I've now been able to take my HILL line back 2 more generations so this is what I know for sure.
My gggg grandfather -- William HILL, b. c. 1760's; d. bef. 1839.
My ggg grandfather -- James HILL, b. c1780's N.C.; d. bef. 1839.
Children of James HILL:
1. Elizabeth P. HILL, b. c1800; m. Jarrett/Jarrott W. FINCH, 7 Nov 1818 in Rutherford Co., TN.
2. James Harl HILL, my gg grandfather, b. 1803-1804, TN; m. Rebecca CROCKETT (dau. of Aaron, brother of Davy)
3. Joshua HILL
4. Susan/Susanna HILL, b. c1800 - 1810; m. John WARREN, Apr 1827, Rutherford Co., TN.
5. Mary HILL, b. c1800-1810; m. Unk. FULLER.
James HILL, father of these children may have had a brother named William who lived in Raleigh, Wake Co., N.C. and never moved to TN. Much of this information came from land transaction documents in Weakley Co., TN and Obion Co. TN where my HILL line ended up. Unfortunately, I don't know where William, the father of James, was born.
Wilson and Rutherford are neighboring counties so the marriage records that exist for these people in Rutherford Co. TN might not mean that they actually resided in that county. I still find the migration from Wilson Co. by the people I named in my original post to raise a real possibility that my HILLs were the ones mentioned as migrating with these families. I don't know if there's a connection to your line, but some DAVIS family members married into my HILL line in a later generation. Of course, that doesn't really prove anything. Do you know the names of any of John HILL's siblings? If he was born in VA, he probably wouldn't be a brother of my James (son of William), but the only thing I have to go on as far as a birthplace for James is census data of his son that says James was born in N.C., and that could be wrong.
I appreciate your response and will keep your line in mind and post if I come across anything new that seems to connect. If you see anything in the information about my HILL family that seems familiar, please let me know. Thanks again.
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