Our history, detailing the ancestry and children of Julia Hill, traces back to the William Hill family who migrated to America from England. William Hill's son, William Wallace Hill married Nancy Bowen and moved to Alabama from North Carolina, bringing with them two slave families, the Hamiltons and Colemans. It was in Hale County (now Greensboro, Alabama) that the Hills established the Hill Plantation. After living there for a while Reverend William Wallace Hill and his family left the plantation in the hands of their son Fabius and moved away.
Slaves Stephen and Emily Hamilton had several children. Fabius Hill had children with two of the Hamilton girls, Harriet and Rose. The children of Fabius and Harriet Hamiltoln were Julia, Homer and Henrietta. Fabius and Rose Hamilton had one son named Marcellus.
Julia married Albert Taylor from Virginia. Their children, who have been documented in the U.S. Federal Census were Robert, Eugenia, Willie, Tacitus, Clarence, Richard, Armie, Fabe, Julius, Wallace, Albert, Jr. and George Taylor. Six of them (Robert, Eugenia, Fabe, Julius, Wallace and George) married and had families.
Homer married Mildred "Milly" Watts and they fhad several children.
Henrietta married Noah Morgan and they had no children.
Marcellus married Lillie Hamilton and had several children.
Their descendants are well represented in numerous professions including education, medicine, law, politics, tailoring, entertainment, sports, the arts, retail, architecture, and the military. They span the four corners of the United States, yet find time to come together every two years for the Albert and Julia Hill Taylor Family Reunion, the first of which was held in Alabama in 1986. The eleventh reunion will be celebrated in Gatlinburg, Tennessee July 27 - 30, 2006 where more than one hundred twenty persons are expected to attend.
The first written record of our history was done in 1986 and was based on word of mouth stories related to us by our ancestors and our own personal experiences. Since then we have made an attempt to authenticate this information by researching various vital records and interviews with others who have done genealogical research. The research will be ongoing until we have told the story of our rich heritage of which we are very proud.
Our family is committed to carrying on the legacy left to us by our ancestors and living out the theme of our motto:
"Together for Generations to Come"