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Benjamin Hitch
(1738/1740-1814/1814)
Mary Pitts
(Abt 1740-1772/1780)
Thomas Muir
(-Bef 1798)
(?) (?)
(-Bef 1799)
Joseph Hitch
(1765-1847)
Sarah (Sallie) Muir
(1782-1852)
Luther Muir Hitch
(1811-1873)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mary A. Best

Luther Muir Hitch

  • Born: 23 Oct 1811, Pendleton Co., KY 1 3 4 5 6 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Mary A. Best on 17 Dec 1837 in Pendleton Co., KY 1 2
  • Died: 08 Sep 1873, Pendleton Co., KY 2

  

From "A Hitch Orchard", Daisy Hitch Davies, 1931: Luther Muir Hitch was a farmer, Democrat and an active worker in the Presbyterian Church. His sons were farmers. It is rumored that the name "Muir" appears in the family of each child of Sarah Muir Hitch, mother of Luther Muir Hitch.

A newspaper account of a centennial anniversary celebrating the settlement of the Hitch family in Pendleton Co., KY. from the "Pendletonian", Falmouth, KY. July 9, 1908. Celebration held July 4, 1908 states, "....Luther Muir Hitch was born Oct. 23, 1811; died Sept. 8, 1873; was married to Mary A. Best, Sept. 24, 1837. To them were born nine children, five now living, Edward, George A. and John T.M. Hitch, Sarah Cooper and Isabelle Lightfoot. Emma Fields and Ella Waggaman have crossed the great divide, leaving fine families. Rebecca and Mattie died single. There are twenty-eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren...."

In the Federal Census of 1840, Luther Hitch is indicated in Pendleton County, Kentucky (page 242) in a household comprised of one male age 20-30, two females under age 5 and one female age 20-30.

(*) Pendleton County Order Book J, pages 118+ - Deed of Emancipation from Sarah Hitch and Luther M. Hitch to their slave James Lockman, on the oath of Robert Hitch, witness. Said Lockman is 55 years old, a very black complexion, about 5' 2" tall and of "rather spare make". Securities: Robert H. Hitch and William Ellis. May 7, 1849.

In the Federal Census of 1850, Luther Hitch is indicated in Pendleton County, Kentucky (page 357) in a household as follows: - Luther Hitch, age 38, farmer, $2,000 in land, born in KY - Mary Hitch, age 30, born in KY - Emily E. Hitch, age 10, born in KY - Rebecca J., age 7, born in KY - Mary E. Hitch, age 5, born in KY - Joseph E. Hitch, age 3, born in KY - Sarah R. Hitch, age 2, born in KY.

In the Federal Census of 1860, L.M. Hitch is indicated in Pendleton County, Kentucky (page 653, Flower Creek P.O.) in a household as follows: - L.M. Hitch, age 49, farmer, born in KY - Mary J. Hitch, age 38, born in KY - Rebecca A. Hitch, age 19, born in KY - Mary E. Hitch, age 17, born in KY - Joseph E. Hitch, age 14, born in KY - Sarah R. Hitch, age 12, born in KY - Isabell Hitch, age 5, born in KY - George Ann Hitch (female), age 3, born in KY - John T.M. Hitch, age 2 months, born in KY.

In the Federal Census of 1870, Luther Hitch is indicated in Pendleton County, Kentucky (page 431) in a household as follows: - Luther M. Hitch, age 58, farmer, born in KY - Mary J. Hitch, age 47, born in KY - Sarah Hitch, age 22, born in KY - Isabell Hitch, age 17, born in KY - George A. Hitch, age 13, born in KY - John Hitch, age 11, born in KY.


Luther married Mary A. Best, daughter of Joseph Best and Mary (Polly) (?), on 17 Dec 1837 in Pendleton Co., KY.1 2 (Mary A. Best was born on 01 Jan 1821 in Pendleton Co., KY,2 5 9 10 11 12 died on 08 Oct 1895 in Pendleton Co., KY 2 13 and was buried about 11 Oct 1895 in Hitch Cemetery, Pendleton Co., KY 14.)


Sources


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

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

4 1830 KY Census, Listed as age 15-20 in the 1830 Pendleton Co., KY Census.

5 1840 KY Census, Listed as age 20-30 in the 1840 Pendleton Co., KY Census.

6 1850 KY Census, Listed as a farmer, age 38, in the 1850 Pendleton Co., KY Census, born in KY.

7 1860 KY Census, Listed as L.M. Hitch, a farmer, age 46, in the 1860 Flower Creek, Pendleton Co., KY Census, born in KY.

8 1870 KY Census, Listed as a farmer, age 58, in the 1870 Pendleton Co., KY Census, born in KY.

9 1850 KY Census, Listed as age 30 in the 1850 Pendleton Co., KY Census, born in KY.

10 1860 KY Census, Listed as age 38 in the 1860 Pendleton Co., KY Census, born in KY.

11 1870 KY Census, Listed as age 47 in the 1870 Pendleton Co., KY Census, born in KY.

12 Monument Inscriptions of Pendleton Co., KY (1994), Her tombstone states she was age 74-9-7.

13 Monument Inscriptions of Pendleton Co., KY (1994).

14 "Monument Inscriptions of Pendleton County, Kentucky", Ford & Nagle, 1994.


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