Biography of Nicholas Hill Jr.
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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NICHOLAS HILL.

NICHOLAS HILL, JR., was born at Florida, Montgomery county, N. Y., in the year 1805, and died May 1, 1859. He became a barrister of national reputation gained especially as a writer of legal treatises. Mr. Hill was of Irish descent, his grandfather, John Hill, having been a native of Derry county, Ireland, whence he emigrated to this country, being one of the earliest settlers of Florida, N. Y. His son, Nicholas Hill, Sr., was a soldier in the Continental army during the war for Independence.

The subject of this notice would seem to have been provided by nature with a legal mind. Early in life he began reading law and was admitted to the Supreme Court bar when but twenty-four years of age. Soon after he formed a law partnership with Deodatus Wright and began practice at Amsterdam, later removing to Saratoga Springs, this county, where he was a- lawyer of eminence and valued ability for many years. He assisted Judge Esek Cowen in his great work, "Notes on Phillips' Evidence." In 1840 he removed to Albany where he became reporter of the Supreme Court, a position which he filled four years. In Albany he was associated with Deodatus Wright and Stephen P. Nash and subsequently with Peter Cagger and Hon. John K. Porter as senior member of the famous legal firm of Hill, Cagger & Porter. He published the seven volumes of "Reports" which bear his name.


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