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Abraham Hite

Also Known As: "/heydt/hiatt/Hite/"
Birthplace: Perkiomen, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jost Hite and Anna Maria Heydt/Hite
Husband of Rebecca Hite/Heydt (Van Meter)
Father of Isaac Hite; Abraham Hite, Jr; Joseph Hite; George Henry Hite and George Hite
Brother of Sarah Hite; Rebecca Hiatt; Anna Maria Hite; John I. Hite; Isaac Hite and 11 others
Half brother of Karrenhappuck Friend; Jemima Hite and Keziah Friend

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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.


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.


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

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