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,
Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography
By: Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. D.
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York 1915
Vol. 2 Prominent Persons in Virginia
Vol. 2 Judges of the Supreme Court of Appeals
Vol. 2 United States Senators
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