|The March to Valley Forge by William B. T. Trego (1858-1909)|
Frederick married Betsy Myers sometime around 1790. She is said to have been born in Loch Haven, Pennsylvania. It is not known exactly when she died, but it was about 1801. They had three children; Catherine who was born in 1792 and married Isaac Hughes, Elizabeth, born 1796 who married Jeptha Hughes (the Hill sisters married Hughes brothers) and Martin, the unnamed son with whom Frederick was living in 1818 when he made his declaration for pension, was born August 1, 1800. It is believed that Betsy died shortly after the birth of Martin.
The DAR has a file for Frederick Hill. He is Ancestor #: A055716. It is interesting to note that a second wife is named here, Mary Elizabeth Dockerty. Some resources name additional children, Jacob, Mary who married John Hampton and Rebecca who married Joseph Cole who are probably the children of this second marriage.
Daughter Elizabeth married Jeptha Hughes and had a son named Frederick who must have been named after his grandfather Frederick Hill. Frederick Hughes married Harriet Van Why and had a son named Simeon who married Fannie Westlake. Their son Richard was my grandfather.
The pension records say he is buried in Danville. If anyone has found the gravesite I would like to know where it is.
- Family records of Cynthia Hughes Smith taken from the Hughes Family reunion records kept by Phoebe Hughes Button (1891-1976) of Tioga co. Pa.
- http://www.lycolaw.org/history/sketches/10.htm, Historical Sketches of the Bench and Bar of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.
Please see this list of all My Revolutionary War Ancestors.
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