Hill, William, Dd
Hill, William, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born in Cumberland Co., Va., March 3, 1769. In 1785 he entered Hampden Sidney College. While there he embraced religion, and decided to study for the ministry. He graduated in 1788, and was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Hanover July 10, 1790. After acting for two years as missionary, he settled in Berkeley, Va., and in January 1800, assumed charge of the Presbyterian Church in Winchester. In February 1834, he became pastor of the Briery Presbyterian Church in Prince Edward Co., where he remained only two years, when impaired health obliged him to resign, and he returned to Winchester to pass the last days of his life. He died there Nov. 16,1852. Dr. Hill was engaged on a History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, intended to make two 8vo vols. He decided to publish it in numbers, but only a single number of it appeared. "In the great contest that issued in the division of the Church, Dr. Hill's judgment, sympathies, and acts were fully with the New School." — Presb. Quarterly Review, 1853; Sprague, Annals, 3, 563.