THOMAS CONNER, father of Catherine (Conner) Hill, was born in Ireland about 1745, and his wife, Esther Ann (Fahls), born about in October, 1750, died in August, 1848. They had five children, viz,: (1) Catherine, born Aug. 20, 1777, wife of Frederick Hill (Capt.), died July 30, 1841; (2) John, born June 29, 1779, married Catherine Whitman; (3) Esther was born May 27, 1781; (4) Elizabeth, born June 10, 1783, became the wife of Jeremiah Culp, of Columbia county; (5) Sarah, born June 6, 1791, was the wife of John Mellick, of Columbia county. Thomas Conner served in the war of the Revolution.
Captain Frederick and Catherine (Conner) Hill had nine children, viz.: Polly, wife of Joseph Miller, of Michigan; Sarah, wife of Frederick Hill, of Berks county; Phoebe, wife of Rev. Mr. Kessler; Esther, wife of Samuel Adams; Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Hagenbuch; Catherine, wife of John Lazarus; John, who married Massa Hoffman; Jacob, who married Anna Achenbach; Rachel, wife of Aaron Hagenbuch, of Michigan.
Frederick Hagenbuch lived at home up to the age of twenty-seven years, following farm work, which was always his occupation. At that time he married, and for years thereafter rented land from his father-in-law, in 1855 purchasing what became his home farm, in partnership with his father, and locating there that year. He also bought the place which he had first rented. The first grant to his home farm was made to Henry Owen, who sold it to John Bittenbender, from whom it was purchased by Enos Fowler and S. H. Fowler, Mr. Hagenbuch and his father buying it from them in 1855. Mr. Hagenbuch's death occurred March 20, 1904, in Centre township. He was a promnent man in Centre township, serving his fellow citizens faithfully as school director and supervisor, and was well known in the Grange, in which he held office. Socially he belonged to Washington Lodge, No. 265, F. & A. M., at Bloomsburg, and to the I. O. O. F. lodge at Espy. With his family he belonged to the Hidlay Union Church.
From John and Edith (Yeatman) Eves, J. EMERY EVES traces his descent through Thomas (married Rachel Wilson), John W. Eves and Wilson M. Eves. John W. Eves was a nurseryman and builder, an intelligent and enterprising business man. He married Rebecca Brown, daughter of Richard Brown. His son, Wilson M. Eves, is a leading business man in his section of Columbia county, having a large general store at Iola, Columbia county, conducted under the firm name of Wilson M. Eves & Sons.
Mr. Eves married Amelia Robbins, who was one of a family of fifteen children; her father was a lawyer and surveyor, and he also owned and cultivated a farm. Mr. and Mrs. Eves had a family of five children, two sons and three daughters: Colona S. resides at Millville; John Emery is also a resident of Millville; Rebecca B. is the wife of J. C. Christian, a grocer of Millville; Orpha L. J. is the widow of Frank P. Masters, a late farmer of Columbia county where the Masters family is numerously represendte, and has had three children, Alfred E. (deceased, who was accidentally shot when twelve years old), Marion W. (born in 1884, who has taught school, and is engaged in the college at Westtown, Pa.), and James (deceased in infancy); Aquilla W., who is in partnership with his father at Iola, married a daughter of C. R. Parker, a farmer of Columbia county, and they are the parents of five children.