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2. Edward* HITCH was born in 1832 in Hull, England.5 6

General Notes: Moved from England to McLean Co., IL between 1869 and 1872.

In the 1880 Federal Census, Edward Hitch is indicated on sheet 23 (Page 443) in Gridley Township, McLean Co., IL as: - Edward, age 48, born England - Lea, age 46, born England - Ellen J., age 15, born England - Frederick, age 11, born England - Rosetta, age 8, born IL

Noted events in his life were:

Naturalization: 25 Sep 1879, McLean Co., IL. 4

Edward* married Leah COE about 1852 in England. Leah was born in 1834 in England.26

Children from this marriage were:

+ 13 M    i. William Edward HITCH was born on 12 Apr 1853 in England 27 28 29 30 31 and died on 20 Apr 1930 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL 12 31 at age 77.

+ 14 M    ii. George Henry HITCH was born in Feb 1855 in England 32 33 and died after 1926 in Woodford Co., IL.

+ 15 M    iii. Robert John HITCH was born on 16 Feb 1857 in Hull, England,2 5 34 35 36 37 died on 14 Apr 1934 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL 2 5 12 36 37 at age 77, and was buried about 17 Apr 1934 in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso, Woodford Co., IL.2

+ 16 F    iv. Ellen Jane (Nell) HITCH 5 38 was born on 4 Oct 1865 in Hull, England,38 39 40 died on 27 Feb 1947 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL 38 40 at age 81, and was buried on 1 Mar 1947 in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Mclean Co., IL.40

   17 M    v. Frederick HITCH was born in 1869 in England.41

   18 F    vi. Rosetta (Emma) HITCH was born in 1872 in McLean Co., IL.42

4. Stephen Smithy HITCH was born on 8 Apr 1838 in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England 1 9 10 11 and died on 24 Oct 1931 in Chatsworth, Livingston Co., IL 1 12 at age 93.

General Notes: Stephen S. Hitch, Private, Company AG, 4th Illinois Cavalry, USA. Mustered-out on 6/15/1865.

Noted events in his life were:

Naturalization: 4 Apr 1860, McLean Co., IL. 4

Stephen married Henrietta HITCH, daughter of Richard HITCH and Mary (?), on 17 Jun 1864 in McLean Co., IL.1 13 Henrietta was born on 2 Sep 1843 in Walsoken, Norfolk, England 1 43 44 45 46 and died on 13 Aug 1934 in Livingston Co., IL 1 12 at age 90.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 19 M    i. Richard (Dick) William HITCH was born on 29 Mar 1871 in Livingston Co., IL 1 47 48 49 50 and died on 23 Aug 1934 in Livingston Co., IL 1 12 at age 63.

   20 F    ii. Luinie HITCH 52 was born in 1882 in IL.53

5. Robert HITCH Jr. was born on 5 Feb 1840 in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England,1 14 15 16 17 18 19 died on 31 Jul 1933 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL 2 18 at age 93, and was buried about 2 Aug 1933 in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso, Woodford Co., IL.2

General Notes: Obituary of Robert Hitch from the "El Paso Journal", Thursday, Aug 3, 1933. (Prominent on front page. A photo was included; unusual for that paper, especially in that time period, and the only Hitch obituary found to date that has a photo. Also, Robert Hitch was written up in the Woodford County early settlers book of 1869.)

Robert Hitch Dies

Oldest Resident of El Paso Passes on at Age of 93 Years 6 Months and 26 Days.
-- Monday afternoon just before 4:00 o'clock, following a gradual decline of twelve weeks' duration, Robert Hitch died at his home on west Main Street, El Paso, where he had resided for the past twenty-eight years. Death resulted solely from loss of vitality ascribed to advanced age, and not as the aftermath of a paralytic stroke he was erroneously reported to have encountered some weeks ago. His tired body was afflicted with no disease of any nature, his trouble being merely a physical exhaustion to which he gradually succumbed.

Born in England
Robert Hitch was born in Norfolk, England, the second son and child born to Robert Hitch Sr. and Mary A. (Sharp) Hitch. There were six sons and two daughters in the family, born in the following order: Stephen S., Robert Jr., Charles J., Susanna, William A., Henry, Harry and Sarah Jane. Robert, just now deceased, was the last survivor of his generation. Immediately preceding him in death were two brothers, Stephen who died in Chatsworth in October 1931 at the age of 93 and Charles J. who died in Georgia in 1929, aged 87.

The Hitch family migrated from England to this country in 1863 when the younger Robert was 23 years of age. They settled in Woodford county, near El Paso, where the father died on April 7, 1877, age 73, and the mother on February 20, 1891, aged 77. On arriving here Robert engaged as a farm hand for a time. He was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary Bowman, widow of Thomas Bowman who died in 1870, and the daughter of John Ellis who was one of lower Palestine's early settlers and who later became a resident of El Paso. The date of the Hitch-Bowman nuptials was February 22, 1872, Rev. William North officiating. The year previous to his marriage Robert purchased a farm of his own. The land comprises a quarter section southwest of El Paso whereon he and Mrs. Hitch resided until they retired to this city in 1905, having purchased the residence property of the Major Wahten estate. Here Mrs. Hitch died on April 20, 1931, and Mr. Hitch on last Monday.

Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hitch, only two of whom are living, Roy and Joseph of El Paso. Harry died in 1919, Grace in 1913, and Robert E. in 1922. Two children of Mrs. Hitch's first marriage were Mrs. Laura (Bowman) DeBolt who died in 1921, and Mrs. William (Bowman) Danner now residing in Dallas Center Iowa. Besides the home farm here Mr. Hitch owned a farm in Indiana.

When the First National Bank of El Paso was organized in 1883, following the failure of the Tompkins bank, Robert Hitch was one of the stockholders of the new institution, a connection he maintained until the First National Bank failed in December, 1931. He served as director from 1896 to 1903 and as vice president from 1906 to 1926, a period of twenty-one years. Mr. Hitch was also a stockholder in the First National Bank of Secor closed last February 1.

Mr. Hitch was always an ardent Republican in politics, but never aspired to or would accept an office. He was a member of the El Paso Methodist church. While both he and Mrs. Hitch were born in England, they never met until coming to Woodford county some sixty or more years ago. Mr. Hitch was one of the few citizens of this county to remember Abraham Lincoln, and a short time ago showed us a silk memorial badge he procured in Springfield on the day of the martyred president's funeral which he attended in 1865.

This picture accompanying this item was made from a photograph taken a few years ago before Mr. Hitch discarded his beard.

Funeral This Afternoon
Funeral services will be held this afternoon from the home at 2:00 o'clock and from the M.E. church at 2:30, Rev. R. M. Howard officiating. Mrs. Danner of Iowa was among those who came yesterday to attend the services. Interment will be in the family lot in Evergreen cemetery. Mr. Hitch's commitment will be the third in Evergreen of his family whose given name was Robert, his father, his son and himself.

Robert married Mary E. ELLIS, daughter of John ELLIS and Mary NETTLETON, on 22 Feb 1872 in Woodford Co., IL.2 18 19 Mary was born on 25 Feb 1841 in Yorkshire, England,1 2 19 20 54 55 56 died on 20 Apr 1931 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL 1 2 12 at age 90, and was buried about 23 Apr 1931 in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso, Woodford Co., IL.2

Marriage Notes: A copy of an article from a December (8, 9 or 10) 1928 newspaper from Illinois (near El Paso) was sent to me by William H. Hitch of Ben Hill Co., Georgia in December 1994. It goes as follows:


Lincoln Had Great Appetite, Says Mrs. Robert Hitch Who as Girl of 16 Prepared Meals for the Emancipator ----------------- Several Dishes Used by Civil War President Still Treasured in the Home ----------------- (By Staff Correspondent) El Paso, Dec. 7.--Abraham Lincoln had a big appetite according to Mrs. Robert Hitch of El Paso, who prepared many meals for the Emancipator when she was just a girl and when Lincoln traveled through Central Illinois while he was practicing law.

Mrs. Hitch recalls that Mr. Lincoln wasn't "finicky" about his food. The only thing was that there would be enough of it and he liked good food. Another outstanding characteristic was that he drank great quantities of coffee. It was quite a task for the host and hostess, Mrs. Hitch says, to set a table that would satisfy his great appetite.

While on his way from the Woodford county courthouse at Metamora to the McLean county courthouse at Bloomington, Mr. Lincoln often stopped at the hotel at Bowling Green. This hotel was operated by William M. Denman and Mrs. Hitch, then Mary E. Ellis, was employed at the hotel when a girl of 16.

Caused Hurry in Kitchen.

Thus she remembers clearly, how it required a hurry and scurry in the kitchen to gather up food in large quantities whenever Mr. Lincoln tossed his saddlebags off under the trees in front of the hotel and announced himself as a guest for dinner.

Mrs. Hitch has been bedfast for some weeks now. She is 87 years old. But she still recalls Lincoln and her memory drifts back often to those early days of hard work and hardship and to the thoughts of those whom she knew then.

Mr. Hitch also knew Mr. Lincoln. One of the keepsakes he treasures is the badge he wore to the Emancipator's funeral at Springfield. The badge is a heavy ribbon on which is pinned a button with Mr. Lincoln's picture. Under the picture, on the ribbon, is printed the words, "We mourn the nation's loss, Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1865."

Oldest Man in El Paso.

Mr. and Mrs. Hitch are two of the few persons who remain in Central Illinois who knew Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Hitch is 88 years old, the oldest man in El Paso. He is in good health and walks downtown nearly every day.

As a girl, Mrs. Hitch recalls wondering at the lanky, gawky Lincoln. He was, she said, one of the most "homely" men she had ever seen. She recalls that he enjoyed talking and telling stories and that he was a most welcome guest.

"A better man never lived that Abraham Lincoln," Mrs. Hitch says. She says that he would have give his last penny to the poor.

Dishes out of which Lincoln ate at the Denman hotel are still in the possession of Mrs. Hitch. When all the members of the Denman family had died, the dishes were passed on to Mrs. Hitch who has had them for some time. The dishes are of a rather plain design with a blue figure of a flower on the outside. The pieces appear to be of good quality and age seems to have had little effect on them.

Mr. and Mrs. Hitch were both born in England. They did not know each other then but met and married in El Paso. They have been married 56 years. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. William North in 1872. Mr. Hitch came to the vicinity in 1860 when he was 20 years old. An uncle and aunt here had encouraged him to come from England. For some years he worked on a farm and then farmed for himself.

The trying times of those early days still are fresh in the memory of Mr. and Mrs. Hitch. They worked hard and times were not easy. Mrs. Hitch recalls that often they went to bed hungry.

Comfortable Now.

The story of their hardships seems almost impossible as one looks about the well furnished, large home in El Paso. In addition to this large residence, they own three farms, 178 acres near Wolcott, Ind., and 160 acres in two farms west of El Paso. And Mr. Hitch calls attention to the fact that he borrowed part of the money from an uncle to come from England here. For 23 years they have lived in El Paso after retiring from the farm.

Among the incidents recalled from those early days, was that they walked to Panola to Sunday school. There were no buildings in El Paso at that time.

Mrs. Hitch recalls the first burial in the El Paso cemetery. A Mrs. Frost who traveled, became ill while staying at the hotel. She died and was buried in the cemetery that had just been opened. Her grave was east of the entrance, Mrs. Hitch says, and for years its exact location was known. With no mark over the grave, however, in later years the exact location of the plot was forgotten.

In 1870, Mr. Hitch made and extended trip through the western part of the United States. At that time he remembers having seen thousands of buffalo in herds. One of the things he prizes now is a collection of pictures and cards that are illustrations of the country he has seen in travels some years ago. Mr. Hitch has two brothers, Stephen S. Hitch, 90, of Chatsworth and Charles Hitch, 86, of Fitzgerald, Ga.

General Notes: Obituary of Mary Ellis Hitch from the "El Paso Journal", Apr 23, 1931

Mrs. Robert Hitch Dies Death Comes to El Paso's Oldest Pioneer Lady Monday Evening - Funeral Today -- At 6:00 o'clock Monday evening Mrs. Robert Hitch answered the final summons, following an illness of many month's duration at her home on west Main Street. Mrs. Hitch had lived near and in El Paso city for nearly three-fourths of a century, coming with her parents from England to New Jersey when she was a girl 11 years old, and to Woodford county at the age of 15.

Mary E. Ellis was born to Mr. And Mrs. John Ellis in England, February 25, 1841. Early in 1852 Mr. Ellis came to America and in the summer of that year returned to England to bring his family here, landing in New York on the day that Franklin Pierce was elected president. The family first located in Somerset county, New Jersey and some four years later came west to make their home in Palestine township, Woodford county.

As a girl of 16 Mary Ellis was employed as an assistant at an inn operated by Mr. and Mrs. William M. Denman, at Bowling Green, Woodford county. Abraham Lincoln as a lawyer riding the old circuit on horseback on his way between the Metamora and the McClean county courts, always stopped at the Denman inn for dinner, and Mary Ellis waited on him at the table. In later years, she recalled her girlhood wonderment at the tall, lanky lawyer, "one of the most homely men" she had ever seen, but whose presence and storied always made him a most enjoyable and welcome guest indeed. Some of the dishes, excepting for a small blue flower design, and of good quality, fell to the ownership of Miss Ellis after the death of the Denmans and are still carefully preserved in the home where she, as an aged woman, passed away last Monday. First Marriage

Mary Ellis was united in marriage to Thomas Bowman on September 22, 1862, at her father's home southwest of El Paso, on the farm now occupied by S. H. Schwitters. Two children were born to this union, Mrs. William (Mary) Danner now residing in Dallas Center, Ia., and Mrs. John M. (Laura) DeBolt who died in February, ten years ago, Mr. Bowman died in July, 1870.

Married Robert Hitch
On February 22, 1872, Mrs. Bowman was united in marriage to Robert Hitch, the ceremony being performed by Rev. William North. Mr. Hitch is also a native of England, but the two had never met before coming to El Paso. Mr. Hitch was born February 5, 1840 and came to this country with his parents at the age of 20. Five children were born to this union, only two, Joseph and Roy both of El Paso, with their father and half-sister, Mrs. Danner, now surviving.

Those deceased are Harry T., Grace A. and Robert E. There are also thirteen grandchildren and on great-grandchild.

Some twenty-six years ago Mr. and Mrs. Hitch retired from the farm life and moved to the Major Wathen residence which they had purchased from the Wathen estate, and it was in this home where Mrs. Hitch passed away this week. The writer once heard Mrs. Hitch tell of the hardships of our pioneer life when she was a girl, and how her parents frequently had difficulty in providing even the necessities of life while they were endeavoring to acquire a home in the sparsely settled community. At that time there was no El Paso, and the family walked over the raw prairie land to Panola village in order to attend church and Sunday school. All the changes from those struggling days to the countless conveniences and privileges we enjoy today have come during the lifetime of Mrs. Hitch, who was a part of and had a part in the kaleidoscopic transition. Mrs. Hitch remembered when the first burial was made in Evergreen cemetery which had just been opened. A Mrs. Frost, traveling through this section, became ill at a rooming house, died and was buried here.

Funeral Today Funeral service swill be held from the home this afternoon at 2:00 o'clock and at 2:30 from the Methodist church of which congregation Mrs. Hitch had been a member for many years.


Children from this marriage were:

   21 M    i. Harry Ellis HITCH was born on 29 Nov 1872 in Woodford Co., IL,1 2 57 58 died on 17 Oct 1919 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL 2 12 58 at age 46, and was buried on 19 Oct 1919 in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso, Woodford Co., IL.2 58

   22 F    ii. Grace Ann HITCH was born in Oct 1874 in Woodford Co., IL 1 59 60 and died in May 1913 in Woodford Co., IL 58 61 at age 38.

Grace married (?) HALL on 27 Oct 1910 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL.

+ 23 M    iii. Roy John HITCH was born on 16 Jan 1876 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL,1 2 62 63 64 died on 22 Oct 1960 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL 2 at age 84, and was buried about 24 Oct 1960 in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso, Woodford Co., IL.2

   24 M    iv. Robert Ellis HITCH was born on 17 May 1883 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL,1 2 65 66 died on 17 Jan 1922 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL 2 12 at age 38, and was buried about 20 Jan 1922 in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso, Woodford Co., IL.2

+ 25 M    v. Joseph G. HITCH was born on 25 Feb 1885 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL,1 2 67 68 69 70 died on 23 Nov 1950 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL 2 12 70 at age 65, and was buried on 26 Nov 1950 in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso, Woodford Co., IL.2 70

6. Charles John HITCH was born on 1 Mar 1842 in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England,1 20 21 died on 16 Jan 1929 in Ben Hill Co., GA 1 at age 86, and was buried about 19 Jan 1929 in Fitzgerald, Ben Hill Co., GA.22

General Notes: Charles J. Hitch, Private/Sergeant, Company A, 4th Illinois Cavalry, USA. Mustered-out on 6/15/1865 as Sergeant.

From the Illinois State Land Sales Archives (sale in Woodford Co., IL): Purchaser: Charles J. HITCH Date: 2/28/1870 Acres: 80 Price: $16.00/acre Type of Sale: Railroad County, Section, Township: 102, 18, 26N Meridian: 3 Arch. Vol. No., Page: 793, 218 Record ID: 485780 Section Part, Range: SESE, 06E

Noted events in his life were:

Naturalization: 8 Feb 1872, McLean Co., IL. 4

Charles married Mary Ann WOOTEN on 6 Sep 1866 in McLean Co., IL.1 13 Mary was born on 15 Nov 1846 in Bloomington, Mclean Co., IL,1 72 died on 7 Jun 1900 in Irwin Co., GA 1 at age 53, and was buried about 10 Jun 1900 in Fitzgerald, Ben Hill Co., GA.22

Children from this marriage were:

+ 26 M    i. Robert Lincoln HITCH was born on 5 Jun 1867 in Woodford Co., IL 1 73 74 75 76 and died on 2 Feb 1935 in Ben Hill Co., GA 1 77 at age 67.

+ 27 F    ii. Elizabeth E. HITCH was born on 12 Jun 1868 in Woodford Co., IL.1 78

+ 28 F    iii. Mary Emma HITCH was born on 17 Sep 1869 in Woodford Co., IL 1 79 and died on 2 Mar 1962 in Ben Hill Co., GA 1 at age 92.

+ 29 M    iv. Charles HITCH was born on 19 Oct 1872 in Woodford Co., IL 1 57 80 81 82 and died on 23 May 1952 in Ben Hill Co., GA 1 at age 79.

+ 30 F    v. Sadie Bell HITCH was born in 1876 in Woodford Co., IL.1 83

+ 31 M    vi. Frank William HITCH was born on 28 Aug 1880 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL,1 85 86 died on 10 Jan 1959 in Fitzgerald, Ben Hill Co., GA 1 77 at age 78, and was buried about 13 Jan 1959 in Fitzgerald, Ben Hill Co., GA.

   32 M    vii. Ralph S. HITCH was born on 6 Jan 1889 in Furnas Co., NE,1 87 died on 20 Jul 1952 in Ben Hill Co., GA 1 77 at age 63, and was buried about 23 Jul 1952 in Philadelphia Methodist Church Cemetery, Jeff Davis Co, GA.

Burial Notes: PHILADELPHIA METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY, GEORGIA

AT CORNER OF ADDIS ROWELL ROAD(CR 223) AND
PHILADELPHIA METHODIST CHURCH ROAD. OFF OF BILL QUARTERMAN ROAD
(CR 245). OUTSIDE OF HAZLEHURST GOING TOWARD UVALDA.

SURVEYED 28 DEC 1998

(PASTOR JERRY LOTT, ASST SCOTTIE PITTS)

Ralph married Mary E. GRIFFIN. Mary was born on 8 Oct 1885 in GA,23 88 died on 29 Nov 1966 in Toombs Co., GA 23 77 at age 81, and was buried about 2 Dec 1966 in Philadelphia Methodist Church Cemetery, Jeff Davis Co, GA.

Burial Notes: PHILADELPHIA METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY, GEORGIA

AT CORNER OF ADDIS ROWELL ROAD(CR 223) AND
PHILADELPHIA METHODIST CHURCH ROAD. OFF OF BILL QUARTERMAN ROAD
(CR 245). OUTSIDE OF HAZLEHURST GOING TOWARD UVALDA.

SURVEYED 28 DEC 1998

(PASTOR JERRY LOTT, ASST SCOTTIE PITTS)

   33 U    viii. (Infant) HITCH .1

7. Susannah HITCH was born on 26 Mar 1844,1 23 died on 27 May 1905 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL 1 23 at age 61, and was buried about 30 May 1905 in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso, Woodford Co., IL.

Susannah married James PARKHOUSE on 25 Apr 1864 in McLean Co., IL.13 James was born on 12 Mar 1833,23 died on 14 Jul 1894 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL 23 at age 61, and was buried about 17 Jul 1894 in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso, Woodford Co., IL.

The child from this marriage was:

   34 M    i. George Thomas PARKHOUSE 89 was born on 17 May 1865 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL and died in 1919 at age 54.

George married Lillian R. BARRETT on 18 Jan 1902 in Vinton Co., OH.

8. William A. HITCH was born on 16 May 1846 in England 1 and died on 29 Jan 1891 in McLean Co., IL 1 24 at age 44.

William married Margaret A. GASTMAN on 6 Apr 1881 in McLean Co., IL.13 Margaret was born in Mar 1861 in IL 90 91 92 and died on 27 Apr 1945 in Hudson, Mclean Co., IL 12 at age 84.

Children from this marriage were:

   35 F    i. Hattie M. HITCH was born in Mar 1883 in Hudson, Mclean Co., IL.93

   36 F    ii. Clara G. HITCH was born on 27 Mar 1884 in Hudson, Mclean Co., IL.94 95

   37 M    iii. George R. HITCH was born on 6 Jul 1885 in Hudson, Mclean Co., IL.95 96

+ 38 F    iv. Hazel L. HITCH was born in Sep 1891 in Hudson, Mclean Co., IL.97 98

11. Arthur Harry HITCH was born in 1853 in England.1 25

General Notes: Was in Hamilton Co., NE by 1889.

Arthur married Jane ELLIS, daughter of John ELLIS and Mary NETTLETON, on 25 Sep 1873 in McLean Co., IL.13 Jane was born in 1850 in England.99

Children from this marriage were:

   39 M    i. John W. HITCH was born on 18 Oct 1874 in Woodford Co., IL 59 100 and died on 27 Nov 1968 in CA 101 at age 94.

   40 F    ii. Minnie HITCH was born in 1878 in Woodford Co., IL.102

   41 F    iii. Mary HITCH was born in 1878 in Woodford Co., IL.102

Sources


1. Correspondence from William H. Hitch (12/30/1994), Correspondence form William Henry Hitch of 2122 Fairhaven Circle, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30305-4367, dated December 30, 1994.

2. El Paso, Woodford Co., IL Cemetery Listing, El Paso, Woodford Co., IL Cemetery Listing.

3. Portrait & Biographical Album of Woodford Co., IL, Portrait & Biographical Album of Woodford Co., IL (DAR-1890).

4. Naturalization Index for Northern Illinois Courts, Naturalization Index for Northern Illinois Courts (National Archives).

5. Correspondence from Ralph Hitch (3/20/1996), Correspondence from Ralph Hitch, 1801 Kimberly Court, Springfield, OH 45503-6412; dated 3/20/1996.

6. 1880 IL Census, 1880 IL Census, Listed as age 48 in the 1880 McLean Co., IL Census, born in England.

7. 1860 IL Census, 1860 IL Census, Listed as age 36 in the 1860 El Paso, Woodford Co., IL Census, born in England.

8. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900 (WWW).

9. 1880 IL Census, 1880 IL Census, Listed as S.S. Hitch, age 42, in the 1880 Livingston Co., IL Census, born in England.

10. 1900 IL Census, 1900 IL Census, Listed as born in April 1838 in England in the 1900 Chatsworth, Livingston Co., IL Census.

11. 1920 IL Census, 1920 IL Census, Listed as age 81 in the 1920 Chatsworth, Livingston Co., IL Census, born in England.

12. IL Death Index 1916-1950, IL Death Index 1916-1950.

13. McLean Co., IL Marriage Records (DAR), McLean Co., IL Marriage Records (DAR).

14. 1880 IL Census, 1880 IL Census, Listed as age 39 in the 1880 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in England.

15. 1900 IL Census, 1900 IL Census, Listed as born in February 1840 in England in the 1900 El Paso, Woodford Co., IL Census.

16. 1920 IL Census, 1920 IL Census, Listed as age 79 in the 1920 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in England.

17. 1910 IL Census, 1910 IL Census, Listed as age 70 in the 1910 El Paso, Woodford Co., IL Census, born in England.

18. Obituary of Robert Hitch (1933, IL), Obituary of Robert Hitch (1933, IL), "The El Paso Journal", August 3, 1933, Page 1.

19. Obituary of Mary (Ellis) Hitch (1931, IL), Obituary of Mary (Ellis) Hitch (1931, IL), "The El Paso Journal", April 23, 1931.

20. 1880 IL Census, 1880 IL Census, Listed as age 38 in the 1880 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in England.

21. 1920 GA Census, 1920 GA Census, Listed as age 78 in the 1920 Ben Hill Co., GA Census, born in England.

22. Correspondence from Bob Duggan (2/26/1996), Correspondence from Bob Duggan of GA from Compuserve dated 2/26/1996, 1:17 PM.

23. Gravestone Record, Gravestone Record.

24. McLean Co., IL Newspaper Obituary, McLean Co., IL Newspaper Obituary.

25. 1880 IL Census, 1880 IL Census, Listed as Harry Hitch, age 27, in the 1880 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in England.

26. Ibid, Listed as age 46 in the 1880 McLean Co., IL Census, born in England.

27. Ibid, Listed as age 27 in the 1880 McLean Co., IL Census, born in England.

28. 1900 IL Census, 1900 IL Census, Listed as born in April 1853 in England in the 1900 McLean Co., IL Census.

29. 1920 IL Census, 1920 IL Census, Listed as age 66 in the 1920 El Paso, Woodford Co., IL Census, born in England.

30. 1910 IL Census, 1910 IL Census, Listed as age 57 in the 1910 El Paso, Woodford Co., IL Census, born in England.

31. E-Mail from Becky Hunt - 6/14/2000 (12:42 PM), E-Mail from Becky Hunt - 6/14/2000 (12:42 PM). Includes large spreadsheet of William Hitch/Orlena Stretch descendants and ancestors.

32. 1900 IL Census, 1900 IL Census, Listed as born in February 1855 in England in the 1900 El Paso, Woodford Co., IL Census.

33. 1910 IL Census, 1910 IL Census, Listed as age 55 in the 1910 El Paso, Woodford Co., IL Census, born in England.

34. 1900 IL Census, 1900 IL Census, Listed as born in February 1857 in England in the 1900 Gridley, McLean Co., IL Census.

35. 1910 IL Census, 1910 IL Census, Listed as age 59 in the 1910 El Paso, Woodford Co., IL Census, born in England.

36. Correspondence from Francis M. Hitch (12/20/1994), Notes of Dr. Francis Hitch sent via correspondence on December 20, 1994.

37. Obituary of Robert J. Hitch (1934, IL), Obituary of Robert J. Hitch (1934, IL), "The El Paso Journal", April 19, 1934.

38. E-Mail from Robert E. Brown - 1/15/2000 (6:14 PM), E-Mail from Robert E. Brown - 1/15/2000 (6:14 PM), he of 309 S. Minnesota Ave., Morton, IL 61550-2756, telephone: (309) 263-1091.

39. 1880 IL Census, 1880 IL Census, Listed as age 15 in the 1880- McLean Co., IL Census, born in England.

40. Obituary of Ellen (Hitch) Brown (1947, IL), Obituary of Ellen (Hitch) Brown (1947, IL), "The Peoria Journal", February 28, 1947, Page 8.

41. 1880 IL Census, 1880 IL Census, Listed as age 11 in the 1880 McLean Co., IL Census, born in England.

42. Ibid, Listed as age 8 in the 1880 McLean Co., IL Census, born in IL.

43. 1860 IL Census, 1860 IL Census, Listed as age 17 in the 1860 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in England.

44. 1880 IL Census, 1880 IL Census, Listed as age 37 in the 1880 Livingston Co., IL Census, born in IL.

45. 1900 IL Census, 1900 IL Census, Listed as born in September 1843 in England in the 1900 Chatsworth, Livingston Co., IL Census.

46. 1920 IL Census, 1920 IL Census, Listed as age 76 in the 1920 Chatsworth, Livingston Co., IL Census, born in England.

47. 1880 IL Census, 1880 IL Census, Listed as age 9 in the 1880 Livingston Co., IL Census, born in IL.

48. 1900 IL Census, 1900 IL Census, Listed as born in March 1871 in IL in the 1900 Chatsworth, Livingston Co., IL Census.

49. 1920 IL Census, 1920 IL Census, Listed as age 48 in the 1920 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in IL.

50. 1910 IL Census, 1910 IL Census, Listed as age 39 in the 1910 Chatsworth, Livingston Co., IL Census, born in IL.

51. Family Tree Maker Archives (WWW), Family Tree Maker Archives (WWW), Descendants of Joseph Dan.

52. "A Hitch Orchard", by Daisy Hitch, 1931, "A Hitch Orchard", by Daisy Hitch, 1931.

53. 1910 IL Census, 1910 IL Census, Listed as age 28 in the 1910 Chatsworth, Livingston Co., IL Census, born in IL.

54. 1900 IL Census, 1900 IL Census, Listed as born in February 1841 in England in the 1900 El Paso, Woodford Co., IL Census.

55. 1920 IL Census, 1920 IL Census, Listed as age 78 in the 1920 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in England.

56. 1910 IL Census, 1910 IL Census, Listed as age 69 in the 1910 El Paso, Woodford Co., IL Census, born in England.

57. 1880 IL Census, 1880 IL Census, Listed as age 7 in the 1880 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in IL.

58. Obituary of Harry Ellis Hitch (1919, IL), Obituary of Harry Ellis Hitch (1919, IL), "The El Paso Journal", October 23, 1919.

59. 1880 IL Census, 1880 IL Census, Listed as age 5 in the 1880 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in IL.

60. 1910 IL Census, 1910 IL Census, Listed as age 36 in the 1910 El Paso, Woodford Co., IL Census, born in IL.

61. E-Mail from Robert E. Brown - 1/16/2000 (11:29 PM), E-Mail from Robert E. Brown - 1/16/2000 (11:29 PM), wa9mru@dpc.net, 309 S. Minnesota Ave., Morton, IL 61550-2756, 309-263-1091, Obituary of Robert Hitch from the "El Paso Journal", Thursday, Aug 3, 1933.

62. 1920 IL Census, 1920 IL Census, Listed as age 40 in the 1920 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in IL.

63. 1880 IL Census, 1880 IL Census, Listed as age 3 in the 1880 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in IL.

64. 1900 IL Census, 1900 IL Census, Listed as born in January 1877 in IL in the 1900 El Paso, Woodford Co., IL Census.

65. Ibid, Listed as born in May 1883 in IL in the 1900 El Paso, Woodford Co., IL Census.

66. 1920 IL Census, 1920 IL Census, Listed as age 36 in the 1920 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in IL.

67. Ibid, Listed as age 34 in the 1920 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in IL.

68. 1900 IL Census, 1900 IL Census, Listed as born in February 1885 in IL in the 1900 El Paso, Woodford Co., IL Census.

69. 1910 IL Census, 1910 IL Census, Listed as age 24 in the 1910 El Paso, Woodford Co., IL Census, born in IL.

70. Obituary of Joseph G. Hitch (1950, IL), Obituary of Joseph G. Hitch (1950, IL), "The El Paso Advertiser", November 23, 1950.

71. E-Mail from Robert E. Brown - 1/16/2000 (11:29 PM), E-Mail from Robert E. Brown - 1/16/2000 (11:29 PM), wa9mru@dpc.net, 309 S. Minnesota Ave., Morton, IL 61550-2756, 309-263-1091, Obituary of Joseph G. Hitch from the "El Paso Journal", Nov 23, 1950.

72. 1880 IL Census, 1880 IL Census, Listed as age 33 in the 1880 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in IL.

73. Ibid, Listed as age 13 in the 1880 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in IL.

74. 1900 NE Census, 1900 NE Census, Listed as born in June 1867 in IL in the 1900 Hastings, Furnas Co., NE Census.

75. 1920 GA Census, 1920 GA Census, Listed as R.L. Hitch, age 52 in the 1920 Ben Hill Co., GA Census, born in IL.

76. 1910 GA Census, 1910 GA Census, Listed as age 42 in the 1910 Fitzgerald, Ben Hill Co., GA Census, born in IL.

77. GA Death Records 1919-1998, GA Death Records 1919-1998.

78. 1880 IL Census, 1880 IL Census, Listed as Lizzie E. Hitch, age 11, in the 1880 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in IL.

79. Ibid, Listed as age 10 in the 1880 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in IL.

80. 1900 NE Census, 1900 NE Census, Listed as born in October 1872 in IL in the 1900 New Era Precinct, Furnas Co., NE Census.

81. 1920 GA Census, 1920 GA Census, Listed as age 48 in the 1920 Ben Hill Co., GA Census, born in IL.

82. 1910 GA Census, 1910 GA Census, Listed as age 36 in the 1910 Ben Hill Co., GA Census, born in IL.

83. 1880 IL Census, 1880 IL Census, Listed as age 4 in the 1880 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in IL.

84. Irwin Co., GA Marriage Records, Irwin Co., GA Marriage Records.

85. 1920 GA Census, 1920 GA Census, Listed as age 39 in the 1920 Ben Hill Co., GA Census, born in IL.

86. 1910 GA Census, 1910 GA Census, Listed as age 29 in the 1910 Ben Hill Co., GA Census, born in IL.

87. 1920 GA Census, 1920 GA Census, Listed as age 32 in the 1920 Federal Census for Jeff Davis Co., GA, born in GA.

88. Ibid, Listed as age 34 in the 1920 Federal Census for Jeff Davis Co., GA, born in GA.

89. On-Line Posting - Ancestry.com, On-Line Posting - Ancestry.com, Parkhouse/Barrett Author.

90. 1900 IL Census, 1900 IL Census, Listed as Maggie A. Hitch, born in March 1861 in IL, in the 1900 Hudson, McLean Co., IL Census.

91. 1920 IL Census, 1920 IL Census, Listed as M.A. Hitch, age 58, in the 1920 Hudson, McLean Co., IL Census, born in IL. She is in the household of her brother Frank M. Gastman.

92. 1910 IL Census, 1910 IL Census, Listed as age 49 in the 1910 Hudson, McLean Co., IL Census, born in IL.

93. 1900 IL Census, 1900 IL Census, Listed as born in March 1883 in IL in the 1900 McLean Co., IL Census.

94. Ibid, Listed as born in March 1884 in IL in the 1900 McLean Co., IL Census.

95. McLean Co., IL Birth Records (DAR), McLean Co., IL Birth Records (DAR).

96. 1900 IL Census, 1900 IL Census, Listed as born in July 1885 in IL in the 1900 Hudson, McLean Co., IL Census.

97. Ibid, Listed as born in September 1891 in IL in the 1900 McLean Co., IL Census.

98. 1910 IL Census, 1910 IL Census, Listed as age 18 in the 1910 Hudson, McLean Co., IL Census, born in IL.

99. 1880 IL Census, 1880 IL Census, Listed as age 30 in the 1880 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in England.

100. CA Death Records, CA Death Records.

101. Ibid, SSN 559-03-6673.

102. 1880 IL Census, 1880 IL Census, Listed as age 2 in the 1880 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in IL.


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