John Sr Hillman

Male 1814 - Aft 1890  (> 77 years)


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  • Name John Sr Hillman  [1, 2
    Born 1814  parents' farm Elmira, Chemung Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1890  Gage Co NE Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Aft 1890  Hooker Cem, Gage Co. NE Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Notes 
    • 1860

      The 1860 Census for Johnson Co NE shows:

      Family 700: John Hillman (age 46), New York, Tenant Farmer
      Eliza (age 43), Pennsylvania
      George (age 23), Pennsylvania
      Thaddeus (age 18), Pennsylvania
      John, Jr. (age 17), Pennsylvania
      Pembroke (age 12), Pennsylvania
      Martha Jane (age 10), Pennsylvania
      Clarence (age 8), Pennsylvania
      Samuel (age 5), Iowa
      Sarah (age 8 months), Nebraska

      In June of 1861, both John, Jr. and Thaddeus enlisted in the Nebraska Cavalry and served during the Civil War.

      Sometime between 1860 and 1870 John Sr. moved his family to Hooker Township, Gage Co NE where he homesteaded his own place. There they were joined by their son Edwin Rathburn Hillman, his wife, Emily Cordelia (Rogers) Hillman, and their family. Edwin and Emily's daughter, Alice, was born in Iowa in 1866. Apparently Edwin and Emily lingered in Iowa longer than his parents' family.


      1870

      By 1870 John Sr. and Eliza's sons George and Pembroke had disappeared. Their daughter, Martha Jane Hillman, had married George Zuver and the couple were living on a farm nearby. Their son, John Hillman Jr., had married Sarah Margaret (?) and they had a farm next to their parents. Their son, Thaddeus Hillman, had married Elizabeth Ellen Stafford and they also had a farm next door. Note that in the 1870 Census all the Hillman farms are listed in sequence.

      The 1870 Census for Gage Co NE shows:

      Family 230: John Hillman, Sr. (age 56), New York
      Eliza (age 53), Pennsylvania
      Clarence (age 18), Pennsylvania
      Samuel, (age 14), Iowa
      Sarah, (age 10), Nebraska

      Family 231: John Hillman, Jr. (age 27), Pennsylvania
      Margaret (age 23), Pennsylvania
      Ger U. (age 2), Nebraska
      Tho. J. (age 7 months), Nebraska

      Family 232: Edwin Hillman (age 30), Pennsylvania
      Emily C. (age 23), Pennsylvania
      Alice (age 4), Iowa
      John (age 3),Nebraska

      Family 233: T. C. S. S. (Thaddeus) Hillman (age 29), Pennsylvania
      Elizabeth (age 22), Indiana
      Grant (age 2), Nebraska
      Thadeus S. (age 4 months), Nebraska

      Family 242: Geo. W. Zuver (age 23), Ohio
      Martha Jane (age 20) Pennsylvania

      Family 243: B. P. Zuver (age 29) Ohio

      About 1878 Thaddeus Hillman and family moved to California. About six years later they moved to Enterprise, Wallowa Co OR. Elizabeth died in Oregon in 1890 shortly after their last child was born. In 1898 Thaddeus applied for a Civil War Veterans Pension. He updated the application in 1907 and again in 1915. Thaddeus died at Fort Dick, Del Norte Co CA in 1922.


      1880

      By 1880 Clarence Hillman had married Mary Elizabeth Kritner. They had their own place next to John, Sr. Samuel had married Sophie Jane Cox. Samuel and family were living with John Sr.'s family. Edwin Hillman still had his own place. John, Jr. and his family had moved to Pottawatomie Co OK. John, Jr. and Sarah Margaret (?) Hillman are buried in Tecumseh Cem near Tecumseh, OK.

      The 1880 Census for Gage Co NE shows:

      Family 24: Clarence Hillman (age 28), Pennsylvania
      Mary (age 19), Nebraska
      Harriet (age 2), Nebraska
      (Harriet "Hattie" Hillman died shortly after this census
      was recorded. She is buried next to her parents in
      Hooker Cem.)

      Family 25: John Hillman, Sr. (age 66), New York
      Eliza (age 62), Pennsylvania
      Sarah (age 20), Nebraska
      Samuel (age 24), Iowa
      Jane (age 18), Illinois
      Thaddeus (age 1 month), Nebraska

      Family 34: Edwin Hillman (age 41), Pennsylvania
      Emily (age 33), Illinois
      Alice (age 14), Iowa
      John (age 12), Nebraska
      Estella (age 8), Nebraska
      Mary (age 5), Nebraska
      Infant (age 6 months), Nebraska (This is Laura)

      In 1882 John Hillman Sr. and Eliza died. They are buried in Hooker Cem, which is located on land that was part of the original Hillman homestead. Eliza has a nice stone; I have not been able to locate a stone for John, Sr. (There is also a stone in Hooker Cem for Sherman Rogers, father of Emily Cordelia (Rogers) Hillman. He must have followed his daughter and son-in-law to Nebraska. He died in 1881.)

      In 1883 Sarah Elizabeth Hillman married Gershum Young.


      1890

      In 1893 Samuel Hillman moved his family to Roger Mills Co OK. Sarah and Gershum Young also moved to OK. They lived just a few miles from Samuel and his family. Sarah died in 1944. She and Gershum are buried in Red Hill Cem near Hammon, OK. Samuel died in 1939. There is a common marker for Samuel and Sophie Jane in Barker Cem (aka Nine-Mile Cem) near Strong City, OK. Sophie died in 1952 in Harrah, OK. Her body was not returned to Roger Mills Co she is buried in Hurrah.

      The 1890 Census for most of the United States was destroyed in a fire.


      1900

      In 1900 Clarence Hillman was still living in Gage Co NE with his four boys. (Clarence and his wife, Mary, had separated. It is believed that she had moved to Colorado to make her fortune in gold mining.)

      Edwin and Emily Hillman and family were also still living in Gage Co NE. Their son, John, was married to Arena Leona "Ona" Fuller and had a farm next door. Their daughter, Alice, had married Casper "Cap" Sivits and moved to North Platte, NE; daughter, Estella "Stella", had married William E. "Willie" Grubb and moved to the town of Adams; and their daughter, Mary, had married Harry Snyder. By 1910 both the Grubbs and Snyders had farms in Hooker Township (see 1910 Census).

      The 1900 Census for Gage Co NE shows:

      Family 10: Clarence Hillman (age 48), Pennsylvania
      Harry A. (age 19), Nebraska
      Alva B. (age 15), Nebraska
      Berdette S. (age 13), Nebraska
      Leslie A. (age 9), Nebraska

      Family 22: Edwin Hillman (age 60), Pennsylvania
      Emily (age 53), Illinois
      Laura (age 20), Nebraska
      Robert (age 19), Nebraska
      Guy (age 9), Nebraska

      Family 23: John T. Hillman (age 32), Nebraska
      Ona (age 24), Iowa
      Reuben L. (age 5), Iowa
      Leroy F. (age 2), Iowa
      Alma R. (age 11 months), Iowa

      In 1905 Clarence Hillman sold his farm to Herman and John Krause and bought farms in Kansas for three of his sons. His forth son, Harry Hillman, remained in Gage Co NE. Clarence died at Asherville, KS in 1936. Mary died at Topeka, KS in 1935. Someone has seen to it that both Clarence and Mary are buried in Hooker Cem. They have a common stone.


      1910

      By 1910 the only Hillmans left on the original homestead were Edwin Hillman, his wife, Emily, and some of their children. Their son, Robert Hillman, had married Anna Diehm and moved to a farm in Johnson Co NE. It was located near her parents' farm. Their daughter, Laura Hillman, had married Robert Raymond "Ray" Birch. (I need to recheck the 1910 Census for the Birch family.)

      The 1910 Census for Gage Co NE shows:

      Family 36: William E. Grubb (age 40), Indiana
      Stella A. (age 37), Nebraska - Estella Hillman
      Earl D. (age 16), Nebraska
      Pearl E. (age 13), Nebraska
      Edwin D. (age 7), Nebraska
      Nellie E. (age 2), Nebraska

      Family 40: Harry L. Snyder (age 36), Nebraska
      Mary E. (age 36), Nebraska - Mary Hillman
      May (age 12), Nebraska - future May McCracken
      Merle L. (age 10), Nebraska
      Glen (age 8), Nebraska
      Fern (age 5), Nebraska
      Amy (age 3), Nebraska
      Bryan (age 1), Nebraska
      Morse (age ?), Nebraska
      (Merle was killed in 1934. He was trying to hop a freight
      train in the railroad yard at Rawlins, Wyoming.)

      Family 58: John T. Hillman (age 42), Nebraska
      Ona A. (age 34), Nebraska
      Reuben L. (age 15), Nebraska
      Leroy F. (age 10), Nebraska
      Everett O. (age 8), Nebraska
      (Their son, George Hillman, died at birth in 1903. He is
      buried in Hooker Cem.)

      Family 80: Edwin R. Hillman (age 70), Pennsylvania
      Emily C. (age 63), Illinois
      Guy A. (age 20), Nebraska


      1920

      By 1920 Edwin Hillman and Cordelia had moved to Lincoln, NE. A little after 1920, Their son, Robert, and his wife, Anna, moved their family to Bayard, Morrill Co NE. Robert's sister, Laura and Raymond Birch had moved their family to Burwell, Loup Co NE. Robert's sister, Mary (Hillman) Snyder and her husband, Harry Snyder, had also moved to western Nebraska. Several of Roberts children recall visiting with aunt Mary and Uncle Harry. Mary and Harry Snyder's daughter, May, eventually married Bob McCracken. May and Bob had seven girls, their first names all started with the letter "E". May (Snyder) McCracken came to the funeral of my paternal grandmother, Cecile DeVault, in 1966.

      A little after 1920, Edwin and Emily Hillman moved to Bayard from Lincoln. Edwin died in 1922. After his death, Emily lived with her children's families. She was living with her daughter, Alice Sivits, and family in North Platte, Lincoln Co NE at the time of her death in 1935. Both Edwin and Emily are believed to be buried in Bayard Cem, Bayard, Morrill Co NE.
    Person ID I1877  DeanJul09
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2009 

    Father Samuel Hillman,   b. 11 Jan 1786, Lower Smithfield Twp Monroe Co PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Charity Middaugh,   b. 17 Jul 1793, Chemung, Chemung Co New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0538  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Jane Burk,   b. 1817, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1882, Gage Co NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1835  Ridgebury, Bradford Co Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. George W Hillman,   b. 1837, Bradford Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862, Battle of Shiloh Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     2. Edwin Rathburn Hillman,   b. 15 May 1840, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1922, Bayard, Morrill Co, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Thaddeus Cabiscus Sewarsaw Hillman,   b. 8 Mar 1841, Bradford Co Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1922, Fort Dick, Del Norte Co CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. John Jr Hillman,   b. 1843, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1897, Pottawatomie Co OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     5. Mary Buford Hillman,   b. 1844, Bradford Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Pembroke Hillman,   b. 1848, Bradford Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Martha Jane Hillman,   b. 5 Jan 1850, Bradford Co PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1944, Geneva, Fillmore Co, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     8. Clarence Romine Hillman,   b. 20 Sep 1851, Bradford Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1936, Asherville Twp Mitchell Co KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     9. Samuel Hillman,   b. 7 Aug 1855, Dubuque Cty, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1939, Hammon, Roger Mills Co OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     10. Sarah(Sadie) Elizabeth Hillman,   b. Dec 1859, Hooker NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1944, Tisdal Hosp, Elk City, Beckham Co OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
    Family ID F0050  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Annie Minnie Anderson,   b. Abt 1849 
    Married 25 Oct 1884 
    Family ID F2034  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S002584] Cartwright, Wanda (Hillman) letter January 31, 2000 (Tracy DeVault).

    2. [S002721] DeVault.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jul 1, 2000

    3. [S002143] 1860 US Census Johnson Co NE.

    4. [S059605] DeVault, Tracy, From Whence We Came, Tracy DeVault, (self published Dec 31 2002).

    5. [S004207] Vrtiska, Angela note to William Wever dated June 20, 1999 (TracyDeVault).


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