I am a seventy-eight year old retired USAF fighter pilot living in Millville, Utah who has been doing genealogy research for over thirty years. It all started in 1981, with a hand typed 6" x 9" 3 ring binder, provided to my father by Edna Emily Reh (Helfer) Hillard, containing information on less than 100 people. It has evolved to over 2,000 ancestors and relatives.
Find A Grave allows me to provide my relatives with a little genealogy along with photos so they can better relate to their ancestors. My line of ancestors is indicated by • Name •. My earliest know Hillard ancestor is • Guy H. Hillard • .
I get a lot of satisfaction providing additional information for those in other parts of the country. It is my way of returning the favors everybody has and is doing for me.
I have extensive records for the Hillard family and their associated branches which I will gladly provide to anyone who would like the information.
If you find any errors, or have additional information for any of my memorials, please notify me. If you have better or additional photos, please upload them to the memorial or email them to me.
Please feel free to use any of the photos that I have posted on FAG. A credit would be nice, but is not required.
RE: Peter Dunkle Painter Lee, Thanks for clearing up the Licking thing. I probably should have googled that. I don't need a transfer. He married a first cousin of ours and I don't have any additional information, so I don't think it's necessary. Thanks for the offer. Are you related to the Dunkles? I know there's someone we share, I just can't think of who at the moment.
Leon Huffman Hi Lee, thanks for updating my uncle! He is my father's brother. I grew up spending many holidays with him and my cousins Miriam, David and Danny Chris, and Aunt Ann. Wishing you the best.
Hillard Family History Thank you for sharing the motherlode of information about the Hillard Family. John McMillan Hillard was my GG grandfather. I especially appreciate the photographs that finally give faces to the names I have become familiar with. Many thanks! Taina Day
Thanks for the reply. Leah was only married twice, once to Albert and then to Peter Painter. She was never married to William Rupert, although she lived with him and they had three children. On the 1880 and 1900 census she calls herself Leah Sanders, and when she married Peter she is Leah Sanders and states she was once previously married and her former husband 'died' in 1872. In 1880 when she is living with Rupert, she is Leah Saunders and is divorced. Albert and Leah were only married for one week, and then he sued for divorce. The petition is a riot to read. He claimed he was drunk for a week, and when he sobered up he found himself married to her. He called her 'an abandoned woman who has had three children without ever having been married'. That was in 1872, so I do know that the three children listed on the 1870 census are indeed hers. The youngest one was named Albert (b. Dec. 1869) and since she managed to snag Albert Sanders (albeit briefly) shortly after his first divorce, I am pretty certain that he was the father of her son. In 1867-1869 Albert was married and was involved with at least two other women (one was my gr. gr grandmother, whom he carried on a three year affair with before and during his marriage). It took me a long time to track down what happened to Leah after 1870, and I am eager to see which of her first three children survived. I've had no luck finding any of them on the census after 1870, but in 1900 she states she had 6 children, 4 living. Her Rupert children account for three of those. The one tree I've seen online which is not mine has a number of errors. The William Rubert she lived with was not the son, but the father, a widower twenty years her senior.
I note that you have a fair amount of info about Peter, his first wife and children. Are you related to him? I am trying to get info on his second wife, Leah Jane Butterbaugh and her children. Leah was survived by four children: Colonel Roy and David F. Rupert and Florence (Rupert) Carr, and one other child, unknown. These would be Peter's stepchildren, so was hoping you might have more info, perhaps an obituary or two. I am trying to determine which of Leah's other three children survived her. Their names were Alice, William and Albert Butterbaugh. I am pretty certain that Albert died young, but one of the other two was living in 1900; dunno which one.
Any info you might have would be appreciated.
Would also love to know where Leah is buried. She died in 1918.