- Born: 1784, Somerset Co., MD 2
- Marriage (1): Mary Huffington on 31 Dec 1822 in Somerset Co., MD 1
- Died: 1851-1859, Quantico, Somerset Co., MD
This line of Thomas Hitches of the original James Hitch are linked based upon circumstantial evidence of the name James remaining within the given names. "James" was an uncommon given name for Hitches in early Maryland.
On Apr 6 1823, "Thomas Hitch and wife, executors of Asa Leatherbury, not appearing to give counter security to Jonathan Huffington and John Goslee - their securities, their administration revoked and granted to John Goslee; sureties, Jonathan Huffington, James Sims" (SoOCP-1811/23:207).
On May 6 1823, the same source states, "James Goslee and Henry Gale to adjust accounts between Thomas Hitch and wife (late executors of Asa Leatherbury) and John Goslee, present administrator" (Ibid:211)
In the Commissioners of the Tax Ledger for Election District 1 in Somerset County in 1823, Thomas Hitch is assessed as follows: - 2 beds etc., silver watch, other property: $20 - 3 cattle, 6 hogs, 3 sheep: $24 (Commissioners of the Tax Ledger for Election District 1 in Somerset County in 1823, Folio 167)
In the Somerset County Tax Assessment Ledger for the Quantico District in 1830, 1835 and 1836, Thomas Hitch is assessed for the following: - Slave Lovey (age 22), 1 horse, 1 cow: $220 - 10 hogs, 2 beds, other: $45 - 2 cattle: $10 1835 added: - To John Byrd, 1 horse: $40 - To Purnell Toadvine, 1 horse: $40 1836 added: - To Elihu Jackson, 1 horse: $40 - To Joshua Hitch, slave Esther: $40 (Somerset Co. Tax Assessment Ledger - 1830, Quantico District, Folio 62)
In the Federal Census of 1840, Thomas Hitch is listed on page 188 in the Upper District in Somerset County as with one male age 10-15, one male age 15-20, one male age 20-30, one male age 50-60, one female age 40-50 and one slave. (The males are probably sons George W. and Thomas J. Hitch and step-son Jesse Leatherbury.)
In the Somerset Co. Assessment Ledger 1841-1852, Thomas Hitch "Sr." is listed in Election District 9 ledger, Salisbury, an assessed as follows: Thomas Hitch Sr., 1842: - To 1 yoke oxen, 1 cow, 4 hogs: $45 - To 2 beds etc., other: $30 Total: $75 (Folio 63)
On Mar 16 1842, for $200, Thomas Hitch sold all kinds of household and farm goods to Jesse Leatherbury. (SoLR-AH87)
Thomas married Mary Huffington, daughter of Jonathan Huffington Sr. and Sarah Weatherly, on 31 Dec 1822 in Somerset Co., MD.1 (Mary Huffington was born in 1791 in MD 3 and died after 1850 in Somerset Co., MD.)