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Richard Nicholson
Isabella (?)
(Abt 1670-After 1735)
James Hardy Sr.
(?) (?)
(-After 1727)
James Nicholson
(Abt 1692-1749/1749)
Phillis Hardy
(Abt 1701-Abt 1745)
Isabell Nicholson
(1724-Bef 1790)


Family Links

1. John Hitch

2. Richard Waller

Isabell Nicholson 1

  • Born: 22 Oct 1724, Somerset Co., MD
  • Marriage (1): John Hitch about 1743 in Somerset Co., MD
  • Marriage (2): Richard Waller about 1770 in Somerset Co., MD
  • Died: Bef 23 May 1790, Somerset Co., MD

bullet  General Notes:

Isabell Hitch remarried after the death of husband John Hitch in 1767/69 to a Mr. Waller (probably Richard Waller, brother of Ebenezer)

In his will written on Feb 19 1749 and probated in Somerset County on Mar 22 1749, James Nicholson lists Isable Hitch. The relationship appears that she is his daughter. It also lists his wife Mary Nicholson and sons Joshua Nicholson, Charles Nicholson, James Nicholson, John Nicholson, Joseph Nicholson (listed as youngest) and daughters Mary Nicholson, Rachel Nicholson and Phillis Nicholson (SoW-EB9:280)

Curtis Hitch was administrator for the estate of Isabella Waller on Aug 29 1791. The inventory amount brought forward was 45.18.7 from Jul 31 1790. Payments to John Pope Mitchell, Isaac Holland for coffin, William Handy and John Scroggin appraisers, money due to the orphans of Elijah Vincent for the money made use of by the deceased received by her as their guardian and retained by this accountant. Distributions to her seven children: this accountant Curtis, Louther, Elijah, Annis Vincent's heirs, Phillis Short, Letty Nicholson's representatives and Lilah Culver (SoInv-EB15:672; SoAA-EB16:476/477).

bullet  Death Notes:

Administration of the account of Isabell Waller, Aug 29 1791. Inventory had been proved Jul 31 1790. (SoAA-EB16:476/477) This record became an extremely important finding in identifying the parentage of Louther, Curtis and Elijah Hitch as well as uncovering the female children in the family. Until the discovery of Isabell Waller's account administration, there had been much speculation as to the lineages of these individuals.


Isabell married John Hitch, son of William Hitch and Rachel Humphreys, about 1743 in Somerset Co., MD. (John Hitch was born in 1723 in Somerset Co., MD and died 30 Jul 1767-10 Aug 1769 in Somerset Co., MD.)


Isabell next married Richard Waller about 1770 in Somerset Co., MD.



1 She was listed in the will of James Nicholson as a daughter in his probate of 3/22/1748 (written 2/19/1748).

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