Samuel Benjamin Hitch
- Born: 12 Mar 1824, Sussex Co., DE 1 2 3
- Died: 14 Jul 1863, Laurel, Sussex Co., DE 4 5
- Buried: 15 Jul 1863, Christ Episcopal Church, Broad Creek & St. Phillips Chapel, Laurel, Sussex Co., DE
In the 1852 Tax Assessment records for Sussex County, Samuel B. and Levin Hitch are indicated in Little Creek Hundred with the following: 1 house and lot from Nancy Hitch
In the 1856 Tax Assessment records for Sussex County, Samuel B. and Levin Hitch are indicated in Little Creek Hundred with the following: ADD: 2 lots from B. Fooks 1 house and lot DED: 2 lots to Masten L. Seadon? DED: 1 lot to William W. ________
Samuel B. Hitch is also listed "for his person."
Samuel B. Hitch was one of the Marshalls in charge of taking the Federal Census in Sussex Co., Delaware in 1860. In that census, S.B. Hitch is listed on page 458 in a household in Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware as follows: - S.B. Hitch, age 36, merchant, born in DE.
On May 20, 1861, Samuel B. Hitch bought land called "Gilliss Meadow" for $80 at constable's sale. Thomas Toadvine was forced to sell. (Worcester Co. Court Papers 1/1861-5/1861)
On October 19, 1861, Samuel Hitch received a deed from Robert Staton, constable for land called "Gilliss Meadow". (Worcester Co. Land Records, Liber WET No. 3, Folio 101). This came out of the court case of Samuel B. Hitch and William Records vs. Thomas Toadvine.
From the Registry of Christ Episcopal Church, Broad Creek & St. Philips Chapel, Laurel, Sussex Co., Delaware we see: "Samuel Benjamin Hitch, born March 12, 1824, was baptized on his sick bed by Rev. George Hall." The baptism was sponsored by Jesse Long. Also, a little later in the same reference, "Samuel B. Hitch of Laurel was buried on July 15, 1863." The service and sermon were performed by Rev. George Hall at St. Philips Chapel, with burial at the family burying ground near the chapel near Laurel. His age was indicated to be about 39 years.
We find that Samuel B. Hitch had written his will while sick on February 17, 1863 and that it was probated on July 23, 1863 with his Uncle William, Aunt Maranda and brother Levin mentioned. (Delaware Wills, Will Book M, Folio 150-152)
Noted events in his life were:
1. Baptism, 12 Mar 1824, St. Phillips Church, Laurel, Sussex Co., DE. 2