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William W. Hill

WILLIAM W. HILL, planter, Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia son of Lodowick M. and Nancy (Johnson) Hill, was born in Wilkes County, March 31, 1826, the first-born of thirteen children, twelve sons and one daughter. Of the sons five are dead.

Until he was nineteen years old he worked on the plantation and went to school. He then entered the University of Georgia, Athens, and graduated in 1849 with the degree of A. B.

Returning from college, after a few years he purchased his present home plantation, and has continued in charge of it until the present time. The family has been distinguished for strict integrity, wealth, extra ordinary financial ability, a numerous membership, and influence. Mr. Hill possesses its marked characteristics, and enjoys merited prosperity.

During the civil war he was a Justice of the Peace and remained at home, excepting that at one time he was a member of the state militia or reserve.

Mr. Hill was married in 1851 to Miss Emma E., daughter of Micajah Anthony, of Wilkes County, who has borne him seven children, three sons and four daughters, all of whom are living. Since 1846 he has been connected with the Methodist Church, of which he is a valued and influential member.

Source: Memoirs of Georgia, Containing historical accounts of the states civil, military, industrial and professional interests and personal sketches of many of it’s people, Volume II, The Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 1895.

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