History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed.,
1887, Campbell Co.
Theodore MacDonald Hill, of Campbell County, Ky., is of Scotch-Irish ancestry on the paternal side, and of English-German on the maternal. His grandfather, William Hill, was a native of County Antrim, Ireland, and his grandmother, Jane Macdonald, of the Isle of Skye, off the west coast of Scotland. Both were own cousins to the celebrated Scotch beauty, Flora McDonald, the plain narrative of whose life touches all hearts.
This grandfather and
this grandmother came to America in colonial days, and
the former was a soldier in the war for independence. They came down the
Ohio River to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1794, at which place William Hill, the father
of our subject, was born May 25, of that year. William Hill, Jr., was a
soldier in the war of 1812, at the historic battles of River Raisin, the Thames,
Lundy's Lane and others.
The mother of our subject was Elizabeth Nation, daughter of Joel Nation, and his wife, Mary Albright, Ohio people, previously from East Tennessee and North Carolina; the former of English ancestry, the latter of German extraction.
Theodore served in the
Confederate Army during the entire war, was admitted
to the practice of law in 1871, married at twenty-five years of age, elected
police judge of Alexandria in 1872, to the Legislature in 1877, and again in
1879. His wife was Miss M. Isaphine White; five children have been born to
this union, only one of whom is living, Miss Fay Fern, a bright little school
girl of thirteen years.
See also the
Kentucky Biographies article of Theodore Hill
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