This site is designed with the HILL family researcher in mind. This site will grow and change as we receive input from you. If you would like to contribute primary source documentation, querys, or personal theories to this site, please send information (and permission to post) to Martha Marble .
Martha Ann Nunn was the daughter of Redding D. and Zelota Nunn. There are no Bible Records that say this and no birth records. The Death Certificate of Frank Hill says his mother was Martha Ann Nunn. Francis Wood Millete has a photograph of Redding and Zelota Nunn.
b. The Death Certificate for her son Frank, states that his mother's maiden name was Nunn.
c. Most of the Nunn family lived south of the River and it was most unusual for any of them to live North of the River. The only Nunn in this area at the right time with a daughter with the name of Martha Ann was Redding and Zelota Nunn and they also had a daughter Mary. This family moved from South Lenoir County to Duplin County to North Lenoir County where they were close neighbors of Alexander Hill.
d. The Obit of R. C. Hill states he married a sister of B. F. Nunn who is a proven son of Redding and Zelota.
Granny Hill and her husband first lived in the house that is commonly known as the "Little Sister's Meeting House" the forerunner of Gordon Street Christian Church. They must have bought the land my family now owns from Pickeny Hill, a cousin, as he owned it during the Civil War when the map was made. We know that at least Alexander and Richard C. inherited this land as part of it is still in the hands of their descendants.
Mrs. Hill was the widow of Richard Hill, dead many years. She was a devoted member of Gordon Street Church of Christ.
The funeral will be at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow from the Tunstall residence.
Pallbearers will be Guy Elliott, E. G. Barrett, D. P. Jarman, R. B. Dunn, R. G. Hodges, J. M. Quinn, and Robert H. Rouse.
Rev. Cecil Jarman, of Atlantic Christian College, will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
OBIT: Martha Ann Hill - Kinston Free Press - Aug 1935
The funeral of Mrs. Martha Ann Hill, 83, widow of Richard Hill, will be held at 4:30 this afternoon. Rev. Cecil Jarman, of Atlantic Christian College, Wilson, officiating.
Mrs. Hill died Sunday night at midnight. She was one of the best known women in Kinston. Her husband died many years ago. She is survived by a son R. Frank Hill, and the following grandchildren: Mrs. Mattie P. Wood, Mrs. R. E. Mewborn, Mrs. Frank Fitzgerald, K. R. Tunstall, Jr., and Miss Charlotte Hill, of Kinston, the last named, director of physical education at Atlantic Christian College, Mrs. Frederick Smith, Mount Airy, and R. F. Hill, Jr., Asheville. Fourteen great-grandchildren also survive.
The funeral will be from the home of Mrs. Hill's son-in-law K. R. Tunstall, Vernon Avenue near Queen Street
OBIT: R. C. HIll - Kinston Daily Free Press
Deputy Collector, R. C. Hill, died Thursday morning at 12:30 o'clock at his house at Fields, six miles from Kinston, aged about 50 years, of ? and kidney trouble.
The burial took place in the Kinston Cemetery Thursday afternoon at 5:00 o'clock. Rev. D. H. Petrew conducing the services. Mr. Hill was a member of the Christian church at Wheat Swamp.
Mr. Hill married a sister of B. F. Nunn, of Kinston, and leaves his wife and two children, Mr. Frank Hill and Mrs. Ada Phillips.
Mr. Hill returned Thursday week from attending Federal court at Newbern. He was then complaining of not feeling well, but his condition was not regarded as at all serious. He went home and took the bed, but got up Saturday and was walking about Saturday and Sunday. Sunday night he was taken worse and from then on gradually sank into unconsciousness Tuesday night. He never regained consciousness and his death Thursday morning was easy.
Mr. Hill was appointed deputy collector under Cleveland's last administration and served about four and a half years in that office, which he held at the time of his death. He was a sterling Democrat, a clever gentleman and had a host of friends. His capablity as an officer is well shown by the fact he stood at the head of the ==== as an effecient deputy collector.
The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends - can't read
CHILDREN OF RICHARD CROOM AND MARTHA ANN NUNN HILL
1. Ada Hill - b 5 Nov 1869 d 17 March 1934 md. lst Needham Moore Phillips son of Drury and Martha Jan Elizabeth Moore Phillips
a. Martha (Mattie) - b 18 Sept 1890 - d 1 April 1971 md Dempsey Eugene Wood - b 13 July 1878 - d 27 December 1930
b.. Maude Phillips - died around age of 2
c. Susie Moore Phillips - b 15 March l892 d 7 Oct 1974 md on 22 July 1919 Ronald Earl Mewborn, Sr. b 23 May 1891 - d 4 March 1950
Ada married 2nd Kenneth Richard Tunstall (K.R.)
a. Ada Glenn Tunstall - b d md Frank Fitzgerald - b.d. After Ada Glenn's death Uncle Frank md Hannah who raised the children as if they were her own and indeed was considered "Mother"
b. Child that died early
c. Kenneth Richard (K.R.) Tunstall, Jr . - b. 6 Jan 1909 - d 13 March 1981 md Louise
2. Richard Franklin Hil l - b d 1954 - md Ella Moseley b d 1956
a. Martha Eleanor Hill - b 14 Dec 1902 - d 16 Dec 1993 - md 1928 Frederick William Smith
b. Richard Francis Hill - b 23 July 1904 - md 1929 Virginia Clara Ashe b 17 Nov 1903 - d 10 Oct 1970
c. Charlotte Moseley Hill - still living
Richard Hill 58, Susan, 60, Alexander 30, Richard 23, Martha 19, Mary A 22, Levi 19, Robert l7
Back to HILL Surname Project.
Back to Surname Projects
LINKING TO "OLD DOBBERS"
We appreciate your desire to link to the Old Dobbers site.
Linking to Old Dobbers is welcome, but
of this Website is prohibited
permission. Permission to link to Old Dobbers is granted if
you use a direct link to the Old Dobbers index page rather
than links to individual pages, using the following URL