Biography of John G. Hill
Barton, Tioga County, NY Biographies





JOHN G. HILL, son of Elisha E. and Margaret (Hanna) Hill, was born in the town of Athens, Pa., September 17, 1821, and is a cousin of Hon. David B. Hill. He was educated in the public schools of Barton, to which town he came with his parents when only a few months old. He has always been a farmer and has resided on the old homestead ever since he came here as a child. Mr. Hill was married with Elizabeth R., daughter of David B. and Maria (Shipman) Cure, on September 8, 1875. Mr. Hill has seven brothers and sisters, among them Philomela, born May 7, 1823; Sarah, born February 26, 1826; Hannah, born July 28, 1828, died June 1, 1856; Elizabeth, born September 26, 1831; Tabitha, born, August 26, 1837. One day in 1894 a number of masked men entered Mr. Hill's house on the back side, bound two of his hired men who were there, and compelled them and Mrs. Hill and a niece to go into the pantry and sit on the floor, where they placed a guard over them. One of the company meanwhile entered the sitting room, whither Mr. Hill had just gone from the supper table, and levelled a double barreled gun at him, demanding "his money or his life." Mr. Hill jumped for the man, and knocked the barrel to one side the same instant the trigger was pulled. By this time Mr. Hill had drawn his revolver, and, shooting his antagonist in the neck, he dropped him to the floor. Mr. Hill then ran to see to his family. While he was thus occupied the robbers escaped and carried off the wounded man. Nothing more was ever known of them. It is supposed that the wounded man was weighted down and cast into the river, but the affair is still a mystery.

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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