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date: 09 April 2020

Hill, Benjamin Harveylocked

(14 September 1823–16 August 1882)
  • Michael Perman

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Hill, Benjamin Harvey (14 September 1823–16 August 1882), Confederate senator and U.S. senator, was born in Jasper County, Georgia, the son of John Hill and Sarah Parham, farmers. When he was ten, the family moved to Troup County in western Georgia, where he worked on the family farm and attended school intermittently. He entered the University of Georgia at seventeen, graduating with honors in 1843. He was admitted to the bar the next year and soon developed a prosperous practice in La Grange. In 1845 he married Caroline Holt. They had six children....

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