Biography of Caleb Hill
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Hill, Caleb, born at Granville, N. Y., came to Isle La Motte, Vt., about 1806 among the first settlers of the town, where he remained until his death in 1814. He was a hotel keeper on the north end, and was shot by an American officer in the War of 1812 in his own house. He cleared several farms and owned a good share of the land on Isle La Motte at that time. He married Cynthia Strong, of Granville, N. Y., daughter of Seth Strong. Their children are Rhoda, Ira, Calvin, Nathan, Horace, Harry, Hiram, Caleb, Barbara, Maria, Charlotte, and Phoebe. Calvin Hill was born at Granville, N. Y., and came here with his father. He marries Mercy Pike, of Isle La Motte, March 14, 1816, daughter of Ezra and Polly (Garlick) Pike, and his children were Dyer, Cynthia, Nelson, Calvin, Mercy, Phoebes, Henry, and Franklin. He died at the age of thirty six on June 25, 1831. His widow, Mercy Hill, still survives her husband at the age of ninety three, residing on the homestead - the oldest person now living on Isle La Motte. Dyer Hill was born on Isle La Motte in the same house where he has always lived, and is now seventy two years of age. He married, first, Martha Halal, of Isle La Motte, daughter of Enoch and Hannah (Scott) Hall, and their children are Henry, Alice, Charlotte, Wilbur, and Julian. Henry and Julian graduated from the University of Vermont, Burlington, Henry being a lawyer and Julian a physician, the latter being located in Buffalo, N. Y. Dyer Hill married, second, Hannah Wait, of Isle La Motte, daughter of William and Betsey (Truman) Wait. His grandfather, Gardner Wait, drew a pension from his service in the Revolutionary war. Ezra Pike was also a soldier of the Revolution. Henry C. Hill was born in Isle La Mottle in 1828, July 1st, and married Cornelia Scott, of La Motte, daughter of Harry and Cornelia (Wicker) Scott, July 1, 1852. His children are Elvira C., who married Dr. O. A. Holcombe, of Plattsburgh, N. Y., by whom he has one daughter, Jessie; Herbert E., who married Emma Chrystie, daughter of Rev. Robert Chrystie, and had two children, Edith C. and Hattie C., and died in 1882, March 10th; and Lena L., who, on August 19, 1885, married Frank H. Severance, now editor of the Buffalo Express-Illustrated, and by whom she has one son, Hayward M.; Arthur H., now in New York city; and May A., who married R. E. Houghton, June 9, 1889, and has one son, Roland H. Henry C. Hill has served as town clerk for two years, postmaster for sixteen years, was state senator in 1866-67, and has been it merchant for thirty nine years. Arthur H. Hill married Kathleen W. Simons, June 22, 1891.

From:
History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties Vermont
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y.
1891


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