Hill, Old Confederate Veteran and Tax Collector, is Dead
claimed one of Elbert’s best citizens last Sunday morning at when Mr. J. M. Hill peacefully passed
away after a long illness.He was the
father of a large family of children, all of whom are married except the
youngest daughter, Miss Clara.She with
her father has been living with their sister and daughter, Mrs. P. F. Stratton,
in Gaines district, and it was here that Mr. Hill died.
deceased was one of the bravest soldiers that went from Elbert in the
sixties.He left a leg on the
battlefield.In times of peace, he was
the same true and loyal citizen.He
served Elbert as tax collector some twenty-five years ago, and was widely known
and highly respected.
remains were buried at New Bethel Monday morning at .Rev. G. W. Tumlin conducted the funeral
services which were attended by a large number of friends.