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Capt. Samuel Hitch
(1740/1741-1825)
Lydia Allen
(1745-1834)
Jethro Delano
Abigail Eldredge
Hardy Elgate Hitch
(1775-1858)
Betsy Delano
(1777-1863)
Obed Freeman Hitch
(1821-1911)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mary Gage Buswell

2. Susan M. Davis

Obed Freeman Hitch 2

  • Born: 27 Oct 1821, Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA 1 3 4 5 6 7
  • Marriage (1): Mary Gage Buswell on 23 Nov 1844 1
  • Marriage (2): Susan M. Davis on 12 Jan 1860 1
  • Died: 19 Dec 1911, Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA 1
  • Buried: Abt 22 Dec 1911, Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA

  

From "A Hitch Orchard" by Daisy Hitch Davies, 1931: "Obed Freeman Hitch, grandfather of the compiler, was a very fine man given to charity and what pertains to peace. As a young man he was a sailmaker. After that business gave out he became one of the Union Store Grocery firm on Main Street Fairhaven, MA until he retired and moved to Falmouth, MA where he died. He was named for his mother's stepfather, Obed Freeman. He had no children by the second marriage. The Delano Genealogy failed to record the first marriage. The compiler has sent written corrections to two or three libraries having the book. Obed Freeman Hitch and his two wives are buried in Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven, MA, Lot 46, Section 12. There are five generations buried in that lot, my baby brother making the fifth. One from his hometown describes him thus; "..was a Deacon of the Congregational Church for many years. He was a most faithful and devoted Christian. He was always gentle and quiet."

In the Federal Census of 1850, Obed Hitch is listed in Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts (page 173) in a household as follows: - Obed Hitch, sailmaker, age 28, born in MA - Mary G. Hitch, age 24, born in MA - William G. Hitch, age 9 months, born in MA - Susan D. Grinnell, age 24, born in MA.

In the Massachusetts State Census of 1855, Obed F. Hitch is listed in household 161 in the South District of Fairhaven as follows: - Obed F. Hitch, sailmaker, age 33, born in MA - Mary G. Hitch, age 29, born in MA - William G. Hitch, age 6, born in MA.

In the Massachusetts State Census of 1865, Obed Hitch is listed in household 385 in Fairhaven as follows: - Obed Hitch, sailmaker, age 43, born in MA - Susan Hitch, age 33, born in MA - William Hitch, age 16, born in MA.

In the Federal Census of 1900, Obed Hitch is listed in a household in Falmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts as follows: - Obed Hitch, born 10/1821 in MA - Susan M. Hitch, born 3/1832 in MA.


Obed married Mary Gage Buswell, daughter of Joshua Buswell and Polly Gage, on 23 Nov 1844.1 (Mary Gage Buswell was born on 02 Feb 1826 in MA,1 8 9 died on 29 Jun 1858 in Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA 1 and was buried about 02 Jul 1858 in Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA.)


Obed next married Susan M. Davis, daughter of Francis Davis and Unknown, on 12 Jan 1860.1 (Susan M. Davis was born on 12 Mar 1832 in MA,1 10 11 died on 11 Sep 1917 in Falmouth, MA and was buried about 14 Sep 1917 in Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA.)


Sources


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

2 Daisy Hitch Davies tree of 1930.

3 1850 MA Census, Listed as a sailmaker, age 28, in the 1850 Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Census, born in MA.

4 1830 MA Census, Listed as age 5-10 in the 1830 Bristol Co., MA Census.

5 1900 MA Census, Listed as born in October 1821 in MA in the 1900 Barnstable Co., MA Census.

6 1855 MA State Census, Listed as a sailmaker, age 33, in the 1855 Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Census, born in MA.

7 1860 MA Census, Listed as age 38 (as O.F. Hitch) in the 1860 Bristol Co., MA Census.

8 1850 MA Census, Listed as age 24 in the 1850 Bristol Co., MA Census, born in MA.

9 1855 MA State Census, Listed as age 29 in the 1855 Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Census, born in MA.

10 1900 MA Census, Listed as born in March 1832 in MA in the 1900 Barnstable Co., MA Census.

11 1860 MA Census, Listed as age 28 in the 1860 Bristol Co., MA Census.


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