Samuel Hitch 2
- Born: 1791, Sussex Co., DE 3 4 5
- Marriage (1): Rebecca Ralph on 26 Nov 1828 in Sussex Co., DE 1
- Died: 19 Mar 1878-1880, Grant Co., WI
On Jan 7 1814, during the War of 1812, Delaware Governor Caesar Rodney issued commission of Ensign to Samuel Hitch. Samuel Hitch appeared with the 9th (Caldwell's) Regiment, Delaware Militia, on the muster roll for the term Nov 19 1814 through Mar 3 1815 when he was on the roll at the head of the Indian River. He was appointed on Feb 3 1815 for an additional term of 6 months. He also appears with the rank of Corporal on a receipt roll of Captain Josiah Polk's Co. for compensation for services at Lewes Town dated Jun 1813, pay $2.93. Appears on the May 24 1813 list (with Robert Hitch, his brother?) for 5 days on duty and pay of $2.33. Also appears as a Private on a Receipt Roll of Capt. Jonathan Waller's Co. for compensation for services at Lewes Town dated Jun 25 1813 for $4.80 pay.
In the 1816 Tax Assessment records for Sussex County indicate Samuel Hitch in Little Creek Hundred as his own person and no property.
In the 1822 Tax Assessment records for Sussex County indicate Samuel Hitch in Little Creek Hundred as his own person and no property.
In the 1828 Tax Assessment records for Sussex County indicate Samuel Hitch in Little Creek Hundred as his own person and no property.
On Jun 16 1831, a deed was executed to James C. Lynch from Samuel Hitch and Rebecca his wife "of Little Creek Hundred". Mr. Lynch paid the Hitches $100 for the land, property left when James Ralph died intestate and left his widow Molly who is now also dead and his seven children including Rebecca Hitch (late Ralph). (Sussex County, DE Land Records, Deed Book AS-41, Folio 328)
In the 1833 Tax Assessment records for Sussex County indicate Samuel Hitch in Little Creek Hundred with the following: 1 yearling
Samuel does not show up in later tax assessments, the next one being 1836. This is probably the Samuel Hitch that moved from Delaware to Adams County, Illinois sometime between 1834 and 1835 and on to Grant County, Wisconsin by the time he purchased land there in 1849. From records in the Office of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), "Samuel Hitch of Grant County, Wisconsin" purchased land from the Mineral Point, Wisconsin office on Aug 1 1849 (Certificate No. 10364). The land was described as "the South East quarter of the South West quarter of Section thirty four, in Township three, North, of Range Two, West, in the District of Lands subject to Sale at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, Containing forty acres." In the Federal Census of 1840, Samuel Hitch is indicated on page 018 in Adams County, Illinois with one male age 40-50, one female under age 5, two females age 5-10, one female age 10-15 and one female age 40-50.
For Mar 28 1840, Samuel Hitch is included in a Debt Action (Early Records of Adams County, IL (DAR), Box L1849, Case 442, Action: Debt)
Samuel Hitch is shown listed in the 1841 Adams County, Illinois Tax List.
In the Federal Census of 1850, Samuel Hitch is indicated on page 119 in Grant County, Wisconsin in a household as follows: - Samuel Hitch, age 59, farmer, born in DE - Rebecca Hitch, age 53, born in DE - Livenia Hitch, age 16, born in DE - Rebecca E. Hitch, age 12, born in IL.
In the Federal Census of 1860, Samuel Hitch is indicated in the Beynitt (Bennett) household on page 212 in Harrison Township, Grant County, Wisconsin as follows: - Samuel Hitch, age 62, born in DE - Rebecca Hitch, age 69, born in DE - Rebecca E. Hitch, age 23, born in DE - Louis Beynitt, age 45, born in MO - Elizabeth Beynitt, age 29, born in DE - Laura Beynitt, age 12, born in WI - Iserul Beynitt (male), age 8, born in WI - Laviny Beynitt (female), age 3, born in WI - Julia A. Beynitt, age 19, born in WI Value of real estate $1,500, personal property $719.
Samuel Hitch was alive as late as Mar 19 1878 trying to get bounty pension for his service in the War of 1812.
Samuel married Rebecca Ralph, daughter of James Ralph and Molly Prichard, on 26 Nov 1828 in Sussex Co., DE.1 (Rebecca Ralph was born in 1797 in Sussex Co., DE 6 7 and died in 1861-1869 in Grant Co., WI.)