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Spencer Hitch
(Abt 1750-1797/1797)
Sophia (?)
(Bef 1755-After 1814)
Sovereign Hitch
(1783/1786-After 1840)
Malla Hatfield
(Abt 1790-After 1830)
Henry Hitch
(1811-1883)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Margaret Burris

Henry Hitch

  • Born: 02 Jun 1811, MD 1 2 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Burris about 1836
  • Died: 31 Mar 1883, Sussex Co., DE 1
  • Buried: Abt 02 Apr 1883, Bridgeville Cemetery, Bridgeville, Sussex Co., DE

  

In 1830 and 1836, Henry Hitch is listed in the tax assessment records for Northwest Fork Hundred as assessed for "his person" for $134.00. (Sussex County Tax Assessment Records)

In 1840, Henry Hitch is listed in the tax assessment records for Northwest Fork Hundred as follows:

1 horse $ 50.00, 4 head of sheep $ 4.00, (his) person $134.00: $188.00 (Sussex County Tax Assessment Records)

In the 1840 Federal Census for Sussex County, Delaware, Henry Hitch is indicated in Northwest Fork Hundred on page 363 with a household consisting of one male under age 5, one male age 20-30, one female under age 5 and one female age 20-30.

In 1844, Henry Hitch is listed in the tax assessment records for Northwest Fork Hundred as follows:

2 head of horses $ 50.00, 1 yoke of oxen $ 20.00, 3 cows and calves $ 21.00, 1 sows and pigs $ 4.00, 5 head of sheep $ 5.00, (his) person $134.00: $234.00 (Sussex County Tax Assessment Records)

In 1848, Henry Hitch is listed in the tax assessment records for Northwest Fork Hundred as assessed for a total of $234.00. (Sussex County Tax Assessment Records)

In the 1850 Federal Census for Sussex County, Delaware, Henry Hitch is indicated in a household (page 218) as follows: - Henry Hitch, age 39, born in MD - Margaret Hitch, age 39, born in DE - Elgate Hitch, age 13, born in DE - James E. Hitch, age 8, born in DE - Emma Hitch, age 11, born in DE - Mary E. Hitch, age 9, born in DE - Clement Hitch, age 7, born in DE - Daniel Hitch, age 5, born in DE - Soverighn H. Hitch, age 2, born in DE

In 1852, Henry Hitch is listed in the tax assessment records for Northwest Fork Hundred as assessed for a total of $365.00. (Sussex County Tax Assessment Records)

In the 1860 Federal Census for Sussex County, Delaware, Henry Hitch is indicated in household 337 on page 847 in Northwest Fork Hundred (Bridgeville) as follows: - Henry Hitch, age 49, stage driver, born in DE - James Hitch, age 18, apprentice, born in DE - George Larmer, age 26, born in MD - Anna E. Larmer, age 21, born in DE - Margaret Larmer, age 2, born in DE.

He was also listed a second time (not that unusual if the person travelled quite a bit - quite possibly, Henry and son James may have been staying with Henry's daughter and her family when the census-taker stopped by. Then, Henry was home when the census-taker also showed up there.) and listed in household 049 on page 613 in Broadkiln Hundred as: - Henry Hitch, age 47, born in MD - Margaret Hitch, age 40, born in DE - Soverin Hitch, age 11, born in DE - Lucy Hitch, age 7, born in DE - John Hitch, age 5, born in DE


Henry married Margaret Burris about 1836. (Margaret Burris was born in 1811-1813 in DE 4 6 7 8 and died on 20 Jul 1892 in DE 1.)


Sources


1 "A Hitch Orchard", Volume III, Daisy Hitch Davies, 1931.

2 1860 DE Census, Listed as age 49, stagedriver, in the 1860 Sussex Co., DE Census in Bridgeville. Listed with his son James Hitch. Note, Henry Hitch is listed twice, probably because of his occupation as stagedriver always put him on the road.

3 1850 DE Census, Listed as age 39 in the 1850 Sussex Co., DE Census, born in MD.

4 1840 DE Census, Listed as age 20-30 in the 1840 Sussex Co., DE Census.

5 1870 DE Census, Listed as age 59 in the 1870 Northwest Fork, Sussex County, DE Census.

6 1850 DE Census, Listed as age 39 in the 1850 Sussex Co., DE Census, born in DE.

7 1860 DE Census, Listed as age 40 in the 1860 Sussex Co., DE Census, born in DE.

8 1870 DE Census, Listed as age 57 in the 1870 Northwest Fork, Sussex County, DE Census.


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