Bill: I just learned this week that my husband's 3rd g-grandfather was Thomas Hitt, who married Martha E. Robinson/Robertson.
One of their sons Randal R.(Robinson or Robertson) was born Jul 1837 in GA, according to the census of 1920 (Austin, Travis Co., TX). His parents were born in SC. Randal was a Confederate veteran. He enlisted in the Confederate Army @ Blount Springs, AL. He was mustered into Company B of the 4th Battalion Alabama volunteers, which later became Company B of the 29th Ablabama Infantry. The 4th Battalionwas organized in the fall of 1861 in Montgomery. The 29th infantry spent most of its time along the Alabama coastline, until it joined the Army of Tennessee. Once with the TN, they took part in the Atlanta-Dalton campaign and the Battles of Resaca, New Hope, Peachtree Creek, and Atlanta. After moving into TN with John Bell Hood, the 29th took part in the Battles of Franklin and Nashville. After that, they moved into the Carolinas and took part in Kinston and Bentonville, and surrendered at Greensboro, NC.
In 1880, Randal R. Hitt had moved to TX and eventually settled in Mansfield, Tarrant Co. TX. He was a farmer. After breaking his hip, he moved to the Confederate Men's Home in Austin, TX on 21 June 1910. His wife was dead by this time. I don't know exactly when she died or where she is buried.
Randal Hitt lived in the Home for 10 years until he was adjudged insane and moved to the Austin Lunatic Asylum, now called the Austin State Hospital, on 30 Sep 1920. It seems that Hitt returned to the Confederate Home and died on 7 May, 1924. His cause of death is listed as "Senility" (a diagnosis often used to place individuals in the Austin State Hospital at that time). Randal was buried in the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, Travis Co., TX. His gravesite is listed on findagrave.com and his death certificate is available as well.
Randal was married to Martha Elizabeth Paer b. ca 1840 GA. Her parents were also from SC. Randal and Martha are found on the Callahan Co., TX census of 1900, where they were renting a 368 acre farm. Randal could neither read nor write, but Martha could. They had a daughter Fannie b. Jun 1875 (TN GA GA)who marriedWm. R. West. Fannie and Wm West were also in Callahan Co., TX in 1900. Randal and Martha's son, Joe Brown Hitt b. Jul 1878 TN GA GA d. 1943, was residing with his sister Fannie and her husband in 1900. Joe Brown Hitt later lived in Denton Co. TX , where he died 19 Mar 1950. He is buried in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Denton Co., TX. His death certificate lists his parents names!Joe Brown Hitt was a barber and was married to Elizabeth A. Hitt at the time of his death.
Another son J.T.(John Thomas) Hitt b.1873 d.1941was my husband's grandfather. He married Melissa Ellen Bellamy. They resided most of their adult lives in Haskell Co., TX where he farmed.His death certificate lists his father's name as Rann Hitt and his mother's last name as Pare.
I think Randal and Martha may have had another son: Jim B. Hitt, b. 1861 d. 1943 OK. Jim B. and his family were residing in Tarrant co., TX, near J.T. and Ellen. Jim and John Thomas both had children who died and were buried in the Watson Cemetery in Arlington, TX. Jim and Mamie Louise Tyson Hitt's son Henry and daugther Lucile are buried near JT and Ellen's son, Elder Lee.
I hope you can use this information.
Might you have any additional information regarding this family: additional children? burial sites for Thomas Hitt? for Martha R. Hitt? Information regarding the parentage of Thomas Hitt? i would appreciate your input. Sincerely, Kloyece