History of the Upper Ohio Valley,
Vol. I, page 322. Brant & Fuller, 1890.
George Hill, an honored old citizen of Wheeling, has been a resident of that city since 1827, when he came to America with his parents, Thomas and Hannah (Lazenby) Hill. These parents had eleven children, John (deceased), Thomas (deceased), Mary (deceased), Hannah, George, Nancy, Charles (deceased), Diana, Sarah (deceased), Elizabeth and Matilda. After the death of the mother in 1832, the father was married to Nancy Logan, who, bore him two children, Margaret J. and Thomas (now deceased). The father, a farmer by occupation, died December 3, 1858. George Hill was born in Yorkshire, England, October 22, 1816. In his youth at Wheeling he was occupied as a plasterer and so continued until the breaking out of the war, when in the spring of 1861 he enlisted in Company A, First West Virgina infantry. He served three months and then re-enlisted in Company E, First West Virginia infantry, and was honorably discharged, November 26, 1864. He served in many engagements and distinguished himself as a brave soldier. After the war he followed his trade four or five years and then embarked in the grocer business,in which he has since been successfully engaged. Mr. Hill was married September 22, 1844, to Margaret Ann West, who was born at Hagerstown, Md., February 21, 1827, the daughter of Matthew and Prudence Elizabeth (Hawthorn) West. Her father died when she was about ten years old, and her mother died in December, 1883. They had six children, Nancy Jane, Margaret Ann, David James, John Joseph, William Henry and Sarah Elizabeth. Mr. and Mrs. Hill have had eleven children: William Henry (deceased), Elizabeth Ann, Sarah Olelo, Alverda Virginia, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson (deceased), Charles Edward, Thomas Jefferson, Mary Belle, Lillie May, and Harry Grant. Mr. and Mrs. Hill are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.