Biography of H. B. Hill
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Hill, H. B., was born in the town of Fleming, April 20, 1837, and is the third of seven children born to Cyrus B. and Candace (Bierce) Hill; she of Delaware and he of Cayuga county, N. Y. The grandparents, James and Pheobe (Spencer) Hill, came from Cayuga county to Troupsburg when the County was new. He spent his last days in Canisteo where he died in 1871; shs died in Troupsburg in 1859. He was a soldier in 1812. The great grandfather, Eleazer Hill, came from the east and was a pioneer of Cayuga county. Cyrus B. Hill, father of H. B., came to Troupsburg in 1843, and settled on a farm, He spent his last days with his son, where he died in September, 1889. Mrs. Hill died in 1875. H. B. Hill has always followed farming, and now owns a farm of fifty one and one half acres. In 1846 he married Mary, daughter of Ambrose and Caroline E. (Bonney) Conkey, by whom he had one daughter, Armie M. The grandfather, Luke Bonney, was one of the first settlers of Bonney Hill which was named for him. Ambrose Conkey was a physician and notion peddler. Mr. Hill enlisted April 29, 1861, in Company I, 19th N. Y. Vols., which regiment was transferred to the 3d N. Y. Artillery, June 2, 1863. He was at Washington, Williamsport, Harper's Ferry, and Fredericksburg, taking part in the engagements at Fort Macon, Goldsboro, Whitehall, and many other skirmishes. He is a member of Post Bailey, No. 351, G. A. R.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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