The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable
Volume V page 251
HILL, Ebenezer J., representative, was
born in Redding, Connecticut,August 04, 1845; son
ofthe Reverend Moses and Charlotte "McLellan" Hill;
grandson of Ebenezer
and Sarah 'Barlow' Hill, of Redding, Connecticut,
and of Stephen and Hannah 'IIsley' McLellan,
of Portland, Maine, and a descendant of William and Sarah
of Lyme Regis, England, who came to Dorchester, Massachusetts,
in 1632,and afterward lived in Windsor and Fairfield, Connecticut.
William Hill was deputy and assistant from both Windsor
and Fairfield, and held other public offices.
Ebenezer was prepared for college in the Norwalk public
school and entered Yale with the class of 1865, remaining
there two years.
He then engaged inbusiness, and became president
of the Norwalk Gas Light Company, the Norwalk Street Railway
Company and vice-president of the National Bank of Norwalk.
He served twice as burgess of Norwalk,
and was a delegate to the Republican National
Convention of 1884.
He was a member of the Connecticut senate,
1886-87; served one term on the Republican state central
committee; and was a representative in the 54th, 55th,
56th, 57th, 58th Congresses, 1895-1905.
He became a member of the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers, May 17, 1899.
He received from Yale University the honorary degree of
M.A. in 1892.
Sarah Barlow is the daughter of Nathaniel
Barlow and Jane Bradley