1. […] 1902, Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill performed the first open heart surgery in the Western Hemisphere by suturing a stab wound in a […]

  2. My great grandmother: clarissa hill Hamilton was little mulatto girl bought by rev. Luther L. Hill in Charleston, South Carolina around 1850-1860. She actually lived in their home and the Hill family was loyal to her until her death in 1935. They paid for her funeral. She took care of the former mentioned Rev. Hill’s children. Lister Hill paid for her final services . She was a beautiful child and woman. I have portraits of her. Please feel free to contact me. I have been told all of my life that I resemble her.

    1. Gloria, pleased to meet you. I am Amelie Hill, Dr. Hill’s great great granddaughter. My great grandfather was Luther Lyons Hill (Dr. Hill’s youngest son). My grandfather Luther Lyons Hill Jr. spoke at the Hamilton Hill family reunion in the early 90’s, and we got to visit the old Hill plantation. The African American side of our family still lives on the plantation, and they said that if anyone in their community was ever in trouble to come there and they would be protected.