Hill, Thomas Elihu (1829–1875)

By: Stephanie P. Niemeyer

Type: Biography

Published: August 4, 2008

Updated: August 18, 2014

Thomas Elihu Hill, lawyer and state legislator, was born on April 20, 1829, in Tennessee, son of William Green Hill and Mary Catherine (Hall) Hill. Hill and his father moved to Texas in 1830 after the death of his mother in Nashville, Tennessee, and settled in Brazoria County. His father was a veteran of the Texas Revolution.

Hill attended school at Rutersville Academy in Fayette County, and he graduated from Cumberland College in Lebanon, Tennessee, with a law degree. He married Frances Ann Sharp in Galveston in 1856. Hill served in the House of the Ninth and Tenth Texas legislatures from 1861 to 1866 and represented Brazoria and Galveston counties.

Thomas Hill died on May 22, 1875, in Brazoria County.

Family search: "Thomas Elihu Hill" (http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=ancestorsearchresults.asp), accessed October 3, 2006. Hill DNA Project (http://www.hilldna.com/Group5.htm), accessed October 3, 2006. The Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster, 1846–1992 (Austin: Texas House of Representatives, 1992).

  • Law, Law Enforcement, and Outlaws
  • Lawyers
  • General Law
  • Ninth Legislature (1861-1863)
  • Tenth Legislature (1863-1864)
  • House

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Stephanie P. Niemeyer, “Hill, Thomas Elihu,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 29, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/hill-thomas-elihu.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

August 4, 2008
August 18, 2014