Joel G Hill
Portrait and Bio: Senator Hill, Rodearmel, 1905, Senate Of Pa.; Bates Regiments
Born in Otsego, New York, August 1, 1845; Joel Hill moved with his family to Equinunk, Wayne County, Pa. in 1848; attended common schools; enlisted as a private at age 19, Sept. 6, 1864, Southfield, N.Y., in Co. F, 50th New York Volunteer Engineers. Hill participated at Cold Harbor; the Siege of Petersburg; and the Appomattox Campaign; mustered out, June 13, 1865, Fort Barry, Va. After the war, he pursued farming and the timber business; was elected twice as a Democrat to the Wayne County Commission, 1893, 1896; Associate Judge, Wayne County, 1899; and elected to the state Senate, 1903-1906. Senator Hill passed away in Damascus, Wayne County on March 15, 1919.