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Benjamin Hitch
(1738/1740-1814/1814)
Mary Pitts
(Abt 1740-1772/1780)
Thomas Muir
(-Bef 1798)
(?) (?)
(-Bef 1799)
Joseph Hitch
(1765-1847)
Sarah (Sallie) Muir
(1782-1852)
George Jackson Hitch
(1808-1892)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elizabeth Jane Hitch

George Jackson Hitch 2

  • Born: 12 Jul 1808, Pendleton Co., KY 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Jane Hitch on 14 Apr 1831 in Clermont Co., OH 1
  • Died: 05 Aug 1892, Pendleton Co., KY 7 11 12
  • Buried: Abt 08 Aug 1892, Concord Methodist Cemetery, Concord, Pendleton Co., KY 7

  

Daisy Hitch Davies states, "George Jackson Hitch was a farmer, Republican and an active worker in the Methodist Church. His sons were farmers and blacksmiths. He and his wife, who was from Ohio, lived in the same house in Kentucky after their marriage for over fifty years."

A newspaper account of the centennial anniversary celebration of the settlement of the Hitch family in Pendleton Co., KY. taken from the "Pendletonian", Falmouth, KY., July 7, 1908 celebration held July 4, 1908 states, ".....George Jackson Hitch was born July 12, 1808, died Aug. 1892, on Apr. 13, 1831 was united in marriage to Eliza Jane Hitch of Clermont Co., Ohio. To them were born eleven children, six now living. Josephus T.M., Benjamin Hardy and George Orson Hitch. Frances Housten, Hattie McGinety and Nettie Smith. Robert E. Hitch died from accidental gun shot wound leaving a good family. Sarah Daynum and Mackey Purdy are in the great beyond. Sarah leaves a son, two children died in infancy. There are twenty grandchildren and twenty two great grandchildren....."

In the Federal Census of 1840, G.J. Hitch is indicated in Pendleton County, Kentucky (page 242) in a household comprised of one male under age 5, one male age 5-10, one male age 30-40, two females under age 5, one female age 5-10 and one female age 20-30.

In the Federal Census of 1850, George Hitch is indicated in Pendleton County, Kentucky (page 355) in a household as follows: - George Hitch, age 42, farmer, $2000 in land, born in KY - Eliza Jane Hitch, age 39, born in KY - Sarah Louisa Hitch, age 16, born in KY - Robert E. Hitch, age 15, born in KY - Francis M. Hitch, age 13, born in KY - Josephus M. Hitch, male, age 11, born in KY - Nancy Ellen Hitch, age 9, born in KY - Hester Jane Hitch, age 7, born in KY - Benjamin H. Hitch, age 5, male, born in KY - George H.O. Hitch, age 3, born in KY
James S. Hitch, age 3 months, born in KY.

In the Federal Census of 1860, George J. Hitch is indicated in Pendleton County, Kentucky (page 632, Booth P.O.) in a household as follows: - George J. Hitch, age 52, farmer, born in KY - Elizabeth J. Hitch, age 49, born in KY - Sarah S. Hitch, age 25, born in KY - Francis M. Hitch, age 23, born in KY - Josephus T.M. Hitch, age 21, born in KY - Nancy Hitch, age 19, born in KY - Hester J. Hitch, age 17, born in KY - Benjamin H. Hitch, age 15, born in KY - George H.O. Hitch, age 12, born in KY - Mary E.A. Hitch, age 2, born in KY.

In the Federal Census of 1870, George J. Hitch is indicated in Pendleton County, Kentucky (page 429) in a household as follows: - George J. Hitch, age 61, farmer, born in KY - Elizabeth J. Hitch, age 59, born in KY - George R. Hitch, age 22, born in KY - Mary E. Hitch, age 12, born in KY.


George married Elizabeth Jane Hitch, daughter of Thomas P. Hitch and Jane* Smullen, on 14 Apr 1831 in Clermont Co., OH.1 (Elizabeth Jane Hitch was born on 04 Aug 1810 in Pendleton Co., KY,7 12 13 14 15 16 died on 30 Dec 1889 in Pendleton Co., KY 7 12 and was buried about 02 Jan 1890 in Concord Methodist Cemetery, Concord, Pendleton Co., KY 7.)


  

The two were cousins according to Daisy Hitch Davies tree of 1930.

Sources


1 Clermont Co., OH Marriage Records (DAR).

2 History of the HITCH Family prepared by Robert Hamilton Hitch and read by Rev. H.P. Thompson at a picnic in the Beech Grove, outside Concord, Pendleton Co., KY in 1873. Copy provided to compiler by Donovan Hitch of Covington, KY.

3 1850 KY Census, Listed as a farmer, age 42, in the 1850 Pendleton Co., KY Census, born in KY.

4 1840 KY Census, Listed as age 30-40 in the 1840 Pendleton Co., KY Census.

5 1860 KY Census, Listed as a farmer, age 52, in the Booth, Pendleton Co., KY Census, born in KY.

6 1870 KY Census, Listed as a famrer, age 61, in the 1870 Pendleton Co., KY Census, born in KY.

7 Monument Inscriptions of Pendleton Co., KY (1994).

8 1810 KY Census, Listed as under age 10 in the 1810 Pendleton Co., KY Census.

9 1820 KY Census, Listed as age 10-16 in the 1820 Pendleton Co., KY Census.

10 1830 KY Census, Listed as age 20-30 in the 1830 Pendleton Co., KY Census.

11 "A Hitch Orchard", by Daisy Hitch, 1931.

12 Correspondence with Harold Donovan Hitch of Covington, KY (1/6/1995).

13 1850 KY Census, Listed as age 39 in the 1850 Pendleton Co., KY census, born in KY.

14 1840 KY Census, Listed as age 20-30 in the 1840 Pendleton Co., KY Census.

15 1860 KY Census, Listed as age 49 in the 1860 Pendleton Co., KY Census, born in KY.

16 1870 KY Census, Listed as age 59 in the 1870 Pendleton Co., KY Census, born in KY.


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