Our Hill Family Tree

(back 9 generations to Northern Ireland)

Various family mottos: “Ne tenta vel perfice”
(“Attempt not or accomplish”)
“Esse quam videri”
(“To be, rather than to seem”)
“Nil desperandum”
(“Never despair”)

Table of ContentsHillFamilyCrest

(Click on first name for Vitals/spousal surname for associated tree)

William Hill (c. 1740-1815)
Elizabeth Dixon ( )
John Hill (1765-1849)
Jane/Jean Wilson* (1777-1865)
William Hill (1799-1875)
Sarah Barber (1797-1873)
John Dixon Hill (1824-1915)
Margaret Sarah Marshall (1831-1907)
Joseph Marshall Hill (1858-1939)
Alice Virginia Moon (1865-1947)
Bessie Reed Hill (1887-1974)
Wesley Herron Pearce (1876-1955)
Ralph Hill Pearce (1917-2002)
Ruth Elizabeth Gray (1917-2005)
Larry Edsel Pearce (1948- )
Susan Kay Miller (1949- )
Annie Rebecca Pearce Matthew Carter Pearce
(1971- ) (1973- )

* James Wilson (b.1747) married Hettie Jack (b.1753) in another Pearce-associated family. Henry Moon (before 1760) married Sarah Wilson (?).  In a Gray-related family, John Anderson (b. 1731) married Elizabeth Wilson (?). Research continues to see if there is any Wilson connection as the dates are very close.


Sir John Bernard Burke. The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. London: Habeison & Sons, 1884

Family tradition, Cemetery records from Cross Roads and Allegheny Memorial Park

“Hill Family, Mercer Co.” 22 April 2010 http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~swwhite/hill.html

Patricia Hill, Natrona Hgts/Saxonburg, PA. e-mail. 20 Feb. 2004

“Slippery Rock Twp.” History of Butler Co., PA, 1883. Chp.42.

Various Public Member Family Trees & sources. Ancestry.com

Last revised: 12/30/16

2 Responses to Our Hill Family Tree

  1. Kevin A. Miller says:

    I am your third cousin. Kevin Alton Miller, Walter Alton Miller was my dad and
    Myra Jean Hill Miller was my grandmother and so on it goes from there. For
    years, I have been interested in the ancestry of my family. Even in high school
    I did an extensive family tree as a final senior project. Of course without the
    aid and tools of the Internet.

    With the loss of my aunt Nettie Miller Stark…I decided to pull out my files
    and get started again. Especially while I still had relatives living who could
    assist me in recording what they could remember. My aunt Alice Miller Dresher
    has been helpful of late. In the process of checking my files I found some old
    replies from messages I had placed a number of years ago on message boards on
    Ancestry.com I saw some replies from Roberta Wohlgemuth and Ken Gibbons. (who I see noted on your webpage) Ken and I were in touch pretty frequently a number of years ago. But I am lost all of his contact info. He had a fair amount to share on the Moon side if the family. He was such an interesting man to talk with. I began to build my family tree in Ancestry. com…I also began some new google searches and I came across your website. I am amazed at the amount of information that you have gathered and posted there. I found the info on the Moons very interesting and helpful. I recently began working on some info and photos that I had from Bull Creek cemetery and realized that the Boyd’s and the Jacks who are buried near the Miller’s there are all related.

    So on a google search about about Rev Boyd I was brought back to your website
    again. It’s on this second visit that I realized you had additional info about
    the Hill, the Marshall’s, the Jacks, the Coopers, the Flemings and more. Not
    sure how I missed that previously. Again, thanks for the great work you have
    done. It’s humbling realizing that we have come from such strong, brave and
    patriotic men and women. I wished I would have known them personally! May I add
    some of your info into my tree on Ancestry?

    Additionally, not sure if you are aware of this, but there is a website called
    PA-Roots.org I just happened upon it and was looking at some grave markers and other photos. I thought I would check out the folder called Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in this folder are a number of files containing numerous photos. Being that I live in Alexandria, VA. Now I thought it would be cool to look at old photos of where I grew up. On the cover of one of the folders was a photo if the front cover of
    a family photo album called the Becky Eichstaet photo collection. It looked very
    interesting so i thought I’d check it out….and to my amazement, I found that
    most of the photos were of my family. There were photos of my 2nd great
    grandfather Thomas Miller, his wife, Hanna Maria Jack Miller, their children,
    and her parents John Jack and Margaret Boyd Jack. There is even a photo of Rev
    Abraham Boyd. These are absolutely beautiful sepia tones. I am still trying to
    figure out how to contact Becky Eichstaet thru the site to see how she is related and to
    discuss these photos.

    Perhaps we could chat over the phone sometime, if you like as I am sure you have memories of my dad and we would have a lot to talk about our family in common.

    Best Regards,


    Sent from my iPhone

    • admin says:

      Hello, Kevin. I’m sure I met you at your dad’s funeral. We all miss him very much. He was a kind and funny man. My wife and I visit regularly with Jim Stark and the Dreschers. I’m anxious to hear what you have to say about the Boyds and Jacks, especially since I’m now reading an Agnes Turnbull novel about Old Hannastown where some of the Jacks lived, and my mother’s Grays who are buried at Bull Creek came over with the Boyds. Feel free to include whatever you like of mine on your Ancestry page. Please credit and refer folks to my site at E-gen.info. And by the way, I have a link to PA-Roots.org under E-gen Tools. You mentioned this great site in your letter. I’m also anxious to discuss Becky E’s photos. If you can contact her, perhaps she’ll let us use some on our pages. I’ll write to you directly in the near future. Thanks for your interest and looong letter, cousin.

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