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Henry Bradley Hill Biography

img_0839H. Bradley Hill, March 23, 1857 – January 18, 1958.  Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky.

How interesting that Mr. Hill was 100 years old when he passed away!  Another tidbit that amazes me is he studied Latin, Greek and higher mathematics in college!  I took Latin classes in school, but always wanted to study Greek!

from Kentucky – A History of the State, Perrin, 1887

Warren County

Henry Bradley Hill was born March 23, 1858, in Warren County, Kentucky.  His early life was passed on the farm where he was born.  He received a good common school education and finished in Warren College, where he studied Latin, Greek and the higher mathematics.  After leaving school he returned home and took charge of his father’s farm, where he has remained up to the present time (1885).  Mr. Hill has managed his farming interests with prudence, and is now the proprietor of 600 acres of good farming land, which is in good condition and produces abundant crops of grain and tobacco, to which branch of agriculture Mr. Hill gives most of his attention, though he has lately engaged somewhat in the breeding of fine stock.  He was married, on the 24th of March, 1885, to Miss Vitulia Milligan.  She was born in 1860, and is a daughter of Lewis Milligan, who is of English extraction and is a resident of Warren County.  Mr. Hill is a member of the Christian Church, while Mrs. Hill holds to the Baptist faith.  Politically Mr. Hill is a Democrat, but aspires to no official distinction.  John Robinson Hill, the father of H. B. Hill, was a native Kentuckian.  He was thrice married – first, to a Miss Bass, of Warren County, Kentucky.  She left one daughter (Ada), who died in infancy.  His second marriage was with a Miss Bradley, of Mount Vernon, Indiana; at her death she left three children:  Henry B., Eva M. and Lydia G.  Mr. Hill’s third marriage, which occurred in 1865, was with a Miss Ada Cooksey, of Warren County; she yet survives.  John Robinson Hill has been by occupation a farmer and stock-trader; his business operations were successfully conducted and he left a competence to his children, at his death, which occurred on the 12th of October, 1878.  He was a son of Thomas Hill, who was of English extraction and a native of Virginia.  He came to Kentucky at an early day and located on Barren River, six miles east of Bowling Green, where he resided during the remainder of his life.

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