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Hardy Elgate Hitch
(1775-1858)
Betsy Delano
(1777-1863)
Thomas Little
Susannah Irish
(1787-1868)
Hardy Hitch Jr.
(1806-1892)
Hannah Irish Little
(1810-1903)
Ansel Stuart Hitch
(1836-1891)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mary Dwelley

Ansel Stuart Hitch

  • Born: 18 Jan 1836, Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA 1 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Mary Dwelley
  • Died: 18 Sep 1891, Bristol Co., MA 1 5
  • Buried: Abt 21 Sep 1891, Woodside Cemetery, Main & Morgan Streets, North Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA 5

  

His tombstone indicates he was in the U.S. Navy (he served on the USS South Carolina). He was serving in January 1865 for the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron on hte Ship "South Carolina" as an acting Ensign.

From "A Hitch Orchard", 1931: Ansel Stuart Hitch learned the boat building trade. He made two sea voyages and became an expert navigator. He served in the Civil War for four years. Was acting Ensign in the Navy. He was then ordered to China for two years longer. He afterward settled in business in New Bedford. His widow was pensioned and still living in 1930 in New Bedford, MA.

In the Federal Census of 1880, A.S. Hitch is listed in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts in a household as follows: - A.S. Hitch (male), age 44, born in MA - Mary Hitch, age 30, born in MA - Harry S. Hitch (female?), age 9, born in MA.


Ansel married Mary Dwelley. (Mary Dwelley was born in Jun 1850 in MA,6 7 8 died in 1933 in Bristol Co., MA 5 and was buried in 1933 in Woodside Cemetery, Main & Morgan Streets, North Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA 5.)


Sources


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

2 1880 MA Census, Listed as age 44 in the 1880 Suffolk Co., MA Census, born in MA.

3 1850 MA Census, Listed as age 14 in the 1850 Bristol Co., MA Census, born in MA.

4 1855 MA State Census, Listed as a mariner, age 18, in the 1855 Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Census, born in MA.

5 MA Vital Records (Library of Congress).

6 1880 MA Census, Listed as age 30 in the 1880 Suffolk Co., MA Census, born in MA.

7 1920 MA Census, Listed as age 65 in the 1920 New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Census, born in MA.

8 1900 MA Census, Listed as born in June 1850 in MA in the 1900 New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Census.


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