I went back and did a close-up of the gravestone for Mary A. Spraker Hill - Memorial# 43973180. It appears that the death date of 1851 may actually be 1854. The left side of the 4 is very faint just like the left side of the A. in her middle initial. If this is correct, then it would make sense to be the mother of Thomas Hill. When the weather improves, I will try to go check out this stone myself. Thanks!
On Find A Grave Memorial# 43973180, Mary cannot be the mother of Thomas Hill whose stone is listed as next to hers. According to Find A Grave stone listing, he was born 1853 and Mary died in 1851. Since John C. Hill married again in 1856 to Jane Pottorff and our family records do not show a marriage in-between, this is interesting.
A marriage license in Clark Co., IL on 7 Nov 1849 shows Mary Spraker marrying John Hill, she was 17.
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