Biography - Squire Hill

Squire HILL, farmer, P. O. Fillmore, was born in Montgomery County, Ill., January 17, 1844, and inherited 160 acres of land, located in Fillmore Township, on which were no improvements. This he sold and bought a place containing 160 acres of unimproved land, which he improved and lived upon about four years; sold out and bought the place on which he now resides, which contains 160 acres of good, fertile land, on which he has erected a fine dwelling and barn, with all necessary outbuildings. The farm is located on Section 33, Town 8, Range 2, about twelve miles east and south of Hillsboro. He was married in Fayette County October 22, 1868, to Miss Mary L. BOST, born in Fayette County in 1849. Her father, Henry BOST, was born in North Carolina about 1826; was a farmer by occupation, and died in 1876. Her mother, Elizabeth (HARRIS) BOST, was born in Illinois. Henry HILL, the father of subject, was born in Kentucky; his wife was born in North Carolina. She was the mother of six children, the subject being the youngest child. He has a family of three children, one deceased, named as follows: Ollie O., born September 5, 1869; Henry C., born October 29, 1873; Anna E., deceased, born February 28, 1876, died August 26, 1876; Mary E. was born April 19, 1878. He has been Supervisor of this township for two terms. He enlisted in Company E, First Illinois Cavalry, in 1862, Capt. Paul WALTERS; principally on escort duty, and served a short time. He has been always identified with the Democratic party; has taken great interest in public improvements, and the advancement of agricultural interests.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 301-302.

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