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Lafayette Decatur Hill

L.D. Hill
Full Name: Lafayette Decatur Hill
Birth date: January 10, 1829
Death date: December 30, 1918

Terms of Service

  • House, 25th Legislature
    1/12/1897 - 1/10/1899

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Death notice, "Dr. Hill Dead After Short Illness," 12/30/1918, p. 6. "Dr. L.D. Hill, pioneer resident of Travis county for over fifty years . . . came to Travis county in 1853, and took up the practice of medicine, which he continued for over half a century." Austin Statesman .
  • Census of 1880 - Lafayatt Hill, Travis County, age 52, born circa 1828 in Tennessee, doctor, spouse Sarah, son Franklin.
    Census of 1900 - Lafayette D. Hill, Austin, Travis County, age 71, born August 1829 in Virginia [sic], physician in household of Rufus Y. King. FamilySearch . 1900 1880
  • Dr. L.D. Hill, birth date 1/10/1828 in Tennessee; death date 12/30/1918 in Austin, Travis County, Texas; m. doctor. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Dr. L.D. Hill, birth date 1/10/1829, death date 12/30/1918, burial in J.J. Manor Hill Cemetery, Austin, Travis County. Find a Grave .
  • Lafayette Decatur Hill, Class of 1853, born 1828 in Tennessee, post office Webberville, Texas. A Catalogue from 1834 to 1872 of the Professors, Other Instructors, and Alumni With an Historical Sketch of the Medical College (from Its Origin in 1834 to 1847), and of Its Successor, the Med. Dept. of the University of Louisiana (from Its Establishment in 1847 to 1872), New Orleans, 1871, List No. 3 - Annual Class List of the Alumni. Google Books .
  • Biographical sketch, La Fayette D. Hill. Lewis Publishing Company. History of Texas, Together With a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties, 1893, pp. 294-295. Born 1/10/1829 in Sevier County, Tennessee. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Confederate States Army, Company B, 4th Texas Infantry, Hood's Brigade, Army of North Virginia. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
  • Biographical sketch, L.D. Hill, M.D., pp. 136-137. Born 1/10/1829 in Sevier County, Tennessee, first marriage to Sarah Ann Duty 6/20/1855, second marriage to Kate S. Taylor 3/20/1889. Graduated from University of Louisiana medical department in 1853. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
  • Obituary, Dr. LaFayette D. Hill, Volume XIV, No. 12, April 1919, p. 405. Texas State Journal of Medicine 1905.
  • Mentioned in sketch of Dr. Thomas Joshua Bennett, Travis County, p. 321. The Medicine Man in Texas 1930.
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