Christopher Hillary

Born in 1755, he was a patriot to the American cause, and is believed to have lived in Glynn County prior to the outbreak of war.  He served under Col. Elijah Clark as a lieutenant and was captured by the British on 15 May 1781 on 26 February 1782 he was exchanged at Ashley Ferry, South Carolina.

Mr. Hillary is another prominent person of Glynn County Government.  He was surveyor of Glynn and Camden County in 1784; member from Glynn County in the Georgia House of Representative in 1787, 88, and 89; Lieutenant-Colonel of the Glynn county Regiment of Militia in 1787 and later Colonel of this Regiment in 1790; member from Glynn County in the Executive Council that met in Augusta in 1788; representative of the county in the Constitutional Conventions of 1788 and 1789; Justice of the Peace for Glynn County in 1787; and Collector for the Ports of Brunswick and Frederica.

Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, 18 February 1796, Christopher Hillary dies leaving a widow, Agnes, and daughter Maria.  After his death, mother and daughter married father and son, Col. John McIntosh (the father) and William Jackson McIntosh (the son).

 

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