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Samuel Hitch
Rachel Hardy
(Abt 1705-1771/1773)
Sylvanus Allen
Jemima Starbuck
Capt. Samuel Hitch
Lydia Allen
Capt. Sylvanus Hitch


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1. Sarah (Sally) Wood

Capt. Sylvanus Hitch

  • Born: 01 Mar 1785, Bristol Co., MA 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Sarah (Sally) Wood on 04 Jan 1807 in New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA 1 2
  • Died: 1817, At Sea.


Daisy Hitch Davies writes in 1931: "One of the sons of Samuel Hitch, probably Sylvanus Hitch, had a wife "Sally" Hitch. She was an aunt to the children of Hardy Elgate Hitch. This Aunt Sally had a daughter Elizabeth who married a Nathaniel Howard. She went to live with him in California about 1854, he already being there. He probably went with the Fairhaven and New Bedford, MA. who went there in 1849. They in turn had two daughters. I was told this by Elizabeth Howard Hitch Thomas, one of the daughters of Hardy Hitch and granddaughter of Hardy Elgate Hitch. Elizabeth Howard Hitch (Thomas) was named for Elizabeth Hitch Howard and was given much care and attention by this older second cousin until she was five years old. After going to California, she continued to bestow gifts of love and remembrance."

In the Federal Census of 1810, "Syranus" Hitch is indicated in Bristol County, Massachusetts (page 291) in a household comprised of one male age 16-26, one female under age 10 and one female age 16-26.

Sylvanus married Sarah (Sally) Wood, daughter of Zeruiah Wood and Rhoda Eldridge, on 04 Jan 1807 in New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA.1 2 (Sarah (Sally) Wood was born in 1789 in MA 3 6 7 and died in 1866 in MA.)


1 New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Marriages to 1850.

2 Marriages of New Bedford, MA to 1850.

3 1810 MA Census, Listed as age 16-26 in the 1810 Bristol Co., MA Census.

4 1800 MA Census, Listed as age 16-26 in the 1800 Bristol Co., MA Census.

5 Correspondence from Louise Hitch Gilchrist; The Grove, 1140 Tennessee Street; Courtland, AL 35618; dated September 15, 1997.

6 1850 MA Census, Listed as age 61 in the 1850 Bristol Co., MA Census, born in MA.

7 1830 MA Census, Listed as age 30-40 in the 1830 Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Census.

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