George W. Hitch
- Born: 1821-1825, Somerset Co., MD 1
- Died: 1863-1869, Somerset Co., MD
In the 1850 Federal census for Somerset County, Maryland, George W. Hitch is indicated on page 532, the Quantico District, in a household as follows: - George W. Hitch, age 25, farmer - Thomas Hitch, age 66, none - Mary Hitch, age 59 - Thomas J. Hitch, age 23, farmer - Henry Leatherbury, age 4 - Jesse Leatherbury, age 35, farmer All were shown as born in Maryland.
In the will of Jesse Leatherbury written June 4 and probated August 20, 1850, Leatherbury mentions half-brother George W. Hitch to get his farm "Warwick" where he resides until the year 1866 when the farm was to go to "Hary I. Byrd" son of Thomas I. Byrd. The will also mentions Jesse's mother Mary Hitch. (Somerset County Wills, 1837-1859, Folio 173 and 174)
In the Civil War Registration List of July/August 1863 for Maryland Congressional District 1, George W. Hitch is listed as age 41, farmer, born in MD. He is likely the G. Hitch in the records as serving in Company D of the Maryland Purnell Legion USA (same unit as his brother Thomas J. Hitch) where it lists in Nov 1862 that he was absent, wounded at Antietam. Furthermore, this compiler finds no other records for this George Hitch so he may have died shortly thereafter.
Although this George W. Hitch could be confused in the records for George Wilson Hitch quite easily, the preceding seem to be the only records referencing this George W. Hitch.