 1855, NJ
Frederick Provost Hill, b. 14 Jan 1888, NJ
Frederick Lee Hill, b. 31 Mar 1914, Louisville, KY or TN?
Frederick Lee Hill, Jr., b. 30 Oct 1943, Covington, KK
Daniel Frederick Hill, b. 02 June 1975 – living
Contact Frederick Lee Hill, Jr. poppy70@twc.com

KIT 314891: Direct paternal lineage of DNA participant 314891:
Peter Hill, born Dec 29, 1774, probably in New Jersey and died nov 16, 1820 in St. Clair County, IL.
Isaac Hill, born Feb 11, 1815 in St. Clair County, IL and died in 1870 in Chalk Level, St. Clair County, MO.
William Greene Hill, born Sep 18, 1842 in Freeburg, St. Clair, IL and died Apr 19, 1911 in Belleville, St. Clair, IL.
William Benjamin Hill, born May 12, 1876 in Illinois (probably in Belleville) and died Jun 15, 1950 in Hanover, Plymouth, MA.
Benjamin Jacob Hill, born Oct 2, 1907 in East St. Louis, St. Clair, IL and died Jun 17, 1977 while on vacation in Canada. He lived in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, NY.
Charles Lawrence Hill, born May 20, 1946 in New York City and still alive.
Contact: Charles Hill chill.wcsd@gmail.com