John was born September 21, 1857 in Barry, Pike County, Illinois, a son of Orlando Hill and Mary Jane (Blair) Hart. John died on March 14, 1883. He came from a family of 8 children. He was a big help to his mother when his father Orlando died when his youngest sibling was 2 - 3 yrs of age. John was 19 years of age at the time. John died 1883.
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