James Anthony Hilliard 35,41
- Born: Nov 15, 1858, Jeffersonville, Illinois 35,42,43
- Marriage: Jane Andria Sweeney on Dec 19, 1878 in Probably At Hiram Sweeney's House, Wayne County, Illinois 39,40
- Died: Jan 15, 1929, Decatur, Illinois at age 70 42
Cause of his death was Paralysis.
Farmer (listed as occupation on 1880 Federal Census, death certificate)
According to Mary Esther Turner, the Hilliards and Sweeneys were, "huge"
Had a beard with a moustache that fell down on the sides (photos show this to be true!).
Birthdate also shown as 11-14-1858 (Hilliard, Billie)
Buried at Cariens Cemetary, Wayne County, Illinois
He spent his entire life near the place of his birth.
member of the Johnsonville Lodge No. 713, A.F. & A.M.
Died at the home of his daughter Kate's house, Mt. Pulaski, Logan County, Illinois at 8:00 PM from a stroke. His usual place of residence was in Johnsonville, Wayne County, Illinois. He was a member of Rock Branch General Baptist Church, but his funeral took place at the home of his son Sam. James was buried at Cariens Cemetary in Wayne County, he was 70 years, 2 months and 1 day old at the time of his death.
Noted events in his life were:
• Medical Condition.
James married Jane Andria Sweeney, daughter of James Hiram Sweeney and Elizabeth Sellers, on Dec 19, 1878 in Probably At Hiram Sweeney's House, Wayne County, Illinois 39.,40 (Jane Andria Sweeney was born on May 9, 1859 35 and died on Feb 22, 1931 35.)