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William Ellegood I
Rebecca (?)
William Colbourne
Jean Handy
William Ellegood II
Mary Colbourne
Sarah Ellegood
(1744-After 1820)


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1. Capt. Robert Hitch

Sarah Ellegood

  • Born: 1744
  • Marriage (1): Capt. Robert Hitch
  • Died: After 1820, Somerset Co., MD


In the will of William Alligood (Ellegood) written on Sep 1 1788 and probated Dec 7 1788, Sarah Hitch and Elizabeth Adams are indicated as daughters. (SoW-1788/99:30). The Somerset County Assessment record for the years 1793-1796 show Sarah Hitch listed in Rewastico Hundred and assessed for 400 acres of land, 500; two male/female slaves under age 8, 12; one male/female slave age 8-14, 15; three male slaves age 14-45, 135; three male/female slaves over age 36/45, 25; 4 oz. of plate, 1.13.4; and other property, 167.6.8. In 1795, her assessment had subtracted all the land and 5 slaves (these apparently went to Sarah Ellegood Hitch). Total assessment was 855, 855, 235, 235 for years 1793, 1794, 1795, and 1796, respectively. (SoTA-1793/96)

In the Federal Census of 1800, Sarah Hitch is listed as the head of household in the Rewastico District, Somerset County (pg 64, line 19) with two males age 10-16, one female under age 10, one female age 16-26, one female over age 45 and two slaves.

This is probably the same Sarah Hitch who, on Oct 31 1805 paid 100 for Ben "slave for life" to Joshua Humphreys, administrator of William Ellegood Sr. (SoLR-Q:81). On Nov 21 1805, she sold slave Benjamin to George Parker for $325. (SoLR-Q:100).

In the Federal Census of 1810, Sarah Hitch is listed Rewastico District, Somerset County (pg 278) with one female age 16-26, one female age 26-45, one female age 45+, one "other" and nine slaves. In the Federal Census of 1820, Sarah Hitch is indicated in Somerset County (pg 62) with two males age 10-16, one female under age 10, one female age 16-26, one female age 45+ and two slaves.

Sarah married Capt. Robert Hitch, son of Elgate Hitch and Elizabeth M. (Betty) Caldwell. (Capt. Robert Hitch was born before 1739 in Somerset Co., MD and died on 06 Dec 1781-25 Nov 1783 in Somerset Co., MD.)

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