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 Lent Munson Hitchcock

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Lent Munson Hitchcock

  • Birth 15 Oct 1816 Connecticut, USA
  • Death 27 Feb 1869
  • Burial Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 33431190

A Sea Captain's son who became a sailor at the age of 14, Lent Munson Hitchcock left his native Connecticut and joined the Texas Navy about 1836. Seafaring duties brought him to Galveston in 1837 where he later served as Harbor Master, City Alderman, Treasurer, and Confederate Army Volunteer. An active Mason and Episcopalian, Hitchcock played a prominant role in the city's early developement. The town of Hitchcock (18 Mi. NW) was named for him in 1891.

He was married to Emily Hitchcock.


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  • Created by: Patti Zapalac
  • Added: 31 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33431190
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lent Munson Hitchcock (15 Oct 1816–27 Feb 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33431190, citing Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Patti Zapalac (contributor 46583652) .