Christopher* Hitch
Susanna Barton
(Between 1725/1730-)
John Hitch
(Abt 1755-1799/1806)
Clement G. Hitch


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1. Elizabeth Warder

Clement G. Hitch 2

  • Born: 14 Jul 1777, Prince Georges Co., MD 1 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Warder on 03 Mar 1803 1
  • Died: 29 May 1852, Hart Co., KY 5


Clem Hitch is listed in the 1799 Tax List for Fauquier County, VA.

The book "The Times of Long Ago, Barren County, Kentucky," by Franklin Gorin, 1929 (DAR), that "about 1811/1812" Joseph Warder settled, with a large family of children on Beaver Creek where the Columbia Road crosses it. John, Walter, and William, his sons, were Baptist preachers. His other sons, Joseph and Henry, with his sons-in-law Alexander Evans, Zacheus Quesenberry (Methodist preacher) and Clement Hitch settled near him. (p. 26)

Clement Hitch received two Barren Co., Kentucky land grants in 1818. The first was granted on April 9, 1818, 40 acres on the Fork Beaver Creek watercourse (Kentucky Land Grant, Book G, Folio 232). The second was granted on May 15, 1818 for 35 acres in a nearby location (Ibid., Book E, Folio 14). Furthermore, Clement Hitch was granted more land in Kentucky on May 4, 1830. These covered 14 acres in the county and 139 acres on the Barren Fork watercourse, respectively. (Ibid., Book E-2, Folio 18, 285).

**Indicates that I am now nearly certain that this Clement Hitch is NOT a son of Spencer Hitch of the Eastern Shore of Delaware and Maryland. The historical evidence overwhelmingly suggests that this Clement Hitch is a descendant of the Christopher Hitch line of Prince Georges County, Maryland and later Fauquier County, Virginia. I place him here as son of John Hitch based upon very weak evidence that he named his first son John. Further research is required however to determine his exact parentage within that line. NOTE: please see notes under father John Hitch for more concrete evidence!

From: Hitch Steve [] <mailto:[]>
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 1:52 PM
To: <>
Subject: Clement G. Hitch

I contacted you some years ago when I got into genealogy about my family. got away from it for a while, but I have been looking into a few things since. I don't know if you still update your stuff, but if you do I have one piece of info. I found Clement G. Hitch's death record. It shows him dying of Old age in Hart county Ky on May 29, 1852 and shows his mother as Ellen Hitch. It does not mention his Fathers name though. I know you have shown his mother as Casandra elgin, but also say it is uncertain because of the childrens ages. Well, in the death record it does say his mother was Ellen Hitch. The record reads Clement G. Hitch, age 76, farmer, residence Hart Co., born Hart Co (obviously incorrect as all his census records show Virgina or in one case Maryland), name of parents or owner of slaves (but only shows Ellen Hitch), date of death as May 29 and cause as Old age. Wish I had more. I will send you more info if you'd like as I continue. Don't know how much more I can find though. There is one odd thing though. Clement was in Kentucky in the period between 1810 and 1820 proved my land records. there was a Samuel Hitch there in the 1810 census, same area, but the age does not really fit for his father and you show his father as John anyway. There had to be a connection though. Same area of Barren County Ky in 1810 as Clement is in a few years later. I'm working on it, but don't know if I ever will get the connection. thanks. Steve Hitch

Clement married Elizabeth Warder, daughter of Joseph Warder and Elizabeth Ford, on 03 Mar 1803.1 (Elizabeth Warder was born on 19 Feb 1784 in Fauquier Co., VA 1 and died on 08 Jan 1843 in Barren Co., KY 1.)


1 Kentucky Bible and Tombstone Records (DAR Library).

2 RootsWeb World Connect Project, Minnis - Yates Roots. 26560 total entries, last updated Mon May 22 06:36:16 2000. Lee Minnis <>.

3 1850 KY Census, Listed as age 73 in the 1850 Hart Co., KY Census, born in MD.

4 1840 KY Census, Listed as age 60-70 in the 1840 East Barren, Barren Co., KY Census.

5 Hart Co., KY Death Records.

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