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Adam Hitch
(1658/1659-1731/1731)
Ann (?)
(Abt 1667-Abt 1704)
Thomas Humphreys
(Abt 1652-After 1730)
Mary King
(Abt 1653-)
William Hitch
(1687-1730)
Rachel Humphreys
(Abt 1695-After 1731)
John Hitch
(1723-1767/1769)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Isabell Nicholson

John Hitch

  • Born: 1723, Somerset Co., MD
  • Marriage (1): Isabell Nicholson about 1743 in Somerset Co., MD
  • Died: 30 Jul 1767-10 Aug 1769, Somerset Co., MD

  

In the Aug Court of 1732 for Somerset County, Rachell Hitch offered, with Daniel Cordry and Timothy Adkinson, bond of 139.4.2 for orphans William, John, Nehemiah, Rachell and Ezekiel Hitch "of William Hitch, dec'd". Balance due from account of estate of 64.12.1 to be paid when they are "of full age." (SoJ-1730/33:248)

He is called "John Hitch, Jr." and his first time on the Somerset County, MD Tax List was in 1738 (possibly indicating he had reached age 15 then). In the 1738 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch Jr. is listed in a household with William Hitch (head of household) and George Vinson. In the 1739 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Heatch Jr. is listed in a household with William Heatch (head of household). In the 1740 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch Jr. is listed in a household with Nehemiah Hitch, George Vinson and Thomas Vinson, Sr. In the 1743 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch Jr. is listed in a household as the only taxable. In the 1744 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch Jr. is listed in a household as the only taxable. In the 1746 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch Jr. is listed in a household as the only taxable. In the 1747 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch Jr. is listed in a household as the only taxable.

In 1747, John Hitch Jr. is listed in some Somerset County Loose Court Papers, under "A List of Claimes for Wicomico Hundred" with names: Samll Hitch 20:40 John Hitch Jr., 5-10 (SoCP (loose papers), MdHR 7266-32-10)

In the 1748 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch (no Jr. designation) is listed in a household as the only taxable. For 1748 and 1749, John Hitch Jr. is mentioned under a list of soulgers (sic - soldiers) commanded by Captain Nath'll Waller. (Somerset County Militia, Box 1, Folder 22; Colonial Wars).

In the 1749 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch Jr. is listed in a household as the only taxable. In the 1750 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch Jr. is listed in the same household as Jno. Nickolls. In the 1751 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch Jr. is listed in a household as the only taxable. In the 1752 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch Jr. is listed in the same household as negro Tam. In the 1753 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch Jr. is listed in a household as the only taxable. In the 1754 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch Jr. is listed in a household as the only taxable.

On Mar 27 1754, William Hitch, with Nehemiah and John Hitch, gave a deed of land to John Hitch (SoLR-B:26). This was land that was originally patented to Capt. Thomas Walker on May 12 1679, and conveyed to his son Thomas (the younger) at death and further conveyed as 1,450 acres called "High Suffolk" to Adam Hitch. On May 6 1728, Adam Hitch conveyed 400 acres of this to his son William Hitch who divided it equally among his four (4) sons, William, Thomas, Nehemiah and John through his will. Thomas died before reaching age 21 so his portion conveyed to William, the eldest son. Goes through metes and bounds of the 405 acre sub-tract again (see elsewhere). For 75, John Hitch bought the part assigned to Nehemiah Hitch as follows: Beginning at a marked white oak NE 124 perches, thence N57E 43 perches, thence SE 80 perches to a marked white oak, thence SW 164 perches to a marked hickory, thence NW 100 perches to the beginning containing 100 acres. The brother John Hitch is also referred to as John Hitch the younger here but he signs John Hitch Jr..

In the 1756 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch Jr. is listed in a household as the only taxable. In the 1757 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch Jr. is listed in a household as the only taxable.

On Feb 21 1757, John Hitch, with William Hitch, received a deed for 100 acres of land in "High Suffolk" for which they paid 60 to Solomon Hitch. This is part of 405 acres Adam Hitch gave to son William in 1728. Goes through metes and bounds of the 405 acres again. Mentions the 100 acres John Hitch Sr. purchased Mar 27 1754 that was Nehemiah Hitch's share of the 405 acres. Now William and John Hitch (of William), brothers, possess the remaining 305 acres which they are selling to John Hitch Sr. Begin at a marked white oak near the road side that passes between John Hitch Sr. and William Hitch and in the NE corner tree called on by John Hitch Sr. deed afsd thence along a line of marked trees dividing it partly from John Hitch Jr.(?) land NE 36 poles, thence along a line of marked trees NExN 158 poles, thence NWxN 72 poles, thence S44W 144 poles, thence S27W 57 poles, thence with a right line to the white oak beginning containing 100 acres. (SoLR-B-153)

In the 1759 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch Jr. is listed in a household as the only taxable.

John Hitch held as account at John Nelms' store in Salisbury, Maryland, In 1767, he appears in the records when they brought a balance of 0/19/6 from Ledger C and he then charged the following: Jany 26:1 spelling book Feby 6:2 "seans" of thread, 3 yards white linen March 9:6 "pips", 5 yards white linen April 23:2 quarts rum May 5:1 gallon molasses May 16:2 gallons molasses July 11:1 felt hat This came to a total of 3/12/1. In 1768, his widow delivered 24 bushels of corn for a credit of 2/10/6 and carried the balance of 1/1/7 to Ledger E. (John Nelms' Store Accounts, microfilm at Salisbury University)

John Hitch Jr.'s will was written on Jul 30 1767 and probated on Aug 10 1769 In Somerset County (MdOW). However, it says nothing except that his "moveable estate" go to his wife. Witnesses were Nehemiah Hitch and Charles Nicholson, Isable Hitch made oath. The inventory of his estate was taken between Nov 13 1769 and May 19 1770 and valued at 55.0.4. The appraisers were William Adams and Joseph Hitch Jr.; creditors were George Handy and John Nelms; next-of kin listed were Joshua and Nehomiah (sic) Hitch and the administrator/executrix was Isabel Hitch.

  

John Hitch Jr. is listed for the first time on the Somerset County Tax Lists in 1738 suggesting he had reached age 16 near that time. (SoTL-1738)

  

John Hitch Jr.'s will was written Jul 30 1767 and probated Aug 10 1769 In Somerset County (MdOW).


John married Isabell Nicholson, daughter of James Nicholson and Phillis Hardy, about 1743 in Somerset Co., MD. (Isabell Nicholson was born on 22 Oct 1724 in Somerset Co., MD and died about 1790 in Somerset Co., MD.)




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