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Robert Hitch
(1781-1834)
Nelly Wilson
(1787-1862)
Levin Crockett
(Abt 1772-1842)
Sarah (Sally) Dashiell Venables
(1773-1857)
Ezekiel Hitch
(1816-1893)
Sarepta Crockett
(1816-1901)
Francis (Frank) Hitch
(1846-1928)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mary Susan (Sue) Wells

Francis (Frank) Hitch

  • Born: 23 Nov 1846, Somerset Co., MD 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Mary Susan (Sue) Wells in 1880 1
  • Died: 25 Aug 1928, Edgecombe, NC 1 7
  • Buried: 25 Aug 1928, Cedar Grove/Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Norfolk Co., VA 8

  

On March 29, 1873, Francis Hitch bought land from Purnell Toadvine for $900. Land was described as being on the east side of the road from Spring Hill to Quantico and north side of the road from that road to Rockawalking through and by the farm of Jesse Davis. This is the same land Purnell Toadvine purchased from John W. Crisfield, part of "Anderson Land" adjoining John E. Harris land consisting of 92 acres. (Wicomico County Land Records, Liber TFJR No. 3, Folio 307).

On July 13, 1873, Francis Hitch sold land to James Bishop for $700. This was the same land that he bought from Purnell Toadvine on March 29, 1873. Witness: Samuel A. Graham. (Ibid., Liber TFJR No. 3, Folio 385).

In the Federal Census of 1900, Frank Hitch is listed in Norfolk County, Virginia in a household in Norfolk as follows: - Frank Hitch, born 11/1847 in MD - Mary S. Hitch, born 11/1853 in VA - Susan Hitch, born 11/1883 in VA - Frank S. Hitch, born 12/1884 in NC - no name Hitch (female), born 6/1887 in NC - Arthur Hitch, born 12/1889 in NC - Reeves W. Hitch (male), born 8/1894 in NC - Mary Hart, boarder, born 7/1839 in NC.

In the Federal Census of 1910, Frank Hitch is listed in ED 34 (visit 21) in Norfolk, Norfolk County, Virginia in a household in Norfolk as follows: - Frank Hitch, age 63, born in MD - Mary S. Hitch, age 56, born in VA - Susan Hitch, age 26, born in VA - Arabell Hitch (female), age 22, born in NC - Arthur Hitch, age 20, born in NC - Reeves C.W. Hitch (male), age 15 born in NC

In the Federal Census of 1920, Frank Hitch is listed in Bertie County, North Carolina alone in a household as follows: - Frank Hitch, age 73, born in MD.

From "A Hitch Orchard", by Daisy Bell Hitch Davies (1932): "Frank Hitch went from Maryland to Virginia in 1876. He lived eight years near of in Suffolk, Va. A few years after he married, he went to No. Carolina, first in Bartis Co., and then in Martin Co. He was president and general manager of the Frank Hitch Lumber Co., Norfolk, Va. The rating was very good."


Francis married Mary Susan (Sue) Wells, daughter of Rives Chappell Wells and Julia Ann Sarah Wellons, in 1880.1 (Mary Susan (Sue) Wells was born in Nov 1853 in Suffolk, VA,9 died in 1910 in Norfolk, Norfolk Co., VA 8 and was buried in 1910 in Cedar Grove/Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Norfolk Co., VA 8.)


Sources


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

2 1850 MD Census, Listed as age 4 in the 1850 Somerset Co., MD Census, born in MD.

3 1920 NC Census, Listed as age 73 in the 1920 Bertie Co., NC Census, born in MD.

4 1900 VA Census, Listed as born in November 1847 in MD in the 1900 Norfolk, Norfolk Co., VA Census.

5 1860 MD Census, Listed as age 13 in the 1860 Barren Creek, Somerset Co., MD Census, born in MD.

6 1870 MD Census, Listed as a farmer, age 24, in the 1870 Barren Creek, Wicomico Co., MD Census, born in MD.

7 NC Death Certificate.

8 Norfolk, VA Cemetery Records (DAR).

9 1900 VA Census, Listed as born in November 1853 in VA in the 1900 Norfolk, Norfolk Co., VA Census.


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