George HILTS was born 07 August 1793 in Herkimer County, New York, USA. He married Mary Ann KNIBBS 17 November 1834 in Markham, Ontario, Canada. He died 1851. Mary Ann KNIBBS, daughter of John KNIBBS and Hannah ALDRIDGE , was born abt. 1815 in Oxfordshire, England. She died UNKNOWN.


Children of George HILTS and Mary Ann KNIBBS are:
1. Eliza Jane HILTS, b. 1843

Other Marriages/Unions for George HILTS:
See George HILTS & UNKNOWN


Notes for George HILTS:

I'm told that Godfrey George Hilts was the son of Godfrey Hilts and Maria Miller or Muller, and he was born in 1793 in Herkimer, New York, USA. The LDS IGI database has Maria's name as Maria Catherine Miller.
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The LDS IGI database has the following information on who I suspect are George and his siblings, but please note that I haven't researched any of these names myself:

1. Jacob Godfrid HILTS - Birth: 10 SEP 1778 German Flatts Twp, Herkimer, New York, Christening: 22 SEP 1778 German Flatts Twp, Herkimer, New York, Death: 14 DEC 1837 Markham, York, Ontario

2. Maria HILTS - Birth: 06 JAN 1781 German Flatts Twp, Herkimer, New York, Death: 13 FEB 1781 German Flatts Twp, Herkimer, New York

3. Stophel HILTS - Birth: 17 JUN 1783 German Flatts Twp, Herkimer, New York, Death: 24 JUL 1783 German Flatts Twp, Herkimer, New York

4. Elisabeth G. HILTS - Birth: 29 SEP 1784 German Flatts Twp, Herkimer, New York, Death: 1854

5. Margaret HILTS - Pedigree Birth: 15 DEC 1787 German Flatts Twp, Herkimer, New York

6. Godfrid HILTS - Birth: 23 SEP 1790 German Flatts Twp, Herkimer, New York

7. Catherine HILTS - Birth: 23 SEP 1790 German Flatts Twp, Herkimer, New York

8. George HILTS - Pedigree Birth: 07 AUG 1793 German Flatts Twp, Herkimer, New York

9. Johannes HILTS - Birth: 19 FEB 1796 German Flatts Twp, Herkimer, New York, Death: 20 MAR 1879 , York, Ontario
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We don't know much about George's first marriage except that when he petitioned for land in Ontario on 1819, he was aged 25 and married with two children. Using simple mathematics, the two children must have been born between 1811 and 1817. One of those children was Mary Hilts who went on to marry Walter March in Markham, Ontario in 1833.
We wonder if perhaps the other child may have been Delilah Hilts b.c.1816 who married John Knibbs, George's brother-in-law. Just a theory.

Sources for George HILTS:

  1. Alan Jackson,
  2. Personal Contact with Carol Trotman,
  3. LDS IGI Records, gave month and day of birth 

Notes for Mary Ann KNIBBS:

Sources for Mary Ann KNIBBS:

  1. 1850 New York Census,

Notes for Eliza Jane HILTS:

I have the following record from Carol Trotman, herself descended from Eliza's father, George Hilts:

Death Reg.#9018 - 1927, Eliza Jane Hiltz, died 25 Mar 1927, aged 83 yrs. 10 mos. and 1 day. Born (Looks like) Markham in 1843. Had been changed from US. She was 1 yr. at place of death and 70 years in Ontario. Parents were Godfrey Hiltz, born US and Elizabeth Baker, born US. Informant was J. W. Patterson of Port Elgin, Undertaker. Cause of death Cerebral Hemorrhage. Registered in Port Elgin, Bruce Co., Ontario.

Clearly, Eliza's parents weren't Godfrey Hiltz and Elizabeth Baker, but they were her paternal grandparents. Even so, there is confusion as it's believed that George Hilts parents were Godfrey Hilts and his second wife, Maria Miller/Muller.
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Carol tells me that at the 1851 census (taken shortly after Eliza's father George Hilts died) Eliza was seen to be living with George's brother John Hilts and his wife Magdalena (Heise) Hilts.

Eliza Jane Hilts married a William Hilts.

Sources for Eliza Jane HILTS:

  1. Personal Contact with Carol Trotman,