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William B. Hill (1813-1890)
MSA SC 3520-12876


Born November 13, 1813 at Woodlawn or Woodland, Prince George's County.  Son of Dr. William Hill and Ann (Smith) Hill.  Attended Mount St. Mary's College, Emmittsburg, Maryland, graduated 1831.  In 1834 Married Catherine B. Smith (d. 1872); five children:  William Murdock Hill, Esther G. Hill, Annie S. Hill, Helen M. Hill Beale, Richard Smith Hill.  Roman Catholic.  Resided at "Compton Bassett," Prince George's County.  Died at his residence August 23, 1890 of heart disease.

Planter.  Engaged in the private practice of law, 20 St. Paul Street, S.W. corner of St. Paul and Fayette Streets, Baltimore City, at least 1850s through 1870s.  Appointed judge of the Orphans' Court by Governor Thomas G. Pratt; held the position for sixteen years (c. 1845-61).  Appointed secretary of state by Governor Augustus W. Bradford, 1862-66.  Maryland state senator, Prince George's County, 1878-80.

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