- Born: 1740-1742, Somerset Co., MD
- Marriage (1): Sarah Dashiell?
- Died: 14 Mar 1768-19 Sep 1771, Somerset Co., MD
This Joshua Hitch was referred to as Joshua Hitch Jr. Joshua Hitch Sr. was the son of John Hitch of Adam.
In the 1757 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Joshua Hitch was listed in a household as the only taxable. In the 1759 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Joshua Hitch Jr. was listed in the same household as negroes Will and Comunda. (Joshua was spelled as Joshusay(?) in the record.)
Between 1765 and 1776, Joshua Hitch Jr. had an account with John Nelms' store in Salisbury, Maryland. He brought a balance of £1/0/9 from Ledger C and bought a silk handkerchief for a total bill of £1/1/9. He paid £0/4/0 in cash in 1768 and left a balance of £0/17/9 for Ledger E. In 1775, he purchased indigo, trace ropes, compasses, an iron teakettle, buttons, yarn, gloves and needles for £1/10/9. He paid on his account in cash in 1776. On Mar 14 1768, Joshua Hitch Jr. was listed as appraiser with Joshua Hitch Sr. for the estate of Ezekiel Hillman valued at £51.14.5. (MdPrI Abstracts-1766/69). Between Sep 19 1771 and Feb 9 1773, Joshua Hitch's estate was inventoried with a value of £223.12.1. Appraisers were Esme Bayly and Joseph Dashiell; Creditors were James Houston and, William McBryde; Next-of kin was listed as John Caldwell and Joshua Hitch with Administrators Sarah Hitch and Robert Hitch.
On May 22 1773, a note in the Maryland Prerogative Court Testamentary Proceedings lists Returns from Somerset County on "Joshua Hitch, his will." (MdTP-45:65). On Apr 12 1774, Joshua Hitch is mentioned again in the records as List of Debts (of Joshua Hitch's estate) entry inventory valued at £30.14.2. Administratrix was Sarah Hitch). (MdPrI Abstracts-1772/74). Again, on May 1 1774 as Commissions "for Sarah Hitch & Robt Hitch admin. Joshua Hitch, Somerset County" (MdTP-45:305). On Jul 25 1774, Joshua Hitch's final account listed payments to Thomas Hitch, William Lank and John Nelms among others. It also listed residue to William Elgit Hitch, Mary Hitch and Betty Hitch and 1/3 to widow Sarah Hitch. Administrators listed were Robert Hitch and Sarah Hitch. (MdPrA-71:191)
Joshua Hitch was listed as an appraiser of Ezekiel Hillman's estate on Mar 14 1768 and an inventory of Joshua's estate was conducted beginning Sep 19 1771.
Joshua married Sarah Dashiell?. (Sarah Dashiell? was born in 1744 and died after 1805.)