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 Samuel Ady Hite

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Samuel Ady Hite

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death
20 Jul 1877 (aged 93)
Iowa, USA
Burial
Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, USA
Plot
6N Lot 50 Row 9
Memorial ID
61177688 View Source

1st W Tennessee Militia War of 1812
93y 20d

New stone erected by Henry County Pioneer Cemetery Commission in 2010.
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Transcribed by Waunita Gibbons June 2020....

Samuel Hite...Was born in Shenandoah county, Virginia of wealthy and respectable parents. In young manhood he removed to Tennessee, and enlisted as a soldier under Gen. Jackson, during the War of 1812, for which service a grateful country rewarded him with a pension. In 1821, among Methodists at Bloomington, Indiana, he enlisted again, not under Jackson, but under Jesus with weapons of warfare not "carnal," but spiritual. This term of service continued 56 years. He led a Methodist class as long as Moses led Israel and received a daily pension of peace, and when discharged a robe of righteousness and an immortal crown. On July 20th, 1877, at midnight, a fitting close came to so good a life. Under the care of his only daughter surrounded by his children's children to the fifth generation, the old man in the 94th year of his pilgrimage, loved and honored, just and saintly died. He rests in the city cemetery, beside his companion, who died at the same age just seven years ago.

"Mt. Pleasant Journal", 02 Aug 1877, p. 2.

Contributor: Pat Ryan White (20188416) •

1st W Tennessee Militia War of 1812
93y 20d

New stone erected by Henry County Pioneer Cemetery Commission in 2010.
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Transcribed by Waunita Gibbons June 2020....

Samuel Hite...Was born in Shenandoah county, Virginia of wealthy and respectable parents. In young manhood he removed to Tennessee, and enlisted as a soldier under Gen. Jackson, during the War of 1812, for which service a grateful country rewarded him with a pension. In 1821, among Methodists at Bloomington, Indiana, he enlisted again, not under Jackson, but under Jesus with weapons of warfare not "carnal," but spiritual. This term of service continued 56 years. He led a Methodist class as long as Moses led Israel and received a daily pension of peace, and when discharged a robe of righteousness and an immortal crown. On July 20th, 1877, at midnight, a fitting close came to so good a life. Under the care of his only daughter surrounded by his children's children to the fifth generation, the old man in the 94th year of his pilgrimage, loved and honored, just and saintly died. He rests in the city cemetery, beside his companion, who died at the same age just seven years ago.

"Mt. Pleasant Journal", 02 Aug 1877, p. 2.

Contributor: Pat Ryan White (20188416) •

Gravesite Details

Hites are on same stone as W.S. Wright


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