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    UZAL E. HILL, owner of a well improved farm of 160 acres located about six miles northeast of Piqua, in Spring Creek Township, Miami County, Phio, has lived in that community nearly all his life and is widely known among its citizens. He was born on hi s present fariu, December 16, 1844, and is a son of Samuel and Eliza (Edwards) Hill.

    Samuel Hill was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, where he was educated in the common schools and took up the occupation of a farmer. In 1839, some time after his marriage, he moved to Miami County, Ohio, and settled in Spring Creek Township, on the farm now owned by his son Uzal E. He cleared all but ten acres of his farm and erected the residence which now stands on the property. He was married to Miss Eliza Edwards of Butler County, Ohio, where her father was a farmer, and they became parents of the following children: One who died in infancy; Mary J., who lives in Miami County; Uzal E.; W. S., who lives one-half mile west of the old home, in Spring Creek Township; and Charles C., who resides in Dayton.

    Uzal E. Hill was educated in the public schools of his home district and has always engaged in agricultural pursuits. He has lived all his life on the home place, except for a period of eleven years, five-years of that time being located on an adjoining farm and six vears on a farm in Shelby County. He follows general Tarming and has one of the best improved places in his vicinity. The farm is located on the Snodgrass Pike.

    Mr. Hill was united in marriage with Miss Sarah J. Sanders, who died March 13, 1909, a daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth Sanders of Spring Creek Township, where her father followed carpentering and farming. Six children were born of their union, namely: George W., who died at the age of four years; C. Frank, who operates the home farm; Farran B., who died at the age of seventeen years; Walter R., who lives on forty acres of the home farm in Spring Creek Township; Letlia G., who died at the age of twenty years; and James B., who lives near Piqua. The last named married Oda Slack and they have a son, Harrold. C. Frank Hill married Clarndia A. Valentine, a daughter of Samuel and Nancy Valentine of Shelby County, Ohio, and they have a son, Lester. Walter R. Hill married Alma Duncan of Piqua, and they have three children: Uzal, Leona and Arthur. Politically, Uzal E. Hill is a Democrat and has taken a deep interest in the success of the principles of that party. Religiously he is a member of the Baptist Church. He was township trustee for three years and was also road supervisor for several terms.

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