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Hite/Hight/Hyde Family Lineages
Earliest Documented American Ancestors


(This index is sorted by First Name due to the numerous spelling variations of the surname.)
Abraham Hite (1750-1828) of Shenandoah (now Page) County, Virginia and Fairfield County, Ohio
Abraham Hite (1773-1823) of Hardy County, West Virginia and Licking County, Ohio
Abraham, Conrad, and Peter Heyd, 1738 immigrants, of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Andreas Heyd, 1737 immigrant, of Chester County, Pennsylvania
Andrew Hite (1758-1819) of Shenandoah (now Page) County, Virginia and Fairfield County, Ohio
Andrew Hite (died 1822) of Pennsylvania and Guernsey County, Ohio
Anthony Hite (early 1760s-after 1830) of Augusta County, Virginia
Casper (Gasper) Hite (1740s-1832) of Hardy County, West Virginia
Christian Heydt, 1752 immigrant (died 1799), York County, Pennsylvania
Christopher Hite (ca. 1759-1827) of Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Conrad, Abraham, and Peter Heyd, 1738 immigrants, of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Conrad Hite (1763-1835) of Bedford County and Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Daniel Hite (ca. 1752-1827) of Shenandoah (now Page) County, Virginia
George Hight of Pennsylvania and Wayne County, Ohio
George Hight (or Hite, 1755-1837) of King and Queen County , Botetourt County, and Rockbridge County, Virginia
Henry John Hoyt (1823-1864), born in New York, died a Union Soldier in 1864 in NC
Jacob Heydt (1717-1781) of Berks County, Pennsylvania
Jacob Hite (died 1792) of Frederick County, Virginia
Jacob Hite (1761-1839) of Rockbridge County, Virginia and Rush County, Indiana
Jacob Hite (1780s-1845) of Cumberland Valley Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
James Hight (or Hite), ca. 1750-after 1840, Hunterdon County, New Jersey and Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
James Madison Hite (1824-1910) born in West Virginia, died in Pond Creek, OK
Johann Georg Hayde, 1738 immigrant (died 1772) Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Johannes Heytt (John Hite) of Bedford, Pennsylvania, probably died 1791
John Heitt (Johannes Heidt, 1831-1904) of Clinton County, Iowa
John Hight, headright passenger to Virginia, 1656
John Hight, rent roll of New Kent County, Virginia, 1704
John Hight (ca. 1723-1795) of Halifax County, Virginia and Franklin County, North Carolina
John Hight (1726?-1804) of Charlotte County, Virginia and Burke County, North Carolina
John Nicholas Hight, 1756-1850, Somerset County, New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Jersey, and Steuben County, New York
John Hite (Johannes Heytt) of Bedford, Pennsylvania, probably died 1791
John Hite (ca. 1760 – ca. 1824) of Shenandoah (now Page) County, Virginia and Sullivan County, Tennessee
John Hoyt, died Amesbury, Massachusetts, 1688
Jost Hite (Hans Justus Heyd, 1685-1761) of Frederick County, Virginia
Julius Hite (1756-1851) of Sussex County and Lunenburg County, Virginia
Malinda Hite and Robert McChesney, Augusta County, Virginia
Matthew Hight (or Hite, ca. 1761-after 1850) of Nelson County, Virginia
Matthias Hite (ca. 1749-1823) of Shenandoah County, Virginia and Monongalia County, West Virginia
Matthias Hite (ca. 1767-1832) of Frederick County, Virginia
Michael Hite (1770s-1818) of Frederick County, Virginia
Michael Hyde (died 1803) of Lexington County, South Carolina
Nicholas Hight, Jr. (early 1750s-1799), Middlesex County, New Jersey
Nicolaus Heyd (b. ca. 1685), 1710 New York immigrant, Somerville, New Jersey
Patrick Hight (or Hite, ca. 1763-after 1850) of Nelson County, Virginia and Casey County, Kentucky
Peter, Abraham, and Conrad Heyd, 1738 immigrants, of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Philipp Heyd (Hyde) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1752 immigrant
Samuel Hight (or Hite, ca. 1767-after 1850, Rockbridge County, Virginia
Simon Hoyt, died Stamford, Connecticut, 1657
Stanley Hite (1761 or earlier-1827) of Halifax County, Virginia
Thomas Hight (or Hite, 1756-after 1837) of Charlotte County and Halifax County, Virginia, Mercer County, Kentucky, and Monroe County, Indiana
Union County, Kentucky Hite Family
Valentine Heyd (Hyde, ca. 1740-1829) of Philadelphia, Lancaster, and York Counties, Pennsylvania
William Hight (ca. 1713-1781) of Sussex County, Virginia
William Hite (ca. 1786-1857) of Berkeley County, West Virginia

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Simon Hoyt, died Stamford, Connecticut, 1657
Simon Hoyt, an Englishman, arrived in Massachusetts on the ship Abigail in 1628. He lived first in Charlestown, Massachusetts, the Dorchester and Scitiuate before moving to Windsor, Connecticut by 1639. He died in Stamford, Connecticut in 1657. Some of his descendants spell their surname as Hight or Haight. Some of these were in New York by 1700. The Hights of central New Jersey may be Simon Hoyt's descendants, but that is not proven at this point.
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John Hoyt, died Amesbury, Massachusetts, 1688
John Hoyt, an Englishman, was one of the first landowners in Amesbury, Massachusetts in 1654. He died there in 1688. Some Haights and Hights in New Hampshire and Maine in the colonial era were his descendants.
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John Hight, headright passenger to Virginia, 1656
John Hight, an Englishman, arrived in Virginia in 1656 as a headright passenger, his passage paid by William Bird.
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John Hight, rent roll of New Kent County, Virginia, 1704
John Hight had three sons baptized in St. Peters Parish in New Kent County, Virginia: William Hight, baptized 28 October 1686, John Hight, baptized 3 September 1688, and Robert Hight, baptized 26 August 1694. It is possible that he is the John Hight who arrived in 1656, but it is more likely that he was a son of the 1656 immigrant.
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Jost Hite (Hans Justus Heyd, 1685-1761) of Frederick County, Virginia
Jost Hite (baptized Hans Justus Heyd in Bonfeld in the Kraichgau region of Germany) is the most famous early American Hite ancestor. He was born in 1685, the son of Johannes Heyd, a butcher of Bonfeld, and his wife Anna Magdalena. He married Anna Maria Merckle in Bonfeld in 1704. They had two daughters who died in infancy in Bonfeld and then had a third daughter before departing for England in 1709. In 1710, they sailed to New York with numerous other Germans who had gone to England the year before. Eventually they moved to Pennsylvania and then finally to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in 1732, where Jost became a prominent landowner. Anna Maria died in 1738 in Frederick County and Jost died there in 1761. These were their children: Maria Elisabetha (Mary) Hite (1708-after 1768) married George Bowman Elizabeth Hite (1711-1783) married John Paul Froman Magdalena Hite (1713-1771) married Jacob Chrisman John Hite (ca. 1715-1792) married Sarah Eltinge Jacob Hite (1719-1776) married 1st Catherine O'Bannon and 2nd to Frances (Madison) Beale Isaac Hite (1723-1795) married Eleanor Eltinge Abraham Hite (1729-1790) married Rebecca Van Meter Joseph Hite (died 1757) married Elizabeth (Van Meter or McKay)
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Nicolaus Heyd (b. ca. 1685), 1710 New York immigrant, Somerville, New Jersey
Nicolaus Heyd was, like Jost Hite, among the Germans that went to England in 1709 and then sailed to New York in 1710. His home in Germany has not been identified. He and his wife Susanna lived in or near Somerville, New Jersey, and had three children baptized in the German Reformed Church there between 1716 and 1722.
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Johann Georg Hayde, 1738 immigrant (died 1772) Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Johann Georg Hayde arrived in Philadelphia 5 September 1738 on the ship Winter. He and his wife, Maria Sara, had six children baptized in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania between 1749 and 1764. He was naturalized in 1765 and died in Lancaster in 1772.
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William Hight (ca. 1713-1781) of Sussex County, Virginia
William Hight was born ca. 1713 and lived in Sussex County, Virginia. He and his wife Anne had a daughter's baptism recorded in the Register of Albemarle Parish in 1737. William died in Sussex County in 1781. He may have been a descendant of John Hight, the 1656 immigrant, and also possibly of John Hight the immigrant's alleged son.
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Andreas Heyd, 1737 immigrant, of Chester County, Pennsylvania
Andreas Heyd arrived in Philadelphia 26 September 1737 on the ship St. Andrew. He was naturalized in 1750, with the naturalization record noting that he was a Quaker and a resident of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Some deed records in Chester County give his wife's name as Magdalena. He was still living in Chester County in the early 1770s.
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Abraham, Conrad, and Peter Heyd, 1738 immigrants, of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Conrad, Abraham, and Peter Heyd arrived in Philadelphia 11 September 1738 on the ship Robert & Alice. Conrad Heyd was baptized in 1690 in Kusel, in the western Palatinate, a son of Arndt Heyd and Elisabeth Plind. Conrad married in 1711 to Anna Catharina (Hess) Scholler, a widow. Conrad and Anna Catharina had the following children baptized in the church in Kusel: Johann Abraham Heyd, christened 20 September 1711. Johann Andreas Heyd, born 30 November 1713, christened 4 December. Johann Peter Heyd, born 14 May 1715, christened 21 June. Johann Jacob Heyd, born 14 July 1718, christened 19 July. The eldest of these sons, Johann Abraham Heyd, married 10 June 1734 to Anna Magdalena Keiss. They had one son baptized in Kusel: Johann Abraham Heyd, born 8 August 1734. Conrad, Abraham, and Peter, along with Abraham's wife and son came to Pennsylvania in 1738. The fate of Conrad's other two sons and his wife is unknown. By 1747, Abraham and Peter were living in present-day Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. The younger Abraham, born in 1734, eventually settled in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. His known descendants spell their surname as Hyde.
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Jacob Heydt (1717-1781) of Berks County, Pennsylvania
Jacob Heydt was born in 1717 in Grötzingen in the Margravite of Baden-Durlach. He was the oldest child of Christoph Heydt (1686-1742) and Anna Catharina Heim (1696-1774). His paternal grandparents were Hans Martin Heydt (1655-1692) and Anna Kropf (1657-1694) and his paternal great-grandparents were Martin Heydt (ca. 1611-1675) and his wife Anna (ca. 1616-1688), all of Grötzingen. Jacob married in 1743 in Grötzingen to Maria Catharina Kropf. They had five children there, only one of whom lived, and then left for Pennsylvania, arriving in Philadelphia 16 September 1751 on the ship Brothers. By 1754, Maria Catharina had died and Jacob had remarried to Sophia Barbara Catharins Jauß. They lived in District Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania and attended St. Joseph's Lutheran Church in Pike Township. Jacob died in 1781 and Sophia died in 1813.
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Philipp Heyd (Hyde) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1752 immigrant
Philipp Heyd arrived in Philadelphia 23 September 1752 on the ship Ann. In 1756, he married Elisabeth Nachtigall in St. Michael's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Philadelphia. They had nine children baptized there, including a son named Johann Andreas Heyd (born 1763), who may have been Andrew Hite of Guernsey County, Ohio. Philipp appeared in Philadelphia tax records as Phillip Hyde or Hide until 1779.
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Jacob Hite (died 1792) of Frederick County, Virginia
Jacob Hite, a woolcomber, first appeared in land records of Frederick County, Virginia in 1763. He is sometimes confused with Jacob Hite (1719-1776), the son of Jost Hite. Jacob took an Oath of Allegiance to the British Crown in 1769 along with his son Alexander Hite (1740-1813). This proves that both were born outside the British empire, so Jacob probably came to the colonies from Germany after 1740. Jacob's wife's name is not known, but he had at least one other son, George Hite (1755-1833). He may have had other children also. Casper Hite, Matthias Hite, and Jacob Hite all may have been sons of this Jacob, but proof has not yet been found. Jacob Hite died in 1792 in Frederick County.
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John Hite (Johannes Heytt) of Bedford, Pennsylvania, probably died 1791
John Hite (Johannes Heytt), a baker, was born before 1736. He settled in the town of Bedford in what was then Cumberland County, Pennsylvania by 1766. The area became Bedford County in 1771. John signed his name in German as Johannes Heytt, but his name was most commonly written as John Hite in county tax records. He probably had two sons, Christopher Hite and Conrad Hite, but proof of this relationship is lacking. John was last listed in Bedford County tax records in 1791. He may have died that year.
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Christian Heydt, 1752 immigrant (died 1799), York County, Pennsylvania
Johan Christian Heydt, who arrived in Philadelphia 2 November 1752 on the ship Phoenix. He settled in Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania soon after. He and his wife Anna Maria had three children, including one son, John Heydt. Christian died in York County in 1799.
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John Hight (ca. 1723-1795) of Halifax County, Virginia and Franklin County, North Carolina
John Hight, born ca. 1723, married Eleanor Nichols. They lived in Halifax County, Virginia until 1770 when they moved to the now-defunct county of Bute in North Carolina. They later lived in the part of Granville County, North Carolina that became Franklin County. John died in Franklin County in 1795, leaving a will that indicated he had twelve children. Only six were named in the will, however. John may have been a descendant of John Hight, the immigrant of 1656, and/or his alleged son, John Hight.
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John Hight (1726?-1804) of Charlotte County, Virginia and Burke County, North Carolina
John Hight lived along Bluestem Creek in Charlotte County, Virginia with his wife Mary. His family is listed on the flyleaf of a dictionary published in 1796. However, the dictionary postdates any of the births cited, so it cannot be considered a primary source. The listing indicates that John was born in 1726, the son of Thomas Hight. Circumstantial evidence suggests the information in the dictionary is primarily accurate. John eventually moved to Burke County, North Carolina where he died in 1804.
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Michael Hyde (died 1803) of Lexington County, South Carolina
Michael Hyde, of German origin, settled along the Saluda River in present-day Lexington County, South Carolina by 1774. His wife's name is unknown. He was the father of six children. The known male-line descendants spell their surname as Hite.
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Valentine Heyd (Hyde, ca. 1740-1829) of Philadelphia, Lancaster, and York Counties, Pennsylvania
Valentine Heyd (Hyde) was born ca. 1740, probably in Germany. It is not certain if he came to Pennsylvania as a child or an adult. He married Barbara Kreiner in Philadelphia in 1772, but by 1779, he had a second wife named Catharina. Valentine moved to Lancaster County by 1780 and then on to York County, Pennsylvania about 1813. He was the father of thirteen children. Most of his descendants spell their surname as Hyde, but some branches of the family (mostly those in Ohio) use the Hite spelling. Valentine died in 1829 in York County.
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Casper (Gasper) Hite (1740s-1832) of Hardy County, West Virginia
Casper (Gasper) Hite was born in the 1740s and lived in Hardy County, West Virginia. His parents are unknown, but he may have been a son of Jacob Hite of Frederick County, Virginia. He and his wife Margaret had at least five children. Casper died in 1832.
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Matthias Hite (ca. 1749-1823) of Shenandoah County, Virginia and Monongalia County, West Virginia
Matthias Hite was born ca. 1749, place unknown. His parents are unknown, but he may have been a son of Jacob Hite of Frederick County, Virginia. He married Sarah Daugherty in 1769 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. They had four children. Matthias was a lieutenant in the 8th Virginia Regiment in the Continental Line during the American Revolution. He later lived in Hardy County, West Virginia and then moved on to Harrison County, West Virginia, dying there in 1823.
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Abraham Hite (1750-1828) of Shenandoah (now Page) County, Virginia and Fairfield County, Ohio
Abraham Hite (1750-1828) came to Shenandoah County, Virginia from Pennsylvania by 1782. His wife was named Hannah. Abraham may have had brothers named Daniel Hite, Andrew Hite, and John Hite, but the relationship is not proven. Recent research by Jim Hite of Kingsport, Tennessee has provided strong circumstantial evidence that all four alleged brothers were sons of the 1737 immigrant Andreas Heyd who lived in Chester County, Pennsylvania with his wife Magdalena, but no solid documentation has yet been found. Abraham and Hannah had twelve children. They moved to Fairfield County, Ohio in the early 1800s where Abraham died in 1828. Hannah died in 1835.
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Daniel Hite (ca. 1752-1827) of Shenandoah (now Page) County, Virginia
Daniel Hite came to Shenandoah County, Virginia from Pennsylvania by 1774. His year of birth has generally been given as 1752, but recent research suggests he may have been older than that. His wife was named Appolonia. Daniel may have had brothers named Abraham Hite, Andrew Hite, and John Hite, but the relationship is not proven. Recent research by Jim Hite of Kingsport, Tennessee has provided strong circumstantial evidence that all four alleged brothers were sons of the 1737 immigrant Andreas Heyd who lived in Chester County, Pennsylvania with his wife Magdalena, but no solid documentation has yet been found. Daniel and Appolonia had eight children. Daniel died in 1827 in Shenandoah County.
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Andrew Hite (1758-1819) of Shenandoah (now Page) County, Virginia and Fairfield County, Ohio
Andrew Hite (1758-1819) came to Shenandoah County, Virginia from Pennsylvania in the early 1770s. He married Anna Taylor (1758-1814). They had ten children. Andrew may have had brothers named Abraham Hite, Daniel Hite, and John Hite, but the relationship is not proven. Recent research by Jim Hite of Kingsport, Tennessee has provided strong circumstantial evidence that all four alleged brothers were sons of the 1737 immigrant Andreas Heyd who lived in Chester County, Pennsylvania with his wife Magdalena, but no solid documentation has yet been found. Andrew and Anna moved to Fairfield County, Ohio in the early 1800s. Anna died there in 1814. Andrew remarried to Magdalena Taylor (1761-1833) and then died in 1819.
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John Hite (ca. 1760 – ca. 1824) of Shenandoah (now Page) County, Virginia and Sullivan County, Tennessee
John Hite (died 1831) came to Shenandoah County, Virginia from Pennsylvania in time to be listed in the 1785 tax lists. John married first to Catherine Decker and second to Frances Jackson. By Catherine, he had a son named Jacob (born ca. 1790). At least one published source has confused this John with John Hite, Jr. (1751-1808) the son of John Hite (ca. 1715-1792) and the grandson of Jost Hite. This is clearly an error. This John (who died in 1831) may have had brothers named Abraham Hite, Daniel Hite, and Andrew Hite, but the relationship is not proven. Recent research by Jim Hite of Kingsport, Tennessee has provided strong circumstantial evidence that all four alleged brothers were sons of the 1737 immigrant Andreas Heyd who lived in Chester County, Pennsylvania with his wife Magdalena, but no solid documentation has yet been found. John and Frances moved to Sullivan County, Tennessee after 1799. In addition to the aforementioned son Jacob, John also had a daughter named Nancy. He died in Sullivan County in 1831.
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Christopher Hite (ca. 1759-1827) of Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Christopher Hite was born ca. 1759, probably in Pennsylvania. He was living in Bedford County, Pennsylvania by 1777 when he enlisted in the Continental Army. He was almost certainly a son of John Hite (Johannes Heytt) and he was probably a brother of Conrad Hite, but neither relationship has been proven. Christopher served in at least four different regiments of the Continental Army between 1777 and 1783. After the war, he lived in Bedford County, Pennsylvania and had settled in St. Clair Township by the time of its creation in 1794. He and his wife Margaret (ca. 1767-1828) had eleven children. Christopher died in St. Clair Township in 1827.
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Conrad Hite (1763-1835) of Bedford County and Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Conrad Hite was born in Bedford, Pennsylvania in 1763. He was almost certainly a son of John Hite (Johannes Heytt) and he was probably a brother of Christopher Hite, but neither relationship has been proven. Some published information falsely identifies Conrad as a great-grandson of Jost Hite through Jost's son John Hite and his grandson, John Hite, Jr. (1751-1808, far too young to be Conrad's father). Conrad served for nine months in the 8th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line in the Continental Army. His wife's name was Maria (or Mary) and they had at least six children. Conrad and Maria moved to Cumberland, Maryland in 1793 and then to Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1797, where they eventually settled in Stoystown. They both died there in 1835.
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Julius Hite (1756-1851) of Sussex County and Lunenburg County, Virginia
Julius Hite was born in 1756 in Sussex County, Virginia. He was closely associated with the family of William Hight and it is quite likely that he was William's son, although the relationship has not been proven. Julius served in Virginia regiments of the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He married Agnes Land in 1784 and they had four children. They settled in Lunenburg County, Virginia and died there, Agnes in 1845 and Julius in 1851.
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Thomas Hight (or Hite, 1756-after 1837) of Charlotte County and Halifax County, Virginia, Mercer County, Kentucky, and Monroe County, Indiana
Thomas Hight was born in 1757 in Charlotte County, Virginia. According to an unverified family record, he was a son of John Hight of Charlotte County. Thomas served in various regiments of Virginia troops during the American Revolution and rose to the rank of lieutenant at one point. After the war, he married Priscilla Mays in Halifax County, Virginia. They had twelve children. Soon after their marriage, they moved to Mercer County, Kentucky. Late in his life, Thomas followed some of his children to Monroe County, Indiana where he died after 1837.
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Stanley Hite (1761 or earlier-1827) of Halifax County, Virginia
Stanley Hite was born no later than 1761. By 1782, he was living in Halifax County, Virginia and it is possible he grew up there. Stanley and his wife Martha were the parents of seven children. Research by Charles Hite of Gastonia, North Carolina has provided strong circumstantial evidence that Stanley Hite is one of the six unnamed children mentioned in the will of John Hight of Franklin County, North Carolina. Some published information falsely identifies Stanley as a great-grandson of Jost Hite through Jost's son John Hite and his grandson, John Hite, Jr. (1751-1808, far too young to be Stanley's father). Stanley died in Halifax County in 1827.
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Jacob Hite (1761-1839) of Rockbridge County, Virginia and Rush County, Indiana
Jacob Hite was born in Frederick County, Maryland in 1761 and brought by his father (name uncertain) to Frederick County, Virginia when he was a year old. It is quite likely, but not proven, that Jacob was a son of Jacob Hite of Frederick County, Virginia. Some published information has confused Jacob (born 1761) with Jacob O'Bannon Hite, a great-grandson of Jost Hite through his son Jacob Hite (1719-1776) and his grandson, John Hite (died 1776). However, court records in Augusta County, Virginia prove that Jacob O'Bannon Hite died without issue before 1794. Jacob Hite (born 1761) served in Virginia regiments of the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He married Catherine Sheiner in 1786 in Frederick County. They moved to Rockbridge County, Virginia and had six children. Late in their lives, they accompanied their children to Rush County, Indiana where Jacob died in 1839.
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George Hight (or Hite, 1755-1837) of King and Queen County , Botetourt County, and Rockbridge County, Virginia
George Hight was born in 1755 in King and Queen County, Virginia. It is alleged that his father's name was John Hight, but this has not been proven. He may have had brothers named Matthew Hight, Patrick Hight, and Samuel Hight, but none of these relationships are proven. George was taken to Albemarle County, Virginia at age eight, to Amherst County, Virginia at age twelve, and then moved to Botetourt County, Virginia in 1776. He served in Virginia regiments of the Continental Army during the American Revolution. After the war, in 1782, he married Lovia Lunsford. They had nine children. George died in 1837 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Lovia died in 1843.
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Matthew Hight (or Hite, ca. 1761-after 1850) of Nelson County, Virginia
Matthew Hight was born ca. 1761 in Virginia. He had a brother named Patrick Hight and may have also had brothers named George Hight and Samuel Hight. The relationship to Patrick is mentioned in Patrick's Revolutionary War pension application, but the relationship to George and Samuel is not proven. It is alleged, but not proven, that the name of Matthew's father was John Hight. Matthew served in Virginia regiments of the Continental Line during the American Revolution. He lived in Nelson County, Virginia and died there sometime after 1850. He may have fathered three children.
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Patrick Hight (or Hite, ca. 1763-after 1850) of Nelson County, Virginia and Casey County, Kentucky
Patrick Hight was born ca. 1763 in Virginia. He had a brother named Matthew Hight and may have also had brothers named George Hight and Samuel Hight. The relationship to Matthew is mentioned in Patrick's Revolutionary War pension application, but the relationship to George and Samuel is not proven. It is alleged, but not proven, that the name of Patricks's father was John Hight. Patrick served in Virginia regiments of the Continental Line during the American Revolution. He lived in Nelson County, Virginia after the war, but eventually moved to Casey County, Kentucky where he died after 1851. He may have fathered six children.
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Samuel Hight (or Hite, ca. 1767-after 1850, Rockbridge County, Virginia
Samuel Hight was born ca. 1767 in Virginia. It is alleged that his father's name was John Hight, but this has not been proven. He may have had brothers named George Hight, Matthew Hight, and Patrick Hight, but none of these relationships are proven. Samuel lived in Rockbridge County, Virginia and died there after 1850. He had children, but the number is uncertain.
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Anthony Hite (early 1760s-after 1830) of Augusta County, Virginia
Anthony Hite was born between 1760 and 1765, location unknown. He was living in Augusta County, Virginia by the time of the 1810 census and was still living there in 1830. He and his wife Nancy Ann had between five and seven children. It is possible, but not proven, that Anthony was the father-in-law of Malinda Hite.
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Nicholas Hight, Jr. (early 1750s-1799), Middlesex County, New Jersey
Nicholas Hight, Jr., born in the early 1750s, married Barsheba Aastley (probably Atchley) in Middlesex County, New Jersey in 1774. He lived in East Windsor Township of Middlesex County when he wrote his will, which was probated in Middlesex County in 1799. He and Barsheba had six children.
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James Hight (or Hite), ca. 1750-after 1840, Hunterdon County, New Jersey and Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
James Hight (or Hite) was born about 1750 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. He served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. At some point after the war, he moved to Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania and was still alive there as late as 1840. He had at least one son (James) and probably other children as well.
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Andrew Hite (died 1822) of Pennsylvania and Guernsey County, Ohio
Andrew Hite, from Pennsylvania, settled in present-day Guernsey County, Ohio by 1803. He was probably the Johann Andreas Heyd who was born in Philadelphia in 1763, the son of Philipp Heyd. Andrew was the father of six children. He died in Guernsey County in 1822.
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Matthias Hite (ca. 1767-1832) of Frederick County, Virginia
Matthias Hite married Catherine Grove in Frederick County, Virginia in 1792. They had six children. It is possible, but perhaps not probable, that this Matthias is the Matthias Heydt born in 1769 in Berks County, Pennsylvania to Jacob Heydt. Matthias and Catherine had at least six children. Matthias died in 1832 in Frederick County.
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Michael Hite (1770s-1818) of Frederick County, Virginia
Michael Hite was born in the 1770s in Pennsylvania. He married Mary Parsons in Frederick County, Virginia in 1799. It is possible, but perhaps not probable, that this Michael is the Michael Heydt born in 1778 in Berks County, Pennsylvania to Jacob Heydt. Michael and Mary had at least seven children. Michael died before 1821, probably in Shenandoah County, Virginia.
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Abraham Hite (1773-1823) of Hardy County, West Virginia and Licking County, Ohio
Abraham Hite was born in 1773, probably in Pennsylvania. He married first to Mary Feathers in 1805 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. They had one son and Mary died soon after. Abraham then moved to Ohio and married Jane Hughes in 1812. They had four children. Abraham died in 1823 in Licking County, Ohio.
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Jacob Hite (1780s-1845) of Cumberland Valley Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Jacob Hite was born in the 1780s. He married Elizabeth Houck in 1807 in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Soon after, they moved to Cumberland Valley Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. They had eleven children (Elizabeth may not have been the mother of all of them). Jacob died in 1845 in Bedford County. Some researchers believe this Jacob is the Jacob Hite born in 1785 to George Hite and Deborah Rutherford in present-day Jefferson County, West Virginia. George was a son of Jacob Hite (1719-1776) and grandson of Jost Hite. This may be accurate. It is also possible, however, that this Jacob is the Jacob Heyd baptized in 1787 in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, son of John Georg Heyd and Magdalena Sahler. Neither link can be considered proven at this stage.
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William Hite (ca. 1786-1857) of Berkeley County, West Virginia
William Hite, born ca. 1786 in Pennsylvania, married Sarah Zeckman in 1818 in Berkeley County, West Virginia. He fathered between seven and ten children, at least two of whom were born before his marriage to Sarah, so he must have married twice. There was a William Hite who married Sally Houck in 1812 in Berkeley county and some researchers think it is this William, but that conclusion is problematic. Sally Houck's mother, Margaret Houck, named Sally Hite in her 1819 will as though she was still alive, so that raises the possibility of two William Hites in Berkeley County. William Hite, the husband of Sarah Zeckman, died ca. 1857. It is possible that this William (or the one who married Sally Houck if they are not the same man) is the John William Heyd baptized in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania in 1789, son of John Georg Heyd and Magdalena Sahler. At this stage, there is no proof.
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George Hight of Pennsylvania and Wayne County, Ohio
George Hight, born ca. 1794 in Pennsylvania, was obviously of German origin since he signed his name in German. His wife's name was Elizabeth and they had at least eight children. They settled in Wayne County, Ohio in the 1830s. George died there ca. 1863. It is possible that this George is the same person as John George Heyd, baptized in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania in 1794, son of John Georg Heyd and Magdalena Sahler. At this stage, there is no proof.
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Union County, Kentucky Hite Family
Three sons of Francis Theodor Heuts and Joanna Maria Vernaus of the village of Heerlen in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands (then a French possession) came to the United States in 1803 in the care of Trappist monks. These brothers were Joannes "Jean or John" Henricus Heuts (born 1783), Petrus "Peter" Caspar Heuts (born 1785), and Martinus "Martin" Lambertus Heuts (born 1790). The two younger ones, Peter and Martin, settled in Union County, Kentucky, while John settled in St. Louis County, Missouri. Many of the descendants of the Union County branch spell their surname as Hite, while Hites is more common among John's descendants. The lineage of these brothers has been traced to Helgerus Heuts, who married Elizabeth Feuren in 1652 in Voerendaal in Limburg.
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Malinda Hite and Robert McChesney, Augusta County, Virginia
Malinda (Cavender or Corrinder, maiden name uncertain) was born in 1803 near Mount Storm, West Virginia. About 1823, she apparently married a Hite (first name unknown). Her husband may have been a son of Anthony Hite but this is not proven. Malinda was living in Augusta County, Virginia as a household head in 1830 with three children. Her husband had apparently died or deserted her. After 1830, she began a common-law relationship with Robert McChesney (1790-1863) and had six children by him, all of whom used the Hite surname. Malinda died in 1893 in Augusta County.
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Henry John Hoyt (1823-1864), born in New York, died a Union Soldier in 1864 in NC
Henry John Hoyt (1823-1864), born in New York, married 1845 in Jefferson County, New York, and then moved to Wisconsin, settling in Buffalo County by 1850. Henry died as a Union soldier in the Confederate prison in Salisbury, North Carolina in 1864.
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John Heitt (Johannes Heidt, 1831-1904) of Clinton County, Iowa
John Heitt was born Johannes Heidt in 1831 in Grötzingen, Baden-Durlach, Germany. He was a son of Christian Friedrich Heidt and Dorothea Kurz. His lineage can be traced to Martin Heydt (ca. 1611-1675) and his wife Anna (ca. 1616-1688), also of Grötzingen. Johannes Heidt came to the United States in 1853 and married Louisa Malsch (also a native of Grötzingen) in Racine, Wisconsin in 1856 before settling in Clinton County, Iowa where he died in 1904. His name became John Heitt in the United States. He was eventually followed to Iowa by a younger brother Ludwig Heidt (born 1840 in Grötzingen) whose name became Louis Heitt.
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James Madison Hite (1824-1910) born in West Virginia, died in Pond Creek, OK
No information is known about the parents of James Madison Hite, except that they may have died when he was young. He married Elizabeth Stephenson (1829-1889) in, or near, Cincinnati, OH in 1846. They had a large family and migrated west, moving many times. They lived in Clermont Co., Ohio, Lee County, Iowa, Hickory and Vernon Co., Missouri, Vermillion Co., IN, Sumner and Pratt Co., KS, where Elizabeth died. In 1893, James made the Cherokee Run from Kansas into Oklahoma with several of his children and settled near Pond Creek, OK where he lived the remainder of his years.
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John Nicholas Hight, 1756-1850, Somerset County, New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Jersey, and Steuben County, New York
John Nicholas Hight was born in 1756 in Bedminster, Somerset County, New Jersey and moved with his parents to Windsor Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey at age three. He served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. In 1780 he removed to Steuben County, New York where he spent the rest of his life, dying there in 1850.
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