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Stephen Hill Papers

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LMD
Date: 12 May 2010

Biographical History

Stephen Hill was a nineteenth-century resident of Madison County, New York. He lived in Fenner, NY, in the region once known as the "New Petersburgh" tract. He was involved in many land transactions in Madison county and the surrounding area.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Stephen Hill Papers contain legal and financial documents related to Hill's interests, mainly in Madison county. The collection consists of three series, the first containing miscellaneous legal and financial papers of Hill, the second containing papers related to his role as executor of the estate of Lurancy(?) Roberts, and the third containing receipts from the NYS Treasury department. Some of the documents involve other Hills who may have been relatives of Stephen, including Daniel Hill and his wife Alice, Daniel Hill Jr., John Hill, and Ambrose Hill.

Arrangement of the Collection

The items are arranged in chronological order within each series.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Hill family.
Hill, Stephen, fl. 1810-1898.


Fenner (N.Y. : Town) -- History.
Madison County (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Financial statements.
Receipts (financial records)
Stock certificates.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Stephen Hill Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Table of Contents

Legal and Financial Documents