Notes About Lydia Yerxa

John Hillman and Lydia Yerxa were married September 24, 1835, probably in Woodstock, N. B. Witnesses: Asa B. Harvey and Janice Hillman. Sometimes the old spelling of Hillman was Hilman. John Tuttle Hillman was the son of George Sykes Hillman and Temperance (Tompkins) Hillman. George Hillman had a block of land on both sides of the main road between Woodstock and Houlton. His sons established farms there.

Lydia (Yerxa) Hillman is recorded in the 1851 census. Lydia Hillman was living when the first census of Carleton County was taken in 1851, from June to December, but evidently she died shortly afterward. Tombstone bears this record: “Lydia Hillman d. 5 Jan. 1851. 35 yr 10 mo. 18 da” (should be 1852), buried in Anglican Cemetery beside St. John’s Church, Richmond Corner. John T. Hillman married second Margaret Green.

There were five children:

  1. John H. Hillman (1858- )
  2. Idey (Addy) Hillman (1856- )
  3. George Hillman (1861- )
  4. Charles H. Hillman (1863- )
  5. Lizzie (Elizabeth) A. Hillman (1865- )

John T. Hillman was Church of England in religion.