Elizabeth Gaddis 1
In a file of Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards (Index) 1907-1933 at the National Archives, it states that Elizabeth Hitch was an Army widow of Octavius G. Hitch and that she died on March 6, 1916. Octavius G. Hitch was indicated as a Quartermaster Sergeant in Company A, 5th Ohio Cavalry. (Cert. No. 772760)
Elizabeth married Octavius Grafton Hitch, son of William Hitch and Nancy (Nacky) Molden, on 26 Dec 1863.1 2 (Octavius Grafton Hitch was born on 29 Nov 1833 in Clermont Co., OH,1 6 7 8 9 died on 03 Feb 1914 in KS 1 5 and was buried about 06 Feb 1914 in Girard Cemetery, Crawford Co., KS.)
1 "A Hitch Orchard", by Daisy Hitch, 1931.
2 E-Mail from Ron Gaddis - 9/5/2000 (7:34 PM). Explains Elizabeth Gaddis and O.G. Hitch marriage date as well as some of Elizabeth's ancestry.
3 1880 OH Census, Listed as age 42 in the 1880 Hamilton Co., OH Census, born in OH.
4 1900 KS Census, Listed as born in December 1837 in OH in the 1900 Crawford Co., KS Census.
5 Veteran's Administration Pension Payment Records 1907-1933, National Archives.
6 1850 OH Census, Listed as age 16 in the 1850 Clermont Co., OH Census, born in KY.
7 1880 OH Census, Listed as age 45 in the 1880 Hamilton Co., OH Census, born in OH.
8 1840 OH Census, Listed as age 5-10 in the 1840 Felicity Township, Clermont Co., OH Census.
1900 KS Census, Listed as born in November 1836 in OH in the 1900 Crawford Co., KS Census.