HILL, Whitmell, (1743 - 1797)


HILL, Whitmell, a Delegate from North Carolina; born in Bertie County, N.C., February 12, 1743; attended the common schools and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1760; served in the Revolutionary War, attaining the rank of colonel; engaged in agricultural pursuits; delegate to the assembly of freemen at Hillsboro in 1775; member of the State congress at Halifax in 1776; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1776; member of the State house of commons in 1777; Member of the Continental Congress 1778-1780; served in the State senate 1778-1780, 1784, and 1785; died on his plantation at Hills Ferry, near Hamilton, Martin County, N.C., September 26, 1797; interment in the family cemetery on his estate; reinterment in 1887 in Trinity Cemetery, near Scotland Neck, N.C.