Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
Inventory created by Archives Staff 01/2000. Last revised 03/2020
ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.
USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.
EXTENT: 0.42 linear feet; 1 flash drive
CREATOR: Hite Family Association
DATE: 1707 - 2019
ALTERNATIVE FORM AVAILABLE: The Genealogical Society of Utah digitized selected materials from this collection in 2007 [disc 008-14]. Not available online.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Hite Family Association Collection contains correspondence, Bible records, biographies, newsletters, and other genealogical materials concerning the Hite and allied families. Newsletters have been scanned as PDFs and are kept on a flash drive with the collection.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The Hite Family Association, established 1991, is dedicated to sharing and preserving the history of the Hite and allied families. The Hite family who settled in Frederick County, Virginia, are descended from Jost Hite (1685-1761) and Anna Maria Merckle (d. 1738). In the early 1700s the Hites joined a number of German families migrating to the American colonies, settling first in Pennsylvania and then, in 1732, in the Shenandoah Valley. Jost Hite and his family became prominent landowners in Frederick County. His grandson, Isaac Hite Jr. owned Belle Grove in Middletown, Va.
RELATED MATERIAL: Belle Grove Collection, 890 THL, Hite-Bowman-Hall Family Papers, 168 WFCHS; John P. Hite Diary, 191 THL MMF
CITE AS: Hite Family Association Collection, 1465 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.
Hite Family Association Newsletters, Fall 1992 to Spring 2019, digitized (PDF) to flash drive (in envelope)
Heyd Family of Kusel, Baumholder, Pfeffelbach, and Hinzweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany in the 17th and 18th Centuries by Richard Hite, 2005, self-published, 18 leaves, printed NOT DIGITIZED
Correspondence – Feigley and Powers, 1977-1994, 5 pages, manuscript; 2 leaves, manuscript; 1 leaf, typescript
“Descendents of Colonel Abraham Hite,” by Helen Hite Sallee, 1 item, 26 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
Genealogy and Supporting Documents: Powers and Scott ancestry, Berry, Clagett, Ferree, Grove Families, unnumbered leaves
Genealogy and Supporting Documents: Hite, McPherson, Powers, Richards, Scarlett, Scott, Taylor families plus miscellaneous notes, unnumbered leaves
“The Heyd Surname: Research Reports from German Villages (Hayd/Heid/Heidt/Heit/Heyd/Heydt/Heyt),” by Richard Hite, 2005, self-published, 16 leaves, printed NOT DIGITIZED
“Historic Winchester and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia,” published by the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, no date.1 item, printed
Hite, Gabriel Jones (1799-1866), 2 leaves typescript
Hite, Gustavus A. (Gus) (1825-1866), 2 leaves, typescript
Hite, John R. (-1906) - "The Estate of John R. Hite, An Incredible Probate," by James M. Hotchkiss, Jr., 2 items; 2 leaves, typescript (photocopy); 35 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
Hite, Jost – birth order of surviving children by Richard Hite, Spring 2006, 2 leaves, typescript
Hite, Martha (1829-1906) Descendancy Chart, family group records and notes, 20 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
Hite Mine (California), 1 item, 3 leaves typescript
“Hite Family in the Civil War” by Gene Betit,  40 leaves, typescript Do not reproduce in entirety or publish without permission of author.
“The Hite Families in Jefferson County” a picture narrative in the Magazine of Jefferson County Historical Society, Vol. XXI, 1965, 1 item, 59 pages, printed NOT DIGITIZED
“Hite” – History of the family from the 17th century including maps and genealogy, 8 leaves, manuscript on printed form; 15 leaves, printed (photocopy); 8 leaves, typescript; 5 leaves, manuscript; 2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)
McPherson, Robert; Will, September 25, 1775, 1 page, manuscript
“The Name and Family of Hite or Hight” compiled by Media Research Bureau1 item, 10 leaves typescript (photocopy)
Schnebly, Dr. Jacob, Powers, Philip H. Jr. Family Bible Pages, 1707-1903, including births, marriages and deaths for Schnebly, Powers and Grove family members, 3 leaves, l page, manuscript
Wightman, Hazel Hotchkiss (1866-1974), 3 leaves, typescript