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    Stephen Hill, farmer; P. O. Covington , born in Northampton Co., Penn., July 9, 1817; is the son of Isaac and Susan (Barton) Hill they moved to New Jersey when Stephen was, a child, where they lived and died. Mr. Hill, when only 9 years of age, was thrown upon the world, and went to live with a family by the name of Deusenberry, where he lived till he was 18 years of age, when he struck out for himself; he worked at various places in the State, mostly at farming, till he was 30 years of age; in December, 1847, he emigrated to Ohio, and located in Warren Co., about one mile, from Lebanon, where he remained between two and three years, then went to Centreville, Montgomery Co., where he remained about two years, and from there came to Miami Co., worked by the month for a time, when he bought a farm adjoining the one he now owns. Dec. 31, 1855, he united in marriage with Sarah J. Lukemeyer, daughter of John and Alice (Barngrover) Lukemeyer, who were both born and raised in Southern Ohio ; Sarah was born in Clermont Co., Ohio, Oct. 10, 1837; by this union, they have had four children, viz., Charles F., born Feb. 14, 1851; Frank S., born Nov. 22, 1858; George M., born Feb. 2, 1861, and Alice A., born Feb. 8, 1867; all single and living at home. Mr. Hill has a farm of 85 acres, which be took right in the woods, and has cleared the farm from year to year, now having 65 acres cleared and in cultivation has built his barn and other buildings, and is now comfortably fixed to live; he has accomplished this by his own industry and economy; being thrown upon the world when a mere child, with no means, nor advantages of even a common-school education, has worked his way through to a fair competency.

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