Name: Jonathan Hill
Given Name: Jonathan
Surname: Hill 1
Birth: 8 May 1781 in Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA 1
Death: 26 Feb 1862 in Amesville, Athens County, Ohio, USA 1
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Jonathan and Nancy Hill
Jonathan and Nancy (Arnold) Hill first came to Ohio from Sp encer, Mass., in 1817. They located in Ames township, Athe ns County, near the present site of Amesville, Ohio.
This came about as the result of the opening of the Northwe st Territory and the formation of the Ohio Land Company. A lmost all of the early settlers of this area came from th e New England States--probably the result of a good deal o f promotion by the Ohio Land Company.
Amesville had been founded and settled before the turn of t he century. It was also the site of the famous "Coonskin L ibrary". During the early 1800's the residents traded coon skins for books and establish a small, flourishing library . The remains of this library are now housed in the archiv es of the Library of Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
Jonathan and Nancy came to Ohio in the company of probabl y one brother, who was named Nathan. How they came or by w hat route is not known. Most certainly it was by wagon an d prehaps even by flatboat from Pittsburg to Marietta. Thi s was a very comman mode of travel for the settlers arrivin g in the Northwest Territory. Many even proceeded up the M uskingum and the Hocking Rivers by flatboat to various part s of Ohio.
Jonathan Hill moved to Canaan township about 1826 and locat ed on what became known as the N.O. Warren farm where he re mained until a short time before his death which occured i n Ames Township on February 26, 1862
Written by Charles Hill , Lakeland, Fl.
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Father: Daniel Hill b: 9 Aug 1744 in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Mother: Mary Clark b: 1743
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