William Hill and Elizabeth Jane Dickson
Elizabeth Jane DIckson was daughter to Alexander DIckson and Elizabeth Darragh
The Genealogical and personal history of western Pennsylvania, Vol. 1 Author John Jordan (John Woolf) 1840-1921 pgs 405 and 406
The ancestors of this line of Hills were of Scotch origin, after unendurable persecution making their home in Ireland, in which latter country William Hill, with whom this record opens, passed his entire life. He was a native of County Down, as was his wife, Margaret (Foster) Hill, and had five Children: Thomas; Williams, a plasterer; David, of whom further; Margaret, married John Hunter, and died in Allegheny county, PA; Ellen, who died unmarried in Young womanhood in the homeland.
(II) David Hill, son of William and Margaret (Foster) Hill was born in county Down, Ireland, in May 1804, died in Mansfield (Carnegie), PA in 1866. He was reared to manhood in the country of his birth, and there married, two children being born in that land. In 1841 he and his family immigrated to the united states, settling near Noblestown, Allegheny county, PA, in which vicinity he followed the pedagogical profession for several years, later adopting farming as his occupation. His first farm was near Beadling and he later cultivated land at Fort Pitt, PA. After his retirement he made his home in Mansfield and there died. The Republican Party was that to which he gave allegiance, while both he and his wife were members of the United Presbyterian Church. He married, in Ireland, Elizabeth Jane Dickson, born in county Down, Ireland, Nov 24, 1804, died in Mansfield, PA, Nov 18, 1865, daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth (Darragh) Dickson, both natives of Ireland, where they lived and died. Alexander Dickson was a flax raiser, weaving linen from the product he raised upon his land. Alexander and Elizabeth Dickson had children: 1. John died in Ireland. 2. Robert, a farmer, died at Mount Lebanon, Allegheny CO, PA. 3. Alexander lived and died in the same locality. 4. & 5. James and William, farmers of Ireland, where they died. 6. Elizabeth Jane of previous mention married David Hill. 7. Margaret, married William Dalzell and now resides on locust street, Allegheny (Pittsburg North Side), aged more than 103 years. Children of David Hill and Elizabeth Jane (Dickson) Hill: 1. William, died in Carnegie, PA in 1910: served as county treasurer, was for 14 years superintendent of the county workhouse, both of Allegheny Co and in young manhood was a member of the Pennsylvania State Legislature. 2. Margaret A. died unmarried in Carnegie, PA in 1902. 3. Elizabeth Jane, of whom further. 4. Ellen, married A. W. Ewing: died in Los Angeles, CA, in Sept 1912, where they had resided for 25 years.
(III) Elizabeth Jane Hill, daughter of David and Elizabeth Jane (Dickson) Hill was born near Gregg Station, Allegheny County, PA, Dec 5, 1842. She was educated in the public schools, Mansfield Academy and the Curry Normal Institution. For 4 years after her graduation from the latter institution she taught school and on Sept 2 1868, she married David Smith Given, born near New Concord, Ohio, Son of David and Sarah Given. After their marriage they resided in Ford Co, Illinois, where he was as a grain dealer later moving to Los Angeles, CA where Mr. Given died in 10 July 1885. After his death his widow returned to her native state, making her home in Carnegie, where she has since lived; a nephew William D. Hill, living with her. For 25 years Mrs. Given taught a primary class in the Sunday school of the united Presbyterian Church. David Smith and Elizabeth Jane (Hill) Given had children; 1. David Hill, died in Infancy. 2. Sarah Margaret, educated in the Carnegie High School and Westminster College, a teacher in the Carnegie Public Schools.