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Adam Hitch
(1658/1659-1731/1731)
Ann (?)
(Abt 1667-Abt 1704)
(?) Clark
Joanna Bowditch
(-After 1715)
Solomon Hitch
(1694-1748/1748)
Rebecca Clark
(Abt 1696-After 1751)
Levin Hitch
(Abt 1723-After 1790)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Eve Price

Levin Hitch

  • Born: Abt 1723, Somerset Co., MD
  • Marriage (1): Eve Price
  • Died: After 1790, Sussex Co., DE

  

In the 1738 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Levin Hitch was listed in the same household as Adam Hitch, Solomon Hitch (head of the household) and slave Cook. In the 1739 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Levin Hitch was listed in the same household as Addam Hitch and Solomon Hitch. In the 1740 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Levin Hitch was listed in the same household as Adam Hitch, Solomon Hitch (head of the household) and slave Cook. In the 1743 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Levin Hitch was listed in the same household as Solomon Hitch (head of the household) and slaves Frank, Rose, and Cook. In the 1744 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Levin Hitch was listed in the same household as Solomon Hitch (head of the household) and slaves Frank, Rose, and Cook. In the 1745 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Levin Hitch was listed in the same household as Solomon Hitch (head of the household), Solomon Hitch and negroes Frank, Rose, and Cook. In the 1746 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Levin Hitch was listed in the same household as Solomon Hitch Sr. (head of the household), Solomon Hitch Jr. and negroes Rose and Cooke. In the 1747 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Levin Hitch was listed in the same household as Solomon Hitch Sr. (head of the household), Solomon Hitch Jr. and negroes Rose and Cooke. In the 1748 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Levin Hitch was listed in the same household as negro Frank.

On Aug 12 1748, Levin Hitch and his wife Eve, "the daughter of Crispin Price deceased", sold 100 acres of land called "Newbury" (Eve inherited the land on the death of her brother Solomon Price) for 50 to Obediah Read (SoLR-A:5). This is confirmed in the Rent Rolls where it lists the tract called "Newbury" (total 300 acres, yearly rent 0.12.0) surveyed Nov 27 1688 on south side of Rockawalkin where, with Eve his wife, he sold 100 acres. (SoRR-9:162).

In the 1749 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Levin Hitch was listed in a household as the only taxable. In the 1750 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Levin Hitch was listed in a household as the only taxable. On Nov 13 1750, the account of Robert Givan's estate was completed in Somerset County. In it is mentions amounts paid by Levin Hitch and paid to Rebecah Hitch. (MdPrA-29:118) In the 1751 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Levin Hitch was listed in a household as the only taxable.

On Feb 18 1751, there was a triparte land exchange for tracts "Ackworth's Folly" and "Discovery". 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. In the transaction, Levin Hitch and Mary Storey sold land to Robert Twilley and John Kellum the younger, 108 acres of "Ackworth's Folly." (Note, this firmly identifies Levin Hitch's mother, and Solomon Hitch's wife, as Rebecca Clark, daughter of Joanna Clark and unknown father Clark.)

On Jun 21 1751, Levin Hitch appeared in the Somerset County court because of a summons for "Daniel God late of Somerset County, Marriner" to "answer unto Levin Heatch of a plea of trespafs..." (SoCP (loose papers)-1747/51, MdHR 7266-32-14). In the 1752 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Levin Hitch was listed in a household as the only taxable. On Feb 3 1752, Levin Hitch sold cattle and a mill for 6.5.0 to John Kellum (SoLR-A:211). This may be related to a Feb 18 1752 sale noted in the Rent Rolls where a tract called "Discovery" (total 160 acres, yearly rent 0.6.56) surveyed May 5 1688 on south side of the Nanticoke River was sold by Levin Hitch and Mary Story to John Kellum. (SoRR-9:156).

On Mar 3 1752, the account of Obediah Read's estate was completed in Somerset County. In it is mentions amounts paid to Robert Twilley for bond and passed to Levin Hitch. (MdPrA-32:81) On Mar 18 1752, Levin Hitch and Mary Story again got together, this time to buy a tract of land called "Ackworth's Folly" (total 300 acres, yearly rent 0.6.0) surveyed 18 Feb 1664 located on east side of the Nanticoke River near Rewastico Creek. They bought 100 acres from John Kellum. (SoRR-9:85) On Jul 2 1752, Levin Hitch appeared in court for a suit brought forth by Thomas Toadvine who he owed 4.10.0. Levin paid plus 287 lbs of tobacco costs. (SoJ-1752/54:18). In about 1753, Levin Heatch and Mary Story had a Provincial Court case versus John Killum. (MdPvC-EI(EJ?)14:487). He was listed on the 1785 Tax Assessment for Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware and the 1790 Delaware Federal Census for Little Creek Hundred in Sussex County.

  

Levin Hitch is listed for the first time on the Somerset County Tax Lists in 1738 suggesting he had reached age 15 near that time. (SoTL-1738)


Levin married Eve Price, daughter of Crispin Price and Eve Hitch. (Eve Price was born about 1726 in Somerset Co., MD.)




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