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George Brown
(1743/1745-1802/1803)
Nanny (?)
(-After 1803)
David Brown
(1763/1765-1831/1839)
Nancy (Annie) Tull?
(1770/1780-1841/1849)
Henrietta (Henny, Ritty, McRitty) Brown
(1800/1801-1831/1839)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Samuel Hitch

Henrietta (Henny, Ritty, McRitty) Brown

  • Born: 1800-1801, Worcester Co., MD
  • Marriage (1): Samuel Hitch on 24 Oct 1820 in Worcester Co., MD
  • Died: 1831-1839, Worcester Co., MD

  

The following is from the notes of Prof. James L. Brown of Baltimore, MD:

Henrietta (McRitty, Meritty, Ritty) Brown (ca. 1800/1801-between 1830 and 1840), daughter of David (Jr.) and Nancy (Annie) (-) Brown, was born ca. 1800-1801 in Worcester County, Maryland. The 1830 U. S. census record for Worcester County indicates that one female in the household of Samuel Hitch was age 20-30 when the census was taken; she also received a bequest from her grandfathers which helps to narrow the time frame for her birth.

In his will, written 17 January 1802, George Brown (David's father) devised "fifty accars of land whereon I lived called Hath Venter at the upper end of the tract" to his wife during her natural life or widowhood, and "at her death to my grand daughter named McRitty Brown and her heirs forever in fee simple . . ." Also devised to his grand daughter was one half of land called Buck Harbour "lying at the upper end of my plantation . . ." The original 100 acres of Hath Venter (Heaths Adventure) were re-surveyed in 1791; vacancies were added; the land became known as Buck Harbour (193 acres); and a new patent was issued (eventually) to David Brown. While the new patent refers to all 193 acres as Buck Harbour, George Brown clearly separated the two tracts as he knew them during most of his lifetime: the original 100 acre tract was known as Hath Venture (Heaths Adventure) and the new land (vacancies) was known as Buck Harbour.

For proof of Henrietta Brown's siblings, marriage and issue, see Worcester County Chancery Record No. 5, Aug. 1855, pp. 331-344. In addition to her husband and children being named therein, she is proved to be a sister "Of the whole blood" of George Tull Brown and Margaret (Peggy) Brown (and others); for proof of George Tull and Peggy Brown being children of David and Nancy (Annie) (-) Brown, see Ruth T. Dryden, Parish of Somerset, Records of Somerset County. Maryland, p. 11 (for George Tull), and idem., Stepney Parish Records of Somerset County. Maryland, p. 58 (for Peggy Brown).

  

Henrietta Hitch is apparently listed as age 30-40 in the 1830 Census, she does not appear in the 1840 census.

  

Henrietta Hitch is apparently listed as age 30-40 in the 1830 Census, she does not appear in the 1840 census.


Henrietta married Samuel Hitch, son of Benjamin Hitch and Mary* Brown, on 24 Oct 1820 in Worcester Co., MD. (Samuel Hitch was born in 1784 in Worcester Co., MD and died in 1858-1859 in Worcester Co., MD.)


  

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