Re: Franklyn B HILL B:1836 OH, D:1 Aug1872
Loretta, I think we might be onto something.My HILL family went from NY to Ohio sometime between 1820 and 1840.By 1840 they were in Erie County, OH, which is a couple of counties west of Cuyahoga.I do not have them on a census anyplace in 1830.The father of my family was Ebenezer B. Hill.I believe the "B" was for Bruce, but I don't know that.Do you know what the "B" stood for in Franklyn's name?In addition, on the 1840 census, there is a male child under 5 years of age in this family.I do not have this family on a 1850 census either.
Moving along to my line, Ebenezer is my ggg-grandfather.His son James Melvin HILL is my gg-grandfather.James was b.1819 in Pinckney, Lewis County, NY.He married in Erie County, OH in 1844.Sometime between 1847-1850 he and his new family moved to Sabine Parish, Louisiana, but the rest of the HILLS did not move with him.
I do not have names for any of James Melvin's siblings.However, I do have the names of his children.This excites me, because his oldest daughter was named Cora ADELIA.While the name JAMES was quite popular, I don't believe ADELIA/ADELLA was quite a popular name.Perhaps James and Franklyn were brothers and ADELIA/ADELLA was their mother.
I would love to hear from you directly to discuss this in more detail.Feel free to email me at [email protected]