Member Biography

John Hill 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1843       16 Democrat
1844       21 Democrat
1845       21 Democrat

COUNTIES: Westmoreland, Somerset  


03/20/1790 - 08/22/1856

Major John Hill (D16) Westmoreland County 1843 (D21) Somerset and Westmoreland Counties 1844-1845

Early Life:

Major John Hill, born March 20, 1790, Fayette County, son of Reverend George and Elizabeth McClelland Hill; home schooled, church school education; miller, merchant; major, company commander, under General William Henry Harrison, War of 1812; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1834-1838; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1843-1845; married, Jane Moorhead Hill, (d.1854) children, George Hill, Sarah Hill, Elizabeth Hill, Agnes Moorhead Hill, Mary Hill, William Hill; married, Margaret Tosh; died, August 22, 1856, Fairfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interment, Fort Palmer Cemetery, Ligonier, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, Westmoreland County, 1834-1839.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 16th district, Westmoreland County, 1843; Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 21st district, Somerset and Westmoreland Counties, 1844-1845.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

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Cox, Harold. "Senate Members H"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

Maj John Hill (1785-1856) - Find a Grave Memorial