by: Ima Eula Mewborn

After the death of George Mewborn in 1766, his widow, Mary Parrott Mewborn, married Thomas Aldridge. When he was released from service in 1778 he was too old to serve. He served nine months in Quinn’s Company, 10th Regiment, Abraham Shepard, commanding.

To this union were born two daughters: Tabitha born 1771 married Abraham Hill and Esther born 1773-1842 married Richard Hill 1763-1833. These Hill brothers were the sons of Robert (Robin) Hill Jr and his wife, Martha (Patsy) Murphrey.

The old home of Robert Hill Jr was called “Hurricane” and it was about one half a mile from the Contentnea Creek in the vicinity of Hookerton. Abraham Hill and his wife, Tabitha, lived near the present village of Jason, Greene County, and had three children as follows: Joseph Parrott born 12/31/1809 Married Louisa Wooten born 11/25/1815, Laney married Patrick Dixon and moved to Johnston County; and Lemuel married Elizabeth Sugg born 2/3/1806.

Richard Hill and his wife, Esther, lived at Bellefield across the Great Contentnea Creek from Hookerton in Greene County, and they had the following children: Drewry born 12/2/1790 Married Mary (Polly) Creech; Mary (Polly) born 5/3/1792 died 2/3/1856 married 6/4/1807 Benajah (Ben) Dixon born 2/11/1786 died 3/9/1834, son of Murphrey Dixon and his wife, Mourning Garner; Esther Aldridge married Henry Sugg; Ava married William Farmer; Elizabeth married Bryant Tindell; Penelope married Needham Waters; Nancy married John Dixon and moved to Johnston County; Martha married Alexander Hill, Smithy married John Hill born 12/19/1810; Henry married Elizabeth Rouse (1st), married Marinda Sugg (2nd); Aldridge married Martha Quinn; Robert married Elizabeth Spivey; John married Rachel Moore; and Richard Jr married Elizabeth Quinn. Richard Hill Sr, 1763-1833 served in Captain Bevard’s Company during the Revolutionary War.

Note (added by Martha Marble): Alexander Hill, is a descendant of the Francis Hill family. Alexander Hill is the husband of Martha Hill, daughter of Robert and Ester Hill. There is no connection between these two families. (by Martha Marble)

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