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1870's Gilbert Hills CDV Photograph, New Britain, Hartford County, CT


On front: "Gilbert Hills" is handwritten in old dip pen ink on image front, and also "Mr. G.H. Hills, 47 Franklin St." There is an illegible city written in pencil, which we are certain is the word Hartford, as the photo was taken there. It clearly begins with the letter H and ends in ORD. Photo Type: Original Antique Victorian CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, circa 1870's. Photographer: Moffitt, Moffitts or Moffit's Studio., New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut. (known to be photographer Arthur Moffitt or A.L. Moffitt, or Arthur Livingston Moffitt 1848-1903)

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Gilbert Henry Hills 1854-1938, also seen as Gilbert H. Hills, Gilbert Hills, Gilbert Hill. His occupation was a fisherman as a young man, and later a carriage painter, an he is also known seen listed as a "jappanner" and "japaner." The definition of a japaner is a painter, or a japanner of tin or wood, a process to protect the surface. The metal is dipped in lacquer or varnish and baked on in a japaning furnace for a thick glossy finish. It is used decoratively, but also inhibits rust on metal. It can also be seen on furniture in the antiques trade. Also called Lacquering. He is listed as retired by the 1930 census.
His father: Charles Hills 1814–1863 born in CT
His mother Mehetable A. Bushnell Hills Comstock 1820–1897 She was known as "Hettie" Hills in census records. She remarried George R. Comstock 1799–1892 in 1867, 4 years after her husband Charles Hills died at age 49.
His siblings:
George A Hills 1838–1888
Hattie Hills 1841–1903
Florance Hills born 1841
Frances Hills born 1842
Dennis Hills born 1847
Daniel William Hills 1847–1936

His wife: Nettie L Bacon Hills born in Connecticut to Thomas D Bacon
born 1837 in Conn and Fannie Sarah Thompson 1840–1917, born in Scotland.
Her siblings were:
Nellie L Bacon 1863–1950
Grace S. Bacon Jones born 1869, married Burgess Jones, born 1868.
Herbert D Bacon born 1872
Lewis T Bacon born 1875
Their child:
Fannie B Hills 1885–1930 (possibly Fannie Bushnell Hills)

They are buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.

Gilbert Hills United States Census, 1860
Event Place: Middletown City, Middlesex County, Connecticut
Age 6
Birth Year (Estimated) 1854
Birthplace Connecticut
Charles Hills M 41 Conn
Hettie Hills F 41 Conn
Francis Hills F 18 Conn
Hettie Hills F 16 Conn
Daniel Hills M 14 Conn
Gilbert Hills M 6 Conn

Gilbert H Hills United States Census, 1870
Event Place: Connecticut
Age 16
Birth Year (Estimated) 1853-1854
Birthplace: Connecticut
Household, Age, Birthplace:
Gilbert H Hills M 16 Connecticut, Fisherman
Samuel W Keeny M 26 Connecticut, Mariner
Lucy W Keeny F 32 Connecticut keeping house
Julia H Comstock F 12 Connecticut, at school
Gilbert H Comstock M 10 Connecticut, at school

Gilbert Hills United States Census, 1900
Event Place: Hartford City Ward 7, Hartford, Connecticut
Age 47
Marital Status Married
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Years Married 17
Birth Date May 1853
Birthplace Connecticut
Marriage Year (Estimated) 1883
Father's Birthplace Connecticut
Mother's Birthplace Connecticut
Household, Age, Birthplace:
Gilbert Hills Head M 47 Connecticut
Nettie Hills Wife F 39 Connecticut
Fannie B Hills Daughter F 15 Connecticut

Deathof his wife: Nettie L Bacon Hills (Nettie Bacon Hills)
Age: 71
Birth Date: 1862
Death Date: 1933
Burial Place: Hartford, Connecticut
Spouse: Gilbert H. Hills
Cemetery: Cedar Hill Cemetery

This family photo is slightly trimmed on edges, usually to fit into the tight Victorian paper photo album sleeves. It does not affect Gilbert's actual image in any way. This is a beautiful and intimate close up portrait of Gilbert, found in Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts.

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy      Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)

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