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 Spencer, Mass., in 1817. They located in Ames township, Athens County, near the present site of Amesville, Ohio.
This came about as the result of the opening of the Northwest Territory and the formation of the Ohio Land Company. Almost all of the early settlers of this area came from the New England States--probably the result of a good deal of promotion by the Ohio Land Company.
Amesville had been founded and settled before the turn of the century. It was also the site of the famous "Coonskin Library". During the early 1800's the residents traded coonskins for books and establish a small, flourishing library. The remains of this library are now housed in the archives of the Library of Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
Jonathan and Nancy came to Ohio in the company of probably one brother, who was named Nathan. How they came or by what route is not known. Most certainly it was by wagon and prehaps even by flatboat from Pittsburg to Marietta. This was a very comman mode of travel for the settlers arriving in the Northwest Territory. Many even proceeded up the Muskingum and the Hocking Rivers by flatboat to various parts of Ohio.
Jonathan Hill moved to Canaan township about 1826 and located on what became known as the N.O. Warren farm where he remained until a short time before his death which occured in 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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