George B. Hill, of the extensive mercantile firm of Hill & Ballentine, of Bellevue, Idaho, is one of Idaho’s prominent businessmen and states-men. He came, through New England ancestry, of honorable English and German descent, and was born at Cherry Valley, New York, August 28, 1843. He is of fighting stock, too, his great-grandfather Hill
Benjamin Todd5, (Benjamin4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born 1756, died May 6, 1833, in Cherry Valley, N. Y., married March 1, 1778, Hannah Reynolds. Children: *386. John, b. Feb. 16, 1779. 387. Sophia, b. May 10, 1781. 388. Louise, b. Nov. 29, 1783. 389. Hannah, b. April 23, 1786. 390. Dorcas, b. July 17, 1788. 391.
James Brackett, a prominent lawyer of Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York, who graduated in the class with Daniel Webster, at Dartsmouth College, came to Rock Island in 1847 to spend the last years of a long and useful life. John Ely Brackett, eldest son of James Brackett, graduated from West Point and later was