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Jabez Hitchcock[1, 2]

Male 1781 - 1875  (93 years)


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  • Name Jabez Hitchcock 
    Born 17 Oct 1781  Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism Oct 1782  Derby, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    St. James Church 
    Census 1850  Montville, Medina, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1860  Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1870  Palmyra, Portage, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Reference Number 58412 
    Died 22 Jun 1875  Portage, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Palmyra, Portage, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Palmyra West Cemetery, Section 1 
    Notes 

    • The 1820 Canfield Township, Trumball County, Ohio census indicates the number of males and females who resided with Jabez Hitchcock.
      One male 10 to 16
      One male 26 to 45 (Jabez Sr.)
      Four females under 10
      Three females 10 to 16
      One female 26 to 45
      One person is employed in agricuture.

      The 1830 Canfield Township, Trumball County, Ohio census has the following information about those who live with Jabez:

      One male under five years of age (Jabez Jr.)
      Two males of five and under ten
      One male of 20 and under 30
      One male of 40 and under 50 (Jabez SR.)
      Two females of 10 and under 15
      Two females of 15 and under 20
      One female of 20 and under 30
      One of 40 and under 50 (Lovinia)


      The 1850 Montville, Medina County census has Jabez 68 years old. His sons, Frederick 22, Jabez 18, and a female, Lydia Ann live with him. Jabez the elder and Frederick are farmers. The younger Jabez is a laborer. Jabez was born in Connecticut and all of the others in Ohio.

      The 1860 Medina, Medina County Census (M653_1007 page. 211) lists Jabez as 65 years old and having been born in New York. He has $50 in personal wealth and does not own land. He apparently lives in a building with Alpheus Lucus who is 42 and was also born in New York. Both are laborers.

      An article from the Canfield Weekly Herald, 27 July 1865 mentions Jabez.

      AN OLD SETTLER

      Old father Jabez Hitchcock of Medina, Ohio, for 20 years a resident of Canfield, is now spending a few weeks here visiting relatives and friends. He is now 84 years old, and apparently as hale and hardy as 40 years ago. He originally came from Litchfield County, Connecticutt during the early settlement of Canfield. (Taken from the handwritten books of the Henry R. Baldwin Genealogical Records, v. 27, page 43)

      The 1870 Palmyra Township, Portage County, Ohio census records have Jabez living with a family named Gilbert. He is a farmer, is 88 years old and was born in Connecticutt. Moses Gilbert is 31, Aaron is 33, Phoebe is 36, Eunice is 38, Margaret is 72 and Christina is 14. Margaret is a tailoress, and Aaron and Moses are farmers. Margaret was born in Vermont and all of the other Gilberts were born in Ohio. Real estate is worth $5,000 and personal property, $600.
      Living two families down the road are Hela H. Gilbert, 72, and his wife Tirza, 60. He was born in Connecticutt and she in Ohio. Real estate is worth $7720 and personal property $1500.
      Cemetery Records for Palmyra Township, Palmyra West Cemetery, Portage County, Ohio state that Jabez died 22 June 1875. He was 93 years old and a Veteren of the War of 1812.

      The INDEX to the GRAVE RECORDS of SERVICEMEN of the WAR OF 1812 State of Ohio, complied by the Ohio Society United States Daughters of 1812, Edited by Phyllis Brown Miller, compiled 1988, page 100, states, "HITCHCOCK, Jabez; b. 1782; d. 1875; bur. Palmyra, Port. Co., OH; Co. Hist.; emblem on grave; (1943)."

      In an email regatding Jabez Hitchcock/Lovinia on Sun, 06 Jan 2002 at 18:29:51, Jennifer Hutchinson wrote: "Ruth Anna and Caroline (Hitchock) married brothers. Ruth Anna married Ezra J Hunt on 28 Jan 1836 in Trumbull County, Ohio. Caroline A. married Seymour M Hunt on 30 August 1832 in Trumbull County, Ohio.
      Caroline's death notice reads: "Hunt, Caroline, w. of Seymour M., dau. of Jabez and Lovina Hitchcock, of Medina, d. March 23, 1852 in Hartsgrove, ae 46th yr."
      I don't yet have definite proof that Ruth is the daughter of Jabez and Lovinia yet, but she did name one son Jabez and a daughter Caroline.
      I also am running into the name Judson Vantile Hitchcock in the same area at the same time that may be a brother to Caroline and Ruth. Ruth also named a son Judson.
      Lots of coincidences, but no proof yet.
      I am a descendant of Ruth and Ezra. I am sending a copy of the family group sheet for them I have been able to compile. The information came from a typescript of their family Bible information. Their daughte, Susan Maria Hunt is my great great grandmother. "
      The copy of the family group sheet included with this email reads as follows:

      Husband: Ezra J. Hunt
      Born: June 19, 1806 in Luzerne Co., PA
      Married: January 28, 1836 in Trumball Co., OH
      Died: April 15, 1886 in Hartsgrove, Ashtabula, OH
      Father: William Hunt
      Mother: Susanna Lovell
      Wife: Ruth Anna Hitchcock
      Born: July 23, 1813 in Canfield, Trumball Co., OH
      Died: January 10, 1893 n Hartsgrove, Ashtabula, OH
      Father: Jabez Hitchcock
      Mother: Lovinia
      Children
      1 Name: Jabez H. Hunt
      M Born: August 15, 1839 in Ashtabula Co., OH
      2 Name: Alfred Charles Hunt
      M Born: January 15, 1841 in Ashtabula Co., OH
      3 Name: George Seymour Hunt
      M Born: May 17, 1842 in Ashtabula Co., OH
      4 Name Judson Hunt
      M Born: April 23, 1844 in Ashtabula Co., OH
      5 Name Susan Maria Hunt
      Born: January 21, 1846 in Hartsgrove, Ashtabula Co., OH
      F Married: October 31, 1875 in Ashtabula Co., OH
      Died: January 11, 1926 in Montville, Geauga, OH
      Spouse: Horace Alvin Rhodes
      6 Name: Caroline A. Hunt
      F Born: January 6, 1850 in Ashtabula Co., OH
      7 Name: Plympton Hunt
      M Born: August 16, 1854 in Ashtabula Co., OH


      William Hunt Bible
      Author: Jennifer Hutchinson Date: 26 Jun 2000 12:00 PM GMT
      Surnames: Hunt
      Classification: Bible
      http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/message/an/localities.northam.usa.states.ohio.counties.trumbull/1594
      At the time this Bible information was recorded, Canfield Township was in Trumbull County. The information came from the book "Trumbull County Ohio Bible and Family
      Records" compiled by Ruth Allen. The William Hunt info was on pages 113 and 114.

      It lists:
      William Hunt born 17 Mar 1769
      Susanna Lovell (his Wife) born 3 Jul 1777

      Children:
      Sally born 20 May 1793
      Levi born 18 Sep 1795
      Seymour M. born 13 Jan 1798
      Ann M. born 24 Jul 1801
      William B. born 21 Mar 1804
      Ezra J. born 19 Jun 1806
      Betsey B. born 10 Feb 1809
      Ruthana born 29 May 18??
      David no date
      Charles R no date

      It then states:
      Children of Ezra J. and Ruth Anna Hitchcock Hunt

      Jabez H. born 15 Aug 1838
      Eliza Jane born 15 Nov 1839
      Alfred C. born 15 Jan 1841
      George S. born 17 May 1842
      Judson born 23 Apr 1844
      Susan Maria born 21 Jan 1846
      Caroline A. born 6 Jan 1850
      Plympton A. born 16 Aug 1854

      I have information on these families going back several generations. Would like more information on the children of William and Susannah.

      An email sent by Deanne Holmes has a story which may or may not be about this Jabez Hitchcock.

      Subject: [HITCHCOCK] surname: Hitchcock & Justice
      Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 19:49:32 EDT
      From: SS40oh@aol.com
      To: HITCHCOCK-L@rootsweb.com

      A story I have written by my grandmother in 1976

      THE SOURCE OF THE LINEN TOW THREAD: THIS THREAD IS 120 YEARS OLD

      Crocheted into doilies by Clara Morrison Rhodes — from 1940 1974

      Jabez Hitchcock Sr., and his wife came from Holland. His son, Vantile
      Hitchcock, was my mother's grandfather. He had four daughters; Dorcas,
      Hattie, Julia, and Macklin. His daughter Dorcas married Isaac Justice, a
      Judge in Youngstown, Ohio. To this union was born Flora Justice Mancil and
      my mother, Lilla Helen Justice Morrison.

      When Jabez Hitchcock Sr. and his wife came from Holland they settled in
      Pennsylvania. The raised flax, made their own thread, wove it into cloth,
      from which they made their clothing — you could not buy manufactured clothing
      in those days.

      First they made the 'tow', then spun it into thread on the spinning wheel or
      spindle; this was a two year process. In 1955 the process was shortened to
      ten days. Then they wove it into cloth. The two I have, and the thread and
      piece of cloth, was made by these people, my Great-Great Grandfather and
      Grandmother. It was given by Grandpa Isaac Justice to sister Alizia,
      mother's aunt, then to mother when she went back to Youngstown, Ohio, at the
      time her father died in 1903. My mother had it thirty six years, then it was
      given to me in 1939 when mother passed away.

      Jabez Jr., brother of Vantile Hitchcock, was the father of George, Herman,
      Wilber, Rebecca, Jane and Clara. Clara married Homer Warner, and became the
      grandmother of my Aunt Clara, Aunt Nettie, Uncle Frank and Uncle Charley.

      Grandpa Justice's second wife was their mother, and they were my mother's
      half-sisters and brothers. She was the woman he married after the death of my
      mother's mother,Dorcas, who died by falling down the cellar stairs, while
      pregnant. Mother was seven years old at that time. John Justice, a cousin
      of Jabez Jr.s children, married Nancy Sexton (Grandpa Justice's second wife
      was a second cousin to his first wife) Nancy Sexton, daughter of Stephen
      Sexton of Poland,Ohio. To this marriage was born Aunt Alizia and Isaac
      Justice, who became my mother's father and my grandfather. Aunt Alizia
      married John Thompson, she was the on who gave mother the linen thread, woven
      cloth, and skein of 'Tow'.

      Written by Clara Morrison Rhodes, daughter of Lilla Helen Justice and George
      Morrison. Mother was the daughter of Isaac Justice, and Judge and Dorcas
      Hitchcock Justice. Told to me by Aunt Clara Trusdail, half-sister of mother,
      just before World War II when my husband, Miles Rhodes and I were in
      Youngstown, Ohio on a visit.


      Oct 17 1850 Montville Medina Ohio
      824 832 Jabez Hitchcock 68 M Farmer Conn
      Frederick 22 M Do O
      Lydia Ann 20 F O
      Jabez 18 M Laborer O x [school]

      Aug 4 1860 Medina Medina Ohio Page 133
      1008 Jabez Hitchcock 65 M " [Laborer] 50 " [NY]

      Aug 4 1870 Palmyra Portage Ohio Edinburg PO Page 2
      19 19 [in home of Moses Gilbert]
      Hitchcock Jabez 88 M W Farmer Connecticut x [MC21]
    Person ID I58207  Megan's Big Tree
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2016 

    Father Ebenezer Hitchcock,   b. 23 Jul 1750,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Abigail Prichard,   b. 14 May 1752,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F23107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lovinia Bunnell,   b. 22 Nov 1788, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1850  (Age 61 years) 
    Children 
     1. Julia Hitchcock,   b. 25 Apr 1804, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sarah Louisa Hitchcock,   b. 17 Dec 1805,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Caroline A. Hitchcock,   b. 1 Dec 1807, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1852, Hartsgrove, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     4. Judson Vantile Hitchcock,   b. 8 Jun 1809, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Jane Hitchcock,   b. 5 May 1812, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Ruth Anna Hitchcock,   b. 23 Jul 1813, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1898  (Age 84 years)
     7. Rebecca Hitchcock,   b. 17 Jun 1816,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Clara Hitchcock,   b. 31 Jan 1818,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Charles Hitchcock,   b. 27 Apr 1821,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. George M. Hitchcock,   b. Between 1822 and 1823, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1901, Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     11. Frederick Hitchcock,   b. 1 May 1827, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Jabez Hitchcock,   b. Between 1831 and 1832, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902, Keota, Keokuk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2016 14:48:01 
    Family ID F23101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S657] Pane-Joyce Genealogy.

    2. [S8] 1850 Census.

    3. [S657] Pane-Joyce Genealogy.
      Baptized as "Jabesh Hitchcock."

    4. [S11] 1860 Census.
      1852-1853

    5. [S12] 1870 Census.