Re: Sarah Cooley Hill

From: Michael Cooley <>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 13:54:33 -0800

FYI, This probably not the William Hill of Caroline co VA and Rowan co NC.
He could be her grandfather but I'm not finding evidence of it. I'm also
not finding verification that Sarah's middle name was Cooley. I'll post
something on the Hill board at genforum and see if anyone bites at some
point in the future.


> According to the above website, she was born in 1 Jul 1797 in North
> Carolina and died 12 Dec 1888 in Dickenson County, VA. She married
> Cornelius Vanover. Her father, says the website, was William Hill.
> This is what I say about William Hill at
> --quote--
> Hill, William (1737-1834) was born in Caroline county and began his career
> as a Baptist minster there. He married Hannah Elizabeth Halbert in Rowan
> County, 1758. His son, Robert Hill, served in the Revolution under Major
> Richard Goode and later became the Secretary of State for North Carolina.
> --endquote--
> John Cooley and Richard Goode served from Caroline county in 1755. If true
> that William Hill named his daughter Sarah Cooley Hill, it's interesting
> that we are now considering that John's wife was a Sarah.
> The fact that Hill was a Baptist minister is also interesting. John's son,
> Edward Cooley, helped found the Baptist Church near Stokes county, and
> Perrin Cooley is said to have been a Baptist minister in Randolph county
> MO.
> I wonder if this thickens the plot.
> -Michael
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