Charles Hill and Sarah Tatum Headstone Photo, Prairie Chapel Cemetery
Charles Hill, died Sept 4, 1862 aged 44 Yrs. Charles wife, Sarah Tatum is buried next to him acording to cemetery records, but her headstone is missing. Charles Hill was my 3rd great granduncle, a son of Charles Hill Sr. and Molly Hill of Virginia, a grandson of Henry Hill and Susanna Jones. Charles Hill, played the fife while the Callaway Guards marched out of Fulton, was a "strong Union man." Hill was arbitrarily murdered by Union troops, along with William and David Givens, a father and son, in September of 1862 at the "Prairie Grove Massacre." On March 14, 1850 in Callaway Co., Missouri, he married his 1st cousin once removed, Sarah J. Tatum. She was a daughter of Thomas T. Tatum and Mary A. Herring, granddaughter of Benjamin Herring and Nancy Hill. She was my 1st cousin 4 times removed.
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