A Guide to the S. Lillian Ochiltree Hill Narrative, 1931
Native Texan S. Lillian Ochiltree (b. 1859) was the daughter of Hugh Ochiltree (1820-1891) and Mary Josephine Shaw (1838-1923). In 1879, she married James Beverly Hill (1840-1889), a veteran of the Confederate Army. Descended from the royal house of Stewart in Scotland, the Ochiltrees immigrated to Cumberland County, North Carolina, in the mid-18th century. In 1839, William Beck Ochiltree, S. Lillian’s great-uncle, moved to Nacogdoches, Texas, where he served as judge of the Fifth Judicial District and in Sixth Texas Legislature in 1855. His son, Thomas Peck Ochiltree was appointed representative of the Galveston District in the Forty-eighth Congress.
"Ochiltree, Thomas Peck."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed June 13, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/foc01.
Blake, Robert Bruce. "Ochiltree, William Beck."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed June 13, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/foc02.
May, Amanda Cole. "My Family Tree." Rootsweb. Accessed June 13, 2011. http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2383966&id=I611854704.
A bound volume composes the S. Lillian Ochiltree Hill Narrative, 1931, documenting the history of the Ochiltree family in Scotland and Texas. Entitled "The Ochiltrees of Texas," the narrative contains biographical sketches of William Beck Ochiltree, Thomas Peck Ochiltree, and S. Lillian’s parents, Hugh ad Mary Josephine, while also discussing the Texas Revolution.
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S. Lillian Ochiltree Hill Narrative, 1931, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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