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SURRATT ↓KEARNS/WEBB ANCESTRY↓

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Stephen MacDow, fellow descendant of this Surratt line, posted the following: "I can trace the Surratt family name back to a French Huguenot immigrant who arrived in the Americas in 1715." However, the furthest he traces back is to the Joseph Sarratt shown and has the same death year as 1715, so Joseph's arrival wouldn't have been 1715. According to my relative Hal Surratt, one SURRATT man settled in southern MD ca. 1680. He married and had several children. At least one of these sons showed up in Rowan/Davidson County, NC, ca. 1700.

Source for most of below Surratt material: Some Surratt/Sarratt Families in the United States 1715-1980 by Laura and Norman H. Sarratt

The
SARRATT/SURRATT
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According to the John S. Shackford Family Tree, the parents of the below Joseph were as follows:
Jean-Baptiste Nicholas Surratt
(b. 1635 in Marne, France; d. 1695, France)
and
Catherine Cosson
(b. 13 November 1639, Athis, Orne, Basse-Normandie, France; d. ?).
None of this has been substantiated.
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Joseph Sarratt, Sr.,
likely progenitor of Sarratts/Surratts in America according to Some Surratt/Sarratt Families in the United States 1715-1980, p. ix.
b. ca. 1665
possibly in France (p. 17)
m. Kathrine (p. 2)
d. before 18 January 1715
Prince George's Co., MD

"The first evidence we have of Joseph is when Kathrine Sarrat, Samuel Weighel, and Evan Jones of Prince George's County put up a bond at court of 60 pounds sterling on 18 January 1715 in order to have Kathrine named administratix of the goods and chattels of Joseph Sarrat, deceased" Some Surratt/Sarratt Families in the United States 1715-1980, p. 2. Kathrine later married William Lewis (p. 17).

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I (James "Jamie" Arthur Johnson) am related to John Harrison Surratt, Sr., the late husband of Mary Elizabeth Jenkins Surratt, and she was hanged for taking part in the conspiracy to assassinate President Lincoln. I am likely John Harrison Surratt, Sr.'s 3rd cousin 6 times removed (John Harrison Surratt, Sr., son of a brother of Samuel Sarratt, son of Alphonsus Sarratt, son of Joseph Sarratt, Jr., son of Joseph Sarratt, the progenitor per details in Some Surratt/Sarratt Families in the United States 1715-1980 by Laura and Norman H. Sarratt, pp. 1-14 and Surratt House Museum: Genealogy).

According to Some Surratt/Sarratt Families in the United States 1715-1980 by Laura and Norman H. Sarratt, the surname Surratt, while not typically French though Seret, Sarrat and deriviatives are (p. vi). Sarrat was a name attached to many French hamlets: Serre, Serres, Sarre, Serret and Sarrat, meaning "high-rising ground" or "high hill elongated" (pp. vi-vii). "These names were associated with the Spanish word Sierra and long ago were to be found in the Pyrenes-Orientals area of France" (p. vii). The spelling change from Sarratt to Surratt "use of the 'u' was not firmly entrunched until the 1830s in the United States" (p. vi). It is worth noting that even some of the research in the aforementioned book consists of educated speculations, where evidence supports what I have here, but it is "without positive proof" (p. 29). I note such instances within the line. The book mentions the migration of Surratts from Maryland to North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Illinois as well as Surratts showing up in West Virginia, Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi.

According to the John S. Shackford Family Tree, Joseph Jacques Serut (Surratt) was born 21 December 1664 in Athis, Orne, Basse-Normandie, France, married Katherine Short (b. 1665, Prince George's, Maryland; d. 1717, Prince George's, Maryland) in 1700 in Prince George's Maryland, and Joseph died 18 January 1715 in Mattapany Hundred, Prince George's, Maryland, USA. None of this has been substantiated.

Kinship of Joseph Sr Sarratt

               

Samuel Sarrat had a wife named Ann in Maryland. He possibly married a second time to a woman named Honour. He settled in North Carolina in 1750s, possibly drawn by tobacco. There was a survey for a grant of land from Lord Granville entered 1751 and surveyed 1754. Source: Some Surratt/Sarratt Families in the United States 1715-1980, pp. 16-25.

According to the John S. Shackford Family Tree, Samuel was born 1708 in Prince George's, Maryland, United States, married Anna in 1728 in Prince George's, Maryland, and died 1775 in Rowan, North Carolina, United States. However, the same source has Anna born 1730 in Prince George's, Maryland, United States, and dying 1749 in Rowan, North Carolina, United States. While evidence from Some Surratt/Sarratt Families in the United States 1715-1980 by Laura and Norman H. Sarratt indicates Samuel did marry an Ann in Maryland, the John S. Shackford Family Tree source has inconsistencies with her birth year and year of marriage, showing the John S. Shackford Family Tree is not a totally reliable source for the Surratt line and is to be used judiciously for suggestion and direction for further research.

Samuel Sarratt, Sr.
b. ca. 1708
Prince George's Co., MD
d. ca. 1775
likely in Rowan Co., NC
m. Ann in MD.
Samuel possibly married a second time to
Honour who later married James Frazer (p. 48)
(Some Surratt/Sarratt Families in the United States 1715-1980 by Laura and Norman H. Sarratt, p. 29).

In February 2017, my relative Hal Surratt mentioned an article he read in the Asheboro, NC, newspaper where it had a listing of all the individuals killed at Pearl Harbor by their duty station. Among the sailors aboard the USS Oklahoma who were killed was a Milton Reece Surratt. I found Milton Reece Surratt on Find A Grave here and here. After researching in the book Some Surratt/Sarratt Families in the United States 1715-1980 by Laura and Norman H. Sarratt and visiting Milton Reece Surratt's tree on Geni.com (which matches the book), I shared my findings where Hal and I appear to be Milton Reece Surratt's 6th cousins twice removed with our common ancestor appearing to be Samuel Surratt, Sr. Starting with the most recent, here are the respective lines:

S1C Milton Reece Surratt
(1920-December 7, 1941) is the son of
William M. Surratt, son of
Eugenious Surratt, son of
Lawson Henry Surratt, son of
Anthony Surratt, son of
John Sarratt, son of
Samuel Sarratt, Jr., son of
Samuel Sarratt, Sr.


Milton Reece Surratt,
we salute you.

James "Jamie" Arthur Johnson, son of
William "Bill" Herman Johnson, son of
Gertrude Leona (Hill) Johnson, daughter of
William Eddie Hill, son of
Nancy Louise (Surratt) Hill, daughter of
Spencer Surratt, son of
Beverly Surratt, son of
Sarah Surratt, daughter of
Allen Sarratt, son of
Samuel Sarratt, Sr.
Harold "Hal" A. Surratt III, son of
(Harold) Allen Surratt II, son of
Harold Allen Surratt I, son of
(Franklin) Gurney Surratt, son of
Samuel Lewis Surratt, son of
James L. Surratt, son of
Beverly Surratt, son of
Sarah Surratt, daughter of
Allen Sarratt, son of
Samuel Sarratt, Sr.
Milton Reece's remains were found and returned for burial in South Carolina in Fall 2017. Article:
"HOME AT LAST: Navy seaman killed in Pearl Harbor attack buried after 76 years" (page 1, page 2)
by Stephanie Butzer, High Point Enterprise Staff Writer, December 7, 2017.

         
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Simeon Sucree
(d. 1804, Rowan Co., NC)

m.

Elizabeth

Source: Ancestry.com
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Jesse Webb and Elizabeth (LNU) Webb
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Per Richard Webb, a distant cousin, some Webbs moved from Virginia to North Carolina in the 1700s, but it is uncertain whether these Webbs were part of that migration, though they could have been. In December 2017, Gene Kearns, fellow descendant of Rebecca (Webb) Kearns, shared his late aunt Luna Kearns Hames' research: "The Webbs originally came from Dorset, a shire on the southern coast of Wales. They came through Virginia and settled in Granville County, North Carolina. The history of the Webb family can be found in Tyler's Quarterly, Volumes 7-8, 1926-1927, State Library, Raleigh, NC. They came to America circa 1640-1650." "It is reported Rebecca's family moved from Virginia to Granville County, NC and were originally from Motcombe Co., Corset, England" (p. 11, The Kearns Heritage: Ireland to Randolph County, NC). Some of this is echoed in Nettie Pritchard Keerans notes, p. 12.
Dates per Some Surratt/Sarratt Families in the United States 1715-1980 by Laura and Norman H. Sarratt, pp. 34-35, 48.

Allen Sarratt of Davidson Co.
b. ca. 1740, probably in Prince George's Co., MD.
Lived in Rowan Co., NC most of his life

d. after 1810 in Lincoln Co., NC.
m. 1765 Kesiah Sucree
b. 1743
d. ca. 1795

"Isaac was paid fifteen shillings in a court session for killing two wolves, March 1788. He was 22 years old when this occurred. ... *REMINISCENCES of RANDOLPH COUNTY by J.A. Blair - 1890 Publication. ... It is believed Isaac and his father John were the last Kearns to practice the Quaker faith. ... Isaac had twelve (12) slaves when he died" (p. 10, The Kearns Heritage: Ireland to Randolph County, NC).

Children: Charlotte (m. 1: Wm. Jackson; 2: John Hancock; moved to Missouri); Hannah (b. 26 Sept. 1790; m. Jas. Hall); John C. (b. 18 Feb. 1794); Allen (b. 16 April 1798-d. 22 Oct. 1849); Jesse (b. 6 Nov. 1801-d. 6 March 1863); Mary (Polly) (b. ca. 1803; m. Frederick R. Goss; d. Aug. 1849 in Green, IN) (p. 11, The Kearns Heritage: Ireland to Randolph County, NC) More about their children is also on p. 3 of Nettie Pritchard Keerans notes.

 

 

 

Life in 18th Century North Carolina prior to the Revolutionary War

b. 22 October 1766
Randolph Co., NC
d. 30 October 1844
Uwharrie, Montgomery Co., NC
Buried in Uwharrie Friends Burial Ground
Asheboro
Randolph Co., NC
grave marker stone

I have multiple DNA matches with whom I share common ancestors Isaac and C. Rebecca Webb Kearns. Nicholas Via, Josh Mullinix, Tasman Floyde, Paula Hamilton, Heather Burdett-Holloway, Sharon Miller, Donna Olson and N Marie Bailey.

b. 27 May 1769
Randolph Co., NC
d. 27 May 1835
Uwharrie, Montgomery Co., NC, though The Kearns Heritage: Ireland to Randolph County, NC, p. 9, says Randolph Co., NC.
Buried in Uwharrie Friends Burial Ground
Asheboro
Randolph Co., NC
grave marker stone
The Kearns Heritage: Ireland to Randolph County, NC, p. 9, mentions that Rebecca Webb Kearns' first name was Charlotte (full name Charlotte Rebecca Webb).

Children: Charlotte (m. 1: Wm. Jackson; 2: John Hancock; moved to Missouri); Hannah (b. 26 Sept. 1790; m. Jas. Hill); John C. (b. 18 Feb. 1794); Allen (b. 16 April 1798-d. 22 Oct. 1849); Jesse (b. 6 Nov. 1801-d. 6 March 1863); Mary (Polly) (b. ca. 1803; m. Frederick R. Goss; d. Aug. 1849 in Green, IN)
Source: The Kearns Heritage: Ireland to Randolph County, NC, p. 11

                                 
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  Ancestry through parents Hudson Nance, Sr., and Elizabeth "Betsy" (Hubbard) Nance
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"Jonathan Mills entered for land on the waters of Cabin Creek on 5 Aug. 1778, the same year Allen and Honour Sarratt entered for property" (Some Surratt/Sarratt Families in the United States 1715-1980, p. 38).

According to the John S. Shackford Family Tree, John/Jonathan Mills was born 1766 in Rowan, North Carolina, United States and died 1866 in North Carolina, United States. The source further indicates he was the son of William Mills (d. 1805) and Anna Brown (d. June 1805, Rutherford County, NC). None of this has been substantiated.

Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790 North Carolina from the Department of Commmerce and Labor, Bureau of the Census, S.N.D. North, Director, p. 172, shows Jonathan Mills as a Head of Household in Rowan County, North Carolina.

John/Jonathan Mills
b. 1766
d. 1866
Unwed at birth of children.
Later married 23 August 1797, Rowan Co., NC.

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Sarah Serratt (court spelling of Surratt; also seen with surname Sarratt)
b. ca. 1775
d. ca. 1830

Tradition suggests Sarah had children born out of wedlock according to SARRETT/SARRATT/SURRATT Families of America (SFA) © - Paul R. Sarret, Jr.. "In the minutes of the Rowan Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for 4 Nov. 1795, 50 pounds were paid into the office by Geo. Fisher, Esq. for bastardy by Sarah Serratt" (Some Surratt/Sarratt Families in the United States 1715-1980, p. 38). She is believed to be the mother of Beverly Surratt (1793-1863) and William Surratt (1796-1861) (p. 49).

    John's sister Hannah Kearns married James Hall. John Crawford Kearns (Keerans), Sr. The book The Saga of the Family and Descendants of David Vestal Henley and Eleanor Lassiter of Randolph County, North Carolina (by Eleanor Parker Bell) says Anna was from Montgomery Co., NC.
Anna "Annie" Nance


(Click her name for her ancestry and more information)
Much thanks to researcher Cheri Dunaway Smith for finding this generation. Further, the book The Saga of the Family and Descendants of David Vestal Henley and Eleanor Lassiter of Randolph County, North Carolina (by Eleanor Parker Bell) supports both John C. Kearns as the son of Isaac Kearns, Sr., and John's marriage to Anna Nance. Further, John and Anna married and John's parentage are all mentioned on page 100 of the book Farmer.

speculated parentage →

However, in February 2021, I discovered a DNA match who has Jonathan Mills? and Sarah Sarratt as common ancestors. Bobby Edney.

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John Loflin
b. ca. 1725
d. ca. 1812
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Daniel Loflin
b. to 1744
d. 8 May 1843
Bathsheba
b. ca. 1745
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Information from Nance in North Carolina Census:

1830 Regiment 1, Randolph, North Carolina Page 26
Line 3 John KEERNS 1220100000000-0200010000000
1 Free White Male under 5 (?)
2 Free White Males of 5 and under 10 (John 5 b. 10 Jun 1825, Alexander 9 b. 14 Apr 1921)
2 Free White Males of 10 and under 15 (Hubbard 12 b. 14 Nov 1818, Larkin 14 b. 23 Oct 1816)
1 Free White Male of 20 and under 30(*) (John 36 b. 29 Mar 1794)
2 Free White Females of 5 and under 10 (Martha 7 b. 17 Aug 1823, Elizabeth 11 b. 17 Apr 1819)
1 Free White Female of 30 and under 40 (Ann (NANCE**) 33 b. 30 Jun 1797)
(*Miss-coded?)
(**Dau. of Hudson NANCE, Sr. and Elizabeth "Betsy" HUBBARD)

1840 Randolph County, North Carolina - Schedule of the whole number of Persons 
within the Division allotted to Thomas Hancock by the Marshal of _______ District
(or Territory) of North Carolina, Pg. #066 Southern Division M704 Line 28 John KEARNS 
0211001000000-0102001000000
2 Free White Males of 5 and under 10 (William T. 5 b. 1835, Branson 8 b. 1832)
1 Free White Male of 10 and under 15 (John 15 b. 1815)
1 Free White Male of 15 and under 20 (Alexander 19 b. 1911)
1 Free White Male of 40 and under 50 (John 46 b. 29 Mar 1794)
1 Free White Female of 5 and under 10 (Rebecca 9 b. 1831)
2 Free White Females of 15 and under 20 (Martha 17 b. 1823, ??)
1 Free White Female of 40 and under 50 (Ann (NANCE**) 43 b. 30 Jun 1797)
(**Dau. of Hudson NANCE, Sr. and Elizabeth "Betsy" HUBBARD)

Schedule I. Free Inhabitants in Southern Division in the County of Randolph State of NC enumerated 
by me on the 15th day of October, 1850 Jno. R. H. Brown Ass't Marshal PAGE NO: 150a REEL NO: 641 
22 1006 1018 John KEERAN, 53, M, North Carolina
23 1006 1018 Anna (NANCE**) KEERAN, 52, F, North Carolina
24 1006 1018 Branson KEERAN, 18, M, North Carolina
25 1006 1018 William KEERAN, 15, M, North Carolina
26 1006 1018 Martha KEERAN, 20, F, North Carolina
(**Dau. of Hudson NANCE, Sr. and Elizabeth "Betsy" HUBBARD)

1860 NC CENSUS
Western Division, Randolph, North Carolina 197
27 882 867 Anna (NANCE**) Keerans  62, NC 
 Martha Keerans  30 
 Eveline Keerans  5/12, NC
(**Dau. of Hudson NANCE, Sr. and Elizabeth "Betsy" HUBBARD)
b. 27 May 1794
Randolph Co., NC
d. 2 September 1858
Randolph Co., NC
Buried in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, Martha, Randolph County, NC
tombstone

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m. ? b. 30 June 1797 in NC
d. 24 December 1874
Randolph Co., NC
Buried in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, Martha, Randolph County, NC
tombstone
Estate Document

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I have multiple DNA matches with whom I share common ancestry in John Crawford Kearns and Anna Nance Kearns. Carol Bagley, Ralph Eury, Emily Thornburg, Jim Royal, Marsha Little, Connie Graham, Linda Kerns, Tammy Lassiter and Paul Scott Kearns.

Lineage from Anna Nance Kearns' great granddaughter Mary Addie (Cranford) Hill to Anna Nance Kearns' grandfather Thomas Nance, Sr., is shown at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&db=a7259&id=I1468

"[O]f the men listed in the 1830 census as heads of family in Davidson County, only two [Surratts] remained. ... Beverly [and] William--Beverly's brother" (Some Surratt/Sarratt Families in the United States 1715-1980, pp. 51-52).

"It is believed he was born in 1793 (although his tombstone, erected years after his death, gives a later date) and he died in 1863. If he was born in 1797 as his tombstone says, he would have been 14 years old when his first son was born and that is highly unlikely. Also, census reports indicate his birth date was probably the earlier date. He is buried in the old cemetery on Loftin Road near Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, originally known as Surratt's Grove. On this church is a plaque which gives credit to Beverly and William Surratt for establishing the church in 1838. The first church was reported to have thirty members who held their services in a little log cabin. For camp meetings they erected a brush arbor and met outdoors. The first church was about a half mile away from the present church which was finished in 1964, replacing a building erected in 1882. It sits in a lovely grove of trees with a well-kept cemetery; the old cemetery is half hidden behind some shrubs and trees down the road a short distance, but it, too, is mowed and well preserved considering its age" (p. 53).

"Beverly's wife is listed in the census as Laney or Lucy, but his estate settlement called her Paulina. No doubt Laney was a nickname. We do not have a marriage record for Beverly, but it may be possible his wife was a Loflin since an older woman named Basheba Loflin is listed as living with them in the 1850 census. This could have been his wife's mother or an older relative. His brother William married a Loflin and since, from all accounts, Beverly and William had a very close relationship it is possible they married sisters or cousins. As further proof, one of Beverly's daughters was named Basheba, possibly for a maternal grandmother or aunt, so the older female named Basheba Loflin in the 1850 census who resided with Beverly must have been a close relative. Beverly Surratt was a devout Methodist and minister of the church. Census records always listed his occupation as farmer, but religion played a big part in his life since he was a co-founder of Pleasant Grove Church" (p. 53).

Rev. Beverly Allen Sarratt/Surratt
b. 1793
1830: living in Jackson Hill, Davidson Co., NC
d. 1863
m. 1810 Paulina (Lucy/"Laney") Loflin
b. ca. 1791
d. 1874
I have multiple DNA matches who share Rev. Beverly Allen Sarratt/Surratt and Paulina Lucy/"Laney" (Loflin) Sarratt/Surratt as common ancestors. In September 2017, on 23andMe, I found a DNA match in a 5th cousin who also shares Beverly and Paulina ("Lucy"/"Laney") Surratt as great-great-great-great grandparents -- Miranda Stokes Winters. According to SARRETT/SARRATT/SURRATT Families of America (SFA) (Problems viewing?), she is descended from their son James L. Surratt who married Ruth Peacock. Their son Samuel Lewis Surratt married Mary Jane Smith. And Myrtle Surratt who married Thomas Baxter Stokes was their daughter, thus leading to Miranda's paternal grandfather Stokes, her father David and then Miranda. In January 2018, I discovered DNA relative Patricia Elliott who with me shares Reverend Beverly and Paulina "Laney" (Loflin) Surratt and John (Sr.) and Nancy (Hall) Loflin as common ancestors. In February 2021, I discovered more DNA matches with whom I share commmon ancestors Rev. Beverly Allen Surratt and Laney Pauline "Lucy" Loflin Surratt: John Cook, Bailey Caudle, William Coward, Amanda Foster, Charles Gallimore, Brandon Harris, Grace Buie, and Janet Williams.     Children of John and Anna (Nance) Keerans: Silas, Larken, Hubbard, Elizabeth, Alexander, Martha, John Alford, Rebecca, William and Branson N. (source: Nettie Pritchard Keerans notes, p. 2).      

HILL

The Hill surname (origins in geography in England after the Norman Conquest -- "hill", de Hill, de Hil, atte hil, o the hil -- and Scotland, de Hulle)

The Hills were thought to have come to North Carolina from Prince George Co., VA, or Frederick Co., MD, or Washington Co., MD.

"GRANDFATHERS I don't know from where you came, grandfather of my grandfather's father. I only know you rest here beside your son. And nearby your grandson, who came back from Gettysburg, wounded and weary of a war which nearly killed your country, born when you were born. And grandchildren since have gone away, returning with joy to the place you knew, as will countless grandchildren in the future do. I never saw you, yet I know you in myself. I can know you in the eyes of my little grandson, who doesn't care from where I came, only that I am here. Thus, I come to know it doesn't matter from where you came, but only that you were: Grandfather of my grandfather's father." ~ Hubert Leon Hill (written December 18, 1993 while doing genealogical research into the life of Rev. Micajah Hill, 1777-1857) - Source: "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch, entry for Micajah Hill, Sr.

Rev. Micajah Hill, Sr.
Minister of M.E.C. Church
b. 27 November 1777, NC
d. 15 February 1857, Randolph Co., NC
Find A Grave Memorial
Sarah
(mnu)
b. 1783
d. 1856
(Source for dates: Find A Grave Memorial)
m.
Burial: Buried at New Hope Church cemetery in New Hope, Randolph County, NC (Source: Family of Hubert Leon Hill and Betty Marie Gammons of NC).
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Rev. Micajah Hill (either the above or below) testified in the deposition for war pension on behalf of my ancestor J. Michael Luther, Sr. in 1832.
Rev. Micajah Hill, Jr.
b. 1797, Randolph Co., NC
d. June 1854, Randolph Co., NC
Sarah
(mnu)
According to David Michael Hall and Genealogy.com: Abraham Luther & Mary, her maiden surname was Mendenhall.
m.

Burial: Beside Micajah's parents in New Hope United Methodist Church cemetery in New Hope, Randolph County, NC. Although there is no toombstone,there is a small stone marker with initials MH and enough room to accomodate the burial.This is also verified in a publication "Randolph County Cemeteries" found in the public library in Asheboro, NC (Source: Family of Hubert Leon Hill and Betty Marie Gammons of NC).

Probate Document for Rev. Micajah Hill, Jr., shows Sarah as his widow (p. 7), shows advancment of money and sheep, raw hide, stack of hay, tanners knife, drawing knife, 3 chisels and other items willed to Jesse B. Hill (pp. 13-15); a quarter auger, wheat sieve, spinning wheel and flax hackle willed to Abraham Luther, possibly the father of his daughter-in-law Mary Ann (pp. 14-17); verifies Micajah was a reverend (p. 18); lists Jesse B. Hill among the heirs (p. 25) and mentions Micajah died June 1854 (p. 25).

DNA: I have DNA matches with whom I potentially share common ancestor Micajah Hill, Jr. Chris Aldridge, Nellie Bowers and JD Burleson. |
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Cranfords are below ↓
George Smith
b. ca. 1789, NC
Barbara
According to FamilySearch, her maiden name was Barbra Black (Source document: David Smith (son) death certificate)
b. 1791, NC
m. between 1811 and 1812
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Is it possible that the George Smith at George Smith b. 1773 d. 1844: Smith DNA Official Project is connected to George Smith to the left?





CRANFORD

Ancestry through parents John "Jackie" and Lydia Cranford

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  Ancestry through parents Micajah Lassiter, Sr., Mary (Tadlock) Lassiter

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Jesse B. Hill

  Ancestry through parents Abraham and Mary H. (Shaw) Luther

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Mary Ann Luther

Spencer Surratt is listed in a MyHeritage tree and FamilySearch Profile as Alfred Spencer Surratt, but Find-A-Grave has him listed as Beverly S. Surratt and more specifically, Surratt/Sarratt/Sarrett Families of America lists him as Beverly S. Surratt with the title Spencer.
Spencer Surratt DNA verification: Spencer and Katie are the great-great-great grandparents of a DNA match. Raymond "Ray" Surratt (one of my DNA matches on 23andMe) and me, making Ray and me 4th cousins. I have additional multiple matches with whom I share common ancestors in Spencer and Katie (Smith) Surratt. Greg York, Kendel Williams, LaVera Yates Cope, Wanda Miller, Kimberly Thomas, Jeff Lilly, Robert Hoots, William Inmon, Bobby Clark, April Morton, Tami Green, Dennis Bailey, Norman Smith, Elizabeth Kolosta, Delilah Beasley, Dorothy Reinhart, Chae Caldwell, James Cummings, Bryan Blalock, Robert Cummings, Jason Frizzell, Randy Tysinger, Pamela Morris, Daniel Surratt, Carl Joe Smith, Natalee Addison and Sydney Stroud. Katherine "Katie" Smith   James Cranford Their family per 1860 Montgomery Co., NC, Census

DNA: Discovered in February 2021 DNA matches who share James and Ruth as ancestors. David Norman and Coy Hulin.

Ruth "Rutha" Riley   Silas K. Kearns
He owned a grist mill.
Their children: Henry, Isaac, Jane, Martha (m. Mr. Crow), Thomas, William (m. Hixey Epps), Simpson, Winborn and Margaret according to The Kearns Heritage: Ireland to Randolph County, NC, pp. 23-24, though it erroneously lists Margaret as a sibling on p. 19.
Sara/Sarah Lassiter

(from Randolph Co., NC)
 

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Jesse B. Hill,
Confederacy

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Jesse B. Hill fought in the Civil War. According to legend his wife and children saw him off to war, but he never returned. His wife Mary, son Milton (John Milton), and daughter Laura were left to make a living on their farm on their own (believed to be in the Piney Grove area). In the book N.C. Troops 1861-1865, A Roster, Vol. IV. Infantry, Private Jesse Hill resided in Randolph County and enlisted in Wake County on July 15, 1862 for the war in Co. K, 5th Infantry Regiment, NC (Sources: genealogy.com, US National Park Service). He became ill and fell out on the march from Richmond, NC, to Sharpsburg, MD, in August - September 1862 where he died of chronic diarrhea, October 17, 1862, General Hospital, Culpeper Court House, VA.

b. 18 November 1828
d. 17 October 1862
m. 2 November 1850
Marriage Bond
(source: FamilySearch)


1860 Census
b. 11-12 February 1832-1837
(tombstone and 1860 Census data support 1837)
d. 14 July 1874
tombstone
  b. October 1811, Davidson Co., NC
1880: living in Jackson Hill, NC
1900: living in Cotton Grove Township, NC
d. 13 May 1902
Burial: Old Pleasant Grove Cemetery (Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery) in Denton, Davidson County, North Carolina
m. ca. 1831

"Katherine ... was the mother of all of Spencer's children" - John G. Surratt, George W. Surratt, Beverly Allen Surratt, Payton G. Surratt, Travis Surratt, Basheba Surratt, Nancy Surratt, Daniel L. Surratt, Utha Parthena Surratt, (Micajah) McCager Surratt and Cicero Lowe Surratt.

Source: Some Surratt/Sarratt Families in the United States 1715-1980 by Laura and Norman H. Sarratt, pp. 61-62
b. 24 September 1813, Randolph Co., North Carolina
d. 1876
Buried in Old Pleasant Grove Cemetery (Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery) in Denton, Davidson County, North Carolina
  b. 1804, Montgomery Co., NC
d. 13 May 1862, Montgomery Co., NC
Burial: Old Zoar Methodist Church Cem., Uwharrie, Montgomery, NC
m. ca. 1833, Montgomery Co., NC b. 1803 (one record has 1810, but IGI has 1803)
Montgomery, NC
d. 1850 (one record has after 1870, but IGI has 1850)
Montgomery Co., NC
Burial: Old Zoar Methodist Church Cem., Uwharrie, Montgomery, NC
  b. 23 December 1815
d. 5 March 1890
Buried in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, Randolph County, NC
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Documents from Cathy Cranford's Genealogy Site:
1877 Will: 1, 2
1881 Codicil: 1, 2
1890 probate of 1881 codicil: 1, 2
July 14, 1890, Probate: 1, 2

m. 15 March 1837, Randolph Co., North Carolina
Bond record
(source: FamilySearch)
b. 5 January 1815
The Kearns Heritage: Ireland to Randolph County, NC, p. 27, says she was born 1816.
d. 3 October 1890
Buried in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, Randolph County, NC
tombstone

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"Milton Hill and son Eddie Hill helped to organize and build Liberty Methodist Protestant Church in lower Randolph County around 1900" (Some Surratt/Sarratt Families in the United States 1715-1980, p. 68)

John Milton Hill ("Milton")

Note: Some sources mistakenly have his first name as James.

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picture of the couple (colorized)

DNA:

On MyHeritage, discovered a DNA relative Sarah Kendall whose shares this couple as common ancestors with me. Information used with permission.

Nancy Louisa Surratt
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While sometimes listed as Louise, Nancy's middle name is Louisa according to her death certificate and Some Surratt/Sarratt Families in the United States 1715-1980, p. 68. Nancy had a brother named McCager. This is verified by a descendant of McCager via DNA matching on FTDNA. Kim, daughter of William Howard Green, son of [private], daughter of Gertrude Surratt Green, daughter of McCager Surratt, son of Spencer Surratt, my great-great-great grandfather.

  Per research by Cheri Dunaway Smith: It looks like Wenborn (also seen spelled as Winborn, Winbourne, Winborne, Winburn, Winbern and Windbern) was also married before to a Mary possibly unless that is his sister. They may have had a child named Peter Milton Cranford born in 1860. On Peter's death certificate, his mother is listed as Caroline Cranford, but his father is unknown. He is living with Windbern and Margaret on the 1870 census. According to http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CRANFORD/1999-01/0917715623, his full name was Winborne William Cranford. Wenborn W. Cranford


Veteran of the Confederacy, starting as a Private in Co. K, 34th Regiment, NC Infantry, and advancing to Corporal

According to Find-A-Grave Memorial, he was a farmer and enlisted in Montgomery Co., NC, at age 25 on 9 September 1861 as a Private. He enlisted in Company K, North Carolina 34th Infantry Regiment on 25 October 1861. He was promoted to Full Corporal on 15 May 1863.

DNA: March 2019: 23andMe showed a DNA match. Kenneth "Kent" Marsh descended from Winborn and Margaret (Kearns) Cranford. February 2021: AncestryDNA showed the same match among multiple matches. Kenneth "Kent" Marsh and Sharon Harris and others as matches who share these ancestors. Margaret Jane Kearns

(She was a widow and had the surname Coggin by her first marriage when she married Wenborn. She is mentioned as "my daughter Margaret Jane Cranford" in her father's will (p. 1, p. 2).

DNA: Since Margaret was married second to Wenborn W. Cranford, I am descended from other matches that are only descended from her. Nancy Neese, Erin Lee Rice, David Hunt, Lynn Nunn and Dustin Hunt are DNA matchest with whom I share ancestor Margaret Jane Kearns. I am descended from her second marriage to Wenborn W. Cranford while Nancy Neese (and likely the others) is descended from her first marriage with Matthew Coggin.

Per research by Cheri Dunaway Smith: Margaret's first marriage was to Matthew Coggin (sometimes seen as Coggins) on September 11, 1855. As a result, some histories list her Mary (or Margaret) Jane Coggin (which she was by her first marriage) when she married her second husband Wenborn W. Cranford. Her first husband Matthew Coggin died in the Civil War. Matthew and Mary had at least one child together, Sarah Priscilla Coggin, who married a Joseph Harrison.
Documents: NC Marriages | marriage bond

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JOHN MILTON HILL & NANCY L. SURRATT, DAVIDSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

(including details of the birth, life, death and occupations of children)

JOHN MILTON HILL WAS THE FIRST CHILD BORN TO JESSE B. AND MARY ANN (LUTHER) HILL.JOHN WAS BORN IN RANDOLPH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 23 MAY 1852. IN 1867, HE MARRIED NANCY LOUISA SURRATT.NANCY WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA ON 25 NOV 1846. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF SPENCER AND CATHERINE (SMITH) SURRATT.JAMES AND NANCY HAD TEN CHILDREN LISTED BELOW:

1.HARRISS HILL
BORN:1870DIED: IN INFANCY?

2.WILLIAM EDWIN HILL
BORN: 27 JUN 1872
HE MARRIED ADDIE CRANFORD.
WILLIAM AGE 71, MARRIED, DIED IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA ON 6 OCT 1943.
NAME: WILLIAM EDWIN HILL.
BIRTH PLACE: NORTH CAROLINA.
BIRTH DATE: 27 JUN 1872.ADDRESS: DAVIDSON COUNTY, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
YEARS IN THIS COMMUNITY: 36 YEARS.
OCCUPATION: MERCHANT.
PARENTS: MILTON HILL BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND NANCY SURRATT BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA.
WIFE: ADDIE CRANFORD.
HOSPITAL: NONE.
DOCTOR: C. E. CLYATT.
CAUSE OF DEATH: ANGINA PECTORIS.
FUNERAL DIRECTOR: HOOVER FUNERAL HOME DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
BURIAL: 7 OCT 1943 DENTON CEMETERY, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
INFORMANT: J. E. HILL, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.NORTH CAROLINA DEATH CERTIFICATES, 1909-1975.
HE WAS BURIED IN DENTON TOWN CEMETERY, DAVIDSON COUNTY, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
TOMBSTONE NAME: WILLIAM EDDIE HILL.

3.CRISSIE LUCRETIA HILL
BORN: 04 MAY 1874
SHE MARRIED TYSON COLLETT RUSSELL.
CRISSIE AGE 81, WIDOWED, DIED IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA ON 29 OCT 1955.
NAME: CRISSIE LUCRETA RUSSELL.
BIRTH PLACE: NORTH CAROLINA.
BIRTH DATE: 4 MAY 1874.
ADDRESS: DAVIDSON COUNTY, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
OCCUPATION: CO-OWNER OF DENTON STORE.
PARENTS: MILTON HILL AND NANIE SURRATT.
HUSBAND: NOT LISTED.
HOSPITAL: GRILLIS CLINIC, DAVIDSON COUNTY, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
DOCTOR: J. W. GRILLIS.
CAUSE OF DEATH: MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
FUNERAL DIRECTOR: HOOVER FUNERAL HOME, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
BURIAL: 31 OCT 1955 DENTON CEMETERY, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
INFORMANT: MRS. VERNON CRANFORD, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.NORTH CAROLINA DEATH CERTIFICATES, 1909-1975.
SHE WAS BURIED IN DENTON TOWN CEMETERY, DAVIDSON COUNTY, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
TOMBSTONE NAME: CRISSIE L. RUSSELL.

4.SARAH FRIENDLESS HILL
BORN: 07 JUL 1876.
SHE MARRIED JAMES SUMMERFIELD LOFLIN. JAMES WAS BORN IN RANDOLPH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 22 DEC 1869. HE WAS THE SON OF KINDRED AND EMELINE INGRAM (LOFLIN?) LOFLIN.
JAMES DIED IN GUILFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 4 MAY 1941. HE WAS BURIED IN FLORAL GARDEN MEMORIAL PARK, GUILFORD COUNTY, HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA.
TOMBSTONE NAME: J. SUMMERFIELD LOFLIN.
SARAH AGE 94, WIDOWED, DIED IN GUILFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 9 FEB 1971.
NAME: FRIENDLESS HILL LOFLIN.
BIRTH PLACE: NORTH CAROLINA.
BIRTH DATE: 7 JUL 1876.
ADDRESS: ROUTE #6, DAVIDSON COUNTY, THOMASVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA.
PARENTS: MILTON HILL AND NANCY SURRATT.
HUSBAND: NOT LISTED.
PLACE OF DEATH: 812 EASTCHESTER, GUILFORD COUNTY, HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA.
DOCTOR: W. H. FLYTT.CAUSE OF DEATH: CEREBRAL THROMBOSIS, 1 WEEK. DUE TO: ARTERIOSCLEROSIS, 8 YEARS.
FUNERAL DIRECTOR: SECHREST FUNERAL HOME, HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA.
BURIAL: 11 FEB 1971 FLORAL GARDEN PARK, HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA.
INFORMANT: MRS. CALLIE DAILEY, 812 EASTCHESTER, HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA. NORTH CAROLINA DEATH CERTIFICATES, 1909-1975. SHE WAS BURIED IN FLORAL GARDEN MEMORIAL PARK, GUILFORD COUNTY, HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA.
TOMBSTONE NAME: FRIENDLESS H. LOFLIN.

5.JOHN HILL
BORN: 02 FEB 1879
DIED: IN CHILDHOOD?

6.L. D. HILL
BORN: 02 FEB 1879DIED: 22 OCT 1896
HE DIED AT THE AGE OF 17 YEARS OLD.
HE WAS BURIED IN NEW HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY, DAVIDSON COUNTY, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
TOMBSTONE NAME: L. D. HILL, SON OF J. M. & N. L. HILL.

7.CHARLES HARRIS HILL
BORN: 27 SEP 1880
HE MARRIED CELIA ANN PIECE.
CHARLES AGE 83, MARRIED, DIED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY, ASHEBORO, NORTH CAROLINA ON 2 FEB 1954.
NAME: CHARLES HARRIS HILL.
BIRTH PLACE: NORTH CAROLINA.
BIRTH DATE: 27 SEP 1880.ADDRESS: ROUTE #3, RANDOLPH COUNTY, UNION TOWNSHIP, ASHEBORO, NORTH CAROLINA.
YEARS IN THIS COMMUNITY: LIFE.
OCCUPATION: PASTOR.
INDUSTRY: CHURCH.
PARENTS: MILTON HILL AND NANCY SURRATT.
WIFE: NOT LISTED.
HOSPITAL: NONE.
DOCTOR: LUKE W. QUERY JR.
CAUSE OF DEATH: CORONARY HEART DISEASE, 2 YEARS. DUE TO: HYPERTENSIVE HEART DISEASE, 2 YEARS.
FUNERAL DIRECTOR: HOOVER FUNERAL HOME DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
BURIAL: 4 FEB 1954 PINEY GROVE CHURCH, DAVIDSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.
INFORMANT: MRS. C. H. HILL, ROUTE #3, ASHEBORO, NORTH CAROLINA. NORTH CAROLINA DEATH CERTIFICATES, 1909-1975.

8.ARLINDO LINEBERRY HILL
BORN: 04 APR 1885
HE MARRIED ZETTIE RUSSELL.
ARLINDO AGE 56, MARRIED, DIED IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA ON 5 JAN 1942.
NAME: ARLINDO LINEBERRY HILL.BIRTH PLACE: NORTH CAROLINA.
BIRTH DATE: 4 APR 1885.
ADDRESS: DAVIDSON COUNTY, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
OCCUPATION: MERCHANT.
PARENTS: MILTON HILL BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND NANCY SURRATT BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA.
WIFE: ZETTIE HILL.HOSPITAL: NONE.
DOCTOR: ILLEGIBLE.
CAUSE OF DEATH: ANGINA PECTORIS.
FUNERAL DIRECTOR: HOOVER FUNERAL HOME DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
BURIAL: 7 JAN 1942 DENTON.
INFORMANT: MRS. A. L. HILL, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.NORTH CAROLINA DEATH CERTIFICATES, 1909-1975.
HE WAS BURIED IN DENTON TOWN CEMETERY, DAVIDSON COUNTY, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
TOMBSTONE NAME: A. LINEBERRY HILL.

9.PRISCILLA HILL
BORN: 17 JUN 1886.

10.FANNIE HILL
BORN:APR 1888

ON 28 JUL 1870, THE CENSUS FOR POST OFFICE JACKSON MILL, JACKSON MILL TOWNSHIP, DAVIDSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA LISTED MILTON HILL AS AGE 19. HIS WIFE NANCY WAS LISTED AS AGE 22. MILTON STATED HE WAS A FARM LABORER, THE VALUE OF HIS REAL ESTATE WAS 400 DOLLARS, THE VALUE OF HIS PERSONAL ESTATE WAS 400 DOLLARS, HE COULD NOT READ BUT HE COULD WRITE, AND HE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. NANCY STATED SHE WAS KEEPING HOUSE, SHE COULD NOT READ BUT SHE COULD WRITE, AND SHE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA.LIVING NEXT DOOR [PARENTS-IN-LAW], SPENCER [AGE 57] & CATHERINE [AGE 57] SURRATT.

ON 24 JUN 1880, THE CENSUS FOR CONCORD TOWNSHIP, RANDOLPH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA LISTED MILTON HILL AS AGE 28. HIS WIFE NANCY WAS LISTED AS AGE 32. THEY HAD SIX CHILDREN: HARRISS 10, WILLIAM 8, CRISSIA 6, SARAH 4, JOHN 1, AND L. D. AGE 1.MILTON STATED HE WAS MARRIED, HE WORKED AS A GRAIN FARMER, HE COULD READ AND WRITE, HE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HIS PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. NANCY STATED SHE WAS MARRIED, SHE WAS KEEPING HOUSE, SHE COULD READ BUT NOT WRITE, SHE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HER PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA.THEIR CHILDREN WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA.

ON 22 JUN 1900, THE CENSUS FOR NEW HOPE TOWNSHIP, RANDOLPH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA LISTED MILTON HILL AS AGE 48, BORN: MAY 1852. HIS WIFE NANCY WAS LISTED AS AGE 52, BORN: OCT 1847. THEY HAD THREE CHILDREN: LINEBERRY 15, BORN: APR 1885, PRICCILLA 14, BORN: MAY 1886, AND FANNIE AGE 12, BORN: APR 1888. MILTON STATED HE WAS MARRIED, HE HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR 30 YEARS, HE OWNED HIS FARMHOUSE FREE OF A MORTGAGE, HE WORKED AS FARMER, HE COULD READ AND WRITE, HE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HIS PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. NANCY STATED SHE WAS MARRIED, SHE HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR 30 YEARS, SHE HAD GIVEN BIRTH TO 10 CHILDREN WITH 7 CHILDREN STILL LIVING, SHE HAD NO OCCUPATION, SHE COULD READ AND WRITE, SHE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HER PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. THEIR CHILDREN [WERE] BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. LIVING NEXT DOOR, [SON], WILLIAM E. [AGE 27, BORN: JUN 1872] & ADDIE HILL.

ON 16 APR 1910, THE CENSUS FOR CONCORD TOWNSHIP, RANDOLPH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA LISTED MILTON J. HILL AS AGE 57. HIS WIFE NANCY WAS LISTED AS AGE 62. THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN: PRISCILLA 22, AND LINEBERRY AGE 25. ALSO LIVING IN THE HOUSEHOLD, DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, ZETTIE AGE 20. MILTON STATED HE WAS MARRIED, THIS WAS HIS FIRST MARRIAGE AND HE HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR 40 YEARS, HE OWNED HIS FARMHOUSE FREE OF A MORTGAGE, HE WORKED AS A FARMER OF A GENERAL FARM, HE COULD READ BUT NOT WRITE, HE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HIS PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. NANCY STATED SHE WAS MARRIED, THIS WAS HER FIRST MARRIAGE AND SHE HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR 40 YEARS, SHE HAD GIVEN BIRTH TO 10 CHILDREN WITH 7 CHILDREN STILL LIVING, SHE HAD NO OCCUPATION, SHE COULD NOT READ OR WRITE, SHE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HER PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. THEIR CHILDREN [WERE] BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. LINEBERRY STATED HE WAS MARRIED, THIS WAS HIS FIRST MARRIAGE AND HE HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR 2 YEARS, HE WORKED AS A FARMER LABORER ON A HOME FARM, HE COULD READ AND WRITE, HE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HIS PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. ZETTIE STATED SHE WAS MARRIED, THIS WAS HER FIRST MARRIAGE AND SHE HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR 2 YEARS, SHE HAD GIVEN BIRTH TO 1 CHILD WITH ZERO CHILDREN STILL LIVING, SHE HAD NO OCCUPATION, SHE COULD READ AND WRITE, SHE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HER PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA.

ON 16 JAN 1920, THE CENSUS FOR CONCORD TOWNSHIP, RANDOLPH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA LISTED JOHN M. HILL AS AGE 68. HIS WIFE NANCY L. WAS LISTED AS AGE 73. THEY WERE LIVING IN THE HOUSEHOLD OF SON, ARLINDA L. HILL AGE 34. HIS WIFE ANNIE Q. WAS LISTED AS AGE 29. THEY HAD ONE CHILD: RONALD T. AGE 8. ARLINDA STATED HE WAS MARRIED, HE OWNED HIS HOUSE FREE OF A MORTGAGE, HE WORKED AS A MILLER AT A FLOUR MILL, HE COULD READ AND WRITE, HE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HIS PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. ANNIE STATED SHE WAS MARRIED, SHE HAD NO OCCUPATION, SHE COULD READ AND WRITE, SHE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HER PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. THEIR CHILD WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. JOHN STATED HE WAS MARRIED, HE HAD NO OCCUPATION, HE COULD READ AND WRITE, HE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HIS PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. NANCY STATED SHE WAS MARRIED, SHE HAD NO OCCUPATION, SHE COULD READ AND WRITE, SHE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HER PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA.

NANCY LOUISA (SURRATT) HILL AGE 75, MARRIED, DIED IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA ON 13 JUL 1922.
NAME: NANCY LOUISA HILL.
BIRTH PLACE: NORTH CAROLINA.
BIRTH DATE: 25 NOV 1846.
ADDRESS: DAVIDSON COUNTY, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
PARENTS: SPENCER SURRATT BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND KATIE SMITH BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA.
HUSBAND: JOHN MILTON HILL.
HOSPITAL: NONE.
DOCTOR: C. C. HUBBARD, ATTENDED THE PATIENT FROM 15 JUN 1922 TO 12 JUL 1922.
CAUSE OF DEATH: CHRONIC INTERSTITIAL NEPHRITIS.
CONTRIBUTORY: ARTERIOSCLEROSIS.
AUTOPSY: NO.
UNDERTAKER: C. A. HOOVER, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
BURIAL: 14 JUL 1922 DENTON CEMETERY.
INFORMANT: J. M. HILL, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.NORTH CAROLINA DEATH CERTIFICATES, 1909-1975.
SHE WAS BURIED IN DENTON TOWN CEMETERY, DAVIDSON COUNTY, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
TOMBSTONE NAME: NANCY, WIFE OF J. M. HILL.

JOHN MILTON HILL AGE 79, WIDOWED, DIED IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA ON 27 OCT 1931.
NAME: JOHN MILTON HILL.
BIRTH PLACE: NORTH CAROLINA.
BIRTH DATE: 13 MAY 1852.
ADDRESS: DAVIDSON COUNTY, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
OCCUPATION: RETIRED FARMER.
LAST WORKED AT THIS OCCUPATION: 15 YEARS AGO.
PARENTS: FATHER: JESSE HILL BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA.
MOTHER: UNKNOWN.
WIFE: NANCY HILL.
HOSPITAL: NONE.
DOCTOR: C. E. CLYATT, ATTENDED THE PATIENT FROM 1 JAN 1931 TO 27 OCT 1932.
CAUSE OF DEATH: ACUTE BRIGHT DISEASE, JAN 1931.
WHAT TEST CONFIRMED DIAGNOSIS? CLIN & CHEM.
AUTOPSY: NO.UNDERTAKER: C. A. HOOVER.
BURIAL: 28 OCT 1931 DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
INFORMANT: W. E. HILL, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
NORTH CAROLINA DEATH CERTIFICATES, 1909-1975.
HE WAS BURIED IN DENTON TOWN CEMETERY, DAVIDSON COUNTY, DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
TOMBSTONE NAME: J. M. HILL.

(Source: Genealogy.com Forum: JOHN MILTON HILL & NANCY L. SURRATT, DAVIDSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA)

b. 13 May 1852, Concord, Randolph Co., NC
d. 27 October 1931, Denton, Davidson Co., NC
death certificate
m. 30 September 1869, Davidson County, North Carolina
Marriage record
(source: FamilySearch)
b. November 1846, Concord, Randolph Co., NC
d. 13 July 1922, Denton, Davidson Co., NC
death certificate
Picture of family of John Milton Hill (white beard, sitting): Standing left to right are his children: Priscilla Hill Luther (daughter), William Eddie Hill (son), Chrissie Hill Russell (daughter), Arlendo Lineberry Hill (son) and Fannie Hill Smith (daughter)   b. 15 October 1835
in Montgomery Co., NC
d. 18 August 1881
in Caldwell Co., NC
Burial: Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Martha, Randolph County, North Carolina
tombstone
(Source: Find-A-Grave Memorial).
m. 29 November 1866
• Marriage Bond
• NC Marriage Bonds
• NC Marriage Record Index
• NC Marriage Index - Montgomery Co.
• Probate record listing children
(full record)
b. 1 March 1838
d. 27 November 1879
Wenborn's and Margaret's birth and death dates are from The Saga of the Family and Descendants of David Vestal Henley and Eleanor Lassiter of Randolph County, North Carolina by Eleanor Parker Bell
                                 
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Hill History

Article about William Eddie Hill and family: Page 1, Page 2

William Eddie Hill
"Eddie"
Also seen as William Edwin Hill (Source).
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Children of William Eddie Hill and Mary Addie Cranford Hill:
  • Wade Hill
  • Grace Hill
  • Gertrude Leona Hill (married Herman Edwin Johnson)
  • Nannie Hill (married Daniel Moses "D.M." Sexton)
Mary Addie Cranford
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Mary Addie Cranford is also listed as Mary Adelaide Cranford on her father's probate record (full probate record).
Much thanks to researcher Cheri Dunaway Smith, a distant cousin, for her work on this part of Mary Addie Cranford's lineage.
 

Drawing of Hill Brothers Store, later A. L. Hill Store by Jerrie Lomax, granddaughter of William Eddie Hill

William Eddie Hill's Memoir

b. 27 June 1872, Concord, Randolph Co., NC
d. 6 October 1943, Denton, Davidson Co., NC
Death Certificate

See above for details.
m. 21 December 1893, Randolph Co., NC
marriage register
(source: FamilySearch)
b. 21 May 1870, NC
d. January 1963, Denton, Davidson Co., NC
       
                                 
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HILL AND CRANFORD:

The Hills were thought to have come to North Carolina from Prince George Co., VA, or Frederick Co., MD, or Washington Co., MD.

NOTE: Jesse B. Hill fought in the Civil War. According to legend his wife and children saw him off to war, but he never returned. His wife Mary, son Milton (James Milton), and daughter Laura were left to make a living on their farm on their own (believed to be in the Piney Grove area). In the book N.C. Troops 1861-1865, A Roster, Vol. IV. Infantry, Private Jesse Hill resided in Randolph County and enlisted in Wake County on July 15, 1862 for the war. He became ill and fell out on the march from Richmond, NC, to Sharpsburg, MD, in August - September 1862 where he died of chronic diarrhea, October 17, 1862, General Hospital, Culpeper Court House, VA.

| Isaac | Kearns | (father or grandfather of Silas K. Kearns) | | Jesse + Mary Spencer + Katie James + Ruth Silas + Sara B. | Ann Surratt | Cranford | Riley K. | Lassiter Hill | Luther (Suratt, | (Montgomery Co.) Kearns | (Randolph +----+-+--+----+ Surratee)| | | Co., NC) |b.18|m. 2|b.12| | | +-----+-+--+-----+ |Nov.|Nov.|Feb.| +--+ | |b. 23|m.15|b. 05| |1828|1850|1832| | | |Dec. |Mar.|Jan. | +----+-+--+----+ | | |1815 |1837|1815 | | | | |d. 05| |d. 03| | | | |March| |Oct. | | | | |1890 | |1890 | | | | +-----+-+--+-----+ | | | | | | | | | | | | James + Nancy Wenborn + Margaret Milton | Louise W. | Jane Hill | Surratt Cranford | Kearns (picture) | (picture) | +----+----+--------+ | |b.13|m.30|b. | (born in | |May |Sept|November| Montgomery | |1852|1869|1846 | County, | |d.27| |d. 13 | North | |Oct.| |July | Carolina) | |1931| |1922 | | +----+----+--------+ | | | | | +------------+ +----------+ | | | | CLICK HERE William Mary FOR WILLIAM Eddie + Addie EDDIE HILL'S Hill | Cranford MEMOIR +----+-+--+----+ |b.27|m.22|b.21| |June|Dec.|May | |1872|1893|1870| |d. 6| |d. | |Oct.| |Jan.| |1943| |1963| +----+----+----+