Is there anything new about the family of Samuel and Jane Hoagland Stites? My mother is a descendent through Patrick Sylvester Stites. She always said the Stites are German. I found a reference in a descendent of Nancy Stites and Laban Records that Samuel's father was William Stites who came here about 1740 from Wales. Also was Benjamin Stites the father of Patrick Sylvester Stites?