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Margaret Getfield Hill, 1802-1881

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1802
Place of Birth: New York, NY
Date of Death: 1881
Place of Death: New York, NY


She was the daughter of William Hill of Antrim, Ireland, and Alethea Carmer of New York. William and Alethea Carmer Hill were the parents of 13 children including Robert Carmer, William Stewart, Charles Montgomery, Mary Kilpatrick, Sarah Stewart, Jane O'Neill and Margaret Getfield Hill; they were close friends of AMW, in Stonington, CT.


She lived at Scarsdale, NY with her sister Sarah Stewart Hill (d. 1864); they were both single. She was a life long friend of AMW and instigated the building of 'Scarsdale Cottage' in which AMW lived intermittently between about September 1851 and November 1857. In her will, she bequeathed all her estate to her goddaughter Mary Hill Carmer, wife of Charles Fleming.


Helen L. Hultz, Scarsdale Story, A Heritage History, New Jersey, 1987, p. 580.