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Alice Katherine Hitt (Holtzclaw)

Birthplace: prob. Germantown, Stafford (now Fauquier) County, Virginia
Death: 1810 (79-85)
Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA
Place of Burial: John Hitt Cemetery, Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Hans Jacob Holzklau and Anna Margarethe Holtzclaw
Wife of Henry Hitt
Mother of John Hitt; Sarah Sally Hitt; Ailsey Hitt; Peter Hitt; Peter Hitt and 3 others
Sister of Johannes/John Holzclau; Johann Henrich/Henry Holtzklau/Holtzclaw; Ann Elizabeth Fishback; Catherine Darnell; Elizabeth Hanor Miller and 2 others
Half sister of Eve Holtzclaw; Jacob Holtzclaw and Joseph Holtzclaw

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About Alice Katherine Hitt

Sister of Catherine Darnell

ID: I198 Name: Alice Katherine HOLZCLAW Surname: Holzclaw Given Name: Alice Katherine Sex: F Birth: ABT 1725/1730 in Germantown, Essex, Va. Death: in Edgefield,,S.C. _UID: 6A502F907B41D511BD9EBDC3D7961731ABA0 Note: Some have said that Alice Katherine Holtzclaw and Henry Hitt moved to Abbeville District SC. Henry is supposed to have died sometime prior to 1783. A search of the available Abbeville County records do not reveal any Hitts living there at all in that time frame. There were Hitts living near Cross Hill in Laurens District around 1800 and beyond. They were known to be members of Bethabara Baptist Church near Cross Hill. So far no connection has been made between the two groups although they were living in adjacent counties or districts. this pertains to her father and all other second colony members. The eleven hundred and forty-fourth note in a series on the Germanna Colonies

Next, let us consider the colony of 1717 which may not have been a colony of 1717. That is to say, by the modern calendar, they may have left Germany in 1717 but it is possible that they did not arrive in Virginia until 1718.

Start with the time that they left Germany which the pastor in Gemmingen pinpoints for us very exactly. He wrote on the 12 July 1717, ". . .expect to move away from here, wanting to take ship to Pennsylvania . ." This was very late in the year to be leaving Germany. One wonders what the delay was (assuming the pastor was correct and the translation is correct). It probably took about a month to get to Rotterdam. Even though this trip was "downhill" as one took advantage of the flow of the Rhine River, there were about thirty to fifty principalities that one had to pass through. Each one of these had a customs house where they wanted to inspect the goods and to levy a customs fee. So let's put the people in Rotterdam in early August.

Then they had to find a ship to London. This was probably not too hard and there was quite a bit of cross channel traffic. However, space had to be found for about eighty people which may have taken a little while. By the end of August they were probably in London. Finding a ship to take them across the Atlantic was probably time consuming as the passenger season was essentially past. Also, passenger traffic was not a big enterprise in 1717. So finding a ship may have taken a little while.

When they did find a ship, say in early September, they had the misfortune to find one for which the master was Andrew Tarbett. They struck a bargain and he said he would take them to Pennsylvania. Then a small disaster struck while Tarbett was thrown into Debtor's Prison. We have no information on how long he was there. The Germans said they had consumed much of the food before he was released. It becomes impossible to assign any times at this point.

Once that the westbound trip had started, an average time was ten weeks. An excellent time was eight weeks and three months was not unusual. All of these times could bring us up to the end of the December and the beginning of January. Even if the arrival time had been in the range January 1 to March 25, they would have said, by the calendar in use in Virginia, that their arrival was in 1717. As we can see though, there is a possibility that it could have been in 1718 by the modern calendar.

In discussing this point with Klaus Wust, he said it would be impossible to change the date because "1717" was cut into too many stones!

Many of the Debtor's Prison records still exist but, unfortunately for us, there is a two-year gap from 1716 to 1718. If the records were available, it would help to fix who the captain was and the dates he was in prison.

John Blankenbaker .
Change Date: 25 Aug 2002 at 01:00:00

Father: Hans Jacob HOLZCLAW b: 1683 in Trupbach, Westphalia, Ger. Mother: Anna Margaret OTTERBACH b: 1686 in Trupbach, Westphalia, Ger.

Marriage 1 Henry HITT b: ABT 1717/1719 in Germanna, Essex, Va. Married: in , Fauquier, Va. Children Has Children Peter HITT b: 1756/1763 in , Fauquier, Va. Has Children John P. HITT ,Sr. b: 8 Jan 1759 in , Fauquier, Va. Has Children James HITT b: ABT 1761 in ,Fauquier,Va. Has No Children Sarah HITT b: ABT 1763 Has No Children Ailsey HITT b: ABT 1763 Has No Children Susan HITT b: ABT 1766 in , Fauquier, Va. Has No Children Anna HITT b: ABT 1767

Born abt 1730 to Hans Jacob Holtzclaw/Holzklau


  1. Johannes Holzclaw: Birth: ABT 1709 in Oberfischbach,Nassau-Siegen, Ger.. Death: 1752 in ,Pr. Wm.,Va.
  2. Henry Holzclaw: Birth: ABT 1711 in Oberfischbach,Nassau-Siegen,Ger.. Death: 1778 in ,Prince William,Va.
  3. Ann Elizabeth Holzclaw: Birth: ABT 1715/1725 in ,,Va.. Death: 1751/1763
  4. Elizabeth Holzclaw: Birth: 1716 in Trupbach,Westphalia,Ger.. Death: AFT 1785 in , Halifax, Va.
  5. Catherine Holzclaw: Birth: ABT 1722 in Germantown,Fauquier,Va.. Death: ABT 1810 in ,Fauquier,Va.
  6. Alice Katherine Holzclaw: Birth: ABT 1725/1730 in Germantown, Essex, Va.. Death: in Edgefield,,S.C.

Born abt 1730 to Hans Jacob Holtzclaw/Holzklau* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Feb 5 2021, 23:35:36 UTC


Received: from Sat, 20 May 2000 07:24:08 -0700 (PDT) From: : "I am searching for the children's names of Alice Katherine Holtzclaw (daughter of Hans Jacob Holtzclaw) and Henry Hitt. Alice Katherine was supposedly born c. 1725. It is said that they moved to Edgefield District, SC before 1785. I am specifically looking for a connection between Daniel Hitt, son-in-law of Nathan Chaney of Abbeville District, SC (Nathan died 1831 and Daniel is mentioned in the will) and Alice Katherine Holtzclaw and Henry Hitt. Any help appreciated. Suzanne Collins Matson"

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Alice Katherine Hitt's Timeline

prob. Germantown, Stafford (now Fauquier) County, Virginia
January 8, 1759
Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
February 29, 1760
Age 76
Germantown, Fauquier County, Virginia

1760 29 Feb — Age: 77
Germantown. Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
Age: 77 Jacob left over 3,000 acres to his children, giving over 200 acres to each one male and female; as well as some to his grandchildren.


Will:sons Joseph,Jacob,Harman,John(John's sons Henry & Joseph); dau.Eve m Allen Wiley,dau Alice Katherine m. Hitt,dau Elizabeth m. Harman Miller, other grndsns: Henry & Joseph Hall; Joseph by son in law Jeremiah Darnall;Jacob by Frederick Fishback.

Fauquier County, Virginia, United States
Virginia, USA