Pernecey Wheeler Mann Hill

Contributed by Mary Lou Jacobson


From: McLeansboro Times, December 30, 1909

Perney Hill, daughter of Robert and Mirah Wheeler, was born in Crook township, Hamilton County, Illinois, December 7., 1837, and died at her home at the same place December 21, 1909, at 1:30 o'clock p.m., age 72 years and 14 days.  She professed faith in Christ in 185_ and united with the M. E. church at Concord, with which church she remained a faithful member until the death angel called her away.

Mrs. Hill was united with Jesse Mann in marriage in 1850, who died in 1858, then she was married to S. P. Hill, who died in 1902.  She leaves six children to mourn their loss and seven have passed away.

On Friday, Dec. 17, she took the pneumonia and from the first it was plain to be seen that she could not survive very long.  She bore her suffering patiently and when her departure was nearing, her last words were "going home."

Note:  Pernecey was the daughter of Robert and Mariah Campbell Gill Wheeler.  Mariah married Joseph Gill in Maury Co., TN.  He died in 1834 in Hamilton Co., IL.  She married Robert Wheeler in 1837).

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