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My HILLIS Family and connections!

Updated April 17, 2012

Minnie HILLIS REAGOR
339 Greathouse Drive
Vidor, TX 77662-7003
A-United States
HILLIS@gt.rr.com

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I am especially interested in hearing from other HILLIS' [HILLES, HILES,HYLES,HILLUS even HILLHOUSE!] families who are descended from Samuel HILLIS & Anne LUCKIE/LUCKEY, as it is believed that my family is descended from them, but not proven.

It has also come to our attention that there is a POSSIBILITY that "HILLHOUSE" and "HILLIS" may actually be of the same family!
It's beginning to look like that is very plausible! Keep checking back once in awhile, and I will try to post some of the results! Remember to check out the Files Section for further updates!

Our earliest proven ancestor is Andrew "Jackson" HILLIS (abt 1816 - 1878) who married 1) Aliza "Elizabeth" HAWKINS (ca 1820 - 1860); 2) Mary Ann SHELTON STURGEON (ca 1831 - ?). They resided in and around the Giles Co,TN., Lawrence Co,TN, and Lauderdale Co,AL. area.Census records state that Jackson was born in Tennessee,and died in Giles Co.,TN.

Children of Jackson & Elizabeth HILLIS:
John "Mac/Mack"; Mary Catherine ["Mollie"]; Robert Newton ["Bob"]; Selina Jane ["Lina"]; Elizabeth Permelia ["Bettie"]; William Andrew ["Bill"]; Susan Caroline ["Kaline"]; Isaac Houston ["Huse"]; and Benjamin Franklin ["Ben"].
(Huse removed to Texas.)

Children of Jackson & Mary Ann HILLIS:
Melissa C. ["Selissie"]; James Francis Lafayette Burton ["Jim"], twin to Julia Louisa Mary "Ellen"; George David; and Maggie.
(Jim and George removed to Texas.)

PLEASE! IF YOU ARE CONNECTED TO ONE OF THE ABOVE... PLEASE CONTACT me! There is an interactive website established just for the descendents/family of Andrew "Jackson" HILLIS at MyFamily.com - To receive a password, please include your full name, your e-address, mailing address, and your family connection. You can contact me at HILLIS@gt.rr.com or minihillis@myfamily.com ...Please note "ATT: HILLIS Highlights".

Also, Check back often for information about the HILLIS Family Reunion, ... especially the descendents of Andrew Jackson HILLIS, and Alvin & Frieda FRIEBEL HILLIS!... and please BOOKMARK it for continuing reunion information!




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Family Photos

  • Wiley & Florence (HILLIS-PHELPS) CROWSON Family (60 KB)
    Wiley Daniel CROWSON & his wife, Florence Grace HILLIS-PHELPS, and 6 of their children. They had 9 children. NOTE: Florence, b- 1876, dt/o John Mac HILLIS & his 1st wife [name unknown], was adopted by Rev. Joshua & Lydia A. PHELPS, at a very early age.Photo taken about 1908 in Cartwright,Alabama. Photo courtesy of Linda WAGNER.
  • George D. & Nancy A. (GREER) HILLIS (50 KB)
    George David Jackson HILLIS [ b- 1868; s/o Andrew "Jackson" HILLIS & Mary Ann SHELTON ] & his wife, Nancy "Anna" GREER. Photo courtesy of Bob HODGSON.
  • Leonard C. & Mattie (JOHNS) HILLIS Wedding Photo (55 KB)
    Leonard Charles HILLIS & Mattie Odessa JOHNS on their Wedding Day, 10 Nov 1916, Bowie Co.,Texas. Leonard, b- 1893, s/o George D.J. HILLIS & Nancy Anna GREER. Photo courtesy of Bob HODGSON.
  • Leonard & Mattie (JOHNS) HILLIS Family (64 KB)
    Leonard Charles & Mattie Odessa (JOHNS) HILLIS, with their children: Margie Loraine - Paula Mae - Kenneth Cleo - June Yvonne - and Marilyn Sue. Photo taken Sept 1946, courtesy of Bob HODGSON.
  • Bill & Florence (GREER) LITTRELL, and son (46 KB)
    Photo of William H. ("Bill") LITTRELL, his wife Florence E. GREER, and son Carl Clifton LITTRELL (b- 1898). Florence was the daughter of George "Wiley" GREER & Susan "Caroline" HILLIS. Photo courtesy of Tracy LITTRELL WILLIAMS.
  • James F.L.B. & Mary (MARBUT) HILLIS Family (77 KB)
    L-R: Dezzie Mae[m-Roy CLENDENNEN] - Maud [m- George BUTLER] - James F.L.B. HILLIS [ b- 1866; s/o Andrew "Jackson" HILLIS & Mary Ann SHELTON] - Cullom Lihue - James Olis - Mary Luiza (MARBUT) HILLIS [dt/o Daniel Francis Lihue MARBUT II & Lydia Lora Ester Ann WEBB] - Minnie L. [m- Virgil RATTAN] - and Mary Ella [m- Richard "Ross" GANDY]. The twins, Rufus Leonard & Luther David, are in the wagon. Myrtle was not yet born [m- Clarence GANDY]. This photo was taken about late 1903 or 1904, Malta, Bowie Co,Texas.
  • Children & Step-Children of Cullom Lihue HILLIS (66 KB)
    L-R: (back) Alvin Burton HILLIS - Jesse Francis HILLIS - Bruster Leon HILLIS - Warren Winfred HILLIS - Jackie Ray HILLIS - Wells "Earnest" HILLIS - Orvel Newton HILLIS - William Austin ("Bill") ADAMS - [front] Edna Mary (HILLIS) CAMPBELL - Hazel Elizabeth (TRIBBLE) VOGLER - and Agnes "Irene" (HILLIS) FULLWOOD. This photo was taken 02 April 1968, Sweetwater, Nolan Co,Texas. [Hazel and Bill's mother was Wreatha Lee WELLS. Gertrude Louisa WARD was mother of the others.]
  • Children of Alvin & Frieda (FRIEBEL) HILLIS (80 KB)
    L-R: [back] Henry Lee - Alvin "Wade" - Johney Wayne - Cullum Otto - Joe Roy - *Bennie Earl - [front] Winona Ruth [m- CHANDLER, SMITH, FORBES, YATES] - Ruby Mae [m- ATKINS] - Neva Joyce [m- YARBROUGH] - Iva Nell [m- HOPSON, MARLOW, HAREN] - Lennie Fay [m- KEPNER] - Dorothy Sue [m- WILSON, STOGNER, SHIELDS] - and *Minnie Pearl [m- REAGOR]. (*twins) Bobby Ray HILLIS is missing. Photo taken 01 Mar 1989, Bivens, Cass Co.,Texas
  • Frank & Ellen (HILLIS) FAVORS, with daughter (74 KB)
    James Henry "Frank"lin FAVORS, his wife Julia Louisa Mary "Ellen" HILLIS [ b- 1866; dt/o Andrew "Jackson" HILLIS & Mary Ann SHELTON ], with their first child, Louella FAVORS. NOTE: Ellen is twin of James F.L.B. HILLIS. This photo was made 1881. Photo courtesy of Joy FAVORS.
  • John Mac HILLIS (32 KB)
    John Mac HILLIS (b-1841) s/o Andrew "Jackson" HILLIS & Elizabeth HAWKINS. John Mac married twice. He first married prior to 1876, but his wife's name is unknown. He married second, Mary Jane SMITH in January 1881. Photo courtesy of Linda WAGNER.
 

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