Biography of C. J. Hill
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Hill, C. J., was born August 4, 1819, in the town of Danby, and was educated in the district schools. At the age of eighteen he was given the charge and care of the farm by his father, and when twenty four years of age he married Hannah M. Atwell, of the town of Pharsalia, Chenango county, who died four years later. One child, a daughter, Frances Josephine, was the fruit of this marriage, but died after reaching womanhood. At the age of thirty one he married second Sarah D. Ireland, of Danby, and they have had six children, three sons and three daughters, three of whom are living. The oldest son, Uri J. resides in Kansas City, Mo.; C. Elbert resides in Ithaca, and the daughter, Hattie Louise, is at home., Mr. Hill is a Republican in politics, never having having missed an election since twenty one years of age, and has always been interested in promoting all interests for the moral and religious up building of the town in which he was born. He has been trustee of the M. E. church, and is recognized as a public spirited man, and one of Danby's most substantial citizens. In 1860 he bought and improved the J. Miller farm, where he now lives. Mr. Hill has made as many improvements as any citizen of Danbv, having been actively employed from an early age up to the present.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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