James Hill (Marshall County)

State House: 1872-1873
Secretary of State: 1874-1878

Born: July 25, 1846 in Holly Springs, MS
Died: 1901

Listed on the 1870 census in Holly Springs, occupation "Sergeant at Arms in Leg," and on the 1880 census in Jackson, working as an Internal Revenue collector. On the 1900 census, he was still living in Jackson, this time working in the land office.

“He has a good taste for literature and delights to converse upon such literary subjects as he is familiar with. He is one of the rising young men in the State, and with proper discretion he will receive future honors from the Republican party… Mr. Hill is a member of the Methodist church, but enjoys a good dance as much as he does a good prayer meeting.”
(New National Era, March 13, 1873)

Biography in Mississippi Black History Makers

James Hill