- Born: 25 Jul 1816, Somerset Co., MD 2 3 4 5 6
- Marriage (1): Sarepta Crockett on 16 Dec 1843 in Somerset Co., MD 1
- Died: 16 Oct 1893, Somerset Co., MD 2
From "A Hitch Orchard" by Daisy Hitch Davies (1932):
>>Ezekiel Hitch resided at Spring Hill, MD. He used to joke about having three aunts, three sisters and three daughters who were old maids. I visited his old farm in the summer of 1930 and was given an old cup and saucer that belonged at one time to his wife, Serepta. On this farm there is likewise an old cemetery which I visited and copied dates. Part of the buildings on the old farm were hot houses where two of his daughters for a long time did business. One of them Alice Hitch was still there when I made my visit.<<
In 1842, Ezekiel Hitch is listed in the Somerset County Assessment Ledger (for 1841-1852) as living in Election District 9, Salisbury, as follows: Ezekiel Hitch, 1842: - To 1 horse, 1 yoke oxen, 1 bed etc., other:: $80 (Folio 62)
Ezekiel Hitch, George Lowe and William J. Ward were witnesses to the will of Richard Waller, written on August 22, 1842 and probated on October 8, 1844. (Somerset Co. Wills 1837-1859, Folio 105, 106)
In the 1850 Federal Census, Ezekiel Hitch and family are listed in the Salisbury District of Somerset County (page 505) as follows:
Ezekiel Hitch, age 34, farmer, with $800 real estate
Serepta Hitch, age 34
Sarah E. Hitch, age 6
Francis Hitch, male, age 4
Sydney Hitch, age 2
Sarah D. Crockett, age 77
Rachel Hitch, age 38 All were indicated as being born in Maryland.
In 1852, Ezekiel Hitch is listed in the Somerset County Assessment Ledger (1852-1863) as being in Election District 1, Barren Creek as: Ezekiel Hitch, 1852: - To "Western Fields", 48a: $480 - To 2 beds etc., 2 horses, 3 cows: $110 - To 5 hogs, Notes: $55 - To other, 1 carriage: $25
Total: $670 1855 added: - To Whitty Phillips for 1 yoke oxen: $30 1863 added: - To 70a land from L.M Mills: $400 1854 added: - By excess of 8a of land: $80 - By notes collected: $40 (Folio 59)
In the 1860 Federal Census, Ezekiel Hitch and family are indicated in Household 552 in the Barren Creek District as follows:
Ezekiel Hitch, age 44
Sarepta Hitch, age 44
Sarah E. Hitch, age 15
Francis Hitch, age 13
Sidney Hitch, age 12
Lucy Hitch, age 8
Alice Hitch, age 5
John Hitch, age 2
Rachael Hitch, age 45 All were indicated as being born in Maryland.
On January 9, 1863, Ezekiel Hitch bought, for $790, from Lemuel M. and Mary Mills, land bordering "Spring Hill" consisting of 79 acres and known as the "McDaniel tract." (Somerset County Land Records, Liber LW No. 8, Folio 30)
In the 1870 Federal Census, the Ezekiel Hitch family is indicated in household in the Barren Creek District of Somerset County as follows:
Ezekiel Hitch, age 54, farmer
Sarepta Hitch, age 54, keeps house
Sarah E. Hitch, age 26
Francis Hitch, age 24, farmer
Lucy Hitch, age 20
Alice Hitch, age 16
John Hitch, age 12
Rachell Hitch, age 59 All were indicated as being born in Maryland.
On June 2, 1879, Ezekiel Hitch is listed in the Vestry Minutes for Stepney Parish as declining vestry service.
In the 1880 Federal Census for Somerset County, the Ezekiel Hitch family is indicated in a household on page 8, Barren Creek District as follows: Ezekiel Hitch, age 63 Sarepta Hitch, age 63 Sarah E. Hitch, age 34 Lucia Hitch (female), age 29 Alice Hitch, age 25 John Hitch, age 21 Rachel Hitch, age 68 All were indicated as being born in Maryland.
On June 17, 1884, Ezekiel and Sarepta Hitch sold land to Stephen M. Mills for $158. The land was in Spring Hill and adjoining the property of David Hearn, it being land Ezekiel Hitch purchased from Morris Mills. Witness: John M. Dashiell. (Wicomico County Land Records, Liber SPT No. 6, Folio 350).
On November 20, 1888, Ezekiel and Sarepta Hitch passed deed to Alice Hitch for 64 acres of land called "Mcclenal". It is indicated as the same land in Barren Creek District Ezekiel purchased from Lemuel M. Mills excepting that part he sold to Stephen Mills. The land adjoins that of David Hearn and Davis Phillips. (Ibid., Liber FMS No. 4, Folio 270)
In the "Local Briefs" column of the Salisbury Advertiser (for April 29, 1893): " Mr. Ezekiel Hitch is quite ill at his home at Spring Hill, of consumption. His family are expecting his death at anytime."
Ezekiel married Sarepta Crockett, daughter of Levin Crockett and Sarah (Sally) Dashiell Venables, on 16 Dec 1843 in Somerset Co., MD.1 (Sarepta Crockett was born on 25 Jun 1816 in MD 2 7 8 9 10 11 and died on 11 Mar 1907 in Wicomico Co., MD 2 12.)