Alice Amy MILES Frances Leah HILL Margaret Emily DOBBS Mini tree diagram
Benjamin Franklin HILL

Benjamin Franklin HILL1,2,7,3,4,5,6

7th Mar 18261,2,3,4,5,6 - 8th Oct 19011,2,3

Life History

7th Mar 1826

Born in Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6

5th Sep 1850

Married Alice Amy MILES in Cass County, Texas.1,3

before Oct 1860

Death of Alice Amy MILES in Cass County, Texas.1,3

11th Oct 1860

Married Margaret Emily DOBBS in Cass County, Texas.1,7,3,3

24th Mar 1863

Birth of daughter Frances Leah HILL in Cass County, Texas.8,9,10,11,12,13

18th Nov 1892

Death of Margaret Emily DOBBS in Grandview, Johnson, Texas.1,3

8th Oct 1901

Died in Grandview, Johnson, Texas.1,2,3

after 8th Oct 1901

Buried in Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Johnson, Texas.2,3


  • Several reliable sources give us information about Ben Franklin Hilland his famlies.

    Benjamin Franklin Hill, Birth 7 Mar 1826 in Tennessee, Death 8 Oct1901 in Grandview, Johnson, Texas
    Parents William H Hill 1792-1850, Jane Cole 1791-1857
    Marriage (1) 5 Sep 1850 Cass County, Texas to
    Alice Amy Miles (Birth 1830 in Tennessee, Death abt 1860 in CassCounty, Texas)
    Marriage (2) 11 Oct 1860 Cass County, Texas to Margaret Emily Dobbs
    (Birth 7 May 1840 in Atlanta, Cass, Texas, Death 18 Nov 1892 inGrandview, Johnson, Texas)
    --  Williams/ Brinkley/Mason/Vaughn Family Tree,

    In 1850, Ben was rooming with others in the household of a Guptonfamily in Cass county, Texas.

    1850 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas, 7 November, Precinct 7, page789, Hse/Fam #2
    N Aph--- Gupton 41 M Merchant $2000 Real Estate Value b NC [b abt1809]
    M E Gupton 32 F b NC [b abt 1818]
    M H Gupton 5 M b Tex [b abt 1845]
    F S Gupton 3 F b Tex [b abt 1847]
    T J Smith 24 M Physician b Tenn [b abt 1826]
    A P Jones 24 M Physician b NC [b abt 1826]
    James C Godbold 32 M Grocery Merchant b SC [b abt 1818]
    James Reaves 21 M Merchant b SC [b abt 1839]
    Benjamin F Hill 24 M clerk b Tenn [b abt 1826]

    He married Amy in September 1850.  She died before October 1860 whenhe marrie dMargaret Emily Dobbs.

    Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011
    B. F. Hill
    Gender Male
    Marriage 11 Oct 1860 Cass, Texas
    Spouse Emily Dobbs
    Spouse Gender Female
    Source Texas Marriages, 1851-1900

    1880 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas, 24 June, Precinct 5,District 85, page 48, Hse/Fam #402
    Hill, Ben W M 54 Head Farmer Carpenter TN TN TN [b abt 1826]
    Hill, M E  W F 40 Wife Keeping House TX GA GA [abt 1840]
    Hill, F L  W M 17 Dau TX TN TX [b abt 1863]
    Hill, B F  W F 14 Son Farming TX TN TX [abt 1866]
    Hill, R C  W F 11 Son Farming TX TN TX [abt 1869]
    Hill, Mary I  W M 8 Dau TX TN TX [b abt 1872]
    Hill, R L  W M 6 Dau TX TN TX [b abt 1874]
    Hill, S C  W M 3 Dau TX TN TX [b abt 1877]
    Hill, E V  W M 1 Dau TX TN TX [b abt 1879]

    Emily died in 1892.  In the 1900 census, Ben is a widowed head ofhousehold with three children still at home.

    1900 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas, 4 June, Grandview,District 64, Page 4A, House/Family #62
    Hill, B F  Head W M May 1827  73 Widowed Married 49 yrs [total of 2marriages since 1850; but should be 41 years] TN AL AL Farmer OwnsFarm
    Hill, Esther Dau W F Apr 1882  18 Single TX TN TX
    Hill, Charley Son W M May 1884  16 Single TX TN TX
    Hill, Willie Grandson W M May 1874  26 Single TX TN TN

    We see here that Ben has reported he had been married 49 years.  Hemarried his first wife Amy in late 1850.  So 49 years would be up to1899.  But Emily died in 1892.  So it look like it should have been 41years.  Note also his birth year is off, as we normally find abouthalf the time in the 1900 census.  Previous census ages would make hisbirth year 1826.  The month here is different too.  The birth date onhis gravestone is March 7, 1826.

    Gravestone of B F Hill,  Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, JohnsonCounty, Texas
    B F Hill
    Born Mar 7, 1826
    Died Oct 8, 1901

    Benjamin Franklin Hill
    Birth Mar 7, 1826 Tennessee
    Death Oct 8, 1901 Grandview, Johnson County, Texas

    Married Alice Amy Miles (1830-1860) Sept 5, 1850 in Cass County,Texas. Together they had 5 children:
    Robert Napoleon Hill
    Isabella Jane Hill (1853-1854)
    William Thomas Hill
    Elija June Hill
    James Anderson Hill

    Married Margaret Emily Dobbs (1839 - 1892) Oct 11, 1860.  Togetherthey had 10 children:
    Julia Jemima Hill
    Frances Leah Hill
    John Thomas Hill
    Benjamin Franklin Hill
    Reuben Cole Hill
    Mary Isabelle Hill
    Rachel Lenora Hill
    Samuel Columbus Hill
    Ester Viola Hill
    Charles David Hill

    William Hill (1792 - 1850)
    Jane Cole Hill (1790 - 1857)

    Caroline Hill Baird (1815 - ____)
    Joseph Russell Hill (1826 - 1892)

    Burial Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Johnson County, Texas, Plot D1

    Maintained by Chris Easley, Originally Created by Texas CSA Jun 09,2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #19798265,


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
  • 2. Gravestone of B F Hill, Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Johnson County,Texas
  • 3. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 4. 1850 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas
    • 7 November, Precinct 7, page 789, Hse/Fam #2
  • 5. 1880 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas
    • 24 June, Precinct 5, District 85, page 48, Hse/Fam #402
  • 6. 1900 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas
    • 4 June, Grandview, District 64, Page 4A, House/Family #62
  • 7. Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011
  • 8. Westover Cemetery (Westover, Baylor, Texas) Register
    • Name: Name:;;
  • 9. 1910 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas
    • 18 April, Weatherford, District 67, page 4A, 45 Weatherford Street,
  • 10. 1900 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas
    • 4 June, Grandview, District 64, page 4A, Hse/Family #63
  • 11. Ancestry Trees
    • Williams/Brinkley/Mason/Vaughn,
  • 12. Mollie Mae Brinkley Alexander Family Notes
  • 13. Bible of Frances Leah Hill Brinkley, notes from Forrest Lee Brinkley

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