Marion Green Hill was born in Kentucky (the exact place is unknown at this time) on 17 May 1838. This birth date is recorded on his headstone at the Persimmon Cemetery in Mutual, Woodward, Oklahoma. It is also verified on his death certificate isssued by Oklahoma State Board of Health and reported by his daughter Sarah Hill Long.
At the age of 11 years old Marion appears on the 1850 census in District 1, Harrison County, Kentucky with the family of George kramer. His relationship with this family has not been determined.
At the age of 20 years old Marion appears on the 1860 census in Sugartree Bottom, Caroll, Missouri with Sarah Hill (possibly his mother -age 41) 3 possible siblings Mary A - 15, John - 12, Richard - 11 and another family Sampson Neal - 23, Sarah C Neal - 16, Ann E Neal - 2-
Marion's occupation at this time is Laborer and his property value is $150.00
November 1861 Marion enlisted as a Private with Company H, 53rd Infantry Regiment and he Mustered out of Company H, 53rd Infantry Regiment Ohio on 11 August 1865 in Little Rock, Arkansas with Distinquished Service. He Served on the side of the Union - in the state of Ohio.
On 30 January 1865 Marion married Mahala Jane Conley in Dover, LaFayette, Missouri. Their first child was apparently born in Kansas between 1865-1867 and didn't live very long. It has not been determined whether the name is Jenny or Jermey. In Nov of 1868 their 2nd child Marion Joseph Hill was born in Kansas. By 1870 this family had located to Whitesboro, Grayson, Texas, This census shows son Joseph now 2 and an infant - who would have been Lula "luke" Hill born May 1870. Another child blessed the family in Abt 1873 Sarah "Sally" V Hill. The next child Rosa "ora" Eller Hill was born 17 Sept 1875 according to family tradition she was born in Austin Texas, then in 1878 along came child #6 Abner Conly Hill Jun 1878
In 1879 the family removed to Paris Township, Linn, Kansas where Joseph W Conley (father of Mahala Jane) resided. On 12 September 1879 a deed transfered ownership of some property was sold to Mahala from her father for $1.00 -
The 1880 Census shows that Marion & Mahala resided in Paris, Linn, Kansas with children Joseph, Lula (Luke), Sarah, Ora (Rosa), and Conly. Marions occupation at this time is listed as Farmer -
By 1881 the family was again blessed with a little one - Mattie Maude "Daisy" was born 5 December 1881 according to family tradition she was born in Protection, Kansas, but Marion didn't sell the Linn Kansas Property until 24 Dec 1883. In August of 1883 the 8th child John Thomas Hill was born in Kansas. 9th Child Roy Vernon "Ted" was born 10 Mar 1886 in Protection, Comanche, Kansas and 10th child Laura Blanche was born 16 April 1888 in Kansas (probably Protection, Comanche County)
On March 10 1890 Marion filed an application for Military Benefits, 30 Aug 1890 the property in Comanche County was sold by deed. Since there is no 1890 Census we are not sure when the family relocated to Woodward, Oklahoma The next record we have of the family is in 1900 26 June Census Webster, Woodward, Oklahoma. Marion's Occupation at this time is listed as farmer and 6 of his children were enumerated with him - M Joseph, Abner C. Dasy, John T. Roy V and Laura B. 3 of his children had married by this time Lula, Sarah, Rosa.
3 March 1911 brought sadness to the family in the loss of their beloved wife and mother. Mahala Jane "Conly" Hill passed away in Woodward, Oklahoma and was buried in the Persimmon Cemetery, Mutual, Woodward, Oklahoma
I have not included much of her history except as it related to Marion. I will write her biography in her personal file.
Marion continued on by purchasing property on 13 September 1913 in Woodward, Oklahoma and continued to live here until 1922 When he traveled to his daughter Sarah's home in Ottawa, Fairland, Oklahoma, where he died on 11 February 1922 and was buried next to his wife in the Persimmon Cemetery, Mutual, Woodward, Oklahoma
As we can see by the information that we have, Marion was a shrewd businessman and farmer. He was a patriot and fought for our human rights. He was a loving father and Grandfather according to some of the memories of his children and grandchildren.
Marion Green Hill left a wonderful legacy for his descendants for which we are all deeply greatful.
On 13 Sep 1913 property was purchased by deed in Woodward, Oklahoma
There is a deed record that shows the purchase of Land in Comanche County, Kansas 16 September 1886.
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