A number of years ago my Uncle Billy Rex Hilton put together the lineage of our Hiltons as we know
them in a twelve page booklet entitled "HILTONS of Southwestern Missouri"
What follows below is the result of that work:
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"The HILTONs of Southwest Missouri"
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The following relatives and/or friends of the Hilton name have either contributed directly or in-directly
to make this profile possible:
James L. HiILTON...Co-Auther "Hiltons of Scott County, Virginia"
E. Frank HILTON...Co-Author "Hiltons of Scott County, Virginia"
Lelia HILTON Neal...Co-Author "Hiltons of Scott County Virginia"
John MITCHELL...1902 North Old Orchard, Springfield, Mo. 65802
O. B. HILTON...Route No. 4, Gate City, Virginia, 24251
Hazel Esther HILTON BRIGHT...of California
To all Hiltons of the present and the future...I have carefully researched...referenced...corrected...wrote
and rewrote this profile and if by chance I have commited a small error, I ask your fore-giveness.
As I look into this calendar of Hilton generations I find it to reflect the evolution of America.
Permission to use and re-produce any part of this effort is granted herewith to any person of an honest
Signed BILLY REX HILTON
8730 Shenandoah Place, Tucson, Arizone, 85720
(Uncle Billy Rex now resides in Ark.)
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Notes and comments for reference only.
1621 William HILTON arrives at Plymouth, Mass. aboard the sailing ship FORTUNE. This was the
first ship to arrive after the MAYFLOWER.
1623 Williams wife, sons Benjamin and William along with Williams brother arrives.
1627 William (son of William 1621)) moves to Dover, N.H. Williams brother Edward also moves
up to Dover and later to Exeter, N.H. Edward had several children by his second wife, some of these names were Jonathan-William
and Samuel. I would like to alert the reader to watch for these names because they will run for over 300 years in the
Hilton lines recorded herein. Several Hiltons are to be found in Hew Hampshire at this late date.
1633 - 1660 Captain Willian HILTON explored from Cape Fear southerly along the Atlantic coast to Florida.
Hilton Head, North Carolina bears his name. Could it have been his reports that encouraged the Hiltons of New England
to move southward into St. Marys County, Maryland?
The Hiltons of St. Marys County, Maryland are woven into all facets of American life from pre-colonial on
through the war of independence. The Missouri HILTON line begins with Andrew who died in St. Marys County.
The Maryland Hiltons were all of the Episcopalian faith and this church was an off shoot of the Church of
1776 Truman HILTON enlists into the First Company, roll of regular troops in the jurisdiction of Maryland.
1780 James HILTON deserted the Third Maryland.
1778 John HILTON remained loyal to the Colonies. (page 64 Minute Book for March 1778-Maryland).
1784 John HILTON leaves St. Marys County, Maryland with his family and at least five brothers and
settles in Guilford County, North Carolina, now Randolph County.
1790 Samuel HILTON (1766 - 1830).....the fourth son of John (1784 above) leaves Randolph County, North
Carolina and settles in the area now known as Scott County, Virginia.
1840 William HILTON and his brother Enos Bird (sons of Samuel (1766-1830) leave Scott County, Virginia
and settle in Southwest, Missouri. They will be joined later by three nephews and their older brother Jonathan Taylor
HILTON. (To Mo. in 1860s his son Jonathan W. in 1850s) in Southwest, Mo. also. Jonathan Harmon HILTON and
his brother Abraham Fulkerson HILTON follows the migration into Missouri in the 1850s. Both of these Hiltons are sons
of Samuels eldest son John (1788). Jonathan Harmon settled in Pulaski Co., Mo. near Waynesville. Abraham Fulkerson
HILTON enlisted into the Confederate Army and was killed in Missouri...probably at the battle of Wilson Creek now a National
Monument near Springfield, Missouri. Reportedly George HILTON of Linden, Texas is his decendent.
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As an aide to the reader, the following information is made available and/or clarified hereon:
To eliminate confusion and for the sake of immediate identification you will find a date immediately following
post names, this is the birth
year of that individual and I have found it to be a positive means of identification. Remember there
are many HILTONS with a common first name.
To identify the right son of the line of decent, you will notice that I have used the asterisk (*).
If the date preceeds the name, this date means the year of the event.
Immediately after the name, two dates means the year of birth and death.
Historic documents you should know about:
1688 is the ealiest offical record in Maryland relative to a HILTON and it is: John HILTON appointed
administrator to the estate of Samuel Maddux (Liber 13, Folio 209,274 and 367 Maryland Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland.
1668 John HILTON and John HILTON take title to land, records of the Land Office, State of Maryland.
1679 Peter PAGEN Master of a ship transports a John HILTON and several others into Maryland.
(Liber #2 Folio 539 Maryland Hall of Records).
1676 On 15 April, Robert HILTON and 29 others were...transported as charges of a Captain BODDY Master
of the ship Cecilius (Liber #15 Folio 369 Maryland Hall of Records).
I now ask the question how long did our ancestors stay in servitude to Lords of Manor as lease holders or
worse before they could take title to land?
1790 the first U.S. Census lists two families of HILTONs remaining in St. Marys County, Maryland.
Frances HILTON three sons-two daughters and four slaves.
Mary HILTON a widow with one son and four daughters.
Fifteen HILTONs from seven Maryland Counties were listed as the Heads of Household.
1788 on 14 August John HILTON of Randolph County, North Carolina.....the father of Samuel HILTON of
Scott County, Virginia dated his will.
This will was probated in the June 1790 term of court, will book no. 1, page 80 for Randolph Co., N.C.
Samuel, his son inherits 290 acres of land. Samuel returns briefly to N.C. takes title to and sells his inheritance.
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John HILTON (son of Samuel 1766) had a wife by the name of Nancy and her maiden name was FULKERSON, her
fathers name was Abraham FULKERSON, this was the clue that identified one of the early Missouri HILTONs (Jonathan Harmon HILTONs
brother) Abraham Fulkerson HILTON. This name FULKERSON traces to Derick VOLKERTZEN a Norwegian who, in 1645 was granted
land which is now the 17th ward of Brooklyn, New York.
More on Samuel HILTON 1766 see Virginia Baptist Ministries Series 1 of 1859 evidently this is a book on
the early Baptist Church and has many kind words to say about this ancestor.
More on Enos Bird HILTON 1800 fourth son of Samuel 1766. This Hilton is extremely important to the
Missouri Hiltons. Therefore, he has this special note: He had two wives.
First wife and children:
Susanah SUSAN (died 1833)
John Anderson 1829
Second wife and children:
Anna BAILEY (married 1833)
Enos F. 1844
Ellen (Eleanor) 1836
Mary J. 1838
Nancy G. 1840
Sarah (Lary Ann) 1843
Elizabeth G. 1847
Some of Enos Bird HILTON decendents say his middle name was Anderson but this was the middle name of his
son John 1829 (above). He was probably named after the John ANDERSON, builder about 1782 of the well known landmark
"Anderson Blockhouse" located on the Daniel Boone WIlderness Trail.
More on Jonathan W. "Jackie" HILTON sons of Samuels 1766 third son Jonathan Taylor HILTON 1795.
"Jackie" made the Gold Rush of California returned to Virginia, collected his family and about 1850 moved to the area near
present day Crane, Mo. He is buried in "Old Tavern" Cemetery in Crane, Mo. Page 7 for more...on this nephew of
WIlliam 1803 and Enos Bird 1800. His father Jonathan Taylor HILTON 1795 came out to be near his son about 1860 following
the death of his wife in Va. He would have been about 65 years old and there is no evidence that he re-married.
He is buried in the HILTON Cemetery, Stolton (I think in Narry County near Crane, Mo.). # see page 6 and 7.
Remember this complete profile on Missouri HILTONs is tracing the line of Andrew thru the William 1803 of
Missouri. However, we must identify...these other important Hiltons as we go.
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Relationship established between the HILTONS of Scott County, Virginia and Southwestern Missouri.
The line from Andrew HILTON of Maryland father of Randolph County, North Carolina John HILTON will be briefly
charted hereon to show the relationship of these two large groups (Virginia and Missouri).
Andrew HILTON of Maryland father of 13 children of which 5 were sons that migrated to North Carolina.
He names all the children in the inventory of his will dated 16 August 1746, St. Marys County, Maryland.
John HILTON of Randolph County, North Caroina, five children.
Samuel HILTON of Scott County, Virginia, five children, all sons.
This is an important individual to this work as he is the father to John 1788, the one that stayed in Scott
Co., Va. and really developed the family there. Here is where the clan splits with Samuels two sone William 1803 and
Enos Bird (Byrd) 1800 moving to Southwest Missouri in 1840 with their families. To be joined later in Missouri by sons
of John 1788, they were, Jonathan Harmon HILTON and Abraham Fulkerson HILTON both believed to have settled in Pulaski Co.,
Missouri in 1850. Samuels son Jonathan Taylor 1795 also contributed to the Missouri move by his son Jonathan W.
who moved to Missouri in the 1850s with his family. To be followed by Jonathan Taylor himself after the death of his
wife about 1860. #The story would not be complete without Aaron 1791, he moved into East Tennessee and we think to be the
origin of the HELTON line. Aarons family did move two times back to Scott County, Va. for burial in the Darthula Cemetery
during the Civil War, this indicates that they were near Bristol, Tenn. # see page 12.
John H. HILTON of Scott Co., Virginia, nine children.
This is the son of Samuel that stayed behind in Scott Co., Va. and he is the principal character of the
book "Hiltons of Scott County Virginia 1967" (40 pages very limited).
James Henderson HILTON of Scott County Va., nine chikdren. This is the Hilton that made all this information
possible by keeping a trunk of historic information, which covered five generations of Scott Co., Va. Hiltons and other legal
documents that date back to 1798. John Henderson Hilton died about 1939 but for reasons unknown his truck was not opened
until 1964. He was the son of John H....