Sarah M. Davis
(1821-Abt 1891)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. (?) Alexander

2. Spencer Hitch

Sarah M. Davis

  • Born: 1821, DE 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): (?) Alexander about 1841
  • Marriage (2): Spencer Hitch on 29 Oct 1850 in Kent Co., DE 1
  • Died: Abt Aug 1891, Milford, Kent Co., DE 5
  • Buried: Abt Aug 1891, Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford, Kent Co., DE

  

Sarah Hitch wrote her will on November 19, 1889. It was probated in Kent County, Delaware on August 18, 1891 (Kent Co., Delaware Wills, 1889-1892). A transcription follows:

"I Sarah Hitch of the Town of Milford in the County of Kent and State of Delaware; being somewhat advanced in age, and enfeebled in body, but blest with sound and disposing mind and memory, and wishing to make a disposition of all the Real and pursonal property that it has pleased the Benificent Creator to bestow on me, I make and publish this as my last will and testament, Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved husband Spencer Hitch all my Real and personal property, during his natural life, by he paying all my just debts, and funeral expenses. Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Sally hitch, one hundred and fifteen dollars, $115.00' the same being a lien on my Real and personal property, at the death of my siad usband, my sons Thomas Alexander and Isaac D. Alexander havinf each had that amount from my Estate. Item: At the death of my said husband I give bequeath and devise all the residue after paying said Legacy to my said daughter Sally out of my estate to my children Namely Thomas Alexander, Isaac D. Alexander and Sally Hitch Equally, share and sahre alike. Item: I hereby appoint, constitute and ordain my said husband, Spencer Hitch, Administrator to this my last Will and testament, on this half sheet of paper. In Witness Whereof, I the above named testatrix have hereunto set my hand and seal this Nineteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand Eigh hundred and Eighty nine, A.D. 1889.'
Sarah Hitch (seal) The said Sarah Hitch, signed, sealed this instrument, and published and declared the same on and for her last Will, And we at her request, and in her presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto written our names as witnesses. W.G. Hering Robt. J. Beswick"


Sarah married (?) Alexander about 1841. ((?) Alexander died before 1850.)


Sarah next married Spencer Hitch, son of Clement Hitch and Aseneth (Lena?) Wilson, on 29 Oct 1850 in Kent Co., DE.1 (Spencer Hitch was born in 1828 in DE,6 7 8 9 10 died on 05 Sep 1898 in Milford, Kent Co., DE 11 and was buried about 08 Sep 1898 in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford, Kent Co., DE.)


Sources


1 Delaware Gazette.

2 1870 DE Census, Listed as age 48 in the 1870 Kent Co., DE Census, born in DE.

3 1860 DE Census, Listed as age 38 in the 1860 Milford, Kent Co., DE Census, born in DE.

4 1880 DE Census, Listed as age 58 in the 1880 Milford, Kent Co., DE Census.

5 Kent Co., DE Probate Records Index, 1680-1925, Probate done 1889/92.

6 DE Death Records, Listed as age 71 when he died in September 1898.

7 1850 DE Census, Listed as age 22, farmhand, in the 1850 Kent Co., DE Census, born in DE.

8 1870 DE Census, Listed as a farmer, age 41, in the 1870 Kent Co., DE Census, born in DE.

9 1860 DE Census, Listed as a farmer, age 32, in the 1860 Milford, Kent Co., DE Census, born in DE.

10 1880 DE Census, Listed as age 52 in the 1880 Milford, Kent Co., DE Census (pg 157a).

11 DE Death Records.


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