Mary Gibson 1
Mary married Richard Hitch, son of (Richard) (E2) Hitch and Unknown, on 23 Nov 1841 in England.1 (Richard Hitch was born on 03 Mar 1820 in Norfolk Co., England,1 2 5 6 7 died on 20 Jan 1911 in Chatsworth, Livingston Co., IL 1 8 and was buried about 23 Jan 1911 in Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth, Livingston Co., IL.)
(Obituary of Richard Hitch (1911, IL). >From the Chatsworth Plaindealer
JANUARY 20, 1911
On Saturday (Jan.14) morning at about five o'clock at his late residence at the northwest corner of the village park, occurred the death of Richard Hitch, one of the most aged residents of this community, following a long illness and an enfeebled condition for many years.
Richard Hitch was born in Norfolk county, England, March 3, 1820. On November 23, 1841, he was united in marriage with Mary Gibson. Three children were born to the union, two of whom survive--Henrietta, wife of S.S. Hitch, and Miss Lottie Hitch, both of Chatsworth. Mr. and Mrs. Hitch came to the United States in 1855, and to Chatsworth in 1867, locating on a farm about three quarters of a mile west of this village. In 1895 they left the farm and came to Chatsworth to reside. Mrs. Hitch preceded her husband in death on September 2, 1902, since which time Mr. Hitch had resided with his daughter, Miss Lottie, in the cottage home and everything was done for his comfort that could be done.
The funeral services were held at the Chatsworth Baptist church on Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. Oliver Reed officiating; interment at Chatsworth cemetery.).
2 Correspondence form William Henry Hitch of 2122 Fairhaven Circle, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30305-4367, dated December 30, 1994.
3 1860 IL Census, Listed as age 39 in the 1860 Woodford Co., IL Census, born in England.
4 1900 IL Census, Listed as born in March 1821 in England in the 1900 Chatsworth, Livingston Co., IL Census.
5 1860 IL Census, Listed as age 40 in the 1860 Palestine, Woodford Co., IL Census, born in England.
6 1900 IL Census, Listed as born in March 1820 in England in the 1900 Chatsworth, Livingston Co., IL Census.
7 1910 IL Census, Listed as age 90 in the 1910 Chatsworth, Livingston Co., IL Census, born in England.
"A Hitch Orchard", by Daisy Hitch, 1931.