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Louther (Loudy) Hitch
Mary Elizabeth (Betsy) Douglas
David Motes
Mary Anderson
Louther Douglas (Loudy) Hitch
Catherine Lucinda Motes
Presley Pinkney Hitch


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1. Emilene (Emily) Duvall

Presley Pinkney Hitch 4

  • Born: 04 Jul 1831, Laurens Co., SC 1735
  • Marriage (1): Emilene (Emily) Duvall about 1853
  • Died: 12 Dec 1856, Laurens Co., SC 1735

bullet  General Notes:

Presley Pickney Hitch is listed in the Joseph A. Hitch Bible records (copies of which were provided by Jim Boling ( on Jan 9 2002) under "Births" as P.P. Hitch born July 4th 1831. Under "Deaths", he is listed as "Presley P. Hitch died Dec. 12th 1856 age 25 yrs 5 mos 8 days." The name "Pinkney" comes from A Hitch Orchard and sons, William L. and Luther D. Hitch's death certificates as well as a contemporary letter of Sarah Hitch.

Sarah Hitch (Laurens, SC) as Aunt Sally writes to Young H. E. Hitch on March 20, 1857 and mentions the death of Pinkney Hitch (letter in possession of Elinor Mowbray of Fountain Inn, SC in 2015 and now in the Nabb Center at Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD): "I suppose you have heard of his heavy affliction in the death of Pinkney. He was sick a very short time. He was a complaining on the Sunday previous to his death of a small pimple on the side of his face but himself nor none of the family thought it any thing serious. On Monday it grew worse and still worse and at lenth it became very painful and his face on one side became so swelled that he scarcely looked like himself. On Tuesday evening he took a long severe chill and suffered on severely till Friday afternoon when he ceased to breathe. I feel to hope that hes gone to a better world than this." (Elinor speculates that Pinckney was bitten by a brown recluse spider). Later in the same letter she writes, "I have spent the winter or the most of it with Pinkneys widow and two little children whose names are William Leander and Luther David, two lovely promising little boys."

Sarah Hitch (Laurens, SC) wrote to Young H.E. Hitch on May 9, 1864 and states, "Pinkney Hitches widow is a living over in Abbeville on a little place she has rented and her two little sons with her. J.A.H. lives on his fathers land near him." [J.A.H. is Joseph Allen Hitch, Pinkney Hitch's brother].


Presley married Emilene (Emily) Duvall, daughter of James Duvall and Letitia* Hitch, about 1853. (Emilene (Emily) Duvall was born in Jun 1833 in SC,2724 died in 1913 in Laurens Co., SC 1288 and was buried in 1913 in Langston Baptist Church, Laurens Co., SC.)

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