Surname: Hilliard

Richard Dexter Genealogy, 1642-1904

Being a history of the descendants of Richard Dexter of Malden, Massachusetts, from the notes of John Haven Dexter and original researches. Richard Dexter, who was admitted an inhabitant of Boston (New England), Feb. 28, 1642, came from within ten miles of the town of Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland, and belonged to a branch of that family of Dexter who were descendants of Richard de Excester, the Lord Justice of Ireland. He, with his wife Bridget, and three or more children, fled to England from the great Irish Massacre of the Protestants which commenced Oct. 27, 1641. When Richard Dexter and family left England and by what vessel, we are unable to state, but he could not have remained there long, as we know he was living at Boston prior to Feb. 28, 1642.

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Samuel Love and Dorcas Bell – Descendants

Dorcas Bell, m. Samuel Love July 3rd, 1759. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Descendants 1) Robert Love, b. August 23rd, 1760 in Augusta County, Virginia, and d. in Waynesville, N.C. July 17th 1845. he was married to Mary Ann Dillard Sept 11, the year 1783. Said Mary Ann Dillard was b. 21st day of September 1767, and d. on the 25th, day of March 1842. 2) James Love, b. 3-10-1762, m. Winnesoppea Dillard 3) Thomas Love, b. Nov. 16th, 1766, m. “Patsy” Martha Dillard Jan 15th 1788, and d. in Macon Co. N.C., Nov. 3rd 1834, and left quite a list descendants, some of whom moved to Missouri in 1840 or thereabouts. Martha Dillard born 27th Sept. 1774 and died November 3rd 1804. 4) William Love, b._____? d.______? Bachelor, and d. in Macon County, N.C. He moved from Virginia to N.C. in the year 1829. 5) Mary Love, b._____,m. John Campbell, and d._____. m. Robt. Montgomery 9-10-1784 in Montgomery Co. VA. 6) Sarah Love, b.___?m....

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Robert Love – Letter About Pension Application

Copy of a letter received by Mrs. Margaret Hilliard from the Pension Department, Washington, D.C., and explains itself. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Madam: Washington, D.C. Nov. 15, 1895 In response to your request for the military record of Robert Love, a soldier of the Revolutionary War, I have the honor to advise you that in April, 1833, while residing in Waynesville, in the County of Haywood, N.C. he made an application for pension, and from an examination of the papers it appears that he first entered the service in the year 1776, and was engaged for about three months as a Teamster under Col. William Christie, in an expedition against the Cherokee Indians; and in the year 1777, served about three months in the same capacity at Fort Henry, on Long Island, Holston River. In the year 1778 he was stationed at Fort Robertson, which was located at the head of the Clinch and Sandy rivers, in what was then Montgomery County, Virginia, and served as Sergeant in Captain Jehu Stephens’ Company against the Shawnee Indians, from the month of April to October; 1780 served about six months against the Tories as a Lieutenant under Col. William Campbell, but the name of this Captain he could not remember. This service was rendered on Tom’s Creek, New River, Cripple Creek, at the Moravian Old Town in North...

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Slave Narrative of Isaac Adams

Person Interviewed: Issac Adams Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma Place of Birth: Louisiana Age: 87 I was born in Louisiana, way before the War. I think it was about ten years before, because I can remember everything so well about the start of the War, and I believe I was about ten years old. My Mammy belonged to Mr. Sack P. Gee . I don’t know what his real given name was, but it maybe was Saxon. Anyways we all called him Master Sack. He was a kind of youngish man, and was mighty rich. I think he was born in England. Anyway his pappy was from England, and I think he went back before I was born. Master Sack had a big plantation ten miles north of Arcadia, Louisiana, and his land run ten miles along both sides. He would leave in a buggy and be gone all day and still not get all over it. There was all kinds of land on it, and he raised cane and oats and wheat and lots of corn and cotton. His cotton fields was the biggest any wheres in that part, and when chopping and picking times come he would get Negroes from other people to help out. I never was no good at picking, but I was a terror with a hoe! I was the only child my Mammy had. She...

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Biography of George Hilliard, M.P.

George Hilliard, lumber merchant and manufacturer, and member of Parliament for the west riding of the county of Peterboro,’ is a native of the county of Dundas, Ontario, and was born at Morrisburg, on the 28th of May, 1826. The family went into Great Britain from Normandy with William the Conqueror. Christopher Hilliard, the father of our subject, was a native of Ireland, born the 25th December, 1789, at Tralee, county of Kerry. He had three brothers, all of whom, with himself, obtained commissions in the army. William, the eldest brother, had a commission in the 63rd regiment; Robert, the second, in the 89th. Both died in the West Indies. Christopher, the third son, and Morgan, the fourth, went into the 5th regiment. Morgan was killed in the first battle he went into, viz, Talavera. Christopher entered the British army at the age of 18 years as Lieutenant and served in the following general engagements; all between July, 1809, and April, 1814; Talavera, Badajos, Busago, Almedia, or Fuentes D’Onoro, Salamanca, Cuidad Rodrego, Vittoria, Nive, Nivelle, Orthes, Touloae. He was also engaged in several hard fought battles in the Pyrenees. The noble 5th regiment, to which he belonged, occupied the left wing in the battle of Talavera, which withstood the spirited attack of the French light dragoons. The brunt of the battle fell upon the left wing, which held their...

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J. B. Hilliard

Corpl., Artly. Hdqrs. Co., 113th F. Artly., 30th Div.; from Nash County, N.C.; son of S. R. and S. E. Hilliard. Entered the service at Raleigh, N.C., July 28, 1917. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., and then transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France May 25, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Woevre and Toul Sectors. Returned to the USA March 18, 1919. Mustered out of the service at Camp Jackson, S. C., March 29,...

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E. H. Hilliard

Seaman, 2nd Class, U. S. N.; from Johnson County, N.C.; son of William and Mary Hilliard. Entered the service at Raleigh, N.C., May 21, 1918. Sent to Hampton Roads, Va. Served on U. S. S. “Vermont,” receiving ship, Norfolk, Va., and U. S. S. “Kansied.” Mustered out of the service at Hampton Roads, Va., Aug. 28,...

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Ralph P. Hilliard

1st Class H. A., 5th Naval Dis.; son of Mr. J. W. and Mrs. Rosa Hilliard; of Johnson County. Husband of Estelle Hilliard. Entered service May 1, 1918, at Clayton, N.C. Sent to Annapolis Naval Hospital Oct. 2, 1918. Mustered out at Annapolis Naval Hospital, Feb. 3,...

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Biography of Albert A. Hilliard

Albert A. Hilliard is a native of Harper County, son of the oldest living pioneer around Attica, and had made his mature years count chiefly in the field of banking, in which he had a broad experience. He is now cashier of the First National Bank of Attica. Mr. Hilliard was born in Harper County at the old homestead three miles cast of Attica April 10, 1884. His first American ancestor was his grandfather, John Hilliard, who was born in Ireland and when a young man came to New York State and about sixty years ago settled at Wilmington, Illinois, on a farm where he died before the birth of Albert A. Hilliard. Andrew Hilliard, father of Albert A., was born in Oneida County, New York, in 1849, was six years of age when his parents removed in 1855 to Wilmington, Illinois, and there he grew to manhood and married. In February, 1878, he came to Western Kansas and homesteaded 160 acres three miles east of Attica, where he still lives. He went through all the vicissitudes and hardships of the pioneer farmer, stuck to his post until he had accumulated a comfortable prosperity, and is still living on the old farm and is regarded as a repository of interesting historical information concerning this section. He is a democrat and a member of the Presbyterian Church. Andrew Hilliard married...

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Biography of George E. Hilliard

George E. Hilliard, a well-known gun manufacturer and a leading citizen of Cornish, is a native of Claremont, where he was born August 26, 1838. He is descended from the Rev. Avery Hilliard, a Unitarian clergyman, who, coming to this country from England with his brother, resided for a time in Sutton, Mass., and afterward settled in Cornish, being the first of the name in the town. The Rev. Mr. Hilliard was twice married, and had in all ten children. His son Benjamin was grandfather of George E. Hilliard. Benjamin, who was born in Sutton, came to Cornish with his parents, learned the carpenter’s trade, and worked at it throughout his life. Although never neglecting to take part in town affairs or to cast his vote, he was not an aspirant for political honors, and never held office. His wife, christened Roxana Hall, was a daughter of Dr. I. Hall. Their children were: David H., Frank, Gilbert, Catherine, Harriet, Esther, Eliza, and Caroline. Frank, now deceased, was a carriage-builder of Nicholville, N.Y. He was twice married, and had six children. Gilbert, who was a machinist, enlisted for service in the Civil War, and was killed in 1863 at New Orleans. Catherine, deceased, was the wife of Lyman Bartlett, and the mother of five children. Harriet, also deceased, married Job Williams, of Plainfield, Esther was Mrs. James Hudson, of Lynn,...

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Biography of Clayton B. Hilliard

Clayton B. Hilliard, a leading resident and native of South Cornish, was born November 26, 1863, son of Joseph and May (Bryant) Hilliard. His grandfather, Joseph Hilliard, Sr., was a farmer and carpenter and a prominent man in his day. In politics he was a Democrat and in religion a Baptist. His wife, Roxie Day Hilliard, bore him ten children-Rufus, Hiram, George, Emmeline, Betsy, Roxie, Charlotte, Jane, Joseph, and Chester. Rufus, who was a farmer and carpenter, was born in Cornish, and died in 1894. He married Martha McClurer, and had two children. Hiram, a farmer and a Democrat, married Belle Demming, and had a family of six children, all of whom are living. George, who is a farmer at Saxton’s River, Vt., married Lula Fletcher, and has had five children. Chester went to California when a young man, and died there. Emmeline, now deceased, married Ira Procter, of Claremont, and had one child, who is living in Kansas. Roxie became the second wife of her brother-in-law, Ira Procter, and the mother of three children. Betsy became Mrs. Adna Keys, of Acworth. Both she and her husband are deceased, while their two children are living in Minnesota. Charlotte, who married Quartus Fletcher, had a number of children, and is living at Newport, this State. Jane is Mrs. Amos Richardson, of Cornish, and the mother of three children. Joseph Hilliard,...

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