Obit: Hill, George P. (1830 - 1875)


Surnames: Hill, Blakeslee, Boardman, Green

----Source: CLARK COUNTY PRESS (Clark County, Wis.) 05/08/1875


Hill, George P. (1832 - 1875)


Last Tuesday evening Hon. James O'Neill received the sad intelligence of the death of Mr. Geo. P. Hill, a former resident of this place, at the hands of a prowling band of Mexican desperadoes at a place called Homeville, in Texas. Mr. Hill is well remembered by nearly all of the old residents of this part of the county as an honorable, upright man, and the announcement of his death, under any circumstances, would have been received with regret by his old friends and neighbors, but the brutal and cowardly manner in which it was brought about calls for both sympathy and resentment. At the breaking out of the war Mr. Hill. was engaged in opening up a farm near Rexer's Corners, and within a few miles of this place (Neillsville, Clark County). He enlisted in the Second Wisconsin, serving faithfully throughout the war. During 1865 he was stationed at Fort Brown, Texas, to which place he returned after being mustered out of the service. We give below an account of the murder as published in a paper issued near where the crime was perpetrated:

News was received here that Mr. George P. Hill was murdered on the 16th h inst., about half-mile from his house, on his ranch at Homeville, a settlement, about thirty miles above this city, beyond the Arroyo Colorado, started by Americans in small farms a few years ago.

Mr. Hill and his son went out on the morning of the sixteenth to hunt horses, each taking a different direction, and agreeing to meet at a certain point. The son came to the place agreed upon first and waited for his father until evening and then went home. Search was made and on Sunday his body was found riddled with bullets, and very much swollen. There were three bullet holes in the body and it was stripped of its clothing.

Mr. Hill was a good citizen and an inoffensive man. He was one of the State Police for this county during the latter part of its existence, and made a good officer. He came here with the army in 1865, and worked in the quartermaster's department of Fort Brown, and was about one of the last that was discharged, when the works at that post were completed.

He purchased a homestead in the Homeville tract, with other Americans, and opened a farm. The seasons being dry and no crops were made, and most of the settlers abandoned their farms, but he remained, hoping to retrieve his losses. This foul murder of an industrious and inoffensive man, who leaves a wife and four children, shows how brutal the thieves have become. That it was the thieves that died the deed there is no doubt, for five of them were seen passing through that part of the country.

Mr. Hill, we understand, was from Wisconsin at a place called Neillsville, and owns a piece of land near that town, which we understand has become valuable since he left that section."


Texas Death Records


George Webster Hill *Was the death notification above mistaken information?
Event Type Burial
Event Date 1875
Event Place , Titus, Texas, United States of America
Photograph Included Yes
Birth Date 08 Mar 1830
Death Date 25 Apr 1875
Cemetery Monticello Cemetery, Titus County, Texas, USA


Rhoda Moore
Event Type Death
Event Date 09 Jul 1943
Event Place Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
Gender Female
Marital Status Widowed
Birth Date 16 Oct 1866
Birthplace , Texas
Father's Name: George Hill
Mother's Name: Luvinia Hill


H L Murphey
Event Type Death
Event Date 11 Jan 1938
Event Place Mount Pleasant, Titus, Texas, United States
Gender Female
Marital Status Married
Birth Date 31 Jan 1858
Birthplace , Texas
Father's Name George Hill
Mother's Name Lucindy Mccullock
Certificate Number 5020


Biographical Information


Spouse: Lucendy McCulloch Hill (1832 - 1905)

Children: Sarah Ella Hill Traylor (1872 - 1943) & Georgia Lillie Hill (1874 - 1887)


1860 Federal Census, Pine Valley, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, Page 2


George Hill, 28 yr. old, white, male

Household Members

Chauncey Blakeslee M 37 New York
Maria S Blakeslee F 24 New York
Samuel C Boardman M 30 New York
Abigal Green F 18 New York
George Hill M 28 (ca. 1832) Ireland



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