The following was a posting and exchange of data among folks in Jan 2002. The exchange of interest between Russ Layhew (below) and Bill Brasington about the possible links of HILTONS in Philadelphia and Richard HILTON who had a presence in Lancaster County, PA. Looking to determine if more data has been established, and offer links between the families.
Howdy! There are a few Helton families in Philadelphia Co., PA 1720 and they are all related. I think your Richard is son of Richard and Cynthia Griffith Hilton who were married in 1713 Philadelphia. Richard and his brother Peter, sons of James Hilton who died in 1740, Philly, migrated to Orange Co., VA, then on to Orange Co., NC in 1750. Does Richard have any brothers or children born 1740-1750 with VA nativities? What about NC post 1750? I am desc from Peter who was a judge and died 1757 Orange Co., NC. Let's talk......Russ Layhew