Biography of William Hill
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Hill, William, born in Cumberland county, Virginia, March 3, 1769; was graduated at Hampden Sydney in 1788, pursuing the theological course, and was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Hanover, July 10, 1790; after spending two years as a missionary in Virginia he settled in Berkeley (now Jefferson) county, and in 1800 accepted the pastorate of the Presbyterian church in Winchester; he removed to Prince Edward county in 1834, and after a two years pastorate became pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, but in 1838 returned to Winchester, where he spent the remainder of his days; he delivered an oration at Harper's Ferry in commemoration of Gen. Washington, published several sermons, and was the author of a "History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States," which he intended to issue in numbers, but only the first appeared; he died in Winchester, Virginia, November 16, 1852.


FROM:
Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography
Volume II
By: Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. D.
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York 1915



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