Biography of Charles J. Hill of Pavilion, NY

Charles J. Hill, born May 4, 1846, on the farm where he now resides,. is a son of Charles and Julia A. (Wilcox) Hill, of Killingworth and Middletown, Conn. With his brother Albert he came here in 1819, and located on land bought by their father in 1808, which they improved. The father of Charles J. was a captain of militia. He taught school winters, by which he earned money to pay for clearing land. He died in 1874, aged 74 years. He had two daughters, Hannah A. Husted and Catherine M. Seaver. His father, Benjamin Hill, of Killingworth, born in April, 1765, was a physician of 40 years practice, and married Jemima Stannard. They reared five sons and one daughter, came to Genesee County in 1808, and bought 450 acres of land, and in 1828 located on 160 acres one mile north of where Charles J now lives, called Hill's Corners. He died in 1849. He was a son of James Hill, who married Hannah Nettleton, by whom he had 12 children, one of whom was Selah, grandfather of Gov. Hill. Charles J. Hill was educated at Le Roy and Valparaiso, Ind., and married, in February, 1887, Jennie W., daughter of William Russell, of Minnesota.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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