William Buster HILL Leona HILL Franklin Ballard HILL Harvey William HILL Roy Robert HILL Horace Amos HILL Oscar Charles HILL Loice G HILL Edwin M HILL Grace V HILL Clarence Buster HILL Edith Gertrude HILL Hattie HILL Mini tree diagram
Parazade BEARDEN

Parazade BEARDEN1,2,3,4,6,7

also known as Pansey HILL5

27th Mar 18691,2,3,4 - 8th Dec 19211,2

Life History

27th Mar 1869

Born in Prentiss County, Mississippi.1,2,3,4

about 1887

Married William Buster HILL in Texas

4th Aug 1888

Birth of daughter Leona HILL in Texas.6,1,5,8

Feb 1890

Birth of son Franklin Ballard HILL in Texas.5

19th Jan 1892

Birth of son Harvey William HILL in Montague, Montague, Texas.4,9

6th Dec 1893

Birth of son Roy Robert HILL in Decatur, Wise, Texas.4,10,1

26th Nov 1895

Birth of son Horace Amos HILL in Decatur, Wise, Texas.4,11,12,13,7,7

21st Nov 1898

Birth of son Oscar Charles HILL in Alvord, Wise, Texas.14,15,16,17,10,1,4,8

26th Jul 1900

Birth of son Loice G HILL in Oklahoma Territory.3,4,18,1

15th Feb 1903

Birth of son Edwin M HILL in Oklahoma Territory.3,4,13,1

about 1905

Birth of daughter Grace V HILL in Oklahoma Territory.3,4

5th Dec 1906

Birth of son Clarence Buster HILL in Oklahoma Territory.3,4,1

about 1910

Birth of daughter Edith Gertrude HILL in Oklahoma.3,4


Birth of daughter Hattie HILL in Washita County, Oklahoma.10


Death of daughter Hattie HILL in Washita County, Oklahoma.10

8th Dec 1921

Died in Decatur, Wise, Texas.1,2

after 8th Dec 1921

Buried in Odessa Cemetery, Lake Valley, Washita County, Oklahoma.1


  • Parazade and Pansey are commonly reported by genealogies as the same wife, and the mother of all the reported children.  There are considerable discrepancies in the census record details under each of these names.  The name of William B Hill's wife was reported in 1900 as Pansey.  Parazade was the thrid wife of William Buster Hill.

    1900 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma Territory, 4 June, Cloud Chief Township, District 207, page 3A,  Hse/Fam #45
    Hill, William B Head  W M Jan 1854 45 married 13 years [mar abt 1887] KY MO MO Farmer Owns
    Hill, Pansey Wife W F Mar 1877 23 married 13 yrs 6 child/6 living MS GA SC
    Hill, Leona Dau W F Aug 1888  11 TX MS KY [? Compare with the next 5 children of Pansey]
    Hill, Franklin B Son W M Feb 1890  10 Single TX KY MS
    Hill, Hovey [Harvey] W Son W M Jan 1892  8 Single TX KY MS
    Hill, Robert R Son W M Dec 1893  6 Single TX KY MS
    Hill, Amos H Son W M Nov 1895  4 Single TX KY MS
    Hill, Charles O Son W M Nov 1897 2 Single TX KY MS
    Hill, Mike S Son W M Sept 1888 [should be about 1884, if age is correct] 16 Single TX KY MO

    The last child's name is uncertain, because of the irritating practice of figuring the tally directly over an entry for a family.  The top part of the formula from the family below covers part of the name record for the last child.  I cannot tell if the "S" is part of that tally or an initial for the child.  It l ooks like Mik or Mike.  But other sources tell us his name is actually McQueen C HIll.

    Also if McQueen's age is correct, he was born about 1884, before William and Pansey married, not 1888 as the enumerator wrote.  So this must be the child of a wife before Pansey, whose name was Nancy Sullins.  This is supported by the report of a different birth state for McQueen's mother, Missouri, while the mother of the other children is reported born in Mississippi.

    The 1900 census reports that Pansey has borne 6 children in those 13 years.  And there are 6 children listed before the entry of Mike S Hill.

    The total number of children born reported in 1900 and 1910 is less than the number of children listed in the two censuses.  The reports of the number of years married do not match, which does happen often in the census estimates and poor memories that seem to be reported.

    The length of marriage reported in 1910 overlaps with the birth period of children reported in the 1900 census.  But it is not long enough to account for the earlier children.

    Note that the birth place of the father and mother is opposite on Leona, the first child, from the following 5 children or Pansey.  This could be just an enumerator error on that one entry.  But could this be an indication of some other factor?  I note that William is reported in the 1920 census as having been married three times.  Parazade (Parazied) is the third.

    (Note that the Ancestry.com transcription for some reason reverses the birth states of William and Pansey, reporting William born in Mississippi and Pansey born in Kentucky.  Then other sources report William born in Missouri.)

    Pansey was reported born in Mississippi, but in 1910, P is reported only as born in the US, as are her parents.  In 1920, Beardon (Parazade) is reported born in Mississippi, but her parents were born in North Carolina, while Pansey's were reported born in Georgia an South Carolina.

    We had originally accounted for these discrepancies by considering Pansey and Parazade two wives, with an earlier unknown wife as the mother of Mike.  While there are errors in the census reports, the similar ages and broad similarity of the names Pansey and Parazade support the conclusion that Parazade and Pansey are the same person.  Their birth times and ages also match in the 1900 and 1910 censuses.

    In 1920 the wife is reported as Beardon (this would be definitely be Parazade Bearden) and we are told they have been married 20 years, meaning they married about 1890!  This makes it appear that Pansey of 1900 and Beardon of 1910 are the same wife, with some error in reported length of marriage.

    Pansey appears to be an enumerator misunderstanding of the name Parazade.  The name on her grave is spelled Parazied.

    The 1920 census does not report length of marriage or year of first marriage.  I have not found William in the 1930 census.  He died in 1932.

    1910 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma, 23 April, Rainy Township, District 265, page 6A, Hse/Fam #87
    Hill, W B Head M W 56 3rd Marriage Married 20 yrs US US US Farmer
    Hill, P Wife F W 41 1st Marriage Married 20 yrs  10 children/9 living US US US No Occupation
    Hill, Harvey Son M W 18 TX US US
    Hill, Roy  Son M W 16 TX US US [Robert R of 1900]
    Hill, Horace Son M W 14 TX US US [Amos H of 1900]
    Hill, Oscar Son M W 12 TX US US[Charles O of 1900]
    Hill, Loice Son M W 10 OK US US
    Hill, Eddie Son M W 7 OK US US
    Hill, Gracie Dau M W 5 OK US US
    Hill, Clarance [sic] Son M W 3 OK US US
    Hill, Edith Dau M W 4mos OK US US [b abt Nov 1909]

    In the 1920 census, Parazade is reported with her maiden name as her first name.

    1920 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma, 2 January, Oakdale Township, District 192, page 1A, Hse/Fam #1
    Hill, William B  Head  Owns M W 65 Married MO TN TN Farmer
    Hill, Beardon Wife F W 50 Married MS NC SC
    Hill, Lois G Son M W 19 OK MO MS
    Hill, Edgar M Son M W 16 OK MO MS
    Hill, Grace V Dau F W 14 OK MO MS
    Hill, Clarence B Son M W 12 OK MO MS
    Hill, Gertrude T Dau F W 9 OK MO MS

    Her first name is spelled strangely on her gravestone.

    Parizied Bearden Hill
    Birth Mar 27, 1869 Prentiss County, Mississippi
    Death Dec 8, 1921 Decatur, Wise County, Texas
    Spouse William Buster Hill (1854 - 1932)
    Burial Odessa Cemetery, Lake Valley, Washita County, Oklahoma
    Created by Rita Collvins Mayfield Jan 04, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #23746826, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23746826


Page created using GEDmill 1.11.0