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Robert Hitch
(Abt 1778-1824/1827)
Leah Sutton
(1775/1784-1821/1824)
George Malone
(1786/1790-1848/1849)
Robert? Tubman Hitch
(1810-1833)
Mary C. Malone
(1812-1854)
Robert John Hitch
(1833-1901)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Sarah Amanda Phoebus

Robert John Hitch 3

  • Born: 17 Nov 1833, MD 4 5 6 7 8 9
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Amanda Phoebus on 11 Jan 1865 in Somerset Co., MD 1 2
  • Died: 28 Apr 1901, Allen, Wicomico Co., MD 5 10 11
  • Buried: Abt 01 May 1901, Allen Church Cemetery, Allen, Wicomico Co., MD

  

There were apparently two (2) Robert J. Hitches in Maryland in 1860, born about the same year. Robert John Hitch was son of Robert(?) Tubman and Mary (Malone) Hitch and Robert(?) Joseph Hitch was son of Benjamin Pitts and Molly (Lankford) Hitch. One must take care as the two can easily be confused when examining records of the time period. Robert(?) Joseph Hitch was in Baltimore by 1860 where Robert John Hitch remained in and around Allen, Maryland until his death in 1901.

In the Federal Census of 1860, Robert J. Hitch is indicated in household 1741 in the Trappe District, Somerset County, Maryland with the Malone family as follows: - Simon Malone, age 40 - Levi Malone, age 39 - Letiticia Malone, age 31 - Simon F. Malone, age 8 - Mary V. Malone, age 6 - Alexander Malone, age 4 - Emily Brereton, age 10 - Robert J. Hitch, age 26, farmhand All were born in Maryland.

On Sep 30 1862, Robert J. Hitch is listed in the U.S. Adjutant General Enrollment for Somerset County Election District No. 7 as age 28, a farmer, Trappe P.O.

On January 21, 1868, Robert J. and Amanda Hitch sold land to Simeon & Levi Malone for $600. The land was described as the farm they now reside which was devised to the said Simeon and Levi Malone and Mary Hitch, mother of the said Robert J. Hitch, by the last will of George Malone. Land is at Upper Trappe. Witness: Levin Price.(WiLR-TFJR1:141).

In the Federal Census of 1870, Robert J. Hitch is indicated in household 35 in the Trappe District, Wicomico County, Maryland as follows: - Robert J. Hitch, age 36, farmer - Sarah Hitch, age 30, keeps house - Kirby A. Hitch, age 4 - Mary L. Hitch, age 1 All were born in Maryland.

In her will written May 31, 1872 and probated July 30 ,1872, Dorothy W. Hastings (his aunt) left Robert J. Hitch five acres of land in Upper Trappe known as "Hitch Lot". Robert J. Hitch was instructed to pay $30 for it to William J. Bounds. Witnesses were Levin B. Price, Elisha Simms, and William J. Twilley (WiW-WB1)

In the Federal Census of 1880, Robert J. Hitch is indicated in a household in District 7 (Trappe), Wicomico County, Maryland as follows: - Robert J. Hitch, age 46, born in MD - Sarah A. Hitch, age 43, born in MD - Kirby A.W. Hitch, age 14, born in MD - Mary L. Hitch, age 11, born in MD - Robert T.P. Hitch, age 6, born in MD - Beverly T. Hitch, age 3, born in MD.

In the Federal Census of 1900, Robert J. Hitch is indicated in a household in District 7 (Trappe), Wicomico County, Maryland (ED118, sheet 2, line 6) as follows: - Robert J. Hitch, born 11/1833 in MD - Sarah A. Hitch, born 10/1836 in MD - Beverly T. Hitch, born 9/1876 in MD.

In his Maryland Death Certificate, Robert J. Hitch was indicated as from Maryland and died at Allen, Maryland on April 28, 1901 at age 67 years, 5 months and 9 days with 4 children living. (He is wrongly listed under the name Rich'd J. Hitch).

  

From his Death Certificate: From Maryland, died at Allen, Maryland at age 67 yrs, 5 mo., 9 days with 4 children living. (Listed under Rich'd J. Hitch)


Robert married Sarah Amanda Phoebus, daughter of Thornton Covington Phoebus and Mary E. Wilson, on 11 Jan 1865 in Somerset Co., MD.1 2 (Sarah Amanda Phoebus was born on 20 Oct 1836 in MD,5 12 13 14 15 16 died on 25 Dec 1904 in Wicomico Co., MD 5 17 and was buried about 28 Dec 1904 in Allen Church Cemetery, Allen, Wicomico Co., MD.)


Sources


1 Somerset Co., MD Marriage Records.

2 Notes sent from Henry A. Hitch in Litchfield Park, AZ, The marriage date of January 11, 1865 comes from a copy of the Hitch Family Bible records he sent to me.

3 Notes of Daisy Hitch Davies and her correspondences to Robert T.P. Hitch.

4 1850 MD Census, Listed as age 16 in the 1850 Somerset Co., MD Census, born in MD. Listed as "John" Hitch with his mother Mary.

5 Gravestone Record.

6 1870 MD Census, Listed as age 36, farmer, in the 1870 Wicomico Co., MD Census, born in MD.

7 1880 MD Census, Listed as age 46 in the 1880 Wicomico Co., MD Census, born in MD.

8 1900 MD Census, Listed as born in November 1833 in MD in the 1900 Wicomico Co., MD Census.

9 1860 MD Census, Listed as a farmhand, age 26, in the 1860 Somerset Co., MD Census, born in MD. Listed with the Levi Malone family, his uncle's family.

10 Notes sent from Henry A. Hitch in Litchfield Park, AZ, The death date of April 28, 1901 comes from a copy of the Hitch Family Bible records he sent to me.

11 MD Death Certificate, His death certificate states he died at Allen, MD, age 67 years, 5 months, 9 days with 4 children living. Listed under Richard J. Hitch.

12 1870 MD Census, Listed as age 30 in the 1870 Wicomico Co., MD Census, born in MD.

13 1880 MD Census, Listed as age 43 in the 1880 Wicomico Co., MD Census, born in MD.

14 1900 MD Census, Listed as born in October 1836 in MD in the 1900 Wicomico Co., MD Census.

15 1860 MD Census, Listed as Amanda Phoebus, age 23, in Trappe District, Somerset Co., MD.

16 1850 MD Census, Listed as Sarah Phoebus, age 14, in Dames Quarter District, Somerset Co., MD.

17 MD Death Certificate, Her death certificate states that she died of pneumonia on December 25, 1904 in Wicomico Co., MD, age 68 years, 2 months, 5 days. Further, it states her father was Thornton Phoebus and mother was Mary Wilson.


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