The Highland Township Historical Society
Highland, Oakland County, Michigan

Original Highland Township Landowner

James L. Hills

E 1/2 of SE 1/4 of Section 29        E 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Section 32        SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 33

James L. Hills was born December 10, 1812, at Yorktown, Westchester County, New York, the son of Amasa and Eunice (Rathburn) Hills.  He married Levana _____, born May 2, 1814, and died October 4, 1901.  James L. Hills himself died August 8, 1890.  Both are buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Corfu, Genesee County, New York.  His brother, Hiram A. Hills, was another original Highland Township landowner and prominent early settler.  There is no evidence, however, that James L. Hills himself ever lived in Highland. 



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