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Isaac Hitch
(1754-1797/1798)
Sarah Nicholson?
(1750/1755-1831/1832)
Robert Hitch
(1780-After 1844)
Elizabeth (Betsy) Wright
(1770-1839)
Benjamin Hitch
(1815-1896)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Euphemia Martha Armstrong

Benjamin Hitch 2

  • Born: 15 Dec 1815, Near Laurel, Sussex Co., DE 3 4 5 6 7
  • Marriage (1): Euphemia Martha Armstrong on 03 Oct 1837 in Sussex Co., DE 1
  • Died: 05 Mar 1896, Near Laurel, Sussex Co., DE 3
  • Buried: Abt 08 Mar 1896, Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel, Sussex Co., DE

  

From "A Hitch Orchard" by Daisy Hitch Davies: >>Benjamin Hitch's father willed him all his lands in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware. He was born on the old Hitch homestead near Laurel, Delaware and died in the same place. Benjamin Hitch was a Methodist.<<

In the 1840 Tax Assessment records for Sussex County, Benjamin Hitch is listed in Little Creek Hundred as just his person and no property.

In the 1840 Federal Census for Sussex County, Delaware, Benjamin Hitch is indicated in a household in Laurel (page 462) with one male under age 5, one male age 10-15, three males age 20-30, one female age 15-20, and two females age 20-30.

In the 1848 Tax Assessment records for Sussex County, Benjamin Hitch is listed in Little Creek Hundred as follows: 200 acres of land 2 horses 1 yoke of oxen 2 cows and calves 2 yearlings 1 sow and pigs 3 sheep

In the 1850 Federal Census for Sussex County, Delaware, Benjamin Hitch is indicated in a household (page 248) with the following individuals: - Benjamin Hitch, age 35 - Euphana Hitch, age 34 - Josephus Hitch, age 11 - Laura Hitch, age 9 - George Hitch, age 7 - Albert Hitch, age 5 - Arthur Hitch, age 3 - Martha Hitch, age 1 6/12 all were born in Delaware.

In the 1852 Tax Assessment records for Sussex County, Benjamin Hitch is listed in Little Creek Hundred as follows: 230 acres of land 2 horses 1 yoke of oxen 2 cows and calves 2 yearlings 1 sow and pigs

In the 1856 Tax Assessment records for Sussex County, Benjamin Hitch is listed in Little Creek Hundred as follows: 230 acres of land 1 mare and colt 4 shoats

In the 1860 Federal Census for Sussex County, Delaware, Benjamin Hitch is indicated in a household on page 438 in Little Creek Hundred (Laurel) with the following individuals: - Benjamin, age 44 - Euphany M. age 43 - Josephus, age 20 - Laura, age 18 - George H., age 16 - Albert J., age 14 - Arthur, age 13 - Martha C., age 11 - Emma N., age 9 - Ida A., age 7 - Hiram B., age 5 - Viola, age 3 - Mary V., age 2/12 all were born in Delaware.

For 1864, Benjamin Hitch was listed among the members of the Delaware State House of Representatives. (History of the State of Delaware, Henry C. Conrad, 1908, page 283). On Feb 8 1865, Benjamin Hitch was listed among the "Ney" votes for ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution (Abolition of Slavery) in the Delaware State House. (Ibid., page 214)

In the 1870 Federal Census for Sussex County, Delaware, Benjamin Hitch is indicated in a household in Laurel on page 671 with the following individuals: - Benjamin, age 54, miller - Euphenia, age 53 - Martha, age 19 - Vilo (female), age 10 - Hyram, age 14 - Mary V., age 10 all were born in Delaware.

In the 1880 Federal Census for Sussex County, Delaware, Benjamin Hitch is indicated in a household on page 60 in Laurel, Little Creek Hundred with the following individuals: - Benjamin, age 64 - Euphemia M., age 63 - Martha, age 35 - Benjamin, age 24 - Viola, age 22 - Mary, age 20 all were born in Delaware.

In 1888, Benjamin Hitch was listed on the Board of Trustees for the Methodist Protestant Church of Laurel. (History of Delaware, Scharf, 1888).

A brief obituary can be found in the Mar 14 1896 issue of the Denton (MD) Journal newspaper.

  

On Board of Trustees for Methodist Protestant Church of Laurel, DE in 1888. (See "History of Delaware", pub. 1888)


Benjamin married Euphemia Martha Armstrong, daughter of George Armstrong and Euphemia Marshall, on 03 Oct 1837 in Sussex Co., DE.1 (Euphemia Martha Armstrong was born on 09 Nov 1816 in Laurel, Sussex Co., DE,3 8 9 10 11 died on 05 Jul 1894 in Laurel, Sussex Co., DE 3 and was buried about 08 Jul 1894 in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel, Sussex Co., DE.)


Sources


1 DE Marriage Records.

2 Daisy Hitch Davies tree of 1930.

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

4 1850 DE Census, Listed as age 35 in the 1850 Laurel, Sussex Co., DE Census, born in DE.

5 1860 DE Census, Listed as age 44 in the 1860 Sussex Co., DE Census, born in DE.

6 1870 DE Census, Listed as a miller, age 54, in the 1870 Laurel, Sussex Co., DE Census, born in DE.

7 1880 DE Census, Listed as age 64 in the 1880 Laurel, Sussex Co., DE Census, born in DE.

8 1850 DE Census, Listed as age 34 in the 1850 Laurel, Sussex Co., DE Census, born in DE.

9 1860 DE Census, Listed as age 43 in the 1860 Sussex Co., DE Census, born in DE.

10 1870 DE Census, Listed as age 53 in the 1870 Laurel, Sussex Co., DE Census, born in DE.

11 1880 DE Census, Listed as age 63 in the 1880 Laurel, Sussex Co., DE Census, born in DE.


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