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This page is experimental - this site has grown to the point that we do not have a lot of time to add new pages; however it seems a shame to have a great deal of data in my Family Tree Maker file and for people not to be able to take advantage of it. So we are here making a quick page that is not in our usual narrative format and will leave it that way until we have time for further research and rewriting. If anyone has comments or can help with additional information, please email Nadine on the About Us Page.

Alternate Spellings - Hillman, Hilman, Hillmon

Links - Essley, Blaisdell, Rader, Willits, Pratt, Sellers Family Web Site

Contacts - Tom Jackson is researching Bradrick and Hillman and gave us the Sellers Site above.

Descendants of Unknown Hillman

Generation No. 1

1. UNKNOWN1 HILLMAN was born in Kentucky. He married SARAH UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1792 in Kentucky1.

Notes for UNKNOWN HILLMAN.
: Thomas gives father born NJ in 1880 census - Phebe gives him born Ky, so does Sarah

Notes for SARAH UNKNOWN:.
Living with a Charles Webster Family in 1860, Sarah Sterling, next door to Thomas Hilmon. Charles Webster was married to Sarah Hillman. Was Sarah Sterling a Hillman? Yes, a Hillman Widow.

She is found in 1850 in Brownville, Union Co, In, Sarah Hillman, age 57, born Ky with daughters Abigail, 21, Mary A, 26, and ( Elizabeth 30).

Children of UNKNOWN HILLMAN and SARAH UNKNOWN are:

2. i. THOMAS2 HILLMAN, b. 1814, Ohio; d. 4/18/1891, Mercer County, Illinois.
3. ii. ELIZABETH HILLMAN, b. Abt. 1820, Indiana; d. Bef. 1884, Mercer County, Illinois..
iii. BENJAMIN A. HILLMAN, b. 3/01/18202; d. 10/26/1853, Mercer County, Illinois. .
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Notes for BENJAMIN A. HILLMAN.
: Don't know if he belongs here - there are two in Indiana in 1850 and one in Ohio (can't view this one) but ages don't match. However Thomas named first son Benjamin which argues for the brother relationship.
Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Millersburg.
4. iv. SARAH HILLMAN, b. Abt. 1822, Ohio.
. v. MARY A. HILLMAN, b. Abt. 1824.
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. Notes for MARY A. HILLMAN:.
at home with Sarah in 1850 in Brownville, Union Co In and with sisters Abigail and Elizabeth.
No marriage found for her in In or Il and she is not in Mercer in 1860 - perhaps deceased? .
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5. vi. PHEBE HILLMAN, b. Abt. 1825, Ohio..
vii. ABIGAIL HILLMAN, b. Abt. 1829, Ohio. .
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Notes for ABIGAIL HILLMAN: Milliner, living with niece Sarah J. Sterling #2415 in 1860 .
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Generation No. 2

2. THOMAS2 HILLMAN (UNKNOWN1) was born 1814 in Ohio3,4, and died 4/18/1891 in Mercer County, Illinois. He married (1) MARTHA ESSLEY daughter of JOHN and MARGARET HURD ESSLEY on 7/15/1832 in Union County, Indiana. She was born Abt. 1807, and died 8/16/1841 in Mercer County, Illinois. He married (2) MARY BRADRICK 7/14/1844 in Union County, Indiana, daughter of UNKNOWN BRADRICK. She was born 1812 in Ohio4, and died 7/28/1890 in Mercer County, Illinois. .
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Notes for THOMAS HILLMAN:.
Acted as agent for Jane Honeyman in handling Belle Honeyman's estate. Thomas is listed always as a farmer but according to census records was likely a close neighbor of Jane's. .
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1880 Census New Boston - Thomas Hilman, retired farmer, 66, born Ohio, father NJ, mother Ky.
Mary, 68, born Oh, father Md, mother Ky .
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In 1850 in Hamblin Township, Brown County, Indiana but image is not available - did he go back to Indiana? He is not listed under Illinois in 1850.
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More About THOMAS HILLMAN: Burial: Mannon Cemetery .
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More About MARTHA ESSLEY: Burial: Eliza Creek Cemetery .
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More About MARY BRADRICK: Burial: Mannon Cemetery .
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Children of THOMAS HILLMAN and MARTHA ESSLEY are:.
i. BENJAMIN3 HILLMAN, b. Abt. 1833; d. 2/27/1851, Mercer County, Illinois. .
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Notes for BENJAMIN HILLMAN:.
died age 17 yr 10 m 7 days.
Burial: Eliza Creek Cemetery.
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ii. JOHN S. HILLMAN, b. Abt. 1834; d. 12/08/1850, Mercer County, Illinois. .
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Notes for JOHN S. HILLMAN:.
died 12/8/1850 age 16 y 3 m 26 d.
Burial: Eliza Creek Cemetery .
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6. iii. SARAH JANE HILLMAN, b. Abt. 1836, Indiana..
iv. WILLIAM T. HILLMAN, b. Abt. 1839..
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Notes for WILLIAM T. HILLMAN:.
died 12/18/1850 age 11 y 11 mo 6 dys The three sons all died within a few weeks of each other - must have been an epedemic .
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Children of THOMAS HILLMAN and MARY BRADRICK are:.
7. v. MARTHA A.3 HILLMAN, b. 1/31/1847, Indiana; d. 10/06/1908, Mercer County, Illinois..
8. vi.CHARLES J. HILLMAN, b. Abt. 1850, Indiana. .
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3. ELIZABETH2 HILLMAN (UNKNOWN1) was born Abt. 1820 in Indiana5, and died Bef. 1884 in Mercer County, Illinois. She married (1) ARCHIBALD ALLEN 3/04/1853 in Mercer County, Illinois. He died Bef. 1857. She married (2) MICHAEL STERLING 11/12/1857 in Mercer County, Illinois, son of UNKNOWN STERLING and UNKNOWN. He was born Abt. 1833 in Indiana. .
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Notes for ELIZABETH HILLMAN: 1860 census gives her age as 44 born Ohio, 1870 census gives age 45 born Indiana .
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1880 census in Perryton township gives her age as 60, born In, parents born Kentucky Emma Sterling gives her mother as born Germany! Celia and Charley give their mother as born Ohio! Clarified on the actual census record - Elizabeth is listed as unwell with dropsy and the two girls are keeping house. All three children are marked as adopted, all three born Il, Emma's father unknown, mother germany, the other two both father Indiana, mother Ohio (possibly natural brother and sister?) .
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In 1850 she is age 30 living with her mother in Brown County, Indiana - she would then have been 40 in 1860 and 50 in 1870 and 60 in 1880 - some of the census dates have to be wrong .
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Her marriage to Michael Sterling is given as Mrs. Elizabeth Allen Hillman but has to be reversed as she was married to Archibald Allen in 1853 as Elizabeth Hillman. .
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Notes for MICHAEL STERLING:.
He was 26 in 1860, 37 in 1870 .
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Marriage Notes for ELIZABETH HILLMAN and MICHAEL STERLING: wedding is as Mrs. Elizabeth Allen Hillman but the only marriage that fits is Archibald Allen m. Elizabeth Hillman 3/4/1853. Perhaps they were divorced and she took back Hillman as Archibald Allen also married Mrs. Henrietta Comstock 3/3/1857 in Rock Island County .
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Children of ELIZABETH HILLMAN and MICHAEL STERLING are:.
i. EMMA3 STERLING, b. Abt. 1860, Mercer County, Illinois6. .
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Notes for EMMA STERLING:.
Adopted - father born unknown, mother born Germany .
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ii. CELIA STERLING, b. Abt. 1871. .
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Notes for CELIA STERLING: adopted mother born Indiana, father born Ohio as is the boy - perhaps they are actual brother and sister? .
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iii. CHARLEY STERLING, b. Abt. 1873. .
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Notes for CHARLEY STERLING: adopted - see note under his sister Celia .
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4. SARAH2 HILLMAN (UNKNOWN1) was born Abt. 1822 in Ohio7. She married CHARLES W. WEBSTER 9/22/1845 in Union County, Indiana. He was born Abt. 1822 in Pennsylvania. .
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Notes for CHARLES W. WEBSTER:.
mother in law Sarah Hillman Sterling living with them in 1860 and they are next door to Thomas Hilmon.
Plasterer in 1870 census in Millersburg.
No more children.
In Toledo, Tama County, Iowa in 1880.
son Melville still at home. Sarah gives parents born Ky, Charles parents born Pa .
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Children of SARAH HILLMAN and CHARLES WEBSTER are:.
i. MELVILLE B.3 WEBSTER, b. Abt. 1848, Indiana. .
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Notes for MELVILLE B. WEBSTER: farm laborer at home in 1870 .
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ii. LUCIUS WEBSTER, b. Abt. 1850, Indiana. .
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Notes for LUCIUS WEBSTER: U. S. Army in 1870 census but at home .
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5. PHEBE2 HILLMAN (UNKNOWN1) was born Abt. 1825 in Ohio8. She married THOMAS MCAFFEE 12/19/1848 in Union County, Indiana9. He was born Abt. 1825 in Ohio. .
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Notes for PHEBE HILLMAN:.
gives parents born KY .
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Notes for THOMAS MCAFFEE:.
Margaret C. Clark, teacher, age 21 born Pa boarding with them in 1860 in Hamlet..
Thomas farmer.
McAfee in 1870 census.
Fletcher M. Thompson, age 19, with them in 1870 census "at home" DNDN006.
1880 gives parents born Pa .
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Children of PHEBE HILLMAN and THOMAS MCAFFEE are:.
i. MARY F.3 MCAFFEE, b. Abt. 1850, Indiana. .
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Notes for MARY F. MCAFFEE:.
There is a license for Mary F. McAfee and John W. Thompson on 2/16/1865 but apparently the marriage never took place? There is a license for Mary again 8/15/1866 with William J. Duncan. There is a William Duncan age 38 with no wife in 1870 - did the marriage not take place again or did she die? Need to check cemetery records. She is not in 1870 census as McAfee .
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ii. ELIZA JANE MCAFFEE, b. Abt. 1852, Illinois..
iii. VIELLA MCAFFEE, b. Abt. 1854, Illinois..
iv. EMMA K. MCAFFEE, b. Abt. 1856; m. L. G. DUNN, 2/10/1878, Mercer County, Illinois..
v. JOSEPHINE VILARIE MCAFFEE, b. Abt. 1862, Illinois; m. AMOS L. LUND, 2/20/1879, Mercer County, Illinois..
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Notes for JOSEPHINE VILARIE MCAFFEE:.
1870 census has her as VieLarie J but marriage record has Josephine Vilarie.
vi. LERO F. MCAFFEE, b. Abt. 1869; m. JOSIE M. MITCHELL, 8/21/1890, Mercer County, Illinois.

Generation No. 3

6. SARAH JANE3 HILLMAN (THOMAS2, UNKNOWN1) was born Abt. 1836 in Indiana10. She married (1) JOHN W. STERLING 2/06/1856 in Mercer County, Illinois, son of UNKNOWN STERLING and UNKNOWN. He was born Abt. 1826 in Indiana, and died Bef. 1869. She married (2) WILLIIAM C. GODDARD 3/07/1869 in Mercer County, Illinois, son of JOHN GODDARD and MERCY UNKNOWN. He was born Abt. 1835 in New Jersey. .
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Notes for WILLIIAM C. GODDARD:.
Wm Goderd At home in 1870 PETP011 with wife Jane. Elvira Starling, 13, born Il, Sarah Jane's daughter is with them .
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Marriage Notes for SARAH HILLMAN and WILLIIAM GODDARD: married Mrs. Sarah J. Sterling .
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Child of SARAH HILLMAN and JOHN STERLING is:.
9. i. ELVIRA CANDES4 STERLING, b. 1857; d. 1924, Mercer County, Illinois. .
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Child of SARAH HILLMAN and WILLIIAM GODDARD is: ii. FRANK4 GODDARD, b. Abt. 187011. .
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Notes for FRANK GODDARD: not listed in 1870 census so probably born 1870 .
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7. MARTHA A.3 HILLMAN (THOMAS2, UNKNOWN1) was born 1/31/1847 in Indiana12, and died 10/06/1908 in Mercer County, Illinois. She married O. DAVID BLAISDELL 9/30/1866 in Mercer County, Illinois, son of EBENEZER BLAISDELL. He was born Abt. 1842 in Maine13. .
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Notes for MARTHA A. HILLMAN: Martha and children are buried with Dorcas Ricker Blaisdell (possibly - either with or directly next to???). Martha is 23 in the 1870 census .
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More About MARTHA A. HILLMAN:.
Burial: Mannon Cemetery .
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Notes for O. DAVID BLAISDELL:
Living with Thomas and Mary Hillmon in 1870
Have a Walter A. Kennicott, age 11 living with them - two doors away is Daniel Kennicutt, 28, with Rosanna Fuller, 18, second wife

Parentage not found - David appears to be the one age 18, farm laborer Sidney Kennebec Maine - 1860?

Children of MARTHA HILLMAN and O. BLAISDELL are:
10. i. SHERMAN ALBERT4 BLAISDELL, b. 11/1867, Mercer County, Illinois; d. 1946, Mercer County, Illinois.
ii. EVA BLANCHE BLAISDELL, b. 2/12/186914; d. 11/30/1870, Mercer County, Illinois.

More About EVA BLANCHE BLAISDELL: Burial: Mannon Cemetery

iii. BRETT A. BLAISDELL, b. 8/01/1870, Mercer County, Illinois; d. 6/21/1885, Mercer County, Illinois.

More About BRETT A. BLAISDELL: Burial: Mannon Cemetery

iv. FLORENCE E. BLAISDELL, b. 5/03/1872, Mercer County, Illinois; d. 9/25/1885, Mercer County, Illinois.

More About FLORENCE E. BLAISDELL:
Burial: Mannon Cemetery

v. GRACE BLAISDELL, b. Abt. 1874.
vi. THOMAS M. BLAISDELL, b. Abt. 1876.
vii. SARAH J. BLAISDELL, b. 10/17/1882, Mercer County, Illinois; d. 6/25/1885, Mercer County, Illinois.

More About SARAH J. BLAISDELL: Burial: Mannon Cemetery

8. CHARLES J.3 HILLMAN (THOMAS2, UNKNOWN1) was born Abt. 1850 in Indiana. He married IDA RADER 12/03/1874 in Mercer County, Illinois, daughter of JOSEPH RADER and LEANNA SELLERS. She was born 1853 in Illinois15, and died 8/1922 in Mercer County, Illinois16.

Children of CHARLES HILLMAN and IDA RADER are:
i. LILLIE4 HILLMAN, b. Abt. 1876, New Boston Township, Mercer County, Illinois.
ii. IDA MAY HILLMAN, b. Abt. 1878, New Boston Township, Mercer County, Illinois.
iii. FREDDIE HILLMAN, b. 187917; d. 7/24/1885, Mercer County, Illinois.

More About FREDDIE HILLMAN: Burial: Mannon Cemetery

iv. CHARLES A. HILLMAN, b. 7/1880, New Boston Township, Mercer County, Illinois18; d. 1947, Eliza Township, Mercer County, Illinois; m. GRACE UNKNOWN; b. 188719.

Notes for CHARLES A. HILLMAN:
Cemetery record is as Holman - might not be the right one?

More About CHARLES A. HILLMAN:
Burial: Eliza Creek Cemetery

Notes for GRACE UNKNOWN:
Grace may not be buried next to Charles in Eliza Creek Cemetery as her death date is not filled in on the tombstone

Generation No. 4

9. ELVIRA CANDES4 STERLING (SARAH JANE3 HILLMAN, THOMAS2, UNKNOWN1)20 was born 185721, and died 1924 in Mercer County, Illinois. She married SAMUEL ADOLPHUS WILLITS 11/23/1876 in Mercer County, Illinois, son of JESSE WILLITS and MARY SHIELDS. He was born 6/25/1848 in Mercer County, Illinois21,22, and died 6/02/1920 in Mercer County, Illinois.

Notes for ELVIRA CANDES STERLING:
Two additional children deceased before 1920

More About ELVIRA CANDES STERLING: Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Millersburg, Mercer County

Notes for SAMUEL ADOLPHUS WILLITS:
Obituary published by Mercer County Historical Society Jan/Feb/Mar 2004, page 4

More About SAMUEL ADOLPHUS WILLITS:
Burial: 1920, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Millersburg, Mercer County23
Cause of Death: Pleurisy

Marriage Notes for ELVIRA STERLING and SAMUEL WILLITS: marriage date from Samuel's obituary - marriage record Adolphus Willits and Vira Sterling

Children of ELVIRA STERLING and SAMUEL WILLITS are:
i. JESSE STERLING5 WILLITS, b. 187824; d. 1928, Mercer County, Illinois.

Notes for JESSE STERLING WILLITS: of Rock Island in 1920

More About JESSE STERLING WILLITS: Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Millersburg, Mercer County

ii. EDNA JANE WILLITS, d. Aft. 1920; m. UNKNOWN BRAUCHT.

Notes for EDNA JANE WILLITS: home near Millersburg in 1920

10. SHERMAN ALBERT4 BLAISDELL (MARTHA A.3 HILLMAN, THOMAS2, UNKNOWN1) was born 11/1867 in Mercer County, Illinois25, and died 1946 in Mercer County, Illinois. He married NELLIE PRATT 3/26/1892 in Mercer County, Illinois25, daughter of JOHN PRATT and MARY FERGUSON. She was born 2/1872 in Mercer County, Illinois26,27, and died 1936 in Mercer County, Illinois.

Notes for SHERMAN ALBERT BLAISDELL:
Nellie is given as Mrs. Albert Blaisdell near Joy Ill in Harvey's obituary info.

More About SHERMAN ALBERT BLAISDELL:
Burial: Eliza Creek Cemetery

More About NELLIE PRATT:
Burial: Eliza Creek Cemetery

Children of SHERMAN BLAISDELL and NELLIE PRATT are:
i. RUTH M.5 BLAISDELL, b. 5/1895.
ii. RALPH M. BLAISDELL, b. 8/1897.

Endnotes
1. 1860 U. S. Census, Mercer County, Illinois, 1693, New Boston Township.
2. Tombstone.
3. 1860 U. S. Census, Mercer County, Illinois, 1694 New Boston.
4. Tombstone.
5. 1870 U. S. Census, Mercer County, Illinois, PETP011 - living near sister Sarah Jane Goddard.
6. 1870 U. S. Census, Mercer County, Illinois.
7. 1860 U. S. Census, Mercer County, Illinois, 1693.
8. 1860 U. S. Census, Mercer County, Illinois, 2446.
9. Indiana State Library Genealogy Division, Marriages Through 1850, "Electronic."
10. 1860 U. S. Census, Mercer County, Illinois, 2415.
11. 1880 U. S. Census, Mercer County, Illinois, Duncan Township.
12. Tombstone.
13. 1870 U. S. Census, Mercer County, Illinois, NTP021 with Thomas Hillmon.
14. Tombstone.
15. 1860 Mercer County Illinois Census
16. Noble/Rader History.
17. Tombstone.
18. 1880 U. S. Census, Mercer County, Illinois, 177 New Boston Township.
19. Tombstone.
20. Obituary.
21. Tombstone
22. Obituary.
23. William Dennison Chapter, DAR, Mercer County, Illinois, Mercer County Cemetery Records, Vol 1, (1962), Oak Ridge Cemetery.
24. Tombstone
25. 1900 U. S. Census, Mercer County, Illinois.
26. 1880 Mercer County Census
27. 1900 U. S. Census, Mercer County, Illinois, Eliza #12.





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