Elizabeth May [1811-1891]
Entered Nov. 2005
genealogy work continues to be compiled by the descendants
(Betsey) May b: 20 Oct 1811
Prestonsburg, KY d: 1891 Missouri, buried in Hebron Cemetery in
Platte Twp, Buchanan Co, MO Age at death: 80 est.
Family genealogists generally spell his name "Ephriam" or "Ephram," but it most likely derives from the Tribe of Ephraim in the Old Testament.
Ephriam is listed in the 1830 U.S. Census for Floyd Co., KY as head of a household, between 20 and 30 years old, with one female - certainly she must be his bride Elizabeth - between 15 and 20 years old. He is not listed in the 1840 census of Floyd County, but that year an E. Hill is in the census for Richmond, Ray County, MO. In 1849 he is listed as living in Green Township in Platte Co., MO with one poll and $95 of personal property. In 1852 Ephriam was a Trustee of newly incorporated New Market, MO, according to "Annals of Platte Co., MO" by Paxton in 1897.
A deed is recorded [Book C, page 301] in Floyd Co. from Ephriam E. Hill to Samuel May for 74 acres on Abbott Creek. It is dated 30 Mar 1832. We know from County Court records that he was still living in Floyd County in October 1836, when he was appointed as a commissioner for unappropriated lands in the county.
We have no photos of either Ephriam or Elizabeth.
. *2nd Wife of John Jefferson Hill:
...... +Jemimah Packmore b: 1841 Missouri m: 18 Dec 1863 Platte Co., MO, in United Baptist Church by Jesse D. DeBerry
He is listed as Jefferson in the 1850 census and John J. in the 1860 census of Platte Co., MO. He was a private in the Joseph Edselle Company, 11th Regiment Cavalry, Missouri Volunteers. John Jefferson Hill served from 1 Dec 1862 to 27 Jul 1865, mustering out of service in New Orleans, LA.
Courtesy of Richard Miller in 1997
Sareptah Hill b: 25 Oct 1832 Prestonsburg, KY d: 25 Feb 1906
Kremlin, Garfiled Co., OK, buried in Kremlin Cemetery Age at death: 73
Information on her family courtesy of Richard Miller in 1997
He is listed as fifteen years old in the 1850 Census of Green Twp, Platte Co., MO. Another source gives 1839 as his year of birth.
Rachel R. Hill b: 16 Aug 1835 Prestonsburg, KY d: 15 Jan 1926
Goltry, Alfalfa Co., OK, buried in Karoma Cemetery Age at death: 90
best source of photos of Elizabeth May's descendants have been
collected by members of the
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Catherine (Kate) Hill b: 5 Mar 1841 Richmond, Ray Co., MO d: 11
Nov 1929 Gower, Clinton Co., MO, buried in Hebron Cemetery Age at
. *2nd Husband of Catherine (Kate) Hill:
...... +T. David Maddox b: 1846 m: Jul 1875 d: 1942 Gower, Clinton Co., MO, buried in Hebron Cemetery Age at death: 96 est.
Caroline (Carrie) Hill b: 29 Apr 1846 Kentucky d: 23 Jan 1921
Platte Twp, Buchanan Co., MO, buried in Everett Cemetery Age at
Judge John Rohan a resident of Platte Township, and at one time a member of the county court, was born in Ireland, July 4, 1833. He immigrated to America and landed in Boston in 1851 at the age of eighteen.
and Nettie had two children:
Nettie's parents raised their children, who were about ten years old when Nettie died a few years after Gale. Her father, George Worthington Winn, ran the livery at Deadwood, S.D.
May Hill married Orson Horton Wilcox in 1902 and her family moved to Rapid City about 1918. Later she managed the concession at the site of the famous sculptures at Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota. Her two sons were among 400 men working for Gutzon Borglum, who sculpted the 60-foot busts of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln between 1927 and 1941.