The Hitts of Mississippi and related families

Elizabeth Annette “Eliza” HittAge: 7318311905

Name
Elizabeth Annette “Eliza” Hitt
Given names
Elizabeth Annette
Nickname
Eliza
Surname
Hitt
Birth December 7, 1831 30 33
MarriageThadeus Warsaw RussellView this family
June 23, 1848 (Age 16)
Birth of a son
#1
Thadeus Walter Russell
November 2, 1848 (Age 16)

Birth of a son
#2
William Henry Russell
October 17, 1849 (Age 17)

Birth of a son
#3
Jeremiah Lazarus Russell
January 9, 1852 (Age 20)

Birth of a daughter
#4
Martha Elizabeth Russell
April 27, 1854 (Age 22)

Death of a paternal grandfatherReuben Hitt
1855 (Age 23)
Birth of a son
#5
Ausmus Mitchell Russell
January 18, 1856 (Age 24)

Birth of a son
#6
Thomas George Russell
May 17, 1859 (Age 27)

Death of a fatherLazarus Hitt
October 20, 1859 (Age 27)
Birth of a son
#7
Reuben Washington Russell
January 1, 1861 (Age 29)

Birth of a son
#8
Calvin Green “CalDee” Russell
March 2, 1863 (Age 31)
Death of a brotherReuben Washington Hitt
January 22, 1864 (Age 32)

Cause: wounds suffered in the siege of Corinth
Birth of a daughter
#9
Margie Ann Russell
November 24, 1865 (Age 33)

Birth of a daughter
#10
Viola Annette Russell
February 25, 1873 (Age 41)

Death of a motherEdna Fache
1888 (Age 56)

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.
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Lucile Hitt Hollingsworth, as well as information in a few rootsweb databases, suggest that Eliza was not the natural daughter of Edna Fache due to age considerations. They list Edna with a 1773 birth year obtained from her tombstone. I think Edn a 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 y ear was really a 9. A look at the picture of the tombstone on rhitt.com shows the ambiguity in interpreting the numbers.

Still, Eliza may not be the natural daughter of Edna and Lazarus. Some accounts list her last name as Wade.

Death April 21, 1905 (Age 73)
Burial
Cemetery: Cross Roads Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
elder brother
7 years
elder brother
sister
herself
Family with Thadeus Warsaw Russell - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: June 23, 1848Memphis, Shelby County, TN, USA
4 months
son
11 months
son
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
21 months
son
3 years
son
20 months
son
2 years
son
Calvin Green “CalDee” Russell
Birth: March 2, 1863 41 31Slate Springs, Calhoun County, MS, USA
Death: June 20, 1937Calhoun City, Calhoun County, MS, USA
3 years
daughter
7 years
daughter
Thadeus Warsaw Russell + Mary Louisa Powell - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: November 11, 1905Calhoun County, MS, USA