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Edna FacheAge: 9017981888

Name
Edna Fache
Given names
Edna
Surname
Fache
Birth 1798

Note: Lucile Hitt Hollingsworth, as well as information in a few rootsweb databases, list Edna with a 1773…
MarriageLazarus HittView this family

Birth of a son
#1
Whitfield Hitt
1819 (Age 21)
Birth of a son
#2
Reuben Washington Hitt
February 25, 1826 (Age 28)

Birth of a daughter
#3
Elizabeth Annette “Eliza” Hitt
December 7, 1831 (Age 33)
Marriage of a childThadeus Warsaw RussellElizabeth Annette “Eliza” HittView this family
June 23, 1848 (Age 50)
Death of a husbandLazarus Hitt
October 20, 1859 (Age 61)
Death of a sonReuben Washington Hitt
January 22, 1864 (Age 66)

Cause: wounds suffered in the siege of Corinth
Death 1888 (Age 90)

Note: The death date on the grave marker looks like 1838, but since she shows up in the 1880 census living with her daughter Eilza, it must be 1888.
Burial
Cemetery: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Family with Lazarus Hitt - View this family
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Marriage:
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Birth

Lucile Hitt Hollingsworth, as well as information in a few rootsweb databases, list Edna with a 1773 or 1798 birth year obtained from her tombstone. I think Edna Fache was born around 1798 for the following reasons:

  1. That would put her close in age to her husband Lazarus Hitt.
  2. That would make it possible for Reuben Washington Hitt, born in 1826, to be her natural son.
  3. Census data consistently indicate she was born in the 1790s, although the data are not consistent down to the exact year.

That leaves an apparent discrepency with the date on her tombstone. When I saw the tombstone, the date was very difficult to read. I could not completely make it out, although it did look like 177?. I wonder of the "7" in the tens digit of the year was really a 9. A look at the picture of the tombstone on rhitt.com shows the ambiguity in interpreting the numbers.

Death

The death date on the grave marker looks like 1838, but since she shows up in the 1880 census living with her daughter Eilza, it must be 1888.

Note

Census data

1840 1 male 10-14 1 male 30-39 1 female 5-9 1 female 10-14 1 female 40-49

1850 Lazarus Hitt age 49 farmer born in SC Edna Hitt age 54 born in SC

1880 Edna age 80 living with her daughter Eliza and her husband Thadeus Russel

BurialEdna Fachie grave markerEdna Fachie grave marker
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