Biography of James Hill
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





JAMES HILL was born in the town of Tioga, December 14, 1816, a son of Chauncey and Lucy (Sexton) Hill. At an early age he learned the carpenter and joiner's trade, and subsequently became a well known and prosperous contractor and builder of Owego. On April 4, 1839, he was married with Harriet Emily, a daughter of Edward S. and Lydia (Curry) Madan. Their children were; Sarah E. (Mrs. Albert H. Keeler), Lydia (Mrs. Ernest de Vallier), Charles O., and Ida E. (Mrs. G. A. Morton). Mr. Hill died January 5, 1887. Mrs. Hill married, second, N. E. Neal, of Nichols. Mr. Neal was born March 18, 1827, in Pennsylvania. In his early youth he located at Nichols and became a contractor and builder. Later in life he became a furniture dealer at Nichols, until he retired from active business life and removed to Owego.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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