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    Nathan Hill, farmer and railroad agent; P. O. Pleasant Hill; comes of early pioneers of Miami, and was born near his present place, in 1829, being the youngest of a family of nine children; he is the son of Nathan Hill, Sr., who was born in Maryland, near Ellicott's Mills, March 15, 1788; he emigrated to this State, with his parents, in 1804; his father, Thomas, was of Frederick Co., Md., and his grandfather, Joseph, was of English birth, and came to this country in an early day; his will, executed in 1798, is after the old English style, and is still in the possession of our subject; Thomas located near present site of Pleasant Hill, where he passed the remainder of his life; Nathan, the father of our subject, was married June 29, 1809, to Frances, daughter of Michael Williams, who settled here in 1800; they immediately erected a hewed-log cabin, which still stands, a, relic of pioneer days; here they passed the remainder of their lives, he dying Jan. 15, 1862, and she Nov. 10, 1870, 80 years old; they were both faithful and earnest workers in the Christian Church almost their entire life. Our subject was reared on the farm, and has always lived on the homestead; he has given considerable attention to the raising of fruit, and has now on his place the largest apple orchard in the township; he is a public-spirited and enterprising man, and was especially active in securing the narrow gauge road which passes through the township; he is now agent for the road in the township; he is a member of the I. O. O. F. of Pleasant Hill. He has been married twice; first, in October, 1846, to Priscilla, daughter of William Furnas, a pioneer of the township; she died Dec. 7, 1847 two daughters (twins); Sarah F. and Priscilla; were the issue of this union. His second marriage was on Dec. 31, 1848, to Martha J. Jones, of this county; William C., Clarissa, Margaret B., Emma C., Maria E. and Edward are the issue of this union.

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