- Born: Abt 1780, MD
- Marriage (1): (?) (?) in Jan 1800 in Somerset Co., MD
- Marriage (2): Mary (Polly) Fooks on 25 Jul 1809 in Somerset Co., MD
- Marriage (3): Eveline (Jane?) Malone on 13 Feb 1828 in Somerset Co., MD
- Died: 1841-23 Oct 1844, Somerset Co., MD
Adam Hitch and Polly his wife were administrators of George Fooks when his inventory was brought forth on Jun 9 1807 and account proved Aug 29 1809. Distributions were made to George's sons James and John Fooks. (SoAA-EB27:108)
In the 1810 Federal Census, Adam Hitch was listed on page 241 for the Wicomico District of Somerset County. His household was near that of William Bounds, Thomas Goslee, John Russum, and Tubman Lowes and contained two males under age 10, one male age 26-45 and one female age 26-45.
On May 15 1812, Adam Hitch was listed in the Somerset Militia in "A Return of the Detachment Required from the 25th Regiment Agreeably to Brigade orders in conformity with Division orders of 15th May" with other Hitches as follows: Sergeant: Robert Hitch; Corporal: John Earnest, substitute for Adam Hitch; Privates: John Hitch. He is also listed for Jul 1812 on page 5 for "The 10th Brigade, A return of the detachment from the 23rd Regt., Somerset Militia", Listed under Corporals, John Earnest, substitute for Adam Hitch. (Maryland Militia, Vol. 1, War of 1812, F. Edward Wright).
In the Commissioner of the Tax Report for Somerset County in 1813/1814, Adam Hitch is listed in the 2nd Election District and taxed for 253 acres of land valued at $660. In the Commissioner of the Tax Report for Somerset County for 1817-1822, Adam Hitch is listed in the 2nd Election District and taxed in 1817 for the following property: ·Land, "Bounds Chance" and "Bounds Lott," 253 acres at $3 per:$760.00 ·Negro Sarah, age 12: $ 40.00 ·3 horses, yoke of oxen, 8 cattle:$150.00 ·5 head of sheep, 14 hogs, 5 beds &c, plate:$ 72.00 ·Other personal property:$ 13.00
In the Federal Census for 1820, Adam Hitch is listed on page 138 in the Princess Anne District with a household consisting of one male age 10-16, one male age 16-18, one male age 16-26, two males age 26-45, two females under age 10 and one slave.
On Feb 13 1821, Adam Hitch and others were instructed to deliver the property of James and George Fooks to their guardian Samuel Vincent (SoOCP-1811/23:119). On May 28 1822, Adam Hitch was appointed guardian to Mary Elizabeth and Ann Hitch with sureties by Thomas Pryor and William Collins (SoOCP-1811/23:171) On Mar 22 1825, Adam Hitch, "guardian to his children, to give counter security to administrator of William Collins." (SoOCP-1823/29:112). In his will written Aug 12 1829 and probated on Sep 1 1829, Lee P. Harcum mentions sons Elisha and Henry L. Harcum, daughter Luison J. Polk and granddaughter Mary Ann Polk. Adam Hitch, Isaac Denson and Thomas Goslee were witnesses. (SoW-1820/37:156,157)
In the Federal Census for 1840, Adam Hitch is listed as living in Somerset County as indicated on page 221 in the Middle District with a household of one male under age 5, one male age 5-10, one male age 50-60 and one female age 30-40.
Adam Hitch is listed as age 26-45 in both the 1810 and 1820 censuses. Combine this with his listing in the 1840 census as age 50-60 and his birth year falls in the range 1780/84.
Adam Hitch died sometime after the taking of the 1840 Census and before his third wife Eveline remarried on Oct 23 1844.
Adam married (?) (?) in Jan 1800 in Somerset Co., MD. ((?) (?) died before 1809 in Somerset Co., MD.)
Adam next married Mary (Polly) Fooks, daughter of Thomas Fooks and Letitia (?), on 25 Jul 1809 in Somerset Co., MD. (Mary (Polly) Fooks was born in 1780-1784 and died in 1817-1819 in Somerset Co., MD.)
Adam next married Eveline (Jane?) Malone on 13 Feb 1828 in Somerset Co., MD. (Eveline (Jane?) Malone was born in 1797-1798 in Somerset Co., MD.)