Vitals: William & Sarah Barber* Hill

William, Sr. (1799-1875) b. Adams Co., PA; r. Mercer Co., PA (son of  John & Jane Wilson Hill; Inn/tavern keeper, Merchant)
-buried: Leesburg Presbyterian Cemetery, Mercer Co., PA (See “Show map” for GPS at LPC)

Sarah Barber* (1797-1873) b. Huntingdon Co., PA; r. Mercer Co., PA (daughter of Adam and Mary Ann Stewart Barber; Homemaker)
-buried: Leesburg Presbyterian Cemetery, Mercer Co., PA (See “Show map” for GPS at LPC)

Married: (came to Butler Co., PA, 1823)

Children: (seven total, some unknown)
1. John Dixon (1824-1915 not to be confused with his uncle of the same name) b. Butler Co.; r. Mercer Co. (m2. Margaret Marshall; GAR Captain; My great-grandfather)
-buried: Mars Cemetery, Butler Co., PA
2. Mary Ann (1826-1899) (read her interesting obituary here)

Mary Ann (Hill) and Clane Thorn
c. 1860

(m. Clane Thorn with whom she had nine children. Brother John’s first wife was probably Clane’s sister.)
3. William, Jr. (1830- )
4. Margaret (c. 1838- )
5. Andrew I (  )
6. Elizabeth?
7. Robert Barber. (1840-1925) b & r Mercer Co. (m. Caroline Bailey; Postmaster; Merchant, ran business in family for 75 years; see his obituary)
-military: Cpl. U.S. Army, Co. D, 57th Regt. GAR (suffered a lifelong illness from the Civil War)
-buried: Leesburg Presbyterian Cemetery, Mercer Co.

* some sources spell this Barbour


Deeds, wills, census, & tombstones from Patricia Hill, Saxonburg, PA (e-mail 20 February 2004)

“William & Sarah Hill.” Find-a-grave. 4 September 2018

Obituary. Mercer Dispatch

“Centreville Borough.” “Slippery Rock Township.” History of Butler County, PA. 1895.

“Mercer County History.”

Various family trees.



Last revised: 1/7/20

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