Husband: Jesse Hills (1 2 3 4)
Born: 1807 in New York
Married:
Died: 1862 in Shiloh, TN
Father: George Hills
Mother: >>>
Spouses:
Wife: Pamelia Gould (5)
Born: 21 Dec 1807 in NY (6)
Died: 05 Dec 1847 in WI
Father: Jonathan Gould
Mother: Elizabeth
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): John Hills (7)
Born: 1829
Died:
Spouses:
02 (M): William Hills, Sr (8 9)
Born: 22 Mar 1831 in Hebron, Washington, NY
Died: 21 Apr 1920 in Loyal, Clark, WI
Spouses: Phoebe Sitts; Delana Fuller; Tamma Jane Fuller
03 (M): Calvin Hills (10)
Born: 1834 in NY
Died: 1870 in MI
Spouses:
04 (F): Roxy Jane Hills (11)
Born: 1838 in NY
Died:
Spouses: Abram J. Smith
05 (M): Oliver Hagard Hills (12 13 14)
Born: 1842 in NY
Died: 1917 in Oklahoma (15)
Spouses: Hulda Elvira Graves
Additional Information

Jesse Hills:

Notes:

Civil War Co B 16th Regiment Infantry
MIA 6 Apr 1862, Shiloh, TN

1830-1840 residence Hebron, Washington, NY

Pamelia Gould:

Notes:

JESSE HILL / HILLS (1807 – 1862) 1830-40 residence: Hebron, Washington, NY
Civil War: Co. B 16th Regt Inf., residence Concord, enl. 24 Oct 1861
Remarks: MIA, 6 Apr 1862, Shiloh, TN
m. (1) Pamelia Gould (1807 NY-05 Dec 1847 WI) parents: John Burr & Mary (Moore) Gould
5-children:
1. John (1829)
2. William, Sr. (22 Mar 1831 NY – 21 Apr 1920 WI)
m. (1) 1857 Phoebe Sitts (dau. of George Sitts), (1833 - 3 Nov 1868)
Clarissa Elizabeth (1859-d. age 9 mos),
Frances Luella (1862-1936), m. (1) Eli Mack (2) Ralph Clemetson
George (1868), m. Hattie Schaffer
m. (2) 1869 Delana Fuller, d. 1885 (m. 25 Apr 1869, Clark Co., WI)
William Jr. (1870-1916, m. 1895 Bertha Lenling), Ray (1875-1942)
m. (3) 1886 Tammie J. (Fuller) Meacham Nichols (1832-1906)
Nichols children: William, Lester, Myron, Frank/George, Jennie, Fannie
Meacham children: George, Charles
3. Calvin (1834 NY-1870 MI)
4. Roxy Jane (1838 NY-1890), m. Abram J. Smith (Clark Co., WI)
5. Oliver Hagard (1842 NY-1917 OK), m. Huldah Elvira Graves (Clark Co., WI)

from Clark County site


Pamelia couldnot be the daughter of John Burr and Mary Moore Gould because she was already 20 years old when they got married. Pamelia was in Concord Wi abt same time as Jane. They both came from NY. They both ended up in Clark County, WI. In checking the 1830 and 1840 census for Hebron, Washington Co., NY I found the family of Jonathan Gould, whose family structure Pamelia, Alpha, Jane, and Eliza fit right into. I knew Jane's father's name was Jonathan Gould, but not exactly where in NY they lived. All these circumstances strongly point to these four siblings being the children of that Jonathan Gould of Hebron, NY, 1830 - 1840.

In addition, when Jane Gould Pierce moved to Clark County, WI in 1869, she "purchased 40 acres of land in the town of Eaton from Oliver and Hulda E. Hills, wife." Oliver was Pamelia's son and Jane's nephew. NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sectopn 7, T26NR1W Vol. 7, p. 630; 1856-1874 grantee index town of Sherman, Clark Co., WI.

Footnotes
  1. Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website (http://wvls.lib.wi.us/ClarkCounty/clark.htm).

    JESSE HILL / HILLS (1807 – 1862) 1830-40 residence: Hebron, Washington, NY
    Civil War: Co. B 16th Regt Inf., residence Concord, enl. 24 Oct 1861
    Remarks: MIA, 6 Apr 1862, Shiloh, TN
    m. (1) Pamelia Gould (1807 NY-05 Dec 1847 WI) parents: John Burr & Mary (Moore) Gould
    5-children:
    1. John (1829)
    2. William, Sr. (22 Mar 1831 NY – 21 Apr 1920 WI)
    m. (1) 1857 Phoebe Sitts (dau. of George Sitts), (1833 - 3 Nov 1868)
    Clarissa Elizabeth (1859-d. age 9 mos),
    Frances Luella (1862-1936), m. (1) Eli Mack (2) Ralph Clemetson
    George (1868), m. Hattie Schaffer
    m. (2) 1869 Delana Fuller, d. 1885 (m. 25 Apr 1869, Clark Co., WI)
    William Jr. (1870-1916, m. 1895 Bertha Lenling), Ray (1875-1942)
    m. (3) 1886 Tammie J. (Fuller) Meacham Nichols (1832-1906)
    Nichols children: William, Lester, Myron, Frank/George, Jennie, Fannie
    Meacham children: George, Charles
    3. Calvin (1834 NY-1870 MI)
    4. Roxy Jane (1838 NY-1890), m. Abram J. Smith (Clark Co., WI)
    5. Oliver Hagard (1842 NY-1917 OK), m. Huldah Elvira Graves (Clark Co., WI)

    [The information about Pamelia Gould's parents is wrong.]

  2. Census, Federal - 1830 - Washington Co, NY, Hebron, Ancestry p. 9 of 36.
  3. Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website (http://wvls.lib.wi.us/ClarkCounty/clark.htm), 1890 Veterans Schedule for Loyal Twsp, Clark Co., WI.

    Hills Jesse Pvt B 16 Wi Inf 24 Oct 1861 6 Apr 1862 5 mo 12 dy Loyal Missing in action Dies a prisoner

  4. Ibid.

    Jesse Hill was born in New York State, son of a veteran of the war of 1812, and was there reared. After his marriage to Pamelia Gould, a sister of Jay Gould, the famous New York financier and millionaire, they came in 1845 to Concord, Jefferson county, Wis., where, after working for others for some time, he bought a farm, on which he built a log house and began farming. In 1861, with four of his sons, he enlisted in the Civil War in which he and his stepson Elijah lost their lives. There were seven children in the family, of whom five, John, William, Sr., Calvin, Oliver and Roxy Jane, were by Jesse Hill's first wife, Pamelia. The mother dying about 1849, Mr. Hill had married for his second wife Mrs. Smith, by whom he had two children, Anna and Delight. Mrs. Hill by her marriage to Mr. Smith, also had two children, Volney and Elijah.

    [ Bio: Hill, William, Sr. (1831 - ?)

    Contact: Janet Schwarze

    Surnames: HILL, GOULD, SITTS, SMITH, WELSH, NICHOLS, GRAVES, MACK, CLEMETSON, SCHAFFER
    ----Source: 1918 History of Clark Co., WI, by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge
    ----William Hill, Sr., (1831 - ?)

    I believe the writer is wrong about Pamelia Gould being a sister to Jay Gould, the financier. The dates and places don't mesh.]

  5. Ibid.
  6. Ancestry.com, family tree of http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/76383368/family.

    [This tree's owner Dave, has corresponded with Evelyn Palmer on the DNA project. he is a descendant of Pamelia.]

  7. Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website (http://wvls.lib.wi.us/ClarkCounty/clark.htm).
  8. Ibid., 1918 History of Clark Co., WI, by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge.

    WILLIAM HILL, SR., a pioneer of Loyal township, now living a retired life in Loyal village, was born in Hebron township, Washington county, New York, March 22, 1831, son of Jesse and Pamelia (Gould) Hill. Jesse Hill was born in New York State, son of a veteran of the war of 1812, and was there reared. After his marriage to Pamelia Gould, a sister of Jay Gould, the famous New York financier and millionaire, they came in 1845 to Concord, Jefferson county, Wis., where, after working for others for some time, he bought a farm, on which he built a log house and began farming. In 1861, with four of his sons, he enlisted in the Civil War in which he and his stepson Elijah lost their lives. There were seven children in the family, of whom five, John, William, Sr., Calvin, Oliver and Roxy Jane, were by Jesse Hill's first wife, Pamelia. The mother dying about 1849, Mr. Hill had married for his second wife Mrs. Smith, by whom he had two children, Anna and Delight. Mrs. Hill by her marriage to Mr. Smith, also had two children, Volney and Elijah.

    William Hill, Sr., got his schooling in New York State and in Jefferson county, Wis. When 27 years old he married Phoebe Sitts, daughter of George Sitts of Iron Ridge, Dodge county, this state. After his marriage he with his bride returned East for two years, then coming back to Iron Ridge, Dodge county, where he conducted the hotel and grocery store of his father-in-law. In the spring of 1864, in company with three others: William Welsh, and two brothers-in-law, Abraham Smith and Henry Sitts--he came to Clark county, the party walking from Tomah to Black River Falls, from there to Neillsville, and then to Loyal township. Eating dinner at the quarter stake between sections 10 and 11, each man selected the quarter section on the corner of which he was then sitting.

    Then they went to Eau Claire to get their claims registered, after which they returned to Black River Falls. That fall they went to Dodge county and brought their wives here. With an axe as his only tool Mr. Hill built a log house, and the first winter earned a cow by working out. Burning was the only way to get rid of the heavy hardwood timber which covered the place, and he and his wife often sat up far into the night watching the fires. His spare time he spent in making shingles, which he sold at Neillsville for only $2 a thousand, though he had to pay as high as $16 a barrel for flour and salt. After about a year on the farm Mr. Hill lost his wife. He subsequently married Delany Fuller, a native of Monroe, Green county, but then living in Clark county. She died about 1884 and he later married for his third wife Tammie J. Nichols. Mr. Hill lived on that farm for about thirty years, during which time he made good progress in its development and became recognized as one of the successful farmers of his township and one of its most prominent citizens. He served in various offices ' including those of constable, assessor, justice of the peace, and school clerk, and aside from his farming interests he was a stockholder in the Greenwood creamery.

    When he retired from the farm he took up his residence in the village of Loyal, where he has since made his home. It is interesting to, note that Loyal township received its name from Mr. Hill's brother, Oliver H., who came west with him after he left the army. Oliver H. had married Hulda Graves, and when the town was set out Oliver Hill was asked to name it. The name "Loyal" came into his mind as the result of his recent experience in fighting for the Union, and it was accepted on his suggestion. The children of William. Hill, Sr., by his first wife were Clarissa Elizabeth, Frances Luella, and George. Clarissa E. was born in Jefferson county, Wis., and died at the age of nine months. Frances L., born at Iron Ridge, Dodge county, Wis., married Eli Mack, by whom she had three children-John, William, and Earl. She married secondly Ralph Clemetson, and by him has two children: Milton, a veteran of the Mexican border campaign, and now in the Federal service; and Elsie, who married Henry De Young and has four children-Marie, Catherine, Frances, and Alice. George Hill was born in Clark county and is now living in Fremont, Mich. He married Hattie Schaffer and has seven children.

    By his second wife William Hill, Sr., had two children-William and Ray. William, who is now deceased, married Bertha Lenling, and they had seven children-Paul, Calvin, Harold, Walter, Alfred, Charles, and Delany. The wife and children reside in Loyal. Ray Hill, who is unmarried, lives in Elmhurst, Langlade county, Wis. The children by Mr. Hill's third wife, by her first husband, Lester Nichols, were William, Lester, Myron, Frank, Jennie, and Fannie. By her second husband, William Meachem, there were two children. Three grandchildren are married and have children; John and William Mack, sons of Eli and Frances L. Mack, and Jessie, daughter of George and Hattie Hill.

    Response

    Pamelia Gould Hill was not a sibling of Jay Gould. Her father was Jonathan Gould of Hebron, Washington County, New York. Her siblings were Alpha, Jane S., and Eliza Gould. Diane Z. Stevens (family member).

  9. Obituary, ---Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 04/23/1920.

    ---Hills, William (22 MAR 1831 - 21 APR 1920)

    Wm. Hills died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. Clementson, on Wednesday, April 21, 1920, at the age of 89 years. He was born in Hebron Township, Washington Co., N.Y., March 22, 1831, and came with his parents to Jefferson Co., Wis., in 1845. When 27 years old he married Phoebe Sitts of Iron Ridge. After his marriage he, with his bride, returned east for two years, then coming back to Iron Ridge, dodge County, where he conducted a hotel and grocery store for his father-in-law.



    In the spring of 1864 in company with three others, William Welch and two brothers-in-law, Abraham Smith and Henry Sitts, he came to Clark County, Wis., walking from Tomah to Black River Falls, from there to Neillsville and then to Loyal township. Each man selected a quarter section, cornering together on Sec. 10 and 11. That fall they went to Dodge County and brought their wives back.



    With an axe as his only tool, Mr. Hill built a log house. In his spare time he spent making shingles, which he sold at Neillsville for $2 a thousand. After about a year on the farm, Mr. Hill lost his wife. He later married Delany Fuller, who died in 1884. Later he married Tammie Nichols, who died a number of years ago.



    Mr. Hill lived on his farm about 30 years and during that time he held offices of constable, assessor, justice of the peace, and school clerk. He was a kind neighbor and friend. During the past few years he has been a great sufferer, but was always patient.



    He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Francis Clementson of Loyal, two sons, George Hill of Michigan, Ray Hill of Elmhurst, one sister, Mrs. Annie Mingle of Wibeaux, Mont., seventeen grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.



    The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, and was largely attended by friends and neighbors. Rev. Chatterson officiated.



    The remains were interred in the Dodgeville Cemetery. aka Pine Grove, Loyal Twp

  10. Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website (http://wvls.lib.wi.us/ClarkCounty/clark.htm).
  11. Ibid.
  12. Ibid., 1918 History of Clark Co., WI, by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge.

    It is interesting to, note that Loyal township received its name from Mr. Hill's brother, Oliver H., who came west with him after he left the army. Oliver H. had married Hulda Graves, and when the town was set out Oliver Hill was asked to name it. The name "Loyal" came into his mind as the result of his recent experience in fighting for the Union, and it was accepted on his suggestion.

  13. Ibid.

    http://wvls.lib.wi.us/ClarkCounty/clark.htm.
    "JESSE HILL / HILLS (1807 - 1862) 1830-40 residence: Hebron, Washington, NY
    Civil War: Co. B 16th Regt Inf., residence Concord, enl. 24 Oct 1861
    Remarks: MIA, 6 Apr 1862, Shiloh, TN
    m. (1) Pamelia Gould (1807 NY-05 Dec 1847 WI) parents: John Burr & Mary (Moore) Gould
    5-children:
    1. John (1829)
    2. William, Sr. (22 Mar 1831 NY - 21 Apr 1920 WI)
    m. (1) 1857 Phoebe Sitts (dau. of George Sitts), (1833 - 3 Nov 1868)
    Clarissa Elizabeth (1859-d. age 9 mos),
    Frances Luella (1862-1936), m. (1) Eli Mack (2) Ralph Clemetson
    George (1868), m. Hattie Schaffer
    m. (2) 1869 Delana Fuller, d. 1885 (m. 25 Apr 1869, Clark Co., WI)
    William Jr. (1870-1916, m. 1895 Bertha Lenling), Ray (1875-1942)
    m. (3) 1886 Tammie J. (Fuller) Meacham Nichols (1832-1906)
    Nichols children: William, Lester, Myron, Frank/George, Jennie, Fannie
    Meacham children: George, Charles
    3. Calvin (1834 NY-1870 MI)
    4. Roxy Jane (1838 NY-1890), m. Abram J. Smith (Clark Co., WI)
    5. Oliver Hagard (1842 NY-1917 OK), m. Huldah Elvira Graves (Clark Co., WI)."

    [This item connects Oliver Hills as a son of Pamelia Gould and Jesse Hills, and nephew of Jane Gould Pierce. However, I believe the information about Pamelia's parents is incorrect.]

  14. Census, Federal 1860, Concord, Jefferson, Wisconsin.

    Name: Oliver Hill
    Age: 18
    Birth Year: abt 1842
    Gender: Male
    Birth Place: New York
    Home in 1860: Concord, Jefferson, Wisconsin
    Post Office: Concord
    Family Number: 663
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Jesse Hill 33
    Catherine Hill 40
    Oliver Hill 18
    Nancy D Hill 5
    Rhoda A Hill 4
    Valney Smith 19
    Elijah Smith 17

  15. Findagrave (http://www.findagrave.com/).

    Name: Oliver H. Hill
    Birth Date: 1842
    Death Date: 1917
    Burial or Cremation Place: Chandler, Lincoln County, Oklahoma, USA
    Spouse: Huldah Elvira Hill

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