Benjamin Hitch
Mary Pitts
(Abt 1740-1772/1780)
Thomas Muir
(-Bef 1798)
(?) (?)
(-Bef 1799)
Joseph Hitch
Sarah (Sallie) Muir
Mary Ann Hitch


Family Links

1. William Wright

2. Alexander L. Pepper

Mary Ann Hitch 1

  • Born: 25 Jun 1818, Hitch Homestead, Pendleton Co., KY 1 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): William Wright on 13 Apr 1841 in Pendleton Co., KY 1
  • Marriage (2): Alexander L. Pepper on 06 Apr 1853 in Bracken Co., KY 1
  • Died: 17 Dec 1905, Near Johnsville, Bracken Co., KY 2 5
  • Buried: Abt 20 Dec 1905, Old Hitch Cemetery On The Homestead


From "A Hitch Orchard" compiled by Daisy Hitch Davies in 1931: A newspaper account of a centennial celebration of the anniversary of the settlement of the Hitch family in Pendleton Co., KY. taken from "The Pendletonian", Falmouth Co., KY. dated July 9, 1908. Celebration July 4, 1908.

"Mary Ann Hitch was born January 25, 1818, died in Dec. 1905. She was united in marriage to William Wright April 13, 1841 who died in 1846 leaving her a widow with two children. Annie Kennett lives in Canada with her family of daughters. Aunt Mary lived her widowed life with her brother Robert at the old home where on the 6th day of 1853, she married Alex. Pepper, Esquire, of Bracken Co. To this union were born three children and thirteen great grandchildren."

From correspondence of Bill Ford, a descendant of Mary Ann Hitch, he states, "In the 1850 census entry 89 for the 1st District of Pendelton County Kentucky taken on 12 August Mary (32) born in Kentucky is show living with Robert H. Hitch (35) a farmer born in Kentucky with $2340 of real estate, Abigail C. Hitch (18) born in Ohio, Sally Hitch (68) born in Maryland, Rachel S. Hitch (22) born in Kentucky, Sarah Wright (7), and Ann H. (5) both born in Kentucky."

Further, Mr. Ford states, "In the 1860 Bracken County Kentucky census for District (Brookville) page 193, line 338 taken on 19 June, Alexander [Pepper] (49) is a farmer with a personal property worth $3800 and real estate worth $3000. He is living with Mary (43), Robert (6), Laura A. (3) and William J. (1), and Sara E. Wright (17) and Ann C. Wright (15) who were both attending school. All were born in Kentucky. In the 1870 Bracken County Kentucky census for Fairview district (Bradford) taken on 21 June, shows A.L. [Pepper] (59) as a general store keeper with real property of $600 and personal property of $500, Mary (52) keeping house with real property of $1000, Anna Wright (24) with real property worth $1000 and Robert (16) attending school."

Mary married William Wright, son of Matthew Wright and Unknown, on 13 Apr 1841 in Pendleton Co., KY.1 (William Wright was born in 1813 in Pendleton Co., KY,5 died on 12 Sep 1846 in Pendleton Co., KY 1 5 and was buried about 15 Sep 1846 in Hitch Cemetery, Pendleton Co., KY.)

Mary next married Alexander L. Pepper on 06 Apr 1853 in Bracken Co., KY.1 (Alexander L. Pepper was born in 1811 in KY.)


1 History of the HITCH Family prepared by Robert Hamilton Hitch and read by Rev. H.P. Thompson at a picnic in the Beech Grove, outside Concord, Pendleton Co., KY in 1873. Copy provided to compiler by Donovan Hitch of Covington, KY.

2 Correspondence with Harold Donovan Hitch of Covington, KY (1/6/1995).

3 1820 KY Census, Listed as under age 10 in the 1820 Pendleton Co., KY Census.

4 1830 KY Census, Listed as age 10-15 in the 1830 Pendleton Co., KY Census.

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

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