Biographical Sketch of Davis Hill

(See Grant and Ghigau)-Davis Hill, born Sept. 21, 1863 at Lafayette, Georgia was educated at Ringold and Cedar Grove, Ga.

He married at Vinita on November 29, 1888 Fannie Elizabeth Parks, born January 9, 1871 at Elk Mills, Missouri. She was educated at the Orphan Asylum and Howard Payne College, Fayette, Missouri.

Mr. and Mrs. Davis Hill are the parents of: George Robert born Oct. 26, 1890; James Julian, born Sept. 20, 1892; Wm. Thompson, born February 22, 1895; Rachel born August 23, 1897; John Ruskin born May 18, 1899; Maria Anna born April 6, 1901; Francis Elizabeth born July 5, 1903; Mary Davis born January 25, 1906; Orval Hall, born Feb. 12, 1908 and Josephine Almira born Sept. 16, 1911.

Mrs. Davis Hill is the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Parks, born Oct. 18, 1821 and married Anna Thompson born Sept. 11, 1830. He died May 6, 1883.

Joseph Martin born about 1740 in Albermarle County Virginia; he was elected Capt. of Transylvania Militia of the Revolutionary army in 1776; became Major on Feb. 17, 4779 and Lieut. Col. in March 1781. His daughter Nannie married Jeter Lynch and was the great grand-mother of Mrs. Davis Hill. Sabra the daughter of Joseph Martin and the sister of Mrs. Nannie Lynch married Daniel Davis and was the great grand-mother of Davis Hill.

Davis Hill has an enviable record as an ex-member of the state School Board which was an unsolicited appointment. Three of the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Hill saw service in the World War, James J. Capt. William T. and John R., while their brother George, was rejected on account of being underweight.



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