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Mary Hannah Fitch

Mary Hannah Fitch

Female 1837 - 1902  (~ 65 years)

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  • Name Mary Hannah Fitch  [1, 2, 3
    Born May 1837  Joppa, Harford Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Christened 16 Feb 1841  St.Johns Parish Episcopal, Joppa, Harford Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Jul 1902  Dayton, Montgomery Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Woodland Cem, Dayton, Montgomery Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I7778  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2017 

    Father Mortimer Fitch,   b. Abt 1808, Virgina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Snouffer,   b. 26 Feb 1807, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1856  (Age 49 years) 
    Married Abt 16 Feb 1829  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F2728  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James W. Harn,   b. 1828, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1896, Dayton, Montgomery Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married Abt 12 Jan 1858  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F2733  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1850 census records her father Mortimer Fitch, 42, born in Virginia, living with her mother Rebecca, 42, born in Pennsylvania, and their Maryland-born children: John F, 20; Martin [sic] C, 15; Mary H, 13; and Melvina, 9. Mortimer's occupation was "Inkeeper" [sic]. 1850 U.S. Census, Dist. 8, Frederick Cnty, MD (M 432, Roll 293, stamped p. 419)

      By 1900 Mary was living in Ohio with her sister Melvina. The 1900 census lists her brother-in-law Mason Davis, a carpenter, 61, living with his wife Melvina F, 59, and a few of their 8 children. Also in the family home was Mary, a widow, 63, born May 1837 in Maryland, and a "boarder," Singleton J. Harn, 56, born Sep 1843 in Maryland. Living immediately next door was Mason and Melvina's son Isa M. Davis and his family. 1900 U.S. Census, Ward 10, Dayton, Montgomery Cnty, OH (T 623, Roll 1308, stamped p. 81B).
    • (Research):
      Mary's birthdate, according to Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995, was 2 May 1834. That seems patently incorrect for at least three reasons: (1) The date is medically impossible, because her brother Mortimer Coumbus was born 12 Jan 1834. (2) The 1850 census lists her as 13 years old, which computes to a birth date "about 1837." (3) The 1900 census records that she was born in May 1837. A fourth point is that, with an 1837 birth, the spacing of the births of all her siblings is much more reasonable biologically.

  • Sources 
    1. [S845] MD Births & Christenings, 1650-1995|, Anonymous, "Maryland, Births and Christenings, 1650-1995", (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT; Online database, https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674912?collectionNameFilter=false), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4ZX-PXP (LDS Film 00323).

    2. [S423] MD Census 1850, Frederick|, Maryland, Frederick Cnty, 1850 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (M432, Roll 293, p. 419).

    3. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 99294684.

    4. [S28] Myers Marriages 2|, Margaret E. Myers, MARRIAGE LICENSES OF FREDERICK COUNTY [MD], 1811-1840, (Family Line Publications, Silver Spring, MD : 1987), pp. 77, 228.

    5. [S413] MD Marriages 1667 |, Jordan Dodd, "Maryland Marriages, 1667 - 1899", (Liahona Research, The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT (database on-line), www.Ancestry.com).