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HITCHMAN John

Text from "Old and New Westmoreland" Volume III Published 1918 under the entry for John D. Hitchman.

"John Hitchman, son of William and Nancy Hitchman, was born in 1789, and died in March, 1846. He was a soldier of the War of 1812, serving under Captain Reynolds. He enlisted as a private, but was later commissioned first lieutenant, was ordered with his regiment to Baltimore and continued in the service until the war ended. In 1828 he was appointed brigade inspector of Pennsylvania militia with the rank of major, an official post he capably filled until 1836. The greater part of his adult life was passed in Mt. Pleasant, where he was held in high esteem as merchant and citizen. He married Mary Thompson, of an old and respected family of the Cumberland Valley, born at mercersburg, Pennsylvania, February 18, 1790, died March 30, 1870, survived by her only son, William J."

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