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HITCHMAN John D[1]

Male 1733 - 1786  (53 years)


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  • Name HITCHMAN John D 
    Nickname William 
    Born 1733  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Mar 1786  Mount Pleasant, Huntington Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • History of Westmoreland County Pennsylvania
      Genealogical Memoirs
      Compiled under the Editorial Supervision Of
      John W. Jordan, LL.D., Of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
      Volume III
      The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906
      New York and Chicago

      p. 48
      "Emigrated from England during Revolutionary period, was a soldier of the English army. Due to sympathies with the American army he deserted from the ranks of the English army and joined the Americans."

      A Town That Grew At The Crossroads
      Jill B. Cook, editor
      Laurel Group Press, Scottdale, Pennsylvania
      December 01, 1978

      p. 211-212
      He was an Officer in the British Army under King George III and resigned his commission due to sympathies with the Americans.

      The previous information is from the grand-daughter of William Albert Hitchman: Harriet Burge

      According to "Old and New Westmoreland" published in 1918, John D. Hitchman was the Hitchman who came from England. He was born in 1733 and died on March 15, 1786 in Mt. Pleasant PA. Here is what the book had to say about him: "The pioneer Hitchman came t
    Person ID I666  Fornal-Manno
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2010 

    Family Eleanor 
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    +1. HITCHMAN William J,   b. 8 Jul 1759, Cecil County, Maryland (VA, England) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1834, Mount Pleasant, Huntington Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F111  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] A Town That Grew At The Crossroads, Jill B. Cook, editor, (Growth of Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania (Dec 01, 1978)).