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 Anne <I>Erwin</I> Hitchcock

Anne Erwin Hitchcock

Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
Death 11 Sep 1854 (aged 50)
Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 49444673 · View Source
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Anne was the daughter of Andrew Erwin and Jane Patton Erwin. She married Judge Henry Hitchcock on October 11, 1821 at the age of 17. They were married at Anne's father's plantation "Pleasant Rest" in Bedford County Tennessee. Henry was visiting her father on business and fell in love with his beautiful young daughter.

Henry, the grandson of Revolutionary War Hero Ethan Allen, was the first Attorney General and Secretary of State for the State of Alabama. He was also in commercial development in Mobile, Alabama and became at one point the richest man in the State of Alabama. Henry died of yellow fever in Mobile in 1839 leaving Anne with four small children.

Anne gave birth to eight children. However, only three survived to adulthood. Their son Henry, who is also buried in this cemetery, was born in Mobile, Alabama and became a prominent attorney and business man in Saint Louis following the American Civil War. He served as legal advisor on the staff of Union General William T. Sherman and wrote a book chronicling Sherman's infamous "March To the Sea." Their other surviving son was Ethan Allen Hitchcock. He too was born in Mobile and served as an Ambassador to Russia under President McKinley, and Secretary of Interior under President Theodore Rosevelt.

A native of Tennessee, and a resident of Mobile, Alabama, she lived her final years under the watchful care of her sons Henry and Ethan Allen, in Saint Louis, Mo.. The first born son of Judge Henry and Anne, was Mansa Henry Hitchcock. He was born on Sept. 21, 1822 and died nine days later. Little Henry is buried in the family cemetery of the first governor of the state of Alabama, William Wyatt Bibb. Judge Henry is buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Mobile, Alabama along with two young daughters; Anne and Mary.

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  • Created by: David Cahoon
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49444673
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anne Erwin Hitchcock (30 Dec 1803–11 Sep 1854), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49444673, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by David Cahoon (contributor 46964989) .