The Hitts of Mississippi and related families

Reuben Martin Hitt

Reuben Martin HittAge: 83 years18491932

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Reuben Martin Hitt

Ruben Martin Hitt

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Ruben Martin Hitt

Ruben Martin Hitt

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Ruben Martin Hitt

Reuben M Hell

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Ruben M Hitt

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Ruben M Hitt

Reuben M Hitt

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Reuben M Hitt

Reuben Hitt

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Reuben Hitt
Birth April 16, 1849 68 27
Birth 1849 68 27

Birth 1849 68 27

Birth about 1849 68 27
Birth about 1850 69 28
Birth
Military service
Residence
Age: 1
1850 (Age 8 months)
Birth of a sisterNancy Ann Hitt
February 9, 1851 (Age 21 months)
Birth of a brotherGeorge Washington Hitt
December 16, 1853 (Age 4 years)
Death of a fatherReuben Hitt
1855 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorge Washington Hitt
about 1856 (Age 6 years)
Death of a half-brotherLazarus Hitt
October 20, 1859 (Age 10 years)
Residence 1860 (Age 10 years)
Residence 1860 (Age 10 years)
Residence
Age: 20Census Post Office: Bellefontaine
1870 (Age 20 years)
Residence
Age: 20Census Post Office: Bellefontaine
1870 (Age 20 years)
MarriageMary Emma HughesView this family
1872 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a son
#1
Joel Reuben Hitt
October 24, 1874 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Martin Hughes Hitt
February 23, 1876 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Alice Irene Hitt
August 17, 1878 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Edgeworth Shyves Hitt
December 30, 1880 (Age 31 years)
Residence January 30, 1883 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#5
James Washington Hitt
June 16, 1883 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Elizabeth Jane Hitt
November 1884 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Elizabeth Jane Hitt
November 30, 1885 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
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Elizabeth Jane Hitt
about 1887 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9
Winna Folsie Hitt
May 16, 1887 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
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Winna Folsie Hitt
May 16, 1888 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
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Winna Folsie Hitt
June 1888 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#12
Alice Irene Hitt
about 1889 (Age 39 years)
Death of a half-brotherJames Hitt
August 12, 1889 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#13
Carrie Fletcher Hitt
May 16, 1892 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
#14
Carrie Fletcher Hitt
about 1893 (Age 43 years)
Death of a motherNancy Hitt
1895 (Age 45 years)

Residence
Age: 51Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head
1900 (Age 50 years)
Death of a wifeMary Emma Hughes
February 3, 1901 (Age 51 years)
Death of a wifeMary Emma Hughes
February 3, 1901 (Age 51 years)
Burial of a wifeMary Emma Hughes
February 4, 1901 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childJoel Reuben HittElizabeth Margania RobertsonView this family
December 25, 1904 (Age 55 years)
Residence
Age: 61Marital Status: Widowed; Relation to Head of House: Head
1910 (Age 60 years)
Residence
Age: 61Marital Status: Widowed; Relation to Head of House: Head
1910 (Age 60 years)
Marriage of a childHollis Irl EllzeyCarrie Fletcher HittView this family
November 1, 1914 (Age 65 years)

Death of a sisterSarah (Sally) Hitt
May 31, 1918 (Age 69 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Ann Hitt
April 10, 1919 (Age 69 years)

Residence 1920 (Age 70 years)
Death of a brotherGeorge Washington Hitt
May 25, 1927 (Age 78 years)
Residence
Age: 80Marital Status: Widowed; Relation to Head of House: Father
1930 (Age 80 years)
Death of a brotherHenry Hitt
January 7, 1931 (Age 81 years)

Race
White

Death September 13, 1932 (Age 83 years)
Death
Age: 83
1932 (Age 82 years)

Death
Age: 83
1932 (Age 82 years)

Burial
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father
mother
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
22 months
himself
22 months
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Martha Hamilton - View this family
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step-mother
half-brother
half-sister
half-brother
half-brother
Family with Mary Emma Hughes - View this family
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wife
Marriage: 1872
3 years
son
16 months
son
3 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
3 years
son
18 months
daughter
Elizabeth Jane Hitt
Birth: November 30, 1885 36 30Bellefontaine, Webster, Mississippi, USA
Death: October 14, 1956
3 years
daughter
5 years
daughter

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‎‎‎[written by Lucile Hitt Hollingsworth around 1972]‎‎‎

Reuben Martin Hitt was born April 16, 1849 when his father, Reuben, was 68 years old and his mother, Nancy, was 27 years old. Old Reuben died when Martin was a small boy just 6 years old. But his mo ther was young and strong and kept the family to gether and managed to raise them with the help from good neighbors and from her stepchildren. Lazarus, Reuben's oldest son, was 21 years older than hi s stepmother Nancy, and died just a few years later. But James, the other son, lived on to 1889.

On 24 December 1872, Martin married 17-year-old Mary Emma Hughes. During the next twenty years, they had eight children. Mary Emma's mother, Elizabeth Gary Hughes, lived with them. Her husband, Joe l Hughes, had been killed in the Battle of Shiloh during the Civil War.

Martin Hitt was a planter and a teacher. He build a school house and conducted classes for all the children in the community. By the time his oldest son, Joel Reuben, was twelve years old, he was helping by teaching the younger children and hearing the classes of the others when Martin had to go to the fields.

In 1897, Reuben Martin decided to take his family to Texas. He had heard that they had fine schools and churches there and the opportunities were great. However, when winter came, they found the col d almost unbearable. The children were sick all winter, and during the second winter, grandmother Hughes ‎‎‎‎‎(Elizabeth Gary Hughes)‎‎‎‎†Ž died. That was the final straw! Martin packed up and came back to Mississippi. Soon after returning to Mississippi, Martin's wife, Mary Emma, became ill and died on 3 February 1901. At this tim e none of Martin's children were married although several were grown. His youngest was only nine years old at the time.

Martin Hitt was the only grandparent I ‎‎‎‎‎(Lucile Hitt Hollingsworth, daughter of Joel Reuben Hitt)‎‎‎‎‎ really knew -- the others havin g died before I was born or so soon thereafter that I didn't remember them. I remember Grandpa well. He was a tall, slender, small-boned man with twinkling blue eyes. He was very erect even when a n old man, and had a peculiar gait -- a loose-kneed way of walking with the legs swung from the hips and the knees swinging outward slightly while the body seemed to glide along on wheels. This gai t was so pronounced in my father and my four brothers that when any one of them approached, it was impossible to tell which one it was until he came close enough for you to see the features of his fac e. I never lived near enough to spend much time with Grandpa, seeing him only on visits, family reunions, etc., but I was always so happy to be at his house. He always had a bunch of little childre n around him and could entertain them for hours ‎‎‎‎‎(his grandchildren)‎‎‎‎‎. Also, he had a wonderful orchard and grape arbor. And alway s he had a tobacco patch. No one else could grow tobacco there. I guess Grandpa had a green thumb. He could put up with anything from the children but just don't bother his tobacco patch. He rolle d the tobacco into cigars and smoked it in his pipe.

When he died, those of his grandsons who bore his body to the grave were very proud.

I found an old letter in my father's papers from a man Grandpa had taught in Webster County. There's no envelope. Perhaps Mr. Golden attended Grandpa's funeral and handed the pages to my father.

Dear Joel, Here are some verses in memory of your sainted father. Glad I saw you today. You are a great man. I thank God for your life of usefulness. Webster County has produced some great men. Yo u are one of them. May God bless you and those you love.

Your old boyhood friend,

William M. Golden ‎

‎ In loving memory of my dear old teacher Prof. R. M. Hitt by William M. Golden ‎

My dear old teacher is at rest, From sorrow he is free; He's gone on home to be with God, Throughout Eternity.‎

He lived a life above reproach, His heart was true and kind; He left this earth of sin and woe, A better home to find.‎

He taught me in my childhood days, Always to be a man; He taught me not to say I can't,'' But always sayI can.''‎

And I accepted what he said, A long long time ago; He taught me that The Son of God, Would make me white as snow.‎

And I thank God for his dear life, For all that he taught me; And praise the Lord we'll meet again When I put out to sea. ‎

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