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Martha Anne Eliza HILL

Female - Yes, date unknown
Person ID: I184 | Tree: Kerr Family  |  Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017


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  • Name Martha Anne Eliza HILL 
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 

    Parents

    Family ID: F44 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Abraham Webb "Asa" HILL (ID:I171),   b. 1784, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1844, Bastrop, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60) 
    Mother Elizabeth BARKSDALE (ID:I855),   b. 3 Jan 1796, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1883, Waelder, Gonzales, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87) 
    Married 6 Oct 1808  Hancock, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    • "The family moved to Georgia about the years 1800, and founded the little town of Hillsboro, which was not far distant from the town of Fayetteville in Fayette County, and La Grange in Troup County, and it was there that he met and married Elizabeth Barksdale." [8]

    Other Personal Events

    Immigration 1834  Gay Hill, Washington, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    from Hillsboro, Georgia 
    • "In 1834, my great-grandfather, Asa Hill, accompanied by one son, William Carroll Andrew Jackson Hill, and his nephew, Isaac Lafayette Hill, journeyed to Texas, and selected a place for settlement in Austin's colony near Gay Hill, and then returned to Georgia to arrange for the removal of his family to Texas. The return voyage commenced at Columbus, Georgia, by steamboat on the Chattahoochee River to the port of Appalachicola, where the party reembarked on a schooner for New Orleans, by way of Mobile. At the port of New Orleans, a sailing vessel was employed for crossing the Gulf of Mexico, and, after a voyage of eighteen days, they reached the little port of Matagorda on Matagorda Bay. Ox wagons furnished the vehicles for travel from Matagorda to San Felipe, which was then the seat of the provincial government, and thence on to Gay Hill, which journey occupied seven days of travel.
    • Role: Witness
    Story Jan 1840  Rutersville College, Rutersville, Fayette, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Rutersville College 
    • "One of the great problems in the daily life of my great-grandparents and of others resident in this community was the continuance of the appropriate education of their children, and therefore they welcomed and supported the Rutersville College, which was organized near by in honor of the Reverend Martin Ruter, one of the first Methodist missionaries who had been sent to Texas. Through the energetic zeal of Reverend Chauncey Richardson, a charter was obtained for Rutersville College from the Republic of Texas, with a donation by the Congress of the Republic of four leagues of land for the benefit of the college. The Reverend Chauncey Richardson became its first president. It is very interesting to me to note that the roster of this college, for its first term, included the following children of Asa and Elizabeth Hill, viz.:

      Monroe Hill (James Monroe Hill);
      Asa Collingsworth Hill;
      John C. Hill;
      Sarah Anne Hill;
      Mary Anne Rebecca Hill;
      Martha Anne Eliza Hill;
      Susanna Amanda Hill;
      Louisiana Elizabeth Hill;

      And also, a little Mexican fifer boy captured at San Jacinto by my grandfather, James Monroe Hill, and whose name was Joseph Mendes. This little Mexican boy was offered the option of returning to Mexico, but he expressed a decided preference for remaining in Texas, and he lived with and was educated by Asa and Elizabeth Hill.

      My great-grandparents, Hugh and Lucy Kerr, also had, in the first enrollment in Rutersville College, the following children:

      Jane H. Kerr (afterwards, Mrs. James Monroe Hill);
      Mary J. A. Kerr;
      George Kerr;

      And also their cousins,

      J. N. McD. Thomson and
      Susan C. Thomson,
      Children of Alexander Thomson.

      J. N. McD. Thomson was a member of the ill-fated Mier Expedition in 1842, of whom more will be recounted later.

      The enrollment of Rutersville College for the years 1840 was reproduced in the Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association in October 1898, in Volume II, Number 2, on pages 124-125, and the catalogue and enrollment for the year 1841 is photostatically reproduced on pages 46-47 of the Texas Methodist Centennial Year Book, (1834-1934) together with photographs of the old college building during the period that it was Rutersville College, and later when it became the Texas Military Institute.

      I now possess, and have read with great interest, a copy of the diary of my great-uncle, the Reverend A. B. F. Kerr, during the period of time when he was acting as agent for Rutersville College in 1849-52, and this daily journal of his travels as circuit rider and agent for the college is intensely interesting. He began the journal with this inscription:

      "This book is to register my daily deeds and actions. O! May I not do anything of which I would be ashamed to record.
      "As yet, I have accomplished but little; may the Lord direct and guide me successfully for Christ's sake."
    Rutersville College
    Rutersville College
    RUTERSVILLE COLLEGE FOUNDED IN 1840 This was the first Protestant and Methodist school founded in Texas and was located near La Grange, Texas, and was named in honor of Martin Ruter who came to Texas as a missionary in 1837 and died May 16, 1838. RUTERSVILLE COLLEGE FOUNDED IN 1840
    This was the first Protestant and Methodist school founded in Texas and
    was located near La Grange, Texas, and was named in honor of Martin
    Ruter who came to Texas as a missionary in 1837 and died May 16, 1838.
    Education 1841  Rutersville College, Rutersville, Fayette, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7
    Rutersville College 
    • Included in the Second Annual Catalogue of Rutersville College student roll: Asa C. Hill, John C. Hill, Sarah A. A. Hill, Elizabeth L. Hill, Sarah Ann Hill, M. A. R. Hill, Martha Ann Hill, and Jane H. Kerr.
    • Role: Classmate
    Roll of Rutersville College Student Body
    Roll of Rutersville College Student Body
    Siblings
    1. Dr. Green Washington HILL,   bur. Old La Grange City Cemetery, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    2. William Carroll Andrew Jackson HILL,   d. Yes, date unknown
     
    3. Jeffrey Barksdale HILL,   d. Yes, date unknown
     
    4. Susanna Amanda Hill HILL,   d. Yes, date unknown
     
    5. Mary Anne Rebecca HILL,   d. Yes, date unknown
     
    6. Sarah Anne Amelia HILL,   d. Yes, date unknown
     
    7. Colonel James Monroe HILL,   b. 13 Mar 1818, Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1904, Austin, Travis, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    8. Serena Pinkney HILL,   b. 19 Sep 1821, Putnam, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1903, Waelder, Gonzales, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    9. Elizabeth Louisa Anna "Louisiana" HILL,   b. 5 Feb 1824, Putnam, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1882, Waelder, Gonzales, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    10. Asa Collingsworth "Colley" HILL,   b. 26 Nov 1826, Hillsboro, Baldwin, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1913, Beeville, Bee, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    11. John Christopher Columbus HILL,   b. 15 Nov 1828, Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1904
     
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1834 - Gay Hill, Washington, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsStory - Jan 1840 - Rutersville College, Rutersville, Fayette, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1841 - Rutersville College, Rutersville, Fayette, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
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  • Source Citations

    1. [S75] Hill Family of Fayetteville, Typical Texians, George A. Hill, Immigration to Texas. (Reliability: 4), 2 Oct 2017.
      In 1834, Asa Hill, accompanied by one son, William Carroll Andrew Jackson Hill, and his nephew, Isaac Lafayette Hill, journeyed to Texas, and selected a place for settlement in Austin's colony near Gay Hill, and then returned to Georgia to arrange for the removal of his family to Texas.

    2. [S175] San Jacinto Museum, San Jacinto Museum of History, (http://www.sanjacinto-museum.org : 2017), accessed 23 Nov 2017), James Monroe Hill (Reliability: 4), 23 Nov 2017.
      James Monroe Hill - San Jacinto Museum Statistics
      James Monroe Hill - San Jacinto Museum Statistics


    3. [S176] Kemp Biographical Sketches, (San Jacinto Museum and Library. \i San Jacinto Museum and Library\i0 . http:\\www.sanjacinto-museum.org : 2017), "Veteran Biographies," \i San Jacinto Museum and Library\i0  (http:\\www.sanjacinto-museum.org : accessed 24 Nov 2017) (Reliability: 4), 24 Nov 2017.
      Page 112 of L. W. Kemp sketch manuscript, with some handwritten annotations.
      Kemp Biographical Sketch of Asa Hill
      Kemp Biographical Sketch of Asa Hill


    4. [S78] Handbook of Texas Online, (https://tshaonline.org.), Joseph Blanton, "HILL, ASA COLLINSWORTH," online handbook (https://tshaonline.org : accessed 22 Sep 2019), http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fhiwv. (Reliability: 4), 22 Sep 2019.
      citing Handbook of Texas Online, Joseph E. Blanton, "HILL, ASA COLLINSWORTH," accessed September 19, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fhiwv.


    5. [S75] Hill Family of Fayetteville, Typical Texians, George A. Hill, Rutersville College. (Reliability: 4), 3 Oct 2017.
      ...a charter was obtained for Rutersville College from the Republic of Texas.

    6. [S82] Texas Methodist Centennial Yearbook, Olin W. Nail, editor, (Elgin, Texas: Olin W. Nail, 1934.), 47. (Reliability: 4), 3 Oct 2017.
      Roll of Student Body of Rutersville College, 1841.
      Roll of Rutersville College Student Body
      Roll of Rutersville College Student Body


    7. [S75] Hill Family of Fayetteville, Typical Texians, George A. Hill, Rutersville College enrollement. (Reliability: 4), 3 Oct 2017.

    8. [S75] Hill Family of Fayetteville, Typical Texians, George A. Hill, Marriage of Hill-Barksdale. (Reliability: 4), 10 Oct 2017.
      The family moved to Georgia about the years 1800, and founded the little town of Hillsboro, which was not far distant from the town of Fayetteville in Fayette County, and La Grange in Troup County, and it was there that he met and married Elizabeth Barksdale.

    9. [S675] Hill Family of Beersheba Springs, Tennessee, Willis, Ralph H., (Grundy County Historical Society. \i Grundy County History & Heritage\i0 . https://www.grundycountyhistory.org/ : 2019), "THE HILL FAMILY OF BEERSHEBA SPRINGS. TENNESSEE," \i Grundy County History & Heritage\i0

       (https://www.grundycountyhistory.org/ : accessed 25 Sep 2019) (Reliability: 4), 25 Sep 2019.
      THE HILL FAMILY OF BEERSHEBA SPRINGS. TENNESSEE
      THE HILL FAMILY OF BEERSHEBA SPRINGS. TENNESSEE



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