Hill, Leroy L.

b. 1802, in Virginia. During the 1830s, Hill entered into a partnership with his brother, Silas Hill, and purchased land and a sawmill on Bear Creek in Christian County, Illinois. In 1835, Hill was a member of the Springfield-Alton Railroad subscription committee. In 1837, Hill contracted to quarry the rock for the foundation of the new statehouse building in Springfield, Illinois. In 1850, Hill was a Sangamon County farmer who owned four hundred acres of land valued at $8,500.
Depositions of Elizabeth Haily and Paulina Hill, 14-15 January 1851, Hill v. Bennett and Maupin, case file, Christian County Circuit Court, Christian County Courthouse; History of Christian County, Illinois (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough, 1880; reprint, Jacksonville, IL: Production Press, 1968), 317; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, Illinois), 23 May 1835, 3:3; Sangamo Journal, 27 May 1837, 3:3; Sangamo Journal, 1 July 1837, 2:5; Sangamon County, Illinois, Seventh Census of the United States, 1850.