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Hill Bible

Hill Bible

This bible record and family portraits section was
separated from the bible and, along with some other
related but unidentified cabinet cards and CDVs in the bible,
were auctioned.

I am transcribing the bible records and some accompanying
documents.

These items are currently in the possession of Tracy St. Claire,
114 Hilltop Lane, Sleepy Hollow, IL 60118. aaf@ais.net


These items were passed to collateral relative
Jim Culbert .


SURNAMES

HILL
FREAS
STEARNS
LOW
COTTRELL
WILSON
SEELEY

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[Page One -- Marriages]



Chas F. Hill and Mary Jane Freas daughter of Andrew and
Lydia Freas were married Dec 31st 1863

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[Page Two -- Births]



Chas F. Hill was born Dec 2d 1834

Mary Jane Hill was born Jan 27th 1838

George Elliott Hill was born July 27th 1865

Charles Willard Hill was born November 7th 1870

Gertrude Hill was born May 5th 1875

Bessie Hill was born March 29th 1879

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[Page Three -- Deaths]



Bessie Hill died December 15th 1879 aged 8 months
and 17 days

Mary Jane Hill died January 10th 1914 aged 75 years
11 months and 13 days

Charles F. Hill died October 6th 1919 aged 84 years
10 months and four days

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[Page Four -- Memoranda]



This is to certify that on this, the fifth day of May, A.D. 1876,
George Elliott, Charles Willard, and Gertrude Hill, children
of Charles F. and Mary Jane Hill, were by me baptized
in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
Ghost, according to the Discipline and Usages of the
Methodist Episcopal Church. Wm. W. Evans

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Names on accompanying photos in bible:

Bettie Huges Hill (Kimball Santa Monica) --taken Pittston, PA

Lucy Hill (Lucy Wilson) --taken Pittston, PA

Alice Creasy Cottrell --taken Richmond, VA

Grandma Freas -- unknown location

Clarance Freas Lawyer Phila -- taken Williamsport, PA

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The photos in this lot were predominantly York, PA.
There is a classroom photo labelled "River School",
another labelled "Granmma", another says "this is
Sallie Card".

There are several group photos including a large group
outside a house.

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Transcript from an accompanying letter, carbon copy type:



Conygham
South Bend
Hilton
Bloomsburg
Quakertown
Richlandtown
>Philadelphia
West Los Angeles

MEMORANDUM

While in Pennsylvania in July, where I arrived one day too late,
to attend the funeral of our Cousin Mrs. Gertrude Hill Stearns
(widow of the late Mr. John Henry Stearns) I visited at the home
of our cousin Thomas H. Low at Pleasant Valley, Bucks County,
Pa. During the visit Tom., brought out Grandfather Jacob Hill's
Bible to show the family record therein. The record was on both
sides of a leaf which had word loose and Tom.m [sic] let me
take it along back to Chicago to have photostat copies made of
it. I had ten prints made and mailed out eight of them as above
indicated.

The reference to - Fitz - does not appear on the leaf but was shown
on the photostats by laying a rider on one side of the leaf. I found
the referance in a book while browsing around in the Philadephia
Public Library a few weeks before. While in South Bend, Indiana
on July 29-30, I was informed by our aunt Jennie Hill, that the
blurred figures for the birth year of our Uncle S. Wesley Hill were
1844 and that the dates of death of Uncles Thomas Jordan Hill and
Dr. Jacob W. Hill were September 24, 1917 and February 23. 1937.
respectively.

This for the information of the several recipients of photostats to which
they may add this data if they choose.

Chicago -- Illinois.
Saturday - August 10, 1940.
[signed] G. B. Hill
7202 Harvard Avenue

[non carbon-copy typewriter at bottom]

E.W.H.

I suggest you arrange to have the photostat I sent you eventually to fall
into the hands of George Elliott Hill of Germantown, Pa.

I expect to be at - The Bear - by this time next week and after about
ten days up there to start eastward for the ports of Sydney and Halifax
in Nova Scotia. Back to Chicago about October 1st.

Martin Mayer, old Illinois Central conductor in our time showed up
in Chicago during the week and called on me last Tuesday. The next
day we took in a ball game and in the evening attended a professional
exhibition of wrestling.

He was retired two years ago and lives in Minneapolis. Was on the Great
Northern.

[handwritten around the sides ]

Martin is four years younger than me and we figured out that we two
and you are the only survivors of the old gang. We were the youngsters
at that time and Martin cannot find any old timers. He wanted to met
[sic] Peg Barker, an engineer, particularly. They ran through a Nickle
Plate train in a fog at the Burnside crossing one night.
G.B. Bill

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Baptismal Certificate

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

We do certify:

That, according to the ordinance of Christ Himself, we did administer
to

George Elliott Hill III

The Sacrement of Holy Baptism

thereby making him a member of Christ, the child of God, and an
Inheritor of the Kingdom of Heaven; on the eleventh day of August,
in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty Three,
in Trinity Episcopal Church, Manassas, in the Diocese of Virginia
(signed) E. Guthrie Brown

Parents { Mr. George Elliott Hill Jr. Mrs. Florence Hill Turner}
Sponsors or Witnesses {Mr. Conway Loomis Seeley Mrs. Ruth Cox Seeley
E. Guthrie Brown}
Date of Birth 21 December 1929
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Baptismal Certificate

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

We do certify:

That, according to the ordinance of Christ Himself, we did administer
to

Mary Katherine Seeley

The Sacrement of Holy Baptism

thereby making her a member of Christ, the child of God, and an
Inheritor of the Kingdom of Heaven; on the eleventh day of August,
in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty Three,
in Trinity Episcopal Church, Manassas, in the Diocese of Virginia
(signed) E. Guthrie Brown

Parents { Mr. Conway Loomis Seeley Mrs. Ruth Cox Seeley}
Sponsors or Witnesses {Mr. Conway Loomis Seeley Mrs. Ruth Cox Seeley
E. Guthrie Brown}
Date of Birth 14 October 1930
Place of Birth Manassas, Virginia