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Lydia Allen
Jethro Delano
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Ebenezer Delano Hitch


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Ebenezer Delano Hitch 1

  • Born: 26 Feb 1819, Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA 2 3 4 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Lydia Wood Allen
  • Died: 1861-1864, CA


From "A Hitch Orchard", Daisy Hitch Davies, 1931: "Ebenezer Delano Hitch was a sailmaker. He was one of the many Forty-Niners who sailed from Fairhaven, MA. to California. He never returned to Massachusetts and died many years ago. His wife was a very lovely woman."

In the Federal Census of 1850, Ebenezer Hitch is indicated on page 161 in Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts (household 40) as follows: - Ebenezer Hitch, age 31, sailmaker, born in MA - Lydia W. Hitch, age 28, born in MA.

In the Federal Census of 1860, Ebenezer Hitch is indicated on page 579 in Township 2, Contra Costa County, California in the household of Nathaniel Howard as follows: - Nathaniel Howard, age 46, farmer, born in MA - Elizabeth Howard, age 35, born in MA - Lizzie A. Howard, age 6, born in CO - Emelia Howard, age 4, born in CO - Ebenezer Hitch, age 41, farmer, born in MA.

Ebenezer married Lydia Wood Allen, daughter of Sylvanus Allen and Unknown. (Lydia Wood Allen was born in 1822 in MA 7 8 and died after 1870 in MA.)


1 Daisy Hitch Davies tree of 1930.

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

3 1820 MA Census, Listed as under age 10 in the 1820 Bristol Co., MA Census.

4 1830 MA Census, Listed as age 10-15 in the 1830 Bristol Co., MA Census.

5 1850 MA Census, Listed as a sailmaker, age 31, in the 1850 Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Census, born in MA.

6 1860 CA Census, Listed as a famer, age 41, in the 1860 Contra Costa Co., CA Census, born in MA. He is in the household of the Howard family (his first cousin Elizabeth Hitch Howard).

7 1850 MA Census, Listed as age 28 in the 1850 Bristol Co., MA Census, born in MA.

8 1870 MA Census, Listed as Lydia W. Hitch, age 48, in Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA.

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