Randolph  County,  Indiana

Henry  and  Benoni  Hill

              Henry and Benoni Hill  were brothers. Sons of  Jesse Hill and Mary ( Pritchard) Hill.  They were first cousins to  Hannah (Hill), wife of  Amos Peacock.  Henry Hill was further tied to the Peacocks in that  Achsah Peacock, daughter of  Abraham, was Henry's first wife. By her, his first five children were born. She died on February 1, 1830, and is buried at old Jericho. He next married  Achsah Thomas (the daughter of  Isaac and Rachel) by whom his next three children were born.  She died September 29, 1835, and is buried in Old Jericho. Last he married Avis Woodard (a widow, daughter of  Thomas and Miriam Cox) by whom his last two children were born. Henry died May 2, 1874 and Avis August 15. 1875. Both are buried in the present Jericho burying-ground.
            Benoni Hill married  Mary Boswell in North Carolina. She was known by the nickname 'Polly'. They had nine children of whom the first five are known definitely to have married Jericho folks. (See membership lists).  Fanny Diggs, who married  Mathew Hill, the son of  Benoni was said to have been the first white child born on the White River. Benoni Hill died August 20, 1870, and Mary Hill on May 9. 1856. Both are buried in the present Jericho burying-ground. They lived on Owl Creek, adjacent to Amos Peacock.
Jericho Friends Meeting And Its Community Randolph County, Indiana, 1846, page 7.
Submitted by Lora Radiches

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