N. N. Hill is known in Knox County, Ohio, as one of the major historians of the area. He was born in 1803 in Vermont. In about 1809 the family moved to Ohio and in 1811 they located in Mount Vernon. Norman married Mary Shaw in 1832. They had three children.
Mr. Hill was a teacher, a mercantile clerk, and, for a time, served as manager of the city gas works. He is best known, of course, as the author of the voluminous resource for local history researchers,
The History of Knox County, Ohio: Its Past and Present (1881).