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Hillhouse family tree from "The Hillhouse family of Irvine, Scotland and Dunboe/Aghanloo c.1600-1750" by Robert Forrest

who created this tree and when? it was printed in the book by Hillhouse and Petigru. the original was probably created by a member of the New England branch, after about 1810 (presumably James A. "the poet" was an adult). the branch with William of the Provence was probably added by a member ot the Hillhouse Southern Branch. the DNA tells us that William of the Provence was not a direct male-line descendant of John of Free Hall, so

THAT PART OF THE TREE IS NOT ACCURATE.


Family Trees...

descendants of Abraham Hillhouse of Ayrshire, Scotland and Artikelly, Ulster -- This is the branch of the family starting with Abraham Hillhouse, through his son, John of Free Hall, and his grandsons, Rev. James Hillhouse of Connecticut.
   minimal pedigree of DNA donors in this line:

   1 Abraham Hillhouse of Ayrshire, Scotland and Artikelly, Ulster, Ireland
     2 John Hillhouse b.1655, Free Hall, Londonderry, Ireland d.1716, County Derry, Ireland
       3 Rev. James Hillhouse b.1687, Free Hall, Londonderry, Ireland d.1740
         4 William Hillhouse b.1728, Montville CT d.1816, Montville CT
           5 Samuel Hillhouse b.1762, Montville CT d.1834, Wethersfield CT
             6 William Hillhouse b.1788, Goshen CT d.1867, Montville CT
               7 James William Hillhouse b.1826, Montville CT d.1854, Montville CT
                 8 James William Hillhouse b.1854, Montville CT d.1926
                   9 Kenneth Niles Hillhouse b.1891, Willimantic CT d.1977, Waterford CT
                    10 Theodore Raymond Hillhouse b,1920, Connecticut d.2000, New London CT
                      11 Living Hillhouse
                        12 Hillhouse/Hillis Project ID HI20101 FTDNA kit no. 219802

descendants of William Hillhouse Sr. b.1720, Ireland d.1790, York Co. SC -- This is a branch of the family descending from William Hillhouse Sr. of South Carolina identified in the tree, above, as "William of the Provence", grandson of John of Free Hall. Note, however, DNA tell us that William Hillhouse Sr. is not a direct male-line descendant of Abaham Hillhouse of Ayrshire, Scotland and Artikelly, Ulster.
   minimal pedigree of DNA donors in this line:

   1 William Hillhouse Sr. b.1720, Northern Ireland d.1790, Bullocks Creek, York Co. SC
     2 Capt. John Hillhouse b.15_May_1744, Pennsylvania d.1832, Pendleton, Anderson Co. SC DAR no. A056215
     . 3 Samuel Wilson Hillhouse b.May_1780, Pendleton, Anderson Co. SC d.11_Nov_1849, Canton, Cherokee Co. GA
     .   4 John Henry Hillhouse b.4_Mar_1812, Pendleton Co. SC d.5_Jul_1853, White Springs FL
     .     5 Samuel M. Hillhouse b.23_May_1842, Hall Co. GA d.29_May_1910, White Springs FL
     .       6 George L. Hillhouse b.23_Mar_1879, White Springs FL d.28_Mar_1955, White Springs FL
     .         7 Frank J. Hillhouse b.8_Aug_1916, White Springs FL d.30_Oct_1960, White Springs FL
     .           8 Hillhouse/Hillis Project ID HI10201 FTDNA kit no. 215457
     2 James Monroe Hillhouse b.1746 d.19_Jan_1835, Livingston, Crittenden Co. KY DAR no. A207591
       3 George Hillhouse b.11_Apr_1777, Clinch River TN d.20_Sep_1834, Giles Co. TN
         4 Elijah Boyd Hillhouse Sr. b.15_Aug_1813, Giles Co. TN d.22_Oct_1899, Aurora, Lawrence Co. MO
         . 5 Francis Marion Hillhouse b.5_Mar_1855, Aurora, Lawrence Co. MO d.21_Jul_1940, Mount Vernon, Lawrence Co. MO
         .   6 Loren Allen Hillhouse b.19_Jul_1884, Lawrence Co. MO d.23_Feb_1945, Denver CO
         .     7 Dwane Hillhouse b.1919, Nebraska d.3_Jul_1965, Yuba Co. CA
         .     . 8 Hillhouse/Hillis Project ID HI10202 FTDNA kit no. 249833
         .     7 Jesse Ellinor Hillhouse
         .       8 Hillhouse/Hillis Researcher hhres02
         4 James Dobbins Hillhouse b.10_Sep_1815, Giles Co. TN d.13_Apr_1902, Lawrence Co. MO
           5 James Harvey Hillhouse Sr. b.10_Feb_1839, Aurora, Lawrence Co. MO d.8_Aug_1875, Arkansas
             6 James Harvey Hillhouse Jr. b.16_Aug_1864, Lawrence Co. MO d.11_May_1943, Mount Vernon, Lawrence Co. MO
               7 Monroe Ray Hillhouse  b.28_Nov_1905, Missouri d.6_Jan_1967
                 8 Hillhouse/Hillis Project ID HI10203

descendants of Samuel Hillis Sr, of North Carolina. -- This is a branch of the family descending from Samuel Hillis Sr. of North Carolina. DNA tell us that Samual Hillis Sr. is related to William Hillhouse Sr. of South Carolina. Many believe they were brothers. DNA also tells us that neither Samuel nor William are direct male-line descendants of Abaham Hillhouse of Ayrshire, Scotland and Artikelly, Ulster.
   minimal pedigree of DNA donors in this line:

   1 Samuel Hillis Sr. b.7_Aug_1707, Northern Ireland d.17_Aug_1782, Salisbury NC
     2 John Hillis b.1758, Rowan Co. NC d.20_Jul_1836, Scott Co. KY DAR no. A056276
     . 3 James Hillis b.1781, Rowan Co. NC d.1858, Van Buren Co. TN
     .   4 Robert Hillis b.1830, Tennessee d.1885, Tennessee
     .     5 Samuel A. Hillis b.4_Dec_1861, Tennrssee d.21_Dec_1936, Tennessee
     .       6 Perry Hillis b.ca.1880, Tennessee
     .         7 Ivory Otis Hillis b.7_Aug_1907, Tennessee d.28_Feb_1997, Tennessee
     .           8 Hillhouse/Hillis Project ID HI10102 FTDNA kit no. H1663
     2 Samuel Hillis Jr. b.19_Feb_1760, Salisbury NC d.7_Dec_1840, Marshall Co. TN DAR no. A033235
       3 Samuel C. Hillis b.1794, Paris, Bourbon Co. KY d.1860, Brosley, Butler Co. MO
       . 4 Robert Henry Hillis b.6_May_1825, Tennessee
       . . 5 Henry Ross Hillis b.4_Sep_1864, Butler Co. MO, d. after 19_Oct_1939, Cash, Craighead Co. MO
       . .   6 Sam Leroy Hillis b.28_Dec_1892, Butler Co. MO, d.10_Sep_1925, Cash, Craighead Co. MO
       . .     7 Fred Leroy Hillis b.8_Jun_1918, Popler Bluff, Butler Co. MO, d.28_Feb_1972, Dallas TX
       . .       8 Frederick Lawrence Hillis b.2_Mar_1947, Columbia, Boone Co. MO, d.24_May_2012, Moab UT
       . .         9 Hillhouse/Hillis Project ID HI10103 FTDNA kit no. 260568
       . 4 John M. Hillis b.3_Feb_1849, Butler Co. MO
       .   5 Charles Franklin Hillis b.1876, Missouri
       .     6 Medford Denton Hillis b.1908, Missouri, d.Nov_1976, Butler Co. MO
       .     . 7 Hillhouse/Hillis Researcher hhres01
             6 Hillhouse/Hillis Project ID HI10104 FTDNA kit no. 281714
       .       7 Hillhouse/Hillis Researcher hhres03
       3 William Hillis b.6_Mar_1801, Franklin Co. KY d.5_Jun_1880, Greenfield, Weakley Co. TN
         4 Willis Harvey (Harve) Hillis b.21_Feb_1840 d.5_Feb_1915, Weakley Co. TN
           5 William (Will) Grant Hillis b.6_Jul_1875
             6 Willis R. (Russell W.) Hillis b.8_Dec_1914 d.15_Nov_1997
               7 Hillhouse/Hillis Project ID HI10101 FTDNA kit no. 208058

descendants of John Hillis b.1796, Alabama d.1869, Pope Co. AR -- This is a branch of the family possibly descending from Abraham Hilliouse of Artikelly.
   minimal pedigree of DNA donors in this line:

   1 John Hillis b.1796, Wilcox Co. AL d.1869, Pope Co. AR
     2 John Kannon Hillis b.1827, Wilcox Co. AL d.6_Jan_1890, Van Buren Co. AR
       3 James (Jim) M. Hillis b.20_Aug_1850, Arkansas d.1903, Conway AR
         4 Thomas Jefferson Hillis b.29_May_1891 d.18_Nov_1963
           5 Hillhouse/Hillis Project ID HI20301 FTDNA kit no. 210431

descendants of Andrew Jackson Hillis b.1815, Tennessee d.1878, Giles Co. TN -- This is a branch of the family possibly descending from William Hillhouse of South Carolina.
   minimal pedigree of DNA donors in this line:

   1 Andrew Jackson Hillis b.1815, Tennessee d.1_Mar_1878, Minor Hill, Giles Co. TN
     2 James Francis Lafayette Burton Hillis b.28_Jan_1866, Lauderdale Co. AL d.30_Jul_1909, Crosby Co. TX
       3 Cullom Lihugh Hillis b.9_Aug_1880, Pulaski, Giles Co. TN d.31_Mar_1968, Sweetwater, Nolan Co. TX
         4 Alvin Burton Hillis b.3_Jul_1910, Emma, Crosby Co. TX b.26_Feb_1989, Texarkana TX
           5 Hillhouse/Hillis Project ID HI10301 FTDNA kit no. H1479

descendants of Robert Hillis, b.1809, Tennessee -- This is a branch of the family possibly descending from Samuel Hillis of North Carolina.
   minimal pedigree of DNA donors in this line:

   1 Robert Hillis b.1809, Tennessee
     2 Samuel Hillis b.Jan_1842, Arkansas
       3 Joseph Green Hillis b.Dec_1875, Arkansas d.1959, Pawnee Co. OK
         4 Fay Hillis b.31_Oct_1910, Arkansas d.12_Jul_1992, Perry Co. OK
           5 Howard Hillis b.1938, Pawnee Co. OK d.1976, Dallas TX
             6 Hillhouse/Hillis Project ID HI10401 FTDNA kit no. 283544

descendants of William Hillhouse b.ca.1790, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland d.1841-1851 -- This is another Hillhouse line from Scotland.
   minimal pedigree of DNA donors in this line:

   1 William Hillhouse b.ca.1790, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland d.1841-1851
     2 John Hillhouse b.24_Mar_1823, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland d.27_Jun_1890, Atlantic City NJ
       3 Robert Frederick Hillhouse b.22_Feb_1874, Detroit MI d.5_Dec_1960, Bellevue OH
         4 Robert William Hillhouse b.11_Aug_1914, Bellevue OH d.10_Sep_1982, San Jose OH
           5 Hillhouse/Hillis Project ID HI20201

descendants of Joseph Hillis, b.ca.1807, of Aghalee/Aghagallon, Ulster
   minimal pedigree of DNA donors in this line:

   1 Joseph Hillis b.ca.1807 of Aghalee/Aghagallon, Ulster
     2 Richard John Hillis of Aghalee/Aghagallon, Ulster
       3 John George Hillis of Belfast, Ulster
         4 John (Noel) Hillis of Belfast, Ulster
           5 Jhon Hillis of Belfast, Ulster
             6 Hillhouse/Hillis Project ID HR10101

descendants of William Hillis b.1711, Chester Co. PA -- This is another family, in Chester Co. PA, that makes no claim to descend from Abraham and seems to be using the name Hillis from the beginning.

descendants of John Hillhouse, b.1684, Scotland -- This is another family, originating in Ayrshire, Scotland. They settled in Ontario, Canada.

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