Posted By:Katrina Cooper
Subject:Isaac Hill - History of Rush County, Indiana
Post Date:November 25, 2003 at 21:09:01
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From History of Rush County, Indiana, Brant & Fuller, 1888, pages 590-591:
       Isaac Hill, who is a native-born citizen of Ripley Township, was born June 20, 1826. He was the son of Jesse and Mabel (Overman) Hill, who were natives of North Carolina, and who accompanied their respective parents to Wayne County, Ind. There they married in 1809, and in the fall of 1826, they came to Rush County, and became among the first settlers of Ripley Township. Their home was the farm now occupied by the subject of this sketch, where both spent the rest of their lives, the father dying September 7, 1871, and the mother dying April 1, 1876. The subject of this sketch was reared up to the age of twenty-two upon his fatherís farm. For some six or seven years thereafter he was variously employed. He first became engaged with the Shelbyville & Knightstown Railroad, which was then being constructed through Carthage. For two years he worked as a teamster, and for a short time following this, he was employed as a brakeman. He then spent between two and three years as clerk in a store and warehouse in Carthage. For about two years following this he was engaged in a turning factory or a sort of novelty works that once existed in Carthage. In the meantime, while thus engaged, he was married to Elizabeth Winslow, November 14, 1856. She was born in Washington County, Ind., December 10, 1836, being the daughter of Barnabas C. and Sara (Draper) Winslow, both of whom were natives of Washington County, Ind., the former born March 28, 1812, and the latter August 2, 1817. They were reared and married in their native county on March 7, 1936. The father of Mrs. Hill died in Mercer County, Ills., May 4, 1846. Her mother still survives and makes her home with Mr. and Mrs. Hill. The occupation of Mr. Hill since his marriage has been pump manufacturing, farming and grain threshing. For the past five years his undivided attention has been given to the manufacture of pumps, having a partner in that business, William Bundy. Our subject and his wife have had four children: Maggie A., Ida M., Ella S. and Mary T., of whom Maggie and Mary are deceased. Mr. Hill is a member of the Friendsí church and his wife is a member of the Methodist Church. In politics, our subject is an uncompromising Republican. When the office was created he was elected Road Superintendent of Ripley Township, and served until the office was abolished.