Malinda Frost Dwight Hill is buried in the Lonesome Dove Cemetery, in Grapevine, Texas. It reads, "Malinda Hill, died May 17, 1870, age 49 yrs, 9 ms, 10ds." On the back of her hand carved stone reads, "OUR MOTHER, R.B. & A.A. & F.M. & J.J. & J.M.H. DWIGHT." It also reads, "MADE BY J.M.H. DWIGHT, WILLOW POINT, P.O. WISE CO., TEX." On the bottom of the gravestone is written in small letters, "W.H."
Malinda was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Frost. She was born in 1820 somewhere in Virginia; she was one of nine children in her parent's family. In 1833, Malinda along with the rest of the Frost family immigrated to Texas in as members of the Robertson Colony. Her sisters were Juliann, Sarah Jane, and Matilda. Her brothers were Robert B., William, Joel, John M. and Thomas. Malinda Frost married George E. Dwight sometime before 1836. While the marriage record has so far not been located, it is known that George and Malinda had a child at Fort Parker in 1836.
Their first child was born, most likely in Fort Parker. Her name was Elizabeth Dwight, and I beleive she could have been born in the fort around 1835. Both Malinda and Elizabeth were survivers of one of the worst Indian Massacures in Texas History at that time.
When George E. Dwight died, Malinda married Allen Hill. The Hill family moved to Upshur County, Texas in 1848, then to Grayson Co., Denton County, and settled in Tarrant county. Allen Hill is buried in the Lonesome Dove Cemetery in Grapevine, Tarrant County, Texas. He is buried along side Malinda Hill, who was his wife and my Great Grandmother by her first husband, George E. Dwight.
Allen Hill was born June 3, 1839 in Ill. He was the son of John T. Hill b. 1805 or 1806 in N.C. and married July 17, 1829 in Lawrence Co., Alabama to Nancy McGaughey McCain, who was born 1805 or 1806 in Tennessee.
John and Nancy Hill had: William H. Hill (b. 1830 in Lawrence Co., Ala.) John H. Hill (b. Dec. 14, 1836 in Ala.) Eli Allen Hill (b. June 3, 1839 in Ill.) Sarah Jane Hill (b. Oct. 10, 1843 in Tippah Co., Miss.) Lucinda Grace Hill (b. Dec. 23, 1845 in Tippah Co., Miss.)
There is little known about Allen. I have reason to beleve that his name included the name Eli but for now I can not prove it. But the following is what I do have about Allen Hill. Allen's death is mentioned by his Step son Frank M. Dwight. The following is from Frank's letter which was written in 1890's at Willow Point, Wise County, Texas: When Frank came home from the Civil War, he found that his step-father, Allen Hill, had died. According to what his step son had written; Allen must have been a very kind person. Allen was a Campbilite by religus demonination. However, Allen would invite a Baptist preacher to his house so that all of the children could learn about the Bible. And that act left Francis with a lasting impression that followed him all the days of his life and as a result, his children were brought into the church. And that church was the Lonesome Dove Church.
Allen Hill had two children by his first marriage named Amanda Jane Hill born May 22, 1872 and died in 1912 and Elmer Allen Hill born Aug. 11, 1883 and died May 20, 1954.)
Amanda Hill 6 Nov 1859 - 24 Nov 1873; is buried in the Lonesome Dove Cemetery. Please note that other Dwights are buried in the Lonesome Dove Cemetery and they are all descendants of Malinda Frost Dwight Hill.
Source: Lonesome Dove Cemetery: Southlake, Texas. Earliest recorded burial was in 1859. Recorded in Tarrant County Cemetery Files, By: DAR & CAR. Available at the Fort Worth Public Library; "Cemeteries of Northeast Tarrant County, Texas". By: Evelyn D'Arcy Cushman. Available at the Texas State Library, Dallas Public Library, Allen County Public Library. Also available through a Family History Center from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.In the book titled, Texas Grave Yards", by Terry G. Jordon; Page 52, shows a picture of Malinda's tombstone. Picture was taken by author in 1980. At the bottom of the picture it reads," A nicely crafted homemade marker, Lonesome Dove Baptist Cemetery, Tarrant County. Note the use of hand arrow, and open Bible decorative motifs. This structure depicted at the bottom is a steepled church, but it may represent the Heavenly home." (See front page for picture taken by author)
A letter from Mrs. Jeanette Hays, 2305 Sunshine Road, Pearcy, Ar., 71964, March 8, 1984. The Grand Daughter of Amanda Jane Hill