Abigail (Knapp) Hill (1767 - 1846)

Abigail (Knapp) Hill
1767 - 1846
updated March 06, 2019
Abigail (Knapp) Hill, mother to 1 child, was born on August 9, 1767. She was born into the Knapp family and married into the Hill family. She married William Hill in 1786 and William died on July 29, 1846. They gave birth to Enos Hill. Abigail died on July 29, 1846 at 78 years of age.


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Abigail (Knapp) Hill & William Hill

1786 - July 29, 1846
Cause of Separation: Death
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Apr 20, 1764 - Oct 10, 1844


Sep 8, 1807 - Dec 18, 1889


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Abigail (Knapp) Hill, mother to 1 child, died on July 29, 1846 at age 78. She was born on August 9, 1767. She married William Hill in 1786 and William died on July 29, 1846. They gave birth to Enos Hill.
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In 1803, by the time she was 36 years old, on October 20th, Congress ratified the Louisiana Purchase. The United States agreed to pay France $15 million for the Louisiana Territory - an area of about 830,000 sq miles. This one act doubled the size of the United States.

In 1813, by the time she was 46 years old, on March 4th, President James Madison was inaugurated to his second term. Madison received 50.4% of the vote, defeating rival DeWitt Clinton.

In 1827, she was 60 years old when on February 28th, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad - the B&O - was incorporated. The B&O became the first railroad to carry both people and freight and was Maryland's answer to the Erie Canal. Construction began on July 4th, 1828.

In 1832, by the time she was 65 years old, by February 12th, a cholera epidemic in London claimed at least 3,000 lives - it eventually killed 6,536. The epidemic spread to France and North America later in the year. Cholera is spread through contaminated food and water but at the time, it was thought to be spread by a "miasma” - a bad smell - in the air.

In 1846, in the year of Abigail (Knapp) Hill's passing, on February 26th, the Liberty Bell was rung for George Washington's birthday. It is said that when it was rung, a previous crack was worsened, leading to the crack seen today. A paper of the time said that at "around noon, it was discovered that the ringing had caused the crack to be greatly extended, and that the old Independence Bell...now hangs in the great city steeple irreparably cracked and forever dumb".

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