1733 - 1786 (53 years)
||HITCHMAN John D |
||15 Mar 1786
||Mount Pleasant, Huntington Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
- History of Westmoreland County Pennsylvania
Compiled under the Editorial Supervision Of
John W. Jordan, LL.D., Of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906
New York and Chicago
"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
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
||20 Oct 2010 |
|+||1. HITCHMAN William J, b. 8 Jul 1759, Cecil County, Maryland (VA, England) , d. 10 Feb 1834, Mount Pleasant, Huntington Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (Age 74 years)|
||31 Aug 2010 |
- [S22] A Town That Grew At The Crossroads, Jill B. Cook, editor, (Growth of Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania (Dec 01, 1978)).