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Samuel Henry Hitch
Hester Ann Driscoll
Rev. James Hooper McGrath
Lydia Annie Pusey
Thomas Henry Hitch
Elnora McGrath
Goldsborough Thomas (Goolie) Hitch


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Goldsborough Thomas (Goolie) Hitch

  • Born: 05 Sep 1894, MD 1 2 3
  • Died: 10 Nov 1911, Onslow Co., NC 3 4 5
  • Buried: Abt 13 Nov 1911, Montford Point Federal Cemetery Located Off Highway 24 East, Jacksonville, Onslow Co., NC 6


Goolie Hitch was killed when he fell off a lumber working tram trying to catch a tool that was also falling. He died due to internal injuries, probably a ruptured spleen. He was his father's "right-hand man" and very dependable. (This information comes from his sister Anna Pearl Hitch Smith in a telephone conversation in February 1996).

  Burial Notes:

The area where Goolie Hitch was buried in North Carolina was taken over by the government. His body was subsequently reinterred into a cemetery at the entrance to Camp Legeune, Onslow Co., NC. [Montford Point Federal Cemetery located off Highway 24 East, Jacksonville, Onslow Co., NC. Site location for removal of Caucasian graves from lands confiscated by Federal government to build Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, ca. 1940.]


1 1910 NC Census, Listed as Goldsboro Hitch, age 15, in the 1910 Onslow Co., NC Census, born in MD.

2 1900 MD Census, Listed as born in September 1894 in MD in the 1900 Worcester Co., MD Census.

3 Gravestone Record.

4 Dryden Collection at Salisbury State University.

5 McGrath Ancestors by Minnie Murrell McGrath (1950).

6 Correspondence from Pearl Hitch Smith (dated January 13, 1996). Address 3206 Monroe Street, Wilmington, DE 19802-2654.

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