(Grandfather Of Robert) (E2) Hitch
(Father Of Robert) (E2) Hitch
Robert (E2) Hitch Sr.


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2. Mary Denman

Robert (E2) Hitch Sr.

  • Born: 1805, Walsoken, Norfolk, England 1 2
  • Marriage (1): (?) (?)
  • Marriage (2): Mary Denman on 08 Aug 1836 in England 1
  • Died: 07 Apr 1877, El Paso, Woodford Co., IL 1 2 3
  • Buried: Abt 10 Apr 1877, Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso, Woodford Co., IL 2


Migrated to America in 1863.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Naturalization, 04 Nov 1872, McLean Co., IL. 4

Robert married (?) (?).

Robert next married Mary Denman on 08 Aug 1836 in England.1 (Mary Denman was born on 13 Nov 1813 in Morrow Splash, Cambridgeshire, England 1 and died on 20 Feb 1891 in El Paso, Woodford Co., IL 1.)


A copy of an article from a 1953 (perhaps September 27) newspaper from Chatsworth, Illinois was sent to me by William H. Hitch of Ben Hill Co., Georgia in December 1994. It goes as follows:

Looking Backward

Items Gleaned From The Plaindealers of Yesteryear ----------------- THIRTY YEARS AGO September 27, 1923

It is not often that three bro- thers, all of whom past 80 years of age and are still spry and in good health, are able to meet together and enjoy a re- union, yet that is what took place in Chatsworth on Wednesday. Sephen S. Hitch, aged 86, resides in Chatsworth and is one of the town's most liked citizens. Chas. Hitch, aged 84, is a resident of Fitzgerald, Georgia, an extensive land owner and landed in America from England three days before the civil war and about a year later he and Stephen volunteered their services for the United States and served in the Fourth Illinois Cavalry during the war. Robert, aged 82, resides in El Paso and is the only survivor of the organizers of El Paso's first bank. He, like the other two, is an honored citizen. All three of these gentlemen were together Wednesday in Chatsworth and spent the day at the S.S. Hitch home. (Note: all misspellings are left as printed.)


1 Correspondence form William Henry Hitch of 2122 Fairhaven Circle, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30305-4367, dated December 30, 1994.

2 El Paso, Woodford Co., IL Cemetery Listing.

3 Portrait & Biographical Album of Woodford Co., IL (DAR-1890).

4 Naturalization Index for Northern Illinois Courts (National Archives).

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