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James M. Hill
Wagner Twp.

James M. Hill, better known as "Yankee Hill," was born May 16, 1820, in Oneida County, N.Y., son of Alden L. and Lydia (Bates) Hill, natives of New England. He was educated in the East. He traveled for a woolen manufactory in 1846, and did some farming. In 1848 he removed to Princeton, Ill., remaining one year, then returned to the East, and in 1858 removed to Clayton County and followed farming, selling agricultural implements, etc. In 1867 he bought a farm of 167 acres on section 1, Boardman Township, where he resided until September, 1880, when he went to St. Olaf and bought out a saloon and boarding house, which he now conducts. Mr. Hill was married Sept. 12, 1843, to Matilda Stone, of New York. They have had but one child - Evlah M., born Nov. 4, 1860, who still lives with them. Mr. Hill is well known all over this section as a genial, whole-souled landlord, and, as he says, a boy in spirits tho' an old man in years.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1135
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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