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Sovereign Hitch
(1783/1786-1841/1849)
Malla Hatfield
(Abt 1790-After 1830)
Archibald W. Spain
(1798-1870)
Sarah Garwood
(1803-1872)
Zachariah (Zack) Hitch
(1818-1888)
Mary Adeline Spain
(1824-1904)
Oliver Allen Hitch
(1857-1911)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Nancy J. (Nannie) Pevler

Oliver Allen Hitch

  • Born: 13 Apr 1857, Princeton, Gibson Co., IN
  • Marriage (1): Nancy J. (Nannie) Pevler on 24 Aug 1883 in Fountain Co., IN
  • Died: 22 Feb 1911, Daytona Beach, Volusia Co., FL
  • Buried: Abt 25 Feb 1911, Pinewood Cemetery, Daytona Beach, Volusia County, FL
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Excerpt from a member of the family relative to Oliver Allen Hitch from "A Hitch Orchard": "Uncle Bill was a well built, rather stocky individual
with a bearing that would impress you with the thought, "Here is a successful, keen, business man." He was educated at Patoka, IN and shortly after finishing school went to Steam Corner, Fountain County, IN where he built a store and entered the general merchandise business. His venture was a success in more ways than one because he soon fell in love with and married Nannie Pevler, a young lady of the neighborhood. He was the post-master at Steam Corner for several years. He was in business at Yeddo and Hazelton, IN and for a short time operated the old Hitch Homestead near Patoka, IN. About 1901, he moved his family to Daytona, FL. where he lived the rest of his life."

There is a good biography of him in "Portrait and Biographical Record of Montgomery, Parke & Fountain Counties, Indiana, 1893".

In the Federal Census of 1900, Oliver A. Hitch is listed in Gibson County, Indiana in a household as follows: - Oliver A. Hitch, born 4/1857 in IN - Nannie Hitch, born 8/1863 in KY - Della Hitch, born 3/1885 in IN - Oliphant Hitch, born 8/1892 in IN.

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Located on a part of the homestead purchased by John W. Smith in 1873
which he named Memento. His daughter, Alena Beatrice, who died April
15, 1877 was the first buried in the cemetery. Locally referred to
as "Boot Hill", this historic cemetery has been the victim of vandalism
and neglect. The local Zangi Grotto has adopted Pinewood and have
installed gates that are locked each night to help protect the graveyard.
Many of the tombstones have been damaged or have graffiti sprayed on them.
I have been using an old listing made in 1958 by the D.A.R. to fill in the
stones that are now unreadable.

The cemetery is located at the corner of Main Street and Peninsula Drive
in the city of Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida.


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Oliver married Nancy J. (Nannie) Pevler, daughter of Leonard C. Pevler and Unknown, on 24 Aug 1883 in Fountain Co., IN. (Nancy J. (Nannie) Pevler was born on 02 Aug 1864 in Carlton, KY, died on 06 Nov 1921 in Daytona Beach, Volusia Co., FL and was buried about 09 Nov 1921 in Pinewood Cemetery, Daytona Beach, Volusia County, FL.)




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