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1860's Hills Family CDV Civil War Photo, Albion, Orleans County, NY


#826 Orleans County NY Hills Genealogy:

On front:" _____ R. Hills" is handwritten in old dip pen ink under his image. The lower left corner is missing from the photo, and along with it Mr. Hills first name, thus the letter R is his middle name. Photo Type: Original Antique Victorian CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, circa 1860's, Civil War era. Photographer: George P. Hopkins, Albion, Orleans County, New York. (well known Albion NY photographer George Hopkins 1814-1895)

Some Hills family possibilities found in Public Genealogy Records:
John R Hills in the New York State Census, 1865
Event Place District 01, Barre, Orleans, New York
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Birth Year (Estimated) 1830
Household, Age:
Rensaleer Hills Father M 62
Rhoda M Hills Wife F 55
John R Hills Son M 35
William F Hills Son M 19
Almina Hills Daughter F 16
Omner Hills Mother F 86

His parents found in census records:
Father: Rensselaer Agift Hills 1803–1893
Mother: Rhoda Mason Hathaway Hills 1810–1876, born in Massachusetts
Wife: Jane Knapp Hills 1833–1912
Child: Mary Lela Hills Tregea 1873–1917, married Thomas Albert Sawday Tregea 1871–1955

John Hill in the U.S. Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
Birth Year: abt 1835
Place of Birth: New York
Age on 1 July 1863: 28
Marital Status: Unmarried (Single)
Residence: Kent, New York
Kent is a hamlet in Orleans County, New York, located about 6 miles northeast of the town of Albion. It was also known as East Carlton and Brice Station, and is on the border of the Town of Kendall, NY.

The only male with an R. as a middle name we found in this area and time period was John R. Hills, seen in info above. This is a guess. This old CDV photograph looks as if it may have been in a fire, is blackened. It is still a stunningly clear image of a very handsome Hills family man wearing a large wool double breasted coat. He appears about 30 years of age. It was found in Fayetteville, Onondaga County, New York. A beautiful portrait by a skilled photographer, we are hoping Hills family members in the Orleans County area may know who this handsome Civil War era gentleman is. Also see large scan of signature.

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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ORIGINAL VINTAGE PHOTO 1860's Hills Family CDV Civil War Photo, Albion, Orleans County, NY - ORIGINAL VINTAGE PHOTO - 826 $20.00
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