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Louther (Loudy) Hitch
(1750-1838)
Mary Elizabeth (Betsy) Douglas
(1769-1840)
(Son) Dalrymple
Joseph N. Hitch
(1794-1827)
Rosanna Dalrymple
(1800/1805-1844/1849)

Young Henry Elkanah Hitch
(1825-1864)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Mary Ann Edwards

Young Henry Elkanah Hitch 3

  • Born: 30 Aug 1825, Laurens Co., SC 2 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Mary Ann Edwards on 19 Jan 1847 in Laurens Co., SC 1 2
  • Died: 19 Jun 1864, Kennesaw Mt., GA 3 6

  

This link comes from the SC Bible Records at the DAR, it disagrees with "A Hitch Orchard".

In the Federal Census of 1850, Y.E.H. Hitch is indicated in Laurens County, South Carolina (page 332, Laurens Township) in a household as follows: - Y.E.H. Hitch, age 24, born in SC - Mary Hitch, age 22, born in SC - Joseph Hitch, age 2, born in SC.

In the Federal Census of 1860, Y.H. Hitch is indicated in Laurens County, South Carolina (page 315, Youngs Township) in a household as follows: - Y.H. Hitch (male), age 34, born in SC - M.A. Hitch (female), age 33, born in SC - Joseph H. Hitch, age 12, born in SC - Augs H. Hitch (male), age 7, born in SC.

He served in the Civil War as a Private, Company I, 16th South Carolina Infantry and a Private, Company C, 9th South Carolina Reserves. The records state that he enlisted with the 9th SC Reserves for 90 days on Nov 17 1862 till Feb 14 1863 at Laurens Courthouse by William Stewart and then with the 16th SC on Feb 13 1863 in Adam's Run, SC with Captain McCollough "for the war." The muster records show the following:
- Jan/Feb 1863: Present
- Mar/Apr 1863: Present
- May/Jun 1863: Present
- Jul/Aug 1863: Present
- Sep/Oct 1863: Absent, sick in hospital
- Nov/Dec 1863: Present
- Jan/Feb 1864: Present
- Mar to Aug 1864: Killed on pickett at Kennesaw Mountain (GA) on Jun 19 1864. (Military Service Records - Civil War, CSA at the National Archives)

  

Was killed on Kennesaw Mountain on June 19, 1864 while on pickett duty as a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. He had enlisted with the 16th SC Infantry on February 13, 1863. His body was never found.


Young married Mary Ann Edwards, daughter of John Edwards and Jane Bradley, on 19 Jan 1847 in Laurens Co., SC.1 2 (Mary Ann Edwards was born on 25 Jun 1827 in SC,2 7 8 9 10 11 died on 11 May 1880 in Laurens Co., SC 7 11 and was buried about 14 May 1880 in Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Laurens Co., SC 11.)


Sources


1 NC and SC Marriage Records.

2 Bible Records of A.L. Hitch of Laurens Co., SC (Image copies provided by Elinor Mowbray of Fountain Inn, SC).

3 "A Hitch Orchard", by Daisy Hitch, 1931.

4 1860 SC Census, Listed as Y.H.E. Hitch, age 34, in the 1860 Laurens Co., SC Census, born in SC.

5 1850 SC Census, Listed as Y.E.H. Hitch, age 24, in the 1850 Laurens Co., SC Census, born in SC.

6 Military Service Records - Civil War - CSA.

7 Gravestone Record.

8 1870 SC Census, Listed as age 43 in the 1870 Laurens Co., SC Census, born in SC.

9 1860 SC Census, Listed as M.A. Hitch, age 33, in the 1860 Laurens Co., SC Census, born in SC.

10 1850 SC Census, Listed as age 22 in the 1850 Laurens Co., SC Census, born in SC.

11 Laurens Co., SC Cemetery Records (DAR).


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