Abraham Hite (c.1729 - 1790) MP

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Nicknames: "/heydt/hiatt/Hite/"
Birthplace: Perkiomen, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
Managed by: Juan Pablo
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About Abraham Hite

He made his home in Hampshire County - now West Virginia- where he was prominent in Civil and Military Affairs. His sons Abraham Jr & Isaac were amont the Pioneer explores and promoters of Settlement in Kentucky. In 1773 son Abraham Hite Jr., James Harrod & James Sandusky descended the Ohio River to the Falls in Canoes--Site of the Present City of Louisville...and returned.

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Louise Pecquet du Bellet, Some Prominent Virginia Families (1907), pp. 343-344

Abraham Hite, fourth son of Hans Yost Hite and Anna Maria, nee du Bois, was b. May 10, 1729 in Pennsylvania on the Perkiomen Creek. He was only two years old when brought to Virginia. Nothing more of him is known until he settled on the South Branch (called by the Indians, Gerando) of the Shenandoah river, in Hampshire County, and December 3, 1751, married Rebecca Van Meter, a daughter of Isaac and Annetjie (Wynkoop) Van Meter. He owned much land, was an active farmer, but like his older brothers, looked well to the civil concerns of his country. He represented Hampshire County in the House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1774. He was also in the State Convention of 1776. With James Wood he became surety for Maj. Charles Simmes, November, 1776, for fourteen thousand eight hundred English pounds, bounty money, to raise a battalion. He and his son, Lieut. George Hite, were members of the Cincinnati. May 20, 1904, there was unveiled at Williamsburg, Va., a granite boulder in memory of events which happened in the old capital. On the rear of the monument is the list of the members of the House of Burgesses, who at Raleigh Tavern, May 18, 1769, May 27, 1774, and August, 1774, entered into an association against the importation or purchase of British manufactures. Among the names are found, Pliilip Ludwell Grynies, Wilson Miles Gary, Peyton Eandolph, John Walker, Thomas Walker, Abram Hite, Sr., John Hite, Jr., and David Meade. At a court held at Annapolis, Md., for Berkeley Co., April 21, 1778, the "Gentlemen Justices present were, William Patterson, James Monroe, Thomas Hite." At this same court Thomas Hite and others applied for permission "to inoculate their families for smallpox in their own houses." Some years later Capt. Abraham Hite, Sr., removed to Kentucky and died there. His wife outlived him nineteen years.

Bible Record.

Abraham Hite, b. May 10, 1729; d. Jan. 17, 1790. Married (Dec. 2, 1751) Rebecca Van Meter, daughter of Isaac and Amietjie (Wynkoop) Van Meter.

Issue:

1. Isaac Hite, b. March 24, 1753 ; d. Feb. 22, 1794.

2. Abraham Hite. Jr., b. Oct. 25. 1755; d. July 12, 1832.

3. Joseph Hite, b. Oct. 5, 1757;. d. Feb. 15, 1831.

4. George Henry Hite, b. March 18, 1761 ; d. Aug. 28, 1764.

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Abraham Hite's Timeline

1729
May 10, 1729
Perkiomen, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
1751
December 3, 1751
Age 22
Hampshire County, WVa
1753
March 24, 1753
Age 23
Virginia, United States
1755
October 25, 1755
Age 26
Virginia, United States
1757
October 5, 1757
Age 28
Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
1761
March 18, 1761
Age 31
1790
January 17, 1790
Age 60
Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
January 17, 1790
Age 60
1932
September 20, 1932
Age 60
September 28, 1932
Age 60