Robert Bowditch
Ann (?)
(?) Clark
Joanna Bowditch
(-After 1715)
Rebecca Clark
(Abt 1696-After 1751)


Family Links

1. Solomon Hitch

2. Charles Harris

Rebecca Clark 1

  • Born: Abt 1696
  • Marriage (1): Solomon Hitch about 1719 in Somerset Co., MD
  • Marriage (2): Charles Harris after 1747 in Somerset Co., MD
  • Died: After 1751


Note that many Hitch histories and genealogies to date have surmised Rebecca, wife of Solomon Hitch, to be nee Thompson. However, there is a clear indication in the old Somerset County land records when, on February 18, 1751, there was a triparte land exchange for tracts "Ackworth's Folly" and "Discovery" that gives the final clues to Rebecca's identity. In these records, it states that Levin Hitch, son of Rebecca Hitch, formerly Rebecca Clark and Mary Storey, spinster, daughter of Joanna Storey, formerly Joanna Clark. It states further that Rebecca Hitch and Mary Storey are the only surviving daughters of Joanna Clark. This firmly identifies Solomon Hitch's wife as Rebecca Clark, daughter of Joanna Clark and unknown father Clark. In earlier records for transactions involving "Ackworth's Folly," in 1710/1715, Robert Bowditch gave the land to his wife Ann Bowditch and then to daughters Joanna Bowditch and Rebecca Clark and heirs. ("Land Records of Wicomico County," Ruth Dryden) This establishes Joanna Clark's maiden name as Bowditch (and, interestingly enough, she had a sister Rebecca Clark; hence, both must have married Mr. Clarks.)

Rebecca married Solomon Hitch, son of Adam Hitch and Ann (?), about 1719 in Somerset Co., MD. (Solomon Hitch was born on 09 May 1694 in Somerset Co., MD and died on 14 Mar 1748-05 Apr 1748 in Somerset Co., MD.)

Rebecca next married Charles Harris after 1747 in Somerset Co., MD. (Charles Harris was born about 1695 in Somerset Co., MD.)


1 Correspondence with Harold Donovan Hitch; 1121 Amsterdam Road #1; Covington, KY 41011; dated 12/23/1994. Contains 173 pages of genealogy!.

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