William Green Hill was born 1801 in North Carolina. In 1835 he entered the Texas army as a private in Fannin’s Brazos Guards. He was a member of Capt. John Yorkqv’s company. He fought at the battle of Concepción on October 28, the Grass Fight on November 26, and the Siege of Béxar. He was elected a first lieutenant of cavalry in December 1835 and a captain of cavalry on January 1, 1836. He was the first signer of the Goliad Declaration of Independence on December 20, 1835, and was one of the six signers appointed as a delegation to present the declaration to the General Council at San Felipe. In January 1836 he was ordered by Travis to contract for uniforms and equipment and to collect recruits for the defense of San Antonio. From June to October 1836 he served in Capt. Washington H. Secrest’s company of Columbia (Washington) Cavalry. Hill died in Brazoria County on June 30, 1860.
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